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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This ruling comes as many congressional candidates are getting ready to file for office. The primary is set for May 8 and it’s a familiar situation for two Republicans running in the state’s 9th Congressional district.

The filing period for North Carolina’s legislative seats begins in just six weeks. But election district boundaries are still up in the air. A federal court hearing in Greensboro this week may shed some light on whether judges consider efforts to redraw 28 districts to pass constitutional muster. 

Charlotte School of Law entrance
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The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office says it believes "an administrative error" caused the U.S. Department of Education to deny loan discharges for some former Charlotte School of Law students. 

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University President Nathan Hatch received $4,004,617 in 2015, making him the most highly compensated university president in the country that year. 

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Many Mecklenburg County functions have come to a halt after a ransomware attack encrypted files on at least 30 county servers. The hackers have given the county a deadline of 1 pm Wednesday to pay a ransom of about $23,000.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The expert who federal judges asked to redraw some North Carolina House and Senate district lines rejects Republican arguments that he set race-based population targets within new boundaries, saying he focused on other redistricting criteria instead.

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. 

http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us

Updated at 12:07 a.m.

A third of CMS school board members will be new next year, but it’s unlikely that’ll mean much of a change in the board’s direction. 

Houses of worship are known as welcoming places, but the recent mass shooting at a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church is a reminder to many that they also need to protect themselves.

U.S. Army

A military judge is deciding how severe a sentence to give U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl pleaded guilty last week to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. 

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