politics

McCrory, Cawthorn lose. Plus 26 other election night results

It was an evening of brisk departures, expected victories and surprises in the North Carolina primary election. State of play: More than 109,000 people voted,...

Braxton Winston brings home most votes in Democratic City Council primary

Six years ago, Braxton Winston stood in a viral photo with his fist raised in front of a line of police officers to protest police brutality. On Tuesday, he...

Axios 2022 primary election guide for Mecklenburg County voters

Today is your last chance to participate in North Carolina’s primary election, if you didn’t cast your ballot during early voting or vote by mail....

Analysis: The real estate industry is backing local candidates

The real estate industry is helping fund Charlotte City Council elections, and the biggest donors are among the most prominent developers in town. State of...

Federal subsidy aims to tackle Mecklenburg’s broadband gap

A new federal program that makes internet service essentially free for low-income households could help some of the more than 100,000 households in Mecklenburg...

An east Charlotte abortion clinic became the epicenter of America’s abortion debate

Calla Hales ducks out the back door of the administrative offices for A Preferred Women’s Health Center, escorted by a security guard. A voice blares over a...

Local candidates aren’t being transparent about campaign finance

Ten candidates in the city’s upcoming elections failed to submit required campaign finance documents that help the public understand where their money is...

James “Smuggie” Mitchell’s complicated road back to political office

James “Smuggie” Mitchell says he has unfinished business as a public servant, but the road leading back to Charlotte City Council is paved with...

People of color are driving Concord’s growth

In a race for statehouse just north of Charlotte, a person of color could soon replace a longtime representative who has called Abraham Lincoln a...

5 takeaways on spending in Senate and Congressional races in N.C.

As both political parties vie for control of the U.S. House and Senate in the 2022 election, cash is flooding into North Carolina races. Why it matters: North...

Powerful political group endorses former mayor who took bribes

Charlotte’s most powerful political organization endorsed a former mayor who went to jail for taking bribes while in office. Driving the news: The Black...

Where the last of Charlotte’s housing bond money is going

Charlotte City Council voted unanimously Monday to spend $12.4 million and deplete the money from its housing bond referendums to create around 600 affordable...