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Meck unemployment rate up again

In June, the unemployment rate in Mecklenburg County was 6.1; in July it jumped to 6.7. That’s not a huge increase, but when you consider this is the highest rate for the county in at least 18 years, then there might be something to worry about.

By |August 22nd, 2008|Development, Politics 2008|0 Comments

Mecklenburg County man arrested for threats against Obama

In a Waffle House, a man was overheard making threats against Barack Obama. Then he was arrested. WRAL has the full story.

By |August 10th, 2008|Mecklenburg County, Politics 2008|0 Comments

Mint Hill man’s complaint nets $78,000 fine

Bluenc.com blogs about Mint Hill’s Thomas Strini who filed two complaints with the Federal Election Commission that cost the National Association of Realtors a nice chunk of change.

From BlueNC.com:
In a little noticed action in 2007 the National Association of Realtors was fined $78,000 by the Federal Election Commission for violations of election law including $282,500 […]

By |July 29th, 2008|Politics 2008, Real Estate|0 Comments

Libertarian gov. candidate back in debate

First he was invited, then he was uninvited, and now he’s been invited again. Mike Munger, Libertarian candidate for governor of NC and chair of the political science department at Duke University, will spar with Democratic candidate Bev Perdue and Republican Pat McCrory at Queen’s University October 15 from 7-8 pm. Perdue and […]

By |July 28th, 2008|Politics 2008|2 Comments