politics

Fundraising in the N.C. Senate race heats up

As expected, millions are pouring into the high-profile contest to replace U.S. Senator Richard Burr in 2022. Why it matters: In the purple state of North...

“Burn the ships”: Tariq Bokhari wants the GOP to take back Charlotte

The morning after another rager of a Monday night in local government, Charlotte’s most controversial city council member tapped the top of his Corkcicle...

North Carolina looks to Virginia as it considers medical marijuana

Marijuana advocates are hopeful that 2021 could be the year medical marijuana is legalized in North Carolina. Driving the news: The bipartisan NC Compassionate...

Republicans release updated nondiscrimination ordinance proposal

Council member Tariq Bokhari unveiled the second draft of local Republicans’ proposed nondiscrimination ordinance Tuesday. What’s happening: The...

Why Charlotte’s city council moved the 2021 election to 2022

Mark this on your calendar: City Council’s 2021 elections will now be in spring 2022, with a primary March 8 and the general election on April 26....

Charlotte elections delayed until 2022 under bill headed to Governor’s desk

The North Carolina General Assembly on Monday night approved a bill that would push local elections scheduled to be held this year in Charlotte and other...

Trump endorses Budd over McCrory in 2022 Senate race

Before former President Trump took the stage at the N.C. Republican convention Saturday night, representatives from Ted Budd’s Senate campaign asked a...

The new Vi Lyles meme says what everybody’s thinking

Let us archive this portrait of Charlotte in May 2021. A mayor. Fingers pressed to her forehead. Eyes closed. Papers all around. Two bottles of...

Why Charlotte’s mayor and city council could get a big pay bump

Mayor Vi Lyles and the 11 members of city council could see their pay increase substantially under the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022. Why it matters:...

Exclusive: What council Republicans really think of Charlotte’s big 2040 plan

Publicly, Charlotte’s two Republican city council members have kept it collegial with Democrats while working to get the 2040 Comprehensive Plan revised....

Pat McCrory is running for Senate

Pat McCrory, the seven-term mayor Charlotte loved who became the one-term governor Charlotte helped vote out, is running for higher office now: U.S. Senate....

Analysis: Suburban voters make up 60% of N.C.’s GOP defections

More than 20,000 North Carolina voters have left the Republican Party to become unaffiliated since Election Day, and nearly 60% of them are from suburban...