Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: 9th District Race Still Not Resolved; McFadden Ends 287(g); More

Dec 7, 2018

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Evidence of fraud mounts in the 9th Congressional District race in North Carolina between Mark Harris and Dan McCready.  McCready joins us to talk about his decision to retract his concession.  Sheriff Garry McFadden has a busy first day in office.  Representatives from area suburbs meet with CMS to see if they can find common ground.  And we detail the Honeywell deal. 

Clockwise from top left: Glenn Burkins, Ann Doss Helms, Erik Spanberg, Steve Harrison

On this edition of the Charlotte Talks local news roundup…

It’s been a month since the midterm election, but the 9th Congressional District race between Mark Harris and Dan McCready is still not certified, after mounting reports of possible election fraud. We’ll have an update on the latest in the investigation into reports of fraud, as well as possible outcomes. Plus, Dan McCready joins us to talk about his decision to retract his concession in the race. 

Honeywell International announced last week that it will be moving its headquarters to the Queen City, bringing 750 jobs to Charlotte along with it. We’ll bring you the details, including discussion about the $42.5 million in incentives North Carolina will bestow on the company.  

Mecklenburg County’s new Sheriff Garry McFadden had a busy first day in office, telling ICE that it would end the county’s 287(g) agreement, fulfilling a campaign promise.

And representatives from the area’s suburbs met with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools officials this week to discuss issues that have been causing tension between the groups- is collaboration possible? We’ll break down what happened at the meeting.

Charlotte Talks host Mike Collins

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

Guests:

Ann Doss Helms, reporter for the Charlotte Observer 

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of QCityMetro.com

Steve Harrison, WFAE’s Political Reporter 

Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal