Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: UNCC Shooting Survivor Goes To Raleigh; JP Morgan Comes To NC

Aug 9, 2019

Friday, Aug. 9, 2019

A survivor of the UNC-Charlotte shootings urges state law makers to pass gun control legislation. JP Morgan Chase brings branches and jobs to Charlotte and only five hospitals sign on to the State’s Employee health plan.  What does that means for those employees? Those stories and more on the Local News Roundup.

Clockwise from top left: Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV; Ann Doss Helms, WFAE; Erik Spanberg, The Charlotte Business Journal; Danielle Chemtob, The Charlotte Observer

On this edition of the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup...  

Yet another major bank is headed to to the Queen City. JP Morgan Chase, the nation's largest bank by assets, opened its first North Carolina branch in Chapel Hill on Wednesday with several Charlotte branch openings on the horizon. How many branches and how many jobs are on their way to the Queen City?

Just days after two more mass shootings in the US, one of the survivors of the shooting at UNC Charlotte this spring (Drew Pescaro) spoke to lawmakers in Raleigh, urging them to pass two gun control bills that were filed earlier in the year. We’ll talk about what he and others said.

Charlotte Talks host Mike Collins

As enrollment nears for North Carolina’s state employee health plan, only 5 hospitals have actually signed on as in-network providers--- out of 120 hospitals in the state. What will this mean for state employees, including teachers? We’ll discuss.

And new CMS Superintendent Earnest Winston is wrapping up his first official week as superintendent. We’ll talk about what he told WFAE as he began his tenure as the CMS' latest superintendent.

Those stories and much more with Mike Collins and a panel of local journalists on the local news roundup.


Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal

Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV Reporter 

Ann Doss Helms, WFAE Education Reporter

Danielle Chemtob, reporter for the Charlotte Observer