David Boraks

Environmental Reporter

David Boraks covers Energy and the Environment and other topics for WFAE. He also has worked as a "Charlotte Talks" producer (2015-16) and as weekend host (2007-2016). He's a veteran Charlotte-area journalist who previously published the online community news network that included DavidsonNews.net and CorneliusNews.net (2006-2015).

He also has worked for American Banker (2000-2005), The Charlotte Observer (1993-2000), The China News in Taipei (1991), The Cambridge (Mass.) Chronicle (1989-1991) and The Hartford Courant (1986-89).

David has a bachelor's  degree in history from Cornell University and a master's degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.

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A bankruptcy court filing shows that a high-tech battery maker in Concord has found a buyer for most of its assets. The filing by Alevo Manufacturing Inc. says an unidentified bidder has contracted to buy most of the equipment, raw materials and other assets for $5 million.

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Updated 12:11 p.m.
The final report is out from an independent review of CMPD's handling of the September 2016 protests following the police killing of Keith Scott. The main finding by the Police Foundation of Washington, D.C., doesn’t vary much from its draft report released last fall – that CMPD "acted appropriately" and according to its policies as it responded to a week of demonstrations uptown.

Joshua Artis uses dockless bikes now instead of walking or taking the bus. It's more convenient, he says.s
David Boraks / WFAE

There's a colorful addition to Charlotte's urban landscape. Since November, hundreds of orange, green and yellow rental bicycles have appeared on uptown streets and neighborhood sidewalks. They can be picked up and left anywhere - a feature that makes them both welcome and despised.

Carolina Energy players and dance team members joined coach Ervin Bryson (right) at a press conference Thursday at the Charlotte Chamber.
David Boraks / WFAE

Charlotte now has another professional football team -  but it's unlike anything you'd see in the NFL.  The Carolina Energy will begin play next month indoors, in the newly formed American Arena League.

David Boraks / WFAE

Updated Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Forty-five people have been arrested in the Charlotte area over the past two days in what officials are calling a "coordinated takedown" of violent offenders.

Democrat Joyce Waddell (right) and other state legislators from Mecklenburg County were among the first to register Monday for as candidate filing opened for the 2018 elections.
Michael Falero / WFAE

Ten incumbent state legislators from the Charlotte area were among the first to file Monday as candidates began signing up for the 2018 election. Other races on the ballot this year include Congress, district attorney, county commission and other county positions.

Union County commissioners have voted to suspend the county's membership in the Charlotte Regional Partnership, which helps recruit jobs to the Charlotte area.

Valdese has bought 302 acres along Lake Rhodhiss for a new park.
Foothills Conservancy

The town of Valdese in Burke County has acquired 302 acres along Lake Rhodhiss and McGalliard Creek for a new public park. The $1.3 million purchase was funded by private donations and a grant from the state’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund. It came came after 2½ years of planning and fundraising by the Foothills Conservancy.

Financial services company MassMutual is moving about 300 corporate office jobs from south Charlotte to Massachusetts as part of a big restructuring announced this week.

Sen. Thom Tillis spoke during debate on the budget agreement Thursday.

Members of Congress from the Carolinas were divided, mostly along party lines, when they voted early Friday on a 2-year federal budget agreement. The bill was signed into law by President Trump.