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.
In a Waffle House, a man was overheard making threats against Barack Obama. Then he was arrested. WRAL has the full story.
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 spent on mailings and advertisements expressly advocating the election of Richard Burr for Senate in 2004.
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 McCrory are seasoned political vets, but with Munger in the debate, things will hopefully be a lot more interesting.