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Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: New Panthers Owner; County Budget Proposed; Scooters Are Back

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Friday, May 25, 2018

On the local news roundup, NFL owners have unanimously approved the sale of the Carolina Panthers-- a record-breaking team purchase, at $2.2 billion. Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio has released the proposed county budget, which includes the first property tax increase in five years if it’s approved. Guest host Erik Spanberg and the roundup reporters delve into those topics and more.

It’s official- the NFL owners have unanimously approved the sale of the Carolina Panthers to David Tepper. It was a record-breaking team purchase, at $2.2 billion. We’ll talk about Tepper and some of his statements about the team.

Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio has released the proposed county budget, which includes a property tax increase—the first one in five years if it’s approved. We’ll go into some of the details of the proposal.

Electric scooters are back on the streets in the Queen City— and this time, they’ve been approved to be there. Several companies now have permits to deploy the scooters around Charlotte. We’ll recap that story.

Mooresville-based Lowes has hired a new CEO, in JC Penney’s Marvin Ellison. He helped “right the ship” for JC Penney- how will his hiring affect the corporation?

And the Coca-Cola 600 is this weekend, the finale of two big weekends of NASCAR in Charlotte. AND, the 2019 Hall of Fame Class was announced in Charlotte this week- we’ll provide details. 

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Guest host Erik Spanberg, senior staff writer for The Charlotte Business Journal

Guest host Erik Spanberg from the Charlotte Business Journal and our roundtable of reporters will discuss those topics and much more.

Guests:

Kirstin Garriss, government reporter for Spectrum News 

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of Q City Metro 

Katie Peralta, reporter for the Charlotte Observer

David Boraks, reporter for WFAE 

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