Old Western Avenue Baptist Church was fully involved when Statesville firefighters arrived. Statesville Fire Department photo
Old Western Avenue Baptist Church was fully involved when Statesville firefighters arrived. Statesville Fire Department photo
Old Western Avenue Baptist Church was fully involved when Statesville firefighters arrived. Statesville Fire Department photo

Mark Price has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, covering beats including schools, crime, immigration, the LGBTQ issues, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Memphis with majors in journalism and art history, and a minor in geology.