Cole del Charco


Cole del Charco is a journalist, writer and radio producer from Hickory, North Carolina.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from UNC’s School of Media and Journalism in 2018. He’s participated in the Next Generation Radio project and the Transom Storytelling Workshop. In college, Cole worked for The Daily Tar Heel and helped start four podcasts for the Audio Desk and was the “best reporter” for the award-winning student radio newsmagazine, Carolina Connection, in the fall of 2017.

Cole’s work has been published and broadcast by The Daily Tar Heel, The Hickory Daily Record, the Indy Week, UNC-TV, WCHL, WFAE, WUNC and WXYC.

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A Smithsonian art exhibit is touring the state this year, and it opens in Newton Friday. “The Way We Worked” documents how Americans have worked over the past 150 years, and the nation’s transition to a post-industrial economy. The exhibit has been shown across the country, but this time it features a section specific to Catawba County.

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It’s been an offseason of turmoil for Carolina Panthers management with workplace misconduct allegations against now former owner Jerry Richardson. New owner David Tepper has brought change, and there are indications more change is coming.

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The spelling and pronunciation of Little Sugar Creek, which flows into Sugar Creek (or is it Sugaw Creek?) have been a source of debate for well over 200 years. Which is right?

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Pressure was building on social media against the bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention before Monday’s vote with Democrats complaining there wasn’t enough debate about the bid ahead of time. That boiled over in last night’s council hearing and protests at the government center.

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A volunteer church group from Stanly County has returned from its trip to Haiti Tuesday night after being delayed because of violent protests.

Charlotte's protest of Trump's immigration policies kicked off with speeches and ended with a vigil.
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Opponents of the Trump administration's immigration policies packed Charlotte's First Ward Park Saturday night. The "End the War on Immigrant Families Vigil" was organized as part of nationwide "Keep Families Together" protests.

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Thousands of Trump supporters gathered Monday to see the President and attend a campaign rally for South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.