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Opinion: The power of social media in local elections

By Budd Berro. The North Mecklenburg municipal elections this past November provided the latest and most visible examples of the expanding role of social media in local politics.  With platforms such as Facebook and Twitter only becoming accessible to the general public around 2006, the next six years provided an opportunity for those and other […]

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Rusty Knox: People friendly with business background

By Kate Stevens. The future of Davidson lies in collaboration and team work with other north Mecklenburg towns and the city of Charlotte, said Mayor Rusty Knox on Dec. 14 just two days after he was sworn in as Davidson’s new leader. “Regionalism is going to be very important for how our area survives and […]

Manufacturers bubbling with optimism as tax reform looks more like a ‘go’

Dec. 18. Things are looking up for 7,800 manufacturers in North Carolina. The National Association of Manufacturers says manufacturers’ optimism has risen to “unprecedented heights” amid the legislative progress made on tax reform. Nearly 95 percent of respondents said they are positive about their own company’s outlook. In fact, the optimism quotient is the highest […]

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New Beaty St. valuation is double Town of Davidson’s

The town is currently forming a committee to negotiate a contract with the developers, said Cristina Shaul, the town’s public information officer. The board of commissioners will eventually vote on the contract once it has been reviewed by attorneys for both sides, but Shaul said she is unsure when the vote would happen. Davidson Development […]

Hundreds attend anti-toll meeting in Mooresville

​B​y Dave Vieser. If there was any ​doubts t​hat people in Iredell County have significant concerns ​about​ the I-77 toll lane​s, they were erased ​in August​ ​when ​more than ​300 people showed up at the Charles Mack Citizen Center. The event was a community meeting on the controversial issue hosted by Widen I-77, ​the original​ […]

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Rusty Knox will run for Davidson mayor

Rusty Knox, the son of the late mayor Russell Knox, will run for mayor this fall. A well-known Realtor and singer, Knox says he was motivated to run by the Downtown Catalyst Study, which focused on developing four acres of town-owned land with the help of private investment. Knox’s have been on the Town Board […]

Kiger brings business savvy, not just education, to board

Blake Kiger brings a business perspective, not just an education perspective, to the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners. The newly appointed Harrisburg resident—and former Board of Education member—is the principal at Simon-Meyer Construction Consultants in Charlotte. The company provides third-party construction consultant services to clients in lending, development and property ownership. He said he is […]

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Veteran public servant leaving Cabarrus County Commission

Dec. 20. Grace Mynatt, a long-time public servant in Cabarrus County, has announced her resignation from the County Commission, effective immediately. Mynatt is 81 and ready “to appreciate that gift of time”  and spend more time with family. She was elected to the Board of Education from 1993-2006 and recalled to fill a vacancy in 2011-2012, serving as […]

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Anti-toll battle will continue in 2017; HB7 won’t get past Transportation Committee

Dec. 15. A bipartisan bill asking for an independent review of the bidding process around the I-77 toll plan—known as a request for proposals—looks like it will not get out of the key transportation committee in Raleigh. In an interview, NC Sen. Jeff Tarte stated: “The attorneys who signed this contract should be disbarred. It […]

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Chaz Beasley, John Bradford at Newsmakers Breakfast Dec. 16

N.C. Rep.-elect Chaz Beasley and Rep. John Bradford will be in the hot seat at the Cornelius Today/Business Today Newsmakers Breakfast Dec. 16 at The Peninsula Club. Beasley, a Democrat, was just elected to the House of Representatives in November. Bradford, a Republican, was elected to his second term. Bradford is a former Cornelius Town Commissioner. Beasley is […]

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