Mine shaft found under Charlotte house

Ashley Weidner was surprised to find a big hole recently in the cement floor of her basement. Historic records and news clippings indicate the hole in her basement is probably part of an old mine tunnel.
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Ashley Weidner was surprised to find a big hole recently in the cement floor of her basement. Historic records and news clippings indicate the hole in her basement is probably part of an old mine tunnel.

Anna Douglas is an investigative reporter for the Charlotte Observer. Previously, she worked as a local news reporter for The (Rock Hill) Herald and as a congressional correspondent in Washington, D.C., for McClatchy.

Anna is a past recipient of the South Carolina Press Association’s Journalist of the Year award and the Charlotte Society of Professional Journalists’ Outstanding Journalism Award.

She’s a South Carolina native, a graduate of Winthrop University, and a past fellow of the Dori Maynard Diversity Leadership Program, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Anna has lived in Charlotte since May 2017.