Charlotte Talks News Roundup: New CMS Board; Park Terrace Closing; CLT Council Comments on TV

Dec 14, 2017

Friday, December 15th, 2017

CMS has new leadership because of the election. How might this new board affect student assignment and education in general?  And, a different question looms over Charlotte’s new City Council:  should they go back to televising citizen comment sessions? Cardinal Innovations – swirling in controversy this year – continues to make headlines. Also, Charlotteans are upset about the closing of the Park Terrace Theatre.    Mike Collins and the roundtable of reporters details those stories and more on the Charlotte Talks Friday News Roundup.

Clockwise from top left: Mary C. Curtis, Tom Bullock, Ann Doss Helms, Glenn Burkins

This week on the Friday News Roundup...

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools now has a new school board. We’ll go over the new leadership and find out how this board  may affect student assignment and education throughout the system.

Cardinal Innovations continues to make headlines after the state stepped in to remove its CEO and board after allegations of financial mismanagement. An update on the story.

Could City Council go back to televising its citizen comment sessions? We discuss what Council Member Braxton Winston is doing in support of that possible move. 

Charlotteans near Park Road are upset about the closing of the Park Terrace Movie Theatre. Why the closure? What will happen next? We discuss what we know.

Light Rail is now 10 years old, and still growing. We take a look back at those first days of the Light Rail and why the opposition of public funding for the rail still exists.

We cover those stories and much more with Mike Collins and the roundup reporters on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.


Tom Bullock, reporter for WFAE

Ann Doss Helms, reporter for The Charlotte Observer

Mary C. Curtis, columnist at Roll Call and contributor at WCCB-TV

Glenn Burkins, editor and founder of Q City Metro