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Can the Republicans take the state Senate?

With seven Democrats retiring in the N.C. Senate, Republicans think they might be able to win a majority for the first time in 112 years.

By |February 16th, 2010|Election 2010, Raleigh|3 Comments

Bill Brawley files for District 103

As expected, Matthews resident and former town commissioner Bill Brawley filed to run for the District 103 seat being vacated by Jim Gulley. That brings the candidate total to three for District 3: Brawley and Lloyd Austin, both Republicans, and Ann Newman, a Democrat.

By |February 11th, 2010|Election 2010|0 Comments

Myrick to dialogue with Muslim community

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) today announced a ‘Conversation with America’ town hall meeting to be held on February 25th at 7:30pm at the Government Center of Charlotte. During this town hall meeting, Rep. Myrick will dialogue with the local Muslim community. The event is free and open to the public.

By |February 2nd, 2010|Washington|0 Comments

Myrick signs onto bi-partisan (!!) affordable housing bill

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) has joined the entire North Carolina Congressional delegation in supporting an affordable housing bill that will allow nonprofit organizations to promote responsible homeownership for low-income and disabled individuals and families.

The Nonprofit Mortgage Licensing Clarification Act, H.R. 4400, was introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler (NC-11), and amends the Secure and Fair Enforcement (S.A.F.E.) for Mortgage Licensing Act to exempt nonprofit groups – such as Habitat for Humanity – from certain regulations and federal licensing requirements.

“Even before I was elected Mayor of Charlotte, I was involved with Habitat for Humanity,” Rep. Myrick said. […]

By |February 1st, 2010|Washington|0 Comments