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Observer Reporter Discusses Guantanamo Visit
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Mon June 26, 2006

Observer Reporter Discusses Guantanamo Visit

McBee SC Officials Indicted
1:00 pm
Fri June 23, 2006

McBee SC Officials Indicted

McBee, South Carolina, at the intersection of Highways 1 and 151, lies along a shortcut to Myrtle Beach from the Charlotte area. McBee has long had a reputation as being a speed trap for motorists. But a South Carolina grand jury indicted two officials in the town, alleging that they have abused their authority when stopping speeders. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with Sammy Fretwell, a reporter with The State newspaper in Columbia, who has been following the story. He asked him if the speed traps themselves were the cause of the indictment.

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West Charlotte Development
1:00 pm
Thu June 22, 2006

West Charlotte Development

A group called the New Brooklyn Initiative is trying to build support for the redevelopment of a long stretch of Beatties Ford Road. Charlotte's trolley line will soon be linked to the area, and the neighborhood's proximity to uptown makes it potentially attractive to developers. Charlotte's inner ring neighborhoods, like Dilworth and Plaza-Midwood, have been hugely popular in recent years. But some on the West side wonder if that type of situation is actually good for them. WFAE's Craig Fahle reports.

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West Charlotte Development
1:00 pm
Thu June 22, 2006

West Charlotte Development

A group called the New Brooklyn Initiative is trying to build support for the redevelopment of a long stretch of Beatties Ford Road. Charlotte's trolley line will soon be linked to the area, and the neighborhood's proximity to uptown makes it potentially attractive to developers. Charlotte's inner ring neighborhoods, like Dilworth and Plaza-Midwood, have been hugely popular in recent years. But some on the West side wonder if that type of situation is actually good for them. WFAE's Craig Fahle reports.

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Tax Hike Approved
1:00 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

Tax Hike Approved

Charlotte's City Council approved a property tax rate increase for the first time in nearly two decades. Here's WFAE reporter Jaime Bedrin with more on the story.

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Jump in Char-Meck Violent Crime
1:00 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

Jump in Char-Meck Violent Crime

Newly released FBI crime statistics show violent crime in Charlotte-Mecklenburg jumped nine percent last year. WFAE reporter Jaime Bedrin spoke with Police Chief Darrel Stephens and asked him how growth has affected the city's crime rate.

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Evaluating No Child Left Behind
1:00 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

Evaluating No Child Left Behind

The U.S. Congress has begun a series of hearings to evaluate one of the Bush Administration's most familiar programs: No Child Left Behind. North Carolina lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have concerns about how the data for the program is collected and whether No Child Left Behind gets in the way of the state's own accountability program. From Capitol Hill, Terry Gildea reports.

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Evaluating No Child Left Behind
1:00 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

Evaluating No Child Left Behind

The U.S. Congress has begun a series of hearings to evaluate one of the Bush Administration's most familiar programs: No Child Left Behind. North Carolina lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have concerns about how the data for the program is collected and whether No Child Left Behind gets in the way of the state's own accountability program. From Capitol Hill, Terry Gildea reports.

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Carolina Raptor Center Eaglets Flourishing
1:00 pm
Tue June 20, 2006

Carolina Raptor Center Eaglets Flourishing

Two months ago, WFAE spoke with Mathias Engelmann of Carolina Raptor Center about two young eaglets born at the facility. WFAE's Scott Graf recently called Mr. Engelmann for an update.

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Understanding Father's Day
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Fri June 16, 2006

Understanding Father's Day

(06/16/06) WFAE Commentator Jackie Jones says she finally learned the meaning of father's day in church, 15 years ago. Here is her story.

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