Good Morning! It's Wednesday, June 18. Christine Nelson checking in with you right now. Here is a first look at the stories we're covering on WBTV News This Morning. We're live from 4:30-9:00 a.m. on WBTV and Bounce TV.
Do Charlotte-Mecklenburg teachers deserve a raise? You decide. In a close vote last night the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners approved adding a referendum to the November ballot, letting voters decide whether they want to a pay a quarter-cent sales tax hike to fund teacher raises. This meeting was also to approve the county budget. We are detailing where the money is going in live reports from WBTV's Mark Davenport.
HEATWAVE! When we hit 90+ degrees today that will be three straight days of high heat. That can be dangerous if you're not taking precautions to stay cool outdoors. We're on your side making sure you and your family don't overlook steps you should take to be safe if you're outdoors for an extended period of time. Make sure to catch Kristen Hampton's live reports.
Also, a huge international story this morning. The alleged leader of the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya is now in American custody. We'll tell you the Obama's administration's plans for Ahmed Abu Khattala.
See you on the air!
Two students have been charged and suspended from school after an incident at West Rowan High School. According to the Rowan Sheriff's report, one student brought a handgun to school and was carrying in his book bag.More >>
On Dec. 15, they will bake between 3,000 and 4,000 cookies and brownies for troops returning home for the holidays.More >>
There is a popular religious phrase and song that goes, “show up and show out.” Newly-elected Mayor Al Heggins charged students to “show up” during her remarks at Livingstone College’s winter commencement held Friday at Varick Auditorium.More >>
Council members make $19,809 in salary, plus a general expense allowance of $5,800, a $4,000 auto allowance and a $3,100 technology allowance each year. Their total pay is $32,709.More >>