http://wfae.org en CorneliusNews.net: Studying Plans For I77: Toll Lanes Ahead? http://wfae.org/post/corneliusnewsnet-studying-plans-i77-toll-lanes-ahead Consultants and other visitors at Wednesday's drop-in workshop at Cornelius Town Hall looked at maps of the proposed I-77 widening project. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:31:54 +0000 David Boraks, CorneliusNews.net 3634 at http://wfae.org CorneliusNews.net: Studying Plans For I77: Toll Lanes Ahead? N.C., S.C. Unemployment Up In July http://wfae.org/post/nc-sc-unemployment-july-0 <p>http://66.225.205.104/20120817Jobs.mp3<p>The unemployment rates for North and South Carolina increased last month to 9.6 percent. In North Carolina, the unemployment rate increased for the first time in a year. State Department of Commerce spokesman Larry Parker said that&apos;s despite most industries actually adding jobs. Here&apos;s the catch: &quot;It was the government sector that had a large decrease,&quot; Parker said. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:05:30 +0000 Michael Tomsic 3394 at http://wfae.org Wolfpack Fans' Digging Could Point To More Problems At UNC http://wfae.org/post/wolfpack-fans-digging-could-point-more-problems-unc-0 <p>http://66.225.205.104/0814UNCscandal2way.mp3<p>An academic scandal that has engulfed UNC-Chapel Hill&apos;s athletic department may go back more than a decade. Until last weekend, we already knew that the school&apos;s Department of African and Afro-American Studies offered several classes and independent study courses that provided little or no instruction. The classes were popular with athletes, particularly football players. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:05:30 +0000 Mark Rumsey 3410 at http://wfae.org DNC 2012 Security Plan Released http://wfae.org/post/dnc-2012-security-plan-released Time Warner Cable Arena Vehicle and Parking Restrictions. Click to enlarge. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:05:30 +0000 editor 3428 at http://wfae.org DNC 2012 Security Plan Released Public Responds To HOT Lanes http://wfae.org/post/public-responds-hot-lanes <p>http://66.225.205.104/TL20120802.mp3<p> NCDOT officials and members of the transportation consulting firm RK &amp; K answered questions about the project. Photo: Tanner Latham The North Carolina Department of Transportation hosted a public workshop in Cornelius Wednesday to field questions about its proposed plan to reduce congestion on I-77 with toll lanes. The lanes will be called High Occupancy Toll or HOT lanes. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:05:30 +0000 Tanner Latham 3444 at http://wfae.org Public Responds To HOT Lanes 1/4 Of NC Residents Diagnosed With 'Pre-Existing Conditions' http://wfae.org/post/14-nc-residents-diagnosed-pre-existing-conditions-0 <p>http://66.225.205.104/JR20120727.mp3<p>A new report estimates one in four North Carolinians under the age of 65 have a health condition that could lead them to be denied insurance coverage. In some counties that rate is closer to one-in-three. An advocacy group that commissioned the report calls it a compelling argument for the Affordable Care Act. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:05:30 +0000 Julie Rose 3460 at http://wfae.org Libertarian Presidential Candidate Makes First Visit To NC http://wfae.org/post/libertarian-presidential-candidate-makes-first-visit-nc <p>http://66.225.205.104/MT20120720.mp3<p> Gary Johnson. Charlotte-area voters are already being inundated by presidential campaign ads from the Democratic and Republican parties. But there&apos;s a third name on the ballot this fall that few people have heard of. WFAE&apos;s Marshall Terry reports on the first North Carolina visit of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson. Charlotte-area voters are already being inundated by presidential campaign ads from the Democratic and Republican parties. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:05:30 +0000 Marshall Terry 3476 at http://wfae.org Libertarian Presidential Candidate Makes First Visit To NC Little-Known Union Dominates Local Market http://wfae.org/post/little-known-union-dominates-local-market <p>http://66.225.205.104/JR20120716.mp3<p> New hire orientation at the Local 322 Union Hall. Photo: Julie Rose Work begins today on converting Time Warner Cable Arena into a suitable site for the Democratic National Convention. We hear all the time that North Carolina is one of the most anti-union states in the country - and it's true there are few labor unions here. But they'll be out in force over the coming months preparing Charlotte for the DNC. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:05:30 +0000 Julie Rose 3493 at http://wfae.org Little-Known Union Dominates Local Market Morrison To Name Chief Of Staff, Other Top CMS Posts Today http://wfae.org/post/morrison-name-chief-staff-other-top-cms-posts-today We'll have a better idea today about who will shape the future of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison is expected to name his cabinet this afternoon at a specially-called school board meeting. People with different titles will surround Morrison. For example, Morrison will name a chief of staff. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:05:30 +0000 Greg Collard 3510 at http://wfae.org Neither Cheers Nor Jeers At The DNC Protest Rally http://wfae.org/post/neither-cheers-nor-jeers-dnc-protest-rally <p>http://66.225.205.104/TL20120703.mp3<p> Of the very few attending the protest lottery, only about half a dozen were actual protestors. Photo: Tanner Latham Monday was a big day for groups wanting to protest during the upcoming Democratic National Convention. A lottery was held to determine when groups can have their parades and voice their opinions in a designated free speech zone. But the tension was absent. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:05:30 +0000 Tanner Latham 3526 at http://wfae.org Neither Cheers Nor Jeers At The DNC Protest Rally