Welcome to the Third season of Carolina Impact – a show focusing on the issues, people and places in the Charlotte region. Tune in to Carolina Impact, Tuesdays at 8 & 11 p.m. Send your comments or story ideas to: CarolinaImpact@wtvi.org.
Click below to watch segments featured on September 29, 2015
The highly successful Wells Fargo Championship has donated millions of dollars to Teach For America and we evaluate the impact the program has on some of Charlotte’s underperforming schools.
Meet the woman who wrote the lyrics and music for the Myers Park High School Alma Mater 60 years ago.
Bank of America’s Cathy Bessant credits the Girl Scouts for equipping her with some of the leadership skills she uses every day.
The Carolinas Aviation Museum showcases 100 years of aviation history including the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ plane.
When it comes to prediabetes, diabetes, hypertension and obesity, knowing the right numbers can save lives. WTVI PBS Charlotte hosted a Community Health Forum with our partners at NOVANT Health. Join us for a panel discussion to hear experts from Novant Health and the Mecklenburg County Health Department talk about these health conditions and share tips on how to live your best life.
Click below to watch segments featured on May 12, 2015
For years, Charlotte and Atlanta have been long time rivalries in the competition for new companies, jobs and young residents, but the Queen City’s uptown success started with a vision nearly 50 years old. Website mentioned on the show: Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
When construction of the LYNX Blue Line Extension is completed in 2017, it is expected to generate significant economic development along the North Tryon Street Corridor. Websites mentioned on the show: Blue Line Extension Construction Updates and Charlotte Area Transit System.
At a time when farms across the nation are getting smaller, we visit a farm incubator in Cabarrus County that provides aspiring farmers with classroom and hands-on instruction from seasoned farmers. Websites mentioned on the show: Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm and Rowland Row’s Family Farm.
Mark Gucciardi is a classically-trained artist who paints portraits in Charlotte. His work can be found in private collections in Europe, Asia and North America. Websites mentioned on the show: More about Mark Gucciardi and Coffey & Thompson Fine Art Gallery + Framing.
Click below to watch segments featured on May 5, 2015.
We visit a company headquartered in Rock Hill, SC, to learn how 3D printing technology is changing the way many products are manufactured. Website mentioned on the show: 3D Systems.
As the Charlotte region experiences record growth, there will be continued demand for EMTs, paramedics and biomedical technicians. Websites mentioned on the show: MEDIC Careers and Biomedical Equipment Technology/CPCC.
A local Girl Scout troop takes part in a simple science experiment that could help shape the next generation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workers. Website mentioned on the show: Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America.
Click below to watch segments featured on April 28, 2015
Mohican Mills in Lincolnton employed more than 100 workers, but news about the textile plant’s closing has many wondering what will become of the old building. Website mentioned on the show: City of Lincolnton.
A partnership aimed at tackling health disparities, Village HeartBEAT is a partnership involving the Mecklenburg County Health Department and more than a dozen churches. Website mentioned on the show: Mecklenburg County Health Department.
WTVI took about 40 supporters to Biltmore in Asheville to see the Dressing Downton exhibit featuring 45 costumes worns by actors on the popular PBS series “Downton Abby.” Website mentioned on the show: Dressing Dowton.
The Blumenthal Performing Arts’ annual Broadway Junior Theater Celebration included 1,900 students and teachers from 48 elementary and middle schools across our region. Website mentioned on the show: Blumenthal Performing Arts.
Jay M. Robinson Students Media Arts Program
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
Could Toll Road Solve I-77 Congestion?