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8:27 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Charlotte's Asian Library Is 'A Hidden Treasure'

The Asian Library was opened in 1985 just a half mile east of uptown Charlotte.
XiaoSong He

Across the street from the Metropolitan shopping complex east of Uptown is the Asian Library. Never heard of it? You're not alone.  

"It is like a hidden treasure for Charlotte. Lots of people -- they walk in, they say, 'What is this place?'" -- XiaoSong Hè

Since 1985, it's grown into one of the largest private Asian libraries in the United States. It has more than 132,000 books in Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese.


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Local News
4:49 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

A New Look At How We Talk

A dialect survey map.
Credit Joshua Katz / Department of Statistics, NC State University

How do you pronounce "crayon?"  When you were a kid, did you chase "lightning bugs" or "fireflies?"  If you stepped outside and someone said, 'The devil is beating his wife,' would you know what that meant?   WFAE's Mark Rumsey talks with an NC State student researcher whose color-coded "Dialect Maps" have become an Internet sensation.

See all the maps. 

Election 2012
3:17 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Presidenital Ad Blitz Skips Charlotte's Spanish Language Media

Eleven million dollars has already been spent on political ads targeting Hispanics in several battleground states. But Charlotte's Spanish-language media is seeing little of that.
Flickr/AndyCarvin

There’s a lot of money going into political advertising for presidential candidates in North Carolina. But you may not have noticed if the only language you speak is Spanish. In Charlotte, publishers and editors of Spanish-language media say they’re surprised they’re being overlooked. 

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