Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: CMS Gets Another Superintendent; RNC Unveils 2020 Logo

Aug 2, 2019

Friday, Aug. 2, 2019

On the local news roundup … a new CMS Superintendent. A logo for the 2020 RNC.   Elections Board Chair Bob Cordle steps down as the board tries to decide how we’ll vote. UNC Chancellor Phil Dubois announces his retirement, and more.

Clockwise from top left: Steve Harrison, WFAE; Glenn Burkins, QCityMetro; Nick Ochsner, WBTV; Erik Spanberg, the Charlotte Business Journal

This morning, CMS voted 8-0 on a 3 year contract for new CMS Superintendent Earnest Winston. We'll have the latest with WFAE education reporter Ann Doss Helms.

More bad news for the North Carolina Board of Elections, as Chairman Bob Cordle steps down after making an inappropriate joke. This comes just as a key vote was to take place on new elections equipment. What might this mean for the upcoming election?

New charges are filed against the man at the center of the 9th District absentee ballot controversy. We’ll go over the new indictments for McCrae Dowless and several associates.

WFAE's new education reporter Ann Doss Helms joined us at the top of the show to talk about new CMS Superintendent Earnest Winston

UNC Charlotte Chancellor Phil Dubois announced this week that he is retiring. We fill in the details.

Those stories and much more on the local news roundup.

Guests:

Glenn Burkins, founder and publisher of Q City Metro 

Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal 

Nick Ochsner, WBTV news reporter 

Steve Harrison, WFAE’s political reporter