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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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UNCC Educator Retires
12:00 pm
Wed December 13, 2006

UNCC Educator Retires

Martha Strawn is retiring from UNC Charlotte after 36 years of teaching. You might not know her name, but she has been a strong force in the artistic community in Charlotte these past four decades. WFAE's Jessica Colopy has more.

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The Sting Maybe Leaving Charlotte
12:00 pm
Wed December 13, 2006

The Sting Maybe Leaving Charlotte

It was reported this week that the city's WNBA team, The Sting, is in the process of being sold and moved to Kansas City. The team is owned by the Charlotte Bobcats organization, which was part of the deal that gave Bob Johnson an NBA franchise. To help us analyze the news, WFAE's Scott Graf is joined by Erik Spanburg, who covers sports business for the Charlotte Business Journal.

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Syfert to Step Down
12:00 pm
Wed December 13, 2006

Syfert to Step Down

Charlotte City Manager Pam Syfert announced this week that she'll be stepping down from her position next June. WFAE's Lisa Miller has this story.

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UNCC Educator Retires
12:00 pm
Wed December 13, 2006

UNCC Educator Retires

Martha Strawn is retiring from UNC Charlotte after 36 years of teaching. You might not know her name, but she has been a strong force in the artistic community in Charlotte these past four decades. WFAE's Jessica Colopy has more.

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Syfert to Step Down
12:00 pm
Wed December 13, 2006

Syfert to Step Down

Charlotte City Manager Pam Syfert announced this week that she'll be stepping down from her position next June. WFAE's Lisa Miller has this story.

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A Cookie Sale Celebration
12:00 pm
Tue December 12, 2006

A Cookie Sale Celebration

Cookies and the holidays go hand in hand; but at one church in Rock Hill, their annual cookie sale, held over the weekend, is more like a community celebration. WFAE's Julie Aguirre went to check out this decades old tradition.

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A Cookie Sale Celebration
12:00 pm
Tue December 12, 2006

A Cookie Sale Celebration

Cookies and the holidays go hand in hand; but at one church in Rock Hill, their annual cookie sale, held over the weekend, is more like a community celebration. WFAE's Julie Aguirre went to check out this decades old tradition.

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Sunday Hunting
12:00 pm
Mon December 11, 2006

Sunday Hunting

The North Carolina Wildlife Commission recently voted to pass along a study on Sunday hunting to state lawmakers. The study showed that 65% of North Carolinians are in favor of keeping the current ban on Sunday hunting in place. Twenty-five percent want to see the ban removed. To help get a feel for the debate, WFAE's Scott Graff called Chuck Bennett, a state wildlife commissioner from Matthews.

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