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Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Homicides In Charlotte; CMS Equity Advisory Committee; U.S. Bank


Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

On this week’s local news roundup, a new high in Charlotte homicides, a new equity committee for CMS,  a new bank in Uptown Charlotte, and a new name for Kannapolis Minor League Baseball. Charlotte journalists cover those stories and more.

On the next Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup…

Homicides in Charlotte have now reached 88, already higher than the total number in 2017, which was at that time the highest number since 1995. The city is on pace for 129 homicides by the end of the year. 

The Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board chose 39 people from a long list of applicants to be on a new equity advisory committee. How were the new members picked, and what will their role on the advisory committee be?

Guest host Erik Spanberg from the Charlotte Business Journal

CMS has restored the town of Cornelius to the future bonds priority list for construction in the district after Cornelius decided not to pursue the creation of a municipal charter school in the town. What will that mean for Cornelius, and what about the towns in the CMS district still considering starting charter schools?

Choices for banking in Charlotte have increased again, with U.S. Bank opening its first North Carolina branch in Uptown this week. What will this mean for all the other banks with deep Charlotte ties?

And this week, the Kannapolis baseball team revealed its new name- the Cannon Ballers. What was the reaction? 

Guest host Erik Spanberg from the Charlotte Business Journal will be joined by local journalists to recap those stories and much more.


David Boraks, reporter for WFAE 

Jonathan Lowe, reporter for Spectrum News 

Steve Harrison, WFAE’s Political Reporter 

Danielle Chemtob, reporter with the Charlotte Observer

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Charlotte Talks Executive Producer Wendy Herkey has been with WFAE since 1998, beginning in the membership department, and has been on the Charlotte Talks staff since 1999.