elections

What a Charlotte-area race says about GOP power in North Carolina

History would have been made in Cabarrus County no matter who won on election day. But by a margin of 629 votes, Democrat Diamond Staton-Williams became the...

Budd wins U.S. Senate race, but Mecklenburg stays blue. Plus: 50+ other results

While Republicans celebrated wins in the U.S. Senate and state legislature, the Charlotte area remained deep blue. Democrats maintain an 9-0 hold on the...

Axios voter guide for the November 2022 elections in Mecklenburg County

Nationally and statewide, the 2022 midterm elections are shaping up to be a referendum on abortion rights. But there is also a range of other issues on the...

Reader beware: “Heavily slanted” outlets in NC pretend to be legit news

“Local” websites with official-sounding names are cropping up and masquerading as legitimate news sites in cities across the country, including in...

NC GOP’s success hinges on lesser-known court races

The success of the Republican-led General Assembly’s agenda in the coming years hinges in part on two lesser-known races for North Carolina’s state...

Higher taxes to come? Ready or not, another revaluation is coming in Mecklenburg County

Amid an exceptionally hot housing market, Mecklenburg County is anticipating another dramatic increase in property appraisals as the revaluation nears. Higher...

The school board race in east Mecklenburg County is a fight over data

The rematch for the District 4 school board seat in Mecklenburg County is heating up. Carol Sawyer is striving to retain her position for a second term....

Political newcomer fed up with school systems faces House rep in Mecklenburg’s tightest Senate race

Two south Mecklenburg County women from prominent families are vying for the area’s most competitive state Senate seat. Rep. Rachel Hunt, a Democrat in...

Who does what in local government in and around Charlotte

We’re in the midst of election season, with important races on the ballot like county commission and school board. We wanted to step back for a minute,...

The outside groups inside school board politics

With the next election imminent, a number of newly formed interest groups are getting involved in local school board politics. State of play: Moms for Liberty...

U.S. Senate candidates Cheri Beasley and Ted Budd swing through Charlotte

North Carolina’s U.S. Senate candidates campaigned in Charlotte within days of each other, each joined by sitting, influential U.S. Senators from their...

Everything you should know about Mecklenburg County’s most overlooked race

In 2018, Cam Newton tallied 11 votes to be Mecklenburg County’s soil and water conservation district supervisor. It’s the last office at the bottom of...