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Water Transfer Request Granted
12:00 pm
Thu January 11, 2007

Water Transfer Request Granted

North Carolina's Environmental Management Commission late Wednesday granted a request by the cities of Concord and Kannapolis to use water from the Yadkin and the Catawba rivers. But the decision is unlikely the end of the matter. WFAE's Lisa Miller reports.

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York County Faces Unique Challenges
12:00 pm
Wed January 10, 2007

York County Faces Unique Challenges

As Charlotte continues its rapid growth, adjacent counties are experiencing similar growth. But York County in South Carolina is in a slightly different position. As part of another state, it has to compete with neighboring counties while operating under a different set of rules. Buddy Motz, Chair of the York County Council, spoke with WFAE's Craig Fahle about some of the unique challenges facing York County.

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Water Issue Could Spur Lawsuits
12:00 pm
Wed January 10, 2007

Water Issue Could Spur Lawsuits

Last fall, a sub-group of the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission recommended that Concord and Kannapolis be granted 10-million gallons of water a day, from both the Catawba and the Yadkin rivers. The cities were very disappointed because they'd requested significantly more. The full commission is set to make its ruling Wednesday afternoon. And by day's end, several lawsuits could be in the works. But suprisingly, none are expected to be filed by the Charlotte suburbs. WFAE's Scott Graf has more in this second part of a two-part series on the issue.

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Water Issue Could Spur Lawsuits
12:00 pm
Wed January 10, 2007

Water Issue Could Spur Lawsuits

Last fall, a sub-group of the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission recommended that Concord and Kannapolis be granted 10-million gallons of water a day, from both the Catawba and the Yadkin rivers. The cities were very disappointed because they'd requested significantly more. The full commission is set to make its ruling Wednesday afternoon. And by day's end, several lawsuits could be in the works. But suprisingly, none are expected to be filed by the Charlotte suburbs. WFAE's Scott Graf has more in this second part of a two-part series on the issue.

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Ruling on Water Transfer Request Pending
12:00 pm
Tue January 9, 2007

Ruling on Water Transfer Request Pending

Wednesday in Raleigh, a panel known as the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission will rule on a water transfer request from the towns of Concord and Kannapolis. The process has been ongoing for the past 5 years, but has received a lot of attention in the past 6 months because of the very spirited debate it's created. WFAE's Scott Graf has this report.

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Ruling on Water Transfer Request Pending
12:00 pm
Tue January 9, 2007

Ruling on Water Transfer Request Pending

Wednesday in Raleigh, a panel known as the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission will rule on a water transfer request from the towns of Concord and Kannapolis. The process has been ongoing for the past 5 years, but has received a lot of attention in the past 6 months because of the very spirited debate it's created. WFAE's Scott Graf has this report.

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CM3A Conference Concludes
12:00 pm
Mon January 8, 2007

CM3A Conference Concludes

More than a thousand people attended each day of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg African-American Agenda (CM3A). At the end, participants voted on a top priority to begin tackling problems facing the African-American community. WFAE's Lisa Miller followed one discussion group as they started putting together their own agenda.

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CM3A Conference Concludes
12:00 pm
Mon January 8, 2007

CM3A Conference Concludes

More than a thousand people attended each day of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg African-American Agenda (CM3A). At the end, participants voted on a top priority to begin tackling problems facing the African-American community. WFAE's Lisa Miller followed one discussion group as they started putting together their own agenda.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg African American Agenda
12:00 pm
Fri January 5, 2007

Charlotte-Mecklenburg African American Agenda

More than 800 people are signed up to attend the Charlotte-Mecklenburg African American Agenda, from well-known leaders to concerned citizens. Conference organizers say they want to address disparities that face the African-American community. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with North Carolina State Senator Malcolm Graham who helped organize the conference.

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Gorman's New Year's Resolutions
12:00 pm
Thu January 4, 2007

Gorman's New Year's Resolutions

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Peter Gorman laid out some goals for the new year, as the district focuses on next year's budget. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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