Good morning! It's Wednesday, September 3. This is Christine Nelson sending you this quick email from my desk. Here is a first look at the stories we're covering on WBTV News This Morning from 4:30-9:00 a.m. on WBTV and Bounce TV. **Remember! You can live stream our newscasts online on your laptop, desktop or smartphone! Type wbtv.com/live in your browser.**
For the first time today we're going to hear from Nancy Writebol. She's the Charlotte missionary who survived the Ebola virus after contracting it in Africa, then getting treated at an Atlanta hospital. Mrs. Writebol has since returned to North Carolina, but hasn't spoken publicly about what she went through until now. That press conference will start later this morning.
LIVE: We're getting more details too about another Charlotte-based missionary who has just been diagnosed with Ebola. WBTV's Mark Davenport is learning more about the circumstances surrounding this latest case.
Are you for or against a smoking ban at county facilities in Mecklenburg County? Think it infringes on your rights? Or will it keep people from picking up the habit? Some of you made your opinions known to officials in a public meeting. WBTV's Ashton Pellom tells us when the official vote will happen.
HAPPENING TODAY: We are also looking ahead to a big announcement form Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools today about graduation rates in the district.
We'll see you on the air!