Hey all, it's Chris from the WBTV.com Web Desk. We're taking a look at the major headlines on this Friday afternoon.
They are under-appreciated, over-worked and financially-stretched. We're talking about Charlotte-Mecklenburg School teachers. In our top story tonight at 5 p.m., WBTV has learned that teacher morale is crashing. WBTV's education reporter, Dedrick Russell, is looking at how this is impacting your child's education.
And... the city of Charlotte has announced how it plans to handle public protesters ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Turns out you won't need a special permit, but there is a page-long update from the city on exactly how and when protests would be allowed. WBTV's Jamie Boll will break down the city's rules during our 5 p.m. newscast.
This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 16 moon landing. In the history of the world, only 24 men have traveled to the moon and just 12 of them have walked on it. One of those men is from Lancaster, South Carolina. WBTV's Trent Faris sat down with General Charles M. Duke, who says he often thinks about the future of the space program and going back to the moon.
"I would like to see us go back to the moon with an understanding of how to live out there a long time and eventually see us go to Mars."
Tonight at 5 p.m., hear Lancaster's own Moon walker, in his own words.
Trending on WBTV.com: A 2-month-old South Carolina boy has died after being bitten multiple times and dismembered by a family dog Friday morning. Click here for the full story.
The teens spotted 31-year-old Jamel Dunn struggling in a pond last July, but instead of helping they videotaped him and then posted it online.More >>
A photo of an Arkansas boy holding a "Welcome Home" sign for his mom has gone viral. It wasn't the "Welcome Home" sentiment of the sign that gained attention, it was the words that followed.More >>
A federal judge on Monday will hear arguments from transgender advocates who claim in a lawsuit that the replacement law still discriminates against the LGBT community.More >>
WBTV’s Christine Sperow was invited to get the very first inside look at the St. Jude affiliate clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital in Charlotte and spoke with a Union County family about their experience.More >>
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the armed robbery happened at Sam's Mart in the 8000 block of North Tryon Street around 5 a.m.More >>