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Charlotte Douglas Airport To Add 'Sleeping Pods'

Jul 25, 2017
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Charlotte Douglas International Airport will soon introduce “sleeping pods” for travelers wanting to nap privately and more comfortably while they wait for their flights. The six new Minute Suites will include a sofa bed, a T.V., a computer, and one will have a shower. The company has operated sleeping pods in a handful of airports, including Atlanta’s for several years now. Minute Suites director, Daniel Solomon says a lot of their customers book their rooms for just a few hours.

“If they miss their connection, which happens a lot, and they get rebooked. They really find that this service is a godsend to have some place they can hold up for three or four hours,” he said.

The Minute Suites charges $42 for an hour and $140 for an overnight stay. The sleeping pods are expected to be up and running this December.

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The Union County Public School board voted yesterday to file a criminal complaint regarding one of its board members.  The board says it appears Marce Savage stole $2,600 from taxpayers by double-dipping and filing false mileage reports. 

First, the board censured Savage a couple weeks ago. Then, it turned over her expense requests to the Sheriff. Yesterday, the board approved this motion from board member Rick Pigg:   

Walking The Camino / Porgy And Bess

Jul 16, 2014
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The Appalachian Trail, the John Muir Trail and Australia's Great Ocean Road are all famous hiking trails but, according to many, St. James Way, also know as the El Camino de Santiago de Compostela, is the most famous trail in the world. Pilgrims have walked the nearly 500 miles in northern Spain for over a thousand years. We'll meet some local folks who have walked its path. We'll also meet the stars of Porgy and Bess, a musical that has blazed into own trail for decades. 

Part One: Old Salem. Just as our country was being forged in the halls of the Continental Congress and birthed in the Revolutionary war, a group of hardy Moravian immigrants was building a settlement in the Piedmont of North Carolina. The town of Salem sprang up and still remains just outside of Winston-Salem. Today it is a living museum, a window into some of the earliest founders of our state. We'’ll visit with the President of Old Salem Inc., a company devoted to the settlement and to educating North Carolinians and other visitors on life in colonial North Carolina. Follow us back in time when Charlotte Talks.