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Education, Poverty and CMS
1:00 pm
Wed August 20, 2008

Education, Poverty and CMS

McCrory, Perdue Debate Not Broadcast in Charlotte
1:00 pm
Tue August 19, 2008

McCrory, Perdue Debate Not Broadcast in Charlotte

Controversial Dragway Opens in Concord
1:00 pm
Tue August 19, 2008

Controversial Dragway Opens in Concord

A new dragway near Lowe's Motor Speedway is ready for racing. But the project nearly didn't happen. Neighbors worried it would be too noisy and city officials rejected an initial proposal for the drag-racing strip. Speedway Motorsports CEO Bruton Smith reacted by threatening to take all of his racing business elsewhere, and Concord officials backtracked. WFAE's Julie Rose asked Concord Mayor Scott Padgett to explain that about-face that led to today's opening of the new dragway.

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First Dog Park Opens Uptown
1:00 pm
Tue August 19, 2008

First Dog Park Opens Uptown

Uptown Charlotte is the center of social life for many people, but not so much for their four-legged friends.

Fourth Ward resident Chris Connelly says his Labradoodle Winston doesn't get much opportunity to play with other dogs, because he must always be on a leash. Today that changes with the opening of Uptown's first and only off-leash dog area at Frazier Park.

Connelly says it will be great for his dog's social life, and maybe his, too.

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Self-Deportation Not a Hit
1:00 pm
Tue August 19, 2008

Self-Deportation Not a Hit

The federal program that allows illegal immigrants to turn themselves in on their own terms is ending this Friday. So far, just six people have participated. In Chalotte, which is one of five pilot cities for the program, there's little interest in supporting it. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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Smoky Mountain Pollution
1:00 pm
Tue August 19, 2008

Smoky Mountain Pollution

Governor Vetoes Big Boats on Road
1:00 pm
Mon August 18, 2008

Governor Vetoes Big Boats on Road

Easley says no to larger boats on roads

By Julie Rose

Governor Easley has capsized an attempt by state lawmakers to allow bigger boats on North Carolina roads.

To justify his veto, Easley conjured frightful images of oversized boats colliding with school buses and semis on narrow roads. The measure would have increased to 9.5 feet the acceptable width for a boat being towed on state roads.

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Web Extra: Extended Interview with Guardian Ad
1:00 pm
Mon August 18, 2008

Web Extra: Extended Interview with Guardian Ad Litem Adminstrator

Mecklenburg County Guardian Ad Litem administrator Dana Frady speaks with WFAE's Julie Rose about the shortage of volunteers for the program.

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Shortage of Voluteers to Assist Abused Children
1:00 pm
Mon August 18, 2008

Shortage of Voluteers to Assist Abused Children

CMS Announces New Athletic Eligibility Rules
1:00 pm
Fri August 15, 2008

CMS Announces New Athletic Eligibility Rules

Athletes, coaches and parents in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will now have an anonymous tip line to call when they suspect cheaters on the field. New rules announced today bring closure to months of controversy over athletic eligibility in the district. WFAE's Julie Rose has more.

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