Nick de la Canal

Mid-Day Newscaster

WFAE's Nick de la Canal can be heard on public radio airwaves across the Charlotte region, bringing listeners the latest in local and regional news updates. He's been a part of the WFAE newsroom since 2013, when he began as an intern. His reporting helped the station earn an Edward R. Murrow award for breaking news coverage following the Keith Scott shooting and protests in Sept. 2016. He grew up in Charlotte, graduated from Myers Park High, and received his degree in journalism from Emerson College in Boston. He tweets periodically: @nickdelacanal

CMS Superintendent Clayton Wilcox tells legislators that the district needs more money to comply with reduced classroom size legislation.
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The superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is calling for increased security measures at schools across the district in the wake of a mass shooting yesterday in Florida that left 17 people dead.

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Here's a riddle: Imagine two roads in Charlotte, one in the north, one in the south. Both have four lanes and plenty of rush hour traffic, but one has streetlights while the other doesn't. Seem weird?

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February is Black History Month, and today, we look back at some of our favorite moments from past interviews that examine the culture and history of African-American life in the American South.

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Updated 5:50 pm

The man a CMPD officer shot Friday afternoon has died.

CMPD says that 27-year-old Charlie Shoupe was pronounced dead at Carolinas Medical Center.

The shooting happened at 1:05 p.m. Friday in a parking lot near the intersection of Timberbook Drive and Tuckaseege Road in northwest Charlotte.

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If you've ever had to make a big move in your life, you can probably relate on some level to WFAE listener Julianne Wooten. She moved to Charlotte two and a half years ago from Austin, Texas, and upon arriving here, realized she couldn't find one of her favorite dishes.

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North Carolina’s largest library systems are scrambling to order more copies of Fire and Fury - the new book about the Trump White House released this month - as hold lists for the bestseller skyrocket.

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Scores of women and their friends and family members descended Saturday on uptown Charlotte to mark one year since the Women's March on Washington. At least 5,000 people are estimated to have attended the event, said CMPD Sgt. Scott Sherwood, who helped coordinate CMPD's response during the demonstration.

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CMPD estimates at least 5,000 people attended Saturday's women's march in Charlotte. It was the second rendition of the march. A  year ago, more than 10,000 people packed uptown Charlotte one day after the inauguration of President Trump. Organizers billed this year's march as "Remarchable Women." 

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Charlotte is out of the running for Amazon’s $5 billion headquarters. The online giant released a list of 20 finalists Thursday morning. Raleigh was among the finalists, as well as New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Catawba County and the Triad area, which also submitted bids, did not make the list.

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Temperatures plunged into the mid-teens Wednesday night, encasing the day's snowfall in a layer of ice and creating hazardous driving conditions on roads across the region.

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