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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Charlotte's second annual Black Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday, ushering in a week of deals and specials at some of Charlotte's local, black-owned restaurants.

The event is hosted by the Black Business Owners of Charlotte (BBOC), an organization dedicated to supporting Charlotte's black entrepreneurs.

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Few Charlotteans may remember Earle Village, the public housing community built in First Ward just outside uptown. It was a bustling community that stretched from 6th street to 10th street, roughly bordered by Myers Street and Caldwell Street. It was the place where 400 of the city's poorest families resided — until the village was condemned to demolition in the 1990s.

Groceries, cell phones, car payments and student loans — these are just some of the many expenses parents are taking over on behalf of their adult children. If you've wondered how much it all adds up to, a new study by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave has the answer.

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Updated: 5 p.m. Thursday

Following an emotional five-day search, authorities have discovered the body of Maddox Ritch — an autistic 6-year-old boy who went missing from Gastonia last weekend.

Sycamore Brewing is one of many breweries to host local bands.
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Charlotte has never been a Nashville or even an Atlanta when it comes to live music, but that's not to say a local scene doesn't exist here. It's just a little tougher to find, especially after a string of live music venues shut down in the last few years.

Alvin C. Jacobs at the entrance of his exhibit at the Harvey B. Gantt Center in uptown Charlotte.
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A new exhibit opened up this month at the Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte that examines a small neighborhood south of uptown and the people that live there. Brookhill Village is not wealthy like Myers Park. It’s not booming like South End. Many of its residents are poor and African-American, and are making a home in the hundred-or-so deteriorating dwellings that make up the neighborhood. Many of those homes are in the process of being demolished by developers.

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Police have made an arrest after a man fired multiple shots at a group of people in north Charlotte, striking one 12-year-old boy in the leg, and narrowly missing a sheriff's deputy who was responding to the scene.

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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.