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Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles holds afternoon news conference

The virtual news conference allows reporters to ask questions of the mayor.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles held a regularly scheduled news conference with local reporters Thursday afternoon. 

The mayor's news conference was about no singular event or topic but rather allowed the mayor and reporters to address a variety of questions and concerns.

The event, which started at 3 p.m., was hosted virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The live stream of the news conference was audio-only and is embedded below:

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Reporters were expected to ask the mayor about recent violent crimes in the city. Several recent cases involved victims and suspects who were children or teenagers.

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