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NAACP and Kidz Fed Up rally
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Protests erupted in Charlotte — and across America — after the May 25, 2020, killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Here are scenes captured by WFAE reporters from local protests starting Friday, May 29. 

Myers Park protest
Steve Harrison / WFAE

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said 27 people were arrested Monday night as a fourth consecutive night of protests in the city turned violent. Although two protests earlier in the day – one at 1 p.m. at SouthPark Mall and another at 6 p.m. at Freedom Park that drew about 1,500 people – were peaceful, protesters who gathered uptown later in the night injured three officers.

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UPDATED 11:48 p.m.

As people protested Saturday night on Beatties Ford Road, Mayor Vi Lyles told WSOC-TV that she has an understanding of the frustration, anger and sadness of the protesters. 


Reporter (Full-Time, 6 months)

May 26, 2020

Make an impact on the community. Work with a team of smart, collaborative colleagues.

WFAE, Q City Metro, the Charlotte Ledger and La Noticia are teaming up for a collaborative reporting project on the economic impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in Charlotte. 

Make an impact on the community. Work with a team of smart, collaborative colleagues.

WFAE, Q City Metro, the Charlotte Ledger and La Noticia are teaming up for a collaborative reporting project on the economic impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in Charlotte. 

We are seeking a temporary, full-time reporter to work with this team for six months. The reporter must be fluent in Spanish and English with the ability to write well in both languages.

CMPD vehicle
NICK DE LA CANAL / WFAE

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police is investigating two deaths classified as homicides in the last 24 hours, police reported Saturday.

The Radio Television Digital News Association recognized WFAE with three awards in its regional Edward R. Murrow Awards competition for electronic journalism. WFAE’s “The List” ranked first in two categories – Investigative Reporting and Podcast. “The Shooting of Danquirs Franklin” placed first in Continuing Coverage category.  

Sarah Delia / WFAE

Phase 1 of North Carolina's plan to reopen from the coronavirus shutdown began Friday evening. Saturday was the first full day in nearly six weeks that some nonessential businesses were allowed to open. The stay-at-home order is still in effect, and only groups of 10 or fewer people are allowed to gather — though friends are now permitted to gather outdoors, provided social distancing measures are followed.

WFAE reporters, producers and editors went to various locations in the Charlotte area to capture what Day 1 of Phase 1 looked and sounded like.

While the coronavirus pandemic has slowed the nation’s economy to a crawl, indicators show that the toll will be greater in black and Latino communities. A collaboration between WFAE, Qcitymetro and The Charlotte Ledger will capture the economic impact of COVID-19 on these communities.

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The chairperson of Gastonia-based CaroMont Health has resigned after making Facebook posts in which he called stay-at-home orders “tyranny” and offered COVID-19 conspiracy theories.

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TONY WEBSTER / FLICKR

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responded to reports of a shooting in the 1500 block of East Sugar Creek Road just after 6:30 Sunday morning. 

police tape
TONY WEBSTER / FLICKR

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said they have arrested a caretaker after a 17-year-old girl with mental and physical disabilities drowned in a bathtub in the University City area Friday.

WFAE and its partner organizations have hired three Report For America journalists to be a part of two groundbreaking partnerships starting in June.

RFA is a national service program that helps strengthen local news by training and placing journalists in local news organizations and covering a portion of their salaries for up to two years. 

Senior Airman Rae Perry / U.S. Air Force

RALEIGH — Five Republican state senators are asking North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to allow NASCAR races — without fans — next month at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Hundreds of thousands of workers are now finding themselves out of work and filing for unemployment. North Carolina has made changes to get money into people’s hands and federal dollars are on the way. How do you know if you qualify and what can you expect? 

Duke Energy is warning customers in North Carolina and South Carolina that a storm system with high winds is predicted to move through the area Sunday and Monday -- and could cause power outages.

CHARLOTTE, NC (Thursday, March 26, 2020) – Ensuring all residents of the Charlotte region have up to the minute coverage of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, WFAE has created a robust programming response.

How has your life changed since the outbreak of the coronavirus? Are you interacting with your neighbors differently as social distancing is encouraged? Are you working from home for the first time? Share your stories, big and small, by leaving us a voice mail at 704-916-9114.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mecklenburg County received just three coronavirus tests from the state and people should not show up at hospitals and medical departments requesting a test, Public Health Director Gibbie Harris said Friday.

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Updated March 13, 11:30 a.m.

A boil-water advisory in Union County was lifted at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Mulitiple water quality tests confirmed that E. coli is no longer present in the water system, Union County officials said.

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