Tax Free Shopping Weekend Begins; Two Shot In Charlotte

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 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, it's going to get hot!  Al Conklin has your complete First Alert Weather forecast.  You don't want to miss it!

All that and so much more...when you join us from 4:30 to 7:00 AM for WBTV News This Morning!  See you then!