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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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"Talladega Nights" Opens
1:00 pm
Mon August 7, 2006

"Talladega Nights" Opens

A film shot in Charlotte last year opened nationwide over the weekend. "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" stars fomer Saturday Night Live cast member, Will Ferrell. It's a comedy about a NASCAR driver from a fictional North Carolina town. The Charlotte Observer's Lawrence Toppman previewed the movie and he spoke with WFAE's Scott Graf about it.

Read Lawrence Toppman's review of the movie.

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381 Days in Civil Rights History
1:00 pm
Mon August 7, 2006

381 Days in Civil Rights History

A Smithsonian Institution exhibition of a period in Civil Rights history is making a stop at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Main Library. It's part of "381 Days" a series of special exhibits and events related to the civil rights movement that's running through October 15th. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with library spokeswoman Rita Rouse about the exhibit that she says was sparked by a 2000 study on social capital in Charlotte.

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381 Days in
1:00 pm
Mon August 7, 2006

381 Days in

381 Days in Civil Rights History
1:00 pm
Mon August 7, 2006

381 Days in Civil Rights History

A Smithsonian Institution exhibition of a period in Civil Rights history is making a stop at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Main Library. It's part of "381 Days" a series of special exhibits and events related to the civil rights movement that's running through October 15th. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with library spokeswoman Rita Rouse about the exhibit that she says was sparked by a 2000 study on social capital in Charlotte.

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381 Days in
1:00 pm
Mon August 7, 2006

381 Days in

New Chamber Head in Mooresville
1:00 pm
Fri August 4, 2006

New Chamber Head in Mooresville

Karen Shore recently became the executive director of the Mooresville - South Iredell Chamber of Commerce after working eight years with the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce. Scott Graf, with WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, spoke with Shore about the transition and the challenges that lie ahead.

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New Chamber Head in Mooresville
1:00 pm
Fri August 4, 2006

New Chamber Head in Mooresville

Karen Shore recently became the executive director of the Mooresville - South Iredell Chamber of Commerce after working eight years with the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce. Scott Graf, with WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, spoke with Shore about the transition and the challenges that lie ahead.

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Habitat for Humanity Turns 30
1:00 pm
Thu August 3, 2006

Habitat for Humanity Turns 30

The City of Charlotte is hosting Habitat for Humanity's annual conference this year. This conference, over the next four days, marks a milestone for the volunteer-based affordable homebuilder. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with one of Habitat's oldest volunteers, Clive Rainy.

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