Steve Harrison

Political Reporter

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.

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In an attempt to close a large gender gap before the Nov. 6 election, Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, campaigned in Charlotte Monday for Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris.

The 9th District congressional race featuring Republican Mark Harris, left, and Democrat Dan McCready could be upended by a new congressional map.
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Republican Mark Harris leads Democrat Dan McCready by five percentage points for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, according to a new poll by the New York Times and Sienna College.

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In the race for state Senate District 41, Republican incumbent Jeff Tarte and Democrat Natasha Marcus are trying to out-do each other’s opposition to the Interstate 77 toll lanes.

Ivanka Trump
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Ivanka Trump, whose official title is Adviser to the President, visited the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville Wednesday morning to learn about the facility, which prepares students for careers in automotive-related fields.

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The Republican National Committee announced Monday that its nominating convention in Charlotte will be held Aug. 24-27.

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said he will wait until after the 2020 Republican National Convention to disclose what CMPD buys with a $50 million federal security grant.

The Charlotte City Council will vote on switching to four-year terms. The council's budget committee agreed to send the issue to the full council.
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Frustrated by the demands of running for re-election every two years,  Charlotte City Council members are considering switching to four-year terms.