Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
The day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is the chance to spend your money at locally owned businesses.
It's a time when owners of local stores are hoping to cash in on the billions spent on holiday shopping.
The movement to "shop small" is in its third year. American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. According to their website, more than 100 million people came out to shop at independently-owned small businesses last year.
It's the second Small Business Saturday for places like The Boulevard at South End and the Savory Spice Shop.
According to the Director of Historic South End Ted Boyd, there are around 870 small businesses in South End alone.
In a video promoting the day, Mayor Anthony Foxx says small businesses make up 90 percent of Charlotte companies.
"[It's] just a way to show people that yes you can shop in your community and find almost everything you need in a small business," The Boulevard's Jennifer Branham said.
"I think it's starting to get in peoples' minds more and have a impact..I think people think about their dollar a little bit more," Boyd said.
To be just as successful on this day, small business owners say they have to be savvy advertisers. Many take to social media, pushing promotions on sites like Facebook and Twitter.