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Tarte loses; Clark leads Bradford by fewer than 500 votes

Nov. 6. 11 PM. A leading Republican legislator has lost his seat in the North Carolina Statehouse. Challenger Natasha Marcus trounced incumbent Jeff Tarte, a former Cornelius mayor, in the race for NC Senate District 41. With 17 of 28 precincts reporting, Marcus, a Davidson resident, had 56 percent of the vote to Tarte’s 43 […]

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She says, he says: NC Senate 41 candidates will face off tonight

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce says it is hosting the only candidate forum tonight—7 pm at CPCC Merancas Campus—that features both Jeff Tarte and Natasha Marcus, the Democrat that is taking on the NC Sen. District 41 incumbent. It appears to be true, although the candidates disagree. Marcus, a Davidson resident, said she has […]

Vote early, not often for Congress, legislators, judges, transportation bond

Oct. 11. Early voting starts Wednesday Oct. 17 at Cornelius Town Hall. A new expanded schedule means voters can cast their ballots from 7 am to 7 pm, weekdays, Oct. 17 through Nov. 2, as well as Saturday Oct. 27 from 10 am-5 pm, Sunday Oct. 28 from 1-4 pm and  8 am to 1 […]

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It’s our lake, our drinking water

  May 6. OPINION. In an open letter to legislators, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett has called on them to revise SB 434 so that  cities, towns and counties can regulate environmental buffers on rivers, streams and lakes. The proposed legislation, approved in the Senate, would eliminate the 50-foot shoreline buffer that protects the Catawba and Lake […]

Sen. Tarte cancels fundraiser

Sept. 22. NC Sen. Jeff Tarte has cancelled a long-planned fundraiser in Matthews tonight because of the state of emergency declared by Gov. Pat McCrory in the wake of unrest in Charlotte. “I have chosen to postpone the fundraising event to be held tonight in Matthews. I ask if you need to be out and […]

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Tarte, business leaders, local officials call 11 am press conference

June 15. Just 17 hours after Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis muscled through a 5-0 no-confidence vote at Cornelius Town Hall, a former mayor of Cornelius will lead a press conference at 11 am today in Raleigh with another NC senator. Sen. David L. Curtis (R-Lincoln) and Sen. Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg) will hold a press conference  regarding […]

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Mayor issues detailed response to furor over State Capitol visit

June 11. In a prepared statement, Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis defended his trip to Raleigh, along with Davidson Mayor John Woods, in support of the controversial Public Private Partnership that is building toll lanes on I-77 between Charlotte and Lake Norman. Here are his comments: “On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, at 5:15pm, I attended a meeting […]

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County Commissioner calls censured mayor’s behavior ‘traitorous’

June 11. ANALYSIS. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis chose June 8, “Town Hall Day” in the NC State Capitol, to express his personal views on widening I-77 to NC Sen. Philip Berger, the man who has so much to do with the ebb and flow of legislation in Raleigh. It was a peculiar […]

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For whom I-77 tolls: Summit planned in next 10 days

UPDATED 6:40 PM Nov. 9. NC Rep. Charles Jeter will convene an I-77 summit within the next 10 business days to hash out ways to fix the controversial toll plan. The divisive issue led to resounding defeats on Election Day for officials like Mayor Jill Swain and Commissioner Sarah McAulay in Huntersville. Jeter said that “in direct […]

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Tarte advises ‘bullet vote’ for Stephenson for CMS board

Nov. 3. By Dave Vieser and Dave Yochum. NC Sen. Jeff Tarte last night urged voters to “bullet vote” for Jeremy Stephenson, apparently the only school board candidate to go on record in opposition to busing students in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. On his campaign committee letterhead, Tarte said “it is important for those of us […]

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