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This Year's Kastner Bible Display
1:00 pm
Tue August 15, 2006

This Year's Kastner Bible Display

It's time for the annual Rhyne family reunion. And that means sections of the Kastner bible from 1564 will be on display again at the Gaston County Museum of Art and History. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with exhibit curator Aimee Russell about this year's offerings.

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A Goodbye Summer
1:00 pm
Tue August 15, 2006

A Goodbye Summer

As colleges across the country get set to open their doors in the coming days, many parents will be saying goodbye to their new college freshmen. WFAE Commentator Jean Spangler says she had hoped for a nice long goodbye summer with her own college age son, but what she got wasn't exactly what she planned.

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School Tools Campaign
1:00 pm
Mon August 14, 2006

School Tools Campaign

A program to provide free school supplies to students and teachers in low-income classrooms in the Charlotte region is in its tenth year. WFAE's Mark Rumsey spoke with Classroom Central's Sarah Porter about this year's drive to collect donated school supplies.
You can learn more about the School Tools campaign including donation locations at www.classroomcentral.org.

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Fresh Face Joins CMS Board
1:00 pm
Thu August 10, 2006

Fresh Face Joins CMS Board

The newest member of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools board was appointed and went straight to work on that same night. Trent Merchant took over Kit Cramer's seat. WFAE's Simone Orendain caught up with Merchant the next day.

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Play About Senator Opens
1:00 pm
Thu August 10, 2006

Play About Senator Opens

Politics, history and the arts collide Thursday when a show highlighting the life of the late Sam Ervin takes to the stage in Lenoir. The North Carolina Senator is best-known for presiding over the Watergate hearings. To find out more about the production of Senator Sam, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Keith Smith, the Chairman of Foothills Performing Arts.
The play runs through Sunday at Hibriten High School in Lenoir.

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Myrick Ignores Contract ith America
1:00 pm
Thu August 10, 2006

Myrick Ignores Contract ith America

North Carolina Republican Sue Myrick is wrapping up her sixth term in Congress. The former Charlotte mayor broke into the House of Representatives twelve years ago, when Republicans seized the majority with a document called the Contract with America. It pledges fiscal responsibility and conservative values. But as Terry Gildea reports from WFAE's Capitol Hill Bureau, Myrick is ignoring a provision of the contract she agreed to pass, by running for a seventh congressional term.

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Teens Buying Alcohol Online
1:00 pm
Thu August 10, 2006

Teens Buying Alcohol Online

A new study says that nearly two percent of teens in the U.S. have bought alcohol online. The survey also found that 39 states, including North Carolina, have not conducted any online alcohol sale compliance checks. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Craig Fahle has this report.

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Myrick Ignores Contract ith America
1:00 pm
Thu August 10, 2006

Myrick Ignores Contract ith America

North Carolina Republican Sue Myrick is wrapping up her sixth term in Congress. The former Charlotte mayor broke into the House of Representatives twelve years ago, when Republicans seized the majority with a document called the Contract with America. It pledges fiscal responsibility and conservative values. But as Terry Gildea reports from WFAE's Capitol Hill Bureau, Myrick is ignoring a provision of the contract she agreed to pass, by running for a seventh congressional term.

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Teens Buying Alcohol Online
1:00 pm
Thu August 10, 2006

Teens Buying Alcohol Online

A new study says that nearly two percent of teens in the U.S. have bought alcohol online. The survey also found that 39 states, including North Carolina, have not conducted any online alcohol sale compliance checks. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Craig Fahle has this report.

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CMPD's Auto Theft Policy
1:00 pm
Tue August 8, 2006

CMPD's Auto Theft Policy

Two months ago, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department changed its policy when responding to a report of a stolen car. To get an update on how that change is working out, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke to Captain Katrina Graue with the department's Property Crimes Division.

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