Local News Roundup: Budget Spat Between CMS, County Resolved; Hannah-Jones Turns Down UNC, Delta Variant Becomes Dominant
Friday, July 9, 2021
On the Local News Roundup: the budget impasse between Mecklenburg County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has been resolved. CMS will get the $56 million in retained funds — and more.
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones rejects UNC Chapel Hill’s delayed offer of tenure after a weekslong debate. The Chapel Hill alum opts to teach at Howard University, instead.
Just when we start reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic, the highly contagious delta variant emerges as the dominant strain in the nation. Meanwhile, COVID-related hospitalization in Mecklenburg County are at all-time lows.
And Mecklenburg County health director Gibbie Harris announces she's retiring at the end of the year.
Our roundtable of reporters fills us in on those stories and more.
Claire Donnelly, WFAE health reporter
Nick Ochsner, WBTV’s executive producer for investigations & chief investigative reporter
Mary C. Curtis, columnist for CQ Roll Call and host of its podcast "Equal Time with Mary C. Curtis," and a senior leader with The OpEd Project.
Hunter Saenz, WCNC reporter