Hometown: Washington, DC Family: Wife, Valerie, and daughter, Deja Education: BA in English, Virginia State University Career: Started out as a one-man band for station WJWJ in Beaufort, SC. I shot and edited all my stories. I was a reporter and fill-in anchor there. Several years later I relocated back to Washington, DC. I worked for Newschannel 8, DC's only 24-hour cable news station. I started out as a photographer, then I eventually moved up to reporter. It was very exciting and intense working in DC. I reported during George W. Bush's first presidential inauguration, the 9-11 terrorist attacks, the Washington area sniper incidents, and when the serial arsonist was on the loose. After staying at Newschannel 8 for six years, it was time for a change. There was a reporter position open at WBTV I went for it and I got it. I started at WBTV in November, 2003 and have been loving the journey. I am beginning to wake and sing the song "Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to be in Carolina in the Morning." Honors: 2005 Sigma Delta Chi Award for a series entitled the "Troubled Ten." In the series, I highlighted the ten lowest-performing high schools in CMS and told viewers what each principal was going to do to boost academic achievement. Beat: Education with a focus on CMS Hobbies: Playing violin, learning ways to better myself and spending time with family Favorite Food: Seafood
Lancaster County School District is using metal detectors in all of its four high schools to help keep students safe. School leaders are concerned about weapons found in neighboring Charlotte Mecklenburg School District (CMS).
Students have told school board members just how bad the field was. They told school leaders some visiting teams have refused to use their star players in fear they would get injured because of the conditions of the football field.
The meeting centered around the treatment Mallard Creek HS girls volleyball team got when they played Lake Norman High School back in September. Players say they were harassed and intimidated by students yelling racial and sexual comments at them.
Ferguson’s nationally-renowned law firm, Ferguson, Chambers and Sumter has tackled police brutality, police misconduct, discrimination in education, and other civil rights cases. Ferguson says 50 years later, there is still work to do.
The service picks up passengers from their neighborhoods and then takes them to the front door of their jobs in Uptown. Trips start at about $8 and the price varies depending on where you get picked up.