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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|1 Comment

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

Civitas: NC healthcare on “downward spiral”

The Civitas Institute released a study saying NC helathcare is on the wrong path.
A compilation of several major health care indicators reveals that state policies designed to improve health care in North Carolina have failed. Health insurance costs are rising more rapidly than the national average, more children lack health coverage and the most vulnerable […]

By |September 29th, 2008|Politics 2008|0 Comments