Lisa Worf

Assistant News Director

Lisa Worf traded the Midwest for Charlotte in 2006 to take a job at WFAE. She worked with public TV in Detroit and taught English in Austria before making her way to radio. Lisa graduated from University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in English. She covers several different areas with a focus on education. 

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Mecklenburg County now has new electoral districts for superior and district court judges, after the House completed an override of Governor Roy Cooper’s veto Wednesday. The measure redraws superior court election districts to address population imbalances in the previous districts that Republican lawmakers call unconstitutional. District court judges will no longer be elected countywide.

Rendering of the proposed hotel/office tower. It’s a view from the corner of Third Street and Baldwin Avenue.

Charlotte’s skyline may soon be spreading further from the center city. City council approved a developer’s plans Monday night to build a 20-story office tower just southeast of uptown Charlotte, despite resistance from neighbors worried about the building’s height and traffic congestion.

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American Airlines expects its regional carrier PSA Airlines will resume normal flight schedules around noon today. Hundreds of people have been stranded at Charlotte Douglas International Airport after the airlines cancelled 600 flights throughout its system last night and this morning – about half of them originating in Charlotte.

Two of President Trump’s picks came out ahead in Tuesday's South Carolina primaries. Governor Henry McMaster was the top vote-getter in the Republican primary, but did not get the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff. 

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Rain continued to fall in the North Carolina mountains Thursday. A flash flood watch for western North Carolina has been extended to early Friday morning. Earlier in the day, there was a break in the rain and crews used that to begin assessing the damage. 

Project LIFT includes West Charlotte High School and all the elementary, middle, and k-8 schools that feed into it.
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Project LIFT, a public-private partnership aimed at improving Charlotte schools, has received extra money to continue its work with West Charlotte High School and the schools that feed into it for a seventh year.

A bill that would have outlawed nearly all abortions in South Carolina is no longer on the table.

The State newspaper reports early this morning Senate Republicans decided to send it back to a committee – killing it for the year. That was after a vote to end a filibuster by Democrats failed by one vote.

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

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis took to the Senate floor today to call out the Turkish government for imprisoning a pastor originally from North Carolina.

Charlotte City Councilor LaWana Mayfield pushed a Sept. 11 conspiracy theory on her Facebook page.

Charlotte city council member Lawana Mayfield says she made a mistake sharing a Facebook post that suggested September 11 was a conspiracy. But she didn’t definitively say whether she believes planes hijacked by terrorists brought down the World Trade Center.

Charlotte City Councilor LaWana Mayfield pushed a Sept. 11 conspiracy theory on her Facebook page.

City Council member Lawana Mayfield suggested on Facebook that 9/11 was a conspiracy and she linked to an article pushing 9/11 conspiracy theories.