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Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Catawba River Flooding; City Budget OK'd; Truist Makes Debut

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Rain and flood bring damage to the Charlotte region.  The City Council approves its budget, while the region's new economic development booster says Charlotte needs a "brand." Lawmakers revive an effort to force North Carolina sheriffs to cooperate with ICE. Mike Collins and our reporters roundtable look at the week's top stories on the Local News Roundup.

After a nearly month-long dry spell, the Charlotte region is hit with heavy rain and flooding along the Catawba River chain. As many as 100 homes on Mountain Island Lake in northern Mecklenburg were damaged by floodwaters that swelled the lake to a near-record level.

The Charlotte City Council puts its stamp of approval on a new city budget, and considers getting involved in efforts to save the historic Excelsior Club from the wrecking ball.

The soon-to-be-merged BB&T and SunTrust unveiled the new name of the bank to be headquartered in Charlotte: Truist. The reaction? Well...

Tension between some North Carolina sheriffs and Immigration and Customs Enforcement could soon come to a head in Raleigh, where the state Senate is considering legislation requiring sheriffs to cooperate with federal immigration officials.

GUESTS

Brad Panovich, NBC Charlotte, chief meteorologist (@wxbrad)

Glenn Burkins, QCityMetro, editor and publisher (@glennburkins)

Danielle Chemtob, The Charlotte Observer, growth and development reporter (@daniellechemtob)

Steve Harrison, WFAE, political reporter (@Sharrison_WFAE)