Steve Harrison

Political Reporter

President Donald Trump is scheduled to campaign in Charlotte next Friday for Republican Congressional candidates Mark Harris and Ted Budd, according to an official in the Republican party.

Charles Jeter

Republicans don’t care much that Charles Jeter is now a lobbyist. Ex-Legislators do that all the time. But some have been surprised at the gusto for which Jeter now lobbies for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools when he was once aligned with the GOP on education issues, like charter schools.

Steve Harrison

Last week, the first debate between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready took place in the WBTV studios, in front of only moderators and cameramen. It was subdued, even polite.

But Wednesday night’s Spectrum News debate at McGlohon Theater in uptown Charlotte was before an audience that was probably 70 percent McCready fans. For Harris, it was a road game.

State Rep. Rodney Moore
North Carolina General Assembly

The State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement Wednesday voted unanimously to refer a campaign finance inquiry involving Democratic State Rep. Rodney Moore to the Mecklenburg District Attorney, for possible criminal prosecution.

Michael Tomsic / WFAE

Five years ago, North Carolina passed a strict photo ID requirement. But it was used only twice — in the primaries in March and June 2016.

Steve Harrison

Democrat Dan McCready is still holding a sizeable fundraising advantage over Republican Mark Harris in the 9th Congressional District race, which is considered one of the most competitive in the nation.

Erik Hersman/ Flickr

North Carolina will vote on six constitutional amendments on Nov. 6 that were written by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.


Democrats believe winning N.C. Senate District 41 is one of their best opportunities to flip a seat in the N.C. General Assembly, one step toward breaking the GOP's "Super Majority" in the N.C. General Assembly.

Demcorat Dan McCready and Republican Harris Mark Harris debated Wednesday night in the 9th Congressional District race.
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In the competitive 9th District Congressional race, Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready debated for the first time Wednesday night.

Mecklenburg magistrates have been issuing more criminal summons instead of arrest warrants, even for violent crimes.
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In April, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say two people robbed a convenience store on Gibbon Road in north Charlotte. While pointing handguns at the clerk, they shouted, “Money, Money, where’s the money!” and then took cash, according to an affidavit from CMPD.

But instead of approving an arrest warrant for one suspect, a Mecklenburg magistrate issued a criminal summons, requiring him to show up in court next month.