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Voting early? Expect an hour wait today

[singlepic=242,320,240,,left] According to Roger W. Kortekaas, direct communications director for Mecklenburg County government, wait times today for people taking advantage of early voting is an hour at most locations. So far, about 17,000 Mecklenburg County residents have voted early. If you are voting today, Kortekaas says the following locations have the shortest lines:

CPCC – […]

By |October 21st, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments

New voters way up in N.C.

According to the State Board of Elections, there will be 850,00 new voters registered in North Carolina by November.  The latest registration report stated that there are more than six million voters registered in he state.  Around 2.7 million have registered as Democrats, and 1.9 million registered as Republicans.  1.3 million are unaffiliated. According to […]

By |October 20th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments

NC political upheaval, for a change

It used to be election season in North Carolina was a ho-hum affair. Republicans have dominated the state in presidential elections in recent years, so much so most presidential candidates don’t bother campaigning in the Tar Heel state. Not so this year. Barack Obama has spent $5 million in N.C. while McCain has spent $1 […]

By |October 12th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments

Finally, immigration court comes to Charlotte

For years, Rep. Sue Myrick tried to bring an immigration court to Charlotte. Finally, she has gotten her wish. The court will be located  at 5701 Executive Center Drive, which is off of Albemarle Road and will open November 4 of this year.
“This has been a long time coming,” said Rep. Myrick.  “An immigration court […]

By |October 9th, 2008|Mecklenburg County, Politics 2008|0 Comments

Dole votes no; Hagen says she would have voted no

Sen. Elizabeth Dole did not support the bailout package passed by the Senate last week.
Dole said Wednesday the proposal is “a government takeover of our economy with no protection for taxpayers.” While she said the relief package was an improvement over the Bush administration’s original plan, Dole said it does nothing to fix the housing […]

By |October 5th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments

Myrick to vote yes on bailout

Last week, Rep. Sue Myrick voted “no” on the bailout package proposed by Congress. This week, she’s going to vote yes–a sign the package will get passed. From Myrick’s office:

“I don’t want to have to vote for this bill, and I’m not defending it. It’s full of things that I don’t believe in.

But, we’re […]

By |October 3rd, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments