David Boraks is a veteran journalist who covers climate change for WFAE. See more in our Climate News section. He also has covered housing and homelessness, energy and the environment, transportation, and business.
From 2006 to 2015, David published the online community news network DavidsonNews.net and CorneliusNews.net and also worked as a weekend host at WFAE. He has been an editor and reporter at The Charlotte Observer, American Banker, The China News in Taipei, The Cambridge (Mass.) Chronicle, and The Hartford Courant, among others. He was the Batten Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Davidson College in 2013.
Awards and fellowships have included the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism in Telecommunications, N.C. Information Technology Association Media Award, Davidson College Sullivan Community Service Award, and Annenberg/Knight Block-by-Block News Entrepreneur fellowship. David has a bachelor's degree in history from Cornell University and a master's degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.
Authorities in South Carolina say former NFL player Phillip Adams killed five people, including a prominent doctor, his wife and their grandchildren, before killing himself. A motive is unknown.
Hurricane Florence turned Wilmington, N.C., from a peninsula into an island. People there are still suffering from loss of power, lots of road closures and are trying to cope.