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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.”
  • 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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  • Kings Mountain Casino: Worth the Gamble?

    Kings Mountain Casino: Worth the Gamble?

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:40:29 GMT
    The possibility of a casino in Kings Mountain has residents fired up and chosing sides.
    The possibility of a casino in Kings Mountain has residents fired up and chosing sides.
  • Volunteers are Needed To Help Widow and Newborn Son of Firefighter Killed During Burglary

    Volunteers are Needed To Help Widow and Newborn Son of Firefighter Killed During Burglary

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:14:07 GMT
    A community is coming together to remember a volunteer firefighter killed late last year after deputies say he interrupted a burglary at his home. Marcus Kauffman left behind a wife and an unborn child. Marcus “Landon” Trace Kauffman has since been born, and the community event is a fundraiser to benefit Landon and his mother, Maryann.
    A community is coming together to remember a volunteer firefighter killed late last year after deputies say he interrupted a burglary at his home. Marcus Kauffman left behind a wife and an unborn child. Marcus “Landon” Trace Kauffman has since been born, and the community event is a fundraiser to benefit Landon and his mother, Maryann.
  • Panthers Set Preseason Schedule

    Panthers Set Preseason Schedule

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:09:01 GMT
    Panthers.comPanthers.com
    Charlotte-The Carolina Panthers set their preseason schedule. The Panthers will play four exhibition games. They will host Buffalo on August 8 at 7:30 pm. The Panthers second preseason game will be nationally televised against the Kansas City Chiefs at home on August 17 at 8 pm. The Panthers will hit the road for their final two preseason games. They will play at the New England Patriots on August 22. They'll wrap up the preseason on August 28 at Pittsburgh. The game kicks off at 7:30 pm.
    Charlotte-The Carolina Panthers set their preseason schedule. The Panthers will play four exhibition games. They will host Buffalo on August 8 at 7:30 pm. The Panthers second preseason game will be nationally televised against the Kansas City Chiefs at home on August 17 at 8 pm. The Panthers will hit the road for their final two preseason games. They will play at the New England Patriots on August 22. They'll wrap up the preseason on August 28 at Pittsburgh. The game kicks off at 7:30 pm.
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