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Local News Roundup: McCrory Concedes, Roy Cooper Prepares To Take Office As NC Governor


Aired on Friday, December 2, 2016

Roy Cooper sets his inauguration date for governor as Pat McCrory concedes and meets with Donald Trump. Political maneuvering begins in the race for Charlotte mayor. The Panthers return from the West Coast empty-handed. Those and other stories on the Local News Roundup with guest host Erik Spanberg from the Charlotte Business Journal.

On this edition of the news roundup, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory concedes the gubernatorial election to Democratic opponent Roy Cooper, nearly a month after Election day.

In the wake of his concession, Governor McCrory meets with President- elect Donald Trump’s transition team. We’ll share what we learned about that meeting, and talk about what plans Roy Cooper is making for his term as governor now that his election is official.

In county politics, Democratic County Commissioner Ella Scarborough has unseated Commissioner Trevor Fuller as Commission Chair for Mecklenburg County. We’ll talk about the contentious meeting and vote that led to that result this week.

In Charlotte, Democratic State Senator Joel Ford is thinking about running against Democratic Mayor Jennifer Roberts in 2017, citing the need for a mayor to focus on the “real issues” facing our city. We’ll go over the differences between the two Democrats and their priorities…

The Panthers continue to struggle, and what Cam’s wardrobe might have had to do with the latest loss

Those stories and much more on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup, with guest host Erik Spanberg from the Charlotte Business Journal.


Eric Frazier, editorial writer for the Charlotte Observer

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of Qcitymetro.com

Ann Doss Helms, reporter for the Charlotte Observer

Lisa Worf, WFAE News.