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Mayor Knox running unopposed in Davidson; 8 running for Town Board

July 16. Mayor Rusty Knox is a shoe-in for a third term as mayor of Davidson; he’s running unopposed. Commissioners Jim Fuller, Matthew Fort and David Sitton are not seeking re-election. There are eight candidates for five seats on the Town Board. It’s a non-partisan race, with no official party affiliations. Here are the candidates […]

Melinda Bales, Jill Swain will run for mayor; 13-person race for Huntersville Town Board

July 16. If the Cornelius campaign season looks like a horse race, then Huntersville is the Kentucky Derby. There are 13 candidates for a six-member town board. Former Mayor Jill Swain, who was defeated by John Aneralla six years ago, will face Mayor Pro Tem Melinda Bales. Commissioner Brian Hines did not file to run […]

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It’s a horse race: Gilroy, Furcht file to run for Town Board

July 14. By Dave Yochum. Dave Gilroy, who served 14 years on the Cornelius Town Board before losing in 2019, and political newcomer Colin Furcht, have filed to run in the local elections this November. All five incumbent commissioners—Denis Bilodeau, Jim Duke, Dr. Mike Miltich, Thurman Ross and Tricia Sisson—have already filed to run for […]

North Meck candidate filings as of 11:45 am

  July 12. With four more days to file, the three mayoral candidates in North Meck are running unopposed. Commissioner Melinda Bales is the only person to file to run for mayor of Huntersville; likewise, incumbents Woody Washam in Cornelius and Rusty Knox in Davidson are unopposed in their bids for re-election. Of course, anything […]

All 5 incumbents have filed to run for re-election in Cornelius; newcomer running in H’ville

July 8. By Dave Yochum. Second-term Commissioner Denis P. Bilodeau has filed to run for re-election to the Cornelius Town Board. He is the fifth incumbent to file to run in the non-partisan November election. Four incumbents filed on Friday afternoon last week. Former Commissioner Dave Gilroy has said he plans to run again but […]

NC Sen. Marcus hosts online Town Hall June 16

June 15. NC Sen. Natasha Marcus will host an online Town Hall 7-8 pm Wednesday, June 16 that will include an MSN/assistant vice president at the Levine Cancer Institute who supports expanding healthcare access in North Carolina. Marcus will provide updates on legislative developments and give constituents an opportunity to ask questions. Attendees must sign […]

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Town posts Gilroy’s missing comments

May 5. By Dave Vieser. Former Town Board Commissioner Dave Gilroy spoke out against the Mayes Meadow rezoning at Monday’s board meeting, except the town’s video streaming system failed and Gilroy’s comments were neither seen nor heard that evening. This comes after his comments were cut off at the town meeting April 6. Some conspiracy […]

Counting on the Census: One new seat in Congress for NC

April 27. North Carolina gained 1 million residents over the last decade and one new seat in the US House of Representatives. The US Census Bureau puts the nation’s population at 331,449,281; North Carolina’s at 10,439,388 as of April 1, 2020. Population growth in North Carolina gives the state 14 seats in Congress and one […]

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Local elections could be delayed

April 13. By Dave Yochum. UPDATED. Will local elections be held this November as scheduled? Maybe not. The NC State Board of Elections is saying North Carolina might need to delay elections because 2020 US Census reporting is behind schedule. NC Sen. Natasha Marcus is asking town officials for feedback regarding whether there is a […]

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Gilroy’s comments at Town Board meeting cut short

April 6. By Dave Vieser. Former Commissioner Dave Gilroy appeared before the Town Board Monday evening to speak in opposition to a proposed increase in density among some of the rural portions of the town. “Once you raise the density, you can never reverse it,” he said. As a private citizen, he was allowed three […]