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CD Featuring Local Musicians Released
12:00 pm
Mon February 18, 2008

CD Featuring Local Musicians Released

(2/18/08) Charlotte has a lackluster reputation for music - apart from producing the occasional American Idol contestant. But Creative Loafing music editor Jeff Hahne argues the local scene is thriving, and he's releasing a compilation CD to prove it. Hahne spoke with WFAE's Julie Rose.

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SC Bill Could Impact Companies
12:00 pm
Fri February 15, 2008

SC Bill Could Impact Companies

(2/15/08) The South Carolina State Senate passed a bill Thursday requiring both public and private employers to check whether their employees are illegal immigrants. If signed into law, it could have a major impact on farms and landscaping companies. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Area Hotels Have Record Breaking Year
12:00 pm
Fri February 15, 2008

Area Hotels Have Record Breaking Year

(2/15/08) A record number of people booked rooms in Charlotte-area hotels in 2007. The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority says it was a banner year for tourism. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Enjoying National Pie Day
12:00 pm
Fri February 15, 2008

Enjoying National Pie Day

(2/15/08) With all the news of presidential primaries and stock market mania you may not have noticed another event that took place recently in Gaston County. But National Pie Day didn't escape WFAE commentator Amy Rogers, and she's still savoring the experience.

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NASCAR Gets a Tune-Up
12:00 pm
Fri February 15, 2008

NASCAR Gets a Tune-Up

(2/15/08) A few years ago, NASCAR was sitting pretty. It had expanded outside the Southeast and new fans made it the second-most watched sport to the NFL. But lately, the sport centered in the Charlotte region, has seen its growth slow. And on the eve of NASCAR's 60th season, many in the sport say it's time for a tune-up. WFAE's Scott Graf reports.

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StoryCorps-Charlotte
12:00 pm
Thu February 14, 2008

StoryCorps-Charlotte

(2/14/08) This Valentine's day, WFAE kicks off StoryCorps-Charlotte with a love story from Joseph and Dolores Murgolo of Huntersville.

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No Paid Sick Days
12:00 pm
Wed February 13, 2008

No Paid Sick Days

(2/13/08) If you get the flu, you're supposed to stay home from work. But the North Carolina Justice Center reports nearly half of the state's workforce lacks paid sick days and could be fired for missing work to care for a sick family member. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Road Congestion Top Concern
12:00 pm
Wed February 13, 2008

Road Congestion Top Concern

(2/13/08) Road congestion was the top concern among members of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in 2007. Now the Chamber wants to make transportation the top issue of the 2008 election for Governor. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Lisenby Leaves Riverkeeper Position
12:00 pm
Wed February 13, 2008

Lisenby Leaves Riverkeeper Position

(2/13/08) A local environmentaltist who's worked the past 10-years to protect the Catawba River, is leaving that position to help start an organization that will protect all waterways in the Carolinas. Donna Lisenby will also help coordinate efforts between the two states' 14 river and coastal orginizations. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with her today and began by asking what prompted her move.

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Civil War Soldier's Identity Debated
12:00 pm
Wed February 13, 2008

Civil War Soldier's Identity Debated

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