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NC SB Feels Gas Tax Crunch
12:00 pm
Wed January 18, 2006

NC SB Feels Gas Tax Crunch

(1/13/06) North Carolina's increased gas tax has been in place for nearly two weeks and the state's small businesses aren't happy about it. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Siomone Orendain spoke with Gregg Thompson who is a statehouse lobbyist with the National Federation of Independent Business.

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Avoiding the Little White Lie
12:00 pm
Tue January 17, 2006

Avoiding the Little White Lie

(1/17/06) For many people, telling the truth one-hundred-percent of the time is tougher than it seems. Even those with the best intentions sometimes get caught in a little white lie. And for them, WFAE commentator Tom Pfahlert has some advice.

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HRA Update
12:00 pm
Fri January 13, 2006

HRA Update

(1/13/06) On January 22nd, Delta Airlines is scheduled to make its final flight out of the Hickory Regional Airport. The airline set-up shop in the Uni-Four last spring to much fanfare from city leaders. But the ventrue soon fizzled and now those same city leaders are looking for a carrier to replace Delta. To find out how that search is going, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Hickory Mayor Rudy Wright.

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Task Force Gets Feedback
12:00 pm
Thu January 12, 2006

Task Force Gets Feedback

(1/12/06) The task force on improving Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools concluded its first round of public forum meetings Wednesday night in Matthews - where a year ago, the community was calling for deconsolidating the system.

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Task Force Gets Feedback
12:00 pm
Thu January 12, 2006

Task Force Gets Feedback

(1/12/06) The task force on improving Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools concluded its first round of public forum meetings Wednesday night in Matthews - where a year ago, the community was calling for deconsolidating the system.

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Task Force Gets Feedback
12:00 pm
Thu January 12, 2006

Task Force Gets Feedback

(1/12/06) The task force on improving Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools concluded its first round of public forum meetings Wednesday night in Matthews - where a year ago, the community was calling for deconsolidating the system.

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CMPD's New Robbery Task Force
12:00 pm
Wed January 11, 2006

CMPD's New Robbery Task Force

(1/11/06) The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department recently launched a new task force to help curb street crimes. One reason for the new unit? Robberies were up more than 30-percent last year. To learn more about the task force, WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with Deputy Chief K.D. Williams.

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Assessing Charlotte's Skyline
12:00 pm
Tue January 10, 2006

Assessing Charlotte's Skyline

(1/10/06) In Charlotte Wednesday, a discussion will be held that deals with the city's architectural identity. The so-called "Towers" forum is co-sponsored by the Charlotte Region Civic Design Forum and the Levine Museum of the New South. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Tom Low, Design Forum member and an organizer of the event.

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Ambassador Promotes Danish-American Business
12:00 pm
Tue January 10, 2006

Ambassador Promotes Danish-American Business

(1/10/06) More than 400 U.S. companies operate subsidiaries in Denmark. During a recent visit to Charlotte, U.S. Ambassador to Denmark James Cain spoke with WFAE's Mark Rumsey about efforts to further strengthen Danish-American business and economic ties.

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NASCAR Hall of Fame Update
12:00 pm
Mon January 9, 2006

NASCAR Hall of Fame Update

(1/9/06) NASCAR announced Thursday that two cities it had previously considered for its new hall of fame, have been eliminated from the selection process. That leaves Charlotte, Atlanta and Daytona as the three finalists. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with the NASCAR beat writer for the Charlotte Observer, David Poole.

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