Category Archives: Latest Charlotte Scoop

  • Mecklenburg Sheriff Irwin Carmichael is up for re-election next year. And in case you haven’t heard try to guess what he is auctioning off at his Fundraiser Saturday, February 17?  He is having a gun raffle! For the price of $50 a ticket you have the privilege of bidding on an assorted number of guns.  I hear members of the black and Democratic community are appalled.  Word on the Street  says Detective Garry McFadden, star of the true crime show “I am Homicide’ on the Discovery channel is seriously considering a run against Carmichael. Garry has served in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department for 35 years.  My prediction if McFadden takes on Carmichael?  A slam dunk win for McFadden,
  • US Senator Robert Pittenger held a fundraiser last week at Del Friscos with US Senator Lindsey Graham as guest speaker. About 50 attended.
  • Mayor elect (at the time) Vi Lyles held a party Sunday to celebrate her election to Mayor, She called it her Election Reception which was held at 3:00pm at FDY Corporate HQ on Wilkinson Blvd.
  • MeckGOP: a very small group of Republicans ( 7 to be exact) met with Dan Barry, the Union County Republican Chairman last week, to brain storm strategy  to increase  the Republican registration and turnout in Charlotte . This was in response  to the total  trouncing for Republicans in the November Charlotte election..  The meeting, as I understand ,was to see what changes could be made.  From what I heard the meeting  was a bust.
  • State Senator and candidate for Mayor Joel Ford: Joel Has been invited to speak at the upcoming North Carolina FreeEnterprise Foundation Annual Leadership Luncheon to be held December 6. He  is to speak to the assembled business leaders by delivering remarks concerning his priorities of the Senate Democratic Caucus and items of interest to the state’s business community.

Charlotte Buzz

  • Joel Ford: the State Senator and candidate for Mayor has a new adventure. As of November 1 he is an executive with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare System.
  • Bob Rucho: remember Bob, the former Mecklenburg County Commissioner and NC State Senator? He was the one who filed the bill to take away Charlotte’s airport from the City Of Charlotte and give it to an authority. Fortunately that went nowhere. He has retired from the state senate and from his Charlotte dental practice several years ago. Word is that he and his wife Teresa are selling their Mecklenburg home and moving to Wilmington, NC.
  • Julie Eiselt .  Charlotte’s top vote getter for  City Council At Large has been on a European trip before returning and being sworn in on December 4.  She is expected to be voted Mayor Pro Tem by her colleagues.
  • The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce: Their annual meeting will be held Tuesday, November 28 from 6:30 to 9:00 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Andrea Smith, Chief Administrative Officer of Bank of America and Charlotte Chamber outgoing Chairwoman will hand the gavel to Kendall Alley, Wells Fargo Charlotte Regional Bank President and  the Charlotte Chamber 2018 Chairman.  The Citizen of the Carolina award will be given to Johnny Harris.  Tickets are $75 which included two drinks tickets and heavy hors oeuvres.