Charlotte Talks Friday News Roundup: Charlotte's New Mayor, A Young City Council, Bonds Pass, More

Nov 10, 2017

Friday, November 10 2017

Clockwise from top left: Kirstin Garriss, Ann Doss Helms, Mary C. Curtis, Tom Bullock
Credit Wendy Herkey / WFAE

The Queen City gets its first female African-American Mayor.  Vi Lyles wins handily.  Charlotte City Council sports new members under 40.  The School Bonds pass easily.  Former governor Pat McCrory lays the blame for last year’s gubernatorial loss but doesn’t close the door on a future run.  And the Texas church shooting last Sunday, has Charlotte churches evaluating their own security measures.  Those stories and more with Mike Collins and the roundup reporters on the Charlotte Talks Friday News Roundup.

On this edition of the local news roundup….

Local Elections wrapped up Tuesday evening, giving Charlotte its first female African American Mayor, in Vi Lyles.

The new Charlotte City Council is sporting several younger council members and keeps a Democratic majority.

Area towns elected new mayors and town boards.

The School Bonds passed, and a few new faces will be seen on the CMS School Board. We’ll talk through the results and the “what’s next” from this year’s election.

And now that this election is the books, Pat McCrory is making headlines, laying blame for his gubernatorial election loss last year and he hasn’t closed the door on a future run for office. We’ll talk about what he said, including his wife’s reaction to his chilly reception now that he’s back in the Queen City.

In the wake of the shooting at a Texas church last Sunday, houses of worship here in the Queen City are evaluating their security and safety. We’ll discuss that.

Those stories and much more with Mike Collins and a panel of Charlotte reporters on the Charlotte Talks Friday News Roundup.

Guests:

Tom Bullock, WFAE Reporter. 

Ann Doss Helms, Reporter for The Charlotte Observer.

Kirstin Garriss, government reporter for Spectrum News.

Mary C. Curtis, columnist for RollCall.com and WCCB.