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  • Barbara Lash

    Barbara Lash

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:34:28 GMT
    I took a break from the business to start a family and build a Sports Media consultancy, but never lost the “bug.” 
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  • Caleb Johnson's Parents Speak w/ Barbara Pinson Lash

    Caleb Johnson's Parents Speak w/ Barbara Pinson Lash

    Thursday, April 3 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-04-03 19:20:30 GMT
    American Idol contestant Caleb Johnson joined live via satellite tonight... and his parents joined us via Skype. Check out Barbara Pinson Lash's interview with Tamra and David Johnson of Ashville, NC.
    American Idol contestant Caleb Johnson joined live via satellite tonight... and his parents joined us via Skype. Check out Barbara Pinson Lash's interview with Tamra and David Johnson of Ashville, NC.
  • Latest Jeff Gordon Pepsi Max Commercial 'Victim'

    Latest Jeff Gordon Pepsi Max Commercial 'Victim'

    Thursday, March 20 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-03-20 23:08:36 GMT
    NASCAR's Jeff Gordon pranks the journalist who questioned his first Pepsi Max "Test Drive" commercial... and takes the journalist on a terrifying ride.  Barbara Pinson Lash interviewed that journalist who thought the "cab ride" was going to be his last.
    NASCAR's Jeff Gordon pranks the journalist who questioned his first Pepsi Max "Test Drive" commercial... and takes the journalist on a terrifying ride.  Barbara Pinson Lash interviewed that journalist who thought the "cab ride" was going to be his last.
A new email scam is targeting those grieving the loss of a loved one by sending people fraudulent emails about funeral services. 

The Federal Trade Commission says the emails have links that claim to give people detailed information about the service.  Instead… clicking on those links installs malicious software that can take over your computer or smart device, allowing scammers to see everything you’re typing.

Barbara Pinson Lash caught up with a software engineer and a local funeral home manager to tell this story.


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  • District Attorney's Office Designs Waiting Room for Kids

    District Attorney's Office Designs Waiting Room for Kids

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:53:34 GMT
    The Mecklenburg County’s District Attorney’s office is working with Pat’s Place, a child advocacy group in Charlotte to transform one of their waiting rooms for children. Having to testify can be a daunting and overwhelming experience for anyone. Imagine what it might feel like for a child, whether they’re a victim or a witness to a crime.
    The Mecklenburg County’s District Attorney’s office is working with Pat’s Place, a child advocacy group in Charlotte to transform one of their waiting rooms for children. Having to testify can be a daunting and overwhelming experience for anyone. Imagine what it might feel like for a child, whether they’re a victim or a witness to a crime.
  • South End Community Focused On Parks & Crime

    South End Community Focused On Parks & Crime

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:19:46 GMT
    South End residents discussed the progress of a Mecklenburg County Park and crime and safety in their community.
    South End residents discussed the progress of a Mecklenburg County Park and crime and safety in their community.
  • Merlefest: An Economic Engine for the Foothills

    Merlefest: An Economic Engine for the Foothills

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:16:30 GMT
    Merlefest organizers recently started working with Appalachian State University’s College of Business to determine the festival's economic impact on the region.
    Merlefest organizers recently started working with Appalachian State University’s College of Business to determine the festival's economic impact on the region.
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