Patrick Braxton-Andrew took this selfie from a lookout above Copper Cannon, near Urique, Mexico. It was on his camera, which his family was given by authorities investigating his disappearance.
Braxton-Andrew family

Authorities Say Criminal Organization Killed NC Teacher In Mexico

Authorities in Mexico say a 34-year-old North Carolina man missing in a remote area for more than two weeks died on Oct. 28 "at the hands of a criminal organization."

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A New Look for HITS Officers

Jan 6, 2006

(1/6/06) Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department HITS (Highway Interdiction Traffic Safety) unit are sporting a new look. The new uniform was created for police officers who drive motorcycles. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with Sgt. John Williams about the change.

Good Food, Not Guilt

Jan 6, 2006

(1/6/06) It's January! Time for a new start. For many of us, that means making resolutions about food. We launch new diets, and give up sugar or butter or wine. WFAE commentator and food writer Amy Rogers says enough already. She has a revised plan for staying healthy in 2006. Hear her suggestions.

Hispanics' Impact on NC Economy

Jan 4, 2006

(1/4/06) A study released Tuesday shows Hispanics in North Carolina have a nine-billion-dollar-plus impact on the state's economy. The study was commissioned last year by the North Carolina Bankers Association. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau Simone Orendain spoke with study author and UNC-Chapel Hill management professor John Kasarda.

SB Economic Forecast for 2006

Jan 3, 2006

(1/3/06) The National Federation of Independent Business says overall, small business conditions in North Carolina are good. And the group's chief economist says for small business across the country conditions are expected to remain that way in 2006. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau Simone Orendain spoke with NFIB Chief Economist William Dunkelberg about the shape of small business in general.

The Rockettes

Jan 3, 2006

(1/3/06) The world famous Rockettes were recently in Charlotte, dazzling audiences with their precision and eye-high kicks. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin got a backstage pass to the show. She brings us this profile of one Rockette.

Learning to Give

Dec 23, 2005

(12/23/05) It's sometimes hard to let go of childhood Christmas wishes that never came to be. For WFAE commentator Carolyn Noell, it was a while before she realized her daughter's Christmas wishes were not the same as hers.

The Gift of...Nothing

Dec 22, 2005

(12/22/05) WFAE commentator Krissa Palmer recalls one of the best holidays she ever had, in New Hampshire circa 1977. She was newly married and broke.

Holiday Letters

Dec 21, 2005

(12/21/05) WFAE commentator Peter Moore has some reflections on one holiday tradition. Like fruitcake, this tradition has many critics, yet we can't seem to live without it.

The Christmas Puppy

Dec 20, 2005

(12/20/05) Christmas gifts, especially those for children, can often lose their luster as soon as a few weeks after the holiday. But giving one particular gift requires a much longer commitment, and as WFAE commentator Elizabeth Richardson says, should therefore be researched accordingly.

Bidding For The Coliseum

Dec 20, 2005

(12/20/05) The bidding process for a high-profile piece of Charlotte real estate has been off-and-on in recent weeks. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Scott Graf examines the game that's paused for now, but could soon heat up after the first of the year.

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