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David Boraks is a veteran North Carolina journalist who covers housing, energy and the environment, transportation, business and other topics for WFAE.
From 2006 to 2015, David published the online community news network DavidsonNews.net and CorneliusNews.net and also worked as a weekend host at WFAE. He has been an editor and reporter at The Charlotte Observer, American Banker, The China News in Taipei, The Cambridge (Mass.) Chronicle, and The Hartford Courant, among others. He was the Batten Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Davidson College in 2013.
Awards and fellowships have included the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism in Telecommunications, N.C. Information Technology Association Media Award, Davidson College Sullivan Community Service Award, and Annenberg/Knight Block-by-Block News Entrepreneur fellowship. David has a bachelor's degree in history from Cornell University and a master's degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.
New mapping shows gasoline contamination from a spill on the Colonial Pipeline north of Charlotte last summer goes deeper into the soil than previously reported. That news comes as federal officials warn that similar leaks could happen elsewhere along the 5,500-mile pipeline from Texas to New Jersey.
Charlotte and other area cities and towns are in line for millions of dollars in new federal housing aid as part of the American Rescue Plan that passed Congress last month.
Charlotte's Major League Soccer team has begun work on a $50 million renovation to prepare Bank of America Stadium for soccer next year.
The economic slowdown that came with the coronavirus pandemic put a squeeze on Charlotte's food pantries. As people lost jobs and income, demand rose and pantries have scrambled to keep food supply flowing. Now, those pantries are working to recover, too.
North Carolina's state elections director has recommended postponing this fall's municipal elections to 2022 because of an expected delay in redistricting due to late census data. This week, town commissioners in Huntersville said a loud "no thank you."