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Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: NC Remains In Phase 2; Mecklenburg Mask Mandate Strategies

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Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper extends Phase 2 restrictions into September as Mecklenburg County develops strategies to help businesses enforce the governor’s mask mandate.  It’s still not clear just how or where -- Charlotte? the White House? -- President Trump will accept his party’s nomination at the RNC. And Hurricane Isaias hits the coast during the pandemic.  

On this week’s Charlotte Talks local news roundup …

Gov. Roy Cooper extends Phase 2 coronavirus restrictions until Sept. 11. Business owners are upset.

Mecklenburg County is looking into ways to help businesses enforce Cooper’s mask mandate. We’ll hear what Dena Diorio said about strategies she’s considering.

Hurricane Isaias hit the North Carolina coast this week. We wrap up what damage was done and how officials handled the emergency amid the pandemic.

It’s still not clear exactly where President Trump will accept his party’s nomination for President during the RNC. We’ll bring the latest.

We’ll have those stories and much more with our roundtable of local reporters on the local news roundup.

Guests:

Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal 

Glenn Burkins, founder and publisher of Q City Metro 

Katie Peralta, senior editor for Charlotte Agenda 

Steve Harrison, WFAE’s Politics Reporter 

Jonathan Lowe, anchor/reporter, Spectrum News Charlotte

Charlotte Talks Executive Producer Wendy Herkey has been with WFAE since 1998, beginning in the membership department, and has been on the Charlotte Talks staff since 1999.