Gwendolyn Glenn


Gwendolyn is an award-winning journalist who has covered a broad range of stories on the local and national levels. Her experience includes producing on-air reports for National Public Radio and she worked full-time as a producer for NPR’s All Things Considered news program for five years. She worked for several years as an on-air contract reporter for CNN in Atlanta and worked in print as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun Media Group, The Washington Post and covered Congress and various federal agencies for the Daily Environment Report and Real Estate Finance Today. Glenn has won awards for her reports from the Maryland-DC-Delaware Press Association, SNA and the first-place radio award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

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Five former North Carolina governors criticized two amendments on the November ballot that they say would weaken the governor’s office and threaten the state’s constitution. The three Democrats and two Republicans accused state legislators of trying to take over the governor’s office at a press conference in Raleigh Monday.

India Association of Charlotte

Asian Indians represent one of Charlotte’s fastest-growing ethnic communities. Since 2010, the population has doubled to more than 20,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This weekend, Indian heritage and customs will be celebrated in uptown during the 24th annual Festival of India.

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Hopewell High School principal John Dino Gisiano, who was suspended with pay in July, has resigned, according to CMS officials.

In a message sent to parents Tuesday night, Matt Hayes, the school’s Learning Community Superintendent said retired principal Michael Turner will serve as the Beatties Ford Road school’s interim principal.

In this file photo from 2014, more than 900 artists performed during the two-day Festival of India in uptown Charlotte.
Tasnim Shamma

As Charlotte grows, so does its diversity. Indians represent one of the fastest-growing segments of the population. It’s doubled since 2010, to more than 20,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Indian heritage and customs will be celebrated uptown this weekend during the annual Festival of India.

On All Things Considered, WFAE's Gwendolyn Glenn spoke with Vinay Sawhney about the festival and the growth of Charlotte’s Indian community. He came to Charlotte from India when he was 13.

Secretary of Education Betsy Devos.
Gage Skidmore

U.S. Education Department Secretary Betsy DeVos is pushing rules that will make it harder for students defrauded by for-profit colleges to get their federal loans forgiven. About 5 percent of North Carolina students attend such institutions. Numerous for-profit schools have closed without much warning in recent years or are set to close, including the Regency Beauty Institute, Charlotte School of Law, ITT Technical and the Art Institute of Charlotte.

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Hopewell High School Principal John Dino Gisiano has been suspended with pay, and an interim principal will be named soon as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials conduct an inquiry involving Gisiano.

Kizzy Addison, left, is employed full time but still needed financial assistance from Crisis Ministries to ward off an eviction. Liana Humphrey says they are helping more of the working poor as evictions in the county rise.
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This week, WFAE has been reporting on the increasing number of eviction cases in Mecklenburg County. We’ve looked at reasons, such as rising rents, stagnating wages and a lack of affordable housing. We’ve also looked at how eviction cases play out in court.  This report focuses on assistance available to people facing eviction, and what they need to know.

Mecklenburg County Courthouse.
North Carolina Courts

The 11th day of the month is a daunting one for many people struggling to make rent. It’s when eviction notices are typically filed. Last year, 30,000 notices were filed in Mecklenburg County, according to state court data.

Charlotte voters will be asked in November to more than triple the city’s Housing Trust Fund, to $50 million. It’s part of a plan to increase affordable housing. City officials say there’s a 34,000-unit shortfall.

A Laurens County magistrate was arrested and charged Wednesday with conspiring with another individual to grow and distribute marijuana.