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Charlotte missing in Perdue's cabinet picks so far
12:00 pm
Tue January 6, 2009

Charlotte missing in Perdue's cabinet picks so far

Shortly after her victory, Governor-elect Bev Perdue told Charlotte-area leaders she would give them a prominent place in her administration:

"I intend to mine some of the talent very quickly from this community, to engage folks not only in the transition, but in service in the important places in the administration starting in 2009," Perdue told media at a Charlotte Chamber of Commerce event in November.

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Cleaning the Water
12:00 pm
Tue January 6, 2009

Cleaning the Water

Catawba River

Cleaning the Water
Join us for a conversation about the water we drink as we continue our theme of a healthy environment for the new year. We'll dive into the subject of the Catawba River, this region's main source of water. There is a new Sheriff overseeing the Catawba, actually he's called a Riverkeeper but he may as well be the Sheriff- his job is to keep the Catawba as clean as possible.
GuestDavid Merryman - Catawba Riverkeeper

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Davidson's Curry a humble star
12:00 pm
Tue January 6, 2009

Davidson's Curry a humble star

The scene at Davidson's Belk Arena this past Saturday afternoon was a familiar one. Stephen Curry and the Davidson Wildcats had just had their way with that day's opponent. Afterward, another familiar scene: kids waiting near the locker room to get autographs. Eight year-old Johnson Krajewski says Stephen Curry is his favorite player but not because of his jump shot or ball handling skills. For this young fan, it's something else.

"I like him 'cause he goes to our church," Krajewski says.

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Fare zones for the Lynx will begin this week
12:00 pm
Tue January 6, 2009

Fare zones for the Lynx will begin this week

Charlotte City Council members last night gave CATS the final approval to expand ticket inspections to designated portions of Lynx platforms called fare zones.

The transit system says on an average day only about 1% of riders board without a ticket, but it becomes harder to check fares when crowds pack the trains for special events.

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Cleaning the Air
12:00 pm
Mon January 5, 2009

Cleaning the Air

NC soldiers say goodbye
12:00 pm
Mon January 5, 2009

NC soldiers say goodbye

Lt. Kenneth McArthur with wife Lisa and kids Reba, Jared and Chloe. hspace=4

Almost 4,000 North Carolina National Guard soldiers have now left for a year-long deployment to Iraq. They're part of the state's largest guard unit, and the last few battalions said goodbye to their families in the Charlotte area over the weekend.

For about half of the soldiers in the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, this is their second deployment to Iraq. So on the one hand, it's easier for Jodie Gross, because she knows what to expect while her husband's gone.

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Kissell supporters board bus for DC swearing-in
12:00 pm
Mon January 5, 2009

Kissell supporters board bus for DC swearing-in

When they get to D-C, the local Democrats will stop at the National Mall to see preparations for the big inaugural event. Then it's on to the Capitol to see their new 8th District Congressman Larry Kissell sworn in.

Monroe Democrat Nancy Rorie organized the bus trip. They're a diverse group, including her 8-year old granddaughter and the Mayor of Wilkesboro.

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Tom Wopat
12:00 pm
Fri January 2, 2009

Tom Wopat

Tom Wopat
You may remember Tom Wopat as Luke Duke from Dukes of Hazzard, but he's also a Tony award-nominated Broadway performer and vocalist. He joins us for a conversation on his life and career. He'll also share some of his music with us.
GuestTom Wopat - Actor and vocalist
Since this is an encore presentation, we won't be able to take your phone calls.

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NC's pollution control plans set in motion this
12:00 pm
Fri January 2, 2009

NC's pollution control plans set in motion this month

The US Environmental Protection Agency designates a metropolitan area unhealthy when it doesn't meet federal air quality standards for pollutants such as ozone. Last March, the agency lowered the maximum level of allowable ozone.

Ozone is the state's most prevalent pollutant, with vehicles as the main contributors. The NC Air Quality Division says just nine of the 30 counties it monitors meet the new standard.

Air Quality Deputy Director Sheila Holman says the good news is the EPA is giving the state ample time to comply.

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Charlotte-area families bid farewell to Guard
12:00 pm
Fri January 2, 2009

Charlotte-area families bid farewell to Guard soldiers

Many families and communities across the state have already said their official goodbyes to the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, which is deploying to Iraq for a second time. Today, soldiers from Monroe and High Point will get a send-off. Tomorrow, Charlotte and Belmont will have theirs. Major Al Hunt is a member of the unit, facing another year in combat - and away from home.

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