Charlotte Talks Friday News Roundup: Local Reaction to SOTU; City Council Retreat in Durham

Feb 2, 2018

Friday, February 2 2018

On the next Charlotte Talks local news roundup, local pundits and lawmakers react to President Trump’s State of the Union speech.   Our city council holds a retreat in Durham.  We tell you what they talked about.  Duke Energy customers don’t like the company’s request to increase rates.  

Clockwise From Top Left: Shawn Flynn, Ann Doss Helms, Erik Spanberg, Tom Bullock

On this Groundhog Day edition of the local news roundup…

Tuesday night, President Trump delivered his State of the Union Address. We’ll talk through some of the reaction from local pundits and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.

Duke Energy customers didn’t like the energy company’s request to race electricity rates by 13% at a hearing Tuesday night. Why the rate hike and why customers are upset.

City Council had a retreat in Durham this week- What issues were discussed, and what will they work on when they return to the Queen City? 

And Queen Charlotte the Groundhog saw her shadow.

Those stories and much more on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.

Guests:

Tom Bullock, reporter for WFAE

Ann Doss Helms, reporter for the Charlotte Observer

Shawn Flynn, Managing Editor for Spectrum News

Erik Spanberg, senior staff writer for the Charlotte Business Journal