Guests cancel on boy’s birthday party, fire department throws surprise party at station

Firefighters stepped up and decided they weren’t going to let him not have a birthday party.

NC Zoo offers free admission for Florence evacuees

NC Zoo opens for free admission for hurricane evacuees.

’Stiletto Sprint’ breaks fundraising record

Thank you to everyone who helped raise $105,000 to critical research and care that stays right here and helps our neighbors through Stiletto Sprint.

Discussing ‘State of Our Black Boys’ in Charlotte

The event will announce attainable goals and recommend what more city, county leaders and the community can do.

City of Kannapolis seeking input for Gem Theatre

The City of Kannapolis is seeking input on the future programming, expansion and renovation needs of the Gem Theatre.

WBTV’s American Red Cross telethon recovery efforts

WBTV is on your side with assisting the American Red Cross in recovery and relief efforts for those most impacted by the storm and its aftermath.

WBTV wishes a very Happy Birthday to veteran reporter Steve Crump

Good News reporter Kristen Hampton put together a special video message with the crew here at the studio.

Charlotte resident says volunteering with Cajun Navy during Florence was life-changing

Cajun Navy volunteer from Charlotte speaks about experience.

Local schools announce plans to resume classes this week

Charlotte-area schools prepare to resume schedules following Hurricane Florence.

Shelters open across the Carolinas for Hurricane Florence evacuees

There are several shelters opening up across much of the Carolinas and the WBTV-viewing area as hundreds of thousands of people evacuate the North Carolina and South Carolina coast ahead of Hurricane Florence.

Wedding canceled due to Florence, so Charleston couple celebrate in Charlotte rain

Hurricane Florence didn't stop them from celebrating what would have been their wedding day. The couple dressed up and celebrated locally in Charlotte with a photo shoot in the rain.

September 16 >> Old School Panthers & Zach Ramsey (#MollysKids)

Molly's Kids: Sept. 16- Zach Ramsey

September 15 >> Getting Ready for a Gala

The Storybook Gala will be held on September 22 at The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte.

WBTV celebrates 30 years with Chief Meteorologist Eric Thomas

“Eric’s important to WBTV because of his skills and because of his recognition in the community, because he’s a great forecaster – people trust him," Dennis Milligan said of Eric, who he's known for 17 years.

Charlotte Motor Speedway welcomes Florence evacuees

Lowes Motor Speedway opens campground area for hurricane evacuees

#Molly’s Kids: Kaylee Pennell

Molly's Kids focuses on Kaylee Pennell and her 11 months of being cancer-free!

Elementary school issues warning after family claims strangers in van arranged to pick up kids

"Do not let anyone except the school bus pick up your children for school in the morning. I repeat we are NOT sending – and will never send – a van to pick up any children for school."

Vote for CMPD in nationwide lip sync challenge

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is asking for your vote as they are in the finals with a huge chance to win USA TODAY’s law enforcement lip sync challenge!

After 37 years at WBTV, Paul Cameron is retiring: ‘I kind of like this vacation thing.’

And now they have just a few months to get used to the idea that the veteran WBTV anchor is ready to take off his journalism cap so he can spend time concentrating on other things he might have an aptitude for — like, say, turning empty wine bottles into candles.

What you need to know about the cost for using the future I-77 toll lanes

The public could get its first look at proposed toll rates on I-77 next week. I-77 Mobility Partners, the subsidiary of Spanish company Cintra that’s building the toll lanes, is holding a public hearing on the proposed rate schedule Thursday in Huntersville.

Marine mural coming ‘to life’ in NoDa

“We’re getting into the details now, which is awesome, starting to get the highlights and all that in. Making the mural come to life,” said Sgt. McKelvey That life comes through best in the bronze statues at the bottom of the wall.

Gas leak closes uptown road, evacuates nearby building

The incident happened around 8 a.m. on on W Trade Street at Cedar Street, shutting the area down.

#Molly's Kids: Facebook live tour

Today's September "story" is a Facebook live tour starting at 11 am.

Forever Family: Meet Jonathon

On this week's Forever Family segment today, we went on a kayak ride with Jonathon at Osceola Lake Mountain Cottages in Hendersonville

Private donors jump on board Rock Hill's Miracle Park

The park, that's being built at Winthrop Park off of Cherry Road, will include two Miracle Fields, two multi-purpose fields, a special needs playground, and a café that will employ people with disabilities.?

#Molly's Kids: Ethan Parlier

Ethan Parlier is a 12 year old boy battling Stage IV Ewing's sarcoma and today he has been selected as one of Molly's Kids.

Here’s why you’ll see so many Marines in uptown Charlotte this week

More than 700 members of the United States Marine Corps are coming to Charlotte for Marine Week, which includes a display of aircraft, tanks and other equipment in First Ward Park.

WBTV Speak Out Editorial: Clarity on Senate Bill # 677

We think SB #677 provides too little substance or clarity.  Read it for yourself and tell us what you think.

ICYMI: First three September #MollysKids stories

In September anchor Molly Grantham has a 30-part series that focuses solely on stories about cancer for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.

#Mollys Kids: A Gift from Cancer Messed With ____

The "Cancer Messed With" crew is sending a shirt to each of our #MollysKids this September. Every child this month. All of you. A shirt mailed to your doorstep.

#Molly's Kids: Baby Tristan

Good news arrives in Baby Tristan's battle with neuroblastoma,

#Molly's Kids: Jace Thompson

Jace Thompson's story begins this month of Molly's Kids who have been impacted by pediatric cancer.

August 31st: Preview

Every September for the past six years, I've written "30 Kids. 30 Stories. 30 Days."

PurpleStride: Sept. 15 walk allows daughter to fight for mom who lost battle

The 23-year-old was just six when her mom, Carmen Reyes, began a short, painful battle with pancreatic cancer.

Lancaster service member surprises little sister after year-long deployment

heir mother says being so far apart this past year has made the siblings cherish each other even more.

WBTV Speak Out Editorial: CMS Needs Better Communication Skills

"Speak Out" is an expression of opinion from the Editorial Board of WBTV, and is presented by General Manager, Scott Dempsey. We have no problem with Charlotte Mecklenburg School District taking the initiative to test the water in several elementary schools to see if it is lead free. What we have a problem with is the delay notifying parents there was lead found in the drinking water. The test conducted last year and parents finding out about it months later. Some pare...

City council member expresses concern over safety of e-scooters

Electric scooters are growing in popularity and city officials are looking into adding rules in place to ensure safety.

Gastonia Police Department supporting and signing up for #TeamMolly

Employees with the Gastonia Police Department have joined #TeamMolly in the fight against cancer at the Race for the Cure Susan G. Komen race.

West Charlotte development continues to boom

Massive new development has either just opened, is being built, or planned along Freedom Drive and Morehead Street.

Residents weigh in on how Charlotte decides what areas get more affordable housing

Right now, the city is considering changes to its Housing Locational Policy, which serves as a guide for where council will approve new affordable housing projects receiving financial support from local, state and federal government throughout the community.

Is a Go Fund Me campaign the answer to the nation's healthcare problem?

As more families become desperate to find ways to foot those bills, it's websites like Go Fund Me that seem to be the answer to the financial healthcare problems people are facing every day.