Headline Roundup: Doctor At 'Some Risk' Of Ebola ID'd, Airport Traffic Increased, More
The man deemed at "some risk" for Ebola by the Mecklenburg County Health Department has been identified. Dr. John Frankhauser is a missionary with Charlotte based SIM. He is a family physician who recently returned from an SIM hospital in the Liberian capital of Monrovia.
Frankhauser did not directly treat Ebola patients but he did treat someone who later came down with the virus. Frankhauser is now in quarantine and county health officials say he shows no signs of the infections.
Former Scholarship Athlete Suing UNC-CH
The lawsuit was filed by Michael McAdoo, who played linebacker for UNC’s football team. McAdoo says academically he was steered toward three options, one of which was the school’s formerly named African and Afro-American Studies department - the department at the heart of a long-running academic scandal at the school. McAdoo was ruled permanently ineligible in 2010 for academic violations connected to a tutor providing improper assistance on a research paper.
A recent report from an independent investigator says academic fraud at UNC Chapel Hill goes back two decades.
Passengers Through Charlotte Airport Increases
For the ninth consecutive month the number of people flying through Charlotte Douglas International has climbed. The airport says more than 32.5 million passengers used the airport through September of this year, a 2.4 percent increase from the year before.
City Seeks Debt Forgiveness For Loans Made To The NASCAR Hall Of Fame
The Charlotte Observer reports the city hopes to erase a $19 million loan used to help finance the construction of the museum in uptown. Since opening in 2010, the NASCAR Hall of Fame has failed to bring in the expected number of visitors and has struggled to pay royalties owed to NASCAR. The museum was expected to draw around 400,000 visitors each year. Last year, however, the racing museum lost $1.4 million and attendance was just shy of 170,000. Thought the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority says ticket sales are starting to stabilize.