Nick de la Canal

Reporting Intern

Nick is a student at Emerson College in Boston, MA, where he’s expected to graduate in June 2015 with a B.S. in journalism. He grew up in Charlotte listening to WFAE, and he previously interned for Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins in the summer of 2013.

Nick has received four Associated Press-RTDNA awards for his work in audio journalism, which includes his continuing coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.

Nick enjoys art, theater, and Werther’s original hard candies.

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Local News
4:14 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Against The Odds, 5 Young Latinas Graduate High School And 'Circle de Luz'

Gabby is one of the first five young women to graduate from Circle de Luz, a program founded in 2008 to help young Latinas through middle and high school.
Credit Nick de la Canal/WFAE

Six years ago, a group of young women were picked to take part in a special program. The girls were all in the seventh grade, all were Latinas, and all were deemed to be at risk of dropping out of school or becoming pregnant. The program is run by a volunteer group called Circle de Luz. And last week the group – and the young women they mentored – had reason to celebrate

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Local News
10:10 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Fighting Opiate Deaths: Program Distributes Overdose-Reversal Drug In NC

Sterile needles, cotton swabs, and overdose-reversal kits from NC Harm Reduction Coalition.
Credit Nick de la Canal/WFAE

The number of unintentional deaths from opiate overdoses in North Carolina has more than tripled from 1999 to 2012, when there were more than 600 reported deaths. Last year, state lawmakers attempted to address the growing problem with legislation that makes it easier for drug users to obtain an overdose-reversal drug called naloxone, or Narcan. WFAE’s Nick de la Canal takes a look at how that drug is being distributed and used to prevent overdose deaths.

Last November, Louise Vincent and Adam Wigglesworth visited some friends in Greensboro.

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Local News
10:28 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Cabarrus County Unexpectedly Cuts $3 Million From Budget

The Cabarrus County Commission unexpectedly made $3 million in cuts to the county budget Monday night. The cuts eliminate several jobs and all county funding for an economic development agency.


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Local News
5:03 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Reaches Out To Rural LGBT Community

U.S. Department of Agriculture Administration Building
Credit Wikimedia Commons

The federal government launches a campaign Friday to reach out to a specific group of America’s rural poor: lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. The Rural Pride summit series will travel across the country this summer, and its first stop is in Greensboro, North Carolina.

 

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Local News
10:16 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Task Force To Public: How Can City Be More Immigrant-Friendly?

A city immigration task force held the first of a series of listening sessions Thursday. The task force will make recommendations to the city council next year on how to make Charlotte more immigrant-friendly.

The City Council formed the Immigrant Integration Task Force primarily for two purposes: Make Charlotte more immigrant-friendly and capitalize on immigrant entrepreneurs.

“We want to hear from the community what’s going on,” says Stefan LaTorre, the chairman of the task force. He says he has a few preliminary questions need to be addressed.

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Local News
10:40 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

From Teen To Parent: Program Helps Students Navigate Motherhood

West Charlotte High School senior Christian Jones with her two-year-old, Amari. Christian will graduate from West Charlotte on June 16th.
Credit Nick de la Canal / WFAE

High school seniors will don caps and gowns at commencement ceremonies in the next few weeks. For many students, this month has been consumed by finals, Advanced Placement exams, and deciding which college to attend in the fall.  But there are also students who are dealing with the added challenges of pregnancy and motherhood.  WFAE’s Nick de la Canal reports on one program that’s helping teen moms in CMS earn their diplomas.


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Local News
10:17 am
Wed May 21, 2014

It's Official: The Buzz Is Back

Members of the media swarm team president Fred Whitfield after a press conference on Tuesday.
Credit Nick de la Canal / WFAE

 

After 12 years away, the Hornets name has officially returned to Charlotte. The city's NBA team finalized its name-change from the Bobcats to the Hornets Tuesday.


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Local News
9:54 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Business Looking Up For MI-Connection

There’s been a lot of bad news for the cable company owned by the towns Mooresville and Davidson. The towns have struggled to keep the cable provider afloat, but as WFAE’s Nick de la Canal reports, things may be improving.

Editor's Note: This story includes a correction

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