Good morning! It's Christine Nelson here emailing you from the WBTV newsroom. It's Wednesday, August 20. Here is a first look at the stories we're covering on WBTV News This Morning from 4:30-9:00 a.m.
It's the first day back to school today for dozens of schools in South Carolina! Rock Hill Schools, York County District 1, Clover School District and Chesterfield County Schools start today. We have team coverage of what students and parents should expect this school year:
Ashton Pellom, who is in charge of our SC news bureau, will be talking to the new superintendent of Rock Hill Schools. We are also learning of an anti-bullying campaign taking place at schools in York County. Plus, we have live interviews with the superintendent of the Clover School District and Chesterfield County Schools.
There is a lot of back to school news to cover in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools before students and teachers return this coming Monday. You don't want to miss the reports we have from WBTV's Dedrick Russell this morning. We're your back to school headquarters!
#BREAKING: We are on scene right now at a police situation at the Lodge Apartments off Mallard Creek in Charlotte. It appears there was a robbery attempt there. WBTV's Kristen Hampton is gathering details from her contacts on scene. She will have a live report.
News continues to develop overnight in Ferguson, Missouri. The Alert Center will have brand new details.
Texas Governor Rick Perry's mugshot has been released after he turned himself in to authorities in Travis County, Texas.
Of course, for those of you commuting early this a.m. we have the most reliable look at traffic and weather conditions every seven minutes.
See you on air!