Stories written by Eric Rowell
Eric resides in Huntersville with his family and is an attorney licensed in two American states. He is an avid reader of America's greatest author, Bill Watterson, and is also President of the Mecklenburg County chapter of the Javier Colon fan club.

Huntersville Police Chief Wants an Armored Vehicle

This is an open letter to Huntersville Chief of Police Cleveland Spruill in response to his attempt in last week’s Huntersville Herald to justify using taxpayer money to purchase an armored vehicle which read more like an advertisement for Lenco, Inc. than an objective news story. The story can be read here. I found it […]

June 15, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

Observations on the Proposed FY15-16 Huntersville Budget

Another Huntersville focused article ahead in case you want to stop reading now. I delivered the remarks below during the public comment session for the proposed FY15-16 budget at the Huntersville Town Board meeting on Monday, May 18. You can view the entire budget here along with the Town Manager’s summary here. I was the […]

May 20, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

Random Thoughts From Huntersville

My family relocated to Huntersville from south Charlotte in late 2013 so I’ve not quite been here two years. Below are a few Huntersville-focused random thoughts (à la Thomas Sowell) because I haven’t yet taken the time to turn any of these into full-length articles. – I recently completed Huntersville 101, a nine week civics […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

Protectionism Revisited: Shop Small Saturday and the Modern Buy Local Movement

Consider this more an informative piece for Pundithouse readers rather than an attempt to persuade. If you’re a buy local supporter, great, good for you. If you want to buy all your presents from Amazon this year, good for you too. But in an effort to prepare Pundithouse readers to be inundated with #shopsmall hashtags […]

November 26, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,National | Read More »

A Petition To Ban All Unhealthy Behaviors In Mecklenburg County

The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners (“MeckBOCC”), while exercising the powers of a local board of health, will soon be voting to ban all smoking and tobacco use in County, City, and Town buildings, as well as vehicles, county parks, and public grounds. MeckBOCC Health and Human Services Committee members George Dunlap, Karen Bentley, and […]

October 13, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

NC Constitutional Amendment to be on the Ballot in November

Consider this a public service announcement for PunditHouse readers. How many of you were aware there was going to be a constitutional amendment on the ballot this November? I only found out about this amendment referendum in early April of this year so don’t feel bad if you answered in the negative. I have asked […]

July 14, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,House Specials | Read More »

An Open Letter to the MeckGOP

Some thoughts on the current state of the Mecklenburg County Republican Party (“MeckGOP”) from a volunteer, registered Republican in Mecklenburg County, and former member of the executive board. This letter was spurred by the recent rules change that took place during the March 29th MeckGOP county convention, which Mr. Hine previously blogged about here. But, […]

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Char-Meck Beat,House Guests | Read More »

N.C.’s Antiquated Sunday Closing Laws

North Carolinians should be allowed to purchase alcohol at the grocery store before noon on  Sunday. You can’t, however, because of the state’s “Sunday Closing Laws” outlined in N.C. General Statute 18B-1004(c) which states, “It shall be unlawful to sell or consume alcoholic beverages on any licensed premises from the time at which sale or consumption must […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,House Specials | Read More »

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