Government Reporter, Charlotte Observer
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campaigntracker.blogspot.com — Democrat Chipp Bailey, Mecklenburg County's sheriff since 2008, doesn't expect to run again when his term expires next year. "I'm not going to make a definite decision until February," Bailey said Monday. "But I'll just say this. ... I'll have 41 years at the end of this term in law enforcement in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
charlotteobserver.com — When voters elect a new Charlotte mayor this fall, they will be handing him or her a long list of tough questions to confront. How do you build consensus in an increasingly diverse community that tends to segregate by race and income?
charlotteobserver.com — During his 27 years in local government, Bobbie Shields has worked with little fanfare on some of Mecklenburg County's most significant projects, including the new uptown baseball stadium and the Little Sugar Creek greenway expansion. But the firing of former County Manager Harry Jones last week has thrust Shields into a larger, high-profile role as interim county manager.
stevebuttry.wordpress.com — Advice for editors: Ask, don't tell May 17, 2013 by Steve Buttry This continues a series on advice for new top editors in Digital First Media newsrooms. Sometimes a new editor inadvertently squelches staff creativity and initiative by telling staff members what they should be doing and how.
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