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Local News Roundup: CMS Back to School; Gun Violence; Rising Duke Energy rates; Stephen Curry graduates Davidson College and is celebrated

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry poses with his diploma after his graduation ceremony at Davidson College on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in Davidson, N.C. Curry was also inducted into the school's Hall of Fame and his number and jersey were retired during the event.
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Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry poses with his diploma after his graduation ceremony at Davidson College on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in Davidson, NC. Curry was also inducted into the school's Hall of Fame and his number and jersey were retired during the event.

On the next Charlotte Talks…

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools were back in session this week, making plenty of headlines, including plans to defy the North Carolina school calendar law next year and efforts to boost student performance.

The North Carolina State Board of Education also released its 2022 test scores and school ratings this week. Where did our area schools end up?

A police-involved shooting at Concord Mills Mall, a four-year-old shot in southeast Charlotte, and a parent caught bringing a loaded gun into a school open house are all events this week in our region as crime is up from this time last year in Charlotte.

Duke Energy rates are going up nearly 10% in western and central North Carolina. Why, and who will be affected?

And Stephen Curry graduates from Davidson College and is celebrated in Davidson and Charlotte.

Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters delve into those stories and all the week’s top local and regional news on Charlotte Talks.

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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.