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Local News Roundup: Hurricane Ian to impact the Carolinas; the new Queen City Quarter; CATS bus station design turmoil; SC abortion proposal dead

Map of earliest reasonable arrival time of Ian's tropical-storm-force winds.
National Hurricane Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Map of earliest reasonable arrival time of Ian's tropical-storm-force winds.

After months of uncertainty, Charlotte’s Epicentre is now getting a makeover — and a new name. Renovations for the new Queen City Quarter will begin soon. We’ll discuss the details of the plan.

South Carolina’s more restrictive proposed abortion ban is now likely dead after the state’s House of Representatives did not approve the Senate’s changes to the bill. We’ll have an update.

We update you on design plans for the uptown bus station for CATS as the City Council discusses the design and prepare to hold public hearings about the project.

And as Hurricane Ian nears the coast and changes course repeatedly, what effect will it have on the Charlotte region? We’ll have the latest.

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


Brad Panovich, WCNC meteorologist
Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV reporter
Nick Ochsner, WBTV’s Executive Producer for Investigations & Chief Investigative Reporter
Katie Peralta Soloff, reporter for Axios Charlotte
Steve Harrison, WFAE’s political reporter

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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.