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Local Colleges in the "Big Dance"
1:00 pm
Thu March 15, 2007

Local Colleges in the "Big Dance"

Two local colleges are basking in the spotlight that gets cast every year on teams who make the NCAA men's basketball tournament. As a result of repeat appearances in the so-called "Big Dance" Winthrop University and Davidson College have both seen their national profile grow, and that's paying off in areas beyond the basketball court.

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Northeastern Bankers
1:00 pm
Wed March 14, 2007

Northeastern Bankers

The booming banks of Charlotte have created 35 thousand new banking jobs in the last fifteen years or so, and most of the people who filled those jobs arrived from the Northeast. That's a lot of Yankees, and more are coming every day. Scott Graf caught up with a few who were part of the first wave of the banker migration.

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CMS '07 Budget
1:00 pm
Wed March 14, 2007

CMS '07 Budget

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools presented next year's budget recommendations to the school board this week. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports it's nearly $1.16 billion.

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College Bowl for Computer Hackers
12:00 pm
Fri March 9, 2007

College Bowl for Computer Hackers

UNC-Charlotte this weekend is hosting a regional "Cyber Defense" competition. Students from the local campus are the defending national title holders in the event also known as the "College Bowl for Computer Hackers." WFAE's Mark Rumsey talks with the chairman of the UNC-Charlotte Department of Software and Information Systems, Dr. Bill Chu.

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Crime Forum
12:00 pm
Thu March 8, 2007

Crime Forum

March Madness Underway
12:00 pm
Thu March 8, 2007

March Madness Underway

The Atlantic Coast Conference men's tournament starts Thursday afternoon in Tampa. Even if you're not a college basketball fan, this weekend marks the beginning of a period every year when it's hard to avoid the sport. If you are a fan, March Madness is Heaven on Earth. To get some analysis and to preview the next few weeks, we called Charlotte Observer Sports Columnist Scott Fowler.

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Welcome to IPO Charlotte
12:00 pm
Wed March 7, 2007

Welcome to IPO Charlotte

Progress at the NCRC
12:00 pm
Fri March 2, 2007

Progress at the NCRC

The transformation from mill town to biotech hub is taking shape in Kannapolis. Progress on the $1.2 billion North Carolina Research Campus continues at a clip. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain has this update.

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Dealing with Jury No Shows
12:00 pm
Fri March 2, 2007

Dealing with Jury No Shows

Mecklenburg County issues between 5,000 and 6,000 summons for jury service each month. People who fail too often to respond to these summons, wind up getting a letter delivered by the sheriff. Those letters have been distributed over the last week. WFAE's Lisa Miller reports.

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A Lesson in Diversity
12:00 pm
Fri March 2, 2007

A Lesson in Diversity

For many of us diversity doesn't always come easily. WFAE commentator Lynn Trenning says she is taking a lesson from some youngsters.

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