Local News Roundup: Presidential And Gubernatorial Debates, Charlotte's New City Manager, HB2 Emails
On this edition of the news roundup, the final rounds of both presidential and North Carolina gubernatorial debates happened this week. We’ll talk about how Clinton, Trump, McCrory and Cooper did in the debates and how things are looking now as early voting begins in North Carolina and Election Day is just a couple of weeks away.
Charlotte has a new city manager, Marcus Jones from Norfolk, VA. He’ll be the city’s first African-American city manager. We’ll talk about what work he’s got ahead of him in terms of building trust in city government in Charlotte, among other things.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was in town this week when he said that despite pulling the 2017 All-Star game from Charlotte due to the fall out from HB2, bringing the 2019 All-Star game here is a high priority. We’ll get into some other things he said during his visit and the county commission approved the first water-quality regulations of the White Water Center this week. We’ll talk about what that means for the center. Those stories and more.
Tom Bullock - reporter, WFAE
Eric Frazier - editorial writer, Charlotte Observer
Ann Doss Helms - education reporter, Charlotte Observer
Nick Ochsner - reporter, WBTV News
Charlotte Observer: Pat McCrory and Roy Cooper Get Testy In Their Final Debate
Charlotte Observer: Charlotte to hire Norfolk official as city manager in wake of shooting unrest
Charlotte Observer: NBA: Bringing the 2019 All-Star Game to Charlotte remains 'high priority'
Charlotte Observer: Prominent TV reporter confronts man who called him the N-word