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Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: CMS Prepares For Online First Day; RNC Plans; Hawthorne Bridge


Friday, Aug. 14, 2020

The Hawthorne Lane bridge has concrete issues – in more ways than one. The RNC announces its plans for the Charlotte convention. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association delays all sports, many into 2021, as school districts across the state, including CMS, prepare for online school starting next week.

On the next Charlotte Talks local news roundup ...

The RNC announces plans for the scaled-back convention to take place later this month in Charlotte. The efforts for increased safety for attendees will include a mask mandate, testing upon arrival and even special badges to track everyone’s movements. We’ll discuss those details, as well as the plans for the renomination for President Trump.

The Hawthorne Lane Bridge opening has been delayed again, and this time the contractor is taking heat for mistakes. We’ll talk about what city council members and others had to say.

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association delayed the seasons for all school sports, some into 2021, as school districts across the state -- including CMS -- prepare for online school starting next week. We’ll talk about what was said at Tuesday night’s virtual CMS board meeting, and talk about plans for Pre-K students this fall, too.

We’ll also hear local reaction on Joe Biden’s VP pick, Kamala Harris, an update on the latest on COVID-19 in the region and much more as Mike Collins gathers our panel of local reporters, on the Local News Roundup.


Nick Ochsner, WBTV’s Executive Producer for Investigations & Chief Investigative Reporter 

Jonathan Lowe, anchor/reporter for Spectrum News 

Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV Reporter 

Ann Doss Helms, WFAE Education Reporter

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.