Vi Lyles wins easy re-election as Charlotte mayor

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles coasted to an easy re-election victory Tuesday over a Republican opponent who barely waged a campaign. […]
By Qcitymetro Staff | November 6, 2019

Analysis: Making sense of Tuesday’s election results

The most obvious narrative may be the power of incumbency and name recognition.
By Glenn Burkins | September 11, 2019

Why Colette Forrest is stepping down as chair of Black Political Caucus

The longtime community activist acknowledges a growing frustration as she worked to strengthen the BPC to make it more relevant in local politics.
By Glenn Burkins | December 26, 2017

Joel Ford will seek re-election to his N.C. Senate seat

The three-term Democrat, who failed in his quest to be Charlotte's mayor, announced his re-election bid on Wednesday, hours after mayor-elect Vi Lyles secure the job he sought earlier this year.
By Glenn Burkins | November 8, 2017

Vi Lyles elected Charlotte mayor

Lyles made history by becoming the first African American woman elected to lead the city. Democrats won big in other races as well.
By Glenn Burkins | November 8, 2017

By 16 votes, Justin Harlow certified winner of District 2, but recount looms

The Mecklenburg Board of Elections certified the count on Monday after tallying provisional ballots.
By Glenn Burkins | September 18, 2017

Patrick Cannon will return to Charlotte this week to face a charge of voter fraud

The 49-year-old former mayor, currently serving time in federal prions, will be arraigned Wednesday in the Mecklenburg courthouse on a single charge of voter fraud.
By Glenn Burkins | March 14, 2016

Jennifer Roberts sworn in as Charlotte Mayor

Jennifer Roberts took the oath of office Monday night, becoming Charlotte’s fifth mayor in three years and pledging to make […]
By By Steve Harrison | December 8, 2015

Jennifer Roberts defeats Edwin Peacock to become Charlotte’s next mayor

After capturing more than 52 percent of the vote, Roberts will become the second woman to ever lead Charlotte city government.
By Qcitymetro Staff | November 4, 2015