Well-Known Mooresville Football Coach Remembered
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Well-Known Mooresville Football Coach Remembered

A processional will be held in downtown Mooresville tomorrow afternoon to remember a well-known football coach who died last week. Joe Popp's career spanned the high school, college, and professional levels.

Even long after Joe Popp retired, you could find him at the Mooresville high football field on Fridays just before game time, talking shop.

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Duke To Offer Free Classes Online
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Duke To Offer Free Classes Online

Duke University has announced it will begin offering free Internet courses this fall to anyone who wants to enroll. The school is partnering with a California startup that has more than a dozen top-tier universities offering classes online.

Sixty thousand dollars. That's the estimated cost to attend Duke University during the coming school year. And even if you could afford to attend, you'd still need the grades to get in.

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Charlotte Observer: United Technologies Sought
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Charlotte Observer: United Technologies Sought Up-Front Cash Incentives From City, County

United Technologies wanted to move a division headquarters to Charlotte from Connecticut for "political diversification," as it seeks more leverage in Washington, D.C., according to the Charlotte Chamber.
"They have all of their eggs in one basket politically, by having multiple divisions - all of which are in Connecticut," Chamber president Bob Morgan told City Council members during a May 14 closed session meeting. "They would like to diversify."

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Surprise CEO Switch As Duke/Progress Complete
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Surprise CEO Switch As Duke/Progress Complete Merger

In a surprise move Tuesday morning, the board of the newly-merged Duke and Progress Energy announced Duke CEO Jim Rogers would stay on as the top executive. Throughout the merger process, the companies had said Progress CEO Bill Johnson would take the leadership role, but he resigned today by "mutual agreement."

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GOP Leaders Call On Perdue To Sign Budget
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

GOP Leaders Call On Perdue To Sign Budget

Republican leaders are urging Governor Bev Perdue to sign the budget lawmakers approved last week. So far she's held out and pushed for compensation for eugenics victims and more money for schools. But they say they don't have the money.

Perdue wants to add about $100 million to the budget, nearly all of that for schools. That also includes $5 million for compensation to eugenics victims. She'd tap a reserve set aside to deal with a potential shortfall in the Medicaid program to pay for that.

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AT And T Provides Cell Coverage For DNC
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

AT And T Provides Cell Coverage For DNC

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McCrory Seeing Double On Campaign Trail?
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

McCrory Seeing Double On Campaign Trail?

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Art Fettig is a professional public speaker. He sometimes performs as a character he calls "Almost Andy." Photo: Facebook.com/ArtFettig

Things aren't always as they appear to be... a fact that Republican nominee for governor Pat McCrory rediscovered this week in Raleigh. WFAE's Mark Rumsey checked out the story.

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Lowe's Earnings Fall Short Of Expectations
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Lowe's Earnings Fall Short Of Expectations

Lowe's home improvement earned 10 percent less from May to August than it did last year. The Mooresville-based company now says it won't make as much money this year as it had previously estimated.

Lowe's earnings fell short of its own expectations and Wall Street analysts'.

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Blended Duke/Progress Fleets Bring Savings
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Blended Duke/Progress Fleets Bring Savings

The" trading floor" at Duke Energy's Uptown headquarters. Photo: Julie Rose

The trading floor at Duke Energy's Uptown headquarters. Photo: Julie Rose

The merger between Duke and Progress Energy is still under investigation by state regulators, but that hasn't stopped the companies from moving ahead with the marriage.

They're actually obligated to start generating significant savings for customers right off the bat. Much of those savings originate in a heavily-secured room full of computer screens at Duke's Uptown headquarters.

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Curling In Charlotte?
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Curling In Charlotte?

The sport of curling traces its roots to 16th century Scotland. Photo: Tanner Latham

The sport of curling traces its roots to 16th century Scotland. Photo: Tanner Latham

We've only got a few more days left in the Summer Olympics. But here in Charlotte, one group is focused on a Winter Olympic sport. This local curling club takes to the ice, even in the middle of the summer.

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