Politics

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Community banker Pat Horton is taking aim at the seat held by Cabarrus Commissioner Liz Poole

Leading banker announces bid for Cabarrus Commission

Veteran business leader and banker Pat Horton will run for the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners. The regional president for Uwharrie Bank’s retail banking division is steeped in the Cabarrus community, having been a mainstay at First Charter, which was acquired by Fifth Third in 2008. This is Horton’s first run for elected office. Her […]

Political Academy enrollment period is open

March 22. Registration is open for the 2019 Academy of Political Leadership hosted by the Lake Norman Chamber and the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce. The academy, which has room for six people from Mecklenburg and six from Iredell, is a nonpartisan program designed for anyone interested in running for elected office.  Previous attendees include  […]

Is N. Meck Alliance a ‘supper party with no supper?’

By Dave Vieser.  Analysis. It sounded good in theory: Create a regional transportation alliance for Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson. Officials in both Cornelius and Huntersville liked the idea, so back in 2017 they withdrew their funding and membership in the Lake Norman Regional Transportation Commission (LNTC) to formally establish a new transportation group, known as the […]

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Harassment differs by race, gender

    By Kate Stevens. Without many of the same resources to fight sexual harassment in the workplace as large corporations, small-business owners need to be aware of the type of work environment they are creating for their employees and have harassment policies already in place to handle problems if they arise. That’s according to […]

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$300 million Kannapolis project will further jump-start downtown

By Kate Stevens. An Alabama-based real estate development company plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in efforts to transform downtown Kannapolis through four proposed projects including the construction of office, retail and restaurant space. Corporate Realty Inc., of Birmingham, Alabama, plans to invest $300 million in new construction and the redevelopment of downtown […]

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​Regional clout: Newsmakers Breakfast ​Feb. 22 features all 3 N. Meck mayors

  ​The three mayors of North Mecklenburg will ​field questions from the audience at the Newsmakers Breakfast ​Feb. 22 at The Peninsula Club.​  ​The mayors—Woody Washam in Cornelius, Rusty Knox in Davidson and John Aneralla in Huntersville—show signs of cooperating on issues ranging from development to affordable housing, from I-77 to education. Their opinions, especially when they are in concert, […]

RCCC breaks ground for advanced tech center

Jan. 25. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has officially broken ground on a new Advanced Technology Center (ATC) at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. The Advanced Technology Center project is the result of collaborative funding by both private and public partners. The combined efforts and support of the Cabarrus County Bond Referendum ($9 million), Cabarrus […]

Social media played a role in who was, wasn’t elected

By Kate Stevens​. Social media plays a large role in how political candidates run their campaigns and interact with constituents and potential voters, but the online platforms also have the power to impact election results, according to local campaign experts. Look no further than the town of Davidson where one grassroots group with social media […]

Opinion: The power of social media in local elections

By Budd Berro. The North Mecklenburg municipal elections this past November provided the latest and most visible examples of the expanding role of social media in local politics.  With platforms such as Facebook and Twitter only becoming accessible to the general public around 2006, the next six years provided an opportunity for those and other […]

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Rusty Knox: People friendly with business background

By Kate Stevens. The future of Davidson lies in collaboration and team work with other north Mecklenburg towns and the city of Charlotte, said Mayor Rusty Knox on Dec. 14 just two days after he was sworn in as Davidson’s new leader. “Regionalism is going to be very important for how our area survives and […]

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