Friday, Dec. 29, 2017
A year-in-review edition of the Local News Roundup - from political changes and Charlotte's rising murder count, to the swift downfall of Jerry Richardson and the roll back of House Bill 2.
What DIDN'T happen in 2017?
Charlotte grappled with its highest murder count since the early 1990s. Police were at a loss for an explanation for the sharp increase, which disproportionately impacted the African-American community.
The city's first African-American female mayor, Vi Lyles, took office after unseating incumbent Jennifer Roberts in the Democratic primary. Young newcomers were elected to form a majority on the City Council.
House Bill 2, which put transgender rights in the national conversation, went by the wayside.
Mike Collins and the reporters who covered these and other stories put it all into perspective.
Tom Bullock, reporter, WFAE (@TomWFAE)
Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher, Q City Metro (@glennburkins)
Mary C. Curtis, Roll Call columnist (@mcurtisnc3)
Ann Doss Helms, education reporter, The Charlotte Observer (@anndosshelms)