Students, parents sound off on new CMS safety plans

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  Community honors assistant fire chief killed while directing traffic in Lancaster County

The final send off to honor the firefighter included South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ordering flags on buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset to honor Dennis Straight for his service to the community.

Person seriously injured in Salisbury hit-and-run, police looking for vehicle

Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a white sedan with extensive front end and windshield damage.

Police find vehicle stolen from woman in attempted sexual assault, suspect on the loose

The man reportedly forced his way into her vehicle with a weapon, drove to another location and attempted to sexually assault the woman.

  Community gathers for vigil of Salisbury woman killed by drunk driver

They lit candles and prayed outside the Starbucks where 34-year-old Sonya Dalton worked.

  DMV Commissioner uses inflated numbers in presentation on long wait times to lawmakers

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Torre Jessup included data in a presentation to state lawmakers on Thursday that included numbers sharply higher than the numbers in the same data set provided to WBTV by the DMV just a month earlier.

NATIONAL HEADLINES

  Substitute teacher claims he was banned for thanking students who stood for Pledge of Allegiance

The district said the substitute was not banned from the high school solely as a result of the alleged incident but after prior concerns at other schools as well.

Iraqi cleric linked to Basra protests killed

Iraqi police say a Muslim cleric has been killed outside his home after he suggested that demonstrators should take up arms over poor public services in Basra

SPORTS

Bentley’s 4 TDs lift South Carolina to 49-9 win over Mocs

Jake Bentley tied his career high with four touchdown passes and South Carolina became bowl eligible with a 49-9 victory over Chattanooga

Tar Heels end losing streak with 49-26 win over W. Carolina

Nathan Elliott passed for 308 yards and two touchdowns to help North Carolina beat Western Carolina 49-26