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Historic Charlotte
12:00 pm
Wed December 3, 2008

Historic Charlotte

Historic Charlotte
We'll look for the history behind Charlotte. Squeezed in among all the bright shiny new buildings, you can find history- though you may have to look carefully. We'll help point you in the right direction.

GuestsTom Hanchett - Historian, Levine Museum of the New South
Dr. Dan Morrill - Professor of History, UNC Charlotte

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Duke must submit comprehensive review of Cliffside
12:00 pm
Wed December 3, 2008

Duke must submit comprehensive review of Cliffside plant's pollution

Duke Energy plans to appeal a ruling by a judge that has ordered the utility to submit a comprehensive review of emissions from its Cliffside plant.

The company is expanding its coal-fired facility west of Charlotte. U.S. District Court Judge Lacy Thornburg gave the company 60 days to come up with the review.

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Revaluation is delayed until at least 2010
12:00 pm
Wed December 3, 2008

Revaluation is delayed until at least 2010

Commissioners agreed last night that it does not make sense to go through with a property revaluation next year in the middle of a rough and unsteady economy. Commissioner Dan Murrey was initially against delaying an assessment, but he said several factors made him change his mind. "It has come to light the multiple uncertainties that we have before us in the economy both nationally and locally, the uncertainties we have in determining the actual property value in that assessment process and how reliable those numbers would be," said Murrey.

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Carolinas HealthCare Systems Reports Loss
12:00 pm
Wed December 3, 2008

Carolinas HealthCare Systems Reports Loss

Carolinas HealthCare Systems is experiencing sharp pains in its bottom line as a result of the flagging economy. The health care giant lost $284 million during the first 9 months of the year in investment income.

CHS Chief Financial Officer Greg Gombar says that money was destined for capitol projects, which the health-care giant may have to delay.

"This is all related to what everyone is experiencing that has an investment portfolio," says Gombar.

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Tapping the Economic Pulse
12:00 pm
Tue December 2, 2008

Tapping the Economic Pulse

Tapping the Economic Pulse
For most of us, the economy is top of mind and everyday, there seems to be more bad news: bank bailouts, collapsing markets, falling consumer confidence, car companies with their hands out and on and on. How long can this continue? We'll get some advice, assess our economic health and make some predictions.

GuestsDr. John Silvia - Chief Economist, Wachovia
Dr. Dan Fogel - Assoc. Dean, Babcock School of Management, Wake Forest

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Community Combines Forces to Raise Funds in Crisis
12:00 pm
Tue December 2, 2008

Community Combines Forces to Raise Funds in Crisis

A $1 million gift from the Levine Foundation kicked off a new fundraising effort today aimed at Charlotte's growing need for emergency food and shelter. It's a duplication of fundraisers already underway, but community leaders hope it sends a message.

"We want people to move through the hardship of giving to where they feel great joy in giving, beyond what they've done," says Michael Marsicano, director of the Foundation for the Carolinas. "We're not setting a goal. We're asking people to just give until it feels really good."

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Auto Industry in Crisis
12:00 pm
Mon December 1, 2008

Auto Industry in Crisis

New outerbelt leg may open for Tuesday evening
12:00 pm
Mon December 1, 2008

New outerbelt leg may open for Tuesday evening rush hour

A 5.5-mile section of the outerbelt could be open to traffic by Tuesday afternoon. The section of I-485 stretches from Brookshire Blvd. to Old Statesville Road in northwest

Mecklenburg

County.

Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jen Thompson says the state will open the road if it passes a morning inspection.

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Major Deployment for NC National Guard
12:00 pm
Mon December 1, 2008

Major Deployment for NC National Guard

Nearly 4,000 National Guard soldiers are leaving their North Carolina homes this week for a year-long deployment in Iraq.

The 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team is the largest unit in the North Carolina National Guard with, with about a quarter of its soldiers based in the Charlotte area.

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NC tree goes to the White House
12:00 pm
Mon December 1, 2008

NC tree goes to the White House

Last Friday morning, a tree from the North Carolina mountains was cut down and sent to Washington. The Ashe County Fraser Fir is this year's official White House Christmas tree. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Jessie Davies, co-owner of River Ridge Tree Farms, where the tree grew

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