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Survey: NC Children in Bottom 20%
1:00 pm
Wed June 28, 2006

Survey: NC Children in Bottom 20%

Results of the "Kids Count" survey taken in 2005 show North Carolina ranks 41st. The survey by the Annie E. Casey Foundation measures 10 indicators of child well-being in the 50 states. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke about the results with policy researcher Elizabeth Hudgins of Action for Children.

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Charlotte Sewer Spill
1:00 pm
Tue June 27, 2006

Charlotte Sewer Spill

Recently a sewer spill in Charlotte allowed an estimated 1,500 gallons of wastewater to flow into a tributary of Mallard Creek. According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities, tree roots were to blame. It's a situation that pops up in Mecklenburg County on a regular basis. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with utilities spokesman Cam Coley, to learn more.

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Mother Nature Against Charlotte?
1:00 pm
Tue June 27, 2006

Mother Nature Against Charlotte?

Some rain in the last couple of days has cooled things down a bit here in Charlotte, but WFAE Commentator Jonathan Hobbs says mother nature seems to have it in for our area, at least in the summer time.

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Observer Reporter Discusses Guantanamo Visit
1:00 pm
Mon June 26, 2006

Observer Reporter Discusses Guantanamo Visit

Observer Reporter Discusses Guantanamo Visit
1:00 pm
Mon June 26, 2006

Observer Reporter Discusses Guantanamo Visit

McBee SC Officials Indicted
1:00 pm
Fri June 23, 2006

McBee SC Officials Indicted

McBee, South Carolina, at the intersection of Highways 1 and 151, lies along a shortcut to Myrtle Beach from the Charlotte area. McBee has long had a reputation as being a speed trap for motorists. But a South Carolina grand jury indicted two officials in the town, alleging that they have abused their authority when stopping speeders. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with Sammy Fretwell, a reporter with The State newspaper in Columbia, who has been following the story. He asked him if the speed traps themselves were the cause of the indictment.

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West Charlotte Development
1:00 pm
Thu June 22, 2006

West Charlotte Development

A group called the New Brooklyn Initiative is trying to build support for the redevelopment of a long stretch of Beatties Ford Road. Charlotte's trolley line will soon be linked to the area, and the neighborhood's proximity to uptown makes it potentially attractive to developers. Charlotte's inner ring neighborhoods, like Dilworth and Plaza-Midwood, have been hugely popular in recent years. But some on the West side wonder if that type of situation is actually good for them. WFAE's Craig Fahle reports.

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West Charlotte Development
1:00 pm
Thu June 22, 2006

West Charlotte Development

A group called the New Brooklyn Initiative is trying to build support for the redevelopment of a long stretch of Beatties Ford Road. Charlotte's trolley line will soon be linked to the area, and the neighborhood's proximity to uptown makes it potentially attractive to developers. Charlotte's inner ring neighborhoods, like Dilworth and Plaza-Midwood, have been hugely popular in recent years. But some on the West side wonder if that type of situation is actually good for them. WFAE's Craig Fahle reports.

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Evaluating No Child Left Behind
1:00 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

Evaluating No Child Left Behind

The U.S. Congress has begun a series of hearings to evaluate one of the Bush Administration's most familiar programs: No Child Left Behind. North Carolina lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have concerns about how the data for the program is collected and whether No Child Left Behind gets in the way of the state's own accountability program. From Capitol Hill, Terry Gildea reports.

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Evaluating No Child Left Behind
1:00 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

Evaluating No Child Left Behind

The U.S. Congress has begun a series of hearings to evaluate one of the Bush Administration's most familiar programs: No Child Left Behind. North Carolina lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have concerns about how the data for the program is collected and whether No Child Left Behind gets in the way of the state's own accountability program. From Capitol Hill, Terry Gildea reports.

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