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Broyhill to Get $6 Million in Incentives to Stay
1:00 pm
Fri September 19, 2008

Broyhill to Get $6 Million in Incentives to Stay in Caldwell County

Caldwell County, the city of Lenoir and the state Department of Commerce plan to give a furniture manufacturer $6 million dollars in incentives to keep it from moving to Mississippi.
Under the deal, Caldwell County and Lenoir would give Broyhill Industries $4 million dollars in city and county tax collections. The North Carolina Department of Commerce has also approved a $2 million-dollar grant.
Local and state official scrambled to come up with the package this summer when Broyhill officials said they were considering a move to Mississippi.

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Crisis in Charlotte's Homeless Shelters
1:00 pm
Fri September 19, 2008

Crisis in Charlotte's Homeless Shelters

Homeless service agencies in Charlotte say the shortage of more beds in overnight shelters has become a crisis. They blame the economy and the lack of affordable housing, and they're calling on local churches to fill the need.
Last night a record 127 children stayed in the Salvation Army's homeless shelter in Charlotte.
Salvation Army Social Services Director Deronda Metz says women and children now overflow the Salvation Army shelter, forcing her to turn away 20 or 30 people every night.

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Media Influence on Elections
1:00 pm
Fri September 19, 2008

Media Influence on Elections

Media Influence on Elections
The media is playing a large role in national politics this year. They are often vilified for both digging too deep into candidate's lives and background and for not asking tough enough questions of the candidates. We'll look at the role of the media in politics.
Guests
Dr. Dan Grano - Asst. Professor of Communication, UNC Charlotte
Jim Morrill - Political Writer, The Charlotte Observer
Tim Boyum - News Anchor, News14 Carolina
Bob Garfield - Co-host, On The Media

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Flood Assistance Center to Stay Open Indefinitely
1:00 pm
Thu September 18, 2008

Flood Assistance Center to Stay Open Indefinitely in Charlotte

Nearly a month after flooding damaged homes and displaced hundreds in Charlotte, officials say victims are still turning up at disaster assistance centers seeking help.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg officials estimate 600 families suffered damages to their homes and property during flooding from Tropical Storm Fay in last August. Emergency shelters are no longer open, but state and federal officials announced today they will keep their financial assistance center on North College Street open indefinitely.

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UNCC's Dubois to Trustees: Kickoff in 2013
1:00 pm
Thu September 18, 2008

UNCC's Dubois to Trustees: Kickoff in 2013

Dubois says he was hit with what he calls the 'f' question almost as soon as he became chancellor three years ago. When will the school play football? Today, he submitted a plan to trustees that calls for the 49ers to begin play in 2013. They would start playing in the Football Championship Subdivision series, formerly known as Division One-Double A.

Dubois says football will help the university raise its overall profile in the region.

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Charlotte Fashion Week Launched
1:00 pm
Thu September 18, 2008

Charlotte Fashion Week Launched

New York, Paris, Milan. Runway shows and high style are common in the fashion capitals of the world. Charlotte is not on the list. But Anthony Simons believes that's changing and he's hoping to speed up the transformation with the first-ever Charlotte Fashion Week. WFAE's Julie Rose met with Simons during prepartations at the Blake Hotel, where fashion week events start tonight.

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100 Apples a Day Keeps the Exhaustion Away?
1:00 pm
Thu September 18, 2008

100 Apples a Day Keeps the Exhaustion Away?

Appalachian State research at Kannapolis campus to focus on exhaustion-fighting sports drink

Earlier this summer, Appalachian State University announced it plans to become the eighth school to join the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis.

ASU is taking advantage of the campus to expand its Human Performance Lab. The lab's director expects the space to be ready sometime next month.

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The Charlotte Factor
1:00 pm
Wed September 17, 2008

The Charlotte Factor

Pat McCrory is the latest Charlotte politician to run for North Carolina governor. But history shows he faces a major challenge.

For one, he's a Republican.
Two, he's from Charlotte. Candidates from here have had little success running statewide.
While a lot has changed, a few things have stayed the same in the 30 years Jim Morrill has been covering North Carolina politics for the Charlotte Observer.
Republicans have won every presidential race in the state.

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Offshore Drilling Vote
1:00 pm
Wed September 17, 2008

Offshore Drilling Vote

The House of Representatives is set to vote this evening on an energy bill that would open the country's coast to offshore drilling. It would also offer incentives for developing renewable energy
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plan would allow states to decide whether they want to open their waters to offshore drilling. However, states would not be allowed to receive any royalties from oil revenue.

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Students Push Again for Football at UNCC
1:00 pm
Wed September 17, 2008

Students Push Again for Football at UNCC

Last December, a 12-member panel unanimously recommended that UNC Charlotte start a football program by raising student fees. The group says a football team would increase the school's visibility.
On Thursday, Chancellor Phil DuBois is expected to give his recommendation to the board of trustees.
Sophomore Job Fickett of the student government association says it's hard to tell what DuBois has decided.

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