Lisa Worf / WFAE

The salaries of public school employees are public information, but some charter schools have resisted supplying those records. It took a directive from the governor and a warning from the North Carolina Board of Education to get names and salaries of school staff from a few holdouts. 

Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

Charlotte’s Elevation Church has had a dramatic rise from just a handful of families in 2005 to more than 12,000 members spread over eight locations today.