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Area Colleges Reach out to Displaced Students
1:00 pm
Fri September 9, 2005

Area Colleges Reach Out To Displaced Students

(9/9/05) Among the thousands of people who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina are Gulf Coast college students. Across the country colleges are reaching out to students, offering them a place to continue their studies. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with Davidson College's acting Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Chris Gruber. She asked him how Davidson is responding to these students' needs.

Katrina's Evacuees in Charlotte
1:00 pm
Wed September 7, 2005

Katrina's Evacuees in Charlotte

(9/7/05) Hundreds of evacuees seeking escape from the contaminated flood waters of New Orleans landed in Charlotte Monday. The Red Cross is providing a temporary shelter at the Coliseum for evacuees. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spent Monday at the Charlotte Coliseum. She brings us this report.

Free Credit Reports For NC Consumers
1:00 pm
Fri September 2, 2005

Free Credit Reports For NC Consumers

(9/2/05) On September 1, North Carolina residents got access to a free credit report once every year at www.annualcreditreport.com. The program involves the country's three best known credit check companies - Experian, Equifax and Trans-Union. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain spoke with Experian spokesman Ron Griffin about the new program.

Katrina Evacuees Heading to NC
1:00 pm
Fri September 2, 2005

Katrina Evacuees Heading to NC

(9-4-05) Hundreds of Hurricane Katrina victims from the Gulf Coast region will be making a temporary home at the Charlotte Coliseum. Local officials on Saturday said they would house up to 500 storm refugees. Hundreds more were expected to receive shelter in Greensboro and Raleigh. Governor Mike Easley made an initial offer to accept 1000 evacuees in the three North Carolina cities. "We are going to do at least as much for American citizens as we do for the people of other nations", Easley said.

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NC Lawmakers Approve Lottery
1:00 pm
Tue August 30, 2005

NC Lawmakers Approve Lottery

(8/30/05) After 20 years of discussion, North Carolina lawmakers have finally passed a state-run lottery to benefit education.
The state Senate debated Tuesday afternoon, then was deadlocked in a 24-24 vote. Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue, the Senate's presiding officer, cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the lottery.

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Commentary
12:00 pm
Fri February 25, 2005

Lessons From The Kitchen

This year, the annual observance of "Black History Month" has WFAE commentator Amy Rogers remembering her childhood and one woman who played a very important role in it. 

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Commentary
12:00 pm
Wed January 5, 2005

Facing Unemployment In 2005

(1/5/05) The new year is nicely underway and for most people that means going back to work after some time off for the holidays. For WFAE commentator Gerry Soud it means more time swimming in the unsettled waters of unemployment.

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