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Fresh update on "mecklenburg" discussed on Pat McCrory Show w/ Bo Thompson

Pat McCrory Show w/ Bo Thompson

00:32 min | 13 hrs ago

Fresh update on "mecklenburg" discussed on Pat McCrory Show w/ Bo Thompson

"I'm Steve counts Wgt Traffic Stay back to Inauguration Day and local reaction The last four years under President Trump have been phenomenal last four years were the worst for years. I have ever experienced very different opinions about the Trump presidency from two people involved in local politics. Both watch the swearing in of Joe Biden and Kamila Harris yesterday. And like the country are divided in their opinions going forward. I have an open mind about this president and his administration so, but we will wait and watch and see what they do. That's David Masters. The Republican owns his own business in Gastonia. On the other side, Antoinette Mingo, who's lived in Mecklenburg County 16. Years is a Democrat, says she's rooting for Joe Biden to bring the country back together from what I hear on TV that he is a person who can do this. And so if that is Through. There is hope for us coming back together Until now, We're three new U. S. Senators were sworn in on Wednesday. The two new Democrats from Georgia, John Oh Sof and Raphael Warnock. And a new senator from California. Alex Padilla, who takes Kamila Harris a seat. Now that she's vice president. The C. The Senate that is now evenly divided 50 50 from each party vice President Harris will cast the vote. When there is a time Wall Street, reacting to the new leadership in Washington and news on upbeat earnings, all three major indexes posted records on Wednesday. We'll have the closing numbers in just a moment. A couple of notes on a covert front this morning beginning today, the Mecklenburg County Health Department starts taking appointments for those 65 older to get a coronavirus shot at started at 8 30 this morning. If you meet the criteria, you can visit this website. Online mech NC dot gov slash covert 19 to reserve a spot prisons in North Carolina getting a first way with Corona Virus Vaccine Department of Public Safety, saying yesterday it's received about 1000 doses of modernist covert 19 vaccine, which will go to elderly inmates and staff. Another 300 doses said to arrive next week. And to the areas most popular malls will soon offer rapid testing for Corona virus on site testing. Labs are open at South Park and it Concorde Mills, each location I'll be able to handle about 150 test daily. Cost of the tests, which can diagnose viral infections will run about $180. They will take walk ins, but you can also make an appointment with a teenage mom died 05 years you updated Weather Channel forecast Whether not too bad here for the next few days, The clowns are gonna thin out some and some sunshine expected tomorrow afternoon and again on Saturday who's like the next opportunity for rain Sunday night into Monday?.

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Fresh update on "mecklenburg" discussed on WBT's Morning News with Bo Thompson

WBT's Morning News with Bo Thompson

00:30 min | 15 hrs ago

Fresh update on "mecklenburg" discussed on WBT's Morning News with Bo Thompson

"Democrat and says she's rooting for Joe Biden to bring the country back together from what I am what I hear on TV that he is a person who can do this, and so if that is true. There is hope for us coming back together on Capitol Hill, three new U. S. Senators are swollen. And yesterday the two new Democrats from Georgia John Oh softened Raphael Warnock and a new senator from California Alex Padilla, who takes Kamila Harris is seat now that she's VP. The Senate now evenly divided 50 50 from each party Vice President Harris will cast a vote when there's a top all straight. Reacting to the new leadership in Washington yesterday and news on upbeat earnings. All three major indexes posted records on Wednesday. The numbers in a moment and a couple of notes on the covert front this morning beginning today, the Mecklenburg County Health Department Starts taking appointments for those 65 older to get the coronavirus shot beginning at 8 30 this morning about an hour and a half from now, If you meet the criteria, you can go online to this website address. Mech in si dot Gove gov slash covered 19 to reserve a spot prisons in North Carolina, getting a first wave of the Corona virus vaccine, the Department of Public Safety Saying yesterday it's received about 1000 doses of Madonna's covert 19 vaccine, which will go to elderly inmates and staff. Under the 300 doses set to arrive next week and two of the Charlotte areas. Most popular malls will soon offer rapid testing for the virus on site. Testing labs. You're opening up to South Park and at Concord Mills. Each location will be able to handle about 150 tests daily costs for the anti Jin tests, which can diagnosis viral infections will run about $180. They'll take walk ins, but you can also make an appointment Time 702.

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

03:54 min | 3 weeks ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Because Mecklenburg County's health directors apparently pressured the team. Have a lot of questions about this, So I thought we checked with the bread Jensen, who covers the Panthers for us here on BT Brett. So, honestly, this move strikes me is somewhat foolish. I mean, the Panthers have had good success with 5000 fans in the stands. No outbreaks of the virus. But now the health director give me Harris is nervous. So the Panthers cave in? Well, you know, Mark and I will say this. I think it was intensive negotiations, and this is my own personal guest. I think they were intensive negotiations between the Panthers and the county Because don't forget the Duke's Mayor Bowl with weight force in Wisconsin, there are zero fans at Bank of America Stadium. I almost think this was a happy medium, where it's just gonna be the friends and family of players for the Saints. And the Panthers. They're gonna be allowed up to 1500 people. And so I think this was just maybe a negotiation and a happy medium. Yeah, but, you know, it seems to me the Panthers were in a position to go. Look, I know you want the Mayo Bowl canceled, but we've got a system in place that has proven successful one more game. We're not backing down, but I guess that would have been that would have looked good from a PR standpoint. Well, exactly that also say this that the Panthers have done like you said a fantastic job of keeping everything clean and separated. I I know for a fact. And the very first game. They had fans on a bright, sunny sunshiny day that they were kicking people out who weren't socially distancing after a few warnings, and so they were doing this Very strict and don't forget if they really wanted to. They could have opened up the upper deck. And so that has been closed the entire time so they could have even spaced out fans even more. If they wanted to said Okay, we'll have 2500 down below. We'll have 2500 up stop in a stadium that seats 75,000 people. I don't fully understand why, and I don't mean this to be ugly toward giving Harris but she's freaking out over some increase in cases, but clearly we don't have a problem with the hospital beds being overrun here locally. Um, it seems like she's just panicking. And really, I'm not sure why. Well, I look, I understand that we're having you know, a dramatic increase in cases stay wide. Even here locally, Mecklenburg County. I believe over the weekend. We had a single day of 1000 cases I get under. I understand why people are starting to worry. But before problem is, is that it was the same type of worry back in April and May and June, when we kept hearing that the hospital's we're gonna have 30,000 people inside, and they never did, and never even remotely had that inside. Exactly. So you know, the thing is into your point. Also, there has never been an outbreak and You know what? It's classified as an outbreak? Yeah. Two cases cases. Yeah, that's it. So there hasn't been an outbreak. The fact that there hasn't been two cases linked To Bank of America Stadium shows you how well the Panthers have been doing things. At what point does does does give me Harris lose her credibility? I mean, she's made these dire predictions that never happened, And now she's pressuring the Panthers not to have fans. When did she lose her credibility with the public? Has she already I will say this I don't think she will lose ever lose credibility. With anyone that votes Democrats and you also have to remember that this is a Democrat County that Democrats City by far Democrat County in the Democrats City and also you have to remember the fact that the media will never challenge Gibby Harris and pretty rarely, ever Dina Diorio. And so I mean, all you have to do is what towards last week. Medina told everyone to stay.

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NC police say reports of shots fired at Carolina Place Mall

The Pete Kaliner Show

00:23 sec | 3 weeks ago

NC police say reports of shots fired at Carolina Place Mall

"Returned to Carolina place in Pineville on Saturday, two days after the mall was evacuated over reports of an active shooter inside the mall on Christmas Eve. Thankfully, we do not have any victims and we have no injuries right now Officer Corey Copely and Thursday Charlotte Mecklenburg. Police say they have no evidence that any shots were fired are that there was an active shooter Pineville police are investigating

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What Next Year's Redrawing Of Voting Districts May Look Like

All Things Considered

07:44 min | Last month

What Next Year's Redrawing Of Voting Districts May Look Like

"Year year is is a a once once in in a decade opportunity for all 50 states to redraw the lines of state and congressional voting District's In most places. State lawmakers are in charge of drawing those maps. So both parties poured money into state legislative races this year, and the result was a major disappointment to Democrats. Republicans won in almost all the states that will be key to redistricting. We've got three reporters with us to talk about what these fights will look like in different parts of the country. Ashley Lopez from member Station Kut in Austin, Texas, Dirk Vander Hart from Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland and Steve Harrison of member station W F A in Charlotte, North Carolina. Good to have you all here? Hey, Ari. Hi, sorry. Actually, let's start with you in Texas. The state's getting more diverse, and it's one of many places where Democrats had hoped to take over the house and didn't what happened there. Yes, so those hopes were totally dashed. Democrats are hoping to gain a majority in the Texas house. You know, at least one chamber so they could have a seat at the table this time around because they've been completely shut out for decades, but much like every other state that Democrats were hoping to flip a chamber in they were unsuccessful. In Texas, they had their sights set on flipping nine seats. That were quite frankly, just out of reach for them, largely because those districts were drawn to favor Republicans by Republicans 10 years ago. So in case you wondered if, like redistricting was important. This is a good example. Why So Republican lawmakers are again completely in charge of the process, You know, from top to bottom and because of the U. S Supreme Court decision recently that said that states can gerrymander for partisan Basie's than they really don't have any reason to hold back. That makes it sound like Democrats in Texas have no tools at all. Is there any kind of check or balance on Republican power in the state? Yeah, well, like the last time the courts are really the only check they have right so Even though partisan gerrymandering his legal, which is drawing districts that favor of party over the other, drawing maps that discriminate against people of color is definitely not. That's illegal. And because race and partisanship sometimes go hand in hand, it might be kind of impossible for Republicans. Jerry Mander, based on partisanship without running afoul of racial discrimination laws. So and in fact, Stephanie Swanson with the League of Women voters of Texas, she said that this is actually been a persistent issue in Texas. So in the past 50 years, Texas has been found to have racially discriminated or violated the Voting Rights Act and every redistricting cycle. They could very much still do the same thing on Toe. Stop it. Yes! Oh, Texas has like a pretty bad track record with this and because of so much of Texas is growth in the past few years and decades has been overwhelmingly because of growth among communities of color groups say they're looking to make sure that those political lines draw like retain that political power and population growth that has accumulated over the past few years. All right, let's turn from Texas to Oregon because Republicans next year are going to have total control of 20 state. Legislatures, with Matt making power and Democrats are only going to have total control of seven, but Oregon is one of those seven. So Dirk Vander Hart, What does that mean for redistricting in your state? Well, that's right. Democrats here have super majorities in the House and Senate along with the governor's office, and as of January, they're going to hold the secretary of state's office as well. That's really notable here because in Oregon if the Legislature and governor can't agree on how to reach our legislative maps, the secretary of state takes over the process, and actually, in the past half century, the Legislature has failed to pass. They planned much of the time. So that is one reason Republicans were really adamant about hanging on to the secretary of state's office. In this year's election, there would have been at least some path for them to have meaningful influence in redistricting. Instead, though, a progressive Democrat named Show me a Fagan won the seat. So does that mean Republicans are totally frozen out in Oregon? As the Democrats are in Texas? You know for 2021 that absolutely looks like the case Earlier this year, there was an effort to try to establish a nonpartisan redistricting commission that would take control of the process from lawmakers. That's something Republicans were pretty supportive of, but it failed to even get enough signatures to make the ballot. So show me a fake in the new secretary of State has said she would appoint an independent commission to help advise her. We have not seen a lot of what that looks like. All right, let's head east to North Carolina, which has been the site of many high profile gerrymandering cases over the last few years. What things look like now in Charlotte, Steve Harrison. Yes. So I think it's safe to say North Carolina has been one of those bitterly contested states over political Jerry Mannering after Republicans took control here in 2010. It was a North Carolina case. It was heard by the Supreme Court in the summer of 2019, in which the justices said that Jerry Mandarin based on political party was not unconstitutional. And that was a decision that Democrats across the country said was bad for democracy. In North Carolina. There was also litigation and state court that was successful enforced Republicans to redraw legislative and congressional maps before the 2020 election. And with these new maps, Democrats were really hopeful they could win at least one chamber and have a say and drawing the new maps next year. But they had to win in rural and suburban areas. And like what happened in Texas and other places those hopes really fizzled out. The GOP kept control of both the House and Senate. And so what does that mean for redrawing the maps next year? Has the GOP indicated what they plan to do so they aren't giving any clues, But first they're doing a little bit of gloating. They're saying, Look, we want in 2010 on maps the Democrats drew and we want in 2020 on maps that Democrats said you were pretty fair, so they're taking a victory lap. The question is, are they going to take a hard line approach next year and draw the maps themselves and lock Democrats out? Democrats here are pretty worried. Here's Natasha Marcus, a state senator from Mecklenburg County, home to Charlotte. What I do think is that Republicans who run the General Assembly are smart, and they're gonna certainly Take steps to make things look transparent and one more thing. There's an assumption here that Democrats are going to benefit from new maps just because so much of the population growth is in cities like rally in Charlotte, which you're very blue. But the state's top Republican Senate leader, Phil Berger, is saying not so fast. He's making this kind of interesting argument that Republican voters in these cities are disenfranchised because the GOP doesn't have any representation there. So he's saying, Look, we have 30% of the vote and no members in the Legislature. So he's saying, Hey, maybe we should draw a safe Republican seat in Charlotte. So take a step back. These votes in November have implications for political power in the U. S over the next decade. What is this likely to mean? So, Yeah, one thing going forward in North Carolina, there was hope to have an independent commission to draw maps. That's what Democrats wanted. That's not gonna happen, and I think that's been a push in a lot of places around the country, and Republicans just aren't interested in doing that. So one thing I think you can have the possibility to continue nationwide is a situation where one party may get more votes for their state House chamber or state Senate chamber. But still have fewer seats overall. That is Steve Harrison of member station W F A E in Charlotte, North Carolina, along with Ashley Lopez of member station, Kut in Austin, Texas. And Dirk Vander Hart of Oregon. Public Broadcasting in Portland. Thank you all.

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What Next Year's Redrawing Of Voting Districts May Look Like

All Things Considered

07:30 min | Last month

What Next Year's Redrawing Of Voting Districts May Look Like

"In a decade opportunity for all 50 states to redraw the lines of state and congressional voting District's In most places. State lawmakers are in charge of drawing those maps. So both parties poured money into state legislative races this year, and the result was a major disappointment to Democrats. Republicans won in almost all the states that will be key to redistricting. We've got three reporters with us to talk about what these fights will look like in different parts of the country. Ashley Lopez from member Station Kut in Austin, Texas, Dirk Vander Hart from Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland and Steve Harrison of member station W F A in Charlotte, North Carolina. Good to have you all here? Hey, Ari. Hi. Actually, let's start with you in Texas. The state's getting more diverse, and it's one of many places where Democrats had hoped to take over the house and didn't what happened there. Yes, so those hopes were totally dashed. Democrats were hoping to gain a majority in the Texas house. You know, at least one chamber so they could have a seat at the table this time around because they've been completely shut out for decades, but much like every other state that Democrats were hoping to flip a chamber in they were unsuccessful. In Texas, they had their sights set on flipping nine seats. That were quite frankly, just out of reach for them, largely because those districts were drawn to favor Republicans by Republicans 10 years ago. So in case you wondered if, like redistricting was important. This is a good example. Why So Republican lawmakers are again completely in charge of the process. You know, from top to bottom and because of the U. S Supreme Court decision recently that said that states can gerrymander for partisan bases than they really don't have any reason to hold back. That makes it sound like Democrats in Texas have no tools at all. Is there any kind of check or balance on Republican power in the state? Yeah, well, like the last time the courts are really the only check they have right so Even though partisan gerrymandering his legal, which is drawing districts that favor of party over the other, drawing maps that discriminate against people of color is definitely not. That's illegal. And because race and partisanship sometimes go hand in hand, it might be kind of impossible for Republicans. Jerry Mander, based on partisanship without running afoul of racial discrimination laws. So and in fact, Stephanie Swanson with the League of Women voters of Texas, she said that this is actually been a persistent issue in Texas. So in the past 50 years, Texas has been found to have racially discriminated or violated the Voting Rights Act and every redistricting cycle. They could very much still do the same thing on Texas Toe Oregon because Republicans next year are going to have total control of 20 state legislatures, with Matt making power, and Democrats are only going to have total control of seven. But Oregon is one of those seven. So Dirk Vander Hart, What does that mean for redistricting in your state? Well, that's right. Democrats here have super majorities in the House and Senate along with the governor's office, and as of January, they're going to hold the secretary of state's office as well. That's really notable here because in Oregon if the Legislature and governor can't agree and how to reach our legislative maps, the secretary of state takes over the process. And actually, in the past half century, the Legislature has failed to pass. They plan much of the time. So that is one reason Republicans were really adamant about hanging on to the secretary of state's office. In this year's election, there would have been at least some path for them to have meaningful influence in redistricting. Instead, though, a progressive Democrat named Show me a Fagan won the seat. So does that mean Republicans are totally frozen out in Oregon? As the Democrats are in Texas? You know for 2021 that absolutely looks like the case Earlier this year, there was an effort to try to establish a nonpartisan redistricting commission that would take control of the process from lawmakers. That's something Republicans were pretty supportive of, but it failed to even get enough signatures to make the ballot. So show me a fake in the new secretary of State has said she would appoint an independent commission to help advise her. We have not seen a lot of what that looks like. All right, let's head east to North Carolina, which has been the site of many high profile gerrymandering cases over the last few years. What things look like now in Charlotte, Steve Harrison. Yes. So I think it's safe to say North Carolina has been one of those bitterly contested states over political Jerry Mannering after Republicans took control here in 2010. It was a North Carolina case. It was heard by the Supreme Court in the summer of 2019, in which the justices said that Jerry Mandarin based on political party was not unconstitutional, and that was a decision that Democrats across the country said was bad for democracy. In North Carolina. There was also litigation and state court that was successful enforced Republicans to redraw legislative and congressional maps before the 2020 election. And with these new maps, Democrats were really hopeful they could win at least one chamber and have a say and drawing the new maps next year. But they had to win in rural and suburban areas. And like what happened in Texas and other places those hopes really fizzled out. The GOP kept control of both the House and Senate. And so what does that mean for redrawing the maps next year? Has the GOP indicated what they plan to do so they aren't giving any clues, But first they're doing a little bit of gloating. They're saying, Look, we want in 2010 on maps that Democrats drew and we want in 2020 on maps that Democrats said We're pretty fair, so they're taking a victory lap. The question is, are they going to take a hard line approach next year and draw the maps themselves and lock Democrats out? Democrats here are pretty worried. Here's Natasha Marcus, a state senator from Mecklenburg County, home to Charlotte. What I do think is that Republicans who run the General Assembly are smart, and they're gonna certainly Take steps to make things look transparent and one more thing. There's an assumption here that Democrats are going to benefit from new maps just because so much of the population growth is in cities like rally in Charlotte, which you're very blue. The state's top Republican Senate leader, Phil Berger, is saying not so fast. He's making this kind of interesting argument that Republican voters in these cities are disenfranchised because the GOP doesn't have any representation there. So he's saying, Look, we have 30% of the vote and no members in the Legislature. So he's saying, Hey, maybe we should draw a safe Republican seat in Charlotte. So take a step back. These votes in November have implications for political power in the U. S over the next decade. What is this likely to mean? So, Yeah, one thing going forward in North Carolina, there was hope to have an independent commission to draw maps. That's what Democrats wanted. That's not gonna happen, and I think that's been a push in a lot of places around the country. And Republicans just aren't interested in doing that. So one thing I think you can have. The possibility to continue nationwide is a situation where one party may get more votes for their state House chamber or state Senate chamber. But still have fewer seats overall.

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U.S. breaks COVID-19 record for third straight day

KCBS Radio Weekend News

03:09 min | 2 months ago

U.S. breaks COVID-19 record for third straight day

"In the US There are more than 9.5 million cases of the Corona virus. And more than 234,000 people have died. 17 out of 50 States set record one day increases in covert 19 on Thursday, and the outbreak is hitting the Midwest hard. Illinois reported nearly 10,000 new cases Thursday alone. The number of hospitalizations in the US roast over 52,000 Thursday it increase for the 11th straight day. CBS Jim Priscilla tells US hospitals in some areas, they're overwhelmed several hospitals in the Metro ST Louis area. Have suspended elective procedures because there's so many people hospitalized. They need the bed space, so they're doing that rather drastic step but again. Covert 19 cases and hospitalizations are rising rapidly in the ST Louis area. Speaking of hospitals The county health director in El Paso, Texas, that border city Has said over the past few days that cases air rising so rapidly and again hospitalizations in El Paso that he feels that the hospitals the medical system, the health care system. Is it up breaking point? Very dire situation, apparently in El Paso. And there's also been a situation of kind of a bloom of covert 19 cases from church, right. This is going on in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Allison that is Charlotte. Where the county Health Department now says there have been eight deaths nearly 190 confirmed cases. And at least 15 hospitalizations related to a Corona virus outbreak linked to a weeklong church event about a month ago. This was an early October Hundreds attended the gathering at the United House of Prayer for all people in North Shark. So again, health officials in several states actually have been watching for any potential cases related to this worsening outbreak in Charlotte, and one more quick question I understand things are going to be a little different at grocery stores in Chicago and some other places over a new plan to get groceries out under covert 19. More and more of us or shopping online. In fact, the industry, Ellison says in August online grocery sales are up 75% from a year earlier were obviously changing of many of us are changing how we shop for food because of Corona virus. And more more grocery stores are increasing increasingly using floor space to fulfill those digital orders. Albertsons, which is based in Boise, Idaho, They're the nation's second largest grocery chain. They're testing the use of dozens of large temperature control lockers and select stores in Chicago and California for customers to pick up what they ordered online and also I think it's worth noting that Albertson's is also starting contactless payment in all of its 2200 plus stores. I suspect Alison as this corona virus pandemic continues, We're probably going to see more more. Stores and various change retail chains doing that Same thing, CBS Jim Priscilla

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Charlotte: COVID-19 cases tied to United House of Prayer

Rush Limbaugh

00:48 sec | 3 months ago

Charlotte: COVID-19 cases tied to United House of Prayer

"Corona virus outbreak here in Charlotte connected to the United House of Prayer. So today, the counties asking people who attended an event there recently to get tested. It's believed to be the largest outbreak so far in Mecklenburg County, and officials like Deputy Mecklenburg Health director Dr Reynard Washington, say testing is a necessity not for those who attended that weeklong convocation event that ended October 11th. The Health Department have been in contact with several local health department. About the state of North Carolina and South Carolina and Georgia, as well as in New York City to inform them of the potential outbreak of events as well as I asked them to monitor for potential cases that may be connected to a drive through testing event will be held today and Friday from 9 A.m. to 5 P.m., a 28 45 Babies Ford Road near of the church, which refused to conduct testing on site, according to county

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All ballots are papers in North Carolina

Home Improvement

00:45 sec | 3 months ago

All ballots are papers in North Carolina

"Already cast their ballots so far in North Carolina, almost 15% of the registered voters. So where are those ballots going between now and Election Day? November 3rd Mecklenburg County, the election director, says the ballots are collected every day from all 33 early voting sites, and they're stored in a vault of the board of Elections office here in uptown. This early voter says she feels more secure voting in person than by mail. It makes me feel safer about it for sure, Just cause I can kind of see the process and, um And, uh, you know, I had I had no issues, I guess coming in and doing it. Ballot machines by law are not allowed to be connected to the Internet. And for the first time, all votes in the state are on paper ballots to leave a trackable paper trail and recount for recounts and audits. Presidential

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Virginia reports first child death from COVID-19

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:14 sec | 4 months ago

Virginia reports first child death from COVID-19

"Health department is reporting the first covert 19 death of a child in the the state state health health officials officials say say it it was was a a teenager teenager who who live live near near the the North North Carolina Carolina border. border. Beteen Beteen lived lived in in the the South South Side Side Health Health District, District, which which includes includes Brunswick, Brunswick, Halifax Halifax in in Mecklenburg Mecklenburg Counties. Counties.

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Washington, DC - First Virginia teen dies after contracting coronavirus

Sean Hannity

00:17 sec | 4 months ago

Washington, DC - First Virginia teen dies after contracting coronavirus

"Then is a residence in the Southside Health District, which includes Brunswick Mecklenburg and Halifax County is the first reported death of a child from Kobe 19 in the Commonwealth. Department, not disclosing any information to protect the privacy and respect to the patient's family. The campuses in ST Catherine's in

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Thousands of North Carolina residents incorrectly sent text saying they were positive for COVID-19

WBBM Evening News

00:32 sec | 4 months ago

Thousands of North Carolina residents incorrectly sent text saying they were positive for COVID-19

"Thousands of people of North Carolina got unwelcome news. It turned out to be false. Mecklenburg County, which is home to Charlotte, incorrectly told some 7000 residents they had tested positive for Corona virus. Brenda Palace was among those getting the text message was scared that I was like I just returned to work. I don't even have like a month back at work, and I could be out of work again. More than 500. People also received a county email with the notice. The erroneous information was blamed on a glitch in the county's software system. Jim Krystle, a CBS News Greensboro, North

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Four people tested positive for COVID-19 at Republican National Convention in Charlotte

KCBS 24 Hour News

00:25 sec | 5 months ago

Four people tested positive for COVID-19 at Republican National Convention in Charlotte

"The GOP convention in North Carolina has been linked to some Kuroda virus cases. CBS's Jim Krystle, a two delegates and to support people who attended the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, have tested positive for covert 19, according to the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Monday was the only day of the four day convention that was held in person in Charlotte, the original host city. Those who tested positive were immediately isolated.

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4 people tied to RNC in Charlotte have coronavirus: County

Jeff Katz

00:18 sec | 5 months ago

4 people tied to RNC in Charlotte have coronavirus: County

"Mecklenburg County say four people who were at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, a tested positive for covert 19. Those who tested positive were immediately isolated, the county says in a news release it nearly 800 people were tested who attended the event or who helps support it. After his big

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Nearly 300,000 requests made for absentee ballots in North Carolina

Rush Limbaugh

00:41 sec | 5 months ago

Nearly 300,000 requests made for absentee ballots in North Carolina

"To to vote vote by by mail mail here here in in North North Carolina? Carolina? More More and and more more people people asking asking for absentee ballots because of covert 19 are Jo Gillespie with the newest numbers and the boards of election began to send out the absentee ballots on September the fourth. They're gonna need some extra mailbags as up today, 295,959 requests have been made for the absentee ballots. 38,000 of those here in Mecklenburg County. Now we're at almost 11 times the number of request made back in 2016. When it comes to the cut off date for these balance, how many requests will be in? Some people think there could be 400 or 500,000 requests?

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

01:39 min | 5 months ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, siding with caution will open a week from today with online instruction for Children. Is the latest on what's happening with Corona virus relief measures being considered in Congress. But your talks between top Democrats in the White House broke down last week. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he's ready to return to the negotiating table rather than compromise. Our Republican counterparts said. Take a hike quite literally, Schumer says Republicans most meet halfway, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's Democrats who have been rigid. For weeks weeks, they held up important aid over non covert related demand. Key sticking points have been over a proposed trillion dollars for state and local governments and by how much to extend enhanced unemployment benefits. Shared Halpert Fox News, Duke University researchers have put face masks to the test to see which were most effective. It's slowing the spread of covert 19 They found that the N 95 masks often now used by medical professionals did the best job stopping droplets from people's Miles, which can transmit Cove it 19. Bandannas. On the other hand, they founded the worst, allowing about half the human spitting particles. Is someone not wearing a mask at all? LGBT NEWS time. 502 Now, more than ever, you're probably doing everything you can to avoid being exposed to air borne viruses and bacteria when you go outside, But what about the air You breathe when you're inside your home, introducing the so clean air purifier. It's one of the most sophisticated air purification systems of its kind. It uses a nano filtration system. That's up to 3000 times more effective than a HEPA filter..

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Lack of study and oversight raises concerns about tear gas

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 6 months ago

Lack of study and oversight raises concerns about tear gas

"The use of tear gas on demonstrators during police violence protests around the country has raised concerns about its safety Justin what France while publishes an alternative newspaper in Charlotte North Carolina he was live streaming a protest there on June second and was in a crowd of demonstrators when police son leased a volley of tear gas when I got my face on fire mas empire Charlotte Mecklenburg deputy police chief Jeff Estes says tear gas can be an effective way to control the crowd and protect officers I don't think it is the last decided where we have our control agents to use which are less less lethal there irritants are that we should have to resort to shields and sticks but Oregon congressman Earl Blumenauer once the environmental protection agency to investigate the use safety and oversight of tear gas on my campus

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Nursing homes represent more than 1 in 4 COVID-19 deaths

Rush Limbaugh

00:39 sec | 7 months ago

Nursing homes represent more than 1 in 4 COVID-19 deaths

"Dropping the ball at nursing homes at noon I'm mark garrison a lot of people dying in North Carolina nursing homes from covert virus in fact that's where nearly all of the state's deaths from the virus have been now Mecklenburg health director says they have not done a good job testing workers in the homes as well as residents I believe that we have not been doing enough testing with those individuals and we are ramping that up now unfortunately I'd not seen enough give me Harris says they hope to do more testing the state admitted earlier this week many nursing homes have done no testing North Carolina has one of the highest death rates in the nation for nursing homes and covert

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Fearing more coronavirus cases, Mecklenburg leaders push for face mask requirement

Rush Limbaugh

00:52 sec | 7 months ago

Fearing more coronavirus cases, Mecklenburg leaders push for face mask requirement

"Station more talk of mandatory masking locally at one o'clock I'm mark garrison a sexist amble thing it's so simple to wear a mask that is Mecklenburg County commissioner Elaine palette their meeting last night commissioners most of them seem to favor forcing us to wear a mask in public because of coronavirus but commissioners power to do that is limited unless the towns in the county go along with it commissioner Trevor fuller wants to do a little arm twisting on the towns I would say that we ought to be leading our other municipalities on this question and not simply assuming that they will answer No when we decide that we want to make this a requirement in Mecklenburg County commissioners will take up that mandatory masking idea next week the mayor of mint hill telling W. B. T. he will only go by what the governor orders and he thinks governor Cooper could take action on mandatory masking before the county commission

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

01:45 min | 7 months ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Are there are in C. committee last night saying that they will move the vast majority of its convention to Jacksonville Florida at this point in time we are now evaluating what role the county will have in preparing for this scaled down event and as we move through that will certainly keep you posted on that and at this time I'll turn it over to give me for her update thank you for good afternoon as usual start with a data update as of noon today we've had six thousand two hundred and seventy five laboratory confirmed cases in Mecklenburg County today that we have had eleven days of triple digit numbers so over a hundred new cases every day for those of that eleven day period the highest being two hundred and fifty we've had a hundred and twenty three deaths and nineteen outbreak situation saying congregate living facilities at this point in time for more data report seventy two percent of our cases still are coming from individuals between the ages of twenty and fifty nine years of age and and that gives us I'd focus for some of the messaging that we need to do in our community as mentioned earlier a third of our cases to date have been among the Hispanic community and a large number of days are in the twenty to thirty five age range ninety two percent of our deaths however I've been in individuals over the age of sixty we have had nine deaths in individuals between the ages of forty and fifty nine.

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Physical altercation between Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department captain and protesters caught on video

WBT Afternoon Programming

00:34 sec | 8 months ago

Physical altercation between Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department captain and protesters caught on video

"MPD MPD captain captain and and some some protesters protesters got got into into a a physical physical confrontation confrontation this afternoon near the government center the video of that incident shows captain Brad Koch protesters tussling on the ground it up at one point and prior to that the the video showing protesters shouting at Koch to leave the area police captain has been not participating almost every night with demonstrators in uptown Charlotte and at another similar Tensta stand off last night no word at this point how many people might have been arrested or if anybody was injured in that situation outside the government center about four o'clock this afternoon that happened

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Started as peaceful and organized, a night of Charlotte protests takes a sharp, dark turn

Pat McCrory Show w/ Bo Thompson

01:24 min | 8 months ago

Started as peaceful and organized, a night of Charlotte protests takes a sharp, dark turn

"Hundreds were expected but thousands of people showed up for Tuesday's daytime protest in uptown Charlotte crowd estimate puts the number of people around six thousand and they all gathered here outside the the government government center center there there were were community community leaders leaders activists activists you you use use public public figures figures they they all all came came together together to to stand stand against against injustice injustice and and racism racism and and it was very peaceful organized by the Charlotte Mecklenburg branch of the N. double Lacey how protesters left the government center and they stopped at CMPD headquarters that's where they all took a knee for several minutes and listen to several activists speak organizer's actually wanted everyone to go home once things wrapped up around seven o'clock they said they didn't want to see any violence in their name under this organized protests to simply because they feel it will drown out the message of why everyone was out here for forty six is and why it little Charlotte police say they are reviewing events that transpired later in the night when demonstrators say they were box into a parking structure as tear gas smoke and pepper balls were deployed traders started started throwing throwing firecrackers firecrackers in in chemical chemical agents agents and and officers officers which which led led to to orders orders for for the the crowd crowd to to disperse disperse

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

03:50 min | 8 months ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"And Mecklenburg County probably by a total of about a million votes I lost the entire election by nine thousand votes judicial watch's lawsuit argues that North Carolina Mecklenburg County in Guilford county failed to make reasonable efforts to remove in eligible voters from the registration rolls as required by the federal national voter registration act of nineteen ninety three so it's a law that counties are supposed to be removing people on the voting rolls that don't vote for a long period of time they're inactive voters and there's a reason for that lawsuit also claims that the these jurisdictions violated the in in V. R. A. by failing to make available to judicial watch public records concerning efforts to comply with the law so these democratic counties I'm sorry just happen to be democratic counties love to keep a lot of people on their voting rolls even though they've been inactive for a long long long time and the reason you don't want to keep him on your voting rolls if they're an activist because other people can get those list and find out who the inactive voters are let me tell you a little secret this is how the political operatives work see listen to this but because I've taught you everything you know but I'm a tell you everything I know this is the way you do it you send out a mailings to all the people that are registered to vote in your county and then those that are inactive you get return mail little yellow sticker no longer lives at this address because most of those people have moved and if you get that no longer live at this address that means you can tell certain people wait a minute I have a name on the voter rolls that's inactive you can use that name and do an absentee ballot or even do go vote in person using that name and no one would know the difference because there's no voter ID required member the Democrats held that up in court and now with absentee balloting that the Democrats used to be against before they were for it they love this because they'll just take their names off the inactive list USM Macomb active again no one will know the difference there is a way to game the voting system in North Carolina and about every other state but North Carolina according to the article is one of the worst in the nation says about seventeen percent of north Carolina's registrations were enacted while fifth worst of the forty states for which data seventeen percent so we have elections that are being determined we have a congressional election that was determined by less than one hundred votes we have a gubernatorial election that I was in that was determined at a four point six million by less than ten thousand votes and how many are on the voter rolls that are inactive it says seventy percent we're in accent which was seen percent now it says this too by way of comparison the median St in active rate was nine point six so we're at seventeen percent nine point six is in the middle that's a pretty big increase where is the outrage from the Democrats and the Republicans where is the outrage from the media see the media both our local statewide and federal media always talk about the outrages of Republicans passing rules that don't allow people to vote but there's never outrage about passing rules that don't allow people to vote you shouldn't vote or vote in someone else's name.

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North Carolina - Mecklenburg County Aims To Ramp Up Testing To 13K A Week

Vince Coakley

00:30 sec | 9 months ago

North Carolina - Mecklenburg County Aims To Ramp Up Testing To 13K A Week

"Mecklenburg County testing a lot more people now to see if they have the virus testing strategy aims to test roughly thirteen thousand residents per week to cover an additional five percent of our population over the next thirty days that is roughly eighteen hundred and fifty tests per day that's my number health director give me Harris the number of people testing positive continues to go down locally in the past week only seven percent of those tested had the virus in Mecklenburg County

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

03:38 min | 9 months ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Reported cases in Mecklenburg County one twenty to fifty nine year olds not saw this yesterday and thought to myself wow that's kind of scary as it is a guy who's gonna be fifteen enough five weeks it was was like oh I don't I'm not really crazy about that the calling we lost in the building was fifty two I believe no I wasn't crazy about reading that but then I realized twenty to fifty nine thirty nine years is not really a demographic or is that most people that's a big that's a big span to qualify as one group thirty nine year stretch I guess the idea is they want to emphasize that it's not just hold people that are getting the house hello you said summer fifty nine aha yeah you're funny so funny help you stay funny hold one these days too some it didn't bother me as much when the Kurds may that you're talking about thirty nine year span there and that survival rates are very high it's Sunday may third twenty twenty Sunday on well if you're not already on your way got some didn't ready to do but generally for church that's changing what that means is changing along with everything else I don't believe the DA churches will have to assemble in parking lots important to although if there was a charge for that's how they did it all the time they'd probably do okay there are folks it's like a check box I went to church this week his big a jerk as a whole no don't don't don't do that don't use it as a I'm in doldrums ticket don't use a trip to church as an excuse to be bad later in Ohio but working from home kids and adults schools closed for the year I think you will like that if your kid I just remember how excited I would get towards the end of the day end of the year and if someone took away the last day and just walked up to me say oh we currently I'm at school and I.

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

03:12 min | 9 months ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Carolina Mecklenburg county's manager says the outlook here is not good the temporary closing of local businesses the reduction in hotel occupancies are the temporary halt of sitting down for a meal at a local restaurant why it's had an impact on the dollars that were circulated and the local economy will suffer even further you know lost employment so many county residents have sustained a manager dena diorio told county commissioners Friday morning the county the county's bank account is sound planning and saving so she's recommending the property tax stay the same this year with no tax increase restarting the economy several major shopping malls across North Carolina expected to re open this Friday the same day governor Roy Cooper stay at home order scheduled to end Simon property group which owns South Park and Concord mills among others says they will re open on may eighth along with Charlotte premium outlets in the southwest part of the city mall operator says all employees will be required to wear masks and take hand washing breaks the malls will also limit entrances hours and the number of people out of the buildings meanwhile a new statewide poll out says a lot of people are partly okay was shutting down for the coronavirus the new Meredith college poll finds that north Carolinians are very cautious about re opening the North Carolina economy the Meredith college poll conducted an online survey of six hundred four registered North Carolina voters over three quarters of respondents seventy six percent support the governor's extension of the stay at home water until may the eighth and even more seventy eight percent support the governor's decision to close North Carolina public schools G. T. Zhou Glaspie recording warm sunny spring time weather drawing people across the country outside of their quarantine homes even the coronavirus numbers are on a downward trend in New York City a thousand of the city's finest have been deployed and ordered if in for social distancing rules and make arrests and issue summons the violators of necessary over sixty were taken into custody on Saturday meanwhile in one town outside Oklahoma City an emergency proclamation ordering residents to wear masks in businesses didn't go over very well the proclamation would require patrons in stores and restaurants in still water to wear masks but that has been softened mayor will Joyce lifted the role after was in effect for just three hours and that was after there were reports of employees being threatened with physical violence if they enforce the order because Krista mail big changes coming to Charlotte Douglas airport thousands airports across the country and indeed the world airlines are now requiring passengers to wear face masks on flights and Charles dominant carrier American also cutting back the number of passengers on flights through the end of the month to encourage social distancing Cincinnati based Kroger which owns Harris teeter is going to begin limiting the amount of meat you can by limiting purchases of fresh pork and ground beef at select stores it's in response to a possible meat shortage that could come as several meat processing plants in the Midwest were forced to shut down due to a coronavirus WBZ sports Kobe nineteen continuing to impact the sporting world in new ways starting this weekend Major League Baseball teams will be allowed to make cuts and layoffs to help them through this pandemic MLB commissioner rob.

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

02:02 min | 9 months ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Is cancel in Charlotte Mecklenburg released not in school it's in in homes through the middle of next month but governor Cooper holding a news conference yesterday offering this information we know that we need to increase the work force on contact tracing and we have formed some partnerships to do that and are working to get employees who are trained in how they do that and I'll let doctor co and talk about that specifically this week we plan to lay out trends that we need to maybe along with testing and tracing capacity in order for us to be able to ease restrictions we are working with our convo coronavirus task force hi right now for example the president's plan that was sent out in federal guidance requires a fourteen day reduction can cope with positive cases North Carolina does not meet that criteria it also requires testing and tracing in order to be able to meet that threshold and what we're doing is looking at all of this as a whole and we're going to make determinations on the range of goals that we need to hit in order to ease restrictions and we want to do that what we want to ease restrictions on the economy and on families and we know that hitting benchmarks in testing and tracing and on trying to drive the downward reject trajectory on because the cases along with kind of a like illness as is provided in the federal guidelines along with our testing capacity is important just confirmed U. S. senator Thom Tillis will join us on W. BT just past eight o'clock to about eight oh five right.

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

02:15 min | 10 months ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"This curve we're in it together as a community and it is important that we all do our part in order to do that thank you next up we'll have deputy first these from the Charlotte Mecklenburg police department ram just a couple points here I want to echo well first off exactly what checker was talking about this for some Forsman goes in the proclamation in the ordinances to all those folks businesses and citizens alike who from the very beginning understood the severity of the proclamations and the need and necessity for what we were trying to accomplish as a as a community can have abided by those well done for the rest of you who have not taken it serious or for those who believe that arm what I've seen they're convincing themselves that the gray areas they may read into the proclamation to allow themselves to do what they know to be non essential things but now if you haven't taken it seriously now is the time off from the CPD's perspective today's cooperation today's compliance will determine the future restrictions for tomorrow so the more you comply today the better the restrictions will be for the future so we want to make sure that that's done so far we've had you know a good reaction from businesses but not all we began to issue citations to businesses who who are outside the boundaries of the ordinance we used to have a home going discussions with many of them including some retailers who want to question if they supposed to remain open and not working through that with the attorneys and lastly we have we are not immune are old CPT families at two officers who have tested positive for code we're working very closely with our health care leadership in the process is to make sure they're safe and well they can get back to work very soon so without further back over talking to manager for questions and answers.

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

07:26 min | 10 months ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"The chair of the Mecklenburg County commission George Dunlap first of all I mean this is just such an amazing week malls are closed theatres closed restaurants close you but a politician here for a long time never seen anything quite like this but I will tell you that not everything is closed and there are some things as close I think it is important to note that you can still go get gas okay grocers as far as entertainment is concerned I think that the new has changed when more people are taking advantage of our parks and greenways and some of the other amenities that you probably hadn't thought about prior to now yeah a lot of these public venues where people gather our clothes for you hearing from folks do you do you have many people are calling you to say they're afraid or Hey you guys are over reacting or what what kind of feedback are you getting actually I haven't gotten a whole lot of St tags I think people can understand now that this is a very serious situation and most people are complying with the calls that I've received a call from actually people who don't live in this community who have heard rumors about what's going on in fact I got a call from somebody from his home county who has relatives in Mecklenburg County they had heard that all the roads and streets will be blocked and closed down and they wanted to know if they came to check on their relatives weapon that they be able to get back home and of course our room two streets are not closed and told them that they wouldn't have any problems at all you mentioned rumors it's interesting that there were there were a lot of rumors going around that the governor was going to order a lock down and there's some thought that he may do that in the next week or so and you the the board of county commissioners you have a meeting set for Tuesday afternoon do you look for some some more restrictions that the board would pass do you anticipate that I do not the meeting on Tuesday is primarily to combat both the board and the community the latest update on things that have happened over the weekend up until that time the and I know there were rumors about a possible shelter in place but when you look at the number of cases in Mecklenburg County and across the state when compared to other communities that have sheltered in place we're not at that point and and and the fact that we're not at that point gives us a greater opportunity to stop the virus will stop this breed before we get to the point where we have to shelter in place said Tuesday barring anything unforeseen you don't look at this as a session to to put more restrictions on the community I don't know I guess you never know huh in this situation you never know because if people continue to violate the orders and they continued to disobey the orders there is the likelihood that we will get to that point my hope is that we won't you know I heard stories yesterday about GM's that compete to open for restaurants where people continue to be able to to gather our menus that just simply ignored the order after that the police department is now having to be the importance of that or they asked that if you can hear the news that continue to operate that the B. report and I think most people understand that topic you want to get more reports that people continue to violate those orders churches mostly have shut down there are few smaller ones and are continuing to open a but I don't know that the police would move in and shut down a church service learning I don't think they would you know I think it's really irresponsible even though I respect religion I just think that if you assemble large groups of people and someone in that somebody could be carriers of the virus I think it's rather you're responsible I think most congregations are not going to have service I think one of the concerned is that many of them are still trying to figure out how they can get online and how they can live stream now they can broadcast in other ways and they probably haven't dealt with that crap in there I think the smaller congregations are gonna have a more difficult time doing that well I appreciate you taking the time here so do you see kind of an indie game inside at all with the health department saying okay if we if we stay under this number maybe we could relax some of the rules are just too early to know it it is too early to know if you think about channel where some people believe this started they have gotten to the point now where they're not reporting new cases but that's been for several months now so it it may take a while what I have shared with people is that this emotional washing your hands is so important to stopping the spread of the virus using social distancing is so important to stopping the spread of the virus and and that's what people need to understand you know if you're still engaging in interacting with other people can you come in contact with somebody who may be carrying it who may not even be showing the symptoms other signs of the virus so they practice just does two things I think that'll go a long way in helping us to stop the spread of Broward county commission chair George Dunlap talking with our mark garrison this weekend in speaking of garrison will talk to our fleet of reporters Jensen garrison Gillespie spanning the queen city coming up at seven fifty right now speaking of spanning span the queen city for traffic in your spam Warner so the funny thing is is there's really not a lot of traffic and that that's a good news thing that means most of you are staying home the lights are out on west sugar creek road here is Boulevard you're going to want to continue to treat that as a four way stop and we're still seeing that if you're taking the train cats right entrance at blue line and Amtrak are experiencing service delays and disruptions you're gonna wanna check online or use the app before leaving the house other than that those drive times they don't really pick up at all the end of this morning I said to give yourself some of that extra time because of the wet roadways that you were gonna need that right now we're really looking good because they are so empty eighty five north bound between Estonian seventy seven about a twenty two minute drive we're looking at forty five inner between eighty five and independence that's twenty one minutes and thirty minutes and forty five outer between seventy seven and I eighty five no directs to check in on that one WBTW I'm Steve counts in the W. B. team to center the latest economic.

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

01:43 min | 11 months ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Situation station five twenty three on news talk eleven ten nine eight nine three WBT continuing coverage of the corona virus pandemic shelter in place a possibility in Mecklenburg County according to the health director give me Harris met with county commissioners last night held a news conference yesterday some of what she said within the county we are looking at what other types of facilities or spaces that we could make available if we needed to isolate or quarantine people who may not be able to do it in their homes so we are we are exploring all of those options right now and are very far along in the planning on all of those issues so again we are lucky in that we have not come across that situation yet and we still have time to continue to plan and implement but I'm I feel good that we are having the conversations I know how we're going to react if it happens White House say has a news conference scheduled for eleven thirty later today at its most recent one was yesterday afternoon president trump we're stepping it up as much as we can and the testing procedures are going well and within a short period of time all of the private labs will kick in this never been done before and it's it's going to be something that are very I think it's going to be incredible if it's done properly and these are great companies these are among the greatest companies in the world actually so the state's going to be dealing themselves and with the local government local physicians local everybody they're also dealing with us we have a.

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

02:18 min | 1 year ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"In Saturday it is is almost all of its inside so Saturday no matter what the weather is come by south Mecklenburg high school bring your family it is what we call wonderful chaos you walk inside south Mecklenburg and there are as people everywhere and doing different things and sure and running around and you're running around and I always bring my family over there and that it really is a great way to if if your families you want to get into the holiday spirit you want to do something for a good calls in the process it's a great place to be and for my favorite days of the year if you want to see a really great transformation show up early and see all the early chaos and then show back up again about six or seven o'clock in the evening and see if they start to put the rate and the finishing touches on their all the trees that have been assembled and all the presents and have been wrapped in all the bikes that have been grouped in its there's a ton of work but it always seems to get done and there's a lot of south Mecklenburg high school youth groups that that get involved as well and that's very cool and it's just I'm serious come by early and then come by later and see what we do to that place in about twelve hours it's amazing I have not talked to share in the last twenty four hours what kind of updates do we have on a Tuesday morning have you talked to her what you want people to know is we're getting closer to this well our donations are our biggest cut our biggest died we think the bikes will take care of themselves I mean we don't know but we're starting off strong will probably start off with about two hundred bikes before we ever load one off of a truck on Friday but donations as were were really behind and I mean really behind and we kind of expected that we've would try to work a little bit behind the scenes to people will help us in the past and made sure they helped us again but we're way behind on donations so if you can find it in your heart to help the local kids have a Christmas through an organization the sisters grassroots and and and down to basics as you can possibly have we know we would we would love your participation kids first to the Carolinas dot com will get you to their website you go to W. B. T. that calm and the Hey kid is Santa and check out our auction items but also there's links to kids first there if you want a short cut take the initials of kids first.

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

02:15 min | 2 years ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"The bike drive at south Mecklenburg high school sixty nine we'll have food trucks out there. And we've got those guys as eight guys that get together and work and and one of them owns frame warehouse. One of them's a dentist, and they started fill in. Up a frame warehouse truck with the bikes they brought us one hundred one year and one hundred fifty the next year and last year, they drive up into frame warehouse truck, and behind them is a brand new eighteen Wheeler from WalMart and three hundred and some odd bikes Twi we ended up with nine hundred bikes last year because they brought us all the. But anyway. Unto itself. So it's Friday night six to nine PM December the fourteenth, and there's food trucks out there and hot chocolate. And I mean, even if you don't bring us a biker toy yet to pull into the parking lot and just see it. And what are the things that you've got the the wrapping party party is Saturday, December the fifteenth probably from about two o'clock in the afternoon, we have all those gifts to wrap and we've got a gymnasium and in an area of south Mecklenburg high school to set up for this kid this for this party that will do for about three hundred fifty four hundred kids the next day. Now that's closed to the public for security reasons, and we don't exploit the kids we won't we don't allow cameras in there. We don't allow TV in there. We don't. But anyway, it's all in preparation of that party for those kids and then the week after that party. We take care of the other six hundred kids or whatever Sharon has amassed and Sharon's just kinda piped into a network of need. These are the kids that fall through the cracks the kids that somehow or another don't qualify for United way or don't qualify for this that or the other or last second. And we just come up with some of the some of the saddest stories ever that we take the sat out of. And that's it's really cool to have that kind of a power and have the resources to be able to do that Thursday the thirteenth. We'll do an on air auction. And I don't know what's going to be in that auction, but will end up with some good items, and we make five or ten thousand bucks doing that. Now, you've also got a place where people can drop.

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Regained control of the US house in yesterday's election while Republicans expanded their majority in the Senate in North Carolina's ninth congressional district. It appears Republican Mark Harris has narrowly defeated democrat Dan McCreary with the current margin under two thousand votes, which means McCreadie could seek a recount while McCreevy has not yet conceded Harris gave a victory speech early this morning. We kept saying over and over again that these were two distinct choices, and I thank God that the people of the ninth district have made their choice this evening, and we are thankful. There was a Blue Wave on the Mecklenburg county commission with all three Republican incumbents losing, Elaine Powell, defeated Jim Puckett. Susan rodriguez. Mcdowell beat Bill James and Susan harden defeated Matthew Ridenour, former state Representative Tricia Cottam spoke with WBZ's morning. News Mecklenburg county is going to be nine zero nine democratic Kelly commission seats, what is that? That look like for our county is is that ideal. I think many of us would say it's not that. That's where we are in the general assembly. Democrats broke the GOP's veto proof majority gaining eight seats in the house, and it looks like they'll gain some seats in the Senate as well when it came to the six constitutional amendments on the North Carolina. Ballot voter said, no to the two that would shift power to legislators from the governor while the voter ID income tax hunting and fishing and victims rights amendments passed in South Carolina, Republicans held onto all seven statewide offices, including governor Henry McMaster, but Democrats slipped a US house seat for the first time since nineteen Eighty-six democrat. Joe Cunningham beat Republican Katie Errington who defeated Mark Sanford in the primary.

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

08:20 min | 2 years ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"So this story we were talking about the Charlotte Mecklenburg school? Board. Yeah the Charlotte Mecklenburg school board is trying to scare the residents of Matthew's, Cornelius math huntersville Davidson trying to scare. Them I like I like how you did. That they're trying to scare them on the. Day they owe taxes for the Mecklenburg county, taxes so we can pay the school board, superintendent four or five hundred thousand dollars a year school board passed what's called the municipal concerns. Act last night essentially blocks future CMS school construction Matthews mint hill huntersville in Cornell ius as the fourteenth that are being allowed to create a municipal charter schools Using taxpayer money under, the CMS plan those towns could get back onto the CMS construction priority list by approving a. Fifteen year moratorium on launching town charter schools and they did this in the most devious secret wait it's making the Republicans in the state legislature looked good The Democrats on the Mecklenburg county school board did, the most devious secret meeting you can imagine to. Make, this happen they release this just hours before the vote They. Had private phone calls to coordinate this vote And then, they passed it immediately as though hey state legislature we got one on you at the same time that. The, residents of, Matthew's Cornelius meant hill huntersville. Davidson Pineville our pain their Mecklenburg county tax bills In which according to my chart here that I have. To pay my taxes, today forty four point nine percent of the, taxes, they're paying, today goes towards school and so what did the Charlotte Mecklenburg school system Democrats due to all those suburban. Towns, within Mecklenburg, county you got it David If you if you could see us on radio you would have seen the middle finger go up they shot him the middle. Finger I'd do, it right now but the camera for the studio goes right. Into the boss's office and he might be getting out of his limo right now coming in and eat. Is great Papa. Sandwich And he might think I'm shooting him. The bird But I'm not that kind of guy I'm? Not like David from where are you from David Nashville Wherever my feet carry me What what does the chairman of the county school. Board thinks she's accomplishing the she thinks she's really going to get the last word. I'm telling you right now this is the saddest news and political dynamics in Charlotte. Mecklenburg for the past decade it's the most destructive move that you could make right now is having secret discussions given no public notice and then voting on this, with two of the Republicans not there This is wrong where is Taylor. Baton right now with the Charlotte observer editorial page just like he did against the Republicans in the legislature where's their headline editor editorial criticizing the Democrats here in, Mecklenburg county I'll, tell you what this could lead to it. Could lead to a break up of the Charlotte Mecklenburg school system because that's what the North. Carolina legislature could turn around and call a special session and say we're going to break up the school. System we're going. To allow Cornelius? Huntersville Davidson Pineville to have their own school system. And Mecklenburg county you gotta take the taxes out of, those areas and let them pay their taxes for their school system Or maybe they're hoping it won't be done between now and December a special session To pay back the Democrats on the Charlotte Mecklenburg school board for shooting the middle finger to all those, tens of thousands of residents who are, sending their schools kids to Mecklenburg county schools keeping their kids in Mecklenburg county schools Let me tell the school board these parents have a choice they go to Union County then go to rock hill they go to. Charter schools they go to private schools maybe this is why private schools are expanded at a rate much greater than the population in our public schools is because the elected, officials are given them the middle finger Because the elected officials on the school board voted on by the people in Matthews And therefore the Mecklenburg county school board Democrats go we don't really represent you we're only going to represent the people that vote for us I'll tell you I wonder what Mr. Spangler would be doing saying today Mr. Spangler former c. j. Spangler former chairman of the Mecklenburg county, school board really tried to. Work to bring this community gather regarding busing regarding school desegregation He could have been doing a lot of other things. He passed away several weeks ago what would he say to the Charlotte Mecklenburg school board for basically telling the suburbs of Beck number county to shove it At the same week in. Which they're paying taxes I got. A six thousand dollar tax Bill in front of me right now which forty nine percent of, my taxes go towards education I'm. Proud to pay it I I don't have any children we couldn't have children but that's part of my responsibility to help pay for For people being educated to help. Our society but I'm telling you right now the people? In Matthew's according to analysts can move they can move to iron county Union County and? Do you think that's? Gonna do you any. Good do you think that's. Going, to help desegregate are schools. That have diversity in, our schools are you kidding me just got an Email Says tell Pat to give us a minute the news just broke? Last night we are? Writing it right now From Taylor baton good Taylor See, Taylor's listening Taylor hey how, you doing buddy You left my name, out of, the, article about Jim Martin I read. Your articles to I'm glad you're listening to the radio station This is wrong Taylor and. This could lead to the, break up of the Charlotte Mecklenburg school system That consolidation help desegregate our city And, not just from a, race standpoint from a wealth standpoint Or desegregating, now more than ever You don't. Shoot the middle finger those residents they're part of our community who are paying taxes this week Treat them with respect. Straight, ahead, on the Pat. Mccrory show we'll shift, gears to. Eastern North Carolina Hato leave us Taylor batons listen man hurricane, Matthew recovery, we'll have a guest Jared Lowry you're going to be on the show coming up who alum BI Indian who, helped with a hurricane recovery and he's sick to his stomach to that the people of Lumberton Pembroke. LA the other towns along highway seventy four th we. All bypass on the way to rightful beach ignore but these people are hurting in. The governor's ignoring, them so is, the media and. It's, inexcusable because the poorest of the poor impacted time now for headlines here's John stoke UNC Chapel Hill now knocking. Looking toward mid-november to come up with, a plan for the future of, the silent Sam, monument on campus it'd protesters pulled down a week ago UNC board. Of governors now, director chancellor Carol fold and the UNC Chapel Hill board of trustees to. Present a plan by the end we will. Look at auctions including one that features a location on campus Display the monument in a place of prominence Minor visibility availability and. Access where we can ensure public safety issue the monuments preservation and place.

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Newsmakers, talk to Bo Thompson. Rudy Giuliani good morning to you Good morning I listen to you guys I, really, do the head coach. Of the Carolina. Panthers Ron Rivera mortem Bo how you, doing I'm doing great the first time together on the. Radio chief, of. Police in Charlotte Mecklenburg is chief Kerr, Putney good morning sir The superintendent of Charlotte Mecklenburg schools Debra, Clayton Wilcox thank you for the work both of you thank you, sir This. Is WBZ TV's. Morning news would Pennsylvania's top law enforcement officials, says he hopes these. States Roman Catholic leaders will quote unquote cease their denials and deflections about a grand juries report into sexual abuse of children by priests Following a letter to the faithful from pope Francis condemning the, attacks in, their, efforts to hide them the attorney general up. There Josh Shapiro said that the letter that the pope, sent out today. Acknowledges the painful truth and the pope's letter said church officials quote unquote showed no care for. The, little ones this is one of the most despicable pieces of, history religious history ever the Catholic church now for decades has lost their credibility because, of their inability to police themselves now I don't know if. I don't know what, the solution is. But if you. Believe in what you stand there, in your marble palaces. And preach then there's an awful lot of people in really nice robes they're going to hell do not pass go do not Collect two. Hundred fifty dollars I don't know how. You can preach one. Thing I do your hypocrite you don't truly. Believe, in what you preach otherwise you wouldn't be anywhere near where several priests are many free. Sar in the Catholic church if you are taking children and victimizing children and you have a backwards collar on I don't know that you can get the hell any.

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Their mental health physical health coffee and other committee members were especially upset to learn. That any changes in the toll project we'll have to compete with other road projects from across the state. In order to get, funding that infuriated people like county Commissioner Jim Puckett who says, the general assembly needs to. Fix, the I seventy seven mess now well I think the legislature needs understand the voters are Mecklenburg county represent about ten. Percent of the state of North, Carolina the people in north Mecklenburg Democrats Republicans and unaffiliated are clearly going to continue to. Go to the polls and make changes so if the, Republicans want to keep a super majority. They probably need to work with us If the governor wants to get reelected he needs. To work with us everybody's best interest to do something different it is a political hot. Potato but the, only thing DOT secretary trodden said he could do for now is. To try to negotiate with the company building the roads and come up with, lower tolls maybe how do we negotiate better terms for drivers, and those, will be three areas that we're focusing on one our toll caps frequent user discounts and then. Also allow the medium sized trucks to use the express lanes which is one of the recommendations that I. Think both the community, had as well as the people here on the advisory group, yeah the reason he mentioned. Trucks, they will not be allowed on the toll lanes they have to use two of the free lanes that are going. To be left on I seventy, seven but a lot of people think that will just clog the road but the idea. Of getting the company to lower the tolls may be, tough sort of like renting a how House from your, nasty. Uncle and begging him for a break, on the price so the much. Hated toll project continues no relief no. Changes anytime soon and DOT was, adamant yesterday that despite all the dirt you see despite all the work going on and what looks like years worth, of work still ahead they say the project is. On time for near the end of the year? We'll see later this morning we'll have a couple of county, commissioners on with, us to chat, about it needless to say they're not happy with what they heard yesterday, ten after five here on WBZ TV and we're getting ready to go back to school in Charlotte yesterday was the annual superintendent. Addressing, a number of issues with, the media including the lead that was found in. The water fountains at some of the schools what.

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"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

02:39 min | 3 years ago

"mecklenburg" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Because i remember talking to you as mayor we'd arrest someone for a crime here in charlotte they use one benefit we do their fingerprint and another identification would come up from a previous arrest in another jurisdiction some extremely serious criminal offenses we had every charge that some of the inmates head for homicide to our broccoli lot of vehicle thefts and if you remember back during that time period there was hardly a week went by that there wasn't some innocent family killed by near legal alien in the community driver's license driving the wrong way on an interstate highway it hitting the family head on and these were the type of people that we were trying to identify it was always said well the sheriff must be out rounding up until this day and i know call michael real well no one in the sheriff's office has ever done a round up or goes out and look for illegals because it's difficult to keep up with ones that are brought our doorstep at the jail dentist by them we've never done that in their pretense and the people that are brought to your jail or the people that the charlotte or huntersville cornelius police departments arrested right they they were under arrest twentyone lower portion agencies in mecklenburg county that bring prisoners to the mecklenburg county jail either federal or state or local prisoners to be housed and we have to know who they are we have to know who they are before we release a bond or whatever the circumstance might be if i recall then when i was mayor i was very supportive of your efforts because our police one no the real identity because we'd solve other crimes if we knew who they were and by the way do you know of any other country in the world which doesn't want to know the real identity of the people in their country take a lot of this is a misunderstanding you know we're not after the folks come you know the the muslim ones grass retain or whatever we're the people that are committing crimes against the people of the united states and to get them out but we have had so many multiple returns deportation it's nearly impossible once they're returned to keep him out again former sheriff jim pendergraph joining us on the.

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