Patrick Braxton-Andrew’s family describes him as a world traveler, fluent in Spanish, who would rather spend a few days off in Latin America than stay at home. Two weeks ago, the 34-year-old teacher at the private Woodlawn School, near Davidson, flew to Chihuahua, in north central Mexico. On Oct. 28, he went for a walk … More Family waits as search continues for NC Teacher missing in Mexico| WFAE
The Charlotte City Council will vote next month whether to revise or eliminate the city policy on where affordable housing can be built. Officials say the policy is outdated, and conflicts with the council’s goal of adding more affordable units. Residents are being asked to comment at meetings beginning this week.
If you’re a regular traveler in and out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, you’ll want to check out the newly opened expansion of Concourse A. One of its most striking features is a public artwork titled “Interconnected,” which is being billed as the largest data-driven digital public art installation.
The Lynx Blue Line extension from uptown to UNC Charlotte opens in just a month. CATS has been running empty trains on the new light rail tracks since January. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2017, a few citizens were the first to try it out, and they’re already imagining the possibilities. I rode along and talked … More First ride on CATS Blue Line light rail extension | WFAE
Mecklenburg County said Thursday hackers have tried again to attack its computer systems, after the county rejected a ransom demand Wednesday. I talked with WFAE host Mark Rumsey during “All Things Considered” Thursday about why the county refused to pay, the sequence of events, and more. Listen here – Dec. 7, 2017, WFAE.org, “What … More After Meck County refuses to pay, what we know & don’t know about the ransomware attack | WFAE
A New York developer wants to breathe new life into a historic industrial park off Statesville Avenue north of uptown. Camp North End would be a creative hub, with offices, apartments, shops and restaurants, as well as space for light industrial and educational uses. As old factory sites go, the Hercules Industrial Park between Statesville … More Former Model T & missile factory up for redevelopment in Charlotte’s North End | WFAE
It’s Race Week in Charlotte – between last weekend’s NASCAR All-Star Race and this Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Drivers had the night off Tuesday – so what were they doing? Racing, of course, at a go-kart track in Mooresville. It was the fourth annual Little 600, a kart race with racing stars … More What NASCAR drivers do on their night off: Race go-karts
An annual report out this week shows air quality in North Carolina and other southeastern states is continuing to improve. Federal and state laws have made the difference, but there’s concern lawmakers may try to weaken those rules. The 18th annual State of the Air report from the American Lung Association shows ozone and particle … More Report says laws have helped improve region’s air
There was a strange sight in Davidson a few weeks ago – workers in white suits mowing lawns. It’s part of a $3 million asbestos cleanup by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at about 20 homes and other properties around an old mill. The asbestos came from the old Carolina Asbestos factory, which operated nearby from … More Mowing lawns in white suits, as Davidson asbestos cleanup gets underway |WFAE
An update on that Davidson asbestos site I’ve been following for WFAE: Contractors have finished installing a plastic liner, fresh earth and a fiber mat over an asbestos site at the Metrolina Warehouse at 301 Depot St. Last fall, runoff was discovered flowing from a slope behind the old mill, off Sloan Street in Davidson.