You still have time to turn your television on to catch WBTV News This Morning from 4:30 to 7:00 AM! We have many stories to tell you about on this Thursday morning, 27 June 2013.
Good morning to you...John Carter of the WBTV News morning team reporting to you this morning.
Here's what we're bringing you this morning: Cam Man Ron Lee is working on getting more details right now...following a massive fire at a lumber company in Cabarrus County. We're told the fire at the Miller Lumber Company in Mt. Pleasant started because of a lighting strike. Fire crews are on the scene right now...Ron will have the complete story in a live report.
WBTV News has learned the U-S Senate could decide this morning if Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will be the next Transportation Secretary. Our sources say the Senate vote could be around 11:30.
Congressman Mel Watt will finally get a hearing on Capitol hill today. President Obama has nominated him to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency. But unlike the bipartisan support Anthony Foxx received from the US Senate, Watt's road to confirmation is much more hostile.
If you are planning on going on vacation anytime soon...we have an all-new story you certainly will want to see...it's about vacation scams! Astrid Martinez is working on this story right now and will have information you can use, coming up in a live report.
We are keeping a very close eye on the situation in Johannesburg right now...former South African President Nelson Mandela is on life support according to several news organizations. President Jacob Zuma visited Mandela last night and said the 94-year-old is in critical condition.
A big job fair is being held in the area today...we'll have details on that...at least 75 employers are looking for workers.
It's a big day for the Charlotte Bobcats! The NBA draft is being held today! We'll have a live report on what to expect...and what will apparently be the last draft for the team under the name of the Bobcats!
We're looking at the possibility of more severe storms today...as temperatures approach the 90 degree mark. Al Conklin will have complete details in your First Alert Weather forecast.