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Mecklenburg County to Buy Apartment
1:00 pm
Wed March 19, 2008

Mecklenburg County to Buy Apartment

Mecklenburg County is buying a flood-prone apartment complex and leveling it. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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Drought Continues
1:00 pm
Wed March 19, 2008

Drought Continues

The latest drought information does not bode will for lawns and landscapers in the Charlotte region. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Charlotte To Be Census Hub
1:00 pm
Fri March 14, 2008

Charlotte To Be Census Hub

Charlotte will be a hub for regional data collection in the upcoming 2010 Census. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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StoryCorps-Charlotte: Katrina Hits Hurricane
1:00 pm
Thu March 13, 2008

StoryCorps-Charlotte: Katrina Hits Hurricane Veterans

The StoryCorps mobile booth is traveling the country recording stories of everyday people. It stopped in Charlotte last month and partners Cole Mills and Jennifer Doucette recorded this memory of the time they went from being milder hurricane veterans to survivors of "the big one."

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Water Rates Discussed
1:00 pm
Thu March 13, 2008

Water Rates Discussed

Red Cross Prepares Charlotte for Disaster
1:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2008

Red Cross Prepares Charlotte for Disaster

Local Red Cross officials are launching a campaign to get Charlotte ready for a major disaster. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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B of A Going Forward with Countrywide Acquisition
1:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2008

B of A Going Forward with Countrywide Acquisition

Stock prices for Countrywide Financials plummeted this week after reports the company is being investigated by the FBI. Despite the news, Charlotte-based Bank of America says it will go forward with its acquisition of the mortgage lender. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Julie Rose reports.

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Urban Educators' Reality
1:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2008

Urban Educators' Reality

A book of poetry on life as a so-called "Urban Educator" is quietly circulating around the region. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teacher GranVille Caldwell and Cabarrus County Schools teacher Ryan Marshall wrote "Thoughts and Lamentations of Urban Education." WFAE's Simone Orendain recently chatted with Caldwell.

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New CMS Anti-Bullying Policy
1:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2008

New CMS Anti-Bullying Policy

By a vote of six to three, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board last night approved an anti-bullying policy that stirred controversy. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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A Plan to End Homelessness
1:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2008

A Plan to End Homelessness

An estimated 5,000 people are homeless in Charlotte. And Mecklenburg County officials say that figure is growing, based on record numbers of people staying in local shelters and requesting help with food and bills. WFAE's Julie Rose reports on the effort to change Charlotte's approach to homelessness.

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