Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Teachers Struggle to Pass Licensing Exams; Panthers vs. Bills

Aug 10, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

CMS scrambles to fill hundreds of vacant teaching positions before schools starts.  A judge declines to rule on the constitutional amendments on this fall’s ballot and the Panthers start the pre-season.  Those and other stories with Mike Collins and a roundtable of reporters on the Local News Roundup.

Clockwise from top left: Ann Doss Helms, Mary C. Curtis, Alex Olgin, Shawn Flynn

On this edition of the local news roundup…

The start of the CMS school year is only a couple of weeks away, and there are hundreds of teacher vacancies in the system that need to be filled. That’s happening at the same time that many elementary teachers are failing to pass their licensing exams. Think you could pass the exam?

The apologies continue from Wells Fargo, who is now acknowledging an error that led hundreds of customers to foreclosure on their homes. We’ll give you the latest.

A judge has declined to rule on lawsuits regarding constitutional amendment questions appearing on ballots this fall in North Carolina- that’s as the deadline to finalize those ballots looms. Our reporters explain.  

And the Panthers play Buffalo in pre-season football Thursday night. How do the Cats look?  

Mike Collins will bring you those topics and more, along with our roundtable of reporters on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.

Guests:

Alexandra Olgin, WFAE Reporter 

Ann Doss Helms, reporter for the Charlotte Observer

Shawn Flynn, Managing Editor for Spectrum News 

Mary C. Curtis, columnist for Rollcall.com and WCCB