Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: 9th District Fraud Probe Continues; Meck Property Values Rise

Jan 25, 2019

Friday, Jan. 25, 2019

A judge rules the investigation into fraud in the 9th Congressional District race must continue. Mecklenburg County property tax revaluation notices go out to homeowners. Presidential candidates for 2020 have already been visiting the Carolinas. And after an exodus of doctors last year at Atrium Health, dozens of doctors at Novant are breaking away. Mike Collins and local reporters detail Charlotte's top stories.

Clockwise from top left: Alex Olgin, WFAE; Glenn Burkins, QCityMetro.com; Ann Doss Helms, The Charlotte Observer; Nick Ochsner, WBTV News

A Raleigh superior court judge ruled on Tuesday that the investigation into election fraud by the Mark Harris campaign will continue, in a denial of a request made by Harris. 

Mecklenburg County’s updated property value notices went out to homeowners this week, and people have been told to expect a jump in their assessments in this first revaluation since 2011.

Prospective presidential candidates for 2020 have been visiting the Carolinas this week, from Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders attending events in South Carolina for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and Elizabeth Warren also visiting South Carolina on Wednesday. 

After last year’s controversy about doctors from Atrium leaving the company to start their own practices, now dozens of doctors from Novant Health are breaking away from the system

And Bennett College in Greensboro is fighting to raise the money needed to remain open after losing its accreditation. Thursday brought with it a major fundraising announcement that may help the college continue operations.

Host Mike Collins and a roundtable of reporters deliver perspective on these stories and more on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.

Guests:

Alexandra Olgin, WFAE Reporter 

Ann Doss Helms, reporter for the Charlotte Observer

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of QCityMetro.com

Nick Ochsner, WBTV news reporter