Search intensifies for Maddox Ritch as mother speaks to the public

Maddox’s mother spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday, on day four of the search for the little boy. “Maddox is my whole world and my reason for living," Carrie Ritch said. "His smile is so contagious and his laughter is so precious”
  Pedestrian struck, killed on Independence Boulevard
  Barbershop owners bothered that their volunteer was arrested at a CMS School
  Kevin Olsen accuser back on stand for cross examination
  Community members pray for missing 6-year-old in Gastonia

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  Town of Cheraw estimates Florence damage at $1.7 million

Chesterfield County prepares to handle costly Florence repairs.

How did piles of Haiti’s trash end up on NC beaches? Hurricane Florence is a suspect

Residents of North Topsail Beach began posting photos of the mysterious trash on Facebook over the weekend, noting brightly colored products labeled in Spanish and French were now lodged in the sand.

Man missing for weeks in Lincoln County

Deputies say 29-year-old Edward Clifford Garrett never returned home after visiting a friend in western Lincoln County. He was last seen at a home in the 200 block of Highway 274 on Aug. 26.

After Florence, here’s how you can still get to the coast from Charlotte

With last week’s arrival of fall, some Charlotteans might be planning one final trip to the beach — but wondering how to get there with many roads still underwater due to Hurricane Florence.

Yard display causes controversy in East Texas neighborhood

A yard display depicting a "racist scarecrow" had people talking.
  Mom and daughter find used needles discarded near Arboretum shopping center
  Search intensifies for Maddox Ritch as mother speaks to the public
  Arrest made in shooting at elementary school student drop-off line

NATIONAL HEADLINES

Service resumed after Delta experienced network outage

Passengers were upset as Delta Air Lines dealt with a computer system outage.

  Bill Cosby gets 3-10 years, deemed ‘sexually violent predator’

Cosby left the court in handcuffs, a surreal image capturing the fall from grace for someone who had been one of America’s most beloved entertainers, and will go immediately to prison.

SPORTS

Charlotte 49ers look to rebound against UAB

For the second straight week, the Charlotte 49ers are on the road, but this time, they are hoping for a better start and ending to the game.

Bama QB calls for new NCAA football video game

Charlotte Hornets embrace new era

App State soccer defeats Georgia Southern

Appalachian also surpasses last season’s win total, while the back-to-back road victories are the first since 2015.