After reading Libertarian mayoral candidate Carlton Harvey’s contention that a spell was placed over Charlotte in the wake of a ritualistic dance 15 years ago, Mecklenburg County Libertarian Party Chairman Christopher Cole called The Observer to set the record straight.
“Although I’m a pagan, the Libertarian Party does not believe in spells,” said Cole, also an at-large candidate for Charlotte City Council. “I just wanted to make that clear.”
Harvey believes the ills that have befallen the city’s poor stem from energy released during a dance honoring Ramses the Great. The 3,000-year-old Egyptian pharaoh’s coffin lid and other artifacts came to Charlotte in 1988 as part of an exhibit at the Mint Museum.