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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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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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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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SC Youth Have Their Say
12:00 pm
Thu January 24, 2008

SC Youth Have Their Say

WFAE has this final report in our special series on the South Carolina Presidential Primaries. We've heard from retirees, religious conservatives, immigrants and African Americans. Now the youth have their say. In South Carolina, more than 70,000 youth under 30 registered to vote in 2007. If even half of them show up on Election Day, WFAE's Julie Rose reports 2008 could be the Year of the Kid.

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Smoke Free UNCC
12:00 pm
Thu January 24, 2008

Smoke Free UNCC

(1/24/08) UNC-Charlotte has gone almost entirely smoke-free in compliance with a new state law. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Roads, Taxes, Schools Top Concerns for Local
12:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2008

Roads, Taxes, Schools Top Concerns for Local Businesses

(1/23/08) Ninety-five percent of companies in Charlotte say this is a great place to do business, according to a new survey by the City and Chamber of Commerce. From WFAE's Carolina's Business Bureau, Julie Rose reports.

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Democratic Women Still Undecided in South Carolina
12:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2008

Democratic Women Still Undecided in South Carolina

(1/23/08) As the South Carolina Democratic primary approaches, something that would have been considered impossible not all that long ago, is now a political reality. For the first time in U.S. history, a party's leading candidates for president are an African American, Barack Obama, and a woman, Hillary Clinton. But many African American women in South Carolina - a key demographic in this weekend's primary - are still trying to decide which candidate they're going to vote for. WFAE's Scott Graf reports.

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