Charlotte Talks Friday News Roundup: CMS Superintendent Sworn In; Local Election Filings Begin

Jul 7, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Clayton Wilcox is sworn in as CMS Superintendent...The number of homicides in Charlotte continues to rise ... and the legislative session wraps up in Raleigh.  Mike Collins and the roundup reporters will cover those stories and more.

Clockwise from top left: Mary C. Curtis, Ann Doss Helms, Tom Bullock, Nick Ochsner

On this edition of the local news roundup, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools officially have a new superintendent- Clayton Wilcox was sworn in on Monday for his first full day on the job, after spending a few months observing. We’ll hear about his first week at the helm.

Charlotte’s homicide number has risen again, to 49 currently. In advance of WFAE’s public conversation next week, we’ll talk about the latest murders and reaction from police and community groups.

Charlotte’s election season is approaching (local filing period starts Friday), and so we’ll take a look at some of the stories developing in the races for Charlotte mayor, city council and Charlotte Mecklenburg School board.

In state politics, a look back at the legislative session that just concluded in Raleigh.

Nationally, North Carolina will submit public data to President Trump's voter integrity panel, while South Carolina chooses not to cooperate. And former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley makes news internationally with her reaction to North Korea's missile tests.

Host Mike Collins will discuss these stories and much more with our roundtable of reporters on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.

Guests:

Tom Bullock, WFAE reporter.

Nick Ochsner, reporter for WBTV News

Mary C.Curtis, columnist at Roll Call and a contributor to other publications including WCCB News Rising and NBCBLK. 

Ann Doss Helms, reporter for The Charlotte Observer.