Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Environmentalists Upset With Mayor Lyles; CMS Closed May 1
Friday, April 12, 2019
Local environmentalists are upset with Mayor Vi Lyles; Charlotte is about to get a four-year medical school and CMS decides to close on May 1, as nearly 2,000 teachers from Charlotte prepare to march on Raleigh. Host Mike Collins and a roundtable of reporters detail the week's top local stories.
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles has received criticism from local environmentalists for discontinuing the city council’s environmental committee. The mayor’s move folded the committee in with the public safety and housing committees instead. She said the change was because the city’s “silo method has become outdated and inadequate.”
A four-year medical school is planned for the Queen City. Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University plan to open the school, the first of its kind in more than a century for Charlotte.
Spring has arrived in the North Carolina and with it massive pollen clouds around the state, which have gotten national attention. The so-called “pollen apocalypse” is the beginning of what many think will be a worse than normal spring for pollen levels here.
Those stories, an update on the new 9th District election and much more.
Steve Harrison, WFAE’s political reporter
Glenn Burkins, founder and publisher of QCityMetro.com
Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV reporter
Katie Peralta, reporter for The Charlotte Observer