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Looking For Homes; Big Fire Near UNC-G

Good morning to you...it's Friday, 15 March 2013!  John Carter of the WBTV News morning show reporting to you this morning.  Be sure to have your television on from 4:30 to 7:00 this morning, as there is a lot of news happening you'll want to know about!

Cam Man Ron Lee is live this morning with a story that has touched the hearts of many in our area.  Animal control officers in Gaston County are looking for people to adopt dozens of dogs-- rescued from a woman's home.  They say she had 56 dogs-- most of them strays-- and just couldn't care for all of them.

Investigators say it could take months to figure out the cause of the fire that destroyed a building housing several businesses in Gaston County.  We first told you about the fire as breaking news during Thursday morning's show.

Police in north Charlotte are searching for a man who tried to break into a home overnight.

Firefighters are still on the scene of a massive fire near UNC-Greensboro.  Flames badly damaged a student apartment building under construction.

A disturbing story if you ever drive.  Government research finds one out of three Americans text or email when they drive.  The Centers for Disease Control also found 69 percent of drivers talk on their cell phones.

Plus...Astrid Martinez with an all new story for the morning that anyone who has a smartphone needs to see.  Have you ever received a spam text?  If you haven't, chances are good you will at some point.  Astrid tells us about a government crackdown on spammers.

We have a really fun story you don't want to miss!  What started off as a tradition between a woman and her granddaughter has turned into a viral video approaching one million hits on YouTube.  It's being called Dancing Nana...and if you haven't seen it yet, we'll give you a peek!

Plus...another cold start to the day today!  But it's going to warm up substantially.  We'll have your complete First Alert Weather forecast.

Also...meet the local group of students who say they want to be the best readers in North Carolina.  I'll take you to Mountain Crest Elementary School in Morganton.

Please be sure to join us this morning from 4:30 to 7:00.  See you then!

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