Charlotte’s new mayor
For those who voted, cable deal was an issue; some wonder: What happens to regionalism?
In recent years, officials in north Mecklenburg and south Iredell have begun working more closely on issues of regional interest, from transportation to regional planning to the joint purchase by Davidson and Mooresville of the local cable TV system. Mayors have played a big role in promoting that sense of regionalism. But now some in the region are wondering if that process can stay on track following Tuesday’s surprise results in Mooresville, where two-term Mayor Bill Thunberg was ousted by just 16 votes by a political newcomer who ran against Town Hall. Read the full story