Sorting Out Ethnic Confusion
12:00 pm
Fri January 27, 2006

Sorting Out Ethnic Confusion

(1-27-06) In today's ethnically-diverse America, trying to figure out "who's who" can be confusing. WFAE commentator Gerry Soud has some firsthand experience.

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Let's Get Movin'
12:00 pm
Tue January 24, 2006

Let's Get Movin'

(1/24/06) If you prefer walking and biking to driving, you may want to attend one of the city-wide connectivity workshops taking place this week in Charlotte. The Charlotte Department of Transportation wants to make the Queen City more "pedestrian-friendly" and is looking for public input. The city is also seeking the advice of walking guru Mark Fenton, host of the PBS show America's Walking. In this extended web version, WFAE's Jaime Bedrin talked to Fenton about ways to make cities like Charlotte easier to navigate by foot.

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A Winner in Coliseum Bidding War
12:00 pm
Mon January 23, 2006

A Winner in Coliseum Bidding War

(01/23/06) There's a winner in the bidding for the Charlotte Coliseum. A deadline passed this morning with no additional upset bids on the 154-acre site in West Charlotte. City Council members tonight are expected to approve the $23,000,000 sale to Pope and Land, Inc. The Atlanta firm plans a mixed-use development of homes, offices and retail.

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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NC Lawmakers Approve Lottery
1:00 pm
Tue August 30, 2005

NC Lawmakers Approve Lottery

(8/30/05) After 20 years of discussion, North Carolina lawmakers have finally passed a state-run lottery to benefit education.
The state Senate debated Tuesday afternoon, then was deadlocked in a 24-24 vote. Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue, the Senate's presiding officer, cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the lottery.

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