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What does Hawaii, Trash, and a Charlotte Hotel Have in Common?

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  • Caroline Fountain

    Caroline Fountain

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-06-18 17:53:21 GMT
    A former reporter for CN2 News in Rock Hill for two years, I was the third DJ to become a proud member of Charlotte's brand new news station.
    A former reporter for CN2 News in Rock Hill for two years, I was the third DJ to become a proud member of Charlotte's brand new news station.
  • Training with World Cup Champions

    Training with World Cup Champions

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:00:46 GMT
    ...

    Still getting off your soccer high after this year's World Cup?

    Well, a group of girls in Concord is just getting started.

    They're learning from World Cup champion Mia Hamm.


  • Rock Hill Family Blames SCDOT For Flooding

    Rock Hill Family Blames SCDOT For Flooding

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:30:44 GMT
    We may be getting sunny skies this weekend, but one Rock Hill family is still under water. Thursday's flooding filled their yard and home, covering the entire bottom floor with inches of water. Why they're blaming SCDOT.
    We may be getting sunny skies this weekend, but one Rock Hill family is still under water. Thursday's flooding filled their yard and home, covering the entire bottom floor with inches of water. Why they're blaming SCDOT.

Charlotte, N.C. (WJZY) -- Not long ago, she was a hula girl on a cruise line, today she's picking up cigarette butts uptown...and she's actually happy about it.

"Working on cruise ships for almost 8 years, you see how beautiful the world is out there.

It so sad to see plastic bags in the ocean or people using Styrofoam that will continue to fill up our landfills," said Jackie.

When Jackie Blair made Charlotte her home two years ago…

"I was surprised to see so many businesses not recycling even simple things like plastic bottles," said Jackie.

She immediately took action, joining forces with Keep Charlotte Beautiful.

This month, the organization is participating in a national campaign called The Great American Cleanup.

"We've cleaned up District Three, planted trees, done litter pick up," said Jackie.

Keeping the Queen City clean isn't just about its streets, but also sustainability. That's where Jackie's workplace - Hilton Center City comes in.

"We recycle the left over soaps from the guestrooms. It's part of the Global Soap Project.

We send them to Atlanta to be refined and sent to third world countries," said Clark Wade, a cleanup volunteer and Hilton Center City employee.

Around 300 pounds of this white stuff is collected and sent off every month from Hilton Center City.

Recycling soap...

"Our guests comment how beautiful and friendly our city is," said Clark.

Just another way Jackie Blair...

"It just starts with one person," said Jackie.

A gal passionate about her planet - is keeping it clean.

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  • Red Bull Global Rallycross Excites Fans

    Red Bull Global Rallycross Excites Fans

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:22:47 GMT

     Thousands enjoyed an up close racing experience at the Charlotte Dirt Track.

     Thousands enjoyed an up close racing experience at the Charlotte Dirt Track.

  • Union Co. to hold meetings on EMS contracts

    Union Co. to hold meetings on EMS contracts

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:55:57 GMT
    Union County will hold three community meetings this week to discuss EMS contracts with residents beginning at Lane's Creek Township on Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m. The county is in contract talks after receiving information from a Fitch and Associates study to switch from a "static model to a dynamic model" which would see EMS units stationed throughout the county and more-so "on the move." Currently, two EMS units are stationed at fire stations where as the rest are at EMS headquarters by CMC ...
    Union County will hold three community meetings this week to discuss EMS contracts with residents beginning at Lane's Creek Township on Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m. The county is in contract talks after receiving information from a Fitch and Associates study to switch from a "static model to a dynamic model" which would see EMS units stationed throughout the county and more-so "on the move." Currently, two EMS units are stationed at fire stations where as the rest are at EMS headquarters by CMC ...
  • Dollar Tree acquires Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    Dollar Tree acquires Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:59:07 GMT
    Two rival discount stores are combining forces after Dollar Tree, Inc. announced plans to acquire Matthews-based Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Monday morning.The deal is valued at approximately $8.5 billion.
    Two rival discount stores are combining forces after Dollar Tree, Inc. announced plans to acquire Matthews-based Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Monday morning.The deal is valued at approximately $8.5 billion.
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