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Local News Roundup: Tempers flare at City Council; CMS parents speak out about boundaries; CATS Chief of Rail on administrative leave and more

 Charlotte City Council.
City of Charlotte
Charlotte City Council.

Gov. Roy Cooper hits the road with his message that public education in North Carolina needs a “state of emergency.”

Newly named Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Crystal Hill starts her tenure off with a busy week, including a contentious meeting about school boundaries in south Charlotte with three hours of public comment.

Are changes to the UDO ahead for City Council? We talk about this week’s city council meeting where tempers flared when the topic turned to duplexes and triplexes. Also at Council, more about the proposed Break Point tennis complex.

The Charlotte Area Transit System's chief of rail operations was put on administrative leave this week.

And the latest on last week’s deadly fire at a SouthPark construction site.

Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters delve into those stories and more, on the Charlotte Talks local news roundup.


Genna Contino, reporter for the Charlotte Observer
Nick Ochsner, executive producer for investigations & chief investigative reporter for WBTV
Joe Bruno, reporter for WSOC-TV
Shamarria Morrison, reporter for WCNC

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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.