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"Season of Plenty"
12:00 pm
Fri December 22, 2006

"Season of Plenty"

The Holidays often bring thoughts of festive tables, overflowing with favorite foods. But not every table is so abundantly filled. More from WFAE commentator Amy Rogers.

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Charlotte Coliseum Update
12:00 pm
Tue December 19, 2006

Charlotte Coliseum Update

Earlier this year, a bidding war culminated with an Atlanta-based development company buying the Charlotte Coliseum for $23.3 million. The sale closed in March. For an update on what's been happening since then, WFAE's Scott Graf called Mason Zimmerman, a vice president for the developer, Pope and Land. He first asked him about the potential his company saw in the property.

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Sweet Anticipation
12:00 pm
Tue December 19, 2006

Sweet Anticipation

The latest electronic gizmos are often the most anticipated items on our holiday gift lists. But WFAE commentator Jonathan Hobbs says the anticipation of the latest gadget may be better than actually receiving it.

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The "Perfect" Christmas Tree
12:00 pm
Mon December 18, 2006

The "Perfect" Christmas Tree

A big part of the perfect Christmas is having the perfect Christmas tree. WFAE commentator Elizabeth Richardson says her family's search for just the right tree last year turned out to be many things, but perfect was not one of them.

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Some in Raleigh Police Force Join Teamsters
12:00 pm
Fri December 15, 2006

Some in Raleigh Police Force Join Teamsters

Some members of the Raleigh Police Department voted recently to end their relationship with the International Police Union, and instead join with the Teamsters. The stated purpose of the switch was to use the Teamsters' political clout to change North Carolina's ban on collective bargaining for public employees. But as WFAE's Craig Fahle reports, the law is firmly entrenched.

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Some in Raleigh Police Force Join Teamsters
12:00 pm
Fri December 15, 2006

Some in Raleigh Police Force Join Teamsters

Some members of the Raleigh Police Department voted recently to end their relationship with the International Police Union, and instead join with the Teamsters. The stated purpose of the switch was to use the Teamsters' political clout to change North Carolina's ban on collective bargaining for public employees. But as WFAE's Craig Fahle reports, the law is firmly entrenched.

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Jim Black's Role After Speaker
12:00 pm
Thu December 14, 2006

Jim Black's Role After Speaker

North Carolina House Speaker Jim Black says he will not seek another term as speaker. The announcement leaves a wide open field of candidates for the influential position. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with NC State Political Science Professor Andrew Taylor. He asked what role Jim Black will have once he steps down from his leadership position.

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Which Book to Use in Swearing in Ceremony
12:00 pm
Thu December 14, 2006

Which Book to Use in Swearing in Ceremony

The recent election of America's first Muslim Congressman has sparked debate over the traditional swearing in ceremony. WFAE commentator Mike McDonald says the book one chooses to swear on is not what's important.

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Green Building Influx
12:00 pm
Thu December 14, 2006

Green Building Influx

In recent years, financial institutions have added so-called "green" building to their cache of environmentally friendly initiatives. Charlotte-based Bank of America and Wachovia both recently announced that their new uptown towers will be certified "green." Meanwhile, HSBC's new U.S. Mortgage Services headquarters in Fort Mill is already "green." From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain reports on the trend.

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Green Building Influx
12:00 pm
Thu December 14, 2006

Green Building Influx

In recent years, financial institutions have added so-called "green" building to their cache of environmentally friendly initiatives. Charlotte-based Bank of America and Wachovia both recently announced that their new uptown towers will be certified "green." Meanwhile, HSBC's new U.S. Mortgage Services headquarters in Fort Mill is already "green." From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain reports on the trend.

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