UNC Charlotte political science professor speaks about conventions, potential impact on voters

WBTV spoke to Dr. Eric Heberlig, a professor of political science and public administration at UNC-Charlotte, regarding the upcoming conventions.

  Biden calls for nationwide mask mandate

Joe Biden is calling for a nationwide protective mask mandate over the next three months.
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Funeral home delivered wrong body in casket to memorial, Houston family says

The family says the funeral home refunded their money after the incident, but they plan on filing a lawsuit.

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South Carolina reports 35 more coronavirus deaths as total cases surpass 103K

North Carolina reports 1,700+ new coronavirus cases as public schools near reopening

  $5,000 reward offered in case of woman found ‘viciously murdered’ behind Charlotte business

  Son accused of shooting father during argument in Salisbury

  Funeral planned for 5-year-old boy shot at point-blank range in N.C.

A 5-year-old boy was fatally shot at point blank range in Wilson, North Carolina Sunday.
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  US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high

The figures show that the crisis continues to throw people out of work just as the expiration of an extra $600 a week in federal jobless benefits has deepened the hardship for many — and posed another threat to the U.S. economy.

  As COVID-19 spikes in some ZIP codes, causes aren’t always clear

Reward offered for return of N.C. teen missing for more than a month

  Man charged after 2-year-old shot, seriously injured in west Charlotte

  Charlotte rapper DaBaby met with criticism after tweeting intentions to vote for Kanye West

  Business owners feel lasting impact of pandemic five months in, leaders say not all will survive

  CMS father speaks about new sports calendar released by NCHSAA

  Lancaster County Schools has bus driver shortage, recruit across the state lines

  Local pastor says Kamala Harris’ selection as VP candidate will resonate with many

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  Chicken wings test positive for coronavirus in China

Health officials tested people who came in contact with the product, and all results were negative. Officials did not say the brand of the chicken product.

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NCAA cancels fall sports championships; not FBS football

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has canceled all fall sports championships.

Charlotte 49ers to open football season with App State Mountaineers

The Charlotte 49ers will open their 2020 college football season with the Appalachian State Mountaineers.

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Charlotte 49ers to open football season with App State Mountaineers

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  Man gets thousands of dollars in bills for procedure he thought was covered by insurance

S.C. health leaders release new data showing local mask ordinances slow COVID-19 spread

  Huntersville school for children on autism spectrum to reopen with full, in-person instruction

Their mission is to fill the gap to support exceptional learners in North Mecklenburg.
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Man allegedly lured into Wash. woods to die survives thanks to dog

Deputies say they arrested the victim's neighbor based on statements and “the fact that there is no way he could have physically gotten down through the woods and the swamp on his own.”

  UNC Charlotte’s newest chancellor navigating global pandemic during first semester in charge

Atrium Health sports medicine specialists weigh in on the return to sports

2.9 magnitude among eight aftershocks reported since major earthquake in N.C.

North Carolina high school football won’t start until 2021