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Candidate forum tonight

Oct. 6. Unity in Community, along with a number of local organizations, will hold three North Mecklenburg Community and Candidates Racial Equity Forums in October. Thursday, Oct. 6 | 6:30-8:30 pm Where: Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave, Cornelius In person or Zoom (Register here for tonight’s event) Candidates for: NC Senate District 41, NC […]

5 candidates have filed for District 1 CMS board seat

Aug. 12. By Dave Vieser. The CMS District 1 school board election in Mecklenburg County, delayed for a year by the late arrival of census data, just got more interesting. There are now five candidates. District 1 covers Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson and portions of North Charlotte. Filing closed at noon today. Here’s the lineup as […]

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, […]

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Sen. Tillis: North Africa faces famine because of war in Ukraine

May 24. More than 100 business and community leaders attended a Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce luncheon with US Sen. Thom Tillis last week at Northstone Country Club in Huntersville. Tillis discussed the impact of rising inflation and gas prices, the border crisis and his support for the $40 billion Ukraine assistance package. The Ukrainian […]

Campaigning at 202: David Buck, Tyler Lee, Derek Wilson

Primary Election: Polls close at 7:30 pm

May 17. Primary Day voting runs until 7:30 pm May 17 at assigned polling places in Cornelius and statewide. Per state election rules, voters who register independent can vote for either Republican or Democratic candidates in the primary, but not both. There were no lines at Town Hall (202), Bethel Presbyterian (208), Community in Christ […]

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Last-ditch appeal to US Supreme Court could change Congressional map

Feb. 28. By Dave Vieser. Just when you thought we had heard the last of appeals regarding new voting maps and districts in North Carolina, top state GOP officials said “not so fast” late Friday, filing an emergency appeal with the US Supreme Court. Their action is only directed at the new Congressional maps adopted […]

After appeals fail, candidate filing reopens today

Feb. 24. By Dave Vieser. All appeals filed with the NC Supreme Court regarding the new district voting maps in North Carolina have been denied, and primary filing begins today, according to the NC Board of Elections. The maps are final, as is and filing closes on March 4. The primary is set for Tuesday […]

How to apply for at-large seat on Meck County Commission

Feb. 17. Got a yen for public service? The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners is looking for someone to fill the at-large county commissioner seat vacated by Ella Scarborough through Dec. 5 of this year. Scarborough, who requested medical leave, is a Democrat, and you have to be one as well to apply. —The application […]

NC Republicans likely to vote on delaying primaries—again

Jan. 18. The state’s political primary rollercoaster continues: —A hearing in State Supreme Court on the morning of Wednesday Feb. 2. With primary filing currently scheduled to begin on Feb. 18, this raises serious concerns as to whether the state can meet the current primary filing dates leading up to the May 17 primary. —State […]

3-judge panel rules NC redistricting maps can stand; appeal likely

Jan. 12.  By Dave Vieser. A bipartisan three judge panel has unanimously ruled that the state primary may proceed with the new maps designed by the State Legislature which has a Republican majority. The panel composed of two Republicans and one Democrat stated that the process of designing the new districts was by its nature […]