Lisa Worf

Assistant News Director

Lisa Worf traded the Midwest for Charlotte in 2006 to take a job at WFAE. She worked with public TV in Detroit and taught English in Austria before making her way to radio. Lisa graduated from University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in English. She covers several different areas with a focus on education. 

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
Nick de la Canal / WFAE

Property owners in Mecklenburg County may be in for a surprise come January when the county sends out new tax values.

Yi Zhao / Google Maps

About 40 Department of Motor Vehicles offices across North Carolina have seen especially long lines recently.

MICHAEL FALERO / WFAE

Jerry Richardson was a community hero for bringing the NFL to Charlotte in 1993. As owner of the Panthers, he became affectionately known as The Big Cat.

Northwest School of the Arts grad Renee Rapp wins Jimmy Award this week.
The Broadway League Foundation

A recent Charlotte Northwest School of the Arts graduate won a Jimmy award, the top national award for high school musicals. Renee Rapp won Best Performance by an Actress for her role as Sandra in the school’s production of “Big Fish.”

Wikimedia Commons

Mecklenburg County now has new electoral districts for superior and district court judges, after the House completed an override of Governor Roy Cooper’s veto Wednesday. The measure redraws superior court election districts to address population imbalances in the previous districts that Republican lawmakers call unconstitutional. District court judges will no longer be elected countywide.

Rendering of the proposed hotel/office tower. It’s a view from the corner of Third Street and Baldwin Avenue.
Gensler

Charlotte’s skyline may soon be spreading further from the center city. City council approved a developer’s plans Monday night to build a 20-story office tower just southeast of uptown Charlotte, despite resistance from neighbors worried about the building’s height and traffic congestion.

CLT Airport Twitter
CLT Airport Twitter

American Airlines expects its regional carrier PSA Airlines will resume normal flight schedules around noon today. Hundreds of people have been stranded at Charlotte Douglas International Airport after the airlines cancelled 600 flights throughout its system last night and this morning – about half of them originating in Charlotte.

Two of President Trump’s picks came out ahead in Tuesday's South Carolina primaries. Governor Henry McMaster was the top vote-getter in the Republican primary, but did not get the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff. 

North Carolina Department of Transportation

 

Rain continued to fall in the North Carolina mountains Thursday. A flash flood watch for western North Carolina has been extended to early Friday morning. Earlier in the day, there was a break in the rain and crews used that to begin assessing the damage. 

Project LIFT includes West Charlotte High School and all the elementary, middle, and k-8 schools that feed into it.
Lisa Worf / WFAE

Project LIFT, a public-private partnership aimed at improving Charlotte schools, has received extra money to continue its work with West Charlotte High School and the schools that feed into it for a seventh year.

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