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.

I-95 through North Carolina now open, Gov. Cooper announces

Portions of I-95 have been closed since Sept. 15. Motorists should still use caution along other roads in southeastern NC.

Person shot to death in west Charlotte, marks third homicide in two days

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened in the 1200 block of Saratoga Drive.

NCDOT announces safe routes to Wilmington, says to avoid 11 counties

NCDOT announced three routes into the city that are now open to the public.

FBI joins search for missing nonverbal 6-year-old boy

According to the Gastonia Police Department, officials are searching for 6-year-old Maddox Ritch at Rankin Lake Park off of Highway 321.

Person suffers two broken legs in three-car crash

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened near the intersection of East Arrowood Road and Arborgate Drive.

Bengals join Panthers in wearing ‘One Carolina’ stickers

The Bengals, like the Panthers, will wear stickers that read “One Carolina” on the back of their helmets for Sunday’s game in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Community rededicates memorial to students killed in car crash 23 years ago

Laura Barnette and Mandi Meador were killed in a motor vehicle crash in 1995 and are members of the “Angels of ’97.”

Mobile hospital deployed after Florence helps new mom deliver baby

On Friday, the team helped to deliver a baby. Baby girl Murphy was born weighing 6 pounds 15 ounces.

43 dogs saved, several killed in massive fire at rescue in York County

Chapman’s Dachshund Rescue was destroyed in a fire early Friday morning.

CMPD investigates shooting homicide in south Charlotte

CMPD investigates south Charlotte shooting death.

  Officials find body believed to be missing 22-year-old in Rock Hill

According to the Rock Hill Police Department, 22-year-old Brett Sullivan, from Rock Hill, has been missing since the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept 19.

Death investigation underway in Rock Hill

Man's body found in Rock Hill backyard.

Fire damages two homes in Concord

Fire damages two homes in Concord.

Soldier returns from Florence relief, finds house ransacked

National Guardsman Luis Ocampo was working in New Bern for 10 days, assisting with Hurricane Florence relief, where he only got a few hours of sleep per night.

Small town hit by Hurricane Matthew underwater again

In a scene reminiscent of the weeks after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, three to four feet of water flowed over benches and past door handles of buildings along the town’s main corridor.

Florence partly to blame for dismissal of driver’s DWI charge in Gaston County

The accusations came after two Ranlo police officers who were subpoenaed to testify against the driver never showed, and forced the judge overseeing the case to dismiss it.

J. Cole reschedules Dreamville Fest as Florence benefit concert

Dreamville Fest will also serve as a benefit to hurricane victims in the Carolinas.

Popular new Panthers game parking spot to be closed by park rangers

The hot spot is the Wesley Heights greenway, packed with Panthers fans at the first home game of the season.

#CarolinaStrong: 13 baseball teams in the Carolinas join forces for Florence relief

The 13-team dual-state alliance will work together to maximize fundraising efforts across the state, utilizing the hashtag: #CarolinaStrong.

Panthers star, NC native Julius Peppers pledges $100k, urges teammates to support Florence recovery

The Bailey, North Carolina native hopes his donation will encourage fans, teammates and the community to join him in supporting those in need across the Carolinas.

  Universal PreK kicks off in Mecklenburg County

A county tax hike is funding the PreK program. It was to start Monday, but Hurricane Florence caused Charlotte offices to close and workers needed more time to get teachers ready and find students to fill the classrooms.

Buddy Walk set to promote inclusion for people with Down syndrome

The event promotes inclusion and acceptance. You’ll meet amazing humans, and make new friends, and help support something that will surely make you smile.

High school pep rally cheers storm displaced nursing home residents

On Friday the staff at Universal Healthcare and Concord High School did something very special to make their stay a little more tolerable.

SC Secretary of State alerts public to Florence scam

The scam is an email that appears to come from the South Carolina Secretary of State and the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

12 jurors, two alternates chosen in UNC Charlotte quarterback rape trial

When Kevin Olsen walked into the Mecklenburg County courthouse Friday morning, his parents, other relatives and supporters accompanied him as prosecutors and the defense try to impanel a jury.

Reward offered for missing Union Co. man last seen in early August

Deputies say 33-year-old Carl Dewayne Melton, who goes by “Snoopy,” was last seen on August 10 in the area of Griffith Road and NC 200. However, he wasn’t reported missing until September 3.

Man wanted after armed robbery at Cubbard Express in Hickory

The robbery happened around 11:30 p.m. at the Cubbard Express on the 900 block of 16th Street NE.

CMPD requesting public’s help identifying suspected vehicle

Officers with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the alleged vehicle connected to the fatal shooting a 20 year old.

SC governor announces big donation to ONE SC fund for Florence flooding relief

UnitedHealth Group and its UnitedHealthcare business are donating $500,000 to help residents of South Carolina recover and rebuild from Hurricane Florence.

Man stabbed in front of restaurant in Lancaster

A man was stabbed in front of Applebee’s in Lancaster early Friday morning.

Kidney surgery scheduled for Burke County man whose son wrote President Trump

Around Christmas, 8-year-old Fore Putnam wrote letters to Santa Claus, Ivanka Trump, and President Donald Trump. In them, he made an emotional plea for help in finding his dad, Trae, a kidney.

CMS parents and activists to file report, write letter to school leaders after lead testing

A total of 27 CMS elementary schools all tested positive for high levels of lead.

6-year-old whipped to death with extension cord, step father charged

A man admitted to whipping a 6-year-old until the child began to throw up and ultimately die, according to court documents.

13-year-old charged in string of armed robberies in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the 13-year-old boy was involved in a series of armed robberies in west Charlotte in September.

SC congressional candidates square off in debate

The Kiwanis Club of Rock Hill hosted a debate between the congressional hopefuls Thursday afternoon. The two were cordial during the hour-long debate, discussing a variety of topics making national headlines.

Ex-cop accused of killing wife in custody after 13 years on the run

A former Charleston police officer accused of killing has wife has been captured in China after 13 years on the run.

SC Congressman makes sexual assault joke about Supreme Court Justice

South Carolina Congressman Ralph Norman started an election debate Thursday with a sexual assault joke about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Details of 2-year-old child’s brutal beating death revealed in mother’s bond hearing

Lakesheia Jackson appeared in a York County courtroom for her bond hearing Thursday afternoon. She is facing charges of unlawful neglect of a child and homicide by child abuse.

Allegations surface over prank causing allergic reaction in Hancock Co. student

A Hancock County teenager is recovering after an allergic reaction and his mother said it was no accident.

12-year-old bystander injured during shooting in north Charlotte, suspect in custody

One person was seriously injured during a shooting in north Charlotte Thursday morning.