Hunger Games Premiere In Shelby & Charlotte Draws Huge Crowds; Extra Security At Local Schools Today

Good morning on this Friday, March 23, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting for you this morning!

Big story this morning...and something folks will be talking about all day...the premiere of The Hunger Games!  The movie was filmed in our area...we went to Shelby and elsewhere locally to get reaction to what could be one of the biggest movies of the year.

Extra security is going to be on hand today at two local high schools following concerns over social media talk.  We'll tell you what's being said...and what's being done.

Another emotional rally for Trayvon Martin, the teenager shot and killed in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer...thousands turned out to show their support.

Autopsy results have just been released in the death of singer Whitney Houston...we'll tell you what the autopsy shows and what contributed to her death.

A new coffee shop in Morganton is creating quite a jolt...wait until you see what's going on!

And NCAA tournament action...we've got two big upsets!  North Carolina and NC State are both playing later today.

Those stories and so much more, including your First Alert Weather and First Alert Traffic, when you join us this morning on WBTV from 4:30 to 7 AM!  I look forward to seeing you then!