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 North Carolina 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. 

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Police say they're investigating a deadly overnight shooting in north Charlotte.

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Mecklenburg County has three new likely cases of coronavirus, county Health Director Gibbie Harris said Monday.

Updated 4:30 p.m.

South Carolina health officials say one person has died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. It’s the first death reported in the Carolinas as cases mount.

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Police say a 19-year-old man was shot and killed late Saturday night near Charlotte's popular South End area.

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Mecklenburg and Gaston counties have declared states of emergency as health officials are now reporting 32 likely cases of the coronavirus in North Carolina.

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North Carolina officials are urging people in the state to avoid large crowds and work from home if possible in response to the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

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South Carolina health officials say there's a likely case of coronavirus in Lancaster County – making it the first in the Charlotte region.

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Police say a 19-year-old woman died one day after being shot in traffic in west Charlotte.

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Updated 9:30 p.m. March 9

South Carolina health officials say they identified four new likely cases of coronavirus Sunday and a fifth Monday, bringing the total number of cases reported in the state to seven — including a man who flew into Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Five of the cases are in Kershaw County northeast of Columbia.

Health officials in North Carolina, meanwhile, say a person who tested positive for the disease caused by the virus spent a few days in the Triangle area while symptomatic.  

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Police say a 22-year-old man was shot and killed Wednesday night in northwest Charlotte.

President Trump chats with North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows at Charlotte Douglas International Airport Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.
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Republicans in North Carolina's mountains aren't yet sure who will represent their party in the race to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows.

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Police in Charlotte say a 55-year-old man who was reported missing has been found dead and one of his relatives has been charged with murder.

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Updated 1:15 p.m. Monday

Police say two people were shot to death this weekend in Charlotte.

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.

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

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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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