Charlotte http://wunc.org en Iron Man 3, Hunger Games, Homeland, And The Tax Incentives To Film Them In NC http://wunc.org/post/iron-man-3-hunger-games-homeland-and-tax-incentives-film-them-nc <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>North Carolina could see fewer hits like Iron Man 3 or Homeland filmed in the state. That’s because tax incentives that encourage the film industry to make movies here are set to expire in January. Some lawmakers are trying to pass a measure that would give grants to the film industry to keep production companies here. But while budget negotiations are underway, time is running out to pass legislation.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:31:27 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38020 at http://wunc.org Iron Man 3, Hunger Games, Homeland, And The Tax Incentives To Film Them In NC Former Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Will Plead Guilty To Fraud http://wunc.org/post/former-charlotte-nc-mayor-will-plead-guilty-fraud Former Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Patrick Cannon is expected to plead guilty to a corruption charge in federal court on Tuesday.<p>Cannon, who was elected to the post last November, resigned in March hours after being arrested.<p>He was originally charged on three counts of accepting bribes from undercover officers over a four-year period, both as mayor and as a member of the City Council. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 editor 36579 at http://wunc.org Former Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Will Plead Guilty To Fraud Why Did A US Airways Pilot Not Allow Violins On A Charlotte Plane? http://wunc.org/post/why-did-us-airways-pilot-not-allow-violins-charlotte-plane <p></p><p>Two classical musicians tried to board a US Airways flight on Memorial Day. They were told that they were welcome, but their violins were not.</p><p>Nicolas Kendall and Zachary De Pue are frequent flyers. <a href="http://www.tf3.com/">They perform as part of the group Time for Three (Tf3.)</a>&nbsp; In recent weeks the trio has performed in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Indianapolis. They've always been able to bring their violins with them, in the cabin of the plane.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 21:37:40 +0000 Carol Jackson 36234 at http://wunc.org Why Did A US Airways Pilot Not Allow Violins On A Charlotte Plane? Bank Of America Ordered To Pay Restitution http://wunc.org/post/bank-america-ordered-pay-restitution <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><a href="http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ofccp/OFCCP20131967.htm">Bank of America discriminated against more than 1,000 black job applicants</a>, a U.S. Department of </span><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Labor Judge held <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_152632949" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Monday</span></span>. </span></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:31:46 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 23091 at http://wunc.org Bank Of America Ordered To Pay Restitution Mountain Poet Tackles Ode To NC http://wunc.org/post/mountain-poet-tackles-ode-nc <p></p><p> <a href="http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/graduate/liberalarts/success/faculty/ss_130130_brown.stj">Lee Ann Brown</a> splits her time between New York City and Marshall, North Carolina, but she has a special love for her southern home. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:34:28 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 19598 at http://wunc.org Mountain Poet Tackles Ode To NC 'Homeland' TV Series Filming In Raleigh Next Week http://wunc.org/post/homeland-tv-series-filming-raleigh-next-week <p>The <a href="http://www.sho.com/sho/homeland/home">critically-acclaimed TV series “Homeland”</a> heads to Downtown Raleigh June 3-4 to film scenes for season three. The Showtime series normally shoots in and around Charlotte. Earlier this week, the show <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/29/2923737/homeland-brings-claire-danes-to.html">filmed a scene in The Charlotte Observer newsroom</a>. (The News &amp; Observer created <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/28/2923521/claire-danes-films-homeland-in.html">a slideshow of the newsroom filming</a>.)</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 16199 at http://wunc.org 'Homeland' TV Series Filming In Raleigh Next Week Charlotte Mayor Nominated For Transportation Post http://wunc.org/post/charlotte-mayor-nominated-transportation-post <p>President Obama has nominated Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx to be the nation's next secretary of transportation. He would replace outgoing secretary Ray LaHood if confirmed by the U.S. Senate.&nbsp; Foxx -- who turns 42 years old today -- is considered a "rising star" among Democrats.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:56:32 +0000 Gurnal Scott 14518 at http://wunc.org Charlotte Mayor Nominated For Transportation Post MetLife Will Move 2,600 Jobs To North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/metlife-will-move-2600-jobs-north-carolina <p>The insurance giant MetLife will move 2600 jobs from six states to North Carolina as it seeks to consolidate its operations.</p><p></p><p>The company plans to make Charlotte its national headquarters for its retail business. Cary will become the company's global technology and operations hub.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 22:16:01 +0000 Jessica Jones 11670 at http://wunc.org MetLife Will Move 2,600 Jobs To North Carolina Michelle Obama Rallies Voters In Charlotte http://wunc.org/post/michelle-obama-rallies-voters-charlotte <p>First lady Michelle Obama was in Charlotte this afternoon to help get out the vote for her husband. She reminded supporters waiting in a hangar at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport that President Obama won North Carolina in 2008 by only 14 thousand votes. Mrs. Obama said that's why every vote matters.<br><br><strong>Michelle Obama:</strong> And it is all going to come down to what happens in just a few key battleground states like right here in North Carolina. Right here. When we win this state with your help and we'll be on our way.<br> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:45:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 4139 at http://wunc.org Pat McCrory Campaigning For A Different Result http://wunc.org/post/pat-mccrory-campaigning-different-result <p>Republican Gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory has been here before. Four years ago he lost the closest Governors race in the country to Bev Perdue. Now, the former seven-term mayor of Charlotte is leading in the polls and hoping a second bid for the state house yields a different result. Jeff Tiberii reports on the man trying to become just the third Republican governor North Carolina has elected since 1900.<br> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:51:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2859 at http://wunc.org Pat McCrory Campaigning For A Different Result