Ethanol Comes to Charlotte
1:00 pm
Mon September 19, 2005

Ethanol Comes to Charlotte

(9/19/05) Gas prices continue to hover near three-dollars-a-gallon. Hurricane Katrina highlighted potential supply problems. Our dependence on foreign oil continues to grow. With all the negatives involving gas right now, WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau examines a new alternative fuel that's made its way to Charlotte.

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Northlake Mall Open for Business
1:00 pm
Thu September 15, 2005

Northlake Mall Open for Business

(9/15/05) Residents of north Mecklenburg County have a new place to go shopping. Northlake Mall celebrates its grand opening today. The 1.1 million square foot mall is located at the intersection of Harris Blvd./Reames Road and I-77, ten miles north of center city. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin wanted to know what to expect from Northlake Mall. She caught up with Ashley Gibson, retail reporter for the Charlotte Business Journal.

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Touchdown for Katrina Evacuees
1:00 pm
Wed September 14, 2005

Touchdown for Katrina Evacuees

(9/14/05) Several hundred Hurricane Katrina evacuees and Saints fans Sunday finally had something to cheer about. That's because they received free tickets and transportation to the Panthers-Saints game at Bank of America Stadium. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin tagged along for the bus ride. She brings us this report.

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Area Colleges Reach out to Displaced Students
1:00 pm
Fri September 9, 2005

Area Colleges Reach out to Displaced Students

(9/9/05) Among the thousands of people who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina are Gulf Coast college students. Across the country colleges are reaching out to students, offering them a place to continue their studies. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with Davidson College's acting Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Chris Gruber. She asked him how Davidson is responding to these students' needs.

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Gas Prices Boost Hybrid Interest
1:00 pm
Fri September 9, 2005

Gas Prices Boost Hybrid Interest

(9/9/05) The higher gasoline prices get, the higher the profile of the hybrid vehicle becomes. But are people ready to get out of their high consumption vehicles and try out these cars? From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain looks at the pros and cons of the gas-electric hybrids.

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Katrina's Evacuees in Charlotte
1:00 pm
Wed September 7, 2005

Katrina's Evacuees in Charlotte

(9/7/05) Hundreds of evacuees seeking escape from the contaminated flood waters of New Orleans landed in Charlotte Monday. The Red Cross is providing a temporary shelter at the Coliseum for evacuees. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spent Monday at the Charlotte Coliseum. She brings us this report.

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Katrina Evacuees Heading to NC
1:00 pm
Fri September 2, 2005

Katrina Evacuees Heading to NC

(9-4-05) Hundreds of Hurricane Katrina victims from the Gulf Coast region will be making a temporary home at the Charlotte Coliseum. Local officials on Saturday said they would house up to 500 storm refugees. Hundreds more were expected to receive shelter in Greensboro and Raleigh. Governor Mike Easley made an initial offer to accept 1000 evacuees in the three North Carolina cities. "We are going to do at least as much for American citizens as we do for the people of other nations", Easley said.

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Katrina Evacuees Heading to NC
1:00 pm
Fri September 2, 2005

Katrina Evacuees Heading to NC

(9-4-05) Hundreds of Hurricane Katrina victims from the Gulf Coast region will be making a temporary home at the Charlotte Coliseum. Local officials on Saturday said they would house up to 500 storm refugees. Hundreds more were expected to receive shelter in Greensboro and Raleigh. Governor Mike Easley made an initial offer to accept 1000 evacuees in the three North Carolina cities. "We are going to do at least as much for American citizens as we do for the people of other nations", Easley said.

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Free Credit Reports For NC Consumers
1:00 pm
Fri September 2, 2005

Free Credit Reports For NC Consumers

(9/2/05) On September 1st, North Carolina residents got access to a free credit report once every year at www.annualcreditreport.com. The program involves the country's three best known credit check companies - Experian, Equifax and Trans-Union. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain spoke with Experian spokesman Ron Griffin about the new program.

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Katrina Evacuees Heading to NC
1:00 pm
Fri September 2, 2005

Katrina Evacuees Heading to NC

(9-4-05) Hundreds of Hurricane Katrina victims from the Gulf Coast region will be making a temporary home at the Charlotte Coliseum. Local officials on Saturday said they would house up to 500 storm refugees. Hundreds more were expected to receive shelter in Greensboro and Raleigh. Governor Mike Easley made an initial offer to accept 1000 evacuees in the three North Carolina cities. "We are going to do at least as much for American citizens as we do for the people of other nations", Easley said.

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