Jenifer Roser

Tuesday, November 14 2017

Former Charlotte Observer columnist Tommy Tomlinson was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize.   One of this country’s great writers because of his gift for storytelling, Tommy is now producing a podcast for WFAE focusing on telling the story of the South through a series of intimate interviews.  SouthBound launches on Wednesday, but first, we spend an hour with Tommy Tomlinson talking about this new venture and more.


North Carolina's two U.S. senators have joined a growing group of Republican colleagues in Congress calling on Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to withdraw from the race.

An outside expert appointed by a federal court to help draw some North Carolina legislative districts that judges worry remained unconstitutional has suggested changes.

Mark Hames / Charlotte Observer

Bojangles' chicken and biscuits may soon be making their debut in the Midwest. The Charlotte-based company is looking for franchise owners to open restaurants in Cincinnati, Ohio and Evansville, Indiana. The company also plans to add to its locations in Louisville, Kentucky. 

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The Beacon technology blog is offering k-12 teachers a chance to compete for six grants that they can use to buy supplies and materials for technological-related classroom instruction. The grant awards range from $500 to $1,000.

Ex-Members Say Church Uses Power, Lies To Keep Grip On Kids

Nov 13, 2017

SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — As a court-appointed advocate for two foster boys, it was Nancy Burnette's job to ensure they were in good hands. So as part of her casework, she visited Word of Faith Fellowship, the evangelical church they attended with the couple seeking to adopt them.

Charlotte Talks: Ric Flair, The Nature Boy

Nov 13, 2017
Matthew Glover

Monday, November 13, 2017

Wrestler Ric Flair is one of Charlotte’s most famous characters. Although he now lives in Atlanta, longtime Charlotteans still claim him as their own. His heyday as a wrestler in the 1980’s and 90’s and the glamour life he led is part of a new 30 for 30 documentary on ESPN by another Charlottean, Rory Karpf. Guest host Erik Spanberg is joined by documentary maker Rory Karpf to talk about Ric Flair, the "Nature Boy."

2017 has been a dangerous year for pedestrians in Charlotte.   24 people had been struck in traffic and killed through the end of October, according to the Charlotte Observer. That compares with about 20 pedestrian deaths in all of last year.

Novant Health

This week Novant Health announced it would be taking to the sky. The health care system’s first helicopter will be based at the Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury.

Honoring Veterans: Listen to Ft. Bragg Stories

Nov 10, 2017

This Veterans Day weekend, WFAE presents stories recorded during a live storytelling event at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, NC. The hour long broadcast is hosted by WUNC's Eric Hodge. You can these stories at 7 p.m. Sunday on 90.7 FM WFAE.