Three companies to invest more than $70 million for affordable housing in Charlotte area

Ally Financial, Bank of America and Barings announced Tuesday that they would invest a combined $70.75 million to help with affordable housing in the Charlotte area.

  Local small business can’t expand because of partial government shutdown

‘I pray every day for the Lord to use me:’ SC FedEx delivery driver recounts chance meeting with stranger on a delivery route

Meet The Bacon Response Team: Therapy pigs training to create positive change in the community

Community support (and the Kool-Aid man) keep Plaza Midwood business in good spirits after NYE crash

CMS Superintendent makes African American and Latin American history classes available for all CMS high schools

Molly’s Kids: Allie sees JT

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  After one of worst years for NC fire deaths, officials emphasize safety for 2019

Johnson C. Smith University delays spring semester classes due to mold removal

Mecklenburg commissioners prepare for revaluation, affordable housing and more in 2019

Anonymous couple donates money to help Denver community repair sinkhole

Budding business in downtown Fort Mill makes what’s old new again

Ground broken for amphitheater at Conover Station

  Paul Cameron is a grandfather!

Over three decades ago, it was announced on TV that Paul became a father for the first time. Friday night, we are honored to announce he’s now a Grand-Paul.

Women in Charlotte are overcoming troubles with jewelry-making

A jewelry boutique employs women who are victims of human sex trafficking, labor trafficking, domestic abuse, addiction, incarceration, and helps them transform their lives to get back on track.

  Fortune 200 expanding in Charlotte, creating hundreds of jobs

Technology company Cognizant is expanding in Charlotte, creating 300 new jobs.

Charlotte organization helps moms pursue higher education, hopes to impact their children, too

It’s called ANSWER and the organization provides mothers with college scholarships and in turn, hopes to positively impact not only Moms but their children, too.

  Santa is flying out to visit children in area hospitals with the help of MedCenter Air

Prominent Charlotte anchorman Paul Cameron retiring after being On Your Side for 37 years

Adorable puppy surrendered during drug bust gets help from Gaston’s finest

President Bush’s legacy with disabled community

Mint Hill family ditches dreaded Christmas tradition to instead help others

CMPD’s next Bridging the Difference will talk immigration

  Cleveland Co. soldier surprises children after 313-day deployment

SPC John Logan is with the 300th chemical company out of West Virginia, but he and his family live in Cleveland County.

Santa and Mrs. Claus pay a visit to Johnson C. Smith University

The night was filled with refreshments, music, raffle giveaways, and a free picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The kids were excited to see Santa and thrilled to ask if they were on his list.

Mom’s video goes viral as she searches for missing son

Since he went missing his mother has posted videos and photos weekly. Close to four thousand people follow the “Find Sam Davis” Facebook page.

Operation Christmas Child celebrates 25 years of giving

Operation Christmas Child is celebrating 25 years of delivering shoe boxes full of gifts to needy children around the world.

The Made Man of Charlotte Honor African American male leaders making a difference

This Made Man award has been given out in Philadelphia and will be handed out in Washington, DC. The African American men of Charlotte say it doesn't help motivate young African American boys to be great if they are constantly surrounded by negative images of a Black Man.

How a boot camp workout is working to help bridge police and Latino community

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are working to strengthen the relationship between the department and the Latino community.

  CMPD, Salvation Army asking for Christmas gifts & food donations for families

Calling all Secret Santas! Charlotte Mecklenburg Police (CMPD) and the Salvation Army in Charlotte are collecting toys and food to make sure all kids and families have a Merry Christmas.

Charlotte council updates traffic policy after 12 years

Monday, city council updated a policy aimed at keeping walkers and bike riders safer on neighborhood streets – a policy that hadn’t been changed in 12 years.

Molly’s Kids: See Gracy Nelson in the Thanksgiving Day Parade later today

It was a year ago this week when this spunky wheelchair-bound basketball player who lives in Lenoir first became part of #MollysKids.

Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade to attract 100k in uptown

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of uptown Charlotte Thursday morning as costumed characters and lively floats make their way through the crowd.

Charlotte man pays it forward, starts support group for fellow trauma survivors

The accident happened just days before Bruce and his wife and children were set to move to North Carolina. The prognosis for his recovery was grim. But Bruce defied the odds.

Community hangs ribbons throughout town to honor NC teacher slain in Mexico

Yellow ribbons that decorate the town are a symbol of hope, in honor of Davidson native Patrick Braxton-Andrew.

A toast to the helpful husbands at the Southern Christmas Show

It’s only once a year, and their ladies just love it. Bring on the bags, cheer up and make the best of it.

’Bridging the Difference’ conversation kicks off

Shaun Corbett helped establish the group Cops and Barbers a few years ago. Corbett believes Chief Putney is the man who can make these candid conversations turn into something meaningful.

Charlotte’s Affordable Housing Crisis: What’s being done to solve it?

The search to find affordable housing Charlotte is a struggle so many can attest to. Did you know 46 percent of the city’s workforce cannot afford appropriate housing for their families?

WBTV partners with Toys for Tots for the 2018 Holiday season

WBTV is proud to partner with Operation Toys for Tots with Sharonview Federal Credit Union for the 2018 Holiday season. The primary goal of Marine Toys for Tots is to help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children.

This west Charlotte woman will drive to your house to collect coats for the homeless

She usually goes door-to-door collecting used coats for the homeless around this time. But this year, the cold and rainy weather but a damper on the plan.

Students plan to honor Union County teacher fighting cancer

A beloved teacher with a big battle.

Local firefighters honor fallen brother killed while directing traffic

Assistant Fire Chief Dennis Straight, 59, was killed while directing traffic at the scene of a crash Wednesday night.

Molly’s Kids: Meet 8-year-old Andrew Higgins

Andrew Higgins, 8, who enjoys video games, writing stories, and comics was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Local artist donates mural to Butler HS after fatal shooting

The artist says he’s received a lot of appreciation for the new mural, and he hopes future generations appreciate it as much as today’s students do.

Former Panther Jonathan Stewart on his passion: empowering youth

He’s doing his part to make sure hundreds of kids in the Queen City follow their passions through Inspire the Fire, a program that introduces art and the stage to kids, anywhere from 10 to 19 years old.

Happy Halloween from Preemies of the Carolinas

This group supports eight local hospitals throughout both Carolinas. They provide hats, inspirational hearts for bonding and blankets throughout the year. But at Halloween, they get a little extra creative.

Therapist offers free support to parents, students after deadly shooting at Butler High School

Charryse Johnson, a licensed professional health counselor, has lived in the Matthews area since 2008.

Hamilton star returns to Union County high school to mentor students

Tyler McKenzie graduated from Central Academy of Technology and Arts in 2009 and returned to his roots to host master classes for the school’s performing arts students.

Charlotte mom (newborn!) to run Charlotte 1/2 marathon BLINDFOLDED

Charlotte mom to run Charlotte 1/2 marathon blindfolded

MedAssist Free OTC Store aimed at helping low-income families and the uninsured

It’s a reality for many of our neighbors here in Mecklenburg County - those who live on the financial edge every month. For them, buying allergy and cold medicine or band aids takes a backseat to paying their bills and putting food on the table.

Mallard Creek BBQ expecting to serve 14,600 pounds of pork

“Serving starts at 10 a.m. Oct. 25 and continues until sold out, typically around 6 p.m. There will be four drive-thru take-out lines in operation,” organizers say. Complimentary coffee will be served to guests on-site.

PurpleStride2018 Rescheduled for Nov. 17th

PurpleStride 2018 rescheduled for Nov. 17.

4th annual Biketoberfest kicks off in South End

Biketoberfest kicks off in Charlotte.

Legendary firm Ferguson, Chambers and Sumter marks 50 years of legal excellence

Ferguson’s nationally-renowned law firm, Ferguson, Chambers and Sumter has tackled police brutality, police misconduct, discrimination in education, and other civil rights cases. Ferguson says 50 years later, there is still work to do.

Refugee crisis exhibition held at Nascar Hall of Fame

Refugee exhibition opens at Nascar Hall of Fame

Samaritan’s Feet in Charlotte preparing to travel to areas hit by Florence

Volunteers in the warehouse at Samaritan's Feet in Charlotte are busy packing boxes of shoes and clothing that they'll deliver to people affected by Hurricane Florence.

Breast Cancer Survivor Tuesday: Twanna Henderson

Breast Cancer Survivor Week: Tuesday

CMS School Board wins CUBE Award for Excellence

The board won the award because of the district's Academic Achievement, School Board Performance, Community Engagement, and Educational Equity. Board leaders say this award means a lot and shows they are making a difference.

Rock Hill firefighters speak out on mental health

Rock Hill firefighters advocate for mental health.

Breast Cancer Survivor Friday: A doctor misses her own breast cancer diagnosis

Maureen says her cancer battle gave her a newfound appreciation for life, given her a new relationship with patients, and got her involved with Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure.

Breast Cancer Survivor Thursday: In the family.

Breast Cancer Survivor Week- Thursday

  Dozens gather in Gastonia to pray for missing child’s safe return home

Dozens gather to pray for Maddox Ritch

Breast Cancer Survivor Wednesday: Elaine Patterson

Breast cancer curvivor story: Elaine Patterson

Vigil held for missing 6-year-old in Gaston County

Prayer vigil for Maddox Ritch held for second day in-a-row.

Breast cancer survivor Thursday: In the family

Breast cancer survivor story

Firefighters save the day for 3-year-old who’s birthday party got canceled

Harrisburg firefighters throw 3-year-old a birthday party.

Christmas tree picked in Avery County for White House Blue Room

Monday was when White House officials came by and picked out the tree that will be presented to the President and the First Lady in November.

Should you consider a 3D mammogram over the traditional 2D?

If you are a woman of the age to get a regular mammogram, there's a question you'll be asked when you arrive for your appointment.

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.