Good morning! It's Friday, July 19. This is Christine Nelson. I'm going through the show so I can give you a heads up on the stories that are making headlines right now. A lot happened while you were sleeping. When you get this email tune in the WBTV News This Morning from 4:30-7 a.m.
This morning U.S. Airways, the major airline with its hub here in Charlotte, is responding to all the drama that is going on with Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Right now, the airport's longtime director Jerry Orr is no longer in charge. This, after the legislature in Raleigh voted for an airport authority to run the airport. In its statement, U.S. Airways talks about its disappointment with the political back-and-forth. WBTV's Cam Man Ron Lee is on the story.
NEW: We were on the scene this morning when the state highway patrol approached a car on a local highway with guns drawn. It was an intense moment and we're asking questions about what happened. We'll have the exclusive video to show.
Still have your teal and purple gear? The Buzz is "officially" back! We'll have reaction from fans on the NBA's unanimous decision to let the Charlotte Bobcats change its name to the Hornets.
We're looking into what is the toughest part for family's with loved one's in the war: the widows who are left behind. WBTV's Astrid Martinez has a moving story when she talks with one widow on how she is helping others cope with such a loss.
We'll see you on the air!