Good morning to you on this Friday, 2 August 2013, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning. Get your Friday off to a good start by turning on your television to WBTV News from 4:30 to 7:00 AM! We have a lot to tell you about this morning.
Are you ready to go shopping? A lot of folks are. This is the sales tax-free weekend in North and South Carolina. However, this is the last tax-free weekend in North Carolina as the state legislature has voted to end the practice.
Police are searching for a shooter this morning after two people were shot in southwest Charlotte overnight. It happened on Cama Street.
Two people have been arrested in connection with a murder in north Charlotte that happened earlier this week. The victim was shot as he sat in a car at a gas station. We'll tell you who's been arrested.
We're following a major international story. CBS News has learned U-S intelligence has picked up signs of an Al Qaida plot against American diplomatic posts in the middle east and southeast Asia.
A very interesting story you'll want to see...meteorologists in China are creating artificial rain...to help with a heat wave.
A local organization is helping thousands of immigrants live the American dream by offering citizenship workshops in English, Spanish and Hmong. Astrid Martinez will be live with this all-new story for the morning show.
And yet another all-new story just for the morning show...6-year-old Sajad lost his sight when a bomb went off next to his home in Afghanistan. Since January, Sajad has been staying with a family in Mooresville, North Carolina after undergoing surgery in the United States.
And it's expected to be a sunny day today...plus, it's going to get hot! Al Conklin has your complete First Alert Weather forecast. You don't want to miss it!