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Roundup: Catch Up On This Week In Charlotte News


Catch up on the week’s news with Charlotte Talk’s local news roundup. Our roundtable of Charlotte reporters sit down with host Mike Collins to talk about the week’s most important events and issues.

In education, reporters discuss the alarming number of guns and other weapons that continue to pop up on school campuses in Charlotte-Mecklenburg in the wake of the fatal shooting at Butler High School. With two guns and a Taser found in various county schools this week, the incidents are prompting ongoing conversations about school safety.

In business, the roundtable discusses Amazon HQ2. Now that the company has chosen two other cities for their second headquarters, the reporters take a look at the offer Charlotte made (and was denied.)

In transportation, more on the Interstate 77 toll road, which will not make its deadline of being fully open by the end of the year.

And in politics, the idea of four-year terms for the Charlotte City Council and how the issue may be on next year’s November ballot.


  • Ann Doss Helms, reporter for the Charlotte Observer
  • Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of Q City Metro
  • Alexandra Olgin, WFAE reporter
  • Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal