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Primary results: A few with particular local interest

March 6. By Dave Yochum. There were a few noteworthy local results in the primary elections, the Mecklenburg County Commissioner at large contest perhaps the most surprising among Democrats. Long-time Commissioner Pat Cotham—a frequent North Mecklenburg visitor–came in fourth. The top three at large Democrats  were Leigh Altman, Arthur Griffin Jr. and Yvette Townsend-Ingram. As […]

Bill Pittman, Marsha Herd outside Precinct 242/Jetton this morning

Primary voting under way at four locations in Cornelius

March 5. Super Tuesday—the biggest day nationwide for primary elections and caucuses before Election Day in November—is under way in 15 states, including North Carolina. Polls are open until 7:30 pm at four locations in Cornelius: —Community in Christ Lutheran Church, 7621 Norman Island Drive —Jetton Park, 19000 Jetton Road —Bethel Presbyterian Church, 19920 Bethel […]

Super Tuesday: Vote today from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm

March 5. By Dave Vieser. Today is Super Tuesday, when Republicans and Democrats have nominating contests in 15 states. Locally, there are at least two races which carry enhanced interest for voters: The Democratic Party primary in House District 98, which encompasses all of Cornelius, and the Republican Primary in the 8th Congressional District , […]

If elected to Congress, Bradford would move to District 8

March 4. By Dave Yochum. You’ve seen the TV commercials by now with John Bradford and his children. He and five other candidates are running in the GOP primary for the 8th Congressional District, which stretches from Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties to Robeson County to the east. So far, Bradford is the most visible. The […]

Early Voting for NC Primary under way

Feb. 15. By Dave Vieser. Early Voting for the 2024 primary being held in March begins today, Thursday February 15 and will last through Saturday March 2. Voters who wish to cast their ballots early may do so in Cornelius, Davidson or any other designated early voting site. Where Early voting is available at Cornelius […]

‘Listening session’ Jan. 8

Dec. 19. On Monday, Jan. 8 members of the Mecklenburg delegation to the NC Senate and NC House will host a listening session in the Cornelius Town Hall Community Room. This is an opportunity to tell them about the issues you would like them to work on in the 2024 Short Session and provide feedback […]

Brawley, Marcus will run for NC Insurance Commissioner

Dec. 11. NC Sen. Natasha Marcus says she will file tomorrow to run for Commissioner of Insurance against incumbent Mike Causey. She currently represents Senate District 41 which includes roughly half of Cornelius. Separately, former NC Rep. Robert Brawley has filed to run for insurance commissioner on the Republican side. He was first elected to […]

Ann Bradford with her son John Bradford meet voters at Cornelius Town Hall

NC Rep. John Bradford, a Cornelius resident, plans to run for Congress

[Update 11:30 am Dec. 11] Dec. 8. By Dave Yochum. Four months after US Rep. Dan Bishop announced plans to run for state attorney general rather than seek another term in Congress, NC Rep. John Bradford says he will run for Bishop’s seat. It turns out that A.J. Daoud, a former NCGOP district chairman who […]

NC hospitals sued 7,500+ patients, families over medical debt

Aug. 25. North Carolina hospitals sued 7,517 patients and their family members to collect medical debt from January 2017 through June 2022, according to a new study authored by Duke Law School faculty and the Office of State Treasurer (OST). Judgments total $57 million in medical debt owed by patients. Nonprofit hospitals were responsible for […]

GOP Rep. John Bradford and House Democratic leader Robert Reives are advancing the legislation.

Deregulating Blue Cross NC advances in NC House

April 26. By Lynn Bonner/NC Newsline. A controversial bill allowing the state’s dominant nonprofit health insurer to act more like a for-profit company pushed through a House committee Tuesday after an abbreviated discussion and a divided vote. The bill would allow the nonprofit, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, to create a holding company […]