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3:38 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Changes To NC Film Incentives Bring Questions And Possibly Fewer Productions

Changes to North Carolina's film incentive program leads to a lot of questions and possibly fewer productions
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina Film Office

The director of North Carolina’s film commission is in Park City, Utah, to attend the annual Sundance Film Festival. He’s there to convince directors, producers and executives to shoot their productions in North Carolina. But it’s a hard sell due to the state’s scaled back film incentives program. 

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Arts
10:49 am
Thu January 22, 2015

The Discovery Of Selma

The canvas "Selma" (1965) by Barbara Pennington

A powerful Civil Rights Era painting called Selma now has a permanent home at the Mint Museum. It was painted fifty years ago by an Alabama artist, but was just found in 2013. WFAE’s Sarah Delia has the story on the painting’s discovery and its journey to Charlotte. 


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Local News
9:59 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Family Dollar Becomes Part Of Dollar Tree

Credit Jennifer Lang / WFAE

Family Dollar will become part of Virginia-based Dollar Tree. The company’s shareholders this morning approved the $8.5 billion deal. The vote ends a months-long struggle for control of Matthews-based Family Dollar.

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Local News
9:47 am
Thu January 22, 2015

US Secretary Of Commerce Talks Jobs And Trade In Charlotte

US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
Credit Courtesy of the US Department of Commerce

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce made a stop in Charlotte Wednesday. She answered questions from business leaders and students at a symposium in uptown. It was an event sponsored by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. Before she took the stage she sat down to talk with WFAE’s Tom Bullock.

Local News
9:45 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Charlotte's Crime Rate Held Steady In 2014

Officers with CMPD's Independence Division line up to shake Police Chief Rodney Monroe's hand at Wednesday's crime statistics press conference. That division saw the biggest drop in crime last year.
Credit Lisa Worf / WFAE

Charlotte’s overall crime rate last year remained largely unchanged from 2013. But there were some categories of crimes that saw big increases and drops in their numbers. 

Property crimes were up about 0.6 percent from 2013 and violent crimes were down by the same amount. But some types of crimes increased.

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Charlotte Observer
11:21 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Trial Date And Judge Picked For Charlotte Police Shooting Trial

Randall Kerrick

A Morganton judge will preside over what stands to be Charlotte’s most explosive court case of 2015: the July 20 manslaughter trial of police Officer Randall Kerrick over the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell.

The unarmed Ferrell was shot 10 times at close range during a September 2013 confrontation with Kerrick and two other Charlotte-Mecklenburg officers. Ferrell was black. Kerrick is white.

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The Party Line
10:00 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Obama's Address Shows No Worries About Next Election

Michael Bitzer

Just two months ago, President Obama and the Democrats suffered a sixth-year shellacking, with Republicans picking up large numbers in both congressional chambers.

Imagine the surprise, then, on both sides of the political aisle when a freed president came into his penultimate State of the Union address and pronounced what may have been the most liberal statement of values of his presidency.

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Arts
9:18 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Selma To Montgomery: The March For The Right To Vote

Barney Offerman standing in front of photographs by Spider Martin. He was present during Dr. King's speech pictured.
Sarah Delia

Throughout the Civil Rights Movement photographers played a key role in showing the violence and brutality experienced by those trying to desegregate the south.

Spider Martin of The Birmingham News was one of those photographers who documented the movement. A traveling exhibit of his work from the Birmingham Civil Rights InstituteSelma to Montgomery: The March for the Right to Vote” is on display at the Levine Museum of the New South. WFAE’s Sarah Delia visited the exhibit and spoke to one Charlotte resident who has a personal connection to Martin’s work.

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Local News
7:46 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Widen I-77 Group Files Lawsuit Against I-77 Toll Project

Widen I-77 spokesman Vince Winegardner and about 15 of the group's supporters gathered at a law office in uptown.
Credit Michael Tomsic

An anti-toll group filed a lawsuit Tuesday to put the brakes on North Carolina’s solution to horrible traffic on I-77. The group, called Widen I-77, is trying to stop the state Department of Transportation from partnering with a Spanish company to add toll lanes.

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Local News
3:41 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Fund Opens For Low-Income Duke Customers To Receive Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Lower-income customers of Duke Energy in North Carolina can now apply for energy-saving upgrades to their homes. A $20 million program funded by Duke Energy opened this week, the result of a deal Duke agreed to when it last raised rates.


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