Julie Rose

Reporter

Julie Rose is a freelance reporter based in Provo, Utah. Before returning to her native Utah in 2013, Julie spent nearly six years reporting for NPR member station WFAE in Charlotte, NC.  There, she covered everything from political scandal and bank bailouts to homelessness and the arts.  She's a two-time winner of a national Edward R. Murrow Award for radio writing. Prior to WFAE, Julie reported for KCPW in Salt Lake City where she got her start in radio.  Before that, she was a nonprofit fundraiser and a public relations manager in the San Francisco Bay Area.  It took a few career changes, but Julie finally found her calling in public radio reporting because she gets paid to do what she does best – be nosy. She's a graduate of the communications program at Brigham Young University and has been a frequent contributor to NPR programs. 

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Local News
9:31 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Amateurs Are All Right When It Comes To Charlotte Tourism

Nellie Manning is president of the Lake Norman Trio women's bowling league. She's bowled in the US Bowling Congress Women's Championships 35 years, including 2007 when the event was held in Charlotte.
Julie Rose

Charlotte has a lot riding on professional sports: millions of tax dollars built an arena for the Bobcats, are helping construct a new home for Knights baseball Uptown and will likely renovate Panthers stadium, too. So does it surprise you to learn that more than half of the city's hotel room bookings each year are the result of amateur athletes


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Local News
4:57 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

City's New Plan For Panthers: $87.5 Million

Panthers President Danny Morrison (far right) speaks a committee of the Charlotte City Councilman. City attorney Bob Hagemann (center) and Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble (left) negotiated the deal to invest $87.5 million in taxpayer money for Bank of America stadium renovations.
Credit Julie Rose

The Panthers have agreed to scale back their stadium renovation plans in order to cut a deal with the city that would pump $87.5 million toward the project. In exchange, Charlotte would be guaranteed to keep the NFL team for at least six years.


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Local News
9:23 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Citizens Cite City's Role In Airport Success; Director Orr Disagrees

A city consultant and members of the Airport Governance Study Oversight Committee took public comment on the issue Wednesday night.
Credit Julie Rose

  "Don't fix what's not broken," was the theme of a small public hearing held last night by the consultant hired to delve into the ongoing struggle over control of the Charlotte airport. But Aviation Director Jerry Orr didn't quite agree with the views expressed at the meeting.


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Local News
9:57 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Public Hearing Tonight On Charlotte Airport

Some 40 people with inside knowledge of the Charlotte airport and the effort to strip it from city control have been interviewed at length by a consultant hired to review the issue. Now, that consultant – Bob Hazel – wants your opinion.

The public is invited to weigh-in during a hearing at 7 p.m. tonight at city hall. Hazel plans to provide a brief overview of the $150,000 study the city is paying him to do, but says his goal at the hearing is just to listen.

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Local News
4:36 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Court Orders Regulators To Reconsider Duke Rate Hike

NC Attorney General Roy Cooper challenged Duke Energy's 2012 rate hike and won.

The North Carolina Supreme Court has ordered state utility regulators to go back and reconsider the rate hike it granted Duke Energy last year.  Specifically, the court says North Carolina Utilities Commissioners failed to consider how the increase would affect customers in the midst of an economic downturn.


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Local News
1:05 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Death By Train On The Rise In NC

Credit bytrain.org

The number of people dying by train is on the rise in North Carolina. In 2012, the Federal Railroad Administration reports 18 train-related fatalities statewide.  Just three months into 2013 and train fatalities for North Carolina have already hit 11.  Three were people in cars that ended up on the tracks.

The rest, says North Carolina Rail Division Director Paul Worley, were people on foot.

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Local And State Elections
4:46 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Haley Campaign Has $2M For SC Gov Election Rematch With Sheheen

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
Credit governor.sc.gov

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley hasn't officially said she's running for re-election, but her campaign this week reported having $2 million cash on hand. She raised a quarter of that just in the last three months – much of it from out-of-state donors.

 

Winthrop Political Scientist Scott Huffmon says Haley is leveraging her national profile to position herself for a rematch of the 2010 race in which she narrowly beat Democratic State Senator Vincent Sheheen.

 

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Local News
9:31 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Streetcar Debate Sidelined As Council Focuses On Rest of City Budget

Charlotte City Council has begun budget deliberations for the coming year.
Credit Julie Rose

The Charlotte City Council learned Wednesday the price of its inaction on a capital investment plan. What they could have done last year by increasing the property tax rate 3.6 cents will now require an increase of more than 4 cents – and that doesn't even include the controversial streetcar. 


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Local News
9:26 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Council Threatens To Remove Airport Advisory Chairman; Dulin Calls Him A 'Chump'

Airport Advisory Committee Chairman Shawn Dorsch (r) is under scrutiny from Charlotte City Council members for advocating in support of a legislative effort to transfer airport control to a regional authority.
Credit Julie Rose

 The Charlotte City Council is threatening to remove the chairman of its Airport Advisory Committee for encouraging lawmakers and commissioners in surrounding counties to support a measure that would strip the airport from the city's control. 

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Local News
4:17 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Charlotte 'An Incredible Surprise' To New City Manager Carlee

Charlotte's new city manager went on WFAE's Charlotte Talks Wednesday to get more specific about his views on issues the city faces – including transit and airport management. 

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