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Cintra’s HOT Lanes a HOT Mess

As reported last week, the locally reviled HOT lane proposal on I-77 in North Mecklenburg and South Iredell is moving forward.  The NCDOT announced that Cintra Infraestructures, S.A, a Spanish firm specializing in transportation infrastructure, was the apparent winning bidder for the project. The press release for the NCDOT gave limited details, and to date [...]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,Christian Hine | Read More »

Rep. Robert Brawley: My Concerns About the Senate Race‏

*State Representative Robert Brawley from Iredell County circulated the following letter on Friday afternoon regarding the current Senate primary: Which Thom Tillis are you supporting? Republicans have a number of qualified leaders and the NC General Assembly has served North Carolina well. While I would like to thank Thom Tillis for the benefits he has [...]

April 21, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

NCDOT Announces Winning HOT Lane Bidder…Drivers Lose

Despite significant public opposition to the proposed construction of High Occupancy Toll lanes (HOT lanes) in Northern Mecklenburg and Southern Iredell Counties, the Department of Transportation announced today that it has accepted a bid for the project from Cintra Infrastructures. From the NCDOT Release: The N.C. Department of Transportation announces the apparent successful bidder for its first [...]

April 11, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

Agenda 21 in Fisheries; Joint Federal/State Marine Law Enforcement

Agenda 21 is a UN resolution which outlines a global framework for managing resources, commodity consumption, and human population growth for levels that are considered sustainable. The resolution consists of action planks for national and local government implementation, such as: encouraging or discouraging (through social and economic incentives) the harvesting of food products based on the [...]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,Uncategorized | Read More »

Steinberg Draws Contrast with Pittenger Record of Obamacare Funding

With only a month remaining before the May 6 primary election, Republicans in the 9th Congressional District held their convention in Charlotte last Saturday. Taking the podium to address those in attendance, Mike Steinberg, Congressman Robert Pittenger’s conservative primary challenger, drew what might be the strongest contrast between two Congressional candidates of any Republican primary [...]

April 8, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

National Opposition to Common Core Visits North Carolina

“We’ve all heard of the NSA. Now, your school districts at the local level are collecting data on your kids every single day,” Whitney Neal told members of the Lake Norman Conservatives, a Cornelius-based civic action group. Neal is the Director of Grassroots Outreach for FreedomWorks and a former 8th grade school teacher; she visited [...]

April 3, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,National | Read More »

Voter Fraud Confirmed–Up to 765 Have Voted in Two States.

[Access complete BOE report is attached here>>> JointCommittee_April 2014 <<< and scroll to page 35 for blockbuster fraud information.] APRIL 2, 2014–Raleigh–Up to 765 voters have voted in both NC and at least one other state according to a report titled, “Presentation to Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee,” briefed to the committee today at the Legislative Office Building. [...]

April 2, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

After Bumpy Week on the Campaign Trail, MeckGOP Convention Looms for Team Tillis

Last week was maybe the roughest PR week yet for the Tillis Campaign in the run-up to the May 6th primary for the US Senate race.  How well he bounces back will be interesting to watch.  Here are the highlights of what went down: Wednesday, the Harris Campaign released results of an internal push poll.  The “poll” shows [...]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

Thom Tillis: After 8 Years, Only Tholl Roads

Last week John Rhodes, the former state representative from North Mecklenburg, held a press conference during which he urged an investigation into Thom Tillis’ “pay-for-play” tactics. To break nearly eight years of silence, Rhodes’ reasons must have been pretty compelling, and you can read about the” why” of it here. With Senate Candidate Tillis touting his [...]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests | Read More »

Rhodes Calls for Tillis to Step Down Pending Investigation

Former Representative John Rhodes stepped back into the political fray today at a press conference he called in Cornelius, NC.  Rhodes read from a prepared statement and didn’t take followup questions from the media.  He did suggest that more information was to come.  (The linked statement also includes supporting documents.) Among his talking points he [...]

March 21, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine | Read More »

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