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Charlotte Talks News Roundup: Top Stories Of 2018


Friday, Dec. 28, 2018

From politics and education, to sports and scooters. The Local News Roundup looks back at the year in news with guest host Erik Spanberg.

Looking back at all the news of 2018. you might ask what didn't happen this year?

The midterm reshaped North Carolina politics by ending the Republicans' supermajority grip on the General Assembly. Meanwhile, 11th-hour allegations of election fraud in the 9th Congressional District threw that election into chaos.

The Carolinas took a blow from Hurricane Florence, causing dozens of deaths and billions of dollars in damage.

As the country continued to grapple with school shootings, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools was confronted with one of its own.

Presidents past and present paid tribute to evangelist Billy Graham as the Charlotte native was laid to rest.

Republicans picked Charlotte for their 2020 convention, causing rifts at city hall.

A "new day" and a new owner for the Carolina Panthers, and new means of getting around town, from light rail to scooters.

And that just scratches the surface of the year that was 2018.


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


David Boraks, reporter, WFAE (@davidboraks)

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

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

Steve Harrison, political reporter, WFAE (@SHarrison_WFAE)