Lana Harris, NBC Charlotte

Lana Harris

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Charlotte, NC, United States

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Past articles by Lana:

A vegan burger truck that opened during the pandemic became an instant hit. Now, it's a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Charlotte

Despite all of their food being vegan, the co-owners say most of their customers are meat-eaters. → Read More

Charlotte businesses feeling impact from surge of COVID-19 cases

Several national stores have also had to adjust due to an increase of coronavirus cases. → Read More

'We see some of our highest bills in the winter'

Duke Energy said the colder temperatures headed our way typically last through March, almost promising many of us will soon see a stretch of higher payments. → Read More

Finding help with grief during the holidays

WCNC Charlotte spoke with a Novant Health Psychotherapist about how to cope with grief during the holidays. → Read More

'I was eligible, I don’t know what happened' | Teacher details having difficulty getting CMS job despite teacher shortage

Rivera has been teaching for 17 years, some of those years in CMS schools. He is also bilingual. → Read More

Hidden Valley neighborhood to stage rally ahead of Charlotte redistricting vote

Charlotte city Council will take up the measure on Monday, Nov. 8. → Read More

October adds 571K jobs in the private sector

The jobs are there, but employers are having a difficult time filling the openings. → Read More

The Charlotte Renaissance Festival returns for its 28th season

This year marks the return of the festival after last year's installment was canceled due to COVID-19. → Read More

Mecklenburg County mask mandate takes effect Tuesday

Starting Tuesday, masks are required in all public indoor spaces in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Violators could face misdemeanor charges. → Read More

Charlotte City Council to vote on nondiscrimination ordinance

This bill would make it illegal for people to be discriminated against for things like their sexual orientation, gender identity, and natural hairstyle but it would → Read More

Teachers advocacy group finding some local educators don't want to return to the classroom after difficult year

To say last year was difficult for teachers may be an understatement. → Read More

Charlotte police, firefighters warn of activities that can land you in jail or the emergency room this holiday weekend

Police and firefighters have a clear message: don't play dangerously with fireworks. → Read More

Summer weather equals hotter temperatures. It also means more crime

Dr. Thaddeus Johnson says underserved communities have more opportunities for crime because of warmer weather → Read More

Family warns others after TikTok challenge injures 13-year-old

One family has a warning for parents about a new challenge that landed their 13-year-old in the hospital for weeks. → Read More

Honoring military sacrifices on Memorial Day weekend

It's not just a long weekend. A group of Boy Scouts in Charlotte dove into what Memorial Day means. → Read More

Gas frustrations after Colonial Pipeline hack leading some drivers to consider the switch to electric

According to Cox Automotive, sales of electrified vehicles jumped 81% in the first quarter of 2021. → Read More

Don't hoard gasoline, CMPD warns residents

The ongoing gas shortage has Charlotte's city services on high alert. → Read More

North Carolinians have opposing views on gun laws

After two mass shootings within days of each other, lawmakers and the public are again debating gun laws. → Read More

Charlotte family shares warning after father contracts COVID-19 and dies within weeks

Stevie Oxendine said COVID-19 wasn’t anything his father was concerned about. → Read More

Rock Hill's historic Black business district lives on

By the mid-1950s, hundreds of businesses called downtown Rock Hill home, establishing a thriving network of Black-owned stores and shops. → Read More