Duncan McFadyen http://wfae.org en JCSU Gets More Than $1 Million For Scholarship Fund http://wfae.org/post/jcsu-gets-more-1-million-scholarship-fund <p>Johnson C. Smith University has received about $1 million this month for a scholarship fund that helps students pay the difference between their financial aid and tuition.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:54:49 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 49122 at http://wfae.org JCSU Gets More Than $1 Million For Scholarship Fund Philip Morris Sells Concord Plant http://wfae.org/post/philip-morris-sells-concord-plant <p>The former Philip Morris plant in Concord has a new owner after sitting vacant for 5 years. It’s a company called Victory Industrial Park, LLC. But what that company plans to do with the property is less clear. WFAE’s Duncan McFadyen reports.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:08:58 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 48847 at http://wfae.org Philip Morris Sells Concord Plant Duke Energy Stops Tree Treatments After Customers Complain Of Poor Communication http://wfae.org/post/duke-energy-stops-tree-treatments-after-customers-complain-poor-communication <p>Duke Energy has been the subject of a lot of criticism lately, and it’s not all about coal ash.</p><p>For the past month, Duke had workers apply a chemical to the roots of trees near power lines in Charlotte’s Myers Park, Dilworth and Sedgefield neighborhoods. Needless to say, many residents were quite upset.</p><p>This week, Duke responded to those concerns by suspending the program. But Duke plans to restart the program after the company retools its outreach efforts.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:57:39 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 48769 at http://wfae.org Duke Energy Stops Tree Treatments After Customers Complain Of Poor Communication Seven Democrats, Two Republicans Running For Watt's 12th District Congressional Seat http://wfae.org/post/seven-democrats-two-republicans-running-watts-12th-district-congressional-seat <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s an unusual year for the </span>12th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Congressional district race. For the first time in two decades, it’s an open seat. &nbsp;Charlotte Democrat Mel Watt represented the district from 1993 until he resigned in January to take over as head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.</span></p><p>Watt’s departure has created a lot of interest among Democrats. WFAE's Duncan McFadyen and Tasnim Shamma talk to Morning Edition Host Kevin Kniestedt about the race.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 03:38:00 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt, Tasnim Shamma & Duncan McFadyen 48669 at http://wfae.org Seven Democrats, Two Republicans Running For Watt's 12th District Congressional Seat Few Differences Among Democrats Running In 12th Congressional District http://wfae.org/post/few-differences-among-democrats-running-12th-congressional-district <p>With North Carolina’s primary election just over a month away, six Democrats running to represent the state’s 12<sup>th</sup> Congressional District met Thursday at a forum in Greensboro. The candidates laid out their positions on a number of issues, but as WFAE’s Duncan McFadyen reports, it’s a challenge to find differences among them.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:11:52 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 47857 at http://wfae.org Few Differences Among Democrats Running In 12th Congressional District Center City Partners Pushes For More Retail Uptown http://wfae.org/post/center-city-partners-pushes-more-retail-uptown <p></p><p>Uptown Charlotte is not the “ghost town” it was after business hours 25 years ago. Numerous bars and restaurants keep its streets busy well into the evening. But walk around uptown at any time and you won’t find many retail stores. WFAE’s Duncan McFadyen explains why, and what one group is trying to do to change it.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:56:26 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 47264 at http://wfae.org Center City Partners Pushes For More Retail Uptown Close Vote On I-277 Noise Wall Gets Independent Review http://wfae.org/post/close-vote-i-277-noise-wall-gets-independent-review <p>A close vote that narrowly gave the state Department of Transportation approval to put up a noise wall along I-277 is now under review.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:11:47 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 46795 at http://wfae.org Close Vote On I-277 Noise Wall Gets Independent Review Movie Studio At Eastland Mall Site Appears Dead http://wfae.org/post/movie-studio-eastland-mall-site-appears-dead <p>The future of the Eastland Mall site appears to be up in the air again. City staff have recommended against extending an exclusive contract with Studio Charlotte, the company that wants to turn the 80-acre property into film and TV studios. WFAE’s Duncan McFadyen reports.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:19:21 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 46417 at http://wfae.org Movie Studio At Eastland Mall Site Appears Dead City Council Still Trying To Stop Proposed Noise Wall On I-277 http://wfae.org/post/city-council-still-trying-stop-proposed-noise-wall-i-277 <p>Charlotte City Council is still trying to figure out how to stop a planned noise wall from being built between I-277 and the 4<sup>th</sup> Ward neighborhood. &nbsp;The North Carolina Department of Transportation says it’s moving forward with the design because there isn’t enough opposition among residents and property owners in the neighborhood. City Council members last night criticized the state’s voting process. WFAE’s Duncan McFadyen reports.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 06:37:28 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 45746 at http://wfae.org City Council Still Trying To Stop Proposed Noise Wall On I-277 I-277 Noise Walls: One Voted Down, Other Moving Forward http://wfae.org/post/i-277-noise-walls-one-voted-down-other-moving-forward <p>The votes are in on the controversial noise walls proposed for part of I-277. The North Carolina Department of Transportation says it’s moving forward with one section; the other section has been voted down. The next move comes tonight from Charlotte City Council, who along with other groups has said it’s concerned the wall would block views of uptown.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:24:34 +0000 Marshall Terry & Duncan McFadyen 45739 at http://wfae.org I-277 Noise Walls: One Voted Down, Other Moving Forward