Running for Mecklenburg County Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor: Lord God King

The Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor  in Mecklenburg County could be in good hands next year if David Michael Rice wins. Earlier this year, Rice was a Republican candidate for County Commissioner at-large. The Charlotte Observer, in a candidate questionnaire, asked him what was one thing about himself that would surprise people. His answer? He was born Lord God King.

In June, after losing the primary, he filed to run for Soil and Water. He will compete against Dempsey Miller of Huntersville in the non-partisan race.

(Hat Tip: William Gray Newman via Facebook.)

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Mecklenburg County budget crisis mentioned in Time Magazine

Time Magazine recently featured an article on how the economy has affected states, counties and cities. Here’s what they say about potential library closings in Mecklenburg County:

This all comes as a shock to the folks of Charlotte, who long ago grew accustomed to seemingly endless prosperity. The seeds of Bank of America, among other empires, were sown there. “People are asking, ‘We’re Charlotte, North Carolina. We’re big banks. How did we get like this?’ ” says county budget director Hyong Yi. The answer is rooted in that once booming economy. As Charlotte burgeoned, the county approved $1.5 billion in bonds to build a new courthouse and new schools, expand its jails, improve its parks and — irony alert — open state-of-the-art libraries.

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