John D. Simmons / Charlotte Observer

Juror From Rayquan Borum Trial Reflects On His Experience

It’s been a little over a week since the Rayquan Borum trial concluded. After an extensive four-week trial, the jury found Borum guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Justin Carr. One of the jurors, Shaun Pickford, reached out to WFAE’s Sarah Delia to discuss the trial after its conclusion.

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Affordable Housing Crisis Leads To More Homeless Students

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has the largest population of homeless students in North Carolina. What's being done to house these students and their families?

Preparatory work for offshore drilling shouldn't be halted while a lawsuit challenging the practice moves through the court, according to papers filed Monday by attorneys for the Trump administration.

A site plan shows the layout of apartments proposed on Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church's site.
City of Charlotte

A church in north Charlotte's Hidden Valley neighborhood wants to sell some of its land for affordable housing. Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church on West Sugar Creek Road is asking the city to rezone about 4 1/2 acres for the project.

Continuum cable truck

Updated 10:19 a.m.

The towns of Mooresville and Davidson say they’re planning to sell their money-losing cable TV and internet system, called Continuum. The two towns say they’ve hired investment bank RBC Capital Markets to seek a buyer.

Police have charged a 24-year-old man with murder in the death of a carjacking suspect who was shot in uptown Charlotte early Saturday. 

The fire damaged condos at The Admiral's Quarters, off West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius.
Huntersville Fire Department / (via Facebook)

Fire investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire early Monday that damaged several apartments at a condominium complex on Lake Norman in Cornelius.

Nobody was hurt, but eight adults, three children and several dogs and cats were displaced by the fire.

Marc Lamont Hill

Monday, March 18, 2019

Mike Collins sits down with political commentator, author Marc Lamont Hill to talk about the subjects of police violence, the reasons for it and how to reduce the incidences of it. 

Alex Olgin / WFAE

Third-grader Naveah Taylor bounds out of Reid Park elementary school in a pink jacket and backpack. Her favorite subject is math.

“I learned about adding fractions,” she said. “You only can add the numerator but not the denominator.”

I remember a time when Thom Tillis did something courageous.

Media outlets across the state had started doing stories about a shameful part of North Carolina history. From 1929 through 1974, the state had forcibly sterilized some 7,600 men and women who had been classified as mentally ill, promiscuous, epileptic or just “feebleminded.”


The ballot is set for a new election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. The race includes a crowded field of candidates in the Republican primary, which will be held just over eight weeks from now.

While nearby states are acting quickly to move more restrictive abortion laws through their legislatures, South Carolina lawmakers have barely touched the issue so far in 2019.


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