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

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On a recent afternoon, inside a bustling, 8,000 square foot warehouse off Remount Road, workers are carrying out their final preparations for this year's Thanksgiving Day Parade. On one end of the warehouse, workers are testing a life-size locomotive that's spewing steam from its smokestack. On the other end, a painter is doing detail work on Santa's workshop.

It’s time now to take one of your questions. A while back, one of our listeners submitted a question through our website asking if there was anything that could be done to compel Charlotte residents to interact with people different from them - something that could help the city counteract racial segregation that’s grown over the last decade.


Bus 188 was leaving a CMS bus lot on Tuesday to pick up its daily load of students and deliver them home, when the driver smelled smoke.

The bus, an FS-26 Freightliner built in 2001 by Thomas Built Buses, had just been inspected in October, with nothing found amiss.

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All Cabarrus County high schools were given the all clear by law enforcement  after being closed earlier today as police investigated a possible explosive device threat. An alert on the school district's Web site said all campuses "are clear and safe" and will reopen on Monday. Students have Friday off for Veteran's Day.

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is attempting to combat a staffing shortage by ramping up recruitment efforts, especially for experienced officers outside Charlotte.

William "Bump" Roddey has vowed to file an ethics complaint against Rock Hill Schools after losing Tuesday's runoff for Rock Hill mayor.

The York County councilman says the school should not have robocalled or emailed parents the night before the election.

As Car Talk's time on WFAE draws to a close this weekend, we're taking time to look back on the show's history and the impact it had on so many listeners in the Charlotte region.

One of the men most responsible for the show's success is Doug Berman, the show's executive producer, also known to Car Talk listeners as Doug "not a slave to fashion, bongo boy" Berman.

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Ever since WFAE picked up the show in the summer of 1994, Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers have brought listeners across the Carolinas an unending stream of jokes, laughter, puzzles, and - occasionally - some good car advice.

A pregnant woman, who police say was killed by her longtime boyfriend, brings Charlotte’s homicide total for the year to 76. 

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The FBI says 11 people were arrested in North Carolina as part of a nationwide crackdown on child sex trafficking this past weekend. In total, 120 people were arrested across the country, and 84 underage victims were discovered, including three in North Carolina.