Dashiell Coleman

Editor, Digital News And Engagement

Dashiell Coleman is an editor for digital news and engagement at WFAE. Before joining Charlotte's NPR news source in 2019, Dash was a reporter for the Savannah Morning News in Georgia and the Gaston Gazette in Gastonia.

Dash is a North Carolina native who grew up in Henderson County before spending a few years in coastal Georgia going to college and starting a career as a newspaper reporter. He came back to the Tar Heel State in 2017. In Savannah, he covered public safety, military, enterprise news features and a little bit of just about everything else. In Gastonia, he covered county government. 

He's been awarded for his reporting by the Associated Press Georgia Media Editors and North Carolina Press Association and for his photography by the Georgia Press Association. 

DASHIELL COLEMAN

Updated 9:45 p.m.

Snow fell Thursday afternoon in the Charlotte area, providing slick roads just in time for evening rush hour as winter weather moved into North Carolina. Gov. Roy Cooper urged residents to prepare for the inclement weather, and several Charlotte-area school districts, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and early voting sites shut down early.

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Police say they’re investigating a fatal shooting late Monday night in west Charlotte.

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Updated Feb. 17

Former North Carolina Lt. Gov. Bob Jordan has died at 87. 

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Police say two people were shot to death just minutes apart early Sunday in southwest Charlotte.

Charlotte Observer
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McClatchy Co., which owns the Charlotte Observer and several other newspapers in the Carolinas, filed for bankruptcy Thursday morning.

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention / CDC.gov

On Tuesday, the World Health Organization gave an official name to the disease caused by the new coronavirus that’s sickened thousands of people in China: COVID-19. Within hours, North Carolina annonced it was pulling together a task force of health officials to help prevent the spread of the virus here — something that so far hasn’t been a problem.

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In 2017, Walter Edwin Scott Jr. – known around town as "the paperman" — was delivering newspapers to an uptown Charlotte store when he was shot and killed. On Monday, a 25-year-old man was convicted of murder in Scott’s slaying and sentenced to life in prison.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney says officers now will be required to constantly watch people in their custody.

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You can’t always get what you want… unless perhaps you’re a billionaire who wants the Rolling Stones to play in uptown Charlotte.

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North Carolina is one of 14 states to hold a presidential primary on the so-called “Super Tuesday.” The ballot also will include primaries for the U.S. House and Senate, the North Carolina General Assembly and various state offices, including governor. And, in Charlotte, there are Democratic primaries for at-large and District 3 county commission seats.

Earth Fare

Updated Feb. 5

Asheville-based Earth Fare Inc. is closing all its grocery stores — a move that impacts several stores in the Charlotte region.

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Police say one person was killed Sunday and another injured after someone shot at a rideshare vehicle in northeast Charlotte.

Kiplin Automotive Group

A Charlotte car dealership is offering a place for people living in cars to stay the night while they look for permanent housing.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say an investigation is underway after a man died over the weekend following a medical emergency while in their custody. 

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Updated Jan. 22.

A growing number of North Carolina counties are becoming so-called Second Amendment sanctuaries, including several in the Charlotte region.

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Events are planned around the Charlotte region Monday in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which marks the birthday of the late civil rights activist. 

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Sheriff's deputies in York County, South Carolina, say they seized 14 dogs that may have been used for fighting Saturday after a 71-year-old woman was mauled. The woman is alive but had to be flown to a Charlotte hospital for treatment.

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Police say one person was shot and killed and two others wounded early Thursday in Charlotte.

KANNAPOLIS CANNON BALLERS

First, it got a mustache. Then goggles. Then a helmet for its baseball-shaped noggin. Now, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers' mascot has a name: Boomer.

Charlotte Knights

Gaston County native and former MLB star Wes Helms has been named manager of the Charlotte Knights for the 2020 season.

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