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Back To School; Protest In Charlotte

Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 20 August 2013, from the WBTV News morning team... John Carter reporting to you this morning!  Time to turn on your television if you haven't already!

BACK TO SCHOOL!  If you live in Ashe County...it's back to school today!  We'll be sure to help you get ready this morning...so be sure to tune in from 4:30 to 7:00 AM.  Several other school systems are going back to class tomorrow...including Chesterfield County, Clover, Fort Mill, Rock Hill and York.

As you start the day today, whether you're going to school or work, a weather heads up!  Fog is being reported in some areas...so keep that in mind as you head out the door.  Otherwise, we're looking at a chance of showers this morning and scattered thunderstorms later today.  Al Conklin will have your complete First Alert Weather forecast.

Moral Monday protests continue...and this time, protestors met in uptown Charlotte's Marshall Park.   We'll be live with details on what happened and whether there were any arrests.  Protests were also held in Manteo and in Burnsville.

Events are planned nationwide today to mark 50 years since one of the largest political rallies for civil rights.  It was 50 years ago today, on 20 August 1963, that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The American soldier who killed 16 Afghan villagers in the massacre on two villages in March 2012 is expected to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty. A sentencing hearing for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales begins later this morning.

A nationwide salmonella outbreak has been linked to a hatchery in eastern New Mexico that sells live baby poultry by mail and supplies them to feed stores.

Preseason NFL football:  Rex Grossman completed 10 of 16 passes for 133 yards with a touchdown and an interception last night in the Washington Redskins' 24-13 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

All that and so much more is coming your way from 4:30 to 7:00 AM on WBTV News This Morning!  Be sure to join us!  Hope to see you then!

 

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