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Charlotte Talks News Roundup: Lindsey Graham Spars Over Kavanaugh; First Round Of Florence Aid OK'd

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Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham remains combative in his defense of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The first round of Hurricane Florence relief is approved in Raleigh. Another sign of a new era at the Panthers with the signing of Eric Reid. Mike Collins and a reporters roundtable recap the week's top stories.

An N.C. State University professor and former classmate of Brett Kavanaugh enters the fray, accusing the Supreme Court nominee of lying to senators about his drinking.

South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, Kavanaugh’s most ardent supporter, clashed with a Washington audience as he compared President Trump's mocking of Christine Blasey Ford to the treatment of women who accused former President Clinton.

The General Assembly approves the first round of Hurricane Florence relief - $50 million – as work continues on a larger relief package.

Circle your calendars: Republicans announce the dates for their 2020 convention in Charlotte, and hotel bookings are going fast.

The Panthers make a move that some say never would have happened under Jerry Richardson, signing Eric Reid – the first player to join Colin Kaepernick in national anthem kneeling.

A recap of those stories and more, on the Local News Roundup.

GUESTS

David Boraks, reporter, WFAE (@davidboraks)

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher, Q City Metro (@glennburkins)

Ann Doss Helms, education reporter, The Charlotte Observer (@anndosshelms)

Erik Spanberg, managing editor, Charlotte Business Journal (@CBJspanberg)