Charlotte Talks Friday News Roundup: PGA Championship in Charlotte; Citizens Review Board

Aug 11, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Professional golf royalty has been in town all week for the PGA Championship. How did Charlotte do as host to a major tournament? The Citizens Review Board held a hearing on CMPD’s internal exoneration of the officer who shot Keith Lamont Scott nearly a year ago.  Teacher and principal pay raises highlighted the newly approved CMS budget.  And Governor Cooper came to Charlotte to announce the expansion of Allstate Insurance- the company is bringing 2,500 jobs to the Queen City. Host Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters cover those stories and more on the Friday News Roundup.

Clockwise from top left: Tom Bullock, Mary C. Curtis, Erik Spanberg, Katie Peralta

This week on the Friday News Roundup...

The PGA has been here all week- officials have praised Quail Hollow and the red carpet treatment Charlotte has given the Championship. Despite the rain, we’re rumored to be getting good grades from PGA leadership as a host city.

This week, the Citizens Review Board looked in on CMPD’s internal exoneration of the officer who shot Keith Lamont Scott nearly a year ago, spending days of testimony behind closed doors.

The budget has been approved for CMS with teacher and principal salary raises topping the list of highlights. What did and didn’t make it into this year’s plan? 

Governor Cooper was in town this week to announce the expansion of Allstate Insurance Company to Charlotte, which will bring 2250 jobs to the Queen City. 

Mike Collins and our panel of Roundup Reporters fill us in on those stories and the rest of the week's top local stories.

Guests:

Tom Bullock, WFAE Reporter. 

Katie Peralta, Reporter for The Charlotte Observer

Erik Spanberg, senior staff writer at the Charlotte Business Journal

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