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Local News Roundup: Reaction To Derek Chauvin Verdict, NC On Track To Relax COVID-19 Restrictions

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Chris Miller

The reaction in the Charlotte area to the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minnesota appeared to be universal. "I believe they got it right," CMPD Deputy Chief Sherie Pearsall told "Charlotte Talks" on Wednesday.

But alongside the verdict came other deadly police shootings, including one in the northeastern corner of North Carolina.

Thirteen months after social distancing became a way of life, Gov. Roy Cooper said this week that North Carolina is on track to relax its COVID-19 stance within a matter of weeks.

A compromise was offered this week over Charlotte's 2040 Plan, which has been stalled by pushback to a proposed change to single-family-only zoning.

Guest host Erik Spanberg and our roundtable of reporters will discuss those and other stories.


Glenn Burkins, QCityMetro.com founder and publisher (@glennburkins)

Claire Donnelly, WFAE health reporter (@clairedonnelly)

Steve Harrison, WFAE political reporter (@Sharrison_WFAE)

Hunter Sáenz, WCNC reporter (@Hunt_Saenz)

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A veteran of Charlotte radio news, Chris joined the "Charlotte Talks" staff in January 2016, but has been listening to WFAE since discovering the station as a high schooler.