Primary Runoff Today In NC

Good morning on this Tuesday, 17 July 2012, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  A lot to tell you about this morning when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM.

It's primary runoff day today in North Carolina...and the big question this morning is:  will anyone show up to vote?  Turnout is expected to be very low...despite some very high profile races, including the 9th Congressional District contest between republicans Jim Pendergraph and Robert Pittenger.

We're getting a closer look this morning at damage caused by the intense storms that swept through our area.  A lightning strike at a home in south Charlotte sparked a fire...five people who were in the home made it out safely.  In Gaston County, a tree came down on a mobile home.

A person of interest is in custody this morning following a deadly shooting in Toronto, Canada that killed two people and left 19 injured.  It happened late last night at an outdoor barbeque.

One of the busiest bridges between the U.S. and Canada has reopened this morning.  It was closed as police in Detroit investigated a bomb threat.

It's so dry in the Midwest, that one man has gone to extremes to keep his lawn green.  We'll show you what he's doing.

And speaking of's going to be in the 90s again today in our area...with a very high UV index.  Be sure to slather on the sunscreen if you're going to be outdoors for any length of time.  We'll have your complete First Alert Weather forecast.

The South Carolina Gamecocks have a new head baseball coach this morning...we'll have more on the background of Chad Holbrook.

Those stories and so much more, coming your way this sure to tune in between 4:30 and 7 AM.  See you then!