Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: 9th District Race Not Certified; Atrium Health Hacked; Voter ID

Nov 29, 2018

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

The North Carolina elections board declines to certify the 9th Congressional District race citing “unfortunate activities.”  City Council unanimously agrees on changes to make it easier for neighborhoods to slow traffic.  And Atrium Health is breached with hackers accessing the healthcare system’s billing records. Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters detail those and other stories on Charlotte Talks' Local News Roundup.

Clockwise from top left: Ann Doss Helms, Steve Harrison, Glenn Burkins, Nick Ochsner

On the local news roundup...

The North Carolina Elections Board declined to certify the tight 9th district Congressional race this week, after “unfortunate activities” involving absentee ballots in Bladen County, according to one board member. We'll detail the findings and talk about what this means for the election.

The Charlotte City Council unanimously agreed on Monday to change a neighborhood traffic policy that will now make it easier for residents to request safety measures in city neighborhoods. Will this slow down vehicles on city streets?

The 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte could cause CMS to delay the start of its school year. The district plans to ask the NC General Assembly if they can push back the start of the school year in 2020 for some or all of its schools. We’ll discuss why.

Atrium Health says hackers accessed its billing records in late September, potentially impacting more than 2.65 million people across the country. What was the company’s response to the breach and what kind of information was compromised? If you think you've been impacted by the breach, click here for information on how to get help.  

Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters will bring those stories and much more on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.


Ann Doss Helms, reporter for the Charlotte Observer

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of

Nick Ochsner, WBTV news reporter 

Steve Harrison, WFAE’s Political Reporter