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Charlotte Company Creates Buzz in Industry
1:00 pm
Wed July 16, 2008

Charlotte Company Creates Buzz in Industry

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Yap was a finalist in a 2006 business plan competition at UNC Charlotte and recently secured $6.5 million in venture funding. WFAE's Julie Rose spoke with Yap co-founder Victor Jablokov, who says the idea for the technology came from watching teenagers use their cell phones.

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Customer Service
1:00 pm
Tue July 15, 2008

Customer Service

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CBCC Offers Flu Shots
1:00 pm
Tue July 15, 2008

CBCC Offers Flu Shots

A regional blood bank is offering a way to get free flu shots in the fall. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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Fundraising Reports Suggest Challenges for McCrory
1:00 pm
Mon July 14, 2008

Fundraising Reports Suggest Challenges for McCrory

New fundraising reports from the North Carolina gubernatorial campaign suggest challenges ahead for Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Life in Iraq
1:00 pm
Mon July 14, 2008

Life in Iraq

Life in Iraq
We hear from two teenagers from Iraq who are visiting the U.S. for the first time. They'll share their experiences of growing up under the Saddam Hussein regime and of coming of age in a time of war. We'll also be joined by a member of The World Leader program, which aims to provide cross-cultural experiences for teenagers around the world.
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Iraqi teenage girl
Iraqi teenage boy
Shane Stryzinski

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CMPD Chief Plans to Put 100 More Officers on
1:00 pm
Mon July 14, 2008

CMPD Chief Plans to Put 100 More Officers on Streets

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe wants to put 100 more police officers on the streets. That sounds like a good plan to one neighborhood whose crime rate has risen sharply since January. WFAE's Lisa Miller has more.

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NC 8th in Motorcycle Deaths
1:00 pm
Mon July 14, 2008

NC 8th in Motorcycle Deaths

North Carolina ranks eighth in the nation for motorcycle crash deaths, according to a new analysis from AAA. Advocates say lax laws may be to blame. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Disposing of Radioactive Waste
1:00 pm
Mon July 14, 2008

Disposing of Radioactive Waste

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In the 1970s, the Southeast became a hotspot for nuclear power plants, thanks to a growing population and the widespread adoption of air-conditioning. Today, this region remains a top-producer of nuclear power, with several new plants in the planning stages. And yet, the nation continues to wrestle with how to handle the toxic waste these plants create. For now, the solution involves routinely shipping waste across the country. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Decline of the Daily Newspaper
1:00 pm
Fri July 11, 2008

Decline of the Daily Newspaper

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CMS Employees Owe $148K
1:00 pm
Fri July 11, 2008

CMS Employees Owe $148K

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced today some of its employees will have to pay back more than $148,000 dollars for payroll deduction errors made by the district. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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