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
4:00 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Wingate MBA Programs Move To Ballantyne

Wingate University will relocate its MBA program from Matthews to the Ballantyne Corporate Park in August.
Credit Wingate University

Wingate University will move its MBA and graduate education programs to Ballantyne in August. The school has outgrown its current business-oriented campus in Matthews and is eager to tap the pool of potential students in Ballantyne Corporate Park, says Wingate vice president of graduate and professional programs Robert Supernaw.

"There are 13,000 employees in the corporate park and our sense is that if we provide coursework here in a very business-friendly environment that it'll be a win win," says Supernaw. "And it's just a gorgeous building."

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Local News
4:27 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Lawmaker: Pass Charlotte Airport Bill Now, Work Out Details Later

Charlotte Douglas International Airport has been owned and operated by the city of Charlotte for nearly 80 years. Soon the airport could be governed by a regional authority, instead.
Credit Julie Rose

  State Representative William Brawley has declared negotiations with the city of Charlotte at "an impasse" over who will control the airport. On Tuesday, Brawley brought a revised version of his bill to create a regional authority for the Charlotte airport to the House Transportation Committee. It passed. 

"Just hold on and let's study this thing some more," has been the plea of Charlotte city leaders eager to retain control of the airport. But according to Matthews Republican William Brawley, state lawmakers and the city can't even agree on how that study would happen.

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Local News
9:23 am
Tue June 4, 2013

New Charlotte Airport Legislation Coming Today

A latest version of a bill to transfer control of the Charlotte airport to a regional authority will be unveiled Tuesday afternoon in Raleigh.

State Representative William Brawley says he's advancing the measure after a two-month hiatus because negotiations with the city of Charlotte have stalled. Brawley says lawmakers – and an independent consultant hired by the city  – have concluded a regional authority is the best way to ensure the airport's future success.  But Charlotte city officials are unwilling to accept that, says Brawley.

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Local News
4:38 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Charlotte Airport Authority Bill Back On Track In Raleigh

Representative William Brawley (R-Matthews) is the House sponsor of a measure to transfer control of the Charlotte Airport to a regional authority.
Credit ncleg.net

State lawmakers say talks with the City of Charlotte have run their course and it's time to move forward with a measure to transition the Charlotte Airport to a regional authority.

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Local News
6:00 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Eastland Mall To Be Demolished, Redevelopment Plans Coming This Week

The Charlotte City Council is considering spending $871,000 to demolish Eastland Mall so a private developer can breathe new life into the site.
Julie Rose

Charlotte taxpayers spent $13 million last summer to buy the deserted Eastland Mall. The city council will vote Tuesday night on spending another $800,000 to tear the mall down. City leaders are hopeful the demolition will make way for new life on the blighted block.


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Local News
3:37 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Chiquita CEO Promises Shareholders No More 'Distractions'

In 2012, Chiquita moved its headquarters from Cincinnati to Charlotte, where it now occupies several floors of the NASCAR Plaza.
Julie Rose

"A celebration of new beginnings" is what Chiquita CEO Ed Lonergan called the company's annual meeting in Charlotte on Thursday.  Only about 100 shareholders attended – and most were Chiquita employees. 

 

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Local News
6:16 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Foxx On 'Fast Rail' To Transportation Secretary

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx answers questions during his senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday to become U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
Credit CSPAN

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx appears to be on a smooth course for confirmation as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation. He fielded mostly friendly questions from a Senate Committee today and could be confirmed by the full Senate in a matter of weeks.

Foxx spent the last few weeks in a crash course on transportation department structure and lingo. And he's been meeting the senators who must approve his nomination, so he had a pretty good idea what they'd ask during his confirmation hearing.

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Local News
5:29 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Were Chiquita's Bananas Good For Charlotte?

Former NC Governor Bev Perdue sports a yellow bowtie to the Chiquita jobs announcement.
Tanner Latham

Chiquita will hold its annual shareholders meeting in Charlotte for the first time Thursday.  It's a sign the company's relocation from Cincinnati is complete – and it's an opportunity to take a look at what Charlotte taxpayers got for the generous tax incentives they gave Chiquita.


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Local News
10:55 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Charlotte Bobcats Expected To Announce Hornets Name Today

Today, the Charlotte Bobcats are expected to heed the pleas of several grassroots campaigns and become the Charlotte Hornets.
Credit John Morgan

The Charlotte Bobcats have called a 6 p.m. press conference on Tuesday where they're expected to announce a name change.

Evan Kent couldn't be more thrilled. For several years, he and his brother have built a grassroots effort to re-christen the team the Charlotte Hornets. They've organized "swarms" of hundreds of nostalgic fans who wear their purple and teal Hornets gear at Bobcats games.

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Local News
9:29 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Elevation Church Seeks Approval For Ballantyne Expansion

Artist rendering of Elevation Church Ballantyne.
Elevationchurch.org

One of Charlotte's fastest growing evangelical congregations is moving north – and south.

Elevation Church got approval from the town of Cornelius last month for a $5 million renovation of the old Palace Theater to house its Lake Norman worshippers.

On Monday night, the church will seek Charlotte city approval to build a new $20 million facility in Ballantyne, bringing its total outposts in the region to nine.


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