Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Matthews And CMS Face Off; NC Primary Next Week; More

May 4, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

After weeks of back and forth, Matthew officials and CMS  consider compromise on a town charter school bill.  A teacher march for education funding is coming as CMS weighs its options.  Our reporters share their thoughts on the races and the potential voter turnout and what that will mean in next Tuesday’s primary.  And the Wells Fargo Championship is here, complete with Tiger Woods.  Those stories and more with Mike Collins and the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.

Clockwise from top left: Nick Ochsner, Ann Doss Helms, David Boraks, Glenn Burkins

On this week's installment of the Local News Roundup....

After weeks of back and forth, Matthews officials and representatives from CMS consider a possible compromise over a charter school bill in the town. We’ll go through the details of the proposed deal.

Throughout North Carolina, school systems including CMS are considering whether to close or line up massive numbers of substitute teachers as a teacher march for education funding in Raleigh approaches on May 16.  We'll talk about the March and what officials are doing to plan for it.

The North Carolina Primary is upon us, with early voting underway for the last two weeks and Election Day falling on May 8. We’ve talked about the races to watch, but what do our reporters think will get voters to the polls?

And the Wells Fargo Championship is here at Quail Hollow, complete with Tiger Woods back on the course this year. Who do local sports experts think will win the Wells Fargo title? We’ll discuss.

Charlotte Talks host Mike Collins
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Those stories and much more with Mike Collins and the Roundup Reporters, on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.

Guests:

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of Q City Metro

Ann Doss Helms, reporter for the Charlotte Observer

Nick Ochsner, WBTV news reporter 

David Boraks, reporter for WFAE