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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.” 
    I am ecstatic to be back in the Carolinas, and back on air! I spent fifteen years in the broadcast new business before taking a break to start a family, write a book and build a Sports Media consultancy. While I certainly enjoyed my new directions, I never lost the “bug.”
  • Showmars Founder George Couchell Sits Down With Barbara Lash

    Showmars Founder George Couchell Sits Down With Barbara Lash

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:20:18 GMT
    Showmars founder George Couchell sits down with Barbara Lash to talk about the restaurant chain that has become a staple in the Charlotte metro area.  Nearing 30 locations and employing more than 800 people, Showmars has a special attachment to the community.
    Showmars founder George Couchell sits down with Barbara Lash to talk about the restaurant chain that has become a staple in the Charlotte metro area.  Nearing 30 locations and employing more than 800 people, Showmars has a special attachment to the community.
  • Star-Spangled Sunday & Hobby Lobby

    Star-Spangled Sunday & Hobby Lobby

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:36 AM EDT2014-09-15 04:36:34 GMT
    A 200th anniversary of the National Anthem in Charlotte, called Star-Spangled Sunday, drew hundreds.  Through song, video messages and a series of speakers, they talked about the significance of the National Anthem, and touched on issues like the June 30th Supreme Court ruling on Hobby Lobby.
    A 200th anniversary of the National Anthem in Charlotte, called Star-Spangled Sunday, drew hundreds.  Through song, video messages and a series of speakers, they talked about the significance of the National Anthem, and touched on issues like the June 30th Supreme Court ruling on Hobby Lobby.
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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  • Thom Tillis Hit On Film Incentives

    Thom Tillis Hit On Film Incentives

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:58:48 GMT
    Incumbent Senator Kay Hagan's goal all along has been to paint her United States Senate challenger Thom Tillis as a poster-boy for the North Carolina General Assembly. On Tuesday, it worked .Dozens of protesters lined Market Street in Wilmington outside of the Dixie Grill, where Tillis was having a campaign event with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
    Incumbent Senator Kay Hagan's goal all along has been to paint her United States Senate challenger Thom Tillis as a poster-boy for the North Carolina General Assembly. On Tuesday, it worked .Dozens of protesters lined Market Street in Wilmington outside of the Dixie Grill, where Tillis was having a campaign event with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
  • Excuse Me...Are Those Green Jeans You're Wearing?

    Excuse Me...Are Those Green Jeans You're Wearing?

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:43:34 GMT
    Charity Bailey went to check out the designer clothes , shoes, hand bags and (her favorite) accessories. 
    Charity Bailey went to check out the designer clothes , shoes, hand bags and (her favorite) accessories. 
  • ISIS Salon Causes Controversy

    ISIS Salon Causes Controversy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:11:10 GMT
    A local salon and spa changes its name from "ISIS" to "Taylor Made" due to the acronym's association with the terrorist group ISIS or Islamic State.
    A local salon and spa changes its name from "ISIS" to "Taylor Made" due to the acronym's association with the terrorist group ISIS or Islamic State.
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