Jesse Pierre, NBC Charlotte

Jesse Pierre

NBC Charlotte

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Jesse:

Belmont neighborhood of CLT connecting families with resources to protect their homes

The Belmont community is working to help people navigate the rising costs of home ownership. → Read More

Gun violence plaguing communities of color

This year so far, in Charlotte there have been 15 homicides. All the victims were Black or Hispanic. → Read More

Gun safety advocates say NC gun purchase permit system is the gold standard, while others want to see it repealed

As the law stands, in order to get a handgun people are required to go to their local sheriff’s department for a permit and undergo a comprehensive background check. → Read More

Businesses concerned they will be impacted by road widening project adding median U-turn on roadway

The NC Department of Transportation is implementing specific designs across the state to help cut down on where drivers can make a left turn on certain roads. → Read More

CATS bus operators vote to approve new contract

A source confirmed to WCNC Charlotte the vote was 204-11 in favor of a new contract. → Read More

'We're looking to create and innovate' | CMS says thousands are signing up for School Choice lottery

The chance to sign up for the lottery opened on Jan. 16 and closes on Feb. 13. → Read More

'We will all be in better hands' | How a Charlotte group is connecting with youth to promote anti-violence work, building bridges

Heal Charlotte shares how they want to build bridges and keep youth engaged in healthy ways. → Read More

'It's heartbreaking' | 3 deadly shootings in Charlotte on New Year's Day starts 2023 off the wrong way

Three fatal crimes in 24 hours, and no arrests have been made at this time. → Read More

'I just want to wake up from this dream' | Longtime Charlottean dies during blizzard in Buffalo, New York

Anndel Taylor was on her way home from work Friday when she got stuck in the storm. → Read More

Holiday weekend warriors; First responders hard at work on Christmas

It’s Christmas weekend but emergencies don’t stop during the holidays. First responders are staffed and hard at work keeping your neighborhoods safe. → Read More

CATS looks within ahead of 2023, shares assessment review

The transit system is looking within to see what changes need to happen. → Read More

Medic cutting down its use of 'lights & sirens'

Currently, 76% of Medic's calls are responded to as life-threatening emergencies or as potentially life-threatening calls with lights, sirens, and first responders. → Read More

'Affecting a lot of different people in different ways'

On top of recovery efforts, Duke Energy is donating $100,000 to help with the community’s needs. → Read More

Decking your home for the holidays; expect to pay more for your natural tree

This season you can expect to shell out a few more bucks for your natural trees. → Read More

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office sued over delays in issuing gun permits

Grass Roots North Carolina, Gun Owners of America and three citizens are suing Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden, accusing him of obstructionism. → Read More

Busy Thanksgiving holiday week travel wrapping up

Millions of people packed their bags to travel for Thanksgiving weekend. As the holiday wraps up, you can expect to see more people on the roads and a busy airport. → Read More

205 pairs of shoes displayed to represent lives lost to traffic violence in Charlotte

Over 42,000 people died in traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2021 and 2022 is shaping to be an even deadlier year. → Read More

'It wouldn't be feasible' | NCDOT resurfacing project delayed by wet and cold weather

Seasonal limitations start Nov. 15 and will go through mid-March. → Read More

'We for sure got the future' | Missouri woman connects with biological father in Charlotte after DNA test

She made the trip from St. Louis to Charlotte to surprise him after reconnecting. → Read More

Voting organizers encourage Hispanic, Latino people to make voices heard at the polls

As the polls closed down for early voting, elections advocates wanted to ensure all voices were heard at the ballot box. → Read More