Sarah Delia

Arts Reporter

At this point in her life, Sarah considers home to be a state of mind—not one place. Before joining the WFAE news team, she was hosting and reporting in the deep south in Birmingham, Alabama. In past lives she was a northerner having worked and lived in Indiana, Maine, and New York City. She grew up in Virginia and attended James Madison University in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

Sarah got her start in radio at WXJM, her college radio station where she hosted a talk show, a music program, and helped manage the student run station. It’s also where she made lifelong friends and discovered a love for talking into microphones.

Sarah has interned and worked at NPR in Washington DC, interned and freelanced for WNYC, and attended the Salt Institute for Radio Documentary Studies.

She enjoys telling stories that are off the beaten path and she’s excited to dive into the arts and culture scene in Charlotte. In her spare time Sarah loves to paint, collect vintage birdcages, pick through old vinyl, spend time with her pets, and turn claw foot bathtubs into couches. 

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Charlotte’s homicide rate has been on the rise and in the news throughout this year. So far, there have been 54.

We hear about a homicide after it’s happened. But for victim’s family members, they are notified as soon as possible and often times arrive at the scene. It can be difficult and confusing as they try to process what just happened and what next steps need to be taken after a sudden loss.  A group of volunteers in Charlotte is trying to ease that burden and they are exceptionally qualified as each one of them has lost someone to homicide.

More than 200,000 people are expected to attend the PGA Championship taking place at the Quail Hollow Club in south Charlotte next week. And that’s going to mean a lot of traffic. 

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A group of protesters, organized in response to comments made by Charlotte council member Dimple Ajmera, contributed to a large crowd at Monday night's city council meeting. During a taping of WCNC's Flashpoint last week, Ajmera said Republicans who support Trump have no place on city council or in the mayoral race.

While it’s becoming more common for police video to become public, there are often unanswered questions that emerge with those videos, especially when it’s an officer-involved shooting. That’s the case with a man named Iaroslav Mosiiuk who was shot and killed by police in March.  The body camera footage of that shooting was released last week. WFAE's Sarah Delia joins Morning Edition host Marshall Terry to examine some of the questions that arise from that video.

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There have been 49 murders in Charlotte this year, which is more than double the number compared to 2016.

Monday, we visited the North Tryon Division where 10 murders have occurred. We heard from residents who live there and the officers who patrol the area.

Now we hear from the family of one of the first victims of the year. His name was Jabari Stewart. WFAE’s Sarah Delia spoke to Stewart’s sister and brother-in-law who are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives after his murder.

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There have been 49 murders in Charlotte in 2017 – more than double the amount compared to this time last year.

In this story, WFAE’s Sarah Delia takes us to an area in North Charlotte where there have been 10 murders this year. She shadowed police officers as they patrolled by car and by foot, and spoke to residents they came across.

This year we’ve been tracking the rising number of homicides in Charlotte—so far there have been 47. Today, we take look back at a murder from 2016 that remains unsolved. Twenty-six-year-old Ketie Jones was shot and killed on October 15 when she was walking home after a night out with friends in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood.

With no leads on her case, it’s been a difficult time as her friends and family members reel from the randomness of her murder. Instead of letting that grief consume them, Ketie’s loved ones have come together to create a scholarship at UNC Charlotte in her memory. WFAE’s Sarah Delia sat down with one of Ketie’s best friends, to talk about her life and how he chooses to remember her.

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The number of homicides in Charlotte stands at 47. On Saturday another person was shot and killed. And last week, three people were murdered on the same day. One of those victims was a beloved barber who worked at No Grease in the west side of the city. Twenty-nine-year-old David Lindsay was found shot to death in the front seat of his car. Family and friends gathered to remember him Sunday, WFAE’s Sarah Delia has this story.

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The president and CEO of the Charlotte Museum of History is stepping down to accept a position at a new museum in Washington, D.C.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has again ruled North Carolina lawmakers illegally used race to draw political district lines. Monday's decision upholds a lower court's ruling and may lead to a special election as early as this year.