Mae Israel

Writing and Editing Professional

Biography

Veteran journalist Mae Israel worked for nearly 20 years as an editor at The Washington Post, specializing in local news coverage. As an editor and reporter for nearly a decade with The Charlotte Observer, she covered the area's growth, development and transportation issues. An award-winning journalist, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Israel is currently an independent journalist based in Charlotte.

Articles

  • plancharlotte.org
    Feb 19, 2019
    Nearly five years ago, Amber Lineback bought a bungalow in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood not only to enjoy the eclectic community and its proximity to Uptown, but as a place where her parents might one day live too.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Feb 19, 2019
    Nearly five years ago, Amber Lineback bought a bungalow in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood not only to enjoy the eclectic community and its proximity to Uptown, but as a place where her parents might one day live too.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jan 30, 2019
    For years, food waste has been cast as a financial and moral issue, with money and opportunities to feed the hungry lost when food is tossed in the garbage. It also is increasingly becoming an environmental problem as scraps and spoiled food fill landfills across the country, where they emit potent greenhouse gases.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jan 02, 2019
    Journalist Mae Israel spoke with Gravel recently about his ideas for creating more livable cities. His comments have been edited for clarity and brevity.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jan 02, 2019
    Journalist Mae Israel spoke with Gravel recently about his ideas for creating more livable cities. His comments have been edited for clarity and brevity.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Dec 12, 2018
    As more people buy homes and rent apartments in fast-growing South Carolina communities on the outskirts of Charlotte, officials increasingly are taking a stand: New development must help pay for schools, law enforcement, fire protection and parks.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Nov 28, 2018
    Imagine it’s 2030 and Charlotte’s popular South End has grown up like other neighborhoods in an increasingly urban and transit-friendly city. What does this area, just on the outskirts of uptown’s skyscrapers, look like? And most importantly, who is living there?
  • plancharlotte.org
    Nov 28, 2018
    Imagine it’s 2030 and Charlotte’s popular South End has grown up like other neighborhoods in an increasingly urban and transit-friendly city. What does this area, just on the outskirts of uptown’s skyscrapers, look like? And most importantly, who is living there?
  • plancharlotte.org
    Nov 05, 2018
    In recent years, many residents in east Charlotte grew weary and frustrated with the city’s unsuccessful efforts to attract a showpiece development to replace the once-popular Eastland Mall.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Nov 05, 2018
    In recent years, many residents in east Charlotte grew weary and frustrated with the city’s unsuccessful efforts to attract a showpiece development to replace the once-popular Eastland Mall.