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City considers funding to give homeless families
12:00 pm
Mon December 8, 2008

City considers funding to give homeless families six-month housing

With Charlotte's homeless population hitting record numbers, the local nonprofits and city officials are on the verge of offering more stable housing to families without homes.

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Boosting recycling with the help of corporate
12:00 pm
Mon December 8, 2008

Boosting recycling with the help of corporate sponsors?

A Charlotte City Council Committee is considering an incentives program to drive up recycling sponsored by the Coca Cola Bottling Company and Harris Teeter.

Here's the plan: Each household in Charlotte would receive a Coke sticker and information on how to properly recycle. Every week canvassers would look for recycling bins with a sticker on them and the right types of plastic, glass and paper. The chosen ten would each receive a $50 gift certificate to Harris Teeter.

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Much is on the line for Panthers tonight
12:00 pm
Mon December 8, 2008

Much is on the line for Panthers tonight

WFAE's Scott Graf talks to Charlotte Observer sports columnist Scott Fowler about the Carolina Panthers' season and what's at stake in tonight's game against Tampa Bay.

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NFL tries to send strong message in fining players
12:00 pm
Mon December 8, 2008

NFL tries to send strong message in fining players for rough play

BofA taking heat for financing decision in Chicago
12:00 pm
Mon December 8, 2008

BofA taking heat for financing decision in Chicago

Bank of America is getting backlash from its decision to end a line of credit for a Chicago company. Critics say the Charlotte-based bank should be required to keep financing struggling businesses because it received federal bailout money.

Officials at Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago say they were forced to close down and lay off more than 200 employees last week because Bank of America cancelled the company's financing. The laid-off workers have been sitting-in at the factory since Friday to demand severance and vacation pay.

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Lessons of the Financial Crisis
12:00 pm
Fri December 5, 2008

Lessons of the Financial Crisis

Lessons of the Financial Crisis
With the economy bumping along rocky roads in uncharted territory, work has already begun on how to keep us from going down this treacherous path again. In other words, What are we learning? Join guest host Chris Clackum for a lesson.

GuestDr. William Van Lear - Professor of Economics at Belmont Abbey College

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Guard soldiers return to Charlotte area from
12:00 pm
Fri December 5, 2008

Guard soldiers return to Charlotte area from unusual mission

This week four thousand National Guard soldiers from North Carolina are deploying for Iraq. At the same time, a small team of soldiers is coming home to Mooresville from a very different mission

Staff Sergeant Lisa Dewmire had barely home a year from her tour in Iraq when she transferred to a new National Guard unit that got another mission. But this time she was headed to the Horn of Africa to drill water wells for remote villages.

In a lot of ways, she says the assignment was easier than Iraq.

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'Manifesto' helps guide Davidson basketball team
12:00 pm
Fri December 5, 2008

'Manifesto' helps guide Davidson basketball team

Last season, the good times for Davidson basketball had never seemed so good when the Wildcats made it to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament.

The question this season: Will the good times be that good again?

Many Davidson fans certainly think so.

Season ticket sales are up by 2,000.

Sellouts at Belk Arena are common.

And yes, Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline is still a fan favorite.

But talk to the players themselves, and the hype and fervor fade away.

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NC foreclosure prevention program goes national
12:00 pm
Fri December 5, 2008

NC foreclosure prevention program goes national

The National Governors Association is recommending that all states adopt a foreclosure prevention program like the one North Carolina created this summer. It requires a lender to notify the state before foreclosing on a home. Financial counselors paid by the state then help negotiate a payment plan for the homeowner.

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Job losses highest in Hickory region
12:00 pm
Thu December 4, 2008

Job losses highest in Hickory region

The Hickory region lost 2,300 during the last year, which is the highest rate of any metro area in North Carolina.

Mill and factory closures are largely to blame for the big job loss in Hickory, Lenoir and Morganton over the last year. Employment Security Commission spokesman Larry Parker says manufacturing jobs used to disappear and then come back online months later when the economy improved.

But for the Hickory area, Parker says those jobs appear to be gone for good.

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