It was a close call but Charlotte and Mecklenburg County aka Meckburbia somehow avoided having Nick Mackey as sheriff. Now comes Nick Mackey Jr, if the form of Antoine Ensley who has the backing of the Mecklenburg Black Political Caucus. Unless you want another thug in Charlotte and Mecklenburg county gov-co you need to vote for Chipp Bailey tomorrow morning.
Cedar Posts seldom agrees with the Daily Fish Wrapper's Editorial Board but I'll make an exception when they endorse Chipp Bailey as they did this weekend. More on Sheriff Bailey here.
Speaking of Nick Mackey, the Charlotte Observer is reporting that early today his license to practice law was suspended for failure to truthfully complete his bar exam application. Surprised?
Warren Turner says that he will address the charges against him at tonight's City Council Meeting. Honestly he needed a P/R handler years ago, at this point he would be better served if he would just shut up, unless he's going to resign. Of course then pigs would also fly and Morris Jenkins would get a call fix the a/c at you know where.
Harry Jones, has a pretty good sized budget short fall to work out for next year and Cedar Posts hears that one idea from Jones' office is to close the Grady Cole Center and stop the funding of Memorial Stadium.
If sources are correct the RIF "Reduction-in-Force" plan that Harry Jones will present on May 18 will eliminate the staff positions to keep these facilities open and operational.
The back story is that if Jones has his way both would soon see the wrecking ball with the property sold to developers to help raise cash and continue to fund the county's massive payroll.
Some history, the real name is the American Legion Memorial Stadium named to honor those men of Mecklenburg County who had died in the great war, World War I and at one point it was considered a pretty impressive place. Soon after it was completed Charlotte hosted President Roosevelt, which was quite an honor for such a small town.
Leave it to someone like Harry Jones to come up with the idea to tear it down.
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