Good morning. We have a jam packed show with a lot of news making headlines from overnight. This is Christine Nelson writing you from my desk in the newsroom. Here's a first look at the stories we're talking about live on WBTV this morning.
Robber killed by deputy
You may have seen the mobile alert on your phone when you woke up this morning. In Salisbury late last night, a masked man armed with a shotgun tried to rob a restaurant. An off-duty deputy confronted him and the robber was shot dead. We have video from the scene as this case is now being investigated by the State Bureau of Investigations.
A difficult vote at the board meeting for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. The board voted on a plan complying with state law that would put teachers under contracts, essentially ending the benefits that come with teacher tenure. You may remember this law was being protested here and across the state. WBTV's Astrid Martinez will be live breaking down details.
She was the first lady of NASCAR and earned so much respect off the race track. We'll be reading a statement this morning from the Richard Petty Family after the family matriarch, Linda Petty, passed away from cancer.
The search continues for that plane that left Concord, N.C. and crashed in Georgia. There has been no sign of the people on board. We'll tell you what's been the most difficult obstacle for search crews at the crash scene.
Of the millions of NCAA tournament brackets out there we found a student in Boone who has a perfect Sweet 16! We talk to him about his picks.
ALERT: There are school delays and closures today, March 26.
Avery County Schools are CLOSED.
Ashe and Watauga County School are on a 3-hour DELAY.
In first alert weather we're tracking today's cold weather every 7 minutes. So tune in now!
Original equipment from the early days of the Old Dominion Freight Line will arrive at the N.C. Transportation Museum Wednesday, July 18, at 9:00 am.More >>
In its defense, the state denies that Lawrence Parsons, Lanesboro’s former top official, “enabled and permitted a culture of violence.” Parsons acted reasonably to protect inmates, the state says.More >>
From Rowan County: In early July 2018, the Rowan County Broadband Task Force created and disseminated a brief survey to all Rowan County residents through tax bill mailings (paper) and social media (online).More >>
The groundbreaking planned this week includes the start of work for the tracks, signals, structures and passenger platform along the rail tracks.More >>
Two people have been added to the Rowan Sheriff's Most Wanted list. Shawn Scercy, 45, of China Grove, is a registered sex offender and moved to an unknown address, according to investigators.More >>