At-Large Democratic candidates for County Commissioner back out of debate

Democratic Mecklenburg County Commissioners Dan Murrey, Jennifer Roberts and Harold Cogdell, Jr. have decided not to participate in a debate tentatively scheduled for tonight.

The debate was to be sponsored by Speak Out Charlotte, a conservative talk show on cable access  moderated by Republican former county commissioner Jim Puckett.

Puckett said in an email that news media had been invited to watch the debate live and “therefore negate any chance of ‘shenanigans’ or report on anything that appeared ‘unfair.’”

The Democratic at-large commissioners issued the following joint statement: Continue reading

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Flight of Honor postponed due to conflict with Liberal rally

The World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Flight of Honor for World War II Veterans scheduled for October 2 has been postponed to Tuesday, November 9. The postponement was due to the complications of a rally in Washington the same day. The rally, called “One Nation Working Together,” will feature the N.A.A.C.P., the A.F.L.-C.I.O., the National Council of La Raza and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Continue reading

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