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Local NC senators cruise to wins

Nov. 8. By Dave Vieser. Incumbent NC Senators Natasha Marcus (D) and Vicky Sawyer (R) scored impressive victories this year, both running in newly formed districts within North Mecklenburg and Iredell counties. Marcus’s new district encompassed the eastern segment of Cornelius, but she also gained a portion of Davidson and West Charlotte during redistricting. She […]

NC Rep. Bradford requests $3 million for Smithville revitalization plan

June 3. NC Rep. John Bradford has submitted a formal NC House budget funding request for local projects, including $3 million for the Smithville redevelopment plan. The other requests include $150,000 for studying ocular melanoma, as well as $3 million for the Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics Center. For the Town of Davidson, Bradford has […]

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All eyes focused primarily on US Senate contest

April 29. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Town Hall, often near the top of daily Early Voting totals, saw just 65 voters yesterday, the first day to cast your ballot in the Mecklenburg County primary. County-wide, 1,417 people voted at 16 locations. We’re used to seeing a dozen or more candidates and supporters outside Town Hall. […]

Congressional Maps Stand: US Supreme Court

March 8. By Dave Vieser. It’s over. The on-again. off-again redistricting maps for North Carolina congressional races will stand. Late Monday afternoon, the US Supreme Court decided to allow congressional maps that had been approved by state courts in North Carolina to stand. Election experts believe the decision may give Democrats an edge in some […]

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 […]

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NC judges weigh in on redistricting plans

Feb. 23. Updated. By Dave Yochum. A panel of North Carolina judges adopted yet another new map for districts statewide. It is different from the one drawn by Republican legislators, and already coming under fire. The judges also approved the state House and state Senate maps as part of the decision, but not the US […]

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NC Supreme Court strikes down redistricting maps so it’s back to the drawing board

  Feb. 7. By Dave Vieser. GOP-drawn district maps that would have likely given Republicans more control in North Carolina have been rejected by the North Carolina Supreme Court. In a 4-3 decision released Friday evening, the court said the Republican maps violated the state constitution’s free elections clause, the equal protection clause, the free […]