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Bales will seek 2nd term as Huntersville mayor

March 20. Announcing plans to seek a second term as mayor of Huntersville, Melinda Bales said she will work on a number of additional initiatives including a safe route across Hwy. 73 for greenway users, a microtransit program for high school students to access the early college program at CPCC-Merancas and an information technology business […]

Letter to the Editor: Smithville residents have been heard

Response to “Opinion: Former Commissioner Thurman Ross calls for Smithville residents to have better representation in Smithville revitalization plan.” March 14. By Scott Higgins. [Opinion] The revitalization plan for Smithville has come a long way. I have witnessed meaningful dialogue and progress in revitalizing Smithville over the last two years. To be overly critical seems […]

Sustainable Electricity We Can Rely On

Jan. 12. [Opinion] By Gov. Roy Cooper. North Carolinians deserve reliable, sustainable electricity at a reasonable cost, but because of increasingly severe weather and aging fossil fuel plants, that result could be less certain. That’s why we now have a plan to ensure more reliable and sustainable electricity by moving more quickly toward low-cost renewable […]

Familiar faces to remain on Meck County Commission

Nov. 9. By Dave Vieser. Two veteran Mecklenburg County officials—Democrats Pat Cotham and Elaine Powell—have been reelected to the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners. In the at-large contest, where voters could chose up to three candidates, Cotham was the top vote-getter with 29 percent of the vote. Over the years, she has developed a reputation […]

Chamber candidate forum Oct. 12 at Town Hall

Oct. 12. The Lake Norman Chamber will host a candidate forum for NC House District 98, Mecklenburg County District 1 and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) District 1 on Oct. 12 at Town Hall. The forum, which will be held in the Community Room from 7 pm to 9 pm, will be moderated by Paul Cameron, […]

Coozies pulled from Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter pulls gun-friendly koozies, controversy erupts

June 22. By Dave Yochum. A tweet about products on the shelves at a Harris Teeter in Huntersville gained national attention when the grocer pulled the product from the shelves. The customer: Christy Clark, Democratic candidate for NC District 98 which includes Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson. She faces incumbent Republican John Bradford, a Cornelius resident, […]

UNC School of Government

Pandemic delays orientation for new Cornelius commissioners

Jan. 5. By Dave Yochum. A course specifically designed to help newly elected officials transition from campaigning to governing has been postponed due to the pandemic. The UNC Chapel Hill School of Government and the NC League of Municipalities hold a biennial orientation for newly-elected municipal officials called  “Essentials of Municipal Government.” Details —Cornelius’ mayor, […]

John Bradford, Christy Clark

As of today, it will be Bradford vs. Clark in NC District 98

Dec. 6. Former NC Rep. Christy Clark, a Democrat, has announced plans to run for her old seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives—which John Bradford won back last year. NC District 98 will be one of the most competitive races in North Carolina next year. In 2020 both President Biden and Gov. Cooper […]

NC Sen. Marcus ‘Town Hall’ Oct. 19

Oct. 18. NC Sen. Natasha Marcus will host a Town Hall discussion Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 7 pm to 8 pm via Zoom. She will provide updates on the NC General Assembly, including the state budget and redistricting, and give constituents an opportunity to ask questions. Attendees must sign up in advance to join the […]

Town Board cancels Nov. 1 meeting

Oct. 6. Unlike Huntersville and Mooresville, the Cornelius Town Board has canceled its Election Eve meeting on Nov. 1. The commissioners voted unanimously to cancel the meeting, which means one meeting in November on Monday the 15th. “Given that most citizens are focused on the election, and there aren’t any time-sensitive agenda items that will […]