Local News Roundup: Myers Park High sexual assault trial recap; State Auditor Beth Wood's hit-and-run incident; Murdaugh murder trial begins; Mecklenburg County Commission's budget retreat
Charlotte Talks With Mike Collins
by Wendy Herkey
23h ago
A jury ruled last Friday that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools did not violate the Title IX civil rights of a former Myers Park High student who sued and said the school system didn't protect her after a 2015 sexual assault. Details emerge in a hit-and-run last month involving state auditor Beth Wood. The trial is underway in the case of a prominent South Carolina attorney accused of murdering his wife and son and defrauding his clients. And Mecklenburg County Commissioners discuss priorities during this week's budget retreat. Mike Collins and a panel of reporters discuss these stories ..read more
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Examining TikTok bans by North Carolina, other states
Charlotte Talks With Mike Collins
by Gabe Altieri
23h ago
Security concerns surrounding alleged ties between TikTok and the Chinese Communist Party are resulting in a ban on phones owned by governments and other institutions, including in North Carolina ..read more
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Your chance to see a Picasso. Charlotte will host first-of-its-kind exhibition.
Charlotte Talks With Mike Collins
by Erin Keever
23h ago
Charlotte is one of two cities to land a new Pablo Picasso exhibition. Hear about "Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds,” coming to the Mint Museum in February ..read more
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The reasons behind those rising gasoline prices
Charlotte Talks With Mike Collins
by Wendy Herkey
23h ago
They’re up, they’re down. They’re up again. We're talking about gas prices. After months of decline, gas prices here rose as much as 17 cents a gallon from a week ago and 35 cents from a month ago. We hear from some experts about what’s going on ..read more
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What to watch with Congress and North Carolina's delegation
Charlotte Talks With Mike Collins
by Erin Keever
23h ago
What to watch with the 118th Congress. Republicans have a slight majority in the House. Democrats have a slight majority in the Senate. Can anything get done? Was the struggle to choose a House speaker a preview of the next two years? We get the forecast ..read more
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Where we are in the COVID-19 pandemic and what 2023 might hold
Charlotte Talks With Mike Collins
by Gabe Altieri
1w ago
It is a new year, and a new COVID-19 subvariant is surging. Health officials warned that new subvariants would pay us a visit from time to time, and this one is known as kraken. We get into its impact ..read more
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Local News Roundup: Myers Park sexual assault trial; Controversial Cotswold Chick-Fil-A plan approved; AG Josh Stein throws his hat into the ring for NC Governor
Charlotte Talks With Mike Collins
by Wendy Herkey
1w ago
On the Charlotte Talks local news roundup, the trial in which a former Myers Park High School student is suing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is underway. The Cotswold Chick-fil-A will become drive-through only. And Attorney General Josh Stein gets in the governor’s race early. Mike Collins and local journalists cover those stories and more ..read more
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Want to read more this year? Add these books to your list.
Charlotte Talks With Mike Collins
by Erin Keever
1w ago
Park Road Books' Sally Brewster joins Mike to share some book ideas to put on your 2023 reading list ..read more
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Opera Carolina presents 'Porgy and Bess' for the first time in 20 years
Charlotte Talks With Mike Collins
by Wendy Herkey
1w ago
On the next Charlotte Talks, we meet Victor Ryan Robinson, the actor portraying Sportin’ Life in Opera Carolina’s latest production of George Gershwin’s "Porgy and Bess". Robinson is the first actor ever to make their Metropolitan Opera, Broadway, and Kennedy Center debuts in the same year. We find out more about him and this latest production ..read more
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Local economy-watchers share their 2023 outlook for Charlotte and beyond
Charlotte Talks With Mike Collins
by Erin Keever
1w ago
We pick apart our mixed-up economy. It’s one with high employment yet with layoffs underway. One with rising wages but with inflation that is beginning to decline. How is all this coming together and where are we headed? A closer look ..read more
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