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SC Legislators Debate Controversial Statue on
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Fri April 11, 2008

SC Legislators Debate Controversial Statue on Statehouse Grounds

A controversial figure in South Carolina's history was the subject of a tense public hearing in Columbia yesterday. WFAE's Julie Rose reports on the latest effort to get the statue of "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman removed from South Carolina's statehouse grounds.

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WICKED Opens to Sold-Out Charlotte Crowds
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Fri April 11, 2008

WICKED Opens to Sold-Out Charlotte Crowds

The hit Broadway musical WICKED opened to a sold-out crowd at the Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte last night. It's the first show ever to sell out a two-week engagement for the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center - and it happend in record time. WFAE's Julie Rose reports:

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Gang Prevention Committee Meets in Charlotte
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Fri April 11, 2008

Gang Prevention Committee Meets in Charlotte

A State Senate Committee will hold a public hearing on gang prevention measures this evening at 6 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. WFAE's Lisa Miller has more:

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Search Engine for Black Audience Debuts Online
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Fri April 11, 2008

Search Engine for Black Audience Debuts Online

A new search engine geared toward sorting web sites and information for a black audience went live on-line today. It's called RushmoreDrive.com. Black Web Enterprises, the group that manages the site, is based in Charlotte. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with Johnny Taylor who heads the company.

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Urban Growth and Predictions of Growth
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Thu April 10, 2008

Urban Growth and Predictions of Growth

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StoryCorps Charlotte: Life with Two Moms
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Wed April 9, 2008

StoryCorps Charlotte: Life with Two Moms

The StoryCorps mobile booth is traveling the country recording stories of everyday people, like Charlotte resident Wendy Laxton. She and her same-sex partner had two daughters using the same anonymous donor. In the Charlotte StoryCorps booth earlier this year, Laxton talked about their non-traditional family with her youngest daugther Katie, who is 11:

11-year-old Katie and her mother Wendy Laxton visited the mobile StoryCorps booth in Charlotte earlier this year. WFAE's Julie Rose produced this segment.

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Cankerworm Spraying Campaign
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Wed April 9, 2008

Cankerworm Spraying Campaign

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Drug Research Firm to Set Up Shop in Kannapolis
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Wed April 9, 2008

Drug Research Firm to Set Up Shop in Kannapolis

Wilmington-based PPD is the newest company to open an office on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. The compay does drug trials for the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, and plans to hire hundreds in the Charlotte region. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Julie Rose reports.

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Gov. Easley Urges Cities to Keep Water
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Wed April 9, 2008

Gov. Easley Urges Cities to Keep Water Restrictions in Place

City and county officials received a pointed letter from North Carolina Governor Mike Easley yesterday on the subject of H2O. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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IKEA Breaks Charlotte Ground
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Wed April 9, 2008

IKEA Breaks Charlotte Ground

Home furnishings retailer IKEA broke ground on its Charlotte store Wednesday. once the store opens, it's expected to draw people from outside the region, padding the local economy with their dollars. WFAE's Lisa Miller has more:

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