NBA Lockout Means Curry Is Back On Davidson Campus
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Thu October 13, 2011

NBA Lockout Means Curry Is Back On Davidson Campus

Lottery Director Addresses Criticisms
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Thu October 13, 2011

Lottery Director Addresses Criticisms

The North Carolina Education Lottery touts that it's contributed more than $2 billion to education. But there are two recent reports - one from the conservative John Locke Foundation and the other from the liberal North Carolina Justice Center - that conclude the lottery is failing to increase overall funding for education.
WFAE's Mark Rumsey spoke to Alice Garland, the executive director of the lottery, about the findings.

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Tarts and Pastries
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Thu October 13, 2011

Tarts and Pastries

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County, Nonprofits Hold Expo To Help Homeless
1:00 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

County, Nonprofits Hold Expo To Help Homeless Veterans

Volunteers distribute free clothing to homeless veterans.

Volunteers distribute free clothing to homeless veterans.

Charlotte's homeless shelters are overflowing as the weather takes a wet turn toward winter. Yesterday, Mecklenburg County's Community Support Services division brought several dozen nonprofits, health clinics and other groups together for an expo to help the city's homeless veterans.

When living in a homeless shelter or on the street, little things sometimes go by the wayside. . . like a good trim, or a good read.

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JCSU Gets $35M from Duke Endowment
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Wed October 12, 2011

JCSU Gets $35M from Duke Endowment

Johnson C. Smith University today received the largest charitable grant in its history - $35 million dollars from The Duke Endowment. The money will cover nearly all of the cost to construct a new science center at the historically black university, as well as student scholarships and residence hall renovations.
University President Ronald Carter says the gift will aid in the school's plans for transformation.
"oday, we have a strong wind beneath our wings," said Carter, in accepting the grant. "Today, we can say, 'We can do it!'"

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County, Nonprofits Hold Expo To Help Homeless
1:00 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

County, Nonprofits Hold Expo To Help Homeless Veterans

Volunteers distribute free clothing to homeless veterans.

Volunteers distribute free clothing to homeless veterans.

Charlotte's homeless shelters are overflowing as the weather takes a wet turn toward winter. Yesterday, Mecklenburg County's Community Support Services division brought several dozen nonprofits, health clinics and other groups together for an expo to help the city's homeless veterans.

When living in a homeless shelter or on the street, little things sometimes go by the wayside. . . like a good trim, or a good read.

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JCSU Gets $35M from Duke Endowment
1:00 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

JCSU Gets $35M from Duke Endowment

Johnson C. Smith University today received the largest charitable grant in its history - $35 million dollars from The Duke Endowment. The money will cover nearly all of the cost to construct a new science center at the historically black university, as well as student scholarships and residence hall renovations.
University President Ronald Carter says the gift will aid in the school's plans for transformation.
"oday, we have a strong wind beneath our wings," said Carter, in accepting the grant. "Today, we can say, 'We can do it!'"

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Local Immigration Story and The Addams Family
1:00 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

Local Immigration Story and The Addams Family

Accommodation Delegation
1:00 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Accommodation Delegation

Jaxon Ravens, a delegate representative from Seattle, checks the Hilton University Place’s water pressure by flushing a square

Jaxon Ravens, a delegate representative from

Seattle , checks the Hilton University Place's water pressure by flushing a square of toilet paper.

The representatives were shuffled through ballrooms and suites. They sat on beds. They asked about the proximity of drugstores and the cost of WiFi. Jaxon Ravens of Seattle even checked water pressure... in the toilet.

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Public Hearings On Duke Energy Rate Hike Begin
1:00 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Public Hearings On Duke Energy Rate Hike Begin Tonight

Duke Energy has asked the North Carolina Public Utilities Commission for an average 15 percent rate hike. The commission will hold six public hearings across the state over the next two months. The first one is in Charlotte tonight.

Duke Energy wants to raise rates 14 percent for businesses and 17 percent for residential customers. That would add about $19 to an average home's electricity bill.

Bill Gupton with Consumers Against Rake Hikes says Duke doesn't need the extra money after solid earnings and recent rate increases.

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