Marshall Terry en Group Readies For Arrival Of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children <p>Since October, an estimated 57,000 unaccompanied minors have entered the country. The Border Patrol estimates that number could reach 90,000 by the end of September, although the number of daily arrivals is starting to slow.</p><p>As debate continues in Washington over how to deal with this surge, the Latin American Coalition is busy making plans to help kids they expect to eventually end up in the Charlotte area.</p><p>WFAE’s Marshall Terry spoke to the Coalition’s Armando Bellmas. Here's their conversation.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:04:34 +0000 Marshall Terry 55475 at Gov. McCrory Supports 6 Percent Raise For Teachers <p>As state budget negotiations continued today in Raleigh, Governor Pat McCrory said he would support a House plan to give teachers an average six percent raise.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:56:36 +0000 Marshall Terry 54651 at Compensation Deadline For NC Eugenics Victims <p>Today is the deadline for victims of North Carolina’s decades-long eugenics program to submit applications to receive compensation from the state.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:09:38 +0000 Marshall Terry 53958 at Largest Settlement Ever Against A Single Doctor In Western NC <p>A Huntersville physician has pleaded guilty to health care fraud and tax fraud, and has agreed to pay the largest settlement ever against a single doctor in the western part of North Carolina.&nbsp; &nbsp;The Justice Department says Mark Tuan Le, the former owner of Northcross Medical Center, took part in a scheme between 2009 and 2013 that billed Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers for services that were not carried out or were not medically necessary.&nbsp; Le has agreed to pay the United States $6.2 million to settle those civil allegations.&nbsp;The Justice Department also says Le Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:46:52 +0000 Marshall Terry 53640 at Thousands Of Jobs Announced In Fort Mill And Chester County <p>Thousands of jobs were announced today in Fort Mill and Chester County.&nbsp; Two of the three announcements involve companies moving from Charlotte to Fort Mill.&nbsp; Independent broker LPL Financial says it plans to build a regional headquarters in Fort Mill.&nbsp; The company will move about a 1,000 employees to the new location and says it plans to increase employment in Fort Mill to 3,000.&nbsp; Also moving to Fort Mill is The Lash Group, a healthcare services provider.&nbsp; That move is supposed to bring 2,400 jobs to York County over the next several years. Half of those positions are expected to be new. And Singapore tire maker Giti says it’s building its first North American plant in Chester County.&nbsp; The company says it will create 1,700 jobs over the next decade as part of that expansion.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:18:37 +0000 Marshall Terry 53033 at Family Dollar Implements Poison Pill <p>Family Dollar is attempting to avoid a potential hostile takeover after an investor announced Friday he bought a nearly 9.5 percent stake in the Matthews-based company.<br /><br />The company has implemented what’s called a “poison pill.”&nbsp; That’s a strategy companies use to make an acquisition less enticing.&nbsp; One way a poison pill can be used is by offering current shareholders preferred stock that they can then turn around and sell for a higher premium once their company is taken over.&nbsp; That makes an acquisition more expensive. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:15:46 +0000 Marshall Terry 52562 at Family Dollar Implements Poison Pill Wake Forest Colleague Remembers Maya Angelou <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home in Winston-Salem on Wednesday. She has a long list of accomplishments: she published seven autobiographies, she won a presidential medal of freedom and three Grammy's and she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony and a National Book Award.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She was also a professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University starting in 1982.</span></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 23:40:46 +0000 Marshall Terry 51865 at Wake Forest Colleague Remembers Maya Angelou Airport Taxi Contract On FBI’s Radar <p></p><p>The FBI has expanded its investigation of corruption in Charlotte. Agents are now looking into allegations of a pay-to-play scheme involving Taxi companies and the airport.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:13:58 +0000 Tom Bullock & Marshall Terry 51559 at Airport Taxi Contract On FBI’s Radar 442 Seek Eugenics Compensation <p>The state of North Carolina has received 442 applications for compensation from people who say they’re victims of the state’s decades-long eugenics program.</p><p>Last year, state lawmakers agreed to set aside 10 million dollars to be divided out among living, verified victims of the program which ended in the 1970s.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 21:07:08 +0000 Marshall Terry 50774 at Dueling Banjos Writer Dies <p>A well-known Charlotte guitarist and TV personality has died.&nbsp; Arthur Smith wrote the early rock ‘n’ roll song “Guitar Boogie” and the song that became known as “Dueling Banjos.” &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:42:55 +0000 Marshall Terry 48377 at Dueling Banjos Writer Dies