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Vi Lyles to face Kenny Smith for Charlotte mayor

Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles has won the city’s Democratic mayoral nomination in an upset victory over Mayor Jennifer Roberts. Lyles, a former city budget director and assistant city manager, garnered 46% of the vote, winning in virtually every corner of the city. Roberts received 36% of the vote, with N.C. Sen. Joel Ford […]

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Mayor McFarlane Will Not Be Turned Away from Democratic Party Events, Spokesman Says

In one corner, here’s Nancy McFarlane, candidate for a fourth term as Raleigh mayor, unaffiliated politically, but supported by many Democrats in previous elections. In the other corner, here’s mayoral challenger Charles Francis, a proud Democrat who won the endorsement and enthusiastic support of his local party leadership. In this context, when word got out […]

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Raleigh Mayoral Candidate Charles Francis Calls Mayor McFarlane 'Aloof, Disengaged'

Raleigh-born attorney and banker Charles Francis came out swinging against Mayor Nancy McFarlane on Friday, the day he filed to seek her job in the October 10 municipal elections. Francis, fifty-four, a Democrat, officially announced his candidacy this week to oppose McFarlane, sixty, an unaffiliated politician who has announced that she will seek a fourth […]

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Cora Cole-McFadden Won't Run for Mayor of Durham After All

Durham City Council member Cora Cole-McFadden says she will be seeking reelection to her Ward 1 seat in the fall, rather than running for mayor. Cole-McFadden made the brief announcement at the start of the council’s regular meeting Monday night. Mayor Bill Bell had endorsed Cole-McFadden for the upcoming mayoral race.…

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