Nick de la Canal

Mid-Day Newscaster

WFAE's Nick de la Canal can be heard on public radio airwaves across the Charlotte region, bringing listeners the latest in local and regional news updates. He's been a part of the WFAE newsroom since 2013, when he began as an intern. His reporting helped the station earn an Edward R. Murrow award for breaking news coverage following the Keith Scott shooting and protests in September 2016. He grew up in Charlotte, graduated from Myers Park High, and received his degree in journalism from Emerson College in Boston. He tweets periodically: @nickdelacanal

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Updated Sept. 15, 7:25 a.m.

Nonprofit organizations around Charlotte are looking for extra help as Hurricane Florence barrels toward the Carolina coast.

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Here's a question that comes to us from WFAE listener Summer Cook. She wrote to FAQ City wondering where all of Charlotte's neighborhood names came from.

For example, who is Elizabeth? Or Cherry? What about Dilworth?

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is making headway on filling dozens of vacancies that have bedeviled the agency in recent years, and senior officials say an aggressive hiring campaign is a significant reason for the increase.

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When Drew Thrasher purchased his modest south Charlotte home in 2003, he thought he was moving into the Fairmeadows neighborhood. At least, he had no reason to think otherwise.

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Police are investigating two unrelated shooting deaths that occurred in Charlotte over the weekend.

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Updated 5:43 p.m.

Villa Heights Elementary School was placed on lockdown Thursday morning after a man fired multiple shots at a mother who was dropping her child off in the school parking lot. No one was injured.

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The FAQ City team is on vacation this weekend. Since we have so many new listeners joining us, we want to share with you one of the most popular questions we've answered on the podcast....  

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Charlotte's annual pride parade and festival kicks off in uptown this weekend, bringing with it drag queens, rainbows, and a slew of outdoor activities and live entertainment. Organizors are expecting more than 150,000 people to attend over the course of the two-day event - about on par with last year's attendance - and more than 6,000 people are expected to participate Sunday's parade, which steps off at 1 p.m.

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It's been five months since the light rail extension debuted in north Charlotte. The $1.2 billion project was heralded as the future of Charlotte transportation and a step toward avoiding traffic congestion. But some drivers say the extension has made traffic worse, particularly along North Tryon Street. 

COURTESY OF THE SALLIE BINGHAM CENTER FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY & CULTURE, DUKE UNIVERSITY

Ever wondered why Charlotte celebrates Pride in August, and not in June, like most other major cities? WFAE listener Jennifer Lange did.

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