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Concord mayor meets with governor, legislative leadership (Independent Tribune)

Concord Mayor Scott Padgett and members of the North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition met with Gov. Pat McCrory, Senate leader Phil Berger, and House Speaker Thom Tillis Tuesday in Raleigh.

The coalition, which is composed of the mayors of the state’s 28 largest cities and represents more than 3 million citizens, focused on issues important to […]

March 8th, 2013|

Woodson meets with McCrory at Mayors Coalition(Salisbury Post)

RALEIGH — Salisbury Mayor Paul Woodson met with Gov. Pat McCrory and other city mayors Tuesday for the N.C. Metropolitan Mayors Coalition.

McCrory hosted the coalition, comprised of leaders from the state’s 28 largest cities, at the governor’s mansion.

In a press release, Woodson said the meeting focused on issues important to the city and to others […]

March 7th, 2013|

Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins and coalition meet with Governor (WSIC)

RALEIGH – Mayor Miles Atkins and members of the North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition met with Governor Pat McCrory, Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis today in Raleigh. The Coalition, which is comprised of the mayors of the state’s 28 largest cities and represents more than three million citizens, focused on issues […]

March 7th, 2013|

McCrory says cities are NC’s economic engines (The Associated Press)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory says it’s important to him to work closely with mayors of North Carolina’s largest municipalities because the towns and cities are economic engines in the state’s recovery.McCrory met Tuesday at the Executive Mansion with about 20 leaders of the Metro Mayors Coalition who came to Raleigh. McCrory says it […]

March 6th, 2013|

McCrory meeting with mayors’ group he helped found (WRAL)

RALEIGH, N.C. -Gov. Pat McCrory is going to hang out with some of his old friends who lead North Carolina’s largest towns and cities.

The former Charlotte mayor scheduled a meeting Tuesday at the Executive Mansion with members of the Metro Mayors Coalition to discuss municipal issues. He planned to hold a news conference outside the […]

March 6th, 2013|

McCrory backs voter ID, pink licenses; asks mayors for help with drug courts (WRAL)

 Gov. Pat McCrory spoke with reporters Tuesday afternoon after meeting with members of the North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, a group he helped found when he was mayor of Charlotte.

 VOTER ID: Asked what he would say to people, like House Democrats, who say that requiring photo identification at the polls infringes on people’s rights to […]

March 6th, 2013|

DNA as crime prevention tool has risks, benefits (News & Record)

BURLINGTON — In a warehouse complex that used to be a fabric finishing plant, a man who once copied VHS tapes for a living may be presiding over the next big thing in crime fighting.

DNA:SI Labs is finalizing contracts with police and sheriff’s departments across the Piedmont Triad on a new DNA database. It’s the […]

February 25th, 2013|

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February 25th, 2013|

WNC crime lab moves ahead (Citizen Times)

ASHEVILLE — Lawmakers have taken a step in expanding crime lab operations in Western North Carolina, and a report from the Department of Justice details a multimillion-dollar proposal for a new facility that would appease law enforcement and judicial officials in the region.

State Sen. Tom Apodaca introduced a bill Wednesday that would supply millions of […]

February 8th, 2013|

Sen. Rucho pushing regional airport authority (Charlotte Observer )

RALEIGH- A state senator from Mecklenburg County acknowledged Wednesday that he’s one of the lawmakers pushing a bill to transfer control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport from the city of Charlotte to a regional authority.

Sen. Bob Rucho said he’ll push the change along with Rep. Bill Brawley. Both are Matthews Republicans.

“It is a huge economic […]

February 6th, 2013|