Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: New Name for Carolinas Healthcare; Legislative Redistrict Update

Feb 9, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018

On the Local News Roundup, the Supreme Court rejects legislative districts drawn by federal judges.  What this means for this year’s election.  Carolina’s Healthcare System changes its name to Atrium – but why?  And speaking of names, the hashtag #droptheUNC is gaining attention.  What does UNC-Charlotte think about that?  That and more on the Local News Roundup.

Clockwise from top left: Katie Peralta, Glenn Burkins, Tom Bullock, Nick Ochsner

On the Local News Roundup....

The Supreme Court has rejected legislative districts that federal judges drew for this year’s elections—in Wake AND Mecklenburg County. What the decision means for voters and candidates.

Carolinas HealthCare System will change its name to Atrium Health as it merges with UNC Healthcare. We’ll talk about the merger, where the new company will be one of the largest hospital systems in the country.

And speaking of name changes, the hashtag #droptheUNC is gaining attention this after the DOT removed a sign celebrating the UNC Tarheels Men’s Basketball championship near UNC Charlotte.What do UNC Charlotte students and employees think about the idea of changing the name to University of Charlotte?

And the spotlight is back on the Panthers, as interim GM Marty Hurney has been placed on leave after accusations of harassment. 

Those stories and much more on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.

Guests:

Tom Bullock, reporter for WFAE

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of Q City Metro

Nick Ochsner, WBTV news reporter 

Katie Peralta, reporter for the Charlotte Observer