Mary C. Curtis: Confederate Monument Controversy

CHARLOTTE, NC — Over the last few weeks we’ve seen the removal of confederate monuments across the United States.

Here in North Carolina, the controversial “fame’ statue was removed from downtown Salisbury.

In Gaston county, a panel is having talks this week to decide the future of a confederate statue outside the courthouse.

Here’s WCCB Political contributor Mary C. Curtis with more on the debate.

POLITICAL WRAP: Pressure on States to Reopen; Biden Addresses Sexual Assault Allegation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Growing pressure on states to reopen, amid continued protests.

Monday, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will lift the state’s “home or work” order, with North Carolina set to enter phase one by the end of the week.

And Presidential candidate Joe Biden breaks his silence on a sexual assault allegation from a former Senate staffer.

Republican allege a double standard compared to the scrutiny faced by Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court nomination hearing.

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more in the video above.

Mary C. Curtis: Reopening NC & Relief Bill for Small Businesses

CHARLOTTE, NC — More COVID-19 relief is coming from a $480 billion dollar package for small businesses.

There’s also money for hospitals and testing.

The bill moves from the senate to the house where it is expected to be voted on Thursday.

South Carolina made the move to lift restrictions for some businesses.

WCCB political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more on what the move means.

POLITICAL WRAP: Calls to “Reopen NC” and Small Business Stimulus Program Runs out of Money

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The political and medical battle continues over when to re-open the states, with President Trump tweeting to “liberate,” backing protests in states led by Democratic governors.

And will there will be a second round of stimulus money for small business loans? A $349 billion rescue program ran out of money Thursday, just two weeks after it was launched. Could a deal be worked out soon?

Click above for more from our political contributor, Mary C. Curtis.

Mary C. Curtis: How U.S. Governors and Mayors Are Fighting Coronavirus

CHARLOTTE, NC — Governors and mayors across the country including the Carolinas have taken a lead role in confronting the coronavirus pandemic.

Many are giving day-to-day updates and holding press conferences to keep you informed.

WCCB political contributor Mary C. Curtis weighs in on how different leaders are responding.

Charlotte Talks: After Biden’s Comeback, 2020 Race Faces Super Tuesday Lightning Round

While the voting was still underway in South Carolina on Saturday, the former vice president made a quick side trip to Raleigh.

“Put me in coach, I’m ready to play,” Biden said at a rally at St. Augustine’s University.

If North Carolina voters on Tuesday give him back-to-back Carolina victories, Biden said “it’s a straight path to a nomination for president of the United States of America.”

But recent polls indicated a close race in North Carolina between Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Biden also appeared to be out-organized and lacking resources in many Super Tuesday states, particularly delegate-rich California.

What will the South Carolina results do to the Democratic landscape with so little time before Tuesday’s vote?

GUESTS

Mary C. Curtis, Roll Call columnist, WCCB News contributor (@mcurtisnc3)

Jim Morrill, the Charlotte Observer, political reporter (@jimmorrill)

Gibbs Knotts, College of Charleston, professor of political science; co-author of “First in the South: Why South Carolina’s Presidential Primary Matters” (@GibbsKnotts)

South Carolina Democratic Debate

CHARLOTTE, NC — Political contributor Mary C. Curtis discusses the winners and losers from the South Carolina democratic debate and what it means heading into the Saturday primary and super Tuesday.

Will Bernie Keep Momentum; Counting Delegates

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Joe Biden hopes South Carolina can save his campaign. But after Bernie Sanders’ big win in Nevada, is there any stopping his momentum?

The Democratic Socialist is gaining ground in the Palmetto State, as moderate democrats fight to see who can emerge as a challenger to Sanders.

Click above for more with WCCB Charlotte Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis.

POLITICAL WRAP: Bernie Sanders takes Front-Runner Status; Lyles Endorses Bloomberg

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Senator Bernie Sanders appeared in Charlotte on Friday, now considered a front-runner for the Democratic nomination heading into the Nevada caucuses and the South Carolina primary.

And Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles recently endorsed Mike Bloomberg. The former NYC Mayor is rising in the polls, especially as former Vice President Joe Biden falls.

But Bloomberg continues to face criticism that he’s trying to buy the nomination.

Click above for more with WCCB Charlotte Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis.

New Hampshire Primary Results

CHARLOTTE, NC — Senator Bernie Sanders has won New Hampshire’s presidential primary edging out rival Pete Buttigieg. Political contributor Mary C. Curtis looks at the winners and those who fell short.