County leaders squabble

Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron at my desk in the WBTV Newsroom.

The Mecklenburg County Commission meeting tonight was full of vitriol and venom. On a night we expected a fight over the key leadership position, we got allegations of racial profiling and race bating. Bill James claimed the vote to replace a white woman as commission chair with a black man was based on race. You can imagine that caused some internal friction. Our reporter Steve Crump has the post-meeting fallout.

Police tell us of a Charlotte man's plot to call 911, luring officers to his home, then killing anyone who showed up. Garrett Nagle did call 911, but when police arrived, they say he threatened to kill himself. Tonight, he's getting mental evaluation.

Did you hear about the fungus that's hit some Fraser Fir Christmas trees in the North Carolina mountains? The affected trees are dead. Farmers worry this 100-year old fungus will affect Christmas tree prices in the near future.

Please join Molly Grantham, Eric Thomas and me for WBTV News at 11:00 tonight!