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Outmanned Old Party: The GOP in Charlotte, Past and Present

Not long ago, the Republican Party was a political force here, exerting influence on budgets and policies even when they lacked majorities on the City Council and county commission. Those days have gone, and plans for the 2020 Republican convention collapsed. What happened—and what might make the pendulum swing back?

The Man at the Center of That Viral Exchange on I-277

Ed.: Read an interview with the 16-year-old, Raymon Curry, here. Early Saturday afternoon, a demonstration that began in uptown moved onto Interstate 277. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police eventually guided protesters off the overpass without serious incident. But before then, near the Fourth…