Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Rae Carruth Released; Early Voting Numbers Up; Trump Visits CLT

Oct 26, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Rae Carruth becomes a free man, more about his release last Monday. Local regulations will have to wait for Charlotte's electric scooters. The $1.6 billion Powerball ticket was bought in South Carolina.  Will we ever know who won?  And President Trump returns to town on Friday to campaign for Mark Harris in North Carolina’s 9th. Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters details those and other stories.

Clockwise from top left: Mary C. Curtis, Erik Spanberg, Alexandra Olgin, Joe Bruno

On this edition of the Charlotte Talks local news roundup…

After nearly 2 decades behind bars for conspiracy to murder, former Carolina Panther Rae Carruth is a free man. We’ll talk about his release this past Monday.

Electric scooters are back in the news as city council decides against local regulation of the scooters to increase safety, and instead are waiting to see what the state legislature does about the issue.

President Trump is set to visit the Queen City on Friday- he’ll be at Bojangles’ Coliseum campaigning for Mark Harris. We’ll look ahead to that visit, which might bring traffic tie-ups to town.

And the Mega Millions finally had a winning ticket for the $1.6 billion prize, and it was sold in South Carolina.

Host Mike Collins

Join host Mike Collins for those stories, an update on the suburban charter school conversation for area suburbs and much more with our roundtable of reporters on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.

Guests:

Alex Olgin, WFAE Reporter 

Erik Spanberg, senior staff writer for the Charlotte Business Journal 

Mary C. Curtis, columnist for Rollcall.com and WCCB-TV

Joe Bruno, city/ county government reporter for WSOC-TV