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Continental Tire Moving to SC
12:00 pm
Fri February 22, 2008

Continental Tire Moving to SC

(2/22/08) South Carolina's business tax rates give it some advantage over North Carolina. But another dynamic is at play in the case of Charlotte-based Continental Tire, which this week announced plans to move over the state line. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Julie Rose reports.

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CMS Teacher Recruitment Starts
12:00 pm
Fri February 22, 2008

CMS Teacher Recruitment Starts

(2/22/08) Teacher recruitment season started at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools this week. Without the option of pushing veterans into failing schools, this year, the district hopes to strengthen its arsenal to lure more experienced teachers from high performing schools to struggling schools. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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A Youth Forum on Saturday
12:00 pm
Fri February 22, 2008

A Youth Forum on Saturday

(2/22/08) The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce Development Board Youth Council has organized a forum to be held tomorrow that will put area kids in touch with professionals who can help them deal with problems they may be having. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with organizer Demone Frink about the forum, and began by asking her to talk more about what the organization hopes to get out of it.

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Mecklenburg-Union Transportation Plan Revised
12:00 pm
Thu February 21, 2008

Mecklenburg-Union Transportation Plan Revised

Harris Teeter Announces Plans Regarding Animal
12:00 pm
Thu February 21, 2008

Harris Teeter Announces Plans Regarding Animal Welfare

(2/21/08) Matthews-based Harris Teeter has announced plans that animal rights advocates say put the store at the forefront of the grocery industry regarding animal welfare. The move comes at a time when graphic video images of cattle in a California beef plant have raised the concern of officials and consumers alike. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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StoryCorps-Charlotte: Healing from the Past
12:00 pm
Wed February 20, 2008

StoryCorps-Charlotte: Healing from the Past

StoryCorps' mobile recording booth is in Charlotte this month. In this installment of StoryCorps-Charlotte, Nancy Waring-Etheridge asks her longtime friend, Ann Woodroof Williams about how Ann's faith and antiracism shaped Ann's life.

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Olympic High Students Compete in Robotics
12:00 pm
Tue February 19, 2008

Olympic High Students Compete in Robotics

(2/19/08) Late yesterday afternoon a team of math and science students at Olympic High School shared a few tense moments as they put the finishing touches on the robot they built for a national science competition. They hope to beat out 1,500 other robots in Georgia next month - if they can get it working right. WFAE's Julie Rose prepared this audio postcard.

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Without a Vote
12:00 pm
Tue February 19, 2008

Without a Vote

(2/19/08) It's primary day in Wisconsin and here's a common election fact: Immigrants will not be going to the polls. But for immigrant and WFAE commentator Jean Roznik, recent elections have inadvertently dragged her into the process.

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Queens University to Open School of Education
12:00 pm
Tue February 19, 2008

Queens University to Open School of Education

(2/19/08) The Board of Trustees at Queens University of Charlotte announced today it will open a School of Education in May. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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West Charlotte Must Forfeit Football Wins
12:00 pm
Tue February 19, 2008

West Charlotte Must Forfeit Football Wins

(2/19/08) The West Charlotte High School football team learned today that it must forfeit all or most of its wins for the recent season and return revenues and awards from playoff games. The disciplinary action is part of a just-completed investigation into player eligibility. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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