Charlotte Woman Contracts Deadly Ebola Virus

Good morning to you on this Monday, 28 July 2010, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning!  This is a quick note to give you a heads up on just some of the stories you'll see on WBTV News This Morning from 4:30 to 9 AM.  Be sure to tune in to Charlotte's ONLY Emmy award-winning newscast for the best look at your world and what's happening!

This morning a Charlotte woman is fighting for her life, thousands of miles away from home.
Nancy Wrightbol is the second American to test positive for the deadly Ebola Virus. 
Wrightbol and her husband are missionaries to Liberia, working in partnership with Samaritan's Purse.

A former pastor at a Concord Church is scheduled to face a judge this morning. 46-year old Robert "Bobby" Price is facing several charges of sex crimes against children in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties.

The North Carolina Highway patrol says a Charlotte man was killed in a Rowan County crash.  Troopers say Faustino Lopez was on a moped when he collided with a car on U-S 70 between Salisbury and Cleveland.

A 14-year-old boy drowned at Lake Wateree State Park while swimming with his family. Jeramie Coleman drowned yesterday. Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey says the teen swam too far into the lake and began struggling. Bystanders tried unsuccessfully to rescue him.

Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of fighting as international efforts intensify to end the three-week-old conflict. The Israeli military says it hasn't carried out any attacks in Gaza since 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

The city of Gastonia has set aside $150,000 that could be used to buy hundreds of acres for a public shooting park. Noise from Gastonia's current rifle and pistol range is bothering visitors to the adjacent Rankin Lake Park. Council members considered reducing the hours at the Gastonia Skeet and Trap Range, but that was voted down.

With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race to pass Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne with 17 laps remaining in Sunday's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

And we're going to give you the first look at the new Wonder Woman from the upcoming Superman/Batman movie!  She's not exactly Lynda Carter from the old Wonder Woman television series!

All those stories and so much more...when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM on WBTV...then be sure to switch over to the Bounce channel from 7 to 9 AM.  We'll also have special guests live in our studio during our 8 AM hour on Bounce!

Hope to see you then!