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NC Sen. Marcus to hold Town Hall in Huntersville

March 22. NC Sen. Natasha Marcus will host her second Town Hall of 2023 this Thursday, March 23 from 6 pm to 7 pm at North County Regional Library in Huntersville. There is also an option to attend the Town Hall virtually. She will provide updates on legislation in the NC General Assembly and answer […]

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 […]

Former Cornelius Mayor Nannie Potts to be honored this month

Jan. 6. Unity in Community North Mecklenburg, Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church and Davidson Presbyterian Church are celebrating the late Nannie Potts and you are invited. The groups are holding a Martin Luther King Jr. day celebration to honor Potts, the first and only Black mayor of Cornelius. Potts was elected to the Cornelius Town […]

Meck County Board, with one new member, holds first meeting tonight

Dec. 6. The first meeting of the new Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners will be this evening starting at 6 pm. The county board, which sets the tax rate for the bulk of property taxes throughout the county, consists of nine members: Leigh Altman – At Large: Commissioner Altman is serving her second term on […]

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 […]

Melissa Easley unseats veteran CMS board member

Nov. 9. By Dave Vieser. With two candidates for Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board District 1 splitting the Republican vote, Democrat candidate Melissa Easley won decisively, with incumbent Rhonda Cheek and newcomer Ro Lawsin coming in second and third. Easley: 18,510 Cheek: 14,542 Lawsin: 10,711 Fountain: 9,447 Fisher: 7,663 Two other independent candidates—Bill Fountain and Hamani […]

John Bradford and Christy Clark

Updated: NC District 98 race heats up as Early Voting begins

Oct. 20. By Dave Yochum. The third time John Bradford, a Republican, and Christy Clark, a Democrat, square off in the NC District 98 contest appears to be the most contentious. Cornelius Police have placed Bradford’s home on a watch list after partisan Facebook posts included pictures of his home and compared it to Tara […]

Vote early, starting tomorrow

Oct. 19. Residents can begin casting their ballots tomorrow in the 2022 general election. One-stop early voting sites are open Oct. 20 through Nov. 5. Visit the Board of Elections web page at MeckNC.gov/BOE to register, confirm a registration, learn about early voting, check your polling location and view your sample ballot. Election Day is […]

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, […]