Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Live from 7th Street Market in Uptown

Dec 14, 2018

Friday, December 14th 2018

There's more troubling news about election fraud in the 9th Congressional district.  Winter weather closes schools adding to days needed to be made up.  Another electric scooter company comes to town.  Will this finally prompt regulation?  Join us at 7th Street Market as Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters detail those and other stories.

The Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup live from 7th Street Public Market in uptown. Left to right: Mike Collins, Mary C. Curtis, Nick Ochsner, Ann Doss Helms, and David Boraks.
Credit WFAE/Erin Keever

On this edition of the Local News Roundup…

The story of this year’s 9th District Congressional Election and investigations into election fraud have not ended yet. Could we see a new election in this race? We’ll give you the latest on what’s happening.

This week’s winter weather prompted school closings and delays which will now need to be made up. How is CMS handling this year’s schedule? Also, Superintendent Clayton Wilcox was praised for closing only the schools where roads were treacherous, rather than the entire system.

Clockwise from top left: Mary C. Curtis, David Boraks, Ann Doss Helms, Nick Ochsner

Another electric scooter company landed in Charlotte this week- but Charlotte still doesn’t have regulations in place for scooter safety. Will more scooters on the roads prompt regulaton?

And more details emerge on Atrium Health’s $1 billion expansion plan. We’ll fill you in.

Join host Mike Collins and the roundup reporters at 7th Street Market Uptown as we 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

Nick Ochsner, WBTV news reporter 

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

David Boraks, reporter for WFAE