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  • WBTV Speak Out Editorial: Taxes for Universal PreK

    WBTV Speak Out Editorial: Taxes for Universal PreK

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:56 PM EDT2018-07-10 16:56:23 GMT
    “Speak Out” is an expression of opinion from the Editorial Board of WBTV, and is presented by General Manager, Scott Dempsey. If you live in Mecklenburg County, by now you know your taxes are going up.They are not going up to build new schools, increase teacher wages  or create new jobs, but they are going up to give some disadvantaged four year olds a leg up on their education. Your increased taxes will create several new PreK classrooms for about 600 kids.This hik...More >>
    “Speak Out” is an expression of opinion from the Editorial Board of WBTV, and is presented by General Manager, Scott Dempsey. If you live in Mecklenburg County, by now you know your taxes are going up.They are not going up to build new schools, increase teacher wages  or create new jobs, but they are going up to give some disadvantaged four year olds a leg up on their education. Your increased taxes will create several new PreK classrooms for about 600 kids.This hik...More >>
  • WBTV Speak Out Editorial: A Hornets' Nest of Rebellion

    WBTV Speak Out Editorial: A Hornets' Nest of Rebellion

    Thursday, July 5 2018 8:44 AM EDT2018-07-05 12:44:01 GMT
    “Speak Out” is an expression of opinion from the Editorial Board of WBTV, and is presented by General Manager, Scott Dempsey. This week, as we celebrate the 4th of July with cookouts and fireworks, we would like to honor and remember the important role our area played in America’s War of Independence. The beginning of the end for the British army is often traced back to North Carolina and the area around Mecklenburg County. After early British progress putting d...More >>
    “Speak Out” is an expression of opinion from the Editorial Board of WBTV, and is presented by General Manager, Scott Dempsey. This week, as we celebrate the 4th of July with cookouts and fireworks, we would like to honor and remember the important role our area played in America’s War of Independence. The beginning of the end for the British army is often traced back to North Carolina and the area around Mecklenburg County. After early British progress putting d...More >>
  • WBTV Speak Out Editorial: Mental Illness Responses

    WBTV Speak Out Editorial: Mental Illness Responses

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-06-26 16:51:17 GMT
    “Speak Out” is an expression of opinion from the Editorial Board of WBTV, and is presented by General Manager, Scott Dempsey. Recently, we urged you to consider the challenge mental illness creates for our communities.  We mentioned how law enforcement officers and county jails now find themselves serving as social workers and temporary housing solutions, even though that’s not their specialty.  However, we didn’t mention some of the great work alre...More >>
    “Speak Out” is an expression of opinion from the Editorial Board of WBTV, and is presented by General Manager, Scott Dempsey. Recently, we urged you to consider the challenge mental illness creates for our communities.  We mentioned how law enforcement officers and county jails now find themselves serving as social workers and temporary housing solutions, even though that’s not their specialty.  However, we didn’t mention some of the great work alre...More >>
  • ABOUT SPEAK OUT

WBTV’s 12-member Editorial Board is made up of a diverse cross-section of employees from all departments. We meet each week to discuss ideas, and together decide the topics on which we wish to express our opinion. We encourage you to send us your thoughts on issues affecting our community. speakout@wbtv.com
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