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  • Cuts herself

    Cuts herself

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:45:09 GMT
    Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron in the WBTV Newsroom. Tonight at 11:00 we're talking to the sister of a young man killed in a Shelby gay bookstore in 1987. She is convinced the killer who took the lifeMore >>
    Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron in the WBTV Newsroom. Tonight at 11:00 we're talking to the sister of a young man killed in a Shelby gay bookstore in 1987. She is convinced the killer who took the lifeMore >>
  • Larceny from autos

    Larceny from autos

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-04-25 01:58:29 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - When your car gets broken into, police have an acronym for it-- LFA-- larceny from auto. And in the past year there have been 84 LFA's in a 2-and-a-half mile radius around one particularMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - When your car gets broken into, police have an acronym for it-- LFA-- larceny from auto. And in the past year there have been 84 LFA's in a 2-and-a-half mile radius around one particularMore >>
  • Waffle House waitress gets needed help to fund funeral for regular customer

    Waffle House waitress gets needed help to fund funeral for regular customer

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:36:05 GMT
    Mike Pardalis sometimes didn't talk at all. He might have been quiet, but his impact on Mandi Gardner was huge.More >>
    Mike Pardalis sometimes didn't talk at all. He might have been quiet, but his impact on Mandi Gardner was huge.More >>
  • Charlotte Wine and Food Weekend

    Charlotte Wine and Food Weekend

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:45:16 GMT
    From learning about wines, to tasting some of the best made, this is an event for anyone who likes the idea of pairing great blends with delicious food. Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend begins Tuesday, AprilMore >>
    We are days away from the start of a weekend of tasting.More >>
  • Keeping You Healthy

    Program to help those at risk of diabetes

    Program to help those at risk of diabetes

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:12:26 GMT
    The numbers are staggering. More than 26 million Americans have diabetes; a million of them live in the Carolinas.More >>
    Know your risk for diabetes and pre-diabetes through the Carolina's Healthcare System Pre-D Challenge. More >>
  • Airport restaurant server gets big tip, very special note

    Airport restaurant server gets big tip, very special note

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:28:17 GMT
    Mijai Wallace works at Bad Daddy's inside the airport. Last Thursday was a lot like any other day. Nothing seemed unusual about the woman with the ponytail. "I brought her her check she gave her creditMore >>
    Mijai Wallace works at Bad Daddy's inside the airport. Last Thursday was a lot like any other day. Nothing seemed unusual about the woman with the ponytail.More >>
  • Recipe: Grilled Romaine Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

    Recipe: Grilled Romaine Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-04-20 11:40:21 GMT
    Grilled Romaine Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe by Charlotte Culinary Expert Heidi Billotto hlnc@carolina.rr.com www.HeidiBillottoFood.com 2 heads Romaine lettuce, cut in half lengthwise 2More >>
    Grill it indoors, or outdoors, and its the perfect pairing for this easy dressing.More >>
  • Deals to be had during Spa Week

    Deals to be had during Spa Week

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:26 AM EDT2014-04-20 11:26:33 GMT
    The thought of spending a little time at the spa can be tempting, but the reality check is that it can be expensive. That's where Spa Week comes in. This national event promotes a wellness lifestyleMore >>
    Think of it as Restaurant Week but for your physical well-being.More >>
  • A new season at Tweetsie

    A new season at Tweetsie

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:49 AM EDT2014-04-19 11:49:34 GMT
    From trains to live entertainment, animals, food and fun, there's plenty to do on a visit to Tweetsie Railroad Wild West Theme Park. The park has been entertaining families for almost 60 years. It isMore >>
    In business for nearly 60 years, there's something for everyone at this Wild West Theme Park.More >>
  • Restroom robbery

    Restroom robbery

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:58:36 GMT
    Two young crooks spot a golden opportunity to rob a man while he's using a restroom. It happened at the Bojangles on The Plaza. Surveillance video shows people at 7:30 p.m. gettingMore >>
    Two young crooks spot a golden opportunity to rob a man while he's using a restroom. It happened at the Bojangles on The Plaza. Surveillance video shows people at 7:30 p.m. gettingMore >>
  • Who is "Snoopy" and what does he want with your WiFi?

    Who is "Snoopy" and what does he want with your WiFi?

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:25:30 GMT
    Cyber Expert Theresa Payton often warns us that we should turn the WiFi on our devices to the "off" position if we're not using it. She says it is a good way to protect your privacy and security. NowMore >>
    "Good-Guy" hackers create drone that can pull personal information from your phone simply by fooling your WiFi connection.More >>
  • Shhhhhh! It's National Library Workers Day

    Shhhhhh! It's National Library Workers Day

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:45:56 GMT
    National Library Workers Day was conceived in 2004 to recognize and honor the men and women who work tirelessly to keep the country's libraries in tip-top shape. At the Beatties Ford Library, the knowledgeMore >>
    National Library Workers Day was conceived in 2004 to recognize and honor the men and women who work tirelessly to keep the country's libraries in tip-top shape. More >>
  • Have trouble organizing passwords?

    Have trouble organizing passwords?

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:09:47 GMT
    A popular question our Cyber Expert, Theresa Payton, gets from viewers is how to manage password overload while still protecting passwords from snoops. Now, wearable technology is appearing and thereMore >>
    Now there is some wearable technology that could make logging in a little easier.More >>
  • Two women fight back

    Two women fight back

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-04-11 01:41:13 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A robber gets way more than he expected for from two brave female clerks. He nearly gets a bullet. The Dollar General store at Sunset and Oakdale stands by itself and is fairlyMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A robber gets way more than he expected for from two brave female clerks. He nearly gets a bullet. The Dollar General store at Sunset and Oakdale stands by itself and is fairlyMore >>
  • Lessons: How to walk in high heels

    Lessons: How to walk in high heels

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:30:46 GMT
    Charlotte shoe expert Dan Mauney decided it's time to put a stop to ladies floundering around ungracefully in high heels. He's offering classes on the finer art of elegant walking while wearing fashionableMore >>
    Charlotte shoe expert Dan Mauney decided it's time to put a stop to ladies floundering around ungracefully in high heels.More >>
  • Best defense against allergens

    Best defense against allergens

    Monday, April 7 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-04-08 01:44:51 GMT
    The rain we're getting is a welcomed sight to help wash away some of the pollen. But if you suffer from allergies, runny nose, nasal congestion, nasal drainage, scratchy eyes, or scratchy throat it isMore >>
    Rain is washing away what pollen is out, but lots more to come through April and May.  Local internist gives her best remedies to fight against allergens.More >>
  • Tiny houses moving in on Charlotte

    Tiny houses moving in on Charlotte

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-04-08 00:23:01 GMT
    They have all the modern conveniences you'd expect to find in a home, snuggly fit into a much smaller space. "It's typically between 1 and 4 hundred square feet compared to the average American home whichMore >>
    They have all the modern conveniences you'd expect to find in a home, snuggly fit into a much smaller space.More >>
  • Getting your spring container garden ready

    Getting your spring container garden ready

    Sunday, April 6 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-04-06 11:12:36 GMT
    This is the time of year when we all look at our yards and landscape and think that maybe it needs just a little "something". A container garden is an easy way to add new life. Melodie McDanal, GGIAMore >>
    It turns out, it is pretty simple and affordable to add some drama and color to the perfect (and easy) container garden.More >>
  • Novant Health Invitational Criterium fast approaching

    Novant Health Invitational Criterium fast approaching

    Sunday, April 6 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-04-06 10:20:07 GMT
    On April 12, 2014, uptown Charlotte will be filled with some of the best male and female professional cyclists around. This annual event is returning for the 11th year. The Novant Health InvitationalMore >>
    Annual race to benefit Brain Tumor Fund Carolinas.More >>
  • Go climb a tree

    Go climb a tree

    Saturday, April 5 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-04-05 11:55:57 GMT
    The Charlotte Arborists Association's Annual Tree Climbing Competition comes to Freedom Park in Charlotte this weekend. The free event demonstrates proper technique and equipment used in tree care andMore >>
    We all did it as kids, but now a competition brings some of the best tree climbers to our area.More >>
  • Product testing: Bag Bungee

    Product testing: Bag Bungee

    Saturday, April 5 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-04-05 11:45:06 GMT
    Avoiding those new baggage fees when you fly means many people are trying to squeeze what they can into two carry on bags. The only problem with that is dragging those bags around the airport can be aMore >>
    Can it make it easier to maneuver around the airport?More >>
  • What is a life coach, anyway?

    What is a life coach, anyway?

    Saturday, April 5 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-04-05 11:10:04 GMT
    "The Art of Coaching". Everywhere he goes people ask Coach LaMonte, "Coach what do you do and who do you coach"? So this week he answers the question. Coach says having a coach in your life helpsMore >>
    Master Life Strategist Coach LaMonte explains the benefits of having a coach in your life.More >>
  • Trail of smoke

    Trail of smoke

    Thursday, April 3 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-04-04 01:33:29 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A cigarette theft ring is leaving a trail of smoke all over the city. Their latest heist took place on a Monday night in the Walgreens on West Sugar Creek. Surveillance showsMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A cigarette theft ring is leaving a trail of smoke all over the city. Their latest heist took place on a Monday night in the Walgreens on West Sugar Creek. Surveillance showsMore >>
  • Teacher finds $11,000 cash on roadway

    Teacher finds $11,000 cash on roadway

    Thursday, April 3 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-04-03 22:13:59 GMT
    Sherry Whitesides is a 4th grade teacher at Cotton Belt Elementary School in York. And even though she might deserve it, her paychecks don't come with 6 figures. So you could consider what happened onMore >>
    One after another, Sherry and her 12-year-old son Alan picked up 114 one hundred dollar bills.More >>
  • Man wants cremated remains in mayonnaise jar

    Man wants cremated remains in mayonnaise jar

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-04-03 00:38:35 GMT
    You might call Larry Clinton an absolute fanatic about Duke's mayonnaise. "Besides having the best taste in a mayonnaise spread you can get, it's just always been a part of my life so," Larry said. LarryMore >>
    You might call Larry Clinton an absolute fanatic about Duke's mayonnaise.More >>
  • Kristen Hampton takes the track at CMS, on a lawnmower

    Kristen Hampton takes the track at CMS, on a lawnmower

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-01 21:54:59 GMT
    It's the invitation of a lifetime, to be invited to race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. I showed up Tuesday afternoon ready to make good on my middle name, which is "Speed". But it turns out the only thingMore >>
    It's the invitation of a lifetime, to be invited to race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. I showed up Tuesday afternoon ready to make good on my middle name, which is "Speed". More >>
  • Keeping You Healthy Free Athlete Screenings

    Keeping You Healthy Free Athlete Screenings

    Monday, March 31 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-03-31 21:44:37 GMT
    Once again this year Carolinas HealthCare System is offering Charlotte region high school athletes free screenings as part of their 'Heart of a Champion' campaign. The effort works to end the tragediesMore >>
    Carolina HeathCare System offers free screening for student athletes.More >>
  • Local student gets big surprise on Queen Latifah Show

    Local student gets big surprise on Queen Latifah Show

    Monday, March 31 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-03-31 18:51:46 GMT
    A soft spoken Ashley Booth was at work when she got the phone call. Last week she was invited to be on the Queen Latifah show in L. A. She was to be on a plane the next day. It's just that she didn't reallyMore >>
    A soft spoken Ashley Booth was at work when she got the phone call.More >>
  • Good News: Noah's Big Shot

    Good News: Noah's Big Shot

    Friday, March 28 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-03-29 01:11:03 GMT
    7th grader Noah Page is developmentally disabled. But like a lot of 7th grade boys, he eats sleeps and dreams basketball. His dream to make his middle school team though, didn't happen. But he made theMore >>
    7th grader Noah Page is developmentally disabled. But like a lot of 7th grade boys, he eats sleeps and dreams basketball.More >>
  • Dale Jr. drives Elvis' last car

    Dale Jr. drives Elvis' last car

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-03-25 21:52:32 GMT
    It's no secret the King of Rock 'n Roll was a car fanatic, owning hundreds in his lifetime. Elvis' last ride, the last car he ever drove was a 1973 Stutz Blackhawk and that car is something quite special. "HeMore >>
    It's no secret the King of Rock 'n Roll was a car fanatic, owning hundreds in his lifetime. Elvis' last ride, the last car he ever drove was a 1973 Stutz Blackhawk and that car is something quite special.More >>
  • Lack of sleep can be blamed on electronics

    Lack of sleep can be blamed on electronics

    Monday, March 24 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-03-24 22:36:36 GMT
    Most of us have finally adjusted to the time change, but still, on a whole, we're not getting enough sleep. A resent study from the National Sleep Foundation found most American kids in particular areMore >>
    New study finds the root of a lack of sleep in children of all ages.

     
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  • Recipe: Sweet Potato and Chocolate Chip Bread

    Recipe: Sweet Potato and Chocolate Chip Bread

    Monday, March 24 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-03-24 18:59:40 GMT
    Sweet Potato and Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe by Charlotte Culinary Expert, Heidi Billotto hlnc@carolina.rr.com www.HeidiBillottoFood.com 2-3 large local sweet potatoes, baked and mashed to make 2 cups 1More >>
    Culinary expert Heidi Billotto shares a recipe for a delicious and easy sweet bread.More >>
  • Recipe: Mezze Rigatoni with Ricotta

    Recipe: Mezze Rigatoni with Ricotta

    Monday, March 24 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-03-24 18:59:07 GMT
    Zia Pia Imports is bringing some of Italy's finest foods to the Charlotte market. Some of the products imported by Zia Pia Imports are used in the recipe below. Mezze Rigatoni with Ricotta by RiccardoMore >>
    A true Italian dish using products imported from Italy by a local company.More >>
  • World Down Syndrome Day, and a precious little boy

    World Down Syndrome Day, and a precious little boy

    Friday, March 21 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-03-21 22:21:57 GMT
    March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. A day to raise awareness and to teach people, Down syndrome isn't just what you see on TV. We found a family that tells that story perfectly. Imagine, two parentsMore >>
    Imagine, two parents absolutely thrilled to meet their first born child.More >>
  • State of the art office space might put your workplace to shame

    State of the art office space might put your workplace to shame

    Thursday, March 20 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-03-20 22:08:13 GMT
    Groupings of desks are called neighborhoods. The kitchen is called the club. There's a wellness room if you just need a little private time to collect your thoughts. There are nods to the Peanuts cartoonMore >>
    Design of new MetLife offices in Ballantyne meant to focus on collaboration and community.More >>
  • CMPD Officer blazes through Guinness World Record

    CMPD Officer blazes through Guinness World Record

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-03-20 00:20:14 GMT
    For CMPD Officer Chris Roseboro, blue lights are in his blood. The wail of a siren could be the soundtrack to his entire career. "I love my job I think it's great. I have a background as a firefighter,More >>
    Officer Roseboro also has a background in broadcasting and he's a professional powerlifter. With a resume like that, producers of Guinness World Records Unleashed came to him, with an insane idea.More >>
  • Could hackers hold your digital life hostage?

    Could hackers hold your digital life hostage?

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-03-19 22:27:42 GMT
    It is one thing to have your email account taken over and all of your friends are spammed. It is something entirely different when a hacker decides they want to take your entire online life and hold itMore >>
    One man's story is a lesson for us all.More >>
  • 6 extra weeks of winter? Thanks groundhog

    6 extra weeks of winter? Thanks groundhog

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-03-18 22:59:55 GMT
    It was a sunny day in February, Queen Charlotte saw her shadow. The local celebrity rodent takes residence at the Charlotte Nature Museum and makes an annual appearance as a weather prognosticator. ThisMore >>
    It was a sunny day in February, Queen Charlotte saw her shadow. The local celebrity rodent takes residence at the Charlotte Nature Museum and makes an annual appearance as a weather prognosticator. More >>
  • Sweet Tooth Festival

    Sweet Tooth Festival

    Sunday, March 16 2014 6:45 AM EDT2014-03-16 10:45:09 GMT
    If you have a serious sweet tooth, do we have a festival that is right up your alley. It is the annual Sweet Tooth Festival, held this year at the Omni Hotel in Charlotte on March 23rd from 2pm-5pm. TicketsMore >>
    A celebration of all things sweet.More >>
  • New exhibit explores the science of the human body

    New exhibit explores the science of the human body

    Sunday, March 16 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-03-16 10:20:06 GMT
    Have you ever wondered what it sounds like inside a blood vessel, or what the inner ear has to do with the way you see? Children and their families can learn about all types of mysteries of the humanMore >>
    Exhibit at the Catawba Science Center runs through June 1st.More >>
  • Good News: Go ahead, ask me!

    Good News: Go ahead, ask me!

    Friday, March 14 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-03-14 22:16:18 GMT
    As journalists, we do love a good question. March 14th marks International Ask a Question Day. So I decided the best place to get good questions would be in my favorite kindergarten classroom. The kidsMore >>
    As journalists, we do love a good question. March 14th marks International Ask a Question Day. So I decided the best place to get good questions would be in my favorite kindergarten classroom.More >>
  • Valentine's hit-and-run death

    Valentine's hit-and-run death

    Thursday, March 13 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-03-14 01:10:33 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - We have learned new and exclusive information about a deadly hit-and-run on Valentines weekend that defies explanation. Carrington Devol Ware was known as Jake. He was 50-yearsMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - We have learned new and exclusive information about a deadly hit-and-run on Valentines weekend that defies explanation. Carrington Devol Ware was known as Jake. He was 50-yearsMore >>
  • Oakboro's Ambassador: Meet Ted

    Oakboro's Ambassador: Meet Ted

    Thursday, March 13 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-03-14 00:30:29 GMT
    If you live in Oakboro or anywhere near the Stanly County town, you don't need to be introduced. Theodore Roosevelt Lilly is the name he was born with. But his true friends just call him Ted. Just soMore >>
    If you live in Oakboro or anywhere near the Stanly County town, you don't need to be introduced. Theodore Roosevelt Lilly is the name he was born with. But his true friends just call him Ted.More >>
  • New and dangerous game has experts concerned

    New and dangerous game has experts concerned

    Monday, March 10 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-10 21:15:09 GMT
    A drinking game that started in Australia has experts all around the world concerned. It's called Neknomiation. It's part drinking game part dare. The name is derived from the slang term to neck a bottle,More >>
    New drinking game has killed five men.

     
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  • Junior consumer reporter finds new downsized items

    Junior consumer reporter finds new downsized items

    Saturday, March 8 2014 7:35 AM EST2014-03-08 12:35:01 GMT
    Fewer people have a more keen eye in the grocery store than Jared Goodman. For years the teen has been a contributor to WBTV News Saturday Morning, sharing his latest downsized product finds. This morningMore >>
    Think you're getting what you've always paid for?  Ask Jared first.More >>
  • Coach LaMonte: Time To Wake UP!

    Coach LaMonte: Time To Wake UP!

    Saturday, March 8 2014 7:33 AM EST2014-03-08 12:33:48 GMT
    Coach LaMonte's mission this week is to get you into a place where you stop Sleepwalking and start playing an active role in your life. Coach says: Get out of the B.E.D B: Blame & Broken Promises E:More >>
    Master life strategist Coach LaMonte helps us play a more active role in our own lives.More >>
  • Helpful advice for new pet owners

    Helpful advice for new pet owners

    Saturday, March 8 2014 7:17 AM EST2014-03-08 12:17:44 GMT
    Do you have a new pet or are you planning to get one? It can be a difficult and stressful time trying to teach your pet the rules of his or her new household. Hailey Woods from Camp Bow Wow in MatthewsMore >>
    Pet experts help you and your new pet get off on the right foot...or paw.More >>
  • Newport cigarette robber

    Newport cigarette robber

    Thursday, March 6 2014 9:18 PM EST2014-03-07 02:18:35 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - For the fourth time in the past six months, police have surveillance of a young gunman who carries a black knapsack and robs convenience stores, stealing cash and one particularMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - For the fourth time in the past six months, police have surveillance of a young gunman who carries a black knapsack and robs convenience stores, stealing cash and one particularMore >>
  • Kings Mountain kids celebrate Dr. Seuss

    Kings Mountain kids celebrate Dr. Seuss

    Thursday, March 6 2014 6:31 PM EST2014-03-06 23:31:51 GMT
    This week marks what would have been the 110th birthday of the legendary children's book writer Dr. Seuss. Schools all across the country celebrate the week with "Read Across America" which honors Dr.More >>
    This week marks what would have been the 110th birthday of the legendary children's book writer Dr. Seuss.More >>
  • Man marks 10,000 days of consecutive running

    Man marks 10,000 days of consecutive running

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 9:33 PM EST2014-03-06 02:33:02 GMT
    The journey of a thousand pairs of worn out running shoes, for Bill Shires, started 28 years ago with a single challenge from his high school basketball coach. "Anytime an adult challenges you, you feelMore >>
    The journey of a thousand pairs of worn out running shoes, for Bill Shires, started 28 years ago with a single challenge from his high school basketball coach.More >>
  • A "style" guide for the Internet

    A "style" guide for the Internet

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 5:41 PM EST2014-03-05 22:41:43 GMT
    The internet has brought with it some new terms. Like LOL or IMHO. How do you write those words properly when sometimes you see them in mixed case, and other examples show them in all capital letters? WhoMore >>
    A style guide to help us figure out how to spell and properly use all of the new tech terms in our everyday vocabularies.More >>
  • Red Cross volunteer brings spunk and smiles

    Red Cross volunteer brings spunk and smiles

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 7:12 PM EST2014-03-05 00:12:50 GMT
    For 11 years, Dot Kittredge has been "serving her community" as an un-paid volunteer with the Charlotte Chapter of the American Red Cross. "I just enjoy being with people and helping people, it makesMore >>
    For 11 years, Dot Kittredge has been "serving her community" as an un-paid volunteer with the Charlotte Chapter of the American Red Cross.More >>
  • Good News: Bringing his "A" game for a good cause

    Good News: Bringing his "A" game for a good cause

    Monday, March 3 2014 6:32 PM EST2014-03-03 23:32:20 GMT
    At the beginning of the Hickory Grove Christian School basketball season, 10-year-old Whit Miller was not exactly the star player. That's a fact he readily admits, "I was really not that great at the beginningMore >>
    At the beginning of the Hickory Grove Christian School basketball season, 10-year-old Whit Miller was not exactly the star player.More >>
  • Ballroom Dancing; good for your body and brain

    Ballroom Dancing; good for your body and brain

    Monday, March 3 2014 5:48 PM EST2014-03-03 22:48:22 GMT
    Ballroom dancing is not only elegant and fun; it's good for your body and your brain! WBTV Sports Director, Delano Little, picked up ballroom and Latin dance after a YMCA dancing competition just overMore >>
    Ballroom dancing is good for your body, while sharpening your brain and leads to a decrease in risk of dementia!More >>
  • Battling browser hacking

    Battling browser hacking

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 5:36 PM EST2014-02-26 22:36:40 GMT
    We know our email and social media accounts can be hacked, but did you realize your web browser can be too? It is called, simply, "Browser Hacking". Cyber criminals quietly take over your browser and trickMore >>
    Google calls it the number one user complaint so it is taking steps to stop cyber criminals.More >>
  • Coach's Parkinson's diagnosis leads to invention by wife

    Parkinson's Diagnosis leads to invention

    Monday, February 24 2014 8:52 PM EST2014-02-25 01:52:18 GMT
    They say necessity is the mother of invention. That was certainly the case for Maura Horton, wife of former NC State offensive line coach Don Horton. In 2006 Horton was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.More >>
    Former NC State football coach Don Horton's diagnosis of Parkinson's leads wife to invent shirt that's helping thousands regain a sense of independence!

     
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  • Antique phonographs and music boxes

    Antique phonographs and music boxes

    Sunday, February 23 2014 6:45 AM EST2014-02-23 11:45:08 GMT
    Teens and tweens might look at what Jon Kelm collects and scratch their heads. Kelm deals in antique phonographs. He brought some to the WBTV studios to share them with the WBTV News Sunday Morning audience. ThoseMore >>
    Ahead of the Metrolina Trade Show Expo, we get a look at what are now antique ways of listening to music.More >>
  • Recipe: Apple-Cranberry Crisp

    Recipe: Apple-Cranberry Crisp

    Sunday, February 23 2014 6:20 AM EST2014-02-23 11:20:07 GMT
    Apple-Cranberry Crisp Recipe courtesy: Weight Watchers Serves 8 ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ cup quick-cooking (not instant) or old-fashioned oats ½ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 1⁄8More >>
    Lori Pratt with Weight Watchers shares a recipe from the cookbook, "What to Cook Now".More >>
  • Recipe: Roasted red pepper beef stew

    Recipe: Roasted red pepper beef stew

    Sunday, February 23 2014 6:20 AM EST2014-02-23 11:20:07 GMT
    Roasted Red Pepper Beef Stew Recipe courtesy: Weight Watchers Serves 4 1 (7-ounce) jar roasted red peppers (not in oil), drained 1 pound bottom round steak, trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks 1 teaspoonMore >>
    Lori Pratt with Weight Watchers shares a recipe from the new cookbook, "What To Cook Now".More >>
  • Rescue Ranch is labor of love for Sprint Cup driver and his wife

    Rescue Ranch is labor of love for Sprint Cup driver and his wife

    Friday, February 21 2014 7:28 PM EST2014-02-22 00:28:54 GMT
    On the track, Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman is all about speed. Catch him on his farm, near Statesville, and he's operating at a much slower pace. "I enjoy my off-season here," Newman told us when weMore >>
    Driver Ryan Newman and his wife Krissie open a non-profit animal welfare organization to teach children and help animals.More >>
  • Free dental clinic for children in need of care

    Free dental clinic for children in need of care

    Friday, February 21 2014 7:25 PM EST2014-02-22 00:25:33 GMT
    Hundreds of local children now have pearly white smiles after a two-day free dental clinic in west Charlotte. It was a partnership between Project LIFT and the North Carolina Dental Health Fund. ThisMore >>
    700 children in the west Charlotte area received dental cleanings and many had their first experience in a dentist's chair.More >>
  • Credit union opens at Charlotte high school

    Credit union opens at Charlotte high school

    Thursday, February 20 2014 5:56 PM EST2014-02-20 22:56:08 GMT
    There is a new bank in town. Most of us can't make any deposits at this credit union, though. It is set up solely for students at West Mecklenburg High School. This is the third time Charlotte MecklenburgMore >>
    Financial lesson for students is two-fold.More >>
  • The new conversation parents must have with their children

    The new conversation parents must have with their children

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 7:23 PM EST2014-02-20 00:23:54 GMT
    If your "tween" is already asking for a smart phone, this is information you should read. A new study shows almost 80% of teens now own a smart phone and many parents have told us they aren't sure whereMore >>
    The "birds and the bees" conversation has a close competitor with the "can I have a smart phone" talk.More >>
  • Urgent Need for Blood Donations

    Urgent Need for Blood Donations

    Monday, February 17 2014 7:47 PM EST2014-02-18 00:47:36 GMT
    Our recent snowstorm is having a potentially deadly impact on our local blood product supplies. With several blood drives canceled because of weather the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is inMore >>
    Urgent call to the community, blood supplies are at a critical low, Community Blood Center of the Carolinas asking you to donate.More >>
  • Hair clipper bandits

    Hair clipper bandits

    Friday, February 14 2014 7:59 PM EST2014-02-15 00:59:03 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Hair clipper bandits hit several beauty supply stores in Charlotte and Concord-- all on the same night. "He's stealing all kinds of barbering equipment. High dollar barbering equipment,"More >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Hair clipper bandits hit several beauty supply stores in Charlotte and Concord-- all on the same night. "He's stealing all kinds of barbering equipment. High dollar barbering equipment,"More >>
  • Keeping You Healthy: Seeing Red Saved her life

    Keeping You Healthy: Seeing Red Saved her life

    Monday, February 10 2014 6:10 PM EST2014-02-10 23:10:11 GMT
    If you saw a lot of red Friday there's a good reason. The American Heart Association dedicated February 7th as Go Red for Women Day 2014. It's a chance to spread the word and bring awareness to the veryMore >>
    A woman remembers seeing Red and that it had something to do with heart attacks in women! It saved her life.More >>
  • Recipe: Spiced Lamb Chop Loin

    Recipe: Spiced Lamb Chop Loin

    Sunday, February 9 2014 7:52 AM EST2014-02-09 12:52:22 GMT
    Spiced Lamb Chop Loin With pomegranate and walnut herb salad Courtesy: Chef Alyssa's Kitchen Serves 2 8 to 12oz lamb loin chops 1 tsp ground star anise 1½ tsp cumin 1 tsp coriander ½ tspMore >>
    If you're looking for something to make for your Valentine this year, this meal might be just perfect.More >>
  • RV and Camping Show to hit Charlotte

    RV and Camping Show to hit Charlotte

    Sunday, February 9 2014 7:51 AM EST2014-02-09 12:51:00 GMT
    Want to shop for great deals on a wide variety of RVs, camping supplies and information? Then you'll want to hit up the 24th North Carolina RV and Camping show coming to the Charlotte Convention Center. ItMore >>
    Longest running show of its kind in Charlotte will begin its run on February 21st.More >>
  • Dog to the Rescue

    Dog to the Rescue

    Monday, February 3 2014 6:44 PM EST2014-02-03 23:44:25 GMT
    It doesn't take much time on the Internet to find studies that show having a pet can benefit your health. But I found a Charlotte woman who found the benefits much greater than just added exercise. ThreeMore >>
    Woman finds adopting "Murphy" helps her through her most challenging emotional hurdle and enriches her life.More >>
  • Anti-bullying techniques

    Anti-bullying techniques

    Sunday, February 2 2014 7:07 AM EST2014-02-02 12:07:15 GMT
    With the emphasis on stopping bullying at school, and the increase in the cases of cyber bullying online, it is hard for kids and parents to always know what to do. At Pro Martial Arts in Indian Land,More >>
    Owner of a local martial arts studio shows us some anti-bullying techniques.More >>
  • One man, three screens, three phones

    One man, three screens, three phones

    Friday, January 31 2014 7:17 PM EST2014-02-01 00:17:37 GMT
    At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, they knew it would be busy today. After the deep freeze, came the warm-up, and that's when frozen pipes can become broken pipes. "We have everyone in today and they'reMore >>
    We get a look at what it really takes to dispatch crews to people's homes on one of the busiest days of this year for plumbers.More >>
  • Putting fire resistant paint to the test

    Putting fire resistant paint to the test

    Thursday, January 30 2014 11:36 PM EST2014-01-31 04:36:41 GMT
    Firefighters will tell you that flames have an insatiable appetite. Fire will burn until there is nothing left to fuel it. It will continue to heat surfaces and burn them up until it is either driven outMore >>
    Will fire resistant (FR) paint really slow the flames moving through a structure and buy firefighters more time to protect your property?More >>
  • One man, two motel robberies

    One man, two motel robberies

    Thursday, January 30 2014 9:25 PM EST2014-01-31 02:25:34 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Two Charlotte motels were robbed two days apart and police think it's the work of the same man. "They both occur just after midnight," said CMPD Detective Marty Cuthbertson. TheMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Two Charlotte motels were robbed two days apart and police think it's the work of the same man. "They both occur just after midnight," said CMPD Detective Marty Cuthbertson. TheMore >>
  • Keeping You Healthy: Married to Health

    Keeping You Healthy: Married to Health

    Monday, January 27 2014 5:35 PM EST2014-01-27 22:35:26 GMT
    When we say "I do!" most nuptials include, 'in sickness and in health'. We tend to focus a lot of making sure we're there for someone in sickness, but I met a Mooresville couple committed to the healthMore >>
    Couples commitment to wellness starts with accountability to each other.

     
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  • Two snacks to enjoy during "The Big Game"

    Two snacks to enjoy during "The Big Game"

    Sunday, January 26 2014 6:33 AM EST2014-01-26 11:33:05 GMT
    It is a battle for the best Super Bowl snack. On one side the owners of Toppers Pizza put together their newest creation. To make the Loaded Tot-zza™ you need ranch sauce, mozzarella cheese, tater tots,More >>
    The staff from Toppers Pizza and Buffalo Wings and Rings go head to head in a snack match-up with two great ideas for your football party.More >>
  • Hoodies and Halloween masks

    Hoodies and Halloween masks

    Thursday, January 23 2014 10:14 PM EST2014-01-24 03:14:06 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Hoodies, Halloween masks and well-choreographed precision for two men who robbed a local convenience store. The Quick Shoppe on Wilkinson Boulevard sits next door to a car wash.More >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Hoodies, Halloween masks and well-choreographed precision for two men who robbed a local convenience store. The Quick Shoppe on Wilkinson Boulevard sits next door to a car wash.More >>
  • Kids "ponder" a world without handwriting

    Kids "ponder" a world without handwriting

    Thursday, January 23 2014 7:01 PM EST2014-01-24 00:01:25 GMT
    January 23rd marks National Handwriting Day. The occasion was created in 1977 by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association to encourage the continuation of the art of writing by hand. With today'sMore >>
    January 23rd marks National Handwriting Day. The occasion was created in 1977 by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association to encourage the continuation of the art of writing by hand.More >>
  • New tool to find out if you've been hacked

    New tool to find out if you've been hacked

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-22 22:15:08 GMT
    From Adobe to Snapchat, Sony Playstation to Target, there are so many companies which have, of late, found themselves falling victim to cyber hackers. Cyber Expert Theresa Payton says they're after asMore >>
    Tools and tips to help you keep a closer eye on your personal information.More >>
  • Robotic exoskeleton allows paralyzed man to walk again

    Robotic exoskeleton allows paralyzed man to walk again

    Monday, January 20 2014 5:43 PM EST2014-01-20 22:43:40 GMT
    Our Keeping You Healthy series covers a wide variety of issues connected to living a happier healthier life. We learned a lot about the impact of attitude in a person's well being from Brett Hannaford.More >>
    Amazing technology allows local pilot paralyzed in crash a chance to walk again.More >>
  • Advice before you file your 2013 taxes

    Advice before you file your 2013 taxes

    Sunday, January 19 2014 7:18 AM EST2014-01-19 12:18:06 GMT
    Tax Tips for Your 2013 Filing From Bryan Philpott, Registered Financial Consultant and Keith Kelly, Investment Advisor Representative of Aspire Wealth Management -as shared on WBTV News Sunday Morning: TIPMore >>
    Several things to think about as you gather your tax information together.More >>
  • Recipe: New Year's Resolution Omelette

    Recipe: New Year's Resolution Omelette

    Sunday, January 19 2014 7:06 AM EST2014-01-19 12:06:59 GMT
    The folks at Toast Cafe say you simply need a few ingredients to make a healthy omelette that can hold up to your New Year's Resolution. -2 eggs -Pitted Split Avocado -Jack Cheese -Pico de Gallo -CajunMore >>
    A healthy breakfast in a few easy steps.More >>
  • Goose fitted with prosthetic foot

    Goose fitted with prosthetic foot

    Friday, January 17 2014 6:05 PM EST2014-01-17 23:05:54 GMT
    Cosmo the goose made his way to the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue more than a year ago, but his right foot didn't. It was severed after being caught in fishing line in a lake. Rescue Director Jennifer GordonMore >>
    Cosmo the goose made his way to the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue more than a year ago, but his right foot didn't. It was severed after being caught in fishing line in a lake.More >>
  • Gun shot break in

    Gun shot break in

    Thursday, January 16 2014 9:38 PM EST2014-01-17 02:38:36 GMT
    Break-ins are common. Blast-ins are not. Yet twice this week, someone used a gun to blast their way into two Cook Out hamburger restaurants. More >>
    Break-ins are common. Blast-ins are not. Yet twice this week, someone used a gun to blast their way into two Cook Out hamburger restaurants. More >>
  • Warning about free gift card scam

    Warning about free gift card scam

    Thursday, January 16 2014 8:44 PM EST2014-01-17 01:44:13 GMT
    The North Carolina Attorney General's Office is warning of an up tick in the number of people reporting a recurring scam. The Attorney General first sent out a warning about this a year ago. ResidentsMore >>
    Phony post cards indicate you could receive gift cards for Walmart or Target.More >>
  • Paralyzed martial artist finds blessing in tragedy

    Paralyzed martial artist finds blessing in tragedy

    Thursday, January 16 2014 7:32 PM EST2014-01-17 00:32:47 GMT
    When someone first suggested Brian Freeman start taking Jujitsu classes, he was convinced he couldn't do it. But that someone was Brian's 8 year old daughter Katie and she was convinced, he could. "IMore >>
    When someone first suggested Brian Freeman start taking Jujitsu classes, he was convinced he couldn't do it.More >>
  • Fort Mill man developed the hottest pepper in the world

    Fort Mill man developed the hottest pepper in the world

    Thursday, January 16 2014 5:04 PM EST2014-01-16 22:04:25 GMT
    Ed Currie has spent more than a decade trying to develop a pepper that would one day be called the hottest in the world. In November, Ed got word from Guinness that his "Carolina Reaper" was officiallyMore >>
    Ed Currie has spent more than a decade trying to develop a pepper that would one day be called the hottest in the world.More >>
  • Big web companies help in the fight against online child porn

    Big web companies help in the fight against online child porn

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 9:02 PM EST2014-01-16 02:02:13 GMT
    There is a little more help in the effort to fight child porn online. Yahoo!, Google and Microsoft have pledged to do more to remove child porn and other inappropriate photos from searches and YouTube. WBTV'sMore >>
    Microsoft, Google and Yahoo agree to use technology at their disposal to protect children.More >>
  • Hospital security guard brings smiles

    Hospital security guard brings smiles

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 6:38 PM EST2014-01-14 23:38:36 GMT
    There's a strong chance not one single person has ever shown up at the emergency room, searching for a smile. But an untold number of people find one, from the security guard at the front door. MikeMore >>
    There's a strong chance not one single person has ever shown up at the emergency room, searching for a smile.More >>
  • Mooresville mayor attends Banshee premier, thrilled season 2 shot in town

    Mooresville mayor attends Banshee premier, thrilled season 2 shot in town

    Friday, January 10 2014 4:47 PM EST2014-01-10 21:47:37 GMT
    Fans of the Cinemax drama Banshee filled an uptown Charlotte theater on Thursday night. They were getting a first-look at the first episode of the new season about to premier on the cable TV network. JustMore >>
    New season of the Cinemax drama Banshee premiers in Charlotte to a crowd full of fans.More >>
  • Charlotte family mourns

    Charlotte family mourns

    Thursday, January 9 2014 11:39 PM EST2014-01-10 04:39:31 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - While you celebrated the holidays, a Charlotte family was in mourning. Their 19-year old pregnant daughter, was shot dead in a rain of bullets while she slept. A visit to the westMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - While you celebrated the holidays, a Charlotte family was in mourning. Their 19-year old pregnant daughter, was shot dead in a rain of bullets while she slept. A visit to the westMore >>
  • Raises for teachers willing to help redefine how students learn

    Raises for teachers willing to help redefine how students learn

    Thursday, January 9 2014 9:20 PM EST2014-01-10 02:20:38 GMT
    It is a project that worked so well in four Project L.I.F.T schools, it will now be rolled out to 17 additional schools within the Charlotte Mecklenburg district. Teachers can apply. The top tier thatMore >>
    17 Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools chosen to participate in a program that will compensate teachers who are willing to take on more responsibility and better focus on student needs.More >>
  • Pint-sized Panther fans say the darndest things

    Pint-sized Panther fans say the darndest things

    Thursday, January 9 2014 8:21 PM EST2014-01-10 01:21:13 GMT
    This marks the second time we've gone to Invest Collegiate Charter School looking for a tiny perspective on something. Last time was out-dated technology and their reactions were priceless. This timeMore >>
    This marks the second time we've gone to Invest Collegiate Charter School looking for a tiny perspective on something.More >>
  • Up close and personal with Panther players

    Up close and personal with Panther players

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 7:20 PM EST2014-01-09 00:20:23 GMT
    What have you always wanted to know about Brandon LeFell and Captain Munnerlyn, totally unrelated to football? We took a handful of viewer questions to the locker room, ranging from toothpaste choicesMore >>
    What have you always wanted to know about Brandon LeFell and Captain Munnerlyn, totally unrelated to football?More >>
  • What is "Bitcoin"?

    What is "Bitcoin"?

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 7:11 PM EST2014-01-09 00:11:19 GMT
    At his Cornelius coffee shop, Tony Vo accepts payments in the form of cash, credit, debit, gift cards and Bitcoin. "We have people come in who say they don't even like coffee, they just wanted to payMore >>
    The digital currency is now accepted by more online retailers and there is a Charlotte brick-and-mortar shop that's taking it now too.More >>
  • Waffle House waitress surprises customer

    Waffle House waitress surprises customer

    Monday, January 6 2014 5:40 PM EST2014-01-06 22:40:51 GMT
    It didn't take long for Mandie Gardner and Cassie Schiele to become friends. Mandie met Cassie when Cassie would come to her Waffle House after doctors appointments in Concord. "She was talking to theMore >>
    It didn't take long for Mandie Gardner and Cassie Schiele to become friends. Mandie met Cassie when Cassie would come to her Waffle House after doctors appointments in Concord. More >>
  • Robbers use unlocked door

    Robbers use unlocked door

    Friday, January 3 2014 3:43 PM EST2014-01-03 20:43:58 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The holidays are over, but crimes of opportunity are not. At the Firehouse Subs Sandwich shop on West Mallard Creek Road, someone left a side door unlocked near closing time. WhyMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The holidays are over, but crimes of opportunity are not. At the Firehouse Subs Sandwich shop on West Mallard Creek Road, someone left a side door unlocked near closing time. WhyMore >>
  • Using free wi-fi when traveling? Follow this advice.

    Using free wi-fi when traveling? Follow this advice.

    Wednesday, January 1 2014 7:21 PM EST2014-01-02 00:21:32 GMT
    We've become accustomed to hopping on free wireless networks when we travel. There's a new warning now about how new tools have made it easier than ever to snoop on you while you surf at the airport orMore >>
    A "Good-guy" hacker finds a way to snoop on people using free wi-fi.  Our Cyber Expert says there are ways to stay safe when using public networks.More >>
  • The Best Good News of 2013

    The Best Good News of 2013

    Wednesday, January 1 2014 7:00 PM EST2014-01-02 00:00:37 GMT
    A few years ago, WBTV started something unique. We wanted to make sure that every day, there was at least a little good news. So we decided to name our new segment just that, The Good News. Every dayMore >>
    A few years ago, WBTV started something unique. We wanted to make sure that every day, there was at least a little good news.More >>
  • Recipe: Cordon Bleu Crepes

    Recipe: Cordon Bleu Crepes

    Sunday, December 29 2013 7:15 AM EST2013-12-29 12:15:36 GMT
    Cordon Bleu Crepes Recipe Courtesy Mimi's Cafe Ingredients Herb Crepe Recipe: 1 cup AP Flour 5 ea Eggs, Whisked until smooth 2 cups Whole Milk (needs to be warmed to 90°F) 2 tsp Salt 6 ozMore >>
    A unique way to use the leftover holiday ham in your refrigerator.More >>
  • 14 steps to start 2014 the right way

    14 steps to start 2014 the right way

    Saturday, December 28 2013 8:22 AM EST2013-12-28 13:22:24 GMT
    On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so many of us watched the movie A Christmas Story. Many people saw it more than once. Coach LaMonte was watching and after a few viewings started to look at it differently. HeMore >>
    Coach LaMonte uses the wisdom of "A Christmas Story" to help us move from 2013 to 2014.More >>
  • Boy brings strangers to tears with his Christmas money

    Boy brings strangers to tears with his Christmas money

    Friday, December 27 2013 6:50 PM EST2013-12-27 23:50:58 GMT
    Most kids would give anything to get a $100 bill. But 9-year-old Ryan Roberts would give anything to give it away. Out of work with a shoulder injury, Ryan's mother Kelly says money has been hard toMore >>
    Most kids would give anything to get a $100 bill. But 9-year-old Ryan Roberts would give anything to give it away. Out of work with a shoulder injury, Ryan's mother Kelly says money has been hard toMore >>
  • Another bell-ringer, another big smile

    Another bell-ringer, another big smile

    Thursday, December 26 2013 9:32 AM EST2013-12-26 14:32:29 GMT
    Latasha Pickett knows exactly what her duties are as a bell-ringer for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Drive, but she has taken on other duties as well.
    More >>
    Latasha Pickett knows exactly what her duties are as a bell-ringer for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Drive, but she has taken on other duties as well.More >>
  • Dumbest of crooks

    Dumbest of crooks

    Thursday, December 19 2013 10:07 PM EST2013-12-20 03:07:46 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Who would fire a bullet to sever an electric cord while robbing a restaurant? We know of one wayward crook who did. It happened at the Waffle House just off Sunset Drive. WithMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Who would fire a bullet to sever an electric cord while robbing a restaurant? We know of one wayward crook who did. It happened at the Waffle House just off Sunset Drive. WithMore >>
  • A shot to remember: Gloria's Goal

    A shot to remember: Gloria's Goal

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 6:51 PM EST2013-12-17 23:51:13 GMT
    Gloria Muentener always wanted the chance to play in a basketball game with the ladies of the East Burke High School team, Friday was her chance. The 19 year old was born with a learning disability andMore >>
    Gloria Muentener always wanted the chance to play in a basketball game with the ladies of the East Burke High School team, Friday was her chance.More >>
  • Good News: Christmas Carol Confusion

    Good News: Christmas Carol Confusion

    Monday, December 16 2013 6:27 PM EST2013-12-16 23:27:57 GMT
    The 12 days of Christmas, it's still quite a popular song even though it was written hundreds of years ago. But what about the gifts mentioned in that song? Our Kristen Hampton found those gifts aren'tMore >>
    The 12 days of Christmas, it's still quite a popular song even though it was written hundreds of years ago. More >>
  • From homeless to college graduate

    From homeless to college graduate

    Friday, December 13 2013 6:01 PM EST2013-12-13 23:01:39 GMT
    When John Barber was a child, he along with his 5 other siblings, sometimes called his mother's station wagon, home.More >>
    When John Barber was a child, he along with his 5 other siblings, sometimes called his mother's station wagon, home.More >>
  • Wireless upgrades at Bank of America Stadium

    Wireless upgrades at Bank of America Stadium

    Thursday, December 12 2013 9:41 PM EST2013-12-13 02:41:45 GMT
    If you have been a Carolina Panther's fan for a while, and you've attended games at Bank of America Stadium, you know it hasn't always been easy to use your smart phone. With so many people in the standsMore >>
    Now fans will experience faster service when trying to text, Tweet, Facebook and call.More >>
  • Cigarette bandit strikes again

    Cigarette bandit strikes again

    Thursday, December 12 2013 9:35 PM EST2013-12-13 02:35:05 GMT
    The Newport cigarette bandit strikes again. Police have issued a "be-on-the-lookout" for an armed robber who likes quick cash and only one kind of smoke.More >>
    The Newport cigarette bandit strikes again. Police have issued a "be-on-the-lookout" for an armed robber who likes quick cash and only one kind of smoke.More >>
  • Enthusiast wants cremated remains fired from cannon after death

    Enthusiast wants cremated remains fired from cannon after death

    Thursday, December 12 2013 7:20 PM EST2013-12-13 00:20:20 GMT
    This story begins in Alex Rooker's real estate office in Hickory. But it doesn't end here. Real Estate is his trade by day. But by night, and weekends, and most free minutes he gets, Alex collects cannons.More >>
    This story begins in Alex Rooker's real estate office in Hickory. But it doesn't end here.More >>
  • Church helps make huge smiles at elementary school

    Church helps make huge smiles at elementary school

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:27 PM EST2013-12-11 23:27:20 GMT
    The kids had no clue why they were called into an assembly at Greenway Park Elementary School on Wednesday morning. "They thought it was some sort of behavioral assembly. They thought they were in troubleMore >>
    The kids had no clue why they were called into an assembly at Greenway Park Elementary School on Wednesday morning.More >>
  • Gun-slinging Granny: 98-year-old woman still enjoys a good hunt

    Gun-slinging Granny: 98-year-old woman still enjoys a good hunt

    Monday, December 9 2013 6:46 PM EST2013-12-09 23:46:25 GMT
    It started when Katie Watson was just 10 years old. Her older brother let her shoot a rabbit and she got bitten by the hunting bug. 87 years later, she's still an avid hunter waitingMore >>
    We first met Katie Watson more than a year ago, after hearing that she was a 97-year-old woman who loves to hunt.More >>
  • Beauty finds for the holidays

    Beauty finds for the holidays

    Sunday, December 8 2013 6:45 AM EST2013-12-08 11:45:06 GMT
    We ramp up our makeup and nail color just a bit for all of the holiday parties we'll attend. The beauty experts at Beauty Brands stores have all kinds of stocking stuffers and gifts, along with some greatMore >>
    Whether it is a gift for a friend, or a gift for yourself, the beauty experts have some options.More >>
  • Oh Christmas Trees

    Oh Christmas Trees

    Friday, December 6 2013 6:15 PM EST2013-12-06 23:15:39 GMT
    WBTV viewers have sent us dozens of photos of their glorious holiday decorations. Christmas trees galore, enough to put together a Good News story including a little singing for good measure. Check outMore >>
    WBTV viewers have sent us dozens of photos of their glorious holiday decorations. Christmas trees galore, enough to put together a Good News story including a little singing for good measure.More >>
  • Good News: A bell ringer with soul

    Good News: A bell ringer with soul

    Thursday, December 5 2013 6:01 PM EST2013-12-05 23:01:12 GMT
    She's developed a tiny following of shoppers who recognize her voice from either Hobby Lobby or Harris Teeter in Mooresville. Erica Moore is a Salvation Army bell ringer for the annual Red Kettle Drive.More >>
    She's developed a tiny following of shoppers who recognize her voice from either Hobby Lobby or Harris Teeter in MooresvilleMore >>
  • Fast food workers protest, demand higher wages

    Fast food workers protest, demand higher wages

    Thursday, December 5 2013 5:47 PM EST2013-12-05 22:47:00 GMT
    Some fast food workers in Charlotte spent the lunch hour on a street corner, holding signs and chanting. They were part of a national protest in 100 cities across the country. They're asking for a bigMore >>
    Local protestors are part of a 100 city nation-wide protest against fast food industry wages.More >>
  • Spectacular light show is a labor of love, literally

    Spectacular light show is a labor of love, literally

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 6:41 PM EST2013-12-04 23:41:52 GMT
    Pete Kimball and his wife Sherri have spent thousands of hours and dozens of tears to finish the frustrating task of turning their yard into a Christmas Wonderland. "This year we have more than 7-thousandMore >>
    Pete Kimball and his wife Sherri have spent thousands of hours and dozens of tears to finish the frustrating task of turning their yard into a Christmas Wonderland.More >>
  • Trio of parent-child teachers at Ashbrook

    Trio of parent-child teachers at Ashbrook

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 7:12 PM EST2013-12-04 00:12:17 GMT
    Ashbrook High School Social Studies teacher Kristen Childers has teaching in her genes. "My grandmother was an assistant in the elementary schools as well, so it just seemed like a natural fit," said Childers. Mrs.More >>
    Ashbrook High School Social Studies teacher Kristen Childers has teaching in her genes.More >>
  • Husband, wife die within hours of each other

    Husband, wife die within hours of each other

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 5:52 PM EST2013-12-03 22:52:08 GMT
    Eleanor Turner passed away in a hospice facility early Friday morning. While her son and daughter were debating whether to tell Eleanor's husband Frank, another phone call came. Frank Turner passedMore >>
    In the Sunday edition of the Charlotte Observer, Page 7 B, you find a story of a love so true, even death didn't part them for long.More >>
  • Winter fashion trends

    Winter fashion trends

    Sunday, December 1 2013 7:21 AM EST2013-12-01 12:21:28 GMT
    Each season brings its own trends for the clothes you wear every day. Now that we're nearly to the official start of winter, we asked for some help in nailing down the trends for 2013/2014. The staffMore >>
    From "infinity" scarves to neutral colored denim, a local boutique shows some of the top trends for the next few months.More >>
  • Diamond buying advice

    Diamond buying advice

    Sunday, December 1 2013 7:14 AM EST2013-12-01 12:14:32 GMT
    It can be overwhelming to walk into a jewelry store and know exactly what to look for so you can ensure you'll get the most for your money. Tracy Ambrosecchio, a diamond expert with Forevermark, visitedMore >>
    Holiday shoppers may be hitting the jewelry stores and the should go in prepared.More >>
  • Watch out for Cyber Monday scammers

    Watch out for Cyber Monday scammers

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 7:17 PM EST2013-11-28 00:17:52 GMT
    Advice for would-be unsuspecting victims.More >>
    Advice for would-be unsuspecting victims.More >>
  • A promise to Daddy, fulfilled

    A promise to Daddy, fulfilled

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 6:48 PM EST2013-11-26 23:48:33 GMT
    Ida Danner loves her dad so much, she'd stop at nothing to see him happy. She would have arranged a trip to the moon if he wanted, but David Smith's request wasn't quite so spectacular. "He said if I'mMore >>
    Ida Danner loves her dad so much, she'd stop at nothing to see him happy.More >>
  • Novant VP returns to marching band roots

    Novant VP returns to marching band roots

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 9:54 AM EST2013-11-26 14:54:40 GMT
    In celebration of the upcoming Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in Charlotte, Novant Health's Jesse Cureton returned to his high school for a little band practice.Cureton, the Executive Vice PresidentMore >>
    In celebration of the upcoming Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in Charlotte, Novant Health's Jesse Cureton returned to his high school for a little band practice.More >>
  • A visit from the Riverbanks Zoo

    A visit from the Riverbanks Zoo

    Sunday, November 24 2013 8:30 AM EST2013-11-24 13:30:39 GMT
    WBTV once again welcomed guests from one of the best tourist attractions in the Carolinas. Two members of Columbia's Riverbanks Zoo staff visited the set of WBTV News Sunday Morning. Communications SpecialistMore >>
    WBTV once again welcomed guests from one of the best tourist attractions in the Carolinas. Two members of Columbia's Riverbanks Zoo staff visited the set of WBTV News Sunday Morning. Communications SpecialistMore >>
  • Product Testing: The Big Top Cookie

    Product Testing: The Big Top Cookie

    Saturday, November 23 2013 7:45 AM EST2013-11-23 12:45:07 GMT
    It sounds tempting. A cookie that looks like an Oreo but is 25 times the size. The Big Top Cookie is a two-piece mold set made of silicone.  It claims you can use any cookie dough or cake mix and fillMore >>
    Silicone bakeware makes a cookie that is 25 times bigger than your average store-bought variety.More >>
  • Good News: What's a typewriter to a 5-year-old?

    Good News: What's a typewriter to a 5-year-old?

    Friday, November 22 2013 8:57 PM EST2013-11-23 01:57:12 GMT
    Most adults can remember the old manual typewriters people used for decades long before computers. To a 5-year-old, the typewriter is an ancient mystery. We went to a local elementary school and showedMore >>
    Most adults can remember the old manual typewriters people used for decades long before computers. To a 5-year-old, the typewriter is an ancient mystery.More >>
  • Brave woman follows robber

    Brave woman follows robber

    Thursday, November 21 2013 9:55 PM EST2013-11-22 02:55:44 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A brave woman sees a crime unfold. She calls 911. Then, she does what few would do. This all unfolded on a Sunday night inside the Little Cesars Pizza on South Boulevard at Archdale.More >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A brave woman sees a crime unfold. She calls 911. Then, she does what few would do. This all unfolded on a Sunday night inside the Little Cesars Pizza on South Boulevard at Archdale.More >>
  • Charlotte Auto Show features pricey rides

    Charlotte Auto Show features pricey rides

    Thursday, November 21 2013 8:11 PM EST2013-11-22 01:11:20 GMT
    The 21st Annual Charlotte International Auto Show at the Charlotte Convention Center features more than 400 different makes and models of the latest cars on the highway. From economical to not-for-every-budget,More >>
    The 21st Annual Charlotte International Auto Show at the Charlotte Convention Center features more than 400 different makes and models of the latest cars on the highway.More >>
  • American flag on the Moon has local ties

    American flag on the Moon has local ties

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 10:16 PM EST2013-11-21 03:16:40 GMT
    When Rhodhiss Mayor Rick Justice tells people where he's from, most often people ask just where that is. The tiny Burke County town is home to just over 1,000 people. While their population isn't remarkable,More >>
    When Rhodhiss Mayor Rick Justice tells people where he's from, most often people ask just where that is.More >>
  • Shaking off the silent snoops

    Shaking off the silent snoops

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 9:09 PM EST2013-11-21 02:09:24 GMT
    Do you ever feel snooped on when you navigate your way through cyber space? These so called 3rd party websites may be running around silently collecting your web searches.  We have talked about cookiesMore >>
    We look into who is following you online as you go from website to website and how are they doing it?More >>
  • Rate your kitchen

    Rate your kitchen

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 11:30 PM EST2013-11-20 04:30:33 GMT
    You scrub your counters and wash out your sink but did you ever wonder where there might be bacteria hiding in the nooks and crannies of your kitchen? We put a Charlotte family's kitchen to a surpriseMore >>
    We rate a Charlotte family's kitchen for cleanliness and food safety. More >>
  • Panthers Superstitions

    Panthers Superstitions

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 8:59 PM EST2013-11-20 01:59:41 GMT
    Do you wear the same shirt? Eat the same food? Whatever Panthers fans have been doing, is working. Superstitions are nothing new in sports. But after the Panthers beat up the Patriots Monday night, weMore >>
    Do you wear the same shirt? Eat the same food? Whatever Panthers fans have been doing, is working.More >>
  • Trends in holiday cards this season

    Trends in holiday cards this season

    Sunday, November 17 2013 7:26 AM EST2013-11-17 12:26:21 GMT
    If you're going to take the time, and money, to send a stack of holiday cards this year, you want your card to stand out among the rest. Debra Hall with Olive Paper in Charlotte visited WBTV News SundayMore >>
    Owner of Olive Paper in Charlotte shares her ideas for sending adorable cards that will be kept long after the holidays end.More >>
  • Product testing: Baggage scale with tape measure

    Product testing: Baggage scale with tape measure

    Saturday, November 16 2013 7:45 AM EST2013-11-16 12:45:04 GMT
    It is a real frustration when you're headed to the airport to take a trip and you're just not sure if your luggage will exceed the weight requirement. You could throw it on a home scale to check but sometimesMore >>
    Is it an easier way to beat the fees airlines charge for overweight bags?More >>
  • Doctor: Beauty treatments gone wrong could cause permanent blindness

    Doctor: Beauty treatments gone wrong could cause permanent blindness

    Friday, November 15 2013 9:20 PM EST2013-11-16 02:20:21 GMT
    We are all searching for the fountain of youth and now some pretty good science is helping some people find it. Injectable's like Botox and fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are more popular than ever.More >>
    As fillers and injections become more commonplace in fighting the signs of aging, some people are seeing new complications.More >>
  • Is it the same guy?

    Is it the same guy?

    Thursday, November 14 2013 11:43 PM EST2013-11-15 04:43:27 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - CMPD believes it may have a serial robber on its hands. Twice in the past three weeks, it appears the same man has pulled stick-ups at a convenience store and at a pharmacy. AtMore >>
    CMPD believes it may have a serial robber on its hands. Twice in the past three weeks, it appears the same man has pulled stick-ups at a convenience store and at a pharmacy.More >>
  • Geekfest brings proud Poindexters to CPCC

    Geekfest brings proud Poindexters to CPCC

    Thursday, November 14 2013 6:40 PM EST2013-11-14 23:40:22 GMT
    It's the 10th time Central Piedmont Community College has hosted a technology and innovation gathering called simply, Geekfest. "Being able to help other people use and benefit from technology. That'sMore >>
    It's the 10th time Central Piedmont Community College has hosted a technology and innovation gathering called simply, Geekfest.More >>
  • Some electronic devices okay on some flights during takeoff and landing

    Some electronic devices okay on some flights during takeoff and landing

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 10:46 PM EST2013-11-14 03:46:30 GMT
    Great news for travelers. The FAA is relaxing its rules on some flights to allow digital devices to remain on during takeoff and landing. However, it isn't a simple solution. Cyber Expert Theresa PaytonMore >>
    FAA relaxes rules for some passengers but our Cyber Expert has some advice before you fly again.More >>
  • The Bicycle Man moves on

    The Bicycle Man moves on

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 8:23 PM EST2013-11-14 01:23:16 GMT
    30 years ago, Charles Kuralt featured a Belmont man on his popular series, On The Road. Jethro Mann became known around town as "The Bicycle Man" after that. But his history of giving started long beforeMore >>
    30 years ago, Charles Kuralt featured a Belmont man on his popular series, On The Road.More >>
  • "Grannie Annie" celebrates a milestone

    "Grannie Annie" celebrates a milestone

    Monday, November 11 2013 6:32 PM EST2013-11-11 23:32:35 GMT
    When Anne McBryde was a young woman, she thought of 30 as "old". Now, 70 years past that mark, and she considers herself still a young woman. 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, isMore >>
    When Anne McBryde was a young woman, she thought of 30 as "old". Now, 70 years past that mark, and she considers herself still a young woman.More >>
  • Southern Christmas Show 2013

    Southern Christmas Show 2013

    Sunday, November 10 2013 7:34 AM EST2013-11-10 12:34:28 GMT
    For thousands of families across the Charlotte region, a visit to the Southern Christmas Show is an annual tradition. Many make the trip with girlfriends or with several generations of their familiesMore >>
    Theme this year is "Oh What Fun It Is".More >>
  • New blow-dry bar opens in Charlotte

    New blow-dry bar opens in Charlotte

    Sunday, November 10 2013 7:26 AM EST2013-11-10 12:26:11 GMT
    Whether you're looking for a fresh look before your workday starts or you need a little pick me up before you hit the holiday party, there's a new business in Charlotte that can help. Blo Blow Dry BarMore >>
    No scissors, no dye, just a blow-dry.More >>
  • Product testing: Wraptastic

    Product testing: Wraptastic

    Saturday, November 9 2013 7:45 AM EST2013-11-09 12:45:08 GMT
    Sometimes the most frustrating part of cleaning up the kitchen after dinner is putting the food away. Plastic wrap can be difficult. It can cling to itself and it sure is difficult to stretch it backMore >>
    Does it really help you "wrap food in a flash"?More >>
  • 11-year-old girl holds national records in weight lifting

    11-year-old girl holds national records in weight lifting

    Friday, November 8 2013 10:10 PM EST2013-11-09 03:10:43 GMT
    Bayleigh Gentieu spends less than an hour a week at the gym. But in one short year, the 11-year-old middle-schooler has made enough progress in powerlifting to slay a whole slew of state and national records. ButMore >>
    Bayleigh Gentieu spends less than an hour a week at the gym. But in one short year, the 11-year-old middle-schooler has made enough progress in powerlifting to slay a whole slew of state and national records.More >>
  • Candidate had unlikely campaign manager

    Candidate had unlikely campaign manager

    Friday, November 8 2013 8:08 AM EST2013-11-08 13:08:20 GMT
    Stacey Malker Duff, candidate for the Town of Dallas Board of Aldermen, accepted her campaign manager sight unseen. The idea was a suggestion from her friend. When Stacey found out just who she was gettingMore >>
    Stacey Malker Duff, candidate for the Town of Dallas Board of Aldermen, accepted her campaign manager sight unseen. The idea was a suggestion from her friend.More >>
  • Sneak thief in Ballantyne

    Sneak thief in Ballantyne

    Thursday, November 7 2013 9:12 PM EST2013-11-08 02:12:43 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - There's a sneak thief plaguing the Ballantyne area. Police are on the hunt for a well-dressed man who walks in office building during the middle of the business day, looking forMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - There's a sneak thief plaguing the Ballantyne area. Police are on the hunt for a well-dressed man who walks in office building during the middle of the business day, looking forMore >>
  • Daycare volunteer doesn't mind the age difference

    Daycare volunteer doesn't mind the age difference

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 10:16 PM EST2013-11-07 03:16:08 GMT
    It's safe to say, not many daycares have a 5-day-a-week sit in great grandma on hand to help with the kids. Probably even fewer have one who's 100 years old. Minnie Murphy doesn't mind the kids she sitsMore >>
    It's safe to say, not many daycares have a 5-day-a-week sit in great grandma on hand to help with the kids. Probably even fewer have one who's 100 years old.More >>
  • Wearable apps to keep an eye on your kids

    Wearable apps to keep an eye on your kids

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 9:16 PM EST2013-11-07 02:16:27 GMT
    That parental panic that kicks in whenever a while is out of sight without mom or dad knowing where they are is something to which every parent can related.More >>
    That parental panic that kicks in whenever a while is out of sight without mom or dad knowing where they are is something to which every parent can related.More >>
  • Good News: Destination Daddy

    Good News: Destination Daddy

    Tuesday, November 5 2013 8:38 PM EST2013-11-06 01:38:14 GMT
    For Chanelle Mendoza, the journey of a thousand miles started a week ago, with a single step in Killeen, Texas. "After today I'll be going to Greensboro and Raleigh, today's a triple city day." She setMore >>
    For Chanelle Mendoza, the journey of a thousand miles started a week ago, with a single step in Killeen, Texas.More >>
  • Good News: Donated blood saves Phlebotomist's life

    Good News: Donated blood saves Phlebotomist's life

    Monday, November 4 2013 9:11 PM EST2013-11-05 02:11:57 GMT
    You just never know who's life will be saved when you donate blood. For some, it may very well be the person drawing it. LaDonna Allison has been a Phlebotomist with the American Red Cross for 19 years.More >>
    You just never know who's life will be saved when you donate blood. For some, it may very well be the person drawing it.More >>
  • A guide to getting good sleep

    A guide to getting good sleep

    Sunday, November 3 2013 8:02 AM EST2013-11-03 13:02:46 GMT
    Making Lavender Steamer while talking about Daylight Saving Time + Guide to Good Sleep: A recent study found that sleep loss can cause hormonal changes that increase appetite, specifically a craving forMore >>
    The down-side to sleep deprivation may show up in our waist lines.More >>
  • Competition dining series winner in the kitchen at Mimosa Grill

    Competition dining series winner in the kitchen at Mimosa Grill

    Saturday, November 2 2013 6:20 AM EDT2013-11-02 10:20:06 GMT
    It has been a long and difficult competition. Night after night, chefs from the top restaurants in the Charlotte area have battled it out in the Bonterra kitchen in the Fire in the City competition. ItMore >>
    Chef Jon Fortes talks about the competition and shares a winning recipe.More >>
  • Therapy dog brings comfort, smiles to hospice

    Therapy dog brings comfort, smiles to hospice

    Friday, November 1 2013 7:59 PM EDT2013-11-01 23:59:58 GMT
    Friday morning at the Hospice unit of the VA Medical Center in Salisbury, was somber. Many of the patients there were in a state called "decline", where their last days are imminent. So it would seemMore >>
    Friday morning at the Hospice unit of the VA Medical Center in Salisbury, was somber.More >>
  • What's It Worth?

    What's It Worth?

    Thursday, October 31 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-11-01 01:50:13 GMT
    Joy Shiver calls what she does "blessed work." She is a matchmaker of sorts. She reunited lost family heirlooms with their rightful owners.More >>
    Joy Shiver calls what she does "blessed work." She is a matchmaker of sorts. She reunited lost family heirlooms with their rightful owners.More >>
  • Armed man makes a fashion faux pas

    Armed man makes a fashion faux pas

    Thursday, October 31 2013 9:38 PM EDT2013-11-01 01:38:29 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - An armed man makes a fashion faux pas which may lead to his arrest. It was just after 6:00AM when a heavily disguised robber with a large black handgun burst into the Circle-K convenienceMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - An armed man makes a fashion faux pas which may lead to his arrest. It was just after 6:00AM when a heavily disguised robber with a large black handgun burst into the Circle-K convenienceMore >>
  • Kids in costumes say the darndest things

    Kids in costumes say the darndest things

    Thursday, October 31 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-11-01 01:25:45 GMT
    It's Halloween! And one of the best parts has to be the flocks of tiny tots going door to door in their adorable costumes. We caught up with some of those kiddies for an early look at what's cool thisMore >>
    It's Halloween! And one of the best parts has to be the flocks of tiny tots going door to door in their adorable costumes.More >>
  • Banks a big target for internet scammers

    Banks a big target for internet scammers

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 8:36 PM EDT2013-10-31 00:36:02 GMT
    Scam artists who want to get their hands on other people's money go where the money is. That's why research shows banks are a big target of internet attacks. That might make you wonder if your accountsMore >>
    We look into simple steps you can take to protect your accounts.More >>
  • Couple sets up skeletons in fun poses for Halloween

    Couple sets up skeletons in fun poses for Halloween

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 6:14 PM EDT2013-10-30 22:14:55 GMT
    When Steve Miller and girlfriend Tracy Adams get an idea, they go all in. "We both like to play and be creative and we just kind of build on the ideas and just keep going," said Tracy. The couple, bothMore >>
    When Steve Miller and girlfriend Tracy Adams get an idea, they go all in.More >>
  • Tuesday is National Cat Day

    Tuesday is National Cat Day

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 12:12 AM EDT2013-10-30 04:12:04 GMT
    The field might be pretty evenly balanced between cat lovers and dog lovers, but Tuesday the felines have the advantage. "National Cat Day was founded in 2005 by Pet Lifestyle Expert & Animal WelfareMore >>
    The field might be pretty evenly balanced between cat lovers and dog lovers, but Tuesday the felines have the advantage.More >>
  • Good News: Sidewalk smiles mean the world

    Good News: Sidewalk smiles mean the world

    Monday, October 28 2013 9:28 PM EDT2013-10-29 01:28:38 GMT
    This story suggestion came by way of an e-mail to the goodnews@wbtv.com inbox. The e-mailer wrote about a man who works for Rodgers Builders at a project on East Morehead St. in Charlotte. Here is anMore >>
    This story suggestion came by way of an e-mail to the goodnews@wbtv.com inbox.More >>
  • Armed men storm a fast food restaurant at closing time

    Armed men storm a fast food restaurant at closing time

    Thursday, October 24 2013 9:10 PM EDT2013-10-25 01:10:02 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Armed men storm a fast food restaurant at closing time and police just missed catching them in the act. It was just past midnight, closing time, at the new McDonald's restaurantMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Armed men storm a fast food restaurant at closing time and police just missed catching them in the act. It was just past midnight, closing time, at the new McDonald's restaurantMore >>
  • Parents ask about Ask.fm

    Parents ask about Ask.fm

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 9:22 PM EDT2013-10-24 01:22:10 GMT
    As tweens and teens flock away from Facebook to other social media sites, parents may have a tough time keeping up. The critical item you need to take away from this is they are all fun, easy to use,More >>
    Question and answer site drawing curious teens, and drawing questions from parents.More >>
  • Jeans made from recycled plastic water bottles

    Jeans made from recycled plastic water bottles

    Sunday, October 20 2013 7:53 AM EDT2013-10-20 11:53:25 GMT
    Green Jean founder Joe Fox used a Kickstarter campaign to get the money he needed to put the Green Jeans into production. They're billed as "the only eco-friendly jeans made from 100% recycled water bottlesMore >>
    Pieces and parts of the Green Jean are made in North Carolina.More >>
  • Product testing: Yolk Magic

    Product testing: Yolk Magic

    Saturday, October 19 2013 2:59 PM EDT2013-10-19 18:59:04 GMT
    Separating an egg yolk from the white while baking or cooking isn't always easy. Sometimes a little of the yellow creeps into the white, and sometimes the yellow just falls apart all together. The YolkMore >>
    Does it really make separating egg yolks and whites easier?More >>
  • Q-City Charlotte BBQ Competition kicks off

    Q-City Charlotte BBQ Competition kicks off

    Friday, October 18 2013 8:18 PM EDT2013-10-19 00:18:32 GMT
    The fires are hot and the meat is on at the 11th Annual Q-City Charlotte BBQ Competition in Uptown Charlotte. The festival celebrates the best of Charlotte barbeque and the best of the professional competitors.More >>
    The fires are hot and the meat is on at the 11th Annual Q-City Charlotte BBQ Competition in Uptown Charlotte.More >>
  • The roots of The Carolina Balloon Fest

    The roots of The Carolina Balloon Fest

    Thursday, October 17 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-10-18 01:47:23 GMT
    When Raeford Rhyne was approached by a man from Charlotte, asking for a place to build his hot air balloons, he got right to work looking. Turns out, the best place Rhyne could land his new client wasMore >>
    When Raeford Rhyne was approached by a man from Charlotte, asking for a place to build his hot air balloons, he got right to work looking.More >>
  • Halloween can be difficult for police

    Halloween can be difficult for police

    Thursday, October 17 2013 9:27 PM EDT2013-10-18 01:27:23 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Halloween can be difficult for police-- trying to tell the bad guys from the real trick-or-treaters. At the Shell Sam's Mart on I-85 and Glenwood Drive, a robber walked in wearingMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Halloween can be difficult for police-- trying to tell the bad guys from the real trick-or-treaters. At the Shell Sam's Mart on I-85 and Glenwood Drive, a robber walked in wearingMore >>
  • Veterans learning from teen volunteer

    Veterans learning from teen volunteer

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 8:10 PM EDT2013-10-17 00:10:41 GMT
    One might wonder what a 13-year-old boy might possibly teach an 80-year-old man. For one veteran at the Salisbury VA Medical Center, recalling those lessons brings him to tears. Drew Hastings lost hisMore >>
    One might wonder what a 13-year-old boy might possibly teach an 80-year-old man. For one veteran at the Salisbury VA Medical Center, recalling those lessons brings him to tears.More >>
  • New Google Plus privacy settings

    New Google Plus privacy settings

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-16 21:15:09 GMT
    You know it is important to pay attention to privacy settings, especially on social media platforms. Google announced recently that it will change its privacy policy. That will allow the tech giant toMore >>
    Changes will allow your image to be used in advertisements.More >>
  • Purple Heart Homes founder a CNN Hero

    Purple Heart Homes founder a CNN Hero

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 8:04 PM EDT2013-10-16 00:04:51 GMT
    CNN's International awards program featuring everyday people doing extraordinary things, has nominated Purple Heart Homes founder Dale Beatty as a CNN Hero in the final top 10.More >>
    CNN's International awards program featuring everyday people doing extraordinary things, has nominated Purple Heart Homes founder Dale Beatty as a CNN Hero in the final top 10.More >>
  • Sisters make cooking video for contest

    Sisters make cooking video for contest

    Monday, October 14 2013 8:55 PM EDT2013-10-15 00:55:20 GMT
    The Davis sisters are made up of Nevaeh, Aurora, Kaylah, and Onyah. The Blythe Elementary School sisters range in age from 6 to 10 years old and have already been cooking for years. But most recently theirMore >>
    The Davis sisters are made up of Nevaeh, Aurora, Kaylah, and Onyah.More >>
  • Student with autism raising money for Myers Park

    Student with autism raising money for Myers Park

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-10-09 23:10:03 GMT
    Harry Martz tried out, but didn't make the cut for the Myers Park High School Basketball team. But Head Coach Bob Moran says he saw something special in the 17-year-old. "The first thing he did whenMore >>
    Harry Martz tried out, but didn't make the cut for the Myers Park High School Basketball team. But Head Coach Bob Moran says he saw something special in the 17-year-old.More >>
  • Crossing Guard brings smiles to the street

    Crossing Guard brings smiles to the street

    Monday, October 7 2013 8:08 PM EDT2013-10-08 00:08:43 GMT
    It was almost 3 years ago when Eddie Lockhart got the call. "They asked me if I would come back as a crossing guard and I said yes." He was retired from Cleveland County Schools at that time, but decidedMore >>
    It was almost 3 years ago when Eddie Lockhart got the call. "They asked me if I would come back as a crossing guard and I said yes."More >>
  • Gas station manager celebrates as a survivor

    Gas station manager celebrates as a survivor

    Friday, October 4 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-10-04 22:31:40 GMT
    October update: On Friday, Angie Webb celebrated one week since being declared a breast cancer survivor. We have signed her up to walk with WBTV's Team Boob Tube for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!More >>
    On Friday, Angie Webb celebrated one week since being declared a breast cancer survivor.More >>
  • Mother of murder victim hopes for new leads

    Mother of murder victim hopes for new leads

    Thursday, October 3 2013 7:15 PM EDT2013-10-03 23:15:09 GMT
    When Wilma Yount visits the place where her son Eddie Greene was killed, there isn't much to see. What used to be an apartment complex, and a driveway in which his body was found inside his still-runningMore >>
    26 year old Eddie Greene was killed in Catawba County five years ago and there have been no arrests in the case.More >>
  • App allows parents to keep a close eye on child predators

    App allows parents to keep a close eye on child predators

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 6:11 PM EDT2013-10-02 22:11:46 GMT
    There is an app that can help you assist law enforcement with tracking down child predators. The app, supports "Operations Predator" at the Department of Homeland Security. In the first 36 hoursMore >>
    Families can search databases and report tips.More >>
  • Clemson University researchers dig into social media posts on shutdown

    Clemson University researchers dig into social media posts on shutdown

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 5:40 PM EDT2013-10-02 21:40:09 GMT
    In Daniel Hall on the campus of Clemson University there is a very unique lab. Researchers there aren't conducting the traditional type of experiments you might think would be done in a lab. These researchersMore >>
    As the government shutdown lingers, social media researchers in high-tech lab are assessing topics and tone on social media.More >>
  • Keith Larson's "That Season of Hope" highlights special girl

    Keith Larson's "That Season of Hope" highlights special girl

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 9:30 PM EDT2013-10-02 01:30:53 GMT
    WBT Radio host Keith Larson first saw the story in the Charlotte Observer almost 10 years ago. The front page article featured a 12-year-old girl who was presented with the option of any wish from theMore >>
    WBT Radio host Keith Larson first saw the story in the Charlotte Observer almost 10 years ago.More >>
  • Matilda the talking turkey

    Matilda the talking turkey

    Monday, September 30 2013 6:29 PM EDT2013-09-30 22:29:36 GMT
    Matilda came to the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue like many of the domesticated turkeys do, she fell off of a turkey truck in route to be slaughtered. The volunteers first noticed something special aboutMore >>
    Matilda came to the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue like many of the domesticated turkeys do, she fell off of a turkey truck in route to be slaughtered.More >>
  • The real-life world of advertising

    The real-life world of advertising

    Monday, September 30 2013 11:33 AM EDT2013-09-30 15:33:22 GMT
    Believe what you see on TV and the world of advertising is wild, wacky, and laugh-a-minute. This week CBS premiered one of it's new fall shows called "The Crazy Ones" starring Robin Williams. We wantedMore >>
    CBS debuts new show, "The Crazy Ones", and we ask how close to real-life TV's idea of working in an advertising agency really is.More >>
  • Local banjo player wins national championship

    Local banjo player wins national championship

    Friday, September 27 2013 6:22 PM EDT2013-09-27 22:22:33 GMT
    Billy Cockman says he didn't scream or explode with excitement when he found out he won first place in the 42nd Walnut Valley Festival banjo championship, last week. "I just kind of stood there and IMore >>
    Billy Cockman says he didn't scream or explode with excitement when he found out he won first place in the 42nd Walnut Valley Festival banjo championship, last week.More >>
  • Dancing in the streets in Downtown Monroe

    Dancing in the streets in Downtown Monroe

    Thursday, September 26 2013 7:58 PM EDT2013-09-26 23:58:40 GMT
    If you're in the downtown Monroe area anytime during a work day, you can hear oldies, pop, country, jazz, 80's, and hip-hop music piped through large speakers hung on light posts. The idea came as a partMore >>
    If you're in the downtown Monroe area anytime during a work day, you can hear oldies, pop, country, jazz, 80's, and hip-hop music piped through large speakers hung on light posts.More >>
  • NC DMV examiner brings big smiles to office

    NC DMV examiner brings big smiles to office

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 6:55 PM EDT2013-09-25 22:55:37 GMT
    In an industry where some can go their whole career without getting a customer compliment, Pam Patterson has received 5 in 2013 alone. "I am just a fan of young people and so they are just my heart,"More >>
    In an industry where some can go their whole career without getting a customer compliment, Pam Patterson has received 5 in 2013 alone.More >>
  • If you are a Microsoft user, there is an important date looming

    If you are a Microsoft user, there is an important date looming

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 5:55 PM EDT2013-09-25 21:55:21 GMT
    April 8, 2014 is fast approaching and that is a very important date in the computer world. It is when Microsoft will retire its XP operating system. It won't stop working on 4/9/14. It means that MicrosoftMore >>
    Our cyber expert explains why April will bring a major change for those who are using one older operating system.More >>
  • Mooresville Store Sells Johnston and Murphy for $54.95

    Mooresville Store Sells Johnston and Murphy for $54.95

    Monday, September 23 2013 6:01 PM EDT2013-09-23 22:01:35 GMT
    Stepping into John Franklin Ltd. on Main Street in Mooresville is like stepping back in time. The store has been in business for decades and offers the kind of one-on-one service you'd expect to see inMore >>
    Local store sells Johnston and Murphy shoes known as 'seconds' for $54.95....every pair, every day.More >>
  • Groundbreaking ceremony for new Charlotte outlet mall

    Groundbreaking ceremony for new Charlotte outlet mall

    Friday, September 20 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-09-20 23:29:15 GMT
    A big step forward today in creating Charlotte's newest shopping destination. Ground was broken for the new Charlotte Premium Outlets. They'll be in the Steele Creek area of Charlotte, off exit 4 on I-485.More >>
    Tanger and Simon Properties working together to develop outlet less than 10 miles from the center of Charlotte.More >>
  • Fraternity shaves heads for fellow brother

    Fraternity shaves heads for fellow brother

    Friday, September 20 2013 7:21 PM EDT2013-09-20 23:21:32 GMT
    If August 24th was the worst day of Jack Bretz's life, it might be safe to say September 20th was the best. It was less than a month ago, when doctors delivered the news that Jack had Acute LymphoblasticMore >>
    If August 24th was the worst day of Jack Bretz's life, it might be safe to say September 20th was the best.More >>
  • Coin thieves steal nearly 4,000 quarters from a local car wash

    Coin thieves steal nearly 4,000 quarters from a local car wash

    Thursday, September 19 2013 10:40 PM EDT2013-09-20 02:40:12 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Coin thieves steal nearly 4,000 quarters from a local car wash. Brandon Schwartz, a part owner of Mister G's Car Wash on East Independence Blvd., says his business has been brokenMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Coin thieves steal nearly 4,000 quarters from a local car wash. Brandon Schwartz, a part owner of Mister G's Car Wash on East Independence Blvd., says his business has been brokenMore >>
  • Shelby Corn Maze looks like Kellie Pickler

    Shelby Corn Maze looks like Kellie Pickler

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 6:30 PM EDT2013-09-18 22:30:11 GMT
    Alice Pyron and her husband started operating corn mazes in the fall 12 years ago, as a way to make a little extra money for their chicken farming business. Each year, more than 7,000 people make theirMore >>
    Alice Pyron and her husband started operating corn mazes in the fall 12 years ago, as a way to make a little extra money for their chicken farming business.More >>
  • Work at home scam with a twist

    Work at home scam with a twist

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 6:26 PM EDT2013-09-18 22:26:38 GMT
    We have warned you before about work from home scams. Now we've seen a new twist on the same old scam and we have a warning from our Cyber Expert Theresa Payton. Theresa says the scammers make it personal.More >>
    Our Cyber Expert worries young people, or those desperate for extra cash, might fall for this.More >>
  • 74 years married and still going strong

    74 years married and still going strong

    Tuesday, September 17 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-09-17 22:04:56 GMT
    Inside the little house on Faulks Church road in Union County, is where love lives. It's also home to the Reverend Ed and Fannie Madaris. "I know where I saw her the first time is where we were workingMore >>
    Inside the little house on Faulks Church road in Union County, is where love lives. It's also home to the Reverend Ed and Fannie Madaris.More >>
  • Beauty Queen rescues dog 300 miles away

    Beauty Queen rescues dog 300 miles away

    Monday, September 16 2013 8:35 PM EDT2013-09-17 00:35:42 GMT
    On a coveted shelf at home, Laney Mungo holds the Miss Pageland Teen USA 2013 crown. But in her heart, the beautiful high school senior holds a very special place for animals. Laney operates her veryMore >>
    On a coveted shelf at home, Laney Mungo holds the Miss Pageland Teen USA 2013 crown. But in her heart, the beautiful high school senior holds a very special place for animals.More >>
  • Green Jeans Eco Chic Fall Consignment Sale

    Green Jeans Eco Chic Fall Consignment Sale

    Monday, September 16 2013 7:35 PM EDT2013-09-16 23:35:49 GMT
    When Cindy Williams lost her job while on maternity leave with her second child she found herself at a crossroads, and it was the perfect time to create a new career. She and her sister, Dana Degan ,More >>
    When Cindy Williams lost her job while on maternity leave with her second child she found herself at a crossroads, and it was the perfect time to create a new career. She and her sister, Dana Degan ,More >>
  • 512 gallons of gas stolen

    512 gallons of gas stolen

    Thursday, February 6 2014 9:24 PM EST2014-02-07 02:24:25 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Some use siphons to steal gas. Some simply drive away from the pump. One Charlotte gas station had 512 gallons of gas stolen in a very unique manner. At the Kangaroo on North Graham,More >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Some use siphons to steal gas. Some simply drive away from the pump. One Charlotte gas station had 512 gallons of gas stolen in a very unique manner. At the Kangaroo on North Graham,More >>
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