Nick de la Canal

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Nick is a freelance journalist covering arts, culture, and politics in Charlotte, NC. Previously he interned with the WFAE news team and with NPR's Morning Edition in Washington, DC. He graduated from Emerson College with a degree in journalism. Send him a tip at nicholas.delacanal@gmail.com

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CMPD officers blocking Old Concord Rd. at Suther Rd.
Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE

Roughly 1,000 protesters marched through portions of the University area Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning in response to a police shooting death of an African-American man.

A bypass pipeline has been completed. That’s the most recent update from the company working to repair a fuel leak in an Alabama pipeline that led to gas shortages and higher prices for drivers across the South. The company says it's testing the pipeline, and upon successful completion, it will restart the main gasoline line Wednesday, though a spokesperson tells the Associated Press it will still take a few days for everything to return to normal.

Southern Conference Commissioner John Iamarino says he’s arranging a conference call with school leaders next week to settle on a final decision over whether to cancel championship events because of House Bill 2.

Houses, sidewalk, trees
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One of the best metrics the federal government puts out to describe how much money Americans make is median household income. It’s the point where half of households are above, and half are below.

Former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon is is out of prison. He had been in a Federal Correctional Institution since November, 2014.

Southern Conference commissioner John Iamarino is hinting that the men's and women's basketball tournaments in the collegiate sports league could be moved from Asheville over concerns with North Carolina’s House Bill 2. Iamarino made his comments to the Asheville Citizen-Times yesterday, less than 24 hours after the NCAA pulled seven championship events out of North Carolina citing House Bill 2.

The Office of North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory announced Wednesday it would offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting death of a police officer in Shelby last weekend.

Courtesy of Raymond Grubb

 


It all started ahead of the 2016 Charlotte Pride Parade and Festival in late August. Artist Jason Watson, formerly an artist in residence at the McColl Center for Art and Innovation, had an idea. He knew parade participants would be lining up in front of the McColl center in uptown Charlotte, and that participants would likely need safe restrooms to use.

tropical storm hermine
NOAA

  When forecasters began issuing their predictions for the current hurricane season several months ago, they said it likely would be more active than normal.  

In August, four "named" storms formed in the Atlantic basin, and one of them - Gaston - became a major hurricane.  Hermine, reached hurricane status for a time Thursday, before making landfall in Florida.  

Courtesy of Chris Ayers

Wedgewood Church off Tyvola Road in Charlotte has a history of being vandalized. The church is part of the United Church of Christ denomination and advertises itself as a liberal, LGBT-friendly congregation. The front doors are painted in rainbow colors, a rainbow flag flies out front, and for the last few weeks, the sign by the road has read "Stop Killing, Disrespecting Black People."

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