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Local News Roundup: COVID-19 Restrictions Eased, Vaccine Distribution Ramps Up, Charlotte 2040 Plan Vote Delayed

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Vaccine pic courtesy NC Dept. Of Public Safety/Flickr; Medical School courtesy Atrium Health

Friday, March 26, 2021

North Carolina's reopening picks up speed with Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to relax COVID-19 restrictions on capacity at restaurants and retailers. We have the details on what’s coming and the progress being made on vaccinating people.

Charlotte’s 2040 plan — several years in the works — has been met with someopposition because of proposed changes to zoning. Mayor Vi Lyles decided to postpone a City Council vote on the plan.

And we now know where Atrium Health intends to build Charlotte's first four-year medical school. Early next year, the area around South McDowell and Baxter streets will begin a transformation.

Our roundtable of reporters will fill us in on those stories and more.

Guests

Claire Donnelly, WFAE health reporter

Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV reporter

Glenn Burkins, founder and publisher of Q City Metro

Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal

Erin Keever is Senior Producer of WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. She has been with the show since joining the station in 2006. She's a native Charlottean.