Charlotte Talks Friday News Roundup

Jul 13, 2017

Friday, July 14 2017

A recommendation for change at the Mecklenburg County Health Department and a steep price tag to go along.  Major League Soccer reps head to town in advance of a City Council vote on whether to support a local bid for a franchise.  Major League Baseball now says Charlotte is a possibility for an expansion team and Congresswoman Alma Adams holds a town hall on health care. 

Clockwise from top left Tom Bullock, Kirstin Garriss, Ann Doss Helms and Glenn Burkins

This week in the Queen City and around the state, a recommendation for major change at the Mecklenburg County Health Department- an outside consultant recommended improvements in management and in systems to track patient records this week- a discussion about the recommendations and reaction from county commissioners who heard those recommendations.

Next week, Major League Soccer representatives head to the Queen City to tour around town in advance of a city council vote next Thursday on whether to support a bid for major league soccer by a Charlotte ownership group. That comes as county commissioners cancel a meeting with the MLS representatives in a refusal to take a private meeting. 

Major League Baseball is now putting Charlotte and expansion in the same sentence. How likely is this? 

As we mentioned last week, filing opened for local elections last Friday-- a rundown on who’s filed so far—and who hasn’t— and whether there are any surprises among the candidates.

And as the Senate Health care plan goes up for vote in a few weeks, Representative Alma Adams held a town hall this week, because her district stands to have the most people in the country to lose health care coverage under the proposed plan. Why is that the case, and what did her constituents say at the town hall

Mike Collins covers those stories and more with the roundup reporters.


Tom Bullock, WFAE reporter 

Ann Doss Helms, reporter for The Charlotte Observer

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of

Kirstin Garriss, government reporter, Spectrum News Charlotte