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(9/9/05) Among the thousands of people who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina are Gulf Coast college students. Across the country colleges are reaching out to students, offering them a place to continue their studies. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with Davidson College's acting Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Chris Gruber. She asked him how Davidson is responding to these students' needs.

Gas Prices Boost Hybrid Interest

Sep 9, 2005

(9/9/05) The higher gasoline prices get, the higher the profile of the hybrid vehicle becomes. But are people ready to get out of their high consumption vehicles and try out these cars? From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain looks at the pros and cons of the gas-electric hybrids.

Katrina's Evacuees in Charlotte

Sep 7, 2005

(9/7/05) Hundreds of evacuees seeking escape from the contaminated flood waters of New Orleans landed in Charlotte Monday. The Red Cross is providing a temporary shelter at the Coliseum for evacuees. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spent Monday at the Charlotte Coliseum. She brings us this report.

Katrina Evacuees Heading to NC

Sep 2, 2005

(9-4-05) Hundreds of Hurricane Katrina victims from the Gulf Coast region will be making a temporary home at the Charlotte Coliseum. Local officials on Saturday said they would house up to 500 storm refugees. Hundreds more were expected to receive shelter in Greensboro and Raleigh. Governor Mike Easley made an initial offer to accept 1000 evacuees in the three North Carolina cities. "We are going to do at least as much for American citizens as we do for the people of other nations", Easley said.

Free Credit Reports For NC Consumers

Sep 2, 2005

(9/2/05) On September 1, North Carolina residents got access to a free credit report once every year at www.annualcreditreport.com. The program involves the country's three best known credit check companies - Experian, Equifax and Trans-Union. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain spoke with Experian spokesman Ron Griffin about the new program.

NC Lawmakers Approve Lottery

Aug 30, 2005

(8/30/05) After 20 years of discussion, North Carolina lawmakers have finally passed a state-run lottery to benefit education. The state Senate debated Tuesday afternoon, then was deadlocked in a 24-24 vote. Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue, the Senate's presiding officer, cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the lottery. Two Republican senators who had opposed the lottery earlier were absent for Tuesday's vote. Senators Harry Brown of Onslow County and Robert Garwood of Wilkes County both received excused absences.

Lessons From The Kitchen

Feb 25, 2005

This year, the annual observance of "Black History Month" has WFAE commentator Amy Rogers remembering her childhood and one woman who played a very important role in it. 

Facing Unemployment In 2005

Jan 5, 2005

(1/5/05) The new year is nicely underway and for most people that means going back to work after some time off for the holidays. For WFAE commentator Gerry Soud it means more time swimming in the unsettled waters of unemployment.

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