Lance Dixon


Lance Dixon covers North Miami and Miami Gardens. He joined the Miami Herald in 2013 and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga.

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Miami Gardens - Opa-locka

Miami Gardens - Opa-locka

Art fuels Opa-locka’s transformation

For the third year, the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation is hosting its Art of Transformation Series, founded in part by a grant from the Knight Foundation. The event, which kicked off on Nov. 12, celebrates the city’s planned revitalization with art exhibitions, artistic performances and plenty of art. The series runs through Dec. 14.


Gunfight near Carol City High leaves two seriously wounded

Two teenagers were shot near Carol City High School on Thursday afternoon in an exchange of gunfire that led to helicopters sweeping the neighborhood for a shooter, hundreds of students locked inside three area schools, and one of the wounded stumbling into the school begging for help.