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UNCC Opens New Center
12:00 pm
Tue January 29, 2008

UNCC Opens New Center

(1/29/08) UNC-Charlotte unveils its new Center for the Study of the New South tonight with a sold-out event at the Levine Museum. WFAE's Julie Rose spoke with the center's new director, history professor Jonathan Wells, about the reasons for the Center and why it makes sense for Charlotte.

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Violent Crime Hits 25-Year Low in Charlotte
12:00 pm
Tue January 29, 2008

Violent Crime Hits 25-Year Low in Charlotte

Police statistics for 2007 show Charlotte's violent crime rate at a twenty-five-year low. But other kinds of crime rose sharply. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Roller Girls Rock Charlotte
12:00 pm
Mon January 28, 2008

Roller Girls Rock Charlotte

Roller Derby peaked in the 1970s, but then disappeared for decades. And now, it's back with a vengeance. Thousands of modern-day roller girls are registered with the Women's Flat Track Derby League. And Sunday night, Charlotte's own derby team held its first home-turf bout. WFAE's Julie Rose takes us inside the team's practice.
*Web Extras: Hear Charlotte's Roller Girls explain their injuries. Listen
Click here for a link to the team's injury gallery.

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Standing on the Sidelines
12:00 pm
Mon January 28, 2008

Standing on the Sidelines

South Carolina is the latest state to weigh in on which Democrat and Republican should face each other in November's presidential election. North Carolinians will get their chance in May. But by then how many choices will be left? WFAE commentator Lynn Trenning is tired of standing on the sidelines of the presidential primaries.

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Charlotte Residents React to Federal Plan to
12:00 pm
Mon January 28, 2008

Charlotte Residents React to Federal Plan to Stimulate Economy

NC Public Schools Get a "C"
12:00 pm
Fri January 25, 2008

NC Public Schools Get a "C"

Students in North Carolina's public schools strive for "A" grades, but the school system itself earned only a "C" in the Quality Counts report recently released by Education Week. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Foreclosures, Crime Threaten Communities
12:00 pm
Fri January 25, 2008

Foreclosures, Crime Threaten Communities

(1/25/2008) Residents of about ten communities in Northwest Mecklenburg County say their neighborhoods are in trouble as a result of foreclosures, absentee landlords and a spike in crime. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Flora and Fauna Collection
12:00 pm
Fri January 25, 2008

Flora and Fauna Collection

(1/25/08) An extensive collection of preserved plants and animal specimens for UNC-Charlotte will be permanently housed at Mecklenburg County's new Center for Biodiversity Studies. The center will showcase the collection at its grand opening tomorrow at Reedy Creek's Nature Preserve in northeast Charlotte.

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Wrongfully Convicted Man Speaks to Local Students
12:00 pm
Fri January 25, 2008

Wrongfully Convicted Man Speaks to Local Students

Dwayne Dail spent 18 years in a North Carolina prison for a crime he did not commit. He was convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl in Goldsboro. Last year he was pardoned and released from prison after DNA evidence proved he was an innocent man. Dail was in Charlotte talking to students at Johnson C. Smith and Charlotte School of Law. He is now 39 years-old. WFAE's Lisa Miller asked him about his life after prison.

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Fostering Regionalism
12:00 pm
Fri January 25, 2008

Fostering Regionalism

(1/25/08) Elected officials from sixteen counties throughout the area are working to coordinate government and business policies that affect the region. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau Lisa Miller has more.

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