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Speedway Motorsports Says Faster Please
1:00 pm
Mon September 8, 2008

Speedway Motorsports Says Faster Please

Speedway Motorsports mogul Bruton Smith is at sharp odds with Concord and Cabarrus County officials over a proposed incentive package. New details of the negotiation were revealed today.

Concord and Cabarrus County have offered to reimburse Bruton Smith for 60-million dollars in road improvements he plans to make near Lowe's Motor Speedway. But they say it could take 40 years to pay the money back. Smith says he wants all the money back in 3 years.

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Lottery Losers
1:00 pm
Mon September 8, 2008

Lottery Losers

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The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear a case today arguing that the way state's three-year-old lottery was created violated the constitution. Whatever the outcome, thousands of people have taken to the lottery, raking in more than a billion dollars in prizes. Nearly a billion more has gone into the state's education fund. And a surprising amount of prize money has gone unclaimed by winners.

"It's time for Powerball! America's biggest jackpot game!"

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11 CMS Magnet Programs on Chopping Block
1:00 pm
Fri September 5, 2008

11 CMS Magnet Programs on Chopping Block

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Lake Davidson Focus of Horsepower, Pollution
1:00 pm
Thu September 4, 2008

Lake Davidson Focus of Horsepower, Pollution Debate

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Assumptions Can Be Wrong
1:00 pm
Thu September 4, 2008

Assumptions Can Be Wrong

Tonight in Minnesota, John McCain will accept the Republican party's nomination for president. He won the designation despite not being the darling of a very strong force in conservative politics: The evangelical bloc. But WFAE commentator Mike McDonald says to assume that all evangelicals are at odds with the Republican nominee - or to assume all evangelicals are Republicans in the first place - would be wrong.

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The National Debt
1:00 pm
Thu September 4, 2008

The National Debt

The National Debt
Today we talk about the elephant in the room- the national debt. It has reached historic proportions and today we'll examine some of the factors that have led to the current level. Even determining the actual debt has been up for debate. We'll get the ins and outs of the debt, who is responsible for it and how it impacts each of us.
Guests
Dr. Benjamin Russo - Associate Professor of Economics, UNC Charlotte
Dr. Randy Kincaid - Professor of Economics, McColl School of Business at Queen's University of Charlotte

Another Round of Job Cuts at the Observer
1:00 pm
Thu September 4, 2008

Another Round of Job Cuts at the Observer

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Gaston County Tops Region in Infant Deaths
1:00 pm
Thu September 4, 2008

Gaston County Tops Region in Infant Deaths

United Way Chariman Resigns; Interim CEO Says
1:00 pm
Wed September 3, 2008

United Way Chariman Resigns; Interim CEO Says Report Will Have Full Disclosure

The board chairman of the United Way of Central Carolinas is stepping down following controversy over the salary given to former CEO Gloria Pace King.

Chairman Graham Denton says he understands that some board members have lost confidence in him.

Julie Rose spoke to Interim United Way CEO Mac Everett about the salary controversy and how it will affect the agency's annual campaign that begins Friday.

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Commissioners Seek Answers on Flood Insurance
1:00 pm
Wed September 3, 2008

Commissioners Seek Answers on Flood Insurance Debacle

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