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Two Firefighters Die Battling Salisbury Fire
12:00 pm
Fri March 7, 2008

Two Firefighters Die Battling Salisbury Fire

Two firefighters are dead and at least three more are injured as a five-alarm fire continues to burn in Salisbury. WFAE's Simone Orendain has more.

The City of Salisbury will hold a press conference this afternoon at 2:00. WFAE will have more on this fire during All Things Considered from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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Columnist Ellen Goodman in Charlotte
12:00 pm
Thu March 6, 2008

Columnist Ellen Goodman in Charlotte

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women's Summit is meeting at UNC-Charlotte today. The group was formed two years ago to tackle weighty issues women in the county face. WFAE's Simone Orendain caught up with the summit's Keynote Speaker, women's columnist Ellen Goodman who was on her way to Charlotte last night.

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Rwandan Evangelist Speaks to Students
12:00 pm
Wed March 5, 2008

Rwandan Evangelist Speaks to Students

A faith leader with a prominent role in the reconciliation of Rwanda yesterday called on North Carolina high school students to act during a forum at Charlotte Latin School. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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StoryCorps-Charlotte: Spanish Lessons Learned
12:00 pm
Wed March 5, 2008

StoryCorps-Charlotte: Spanish Lessons Learned

The StoryCorps mobile recording booth stopped in Charlotte last month, capturing stories from everyday Americans in the region. This week we hear a bit of Suzan Becker's interview of her longtime neighbor Vernon Tate.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Wed March 5, 2008

Children's Theatre / Blumenthal Broadway Series

We'll check in with the Children's Theatre of Charlotte as they open Survivng the Applewhites, a play for teens and young adults by local Newbury award winning author Stephanie Tolan. Then we visit with the lead actors for the touring version of the musical based on Adam Sandler's hit movie The Wedding Singer. Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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NASCAR's Long Haul
12:00 pm
Tue March 4, 2008

NASCAR's Long Haul

Over the last three weekends, NASCAR teams have raced in Florida, California and Nevada. While the drivers and crews fly to races, cars and parts are hauled in semis. By some counts, team haulers have racked up about 6,000 miles in a little over two weeks. For some perspective, WFAE's Scott Graf caught up with Peter Jellen, the lead driver for Joe Gibbs Racing's Number 18 team over the last 12 years. Jellen was in his truck just outside of Birmingham, Alabama. Scott began by asking if he keeps track of all those miles.

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SC Legislators Work on Immigration Compromise
12:00 pm
Tue March 4, 2008

SC Legislators Work on Immigration Compromise

South Carolina legislators meet this morning to work out a compromise on a controversial illegal immigration measure. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Drought Hurting Businesses
12:00 pm
Tue March 4, 2008

Drought Hurting Businesses

North Carolina is now in the midst of a record-long drought. What this means to many people is shorter showers, fuller dishwashers, and parched lawns. But for some, the sacrifice is larger. The drought, coupled with a ban on lawn watering throughout much of the state, is making it difficult for many landscapers and nursery owners to get by. WFAE's Lisa Miller has more on the struggle between conservation and making a living.

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Former Basketball Player Shares Lessons Learned
12:00 pm
Tue March 4, 2008

Former Basketball Player Shares Lessons Learned

A former Wake Forest University basketball player is in Charlotte this week promoting a book he's written about being a better teammate. Alan Williams rarely played during his years as a Deamon Deacon, but says he learned many life-lessons while warming the bench. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Alan about the book.

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Signs of Spring
12:00 pm
Mon March 3, 2008

Signs of Spring

Over the past few weeks, winter and spring have been taking turns - one day is warm and sunny, the next cold with flurries. WFAE commentator Caroline Castle Hicks has her eye out for the first signs of a spring that's here to stay.

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