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I will start.

In the dark days before the Internet and when you had to rent all of your phones from the Ma Bell, the phone companies had a time & temperature #.

In Charlotte that # was 704-375-6711. It still works today, but only gives the time now as a bank bought the # and they did not have a thermometer.

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The city of Charlotte owns and operates the only city owned broadcast television station in NC. WTVI channel 42 is a PBS station that is independent from the UNC Public Television system that serves the rest of the state. (Local channel is 58 in Concord)

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Sorry, one more. There was no person named Sharon who had streets signed in her honor/memory. Sharon is a place in Israel (Plain of Sharon runs along the Mediterranean coast from Tel Aviv to Haifa) and a one-time small Presbyterian church near present day SouthPark was named for it. So was 'Amity'. Thus, Sharon-Amity Rd connected Sharon Presbyterian to Amity Presbyterian. Sharon View, Sharon Rd and Sharon Ln all went through the "community" of Sharon.

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Sorry, one more. There was no person named Sharon who had streets signed in her honor/memory. Sharon is a place in Israel and a one-time small Presbyterian church near present day SouthPark was named for it. So was 'Amity'. Thus, Sharon-Amity Rd connected Sharon Presbyterian to Amity Presbyterian. Sharon View, Sharon Rd and Sharon Ln all went through the "community" of Sharon.

So is pronounced differently than the name Sharon? Is it pronounced like the current prime minister of Isreal name?

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Indeed.

In those days 36 = Independant

9 WSOC = NBC

18 WCCB = ABC

In 1978 the big switcheroo happened and we got the current arrangement that exits today

9 WSOC = ABC

18 WCCB = Independant

36 - WCNC = NBC

Charlotte went for several years without any news from NBC as Channel 36 (known as NBC 6 on cable) did not have the funds to run a local new operation so there was no NBC news either. Tom Brokaw was an unknown here for a long time.

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