On the eve of early voting, Charlotte’s mayoral candidates met Wednesday in their second televised debate. Four Democrats and two Republicans talked about spending, jobs and anti-discrimination laws. The Charlotte Observer/WBTV event, attended by about 300 people, was sponsored by Duke Energy and hosted by Queens University. The primary is Sept. 15.
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Polls open Thursday
Early voting for Charlotte’s primaries starts Thursday at Central Piedmont Community College’s Facilities Services building on Seventh Street. It’s open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. After a break for Labor Day, early voting resumes Tuesday at the same site as well as at eight library locations. It runs through 1 p.m. Sept. 12. For information: http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/BOE.