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Friday News Roundup: HB2 Repeal Vote Passes in Legislature; No CMS Assignment Decision Yet; More


Friday, March 31, 2017  

The North Carolina General Assembly voted to repeal HB2 on Thursday. A Charlotte high school student will not be allowed to graduate before being deported. CMS Board members still have no consensus on student assignment, and a Huntersville native puts UNC in the Final Four.  Those stories and more on the local news roundup with host Mike Collins and a panel of reporters.

On this edition of the local news roundup, it looks like HB2 is on its way out. The NCAA gave North Carolina a new deadline this week to make a move in repealing the law. That prompted a late night deal between lawmakers and Governor Cooper on a repeal of HB2, which was voted on and passed in the General Assembly Thursday. But it's not a full repeal. We'll talk more about what the bill says and what critics of the repeal have been saying.

A Charlotte high school student will not be deported after embezzling nearly $3,000 from a local Harris Teeter, but will still be leaving the country next month. A conversation about his future and whether he has a chance to come back to the U.S. after leaving.

The school board has not yet come to a decision about student assignment for CMS next year. We look at why the board is struggling to come to a consensus.

Charlotte's homicide rate is up and continues to rise. There have been 22 homicides in the Queen City already this year. We discuss how CMPD is responding.

And a local boy makes good! Huntersville’s Luke Maye makes a last second shot to send the Tarheels to the Final Four. We’ll talk about the two Carolinas teams headed to the Final Four this year.  

Mike Collins and the roundup reporters will bring you those stories and much more.


Tom Bullock, WFAE Reporter. 

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of Qcitymetro.com.

Ann Doss Helms, Reporter for The Charlotte Observer.

Nick Ochsner, reporter for WBTV News.