Opinion | Charlotte voters need to hear about the bonds on the ballot

Without more information, there is no guarantee that voters will support the nearly $200 million in capital spending on this year's ballot.
By Jennifer Roberts | September 11, 2020

5 takeaways from the Charlotte primary vote

Charlotte will have a new mayor come December. Incumbent Jennifer Roberts got bounced in Tuesday’s Democratic primary by Mayor Pro […]
By Glenn Burkins | September 13, 2017

Black Political Caucus endorses Vi Lyles in Democratic race for mayor

Lyles released a statement on her campaign’s Facebook page thanking the caucus for what she called a "historic early endorsement.”
By Glenn Burkins | May 22, 2017

Joel Ford: Economic boycott of N.C. would ‘punish working families’

Ford, a likely candidate in next year’s Charlotte mayoral race, said he would continue to work with state lawmakers to repeal HB2.
By Glenn Burkins | December 23, 2016

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts unveils effort to improve after-school programs

While open to all, Charlotte Next is designed specifically to assist families and out-of-school programs in areas of the city where poverty rates are high.
By Glenn Burkins | December 13, 2016

City Council member Vi Lyles says she may run for mayor

She would join fellow Democrat state Sen. Joel Ford in a potential bid to unseat current Mayor Jennifer Roberts, also a Democrat.
By Glenn Burkins | December 12, 2016

Joel Ford says he may challenge Jennifer Roberts for Charlotte mayor

Ford, a three-term state senator, said he would take the next 60 days to meet with community leaders and prepare a campaign.
By Glenn Burkins | December 7, 2016

Charlotte clergy, civil rights leaders issue demands following police shooting

Led by North Carolina NAACP President William Barber, a coalition of civil rights and clergy leaders announced a list of demands Monday in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.
By Celeste Smith, The Charlotte Observer | September 27, 2016

Putney: The family of Keith Scott will get to see police video

Chief Kerr Putney of CMPD said the family of Keith Scott -- but not the public -- will be allowed see video of the police shooting that claimed the life of the 43-year-old Charlotte man.
By Glenn Burkins | September 22, 2016

Putney: Keith Lamont Scott was carrying gun when killed by CMPD officer

Chief Kerr Putney said repeatedly Wednesday morning that the man shot and killed by a CMPD officer in north Charlotte on Tuesday was carrying a gun when officers confronted him.
By Glenn Burkins | September 21, 2016