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Local News Roundup: CMPD says homicides are up; new Ballantyne development; Wegmans coming to the Queen City

Rendering of supermarket
A rendering of the Wegmans planned in Ballantyne Corporate Park.

On the next Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup…

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say that this year so far, the city has seen a 31% increase in homicides, although overall violent crime is down. We’ll hear the details.

Charlotte City Council voted on Monday night to OK a huge new development in Ballantyne, which will include more than 900 residences and a new middle school. The plan was opposed by thousands of residents. We’ll talk about the vote.

Piedmont Lithium is a step closer to building a new $1 billion mine in Gaston County. We’ll discuss.

And get ready! After years of waiting, Charlotteans will soon get their very own Wegmans grocery store. Why is a grocery store causing so much excitement? We’ll explain.

Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters delve into those stories and more, on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.

Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV reporter
Alexandria Sands, reporter with Axios Charlotte
Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal
Ely Portillo, senior editor at WFAE News

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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.