Friday, June 21, 2019
Mecklenburg County Commissioners are considering a sales tax increase. The merger of two banks brings a new name and now a lawsuit over that name. Number of homicides in Charlotte on the rise. Mecklenburg County sheriff and others speak in Raleigh. Those stories and more on this local news roundup.
The Mecklenburg County Commission considers increasing the sales tax by a quarter cent to raise money for the arts, greenways and education. Support is split.
BB&T and SunTrust are merging, however the new bank faces a trademark infringement lawsuit over its new name, Truist. Truliant says it’s too close to theirs.
Homicides in Charlotte so far in 2019 equal the total number for 2018.
Sheriff Garry McFadden went to Raleigh this week along with other North Carolina sheriffs to condemn a measure that would force sheriffs to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. What they said and what caused some of them to walk out of the meeting.
And Ivanka Trump and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross were in Charlotte this week. We tell you why.
Host Mike Collins and a roundtable of reporters talk about those stories and more on Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.
Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal
Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of QCityMetro.com
Steve Harrison, WFAE’s political reporter
Chandler Morgan, reporter for WBTV