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  • Unlocking your home with your smart phone

    Unlocking your home with your smart phone

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:53:34 GMT
    If you're the kind of person who often loses their keys at the bottom of their purse, some new technology might help. Some new apps may let you open the door to your home with a virtual key instead.More >>
    New apps make it easier to get into your home but there are some questions you should ask before you use them.More >>
  • Woman who helps cancer patients, finds the tables turned

    Woman who helps cancer patients, finds the tables turned

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:32:15 GMT
    We first featured Sharon Grammer and her Sunshine Boxes in 2012. Back then, she was in remission from her second bout with cancer. She had a smile then, and against all odds, she's still smiling today. "ThereMore >>
    We first featured Sharon Grammer and her Sunshine Boxes in 2012. Back then, she was in remission from her second bout with cancer. She had a smile then, and against all odds, she's still smiling today.More >>
  • Security cameras aim to cut down on distracted driving

    Security cameras aim to cut down on distracted driving

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:42:34 GMT
    Big yellow buses have returned to area roadways carrying children to and from school all morning and afternoon long. That means we all have to re-train our eyes to spot, and stop for, the flashing lightsMore >>
    Some school buses are now equipped with several cameras that can record a car passing a stopped school bus, get a photo of the driver, and a snapshot of the license plate.More >>
  • CMS still faces teacher assistant funding gap

    CMS still faces teacher assistant funding gap

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:13:45 GMT
    In the days after the budget passed, CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison said the state budget created a $2.6 million funding gap that would eliminate about 90 teaching assistant positions.More >>
    In the days after the budget passed, CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison said the state budget created a $2.6 million funding gap that would eliminate about 90 teaching assistant positions.More >>
  • Tuesday is National Dog Day

    Tuesday is National Dog Day

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:33:46 GMT
    They are the four-legged friends that steal our hearts and lick our faces. Dogs. Many would say they love their canine companions just as much (if not more) than their human counterparts. In celebratingMore >>
    They are the four-legged friends that steal our hearts and lick our faces. Dogs. Many would say they love their canine companions just as much (if not more) than their human counterparts. More >>
  • Fighting to lose weight and boxing worked!

    Fighting to lose weight and boxing worked!

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:34:34 GMT
    When Theresa Natale started having problems with one of her legs, doctors told her it was her weight that was to blame. The young mother decided to make a lifestyle change, not just go on a diet. SheMore >>
    When Theresa Natale started having problems with one of her legs, doctors told her it was her weight that was to blame. The young mother decided to make a lifestyle change, not just go on a diet. SheMore >>
  • Ice Bucket Challenge raises almost $80 million for ALS

    Ice Bucket Challenge raises almost $80 million for ALS

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:08:16 GMT
    As of Monday, the ALS Association has raised nearly $80 million dollars thanks to the wildly popular Ice Bucket Challenge. We decided to put together some of the best videos from around the country andMore >>
    As of Monday, the ALS Association has raised nearly $80 million dollars thanks to the wildly popular Ice Bucket Challenge.More >>
  • Stolen car at gym

    Stolen car at gym

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:59:07 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte man went to the gym, got a good workout, then had his car stolen from the parking lot. "Hardly ever do you expect your car to get stolen when you're coming in for justMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte man went to the gym, got a good workout, then had his car stolen from the parking lot. "Hardly ever do you expect your car to get stolen when you're coming in for justMore >>
  • Cyber safety for the new school year

    Cyber safety for the new school year

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:30:04 GMT
    Backpacks full of heavy textbooks are increasingly becoming a thing of the past. Now students are learning in a modern day classroom where more and more of them are toting technology instead with 24/7More >>
    Now that students have constant access to the cyber world, there are new security precautions parents and school districts have to be sure to take.More >>
  • Getting a healthy start to the new school year

    Getting a healthy start to the new school year

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:19:20 GMT
    The beginning of the school year is upon us, some kids returned to school today! But many of you still have a few days before your kids go back. If your child is returning think about some of the recommendationsMore >>
    As we return to school, some great ideas on how to make the transition less stressful, more happy and healthy.More >>
  • Rash of robberies

    Rash of robberies

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-08-15 02:45:18 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - There's been a rash of robberies in Charlotte-- and several look very similar. Police are on the hunt for three violent men who they think pulled several jobs, including the recentMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - There's been a rash of robberies in Charlotte-- and several look very similar. Police are on the hunt for three violent men who they think pulled several jobs, including the recentMore >>
  • 100s of Dental Professionals bring back smiles at free clinic

    100s of Dental Professionals bring back smiles at free clinic

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:52:47 GMT
    The 3rd Annual North Carolina Missions of Mercy free dental clinic set for September 5th. The Charlotte Convention Center will be transformed into one of the largest dental offices in the country forMore >>
    The 3rd Annual North Carolina Missions of Mercy free dental clinic set for September 5th. The Charlotte Convention Center will be transformed into one of the largest dental offices in the country forMore >>
  • Something more valuable

    Something more valuable

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-08 01:34:53 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - CMPD is looking for a pair of crooks who didn't steal money. They took something they consider more valuable. Across the street from the Johnson C Smith University campus, sitsMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - CMPD is looking for a pair of crooks who didn't steal money. They took something they consider more valuable. Across the street from the Johnson C Smith University campus, sitsMore >>
  • Good News: #TBT Pay phones

    Good News: #TBT Pay phones

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:04:13 GMT
    There was a time when they were the staple of every street corner. But now, a payphone is but a rusty relic from an era when waiting was ok. Instead of on every corner, now there's a phone in everyMore >>
    There was a time when they were the staple of every street corner. But now, a payphone is but a rusty relic from an era when waiting was ok.
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  • FDA approves ReWalk for Personal use as injured pilot flies again

    Monday, August 4 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-08-04 21:18:06 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 >>
  • Young crooks in the making

    Young crooks in the making

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:31:38 GMT
    Remember the old TV cartoon, "Bevis and Butthead"-- two adolescents full of mischief? CMPD ran across a real-life Bevis and Butthead who comically and sadly attempt a liquor store break-in. They'reMore >>
    Remember the old TV cartoon, "Bevis and Butthead"-- two adolescents full of mischief? CMPD ran across a real-life Bevis and Butthead who comically and sadly attempt a liquor store break-in. They'reMore >>
  • Kid-proofing your digital budget

    Kid-proofing your digital budget

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:29:40 GMT
    It happens in most families. You realize somehow your kids were able to download things from the internet but the catch is the download had a price and it was connected to your debit or credit card.More >>
    Steps you can take to make sure your kids don't make accidental online purchases.More >>
  • Simple Procedure Ends Sinus Suffering

    Simple Procedure Ends Sinus Suffering

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:18:16 GMT
    Millions of Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis, an infection of a sinus cavity that is hard to treat or recurring. A 20-30 minute procedure done in the doctor's office is ending the suffering withMore >>
    Simple procedure using a balloon ends sinus suffering.More >>
  • Crimestoppers: Spraying shoplifters

    Spraying shoplifters

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:00:25 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Shoplifting is a minor crime. But it becomes major when you use a weapon to aid your getaway. CMPD is looking for two women who pepper sprayed a manager when she followed themMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Shoplifting is a minor crime. But it becomes major when you use a weapon to aid your getaway. CMPD is looking for two women who pepper sprayed a manager when she followed themMore >>
  • 9-Year-old boy survives lightning strike

    9-Year-old boy survives lightning strike

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:42:10 GMT
    The afternoon of June 25th, the Felder family was practicing track events at the Johnson C. Smith Stadium when the worst happened. In an instant, a boom shook the stadium and 9-year-old Khye took a directMore >>
    The afternoon of June 25th, the Felder family was practicing track events at the Johnson C. Smith Stadium when the worst happened.More >>
  • Stroke victim has powerful message on "the little things"

    Stroke victim has powerful message on "the little things"

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:28:07 GMT
    Chris Sadler sits out in the garden area of the Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Care in Kings Mountain. He's focusing on something that you only need to look at his face to see, makes him happy. "IMore >>

    Chris Sadler sits out in the garden area of the Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Care in Kings Mountain. He's focusing on something that you only need to look at his face to see, makes him happy. More >>

  • Wrestler overcomes the odds, makes a national name

    Wrestler overcomes the odds, makes a national name

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:21:37 GMT
    Inside the ring, he is a 6 foot 5, 320 pound beast, but outside the ropes, you'll find Charles Stevenson doesn't strike fear in hearts, he melts them. "When I was 4 years old me and my play Daddy weMore >>
    Inside the ring, he is a 6 foot 5, 320 pound beast, but outside the ropes, you'll find Charles Stevenson doesn't strike fear in hearts, he melts them.
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  • Product testing: Insta Grip

    Product testing: Insta Grip

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-07-19 11:45:03 GMT
    When a product claims "the possibilities are endless", we need to know if that is true. In this week's product testing, Kristen and Ashley tested Insta Grip. It claims to be a fast and easy way to "hang,More >>
    Repositionable sticky tape helps keep rugs in place and claims to be great for those of you who scrapbook.More >>
  • Recipe: Chilled crab salad

    Recipe: Chilled crab salad

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:35 AM EDT2014-07-19 11:35:07 GMT
    Crab Pagoda Chilled Crab, Corn and Avocado Salad layered between House Made Potato Crisps For the Crab Mix combine - 1lb cleaned crab meat - 1/2 red onion - 1 green bell pepper small dice - 1More >>
    The Fig Tree executive chef Greg Zanitsch shares his recipe which incorporates avocado and house made potato crisps.More >>
  • Nettie: Getting rid of belly fat

    Nettie: Getting rid of belly fat

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-07-19 11:10:02 GMT
    Belly Fat Abomination 3 Levels of Abdominal Exercise OUT OF SHAPE LEVEL Terror squads, knee crunches, resist-a-ball crunches GETTING IN SHAPE LEVEL KB stand-ups, ball exchanges, single leg meet inMore >>
    WBTV Fitness Expert Nettie Reeves helps us banish belly fat.More >>
  • Nettie: Belly fat abomination

    Nettie: Belly fat abomination

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-07-19 11:10:00 GMT
    Belly Fat Abomination 3 Levels of Abdominal Exercises OUT OF SHAPE LEVEL Terror Squats, knee crunches and resist-a-ball crunches GETTING IN SHAPE LEVEL KB stand ups, ball exchanges, single leg meetMore >>
    WBTV Fitness Expert Nettie Reeves helps us get rid of that unwanted belly fat.More >>
  • Last-minute summer travel on a budget

    Last-minute summer travel on a budget

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-07-19 10:50:06 GMT
    Paul Durso with Durso Capital Management helps us plan a last-minute summer vacation while still keeping our spending down. According to a survey by American Express, two-thirds of Americans plan to travelMore >>
    If you want to take a last minute trip while keeping your budget in check, our financial expert has some advice.  He says it's all about "the little things".More >>
  • Pageland Watermelon Festival underway

    Pageland Watermelon Festival underway

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:32:10 GMT
    You can't drive through the Chesterfield County town of Pageland without noticing, they seem to have a thing for watermelons. "It was started as an agricultural celebration because Pageland was the largestMore >>
    You can't drive through the Chesterfield County town of Pageland without noticing, they seem to have a thing for watermelons. More >>
  • Stop copper thief from killing himself

    Stop copper thief from killing himself

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:45:12 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Twice in two days, a Duke Energy sub-station was broken into with copper wire stolen. Police not only want to stop the thief-- they want to stop him from killing himself. ThereMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Twice in two days, a Duke Energy sub-station was broken into with copper wire stolen. Police not only want to stop the thief-- they want to stop him from killing himself. ThereMore >>
  • A digital prenuptial agreement

    A digital prenuptial agreement

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:07:37 GMT
    It's another sign we are living in a digital age. Many family attorneys now say they are seeing a trend where couples discuss BEFORE they get married what happens to the digital data they accumulate whileMore >>
    As "pre-nups" become more common, couples are adding something new.More >>
  • Rare plant blooms, brings curious visitors

    Rare plant blooms, brings curious visitors

    Monday, July 14 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-07-14 20:51:03 GMT
    One look at Janie Mixon's Fort Mill front yard, and it's clear at least one of her thumbs is green. "People are forever stopping, they want to know what that plant is," Janie said. But people aren'tMore >>
    One look at Janie Mixon's Fort Mill front yard, and it's clear at least one of her thumbs is green.
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  • Crimestoppers: 3 stickups, 1 crook

    Crimestoppers: 3 stickups, 1 crook

    Thursday, July 10 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-07-11 01:34:57 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Two gas stations and a fast food restaurant-- three robberies that police know of-- all attributed to one man. His spree started at the Subway Sandwich across from the MetropolitanMore >>
    Two gas stations and a fast food restaurant-- three robberies that police know of-- all attributed to one man. His spree started at the Subway Sandwich across from the MetropolitanMore >>
  • New tool helps fight online sexual predators

    New tool helps fight online sexual predators

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-07-10 14:54:37 GMT
    iGuardians help fight online predatorsiGuardians help fight online predators
    Last year, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) worked over 4,000 online sexual predator investigations. ICE logged almost one million hours workingMore >>
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement offers assistance to families in catching and reporting predators of children.More >>
  • "Lean Teen Program" aims at helping kids lose weight and get healthy

    "Lean Teen Program" aims at helping kids lose weight and get healthy

    Monday, July 7 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-07 21:17:07 GMT
    When 14-year-old Marquis walks into class for the first time at Mallard Creek High School in August there is a very good chance his friends will be stunned! The rising ninth-grader has lost 25 poundsMore >>
    New business designed to help kids and teens lose weight and develop healthier eating habits.  We meet a young man who has already lost 25 pounds!More >>
  • A rare break-out

    A rare break-out

    Thursday, July 3 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-07-04 00:57:26 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Break-ins happen every day. It's the break-outs that are rare. At the Best Buy store near I-485 and Independence, police believe three men were working in concert to rob the place. SurveillanceMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Break-ins happen every day. It's the break-outs that are rare. At the Best Buy store near I-485 and Independence, police believe three men were working in concert to rob the place. SurveillanceMore >>
  • Fighting back against retail hackers

    Fighting back against retail hackers

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:15:05 GMT
    Most recently it was restaurant chain PF Chang's and it's customers who fell victim to online hackers targeting debit and credit card numbers. The hack is still under investigation and the US Secret ServiceMore >>
    Steps you can take in the weeks following the most recent debit and credit security breach.More >>
  • Good News: A true love letter

    Good News: A true love letter

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:07:09 GMT
    Bob Phillips admits his proposal to his wife Gail wasn't the most romantic. "I had taken her home and before she got out of the car, I said 'Gail will you marry me?' That was it. How's that for romantic?" InMore >>

    Bob Phillips admits his proposal to his wife Gail wasn't the most romantic. More >>

  • Cornelius construction misspelling amuses some residents

    Cornelius construction misspelling amuses some residents

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-01 12:28:09 GMT
    If you're traveling the I-77 southbound off ramp to exit 28, you'll notice you can "NOLY" turn right. After a weekend construction project, a right turn lane was incorrectly misspelled in permanent paintMore >>
    If you're traveling the I-77 southbound off ramp to exit 28, you'll notice you can "NOLY" turn right.More >>
  • Making moving fun for kids

    Making moving fun for kids

    Sunday, June 29 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-06-29 11:18:35 GMT
    Moving to a new home is a difficult process for adults. It is even harder, sometimes, for children to grasp. The team from the local offices of Two Men and A Truck, the largest franchised moving companyMore >>
    Moving experts say turn the process into a game for kids.More >>
  • Celebrating all things bacon

    Celebrating all things bacon

    Sunday, June 29 2014 7:09 AM EDT2014-06-29 11:09:12 GMT
    Tesa Chef Clark Barlowe Heirloom Restaurant 5g whole black pepper 3g cloves 1 allspice berry 1g nutmeg 2g red pepper flakes 36g salt 1g sodium nitrate 3# pork belly 15g garlic 20g red wine 1.More >>
    As a preview to the Bacon, Brews and Cruise-In event on June 29th, a local chef shows how to cure a pork belly for unsmoked bacon.More >>
  • Local organization spurring "growth" in the community

    Local organization spurring "growth" in the community

    Sunday, June 29 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-06-29 10:20:01 GMT
    Christine Cofer was gardening one day and realized there was much more food than she and her family could eat. She wanted to utilize some unused land in Catawba County to grow food for those in need whetherMore >>
    Hope Garden helps feed those in need.More >>
  • Plastic wrapped gun

    Plastic wrapped gun

    Thursday, June 26 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-06-27 00:56:13 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Cigarette thieves strike again. Two men rob a local convenience store-- using distraction and a gun hidden in a plastic bag. This happened at a busy time-- 5:45 p.m.-- when lotsMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Cigarette thieves strike again. Two men rob a local convenience store-- using distraction and a gun hidden in a plastic bag. This happened at a busy time-- 5:45 p.m.-- when lotsMore >>
  • 11-year-old writes computer code for gaming app

    11-year-old writes computer code for gaming app

    Thursday, June 26 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-06-26 22:49:40 GMT
    Many 11 year olds might find themselves addicted to playing video games, Jonathan Mendenhall seems to be addicted to making them. "It's not complicated really, once you understand it," said Jonathan.More >>
    Many 11 year olds might find themselves addicted to playing video games, Jonathan Mendenhall seems to be addicted to making them.More >>
  • First female Chief Deputy at Gaston Co. Sheriff's Office

    First female Chief Deputy at Gaston Co. Sheriff's Office

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-06-26 01:33:16 GMT
    As Assistant Chief Deputy of the Gaston County Sheriff's Office, Kim Johnson already handles a lot. But as of July 7th, she'll lose the assistant title and assume the role of Chief, second in commandMore >>
    As Assistant Chief Deputy of the Gaston County Sheriff's Office, Kim Johnson already handles a lot. But as of July 7th, she'll lose the assistant title and assume the role of Chief, second in command to Sheriff Alan Cloninger.
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  • Tiny device allows doctors to track heart rhythm for years

    Tiny device allows doctors to track heart rhythm for years

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-06-24 16:53:31 GMT
    Have you ever fainted? Fainting, called syncope in medical terminology can be a sign that something is wrong with a person's heart. So if you faint, doctors take it very seriously. Now they have a tinyMore >>
    Tiny device, smaller than a AAA battery, allows doctors to track patient's heart rhythms remotely for up to 3 years.More >>
  • Girl raises $37,000 to help friend with cancer

    Girl raises $37,000 to help friend with cancer

    Monday, June 23 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-06-23 23:28:45 GMT
    A year ago, Raemy Wensil decided she would make and sell hair bows to help a family friend pay for cancer treatments. In just a few months, Raemy's "Angel Bows" project raised almost $6,000 dollars toMore >>
    A year ago, Raemy Wensil decided she would make and sell hair bows to help a family friend pay for cancer treatments.More >>
  • Recipe: Tuna tartare

    Recipe: Tuna tartare

    Sunday, June 22 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-06-22 11:15:12 GMT
    Tuna Tartare: Chef Michael Shortino, BAKU 2 ¾ lbs Raw tuna meat, diced 1 teaspoon shallot, finely diced 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil ¼ teaspoon fresh wasabi 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 ½ teaspoon ponzuMore >>
    Chef Michael Shortino, from popular South Park restaurant BAKU, shares a unique dish.More >>
  • Charity dog wash

    Charity dog was

    Sunday, June 22 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-06-22 10:20:04 GMT
    When you can get someone else to do the work, giving your dog a bath is a breeze. Today not only can your pooch be pampered, but you'll be helping out a good cause. National dog daycare chain Dogtopia,More >>
    Dog daycare, Dogtopia, partners with Paws With A Cause.More >>
  • Crimestoppers: Woman shot in face at ATM

    Crimestoppers: Woman shot in face at ATM

    Thursday, June 19 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-06-20 02:50:28 GMT
    A Charlotte woman was shot in the face after a late-night visit to an ATM. She may lose her eyesight, but police have their surveillance eyes on one of the shooters.More >>
    A Charlotte woman was shot in the face after a late-night visit to an ATM. She may lose her eyesight, but police have their surveillance eyes on one of the shooters.More >>
  • Game fosters creativity and tech skills in kids

    Game fosters creativity and tech skills in kids

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-06-18 22:42:55 GMT
    If you have a teen or tween in your life, there's a good chance they're playing Minecraft. There are even plush toys, posters, tee shirts and more in the offline world that kids can buy. Our cyberMore >>
    However, our Cyber Expert says parents need to pay close attention when their kids are playing.More >>
  • Help needed to get cancer patients to treatment appointments

    Help needed to get cancer patients to treatment appointments

    Sunday, June 15 2014 7:46 AM EDT2014-06-15 11:46:02 GMT
    The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program in Charlotte is looking for volunteers in the Queen City and surrounding areas. They would help the organization transport local cancer patients inMore >>
    Road To Recovery program helps those who have limited access to transportation.More >>
  • Coach LaMonte: Children reflect on Father's Day

    Coach LaMonte: Children reflect on Father's Day

    Saturday, June 14 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-06-14 11:37:09 GMT
    Typically, when he visits, Coach LaMonte is sharing his words of wisdom to help all of us lead better lives. This week, as Father's Day approaches, Coach decided to let his kids do the talking. TheyMore >>
    This week Coach lets his kids do the talking.More >>
  • Dinner out for your family could make a big difference to students in need

    Dinner out for your family could make a big difference to students in need

    Saturday, June 14 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-06-14 11:32:20 GMT
    The mission of Communities in Schools is to empower students to stay in school and achieve in life. Each year the organization serves 6,000 students in our community in 43 Charlotte Mecklenburg schoolsMore >>
    Dine Out For Kids to be held on June 17th.More >>
  • "Hairwalk" event hits the Queen City

    "Hairwalk" event hits the Queen City

    Saturday, June 14 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-06-14 11:27:21 GMT
    Fighting cancer, with style, is the mission of HairWalk Charlotte. The runway show will be held on August 8th at the Charlotte Convention Center. It's centerpiece is a survivors walk where cancer survivorsMore >>
    Event to raise awareness for breast cancer research and a local organization is in search of survivors to participate in brand new local event.More >>
  • Foiled by bullet proof door

    Foiled by bullet proof door

    Thursday, June 12 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-06-13 00:34:49 GMT
    An assault, a kidnapping and an attempted robbery-- all before 8:00 in the morning. More >>
    An assault, a kidnapping and an attempted robbery-- all before 8:00 in the morning. More >>
  • Hackers learn how to hold iPhones and iPads hostage

    Hackers learn how to hold iPhones and iPads hostage

    Thursday, June 12 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-06-12 19:35:57 GMT
    It is called Ransomware. Recently, some people living in Australia woke up to find their iPhones and iPads were being held hostage. Now the same attack is traveling the globe. The ransomware is goingMore >>
    Virus first hits in Australia and now our Cyber Expert says it is making its way to other countries, including ours.More >>
  • Mecklenburg makes pizza box recycling video

    Mecklenburg makes pizza box recycling video

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-06-10 22:09:11 GMT
    Perhaps one of the most long awaited changes in the recycling program for Mecklenburg County came in March. But many people still don't know you can now recycle pizza boxes. So the county, in conjunctionMore >>
    Perhaps one of the most long awaited changes in the recycling program for Mecklenburg County came in March. But many people still don't know you can now recycle pizza boxes. More >>
  • Teen with Autism defies odds, graduates high school

    Teen with Autism defies odds, graduates high school

    Monday, June 9 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-06-09 22:24:57 GMT
    Most parents are overjoyed to talk about the day their oldest child graduated high school. But when you ask Robin Crisp what this Saturday was like for her? "It was awesome," Robin said. "I never thoughtMore >>
    Most parents are overjoyed to talk about the day their oldest child graduated high school. But when you ask Robin Crisp what this Saturday was like for her?More >>
  • Special camp helps young people grieve the loss of a loved one

    Special camp helps young people grieve the loss of a loved one

    Sunday, June 8 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-06-08 10:20:01 GMT
    It isn't easy for adults to process the loss of a loved one. That task is even more difficult for children. Camp Mostly Smiles, through Hospice of Cleveland County, is a one day retreat which helpsMore >>
    Writing and other activities help children express their grief.More >>
  • Jazz Arts Initiative growing

    Jazz Arts Initiative growing

    Sunday, June 8 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-06-08 10:10:00 GMT
    The Jazz Arts Initiative is a non-profit with a mission of promoting, educating, and preserving jazz and related art forms in our community. It's Jazz Room series at the Stage Door Theater is now in it'sMore >>
    Monthly Jazz Room series moves to Friday nights in July and adds a second show.  July performance to feature Grammy nominated trumpeter.More >>
  • Watch out for Windows XP scams

    Watch out for Windows XP scams

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-06-05 02:36:59 GMT
    In April, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP and Office 2003. The products still work but Microsoft won't be creating any new patches to fix security problems. Scammers are now searching for WindowsMore >>
    As Microsoft stops supporting it's Windows XP platform, users need to know where to go to get honest help with security issues.More >>
  • 91-year-old woman breaks marathon record while battling cancer

    91-year-old woman breaks marathon record while battling cancer

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-06-04 22:00:20 GMT
    91 year old Harriette Thompson can't seem to grasp just what all the fuss is about. "It's just been constant people saying all sorts of nice things and congratulating me and I keep thinking all I didMore >>
    91 year old Harriette Thompson can't seem to grasp just what all the fuss is about.More >>
  • Woman writes book about dying using only her eyes

    Woman writes book about dying using only her eyes

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-06-04 12:57:26 GMT
    When Lynn Hamrick was a child, the pouty little girl never did imagine she would one day tell her life story, from the perspective of someone who is dying. 23 years ago, Multiple Sclerosis slowly startedMore >>
    When Lynn Hamrick was a child, the pouty little girl never did imagine she would one day tell her life story, from the perspective of someone who is dying.More >>
  • Good News: Man sends thousands of greeting cards a year

    Good News: Man sends thousands of greeting cards a year

    Monday, June 2 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-06-02 22:25:55 GMT
    The National Greeting Card Association estimates Americans purchase 6.5 billion greeting cards a year. By the time you're done with this story you'll be convinced, Thomas Lail is half of that statistic. "ThisMore >>
    The National Greeting Card Association estimates Americans purchase 6.5 billion greeting cards a year.More >>
  • MUST SEE: Senior Citizen Sock Hop at YMCA

    MUST SEE: Senior Citizen Sock Hop at YMCA

    Friday, May 30 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-05-31 03:03:11 GMT
    I can honestly say I wasn't expecting to see what I saw when I entered the gym at the McCrorey YMCA on Beattie's Ford Road. When you hear Senior Sock Hop, you tend to think of a little slower paced typeMore >>
    I can honestly say I wasn't expecting to see what I saw when I entered the gym at the McCrorey YMCA on Beattie's Ford Road.More >>
  • Thousands rally behind sick EMS Director

    Thousands rally behind sick EMS Director

    Friday, May 30 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-05-30 22:04:47 GMT
    It's the very definition of a community coming together. For 5 weeks, Alexander County's Emergency Medical Services Director Bradley Earp has been in the hospital. Complications from Crohn's Disease putMore >>
    It's the very definition of a community coming together. For 5 weeks, Alexander County's Emergency Medical Services Director Bradley Earp has been in the hospital.More >>
  • Locker room thief

    Locker room thief

    Thursday, May 29 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-05-30 01:17:42 GMT
    A locker room thief cut locks and stole credit cards at the Harris Express YMCA in SouthPark. The gym is located in the swanky Piedmont Row section of SouthPark. More >>
    A locker room thief cut locks and stole credit cards at the Harris Express YMCA in SouthPark. The gym is located in the swanky Piedmont Row section of SouthPark. More >>
  • 5 things your smart phone can do

    5 things your smart phone can do

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-05-28 23:19:51 GMT
    5 FUN THINGS YOUR PHONE CAN DO! 1. Create a mobile hotspot: You can turn your smartphone into a mobile hotspot that creates a Wi-Fi personal cloud! Go to your device's settings menu and createMore >>
    Most of us use our phones for calling, email, and texting but smart phones have a few hidden talents you might not realize.More >>
  • Local firefighters get soaked with freezing water for good cause

    Local firefighters get soaked with freezing water for good cause

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-05-28 16:08:03 GMT
    It's become somewhat of a phenomenon on Facebook recently, firefighters and other emergency service personnel getting soaking wet for a good cause. It's called the 2014 Cold Water Challenge and a personMore >>
    It's become somewhat of a phenomenon on Facebook recently, firefighters and other emergency service personnel getting soaking wet for a good cause.More >>
  • Keeping You Healthy: Talking to kids about Drunk vs Drugged driving

    Keeping You Healthy: Talking to kids about Drunk vs Drugged driving

    Monday, May 26 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-05-27 01:53:10 GMT
    If you suspect your child is exposed to drugs and might have either smoked pot or taken a drug, there are inexpensive screening tests you can find at your local drug store.More >>
    If you suspect your child is exposed to drugs and might have either smoked pot or taken a drug, there are inexpensive screening tests you can find at your local drug store.More >>
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway Trash 'n Treasures

    Charlotte Motor Speedway Trash 'n Treasures

    Monday, May 26 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-05-26 22:17:33 GMT
    Every year after the 10 greatest days in racing is over, thousands of fans leave. What they leave behind can be priceless depending on who you talk to. Monday morning, as crews were busy trying to cleanMore >>
    Every year after the 10 greatest days in racing is over, thousands of fans leave. What they leave behind can be priceless depending on who you talk to. More >>
  • 100 deadly driving days for teens

    100 deadly driving days for teens

    Sunday, May 25 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-05-25 11:44:04 GMT
    Seven of the 10 most deadly days of the year on the roads for teens happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That's part of the reason an effort called the "100 Deadliest Days" is now underway, accordingMore >>
    Memorial Day begins a dangerous period of time on the roads for the youngest drivers.More >>
  • Getting moving on Memorial Day

    Getting moving on Memorial Day

    Saturday, May 24 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-05-24 11:10:06 GMT
    When it comes to getting your workout in this holiday weekend, fitness coach Nettie Reeves says it's okay if the gym is closed. She visited WBTV News Saturday Morning to share some alternatives to theMore >>
    Our fitness coach, Nettie Reeves, has some alternatives to exercise class.More >>
  • Competitive eating champ to visit Coca-Cola Speed Street

    Competitive eating champ to visit Coca-Cola Speed Street

    Saturday, May 24 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-05-24 10:50:08 GMT
    When it comes to putting down some hot dogs, no one does it better than competitive eating champion Joey Chestnut. He has already qualified for this year's big hot dog eating competition on Coney IslandMore >>
    Ranked number one in the world, Joey Chestnut can eat 69 Nathan's hot dogs in 10 minutes.More >>
  • Hot dog eating champ to visit Coca-Cola Speed Street

    Hot dog eating champ to visit Coca-Cola Speed Street

    Saturday, May 24 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-05-24 10:50:08 GMT
    When it comes to putting down some hot dogs, nobody does it better than competitive eating champ Joey Chestnut. He is ranked first in the world. This weekend, Chestnut is in town for Coca-Cola SpeedMore >>
    Joey Chestnut has already qualified for the July 4th Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island in New York.More >>
  • Mint Hill Madness

    Mint Hill Madness

    Saturday, May 24 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-05-24 10:20:05 GMT
    This weekend, the town of Mint HIll will celebrate it's inception while supporting local non-profit organizations. The 2014 Mint Hill Madness runs through Sunday, May 25th at Veterans Memorial Park. OnMore >>
    Celebration of founding of the town already in full swing.More >>
  • Student credit union shows growth in just three months

    Student credit union shows growth in just three months

    Thursday, May 22 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-05-23 02:02:16 GMT
    West Mecklenburg High School senior Jordan Rice couldn't believe it. "I was really surprised and happy that it was so successful," Rice said. He was chosen as the branch manager of the student run creditMore >>
    Hawks Metro Credit Union is a partnership with Charlotte Metro Credit Union.More >>
  • Promising lead surfaces

    Promising lead surfaces

    Thursday, May 22 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-05-23 01:50:31 GMT
    A brand new promising lead has surfaced in an unsolved murder in Charlotte. This case goes back ten months, to July 2013. Lil' Wayne was rocking a concert at the Verizon Amphitheater.More >>
    A brand new promising lead has surfaced in an unsolved murder in Charlotte. This case goes back ten months, to July 2013. Lil' Wayne was rocking a concert at the Verizon Amphitheater.More >>
  • Veteran raising money from Speedway perch

    Veteran raising money from Speedway perch

    Thursday, May 22 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-05-22 21:37:07 GMT
    Everything Scott Burns would do on the ground, he's done up on the second story of a riser right in the middle of the action at Charlotte Motor Speedway. We found him Thursday morning shaving using waterMore >>
    Everything Scott Burns would do on the ground, he's done up on the second story of a riser right in the middle of the action at Charlotte Motor Speedway.More >>
  • WBTV Investigates: School buses that failed inspection still on the road

    WBTV Investigates: School buses that failed inspection still on the road

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-05-22 03:11:07 GMT
    You put your children on the bus every morning and trust that the driver will get them to school safely. How much time do you spend thinking about the bus itself? Is it safe and working properly? ConsumerMore >>
    WBTV searches through years worth of safety reports to see whether the buses your children ride every day are being maintained as they should be.  In some cases, the answer is no.More >>
  • Protecting yourself from becoming a hacker's next victim

    Protecting yourself from becoming a hacker's next victim

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-05-21 23:51:12 GMT
    A report released by the Pew Research Center says the number of Americans who say they've had their accounts hacked and important personal information stolen online is on the rise. 18% of adults saidMore >>
    New research shows the number of people who have had their personal information online hacked is growing.More >>
  • Bucket list brings UK man to Charlotte Motor Speedway

    Bucket list brings UK man to Charlotte Motor Speedway

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-05-21 22:28:10 GMT
    For 6 days, Chris Neeson and his wife Ruth haven't stopped. There's no time for stopping... When you're on a mission to see every single thing NASCAR has to offer in North Carolina. The two have beenMore >>
    For 6 days, Chris Neeson and his wife Ruth haven't stopped. There's no time for stopping... When you're on a mission to see every single thing NASCAR has to offer in North Carolina.More >>
  • CMS campers celebrate 40 years with a surprise

    CMS campers celebrate 40 years with a surprise

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-05-20 22:17:58 GMT
    When Larry and Debbie Couick were married, he was 18 and she was 19. That was 40 years ago. The two have stuck together "for better or worse", and for the better part of the past 35 years, they've beenMore >>
    When Larry and Debbie Couick were married, he was 18 and she was 19.More >>
  • KYH: Stroke At Any Age

    KYH: Stroke At Any Age

    Monday, May 19 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-05-19 22:04:37 GMT
    This year 800 thousand people will suffer a stroke. Typically we think of stroke as something that happens to people over 60. But as Meredith Whited learned, stroke can happen at any age. "I was talkingMore >>
    19-year-old learns strokes aren't just for people over 60!More >>
  • Great gifts for grads

    Great gifts for grads

    Sunday, May 18 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-05-18 11:32:08 GMT
    Want your newly minted high school graduate to do well in college while still staying in touch with you back home? From the latest laptops and tablets to mobile phones and accessories, it is possibleMore >>
    Ideas that center around the latest technology.More >>
  • Speedway campers form unique bond during hard times

    Speedway campers form unique bond during hard times

    Friday, May 16 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-05-16 22:24:09 GMT
    Every year around this time, thousands of race fans pitch tents, park campers and set up shop at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. But one group of campers, in particular, has formed a unique bond that doesn'tMore >>
    Every year around this time, thousands of race fans pitch tents, park campers and set up shop at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.More >>
  • Dangerous and young

    Dangerous and young

    Thursday, May 15 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-05-16 02:22:30 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police are on the lookout for a dangerous young crook. They believe he viciously pistol-whipped someone and stole their car, then robbed two businesses in three days. A hoodedMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police are on the lookout for a dangerous young crook. They believe he viciously pistol-whipped someone and stole their car, then robbed two businesses in three days. A hoodedMore >>
  • SuperRig truck show and a heavy dose of trucker talk

    SuperRig truck show and a heavy dose of trucker talk

    Thursday, May 15 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-05-15 21:56:51 GMT
    These aren't your ordinary big rigs. The trucks lined up out at Z-Max Dragway are some of the finest machines on the open road. The Shell Rotella SuperRigs Contest and Show is an opportunity for truckersMore >>
    These aren't your ordinary big rigs. The trucks lined up out at Z-Max Dragway are some of the finest machines on the open road.More >>
  • Are you in the new "Most Wanted" database?

    Are you in the new "Most Wanted" database?

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-05-14 23:45:57 GMT
    According to a new report released by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the FBI is building the facial recognition database of the future, the Next Generation Identification (NGI). However, thisMore >>
    Criminal or not, you might be, and you wouldn't even know it.More >>
  • New concern about nicotine vapor devices and teens

    New concern about nicotine vapor devices and teens

    Monday, May 12 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-05-13 03:12:35 GMT
    In April the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to begin regulating E-cigarettes. The decision brought relief to some parents who felt it would make it harder for teens to get their hands onMore >>
    In April the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to begin regulating E-cigarettes. The decision brought relief to some parents who felt it would make it harder for teens to get their hands onMore >>
  • From fish to fork in Florida

    From fish to fork in Florida

    Sunday, May 11 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-05-11 11:52:24 GMT
    Charlotte Chef Bruce Moffett, the man behind several restaurants in town including Barrington's and Stagioni, is hitting the road to participate in a weekend-long culinary experience. He'll be a partMore >>
    Charlotte chef to participate in first annual culinary weekend at Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida.More >>
  • A chance to have dessert for dinner

    A chance to have dessert for dinner

    Sunday, May 11 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-05-11 10:20:05 GMT
    As a kid, or maybe even as an adult, who didn't want dessert before the meal instead of after? Now you can get an entire three course "dinner" of beautiful desserts. Charlotte's "The Secret Chocolatier"More >>
    "The Secret Chocolatier" to offer three dessert dinners featuring elements of spring and summer.More >>
  • Good News: Why I love my Mom

    Good News: Why I love my Mom

    Friday, May 9 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-05-09 22:25:45 GMT
    I decided to try something new for this year's Mother's Day story. I thought I might stop by a place where you'd expect to find the toughest, manliest men. Turns out it doesn't matter who you are or howMore >>
    I decided to try something new for this year's Mother's Day story. I thought I might stop by a place where you'd expect to find the toughest, manliest men.More >>
  • Boutique bandits

    Boutique bandits

    Thursday, May 8 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-05-09 01:49:28 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Boutique bandits are on the loose in Dilworth. Two men hit the same high-end clothing store twice in one week, breaking through a glass window to steal purses, designer jeans andMore >>
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Boutique bandits are on the loose in Dilworth. Two men hit the same high-end clothing store twice in one week, breaking through a glass window to steal purses, designer jeans andMore >>
  • Good News: A salute to shade

    Good News: A salute to shade

    Thursday, May 8 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-05-08 22:17:04 GMT
    As the temperatures get higher and higher, so does the demand for a shady place to park. We found many folks going to great lengths to find just the right spot with just enough shade to keep the car cool.More >>
    As the temperatures get higher and higher, so does the demand for a shady place to park.More >>
  • When a privacy policy on email means no privacy

    When a privacy policy on email means no privacy

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-05-08 01:27:40 GMT
    Many of our favorite, free email programs are not private. Our cyber expert says it really is happening across all email applications and it is buried in the privacy policies. Look closely at theMore >>
    Another reason you should be reading online user agreements very closely.More >>
  • Mint Hill uses "dogs" to get rid of geese

    Mint Hill uses "dogs" to get rid of geese

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-05-07 21:54:25 GMT
    Feathers all over the grass, and waste all over the sidewalks. Up until a few months ago, the geese were running the show at the Mint Hill Town Hall, until a clever executive assistant stepped up to getMore >>
    Feathers all over the grass, and waste all over the sidewalks. Up until a few months ago, the geese were running the show at the Mint Hill Town Hall,More >>
  • Election board head issues apology over error with new statewide system

    Election board head issues apology over error with new statewide system

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-05-07 04:24:17 GMT
    A new statewide system with the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) website caused some confusion on primary night in Mecklenburg County.More >>
    A new statewide system with the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) website caused some confusion on primary night in Mecklenburg County.More >>
  • Costco bans smiley faces on customer receipts

    Costco bans smiley faces on customer receipts

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-05-07 00:12:25 GMT
    It's a tradition at many Costco Warehouses across the country, as a customer leaves the store an employee checks their receipt, and sometimes draws a little smiley face on it.More >>
    It's a tradition at many Costco Warehouses across the country, as a customer leaves the store an employee checks their receipt, and sometimes draws a little smiley face on it.More >>
  • Kindergartners: Why I love my teacher

    Kindergartners: Why I love my teacher

    Monday, May 5 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-05-05 22:05:55 GMT
    Monday marks the 5th of May or as many like to celebrate it, "Cinco de Mayo". So I went to my favorite kindergarten class at Invest Collegiate Charter School in Charlotte to ask some questions. But thereMore >>
    Monday marks the 5th of May or as many like to celebrate it, "Cinco de Mayo". So I went to my favorite kindergarten class at Invest Collegiate Charter School in Charlotte to ask some questions. More >>
  • KYH Digital Domestic Abuse

    KYH Digital Domestic Abuse

    Monday, May 5 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-05-05 21:45:38 GMT
    When we think of domestic abuse we usually think of violent fights, screaming and physical abuse. But as our technology is expanding, domestic violence is changing with it. More and more mental healthMore >>
    New form of domestic abuse rises, digital abuse.More >>
  • How to spot and manage springtime bug infestations

    How to spot and manage springtime bug infestations

    Sunday, May 4 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-05-04 11:22:54 GMT
    You're starting to see them. The spiders and bugs that, now that it's warm, have started to crawl into the open. Carolina Pest Management has 75 years in the pest control business and knows how to spotMore >>
    This is the time of year spring pests begin to emerge.More >>
  • Turning your home into a "smart" home

    Turning your home into a "smart" home

    Sunday, May 4 2014 6:35 AM EDT2014-05-04 10:35:07 GMT
    Whether you've owned your home for some time, or you're building or buying new, there are ways to incorporate the latest technology into that home. "Smart Homes" can be anything from adding alarm systemsMore >>
    Can giving your home a technology facelift increase your property value?More >>
  • Beauty gifts for mom

    Beauty gifts for mom

    Sunday, May 4 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-05-04 10:20:07 GMT
    What mom doesn't like to be pampered? On her special day this year, the staff at Beauty Brands offers up some ideas for the perfect gift. From bath gels to nail colors and skin cream, they visited WBTVMore >>
    If you're looking for a Mother's Day gift, these are a few options.More >>
  • 14 Armed robberies

    14 Armed robberies

    Thursday, May 1 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-05-02 01:59:57 GMT
    In the past month, CMPD reports 14 armed robberies along the Albemarle Road corridor. The latest happened at a strip mall off Albemarle and East WT Harris Boulevard. More >>
    In the past month, CMPD reports 14 armed robberies along the Albemarle Road corridor. The latest happened at a strip mall off Albemarle and East WT Harris Boulevard. More >>
  • Mother's Day tea

    Mother's Day tea

    Monday, April 28 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-28 15:13:32 GMT
    Looking for a unique way to celebrate mom on Mother's Day this year? How about a trip to the Gaston County Museum of Art and History for a lesson in the history of tea? On May 10th at 11:30am the museumMore >>
    How about treating mom to a spot of tea on her special day?More >>
  • I'd like to grill more fish but...

    I'd like to grill more fish but...

    Sunday, April 27 2014 6:45 AM EDT2014-04-27 10:45:07 GMT
    If anybody knows fish, it is the folks at the Carolina Fish Market in Charlotte. They say they often hear from their customers that they'd grill more fish if they only knew how. Jim Seidel from theMore >>
    Advice from fish experts on taking advantage this summer of what the Carolina coast has to offer.More >>
  • Product testing: 2-Tier Microwave Steamer

    Product testing: 2-Tier Microwave Steamer

    Saturday, April 26 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-04-26 12:04:51 GMT
    Eating a healthy meal is made very easy if this product gets two thumbs up this morning. The 2-tier Microwave Steamer promises healthy meals in minutes, cooking up to two dishes at a time in the microwave. KristenMore >>
    Promises healthy meals in minutes.More >>
  • Kings Drive Art Walk

    Kings Drive Art Walk

    Saturday, April 26 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-26 11:51:35 GMT
    This weekend, April 26th and 27th, is an opportunity to stroll along one of Charlotte's greenways and view the work of fine and emerging artists. The Kings Drive Art Walk is a part of Festival in theMore >>
    Scenic greenway to host artists and visitors.More >>
  • South Carolina Strawberry Festival

    South Carolina Strawberry Festival

    Saturday, April 26 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-04-26 10:20:07 GMT
    It is nearly time for one of the tastiest annual events in our area. The South Carolina Strawberry Festival begins on Friday, May 2nd. Fort Mill, SC will be transformed into the strawberry capital ofMore >>
    Fort Mill, SC to become the world strawberry capital for two days in May.More >>
  • Waffle House waitress gets needed help to fund funeral for regular customer

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

    Friday, April 25 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-25 22:45:47 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 >>
  • Cam's day with the kids

    Cam's day with the kids

    Friday, April 25 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-04-25 22:29:27 GMT
    A big day for more than 700 8th grade students from 40 Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. They filled Memorial Stadium for a day of fun with none other than Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. For theMore >>
    Carolina Panthers quarterback spends the morning with middle school students from across the area.More >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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

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    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

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  • 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
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  • Recipe: New Year's Resolution Omelette

    Recipe: New Year's Resolution Omelette

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  • 512 gallons of gas stolen

    512 gallons of gas stolen

    Thursday, February 6 2014 9:24 PM EST2014-02-07 02:24:25 GMT
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    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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