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Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: New Election For 9th District; Rayquan Borum Jury Nearly Set


Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

The 9th Congressional District will now have a new election.  Despite random security checks, a CMS student is found with a gun on campus.  They’ve selected the jury in the Rayquan Borum case.  He faces murder charges in the death of Justin Carr.  And All-Star Weekend is behind us.  How are the reviews?  Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters details those and other stories.

The North Carolina Board of Elections has been holding hearings this week into allegations of election fraud in the 9th Congressional District. In a surprise move on Thursday, Republican Mark Harris said he agreed that there should be a new election in the 9th district.  The Board of Elections then voted to grant a new election. WFAE's Steve Harrison has been in Raleigh throughout the week covering the hearings. He’ll bring a recap of what led to the outcome.

As CMS continues with random security checks of area high schools in an effort to deter school violence, officials at South Mecklenburg High School say a student was caught with a gun this week. We’ll talk about the district’s response.

Jury selection has been taking place in Charlotte the last two weeks in the case of Rayquan Borum, who faces a first degree murder charge in the death of Justin Carr. The shooting happened during the protests in Charlotte after the death of Keith Lamont Scott when he was shot by police in 2016. The pace of jury selection has some, including the judge, concerned. Jury selection finished up on Thursday. We'll talk about what's next.  

Host Mike Collins

Many of the doctors who are breaking ties with Novant are moving up the date of their departure.

Plus- All Star weekend is now in the rear view mirror- how did we do as a host city? We’ll discuss.

Those stories and much more with host Mike Collins and the roundup reporters on the local news roundup.


Steve Harrison, WFAE's political reporter

Glenn Burkins, founder and publisher of QCityMetro.com 

Ann Doss Helms, reporter for the Charlotte Observer 

David Boraks, reporter for WFAE 

Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal