Nate Morabito, NBC Charlotte

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Charlotte, NC, United States

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Past articles by Nate:

VA appeals process leaves veterans waiting years for disability payment decisions

Despite major progress reducing its benefit appeals backlog, the number of pending VA appeals has increased in recent years. There are 200,000 undecided cases. → Read More

Type of helicopter that crashed Tuesday has history of fatal crashes

As the National Transportation Safety Board investigates the fatal crash that claimed the lives of two WBTV employees, federal data detail a track record of crashes. → Read More

Shooting witness becomes victim after confidential information posted on Instagram

A series of events that started with a December 2021 shooting at a Salisbury basketball game has left a mother shouldering a growing mistrust of the justice system. → Read More

3 Charlotte Walmarts among stores fined for overcharging customers

North Carolina Department of Agriculture inspectors found stores were overcharging customers at checkout compared to the displayed price on the shelf. → Read More

Charlotte airport misses out on big federal funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Charlotte Douglas is one of the most traveled airports in the country, but lags behind dozens of other airports when it comes to cargo. That costs CLT federal money. → Read More

'I feel so bad' | Woman's revolver among 7 stolen guns found at Charlotte schools

Police records help trace the origins of some of the guns found at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools so far this school year. CMPD assigned one case to its gang unit. → Read More

Months after Medicaid transition, some providers still wait for payment

Many healthcare providers are raising questions about payment, with Medicaid Provider Ombudsman having opened more than 400 cases a month since July. → Read More

Salisbury nursing home resident likely ate a mouse, inspection finds

The recent inspection found Accordius Health at Salisbury workers believed the man swallowed a rodent but failed to immediately alert his doctor and family. → Read More

'Who are these people?' | Businesses linked to country stars qualified for $14 million in federal aid

A nondescript Charlotte office is the home base for some of country music's largest festivals. The three companies inside received $14 million in COVID-19 aid. → Read More

New child sexual abuse allegation against former Charlotte priest

The Diocese of Charlotte said the allegation is against former Our Lady of the Assumption Church Pastor Francis P. Gillespie and stems from more than 20 years ago. → Read More

Business secures federal loan after storm damage

While covering storm damage at Karessa Jackson's business, WCNC Charlotte learned her federal pandemic loans never arrived. That changed in the days after. → Read More

Tracking where CMPD serves search warrants the most often

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department defended its use of SWAT but pledged to do better at tracking search warrant locations and demographics in Charlotte. → Read More

Unemployment appeals taking much longer than they should

While North Carolina and South Carolina are equally struggling with lower appeals, DES' higher authority appeals are taking longer than almost every other state. → Read More

As DA decriminalizes low-level drug crimes, CMPD keeps making arrests

District Attorney Spencer Merriweather says his office won't prosecute low-level drug crimes unless guns, violent crime or repeat offenses are involved. → Read More

Charlotte rental and mortgage assistance program runs out of money with 1,800 waiting for help

The City of Charlotte expects to receive more money for the program from the recent stimulus package, but doesn't know how much the federal government will provide. → Read More

State promises changes to HOPE Program to improve landlord participation

North Carolina landlords continue to refuse taxpayer-funded rent money, because accepting the assistance means they can't evict for the remainder of a lease. → Read More

Most who applied, wait for HOPE rent and utility help are women

While North Carolina has improved the delivery of HOPE Program payments in recent weeks, 70% of people who applied haven't received their money yet. → Read More

Some wait for old pandemic unemployment assistance as new stimulus package receives approval

While more financial help is on the way for both working Americans and those who remain unemployed, some still haven't received their complete first round. → Read More

CMPD chief tells officers money is tight days after command staff received large raises

Newly obtained salary records show nine members of CMPD's command staff received raises of at least $10,000 in December. → Read More

Mecklenburg County gave CARES grants to delinquent taxpayers too

Not only did Mecklenburg County award low-interest loans to businesses that owed back taxes before the pandemic, the county also gave grants to delinquent taxpayers. → Read More