Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Dorian Hits The Carolinas; NC Maps Unconstitutional; The Dans

Sep 6, 2019

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Hurricane Dorian makes its way from the Bahamas toward North Carolina.  A 3-judge panel rules North Carolina’s Legislative Districts an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. We’re just days away from the end of the 9th District Race.  And our state’s school performance grades were released this week, so how did CMS do?  

From left: Jonathan Lowe, Spectrum News; Steve Harrison, WFAE; Mary C. Curtis, Rollcall.com; Erik Spanberg, the Charlotte Business Journal; David Boraks, WFAE

On the next Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup…

Hurricane Dorian has been making its way up the East Coast and is now impacting the Carolinas. The storm is bringing heavier winds than normal to the Queen City, and is responsible for power outages throughout the two states. We’ll bring you the latest on Dorian’s damage to the coast with a report from WCNC's Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich and Spectrum News' Jonathan Lowe, and we'll look at the impact of the hurricane on early voting near the coast. 

WCNC-TV's Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich
Credit Facebook - Brad Panovich

On Tuesday, a 3-judge panel ruled that North Carolina’s House and Senate maps were drawn to give Republicans the advantage and said they were unconstitutional. The legislature now has just two weeks to draw new maps. We’ll talk about the details of the ruling and what’s next.

We are just days away from the Special Election that will decide “which Dan” will be the winner of the 9th District Congressional Election. We’ll have one final check in on this race before Election Day.

North Carolina’s state school performance grades were released this week… how did CMS schools- as well as area Charters do? We’ll take a look.

Host Mike Collins and a panel of journalists will discuss those stories and more on this week’s Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.

Guests:

Brad Panovich, Chief Meteorologist, WCNC-TV

Jonathan Lowe, reporter for Spectrum News

Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal

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

David Boraks, reporter for WFAE 

Steve Harrison, WFAE’s Political Reporter