Recently at the Forum

Announcements

From 4-26-2016 Meeting

Larken Egleston announced the Mayor’s International Community Awards on Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Booth Playhouse. Tickets for $20-$25 here.

Peter Noris announced an outdoor luncheon fundraiser for his N.C. House 104 campaign on Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 4201 Chelmsford Rd. Details on Facebook. Flier here.

Lesha Dodson announced a Carolina Pop! Run 5K and 10K fundraising walk-run event for Carolinas Care Partnership, on Saturday, June 4 at McAlpine Park. Registration at 8 a.m., run at 9. Tickets $25-$40. Flier here.

Ben Thalheimer encouraged voters to participate in the June 7 primary for U.S. Congress seats. “I don’t expect much of a turnout, so everyone’s vote will really count in the June elections.”

Amelia Stinson-Wesley announced that she would leave next week for Cambodia on a trip involving assessing a remote jungle area for a health clinic, buying local crafts for sale in the U.S. as an economic development project, and making connections to halt human trafficking. Info on Facebook and here.

Dasling Dentistry will hold a free dental clinic on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m, at 8420 University Executive Park Drive, Suite 805. Info here.

LaWana Mayfield announced a Charlotte City Council District 3 town hall budget workshop on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.n.-noon at Steele Creek AME Zion Church, 1500 Shopton Rd.

Lorri Miller sent in an announcement that girls and teens age 4-19 may register for the Carolina Girls Rock Scholarship Pageant on Sunday, July 31. Registration deadline June 5. Details here.

Lorri Miller sent in a job opening for a contract sales position at Emind Wellness & Training Institute.

Natalia Diez sent in an announcement that Mary Belk’s N.C. House District 88 campaign would hold a fundraiser on Thursday, April 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Comet Grill, 2224 Park Rd. Suggested contribution levels $50-$500.

Joel Ford sent in a copy of the N.C. Department of Revenue list of services and goods that are now subject to the N.C. sales tax.

Joel Ford sent in a link to an article by Cedric Johnson “about how this tax swap – cutting income taxes and expanding sales taxes – is hurting middle- and low-income families in the state. PDF version here.

Martis King sent in an announcement of a free showcase of summer programs for youth 10 and up, to be held Saturday, April 30 at the Empowerment Center of Charlotte, 7925 N. Tryon Street, Suite 210. Some vendor spots available. Details 704-957-1244 or here. Flier here.

Stephanie Counts sent in the April 20 WIE Wednesday Update.

Carla Cunningham sent in her April 18 Raleigh Report.

Azizi Coleman sent in save-the-date for the Aug. 27 Sickle Cell Walk and the Sept. 18 Sickle Cell Sunday; and a flier with details about the Walk.

Graham Kelly sent in an announcement that Rep. Alma Adam’s 12th District campaign would hold a fundraiser on Thursday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, featuring Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock.

Kamikka Williams sent in a flier about a free Spring Fling of “networking, food, shopping and fun” on Saturday, May 7 at the Empowerment Center, 7925 N. Tryon St. Suite 201.

Dena Diorio’s April 25 Board Bulletin.

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Announcements Archive

Community Matters

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4-19-2016

Two pastors discussed nontraditional ways in which they are working with their flock to improve Charlotte.

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4-12-2016

Tamika Lewis and Robert Dawkins describe efforts to engage youth in undertaking neighborhood improvements of their choosing.

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4-11-2016

An update on the renovation under way at West Charlotte Recreation Cetner

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3-23-2016

Justin Harlow’s March update for the Five Points Community Collaborative.

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3-8-2016

Dianna Davis invites all to the Charlotte African American Festival March 31-April 3.

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3-1-2016

Malachi Greene was remembered today at his beloved Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum by people touched by a dedicated soul.

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2-23-2016

Elisa Chinn-Gary, Wilhelmenia Rembert and Queen Thompson: Three women who went first.

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2-16-2016

Sarah Stevenson’s message to Charlotte’s young leaders, on the death of MarShawn McCarrel in Ohio.

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1-25-2016

Charles Thomas named program director for Knight Foundation in Charlotte.

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1-19-2016

Willie Ratchford welcomed the Forum to its new home at Belmont Regional Center at 700 Parkwood Ave.

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1-12-2016

CIAA staff present on the upcoming basketball tournament in Charlotte

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1-7-2016

Tommie Robinson to be on Rachel Martin’s Sunday Jan. 10 radio show on NPR.

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1-5-2016

The Forum moves Jan. 19 to the Belmont Regional Center, 700 Parkwood Ave., Sarah Stevenson announced.

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12-15-2015

The Tuned In Choir helped make the 2015 Forum Christmas Party a festive gathering.

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11-24-2015

Co-chairs of the Opportunity Task Force explain what they’ve learned about economic mobility.

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11-19-2015

Long-delayed renovation at West Charlotte Rec Center may start in January.

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11-19-2015

QCityMetro profiles J’Tanya Adams’ work spearheading Saturday’s Internet and Computer Bazaar to provide more low-income families access to the Internet.

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11-19-2015

Charlotte Post outlines education workshops about upcoming Kwanzaa celebration.

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10-24-2015

Observer profiles Sarah Stevenson on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

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10-20-2015

Sean Garrett, six months into the top job at United Way of Central Carolinas, pitched community conversations and rebuilding action for community improvement.

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Community Affairs

Education

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4-26-2016

Carlenia Ivory describes a project working with 21 high school students and their families.

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4-19-2016

CMS Board Chair Mary McCray offered an update on assignment and the superintendent search.

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4-5-2016

Brenda Robinson gave this update on the area visits by the Traveling Space Museum and NASA Space Camp.

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3-22-2016

Dorothy Counts-Scoggins and Bonita Caldwell shared their experiences with leadership.

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3-15-2016

CMS Supt. Ann Clark and CMS Foundation Executive Director Sonja Gantt.

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3-8-2016

Blanche Penn: “I’m a freedom fighter.”

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3-8-2016

James Ford with an update on his job at the N.C. Public School Forum, and a defense of helping children, not blaming them for the lack of support from home.

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3-1-2016

Carlenia Ivory issued an appeal for turnout at a CMS Policy Committee meeting.

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2-23-2016

Former CMS principal Ken Simmons says “bad” schools” serving minority students can be fixed “overnight.”

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2-9-2016

CMS officials pitch participation in student assignment survey.

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1-31-2016

Take the community online survey designed to assist the school board redesign CMS student assignment.

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1-19-2016

Five speakers including Kayla Romero argued OneMeck’s case for schools that work for all children.

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11-24-2015

Brenda Robinson, an African-American “first,” uses her aviation experience to give back to young people.

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11-17-2015

Carlenia Ivory and Dr. Yolonda Holmes make plea for mentors at West Meck High.

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11-10-2015

Terrell Ivory discusses his recruitment of minority students to Phillips Academy in Massachusetts.

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9-22-2015

Queen Thompson on why CMS is naming a new school for her grandfather, Lawrence Orr.

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9-22-2015

Ken Simmons led a group presentation on appoaches to education at majority-African American schools.

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9-8-2015

Janeen Bryant and six other candidates for CMS Board of Education.

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9-1-2015

N.C. Sen. Joel Ford claims CMS hiring freeze; Supt. Ann Clark says it applies only to teaching assistants.

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8-25-2015

Portia Motsapi thanks donors who helped raise tuition money for her first semester at JCSU.

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Education

Housing & Workplace

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4-5-2016

Jason (Jet) Jones brought his teacher (Maria Macon), his singing, his videos and his enthusiasm for an entrepreneurial approach to the world.

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3-22-2016

Bonita Caldwell, president of Beatties Ford Memorial Gardens, shared approaches to business leadership.

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2-2-2016

Juanita Miller, left, Carolyn Logan and Ken Koontz discussed making their way in organizations once closed to African-Americans.

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1-5-2016

Urban League CEO Dr. Patrick Graham on how League works inside for progress.

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7-28-2015

Entrepreneurial business owners and executives share some of their experiences.

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6-23-2015

Laura Clark and Christian Friend outline rebuilding efforts at old Boulevard Homes public housing site.

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6-9-2015

Officials from Charlotte Works called on CMS, CPCC and employers to make time for youth to learn work skills.

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5-12-2015

Google Fiber staffers on the status of the rollout of gigabyte-speed Internet access in Charlotte.

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4-14-2015

Dale Mullennix on Housing First, a trailblazing effort to end chronic homelessness.

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2-24-2015

Bob Morgan, president of the Charlotte Chamber, painted a picture of a diverse, growing city and a chamber trying to change with it.

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11-11-2014

Lucy Bush Carter, executive director of Friendship Trays, made this presentation Tuesday about the launch Wednesday of a new culinary job training program.

Young Entrepreneurs Network
9-2-2014

The Young Entrepreneurs Network is helping young business owners learn the ropes.

Breaking Barriers
2-11-2014

Anna Hood and Fannie Flono discuss breaking down barriers in the workplace.

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9-22-2013

Henry Rock wants to train Charlotteeans to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

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9-17-2013

Three speakers from different organizations focus on minority inclusion in the workplace.

4-23-2013

Fulton Meachem talks about the Charlotte Housing Authority about 6 months after his arrival as CEO.

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Housing & Workplace

Health & Etc.

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4-27-2016

Debra Weeks led an update on rebuilding the C.W. Williams Community Health Center.

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4-14-2016

Charlotte Post covers latest developments in revival of C.W. Williams Community Health Center.

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3-29-2016

Participants pulled off a total surprise for the guy usually behind the camera as they celebrated Steve Johnston’s 69th birthday.

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3-8-2016

Lucy Bush Carter describes the work and needs of Charlotte’s meals-on-wheels program.

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12-1-2015

Dr. Deborah Walker summarized her four-day presentation on diversity, multiculturalism, equity and inclusion.

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11-17-2015

Care Ring navigator Elana Congress summarizes upcoming deadlines under Affordable Care Act.

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10-19-2015

News outlets report on C.W. Williams Health Center audit going to commissioners.

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9-17-2015

Local papers write about situation at C.W. Williams Community Health Center.

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6-30-2015

Three nonprofits collaborate to provide medical care and medications to those without other options.

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5-26-2015

Training is available from Mental Health America of Central Carolinas to help spot mental health issues among family, friends and colleagues.

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4-21-2015

Staff from Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency described their efforts to assist sickle cell patients, and educate the public on disease.

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4-2-2015

Charlotte artist Tommie Robinson’s 2015 exhibition at Latibah Collard Green Museum featured the Environmental Series canvases that were part of his recent work as UNCC artist-in-residence.

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3-31-2015

Debra Weeks, new CEO of C.W. Williams Community Health Center.

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1-20-2015

Sandra Clory announced a Tai Chi class she is teaching at Myers Park Baptist Church.

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1-6-2015

Desmond Wiggan described investment services available from Primerica.

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12-9-2014

Nelson Adesegha on fallout from Chapter 11 filing at C.W. Williams Community Health Center.

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11-25-2014

Johnson C. Smith University to present one of its Arch of Triumph Awards to the Forum at its annual gala in April 2015.

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11-18-2014

Terry Ellington and Lesha Dodson on HIV/AIDS in Charlotte and the Carolinas, and the work of Carolinas Care Partnership.

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11-11-2014

Nelson Adesegha and Laurissa Adams-Hunt, board members for ailing C.W. Williams Community Health Center, offered an update on the center’s “reorganization.”

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10-7-2014

Radio personality Travis “Church Boy” Gilliam headlines session on the perils of unacknowledged depression.

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Health & Etc.

Government & Politics

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5-3-2016

Greg Phipps, city staff and other City Council members helped present a briefing on Charlotte’s proposed budget.

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4-26-2016

LaWana Mayfield gave an impromptu update on a community meeting on the city budget, and developments on West Boulevard corridor.

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4-19-2016

Joel Ford offered an update on issues likely to come up in the legislative short session beginning Monday.

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3-29-2016

An Open Forum began with a discussion of H.B. 2, the “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act.”

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2-16-2016

Five trailblazers on the early years of African-American participation in local government, and the work yet to be done.

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2-9-2016

Delegation of mayors from Albania explain their U.S. visit.

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1-26-2016

Four African-American women who went first reflect on where they’ve been, and where things stand today.

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1-19-2016

Kevin Tully explained the role public defenders play in making the criminal justice system work for all.

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12-8-2015

Alysia Osborne outlined work undertaken by Historic West End Initiative; legislative leaders reported on the concluded session, and on efforts to inspire voter turnout.

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11-17-2015

Open Forum included comments by Commissioners Chair Trevor Fuller about the difficult community issues that lie ahead.

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11-10-2015

Mecklenburg legislators give an update on the recently completed General Assembly session in Raleigh.

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11-10-2015

County Manager Dena Diorio reported on leadership changes, renovations and reorganizations.

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8-25-2015

Rhonda Foxx announces a Sept. 1 community forum at Rep. Alma Adams’ Charlotte office.

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8-4-2015

Kerr Putney, new Charlotte-Meclenburg Chief of Police, spotlights the need for officers to know their community.

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7-21-2015

Staff and City Council members explained transit plans for Charlotte, and the financing difficulties ahead.

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7-14-2015

Mecklenburg Republicans say the party is changing with the passing of a generation.

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6-16-2015

Retiring CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe and District Attorney Andrew Murray.

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6-9-2015

Vi Lyles, David Howard and Michael Barnes lay out differences on city budget vote.

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6-2-2015

Officers from Mecklenburg, 12th District and 9th District Democratic Parties outlined party strategy.

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5-26-2015

Joel Ford issues a call for black elected officials to work together.

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Government & Politics

Candidates & Ballots

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3-15-2016

Election results in Mecklenburg from March 15 primary.

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1-26-2016

Links to short presentations by candidates on the March 15 primary ballot.

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11-17-2015

Candidates for public office announce their intentions for 2016.

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11-3-2015

Election 2015 results.

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10-27-2015

Jennifer Roberts, Edwin Peacock answer questions at the Forum a week before the Charlotte mayoral election.

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10-13-2015

District candidates for Charlotte City Council.

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10-6-2015

Candidates for at-large seats on Charlotte City Council.

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9-29-2015

Dan Clodfelter, facing an Oct. 6 primary, spoke about mayor’s role and his plans for a full term. He was joined by GOP Council candidate John Powell.

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9-8-2015

Janeen Bryant and six other candidates for CMS Board of Education.

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9-1-2015

Five of the seven candidates in District City Council contests on the Sept. 15 primary ballot.

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8-25-2015

Laurence Bibbs, Bruce Clark, Julie Eiselt and Claire Fallon on Council at-large primary.

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8-18-2015

Seven of the 12 at-large candidates in the Sept. 15 City Council primary.

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8-11-2015

Five of the six candidates for Charlotte mayor in the September primaries make their case, answer questions.

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11-18-2014

Alicia Brooks thanked supporters for help during her election to be a District Court judge.

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11-11-2014

Resident Superior Court Judge Linwood Foust comments on changing demographics on the local bench.

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11-4-2014

Here are the winners of 2014 elections in Mecklenburg and North Carolina.

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10-28-2014

John Arrowood is one of 19 candidates for a single N.C. Court of Appeals seat.

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10-28-2014

Mark Davis, running for re-election to N.C. Court of Appeals, encourages listeners to vote their interests.

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10-21-2014

Irwin Carmichael and Chris Hailey spar over their proposals for the Sheriff’s Department.

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10-21-2014

Alma Adams is the Greensboro Democrat who won the Democratic nomination for the 12th District and faces Republican Vince Coakley on Nov. 4.

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Candidates & Ballots