Sarafina Wright

Producer

Sarafina Wright is the "All Things Considered" producer for WFAE 90.7 Charlotte’s NPR Source. Before coming to WFAE, she worked as a political correspondent for EBONY.com, staff writer at the Washington Informer and editor-in-chief of the WI Bridge in Washington, DC. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Howard University. When she's not writing professionally, Sarafina can be found blogging at www.sarafinasaid.com or hanging out with her book club, Charlotte West. 

Greg "Catman" Good
The Good Family

For over two decades Greg Good, affectionately known as “Catman,” never missed a Carolina Panthers home game. Catman died last week, leaving a void at the Panthers' stadium and a legacy as a true Panthers superfan.  

His electric blue wig, elaborate Panthers inspired outfits and dance moves garnered him local and national attention. In 2015, he got inducted into the NFL hall of fame as a superfan.

Kemba Walker
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Point guard Kemba Walker says leaving the Charlotte Hornets was the toughest decision of his career.

Moises Munoz; Gold Cup; Soccer
Sarafina Wright

An international soccer tournament is returning to Charlotte this weekend. Next month European Soccer clubs Arsenal and Roma will play here as well. Is Charlotte becoming a premier destination for soccer fans? 

Robert Codaryl Harrison
CMPD

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Sexual Assault Unit is seeking the public’s help in locating Robert Codaryl Harrison. He is wanted for sexually assaulting a female security guard on June 3.

Kids Eat Free
Sarafina Wright

For the second year in a row, kids in the Charlotte area can eat free this summer at an Atrium hospital.

Durag Festival
Durag Festival

Jimi Thompson, known as Dammit Wesley, hears a lot of negative things about Charlotte. Like how the city has no culture, just condos. Last year, he set out to prove the critics wrong with the inaugural Durag Festival.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for sexually assaulting a female security guard early Monday morning. Lieutenant Muriel Hughes says the assault happened around 2:45 a.m. at an apartment building under construction in South End on New Bern Street.

Amelie's
Amelie's

Popular French bakery Amelie’s may be forced to move from its original location on North Davidson Street.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

A lockdown has been lifted on three CMS schools this morning after a shooting threat. CMS officials say North Mecklenburg High School, JM Alexander Middle School and Blythe Elementary were locked down after an anonoymous phone call. Officers were dispatched to the schools where they found no credible threat. 

Camping World, Flag
Gander Outdoors

In Statesville – there’s a big flap brewing over a big flag. The city has sued “Camping World” because its American flag is deemed too big. The city passed an ordinance designed, in part, to prevent displays of big Confederate flags. But the prohibition also includes any big flag. That has angered the company’s CEO and others who say that’s un-American and unpatriotic – especially just before Memorial Day.

Ebony Moore

If you grew up in west Charlotte you knew Ebony Moore. We called her Miss Ebony. She was a towering presence, vivacious, a never-ending bag of energy. When she walked into a room she owned it. Those qualities are what she desired to pass on to the hundreds of boys and girls who went through Miss Ebony’s School of Etiquette, Miss Ebony’s Angels modeling troupe or her summer Diva Day Camp.

CATS CEO John Lewis announced the bus system overhaul at the Transit Center uptown Tuesday.
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Charlotte Area Transit System CEO John Lewis addressed criticism of the decision to avoid the heart of uptown in plans for a tunnel that would take riders to the airport. He spoke Monday on WFAE’s Charlotte Talks.

A woman was arrested after police say she hit and killed a man walking his two dogs in Kannapolis early Monday morning.

Catawba County Sheriff's Office

A man wanted in his wife’s murder in Catawba County is now in custody, county officials confirm. Joseph Barker is charged with murder in the death of 43-year-old Crystal Johnson Barker.

Travis Long / News & Observer

The Executive Director of the North Carolina Republican Party Dallas Woodhouse will step down following the party's state convention in June. Woodhouse confirmed his plans to depart to WBTV on Monday.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

CMPD is investigating a homicide Monday morning in east Charlotte that left one man dead. Officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call around 8:20 a.m. off The Plaza.

Courtesy of Dreamville Festival

The killing of 33-year-old rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle last month in Los Angeles has echoed around the world. Candlelight vigils were held for him across the United States, in London and even here, in Charlotte.

J. Cole
Dreamville Festival

Some of the biggest music festivals take place this month. Coachella in California, Broccoli City in Washington, DC and MerleFest in Wilkesboro. And on Saturday, a music festival in Raleigh backed by one of hip-hop's biggest names hopes of someday having similar prestige.

Townhomes at Bryant Park start in the low $300,000s. The development took the place of Westwood Apartments.
Lisa Worf / WFAE

Mecklenburg County Assessor Ken Joyner warns residents of fake revaluation notices targeting Charlotte residents by a local real estate company. He said his office learned of this occurring on Thursday.

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information about the unsolved killing of a 7-year-old boy in Charlotte in 2015.

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