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Lottery Update
12:00 pm
Wed March 8, 2006

Lottery Update

(3/8/06) North Carolina's education lottery is scheduled to kick-off on March 30th and the lottery commission is preparing for the launch. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with communications director Pamela Walker and asked her how local retailers have responded to the lottery.

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Charlotte Selected for NASCAR Hall of Fame
12:00 pm
Tue March 7, 2006

Charlotte Selected for NASCAR Hall of Fame

(3/7/06) The yearlong race between five cites originally in the running for an official shrine to NASCAR ended Monday, and Charlotte is the winner. The $154.5 million deal, which includes public funds, is on the fast track after Charlotte's city council gave its blessing. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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NASCAR awards Charlotte Hall of Fame
12:00 pm
Mon March 6, 2006

NASCAR awards Charlotte Hall of Fame

It’s official. Charlotte will be home to NASCAR’s Hall of Fame Museum. NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said Charlotte was a natural fit for the organization. He credited the region’s rich racing history and heritage as reasons for selecting Charlotte for the museum. NASCAR is one of the last remaining major sports to develop a Hall of Fame.

NASCAR awards Charlotte Hall of Fame
12:00 pm
Mon March 6, 2006

NASCAR awards Charlotte Hall of Fame

It’s official. Charlotte will be home to NASCAR’s Hall of Fame Museum. NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said Charlotte was a natural fit for the organization. He credited the region’s rich racing history and heritage as reasons for selecting Charlotte for the museum. NASCAR is one of the last remaining major sports to develop a Hall of Fame.

Charlotte Women Compete for Boxing Title
12:00 pm
Mon March 6, 2006

Charlotte Women Compete for Boxing Title

(3/6/06) Boxers from all across the U.S. have converged on Colorado Springs, Colorado for one of the year's biggest amateur boxing events. Two boxers from Charlotte are there, hoping to gain personal glory, and validation for the sport they love. WFAE's Scott Graf has this report.

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Charlotte Women Compete for Boxing Title
12:00 pm
Mon March 6, 2006

Charlotte Women Compete for Boxing Title

(3/6/06) Boxers from all across the U.S. have converged on Colorado Springs, Colorado for one of the year's biggest amateur boxing events. Two boxers from Charlotte are there, hoping to gain personal glory, and validation for the sport they love. WFAE's Scott Graf has this report.

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Cartoon Controversey Touches Charlotte
12:00 pm
Thu March 2, 2006

Cartoon Controversey Touches Charlotte

(3/2/06) Some Charlotte area Muslims hope to reschedule a March 1st forum that would have included Rhinoceros Times editor Mark Pellin. Pellin published a controversial cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with Islamic Center of Charlotte spokesman Jibril Hough about the last minute cancellation.

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CIAA in Charlotte
12:00 pm
Tue February 28, 2006

CIAA in Charlotte

(2/28/06) Play is now underway in the 2006 CIAA basketball tournament in Charlotte. It's the first year the conference is holding the popular tournament in the Queen City. To learn more about the event and what it means to those who attend, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Trenton Guy, a student at Johnson C. Smith University and a sportswriter for the school's newspaper.

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Charlotte Doctors Return to Gulf Coast
12:00 pm
Mon February 27, 2006

Charlotte Doctors Return to Gulf Coast

(02/27/06) A team of Charlotte-area medical professionals is back on the Gulf Coast for Mardi Gras, providing emergency care to New Orleans residents and tourists. The doctors are with Med-1, Carolina's Medical Center's mobile emergency room. It's the second time since Hurricane Katrina that the unit has been deployed to the Gulf Coast. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with Med-1 director Tom Blackwell to find out more about this trip.

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Supporting Black-Owned Restaurants
12:00 pm
Fri February 24, 2006

Supporting Black-Owned Restaurants

(2/24/06) This Black History month WFAE commentator and food writer Amy Rogers says it's important to rally behind black-owned New Orleans restaurants damaged during Hurricane Katrina. There are plenty of good reasons to support black-owned restaurants and not only in February, says Rogers.

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