Local News
4:37 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Hail Breaks Loose In Name Of Insurance Research

A full-size home and car await an onslaught of homemade hail inside the testing facility of the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety.
Julie Rose

Hail causes about $1 billion in damage to U.S. property and crops each year. Insurers would like to minimize those losses. That's where the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety comes in. On Wednesday morning, the Institute created a full-scale hailstorm inside its laboratory in Richburg, South Carolina – about an hour from Charlotte. WFAE's Julie Rose sent this report:  

Tanya Brown has had a single obsession these past two years: how to make hail.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Decluttering Your Home And Digital Life

Can you see your desk through all the STUFF?

Almost all of us fight clutter. The stream of home and work documents, taxes, receipts, photos and more can pile up in our homes and on office desks and be quite a challenge to control. Now there is a new clutter challenge for us all: digital clutter. Most folks have several email addresses, online social accounts and many online shopping sites. We've invited experts to help us de-clutter our homes, offices and computers. Push your pile of paperwork aside, log out of your email and join us when Charlotte Talks.

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