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Media Report for Sept. 8-14, 2018

September 18, 2018   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Sept. 8-14, 2018 is now available online.

Millions on the US coast prepare as monster storm approaches

September 13, 2018   |  Associated Press

The home of Wake Forest University basketball is serving as a temporary shelter for people trying to escape Hurricane Florence. The Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem opened its doors Wednesday night for what was expected to be several busloads of Wilmington-area residents seeking refuge.

"Blush your heart" - Belk launching products focused on Southern identity

September 10, 2018   |  The Charlotte Observer

Belk, a Charlotte-based department store chain, is launching its own cosmetics line, called Belk Beauty.  The chain has worked to increase its profits over the last several years by expanding its private brands. “Retailers are highly motivated to sell a private brand because it reinforces a retailer’s name,” said Roger Beahm, executive director of the Wake Forest School of Business Center for Retail Innovation.

Hurricane Florence places added burden on the poor

September 12, 2018   |  88.5 WFDD

As Hurricane Florence approached North Carolina, many residents evacuated their homes in advance of the storm. Wake Forest University visiting associate economics professor, Megan Regan spoke with WFDD’s David Ford about the unique challenges faced by low-income people before, during, and after a hurricane. “When we look at evacuation behavior, on average the lower your resources are, the less you are likely to evacuate,” Regan said.

Hurricane Florence evacuees from the NC coast arrive at the LJVM in Winston-Salem

September 13, 2018   |  WFMY

Wake Forest’s LJVM Coliseum opened Wednesday evening as an evacuation center for people leaving the North Carolina coast ahead of Hurricane Florence. The shelter is free and open to anyone affected by the storm. It can house up to 1,000 people.

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