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NC Manufacturing Must Overcome Public Perception
12:00 pm
Tue February 12, 2008

NC Manufacturing Must Overcome Public Perception

(2/12/08) Manufacturing companies in North Carolina have undergone dramatic changes during the last decade. But public perception has not kept pace with those changes. And today, that perception is proving a formidable barrier for Charlotte's manufacturing economy. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Julie Rose reports.

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Presidential Politics Drives Local Races
12:00 pm
Mon February 11, 2008

Presidential Politics Drives Local Races

(2/11/08) On May 6, North Carolinians will cast their primary election ballots for president, as well as governor and many other offices. State and local candidates who began filing for office today may find their election fates closely tied to presidential politics. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Classroom Items Being Recalled
12:00 pm
Mon February 11, 2008

Classroom Items Being Recalled

(2/11/08) Items containing lead paint are being recalled from classrooms in Charlotte and around the country. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Airport Rockers
12:00 pm
Mon February 11, 2008

Airport Rockers

If you've flown out of Charlotte's airport, you've probably noticed the white rocking chairs in the atrium. What you probably didn't know is those rocking chairs are 100 percent locally made. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain has this profile of Troutman Chair Company, which is one of a few remaining furniture makers in North Carolina.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Mon February 11, 2008

Northerners vs. Southerners

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Growing pains are a part of the vast development in our region, but some of those pains are beginning to fuel tensions between Northerners moving here and folks who have lived here most or all their lives. We'll explore whether that tension is exaggerated or real and what's behind the perceived decline in Southern hospitality. Guests: Leigh Dyer - Staff Reporter, The Charlotte Observer Greg Moran - Realtor, Northern transplant Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org. , or comment on our blog.

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Flu Update
12:00 pm
Fri February 8, 2008

Flu Update

(2/8/08) State health officials say the flu is now widespread throughout North Carolina, and local hospitals and clinics have seen a dramatic spike in patients. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Foundation's Center for Civic Leadership
12:00 pm
Fri February 8, 2008

Foundation's Center for Civic Leadership

The Foundation for the Carolinas is ramping up community involvement in the Charlotte region with its newly formed Center for Civic Leadership. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with Foundation President Michael Marsicano about the role the Center will play.

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Lights On
12:00 pm
Thu February 7, 2008

Lights On

(2/7/08) Charlotte's freeways - and the drivers who navigate them - are plagued with darkness. State and local officials now say their two-year tug-of-war to get the freeway lights fixed is over. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Gang Leader Caught
12:00 pm
Thu February 7, 2008

Gang Leader Caught

(2/7/08) The reputed head of the north Charlotte Hidden Valley Kings gang was apprehended by U.S. Marshals in New York yesterday. Roscoe Abell had been on the run for more than a year, following a roundup of the gang's leaders in Charlotte last summer. WFAE's Julie Rose reports gang violence has dropped in Charlotte since then.

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Local Dems in Disarray
12:00 pm
Thu February 7, 2008

Local Dems in Disarray

(2/7/08) The botched sheriff's election has left the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party in disarray. The chair of the county party resigned yesterday, apologizing for the mess. And the State Democratic Party has ordered the county to reorganize itself from scratch. WFAE's Julie Rose explains.

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