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Fans Injured At Coca Cola 600; Memorial Day Services

Good morning to you on this Memorial Day, 27 May 2013, from the WBTV News morning show team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  Be sure to have your television turned on as we have plenty of news to tell you about this morning when you join us from 4:30 - 7:00!

It's going to be a beautiful day for you to observe Memorial Day...sunny skies with highs in the low 80s...we'll have your complete First Alert Weather forecast.

Cam Man Ron Lee is live from Charlotte Motor Speedway, where ten fans were injured during the Coca Cola 600 race when a camera cable snapped and fell into the crowd.  Seven people were treated at the track...three people were taken to the hospital.  No life-threatening injuries were reported.  The race was stopped for 26 minutes.  Ron is working right now on getting new details about what happened.

Today is Memorial Day...and there are many ceremonies being held in our area today to honor our fallen military members.  We'll tell you about a special service in Kannapolis that the governor will attend.  We'll also tell you how President Obama plans to honor the military today.

Funeral services will be held in Statesville today for Woody Woodard...the former head of the city's chapter of the NAACP.

Police have identified a man shot and killed on Albemarle Road in east Charlotte...the killer is on the run this morning.

Rescuers will search again today for a brain cancer patient on board a volunteer medical flight that crashed in a wooded area of central New York.

Memorial Day weekend means Mecklenburg County pools are open for business.

It's getting started a little later than normal, but farmers say this year's peach season in South Carolina is looking pretty peachy. The cool, wet spring delayed growth, with most big orchards in the state starting to pick and pack about a week ago. Last year, peaches were coming off the trees May 5.

Governor. Nikki Haley has proclaimed this week Hurricane Awareness Week in South Carolina.

We're looking forward to having you join us for WBTV News This Morning...so be sure to tune in from 4:30 to 7:00 AM for Charlotte's best morning newscast.  See you then!

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