Mecklenburg County reinforces restrictions for religious services, parks and vape shops under ‘Stay at Home’ order

Mecklenburg County is reinforcing guidelines for religious services, vape shops and parks under the countywide “Stay at Home” order.

  16.8M Americans out of work; Easter celebrations move online

Governments warned that the hard-won gains against the scourge must not be jeopardized by relaxing social distancing over the holiday weekend.
  • National

  Bernie Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

Sen. Bernie Sanders has ended his presidential campaign after disappointing primary results, leaving former Vice President Joe Biden as the likely Democratic nominee.


  Nurse registers for gas discount after WBTV’s help

South Carolina has nearly 2,800 COVID-19 cases, 67 virus-related deaths

  Parade of Lights: First responders show unity, support for healthcare workers in Charlotte

At least 65 people have died from coronavirus in North Carolina as total cases surge past 3,650

Union Co. reports first coronavirus-related death: Man in his 70s connected to nursing home

Union County health officials confirmed the county’s first coronavirus-related death Thursday morning.
  • National

  Record 16.8 million have sought US jobless aid since coronavirus

The figures collectively constitute the largest and fastest string of job losses in records dating to 1948.

Durham toddler found safe, father arrested after mother stabbed, police say

  250 students at Gardner-Webb University stay on campus for help

  UNC Charlotte student, singer-songwriter believes COVID-19 test showed false negative

  Charlotte pub owner speaks about efforts to help feed families, frontline workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Missing Charlotte man with Down syndrome found in good health

Mother, 5-year-old son among 3 dead in double murder-suicide in York Co.

  MUSC Lancaster, Chester laying off workers, closing parts of hospitals

Charlotte YMCA furloughs 3,700 employees due to COVID-19 closures

  • Coronavirus

83 residents at Calif. nursing home hit by coronavirus evacuated after staff fails to show for work

After staff at the 90-bed facility didn’t show up for work two days in a row, the patients had to be moved to other healthcare locations in the county.


Matt Rhule says it’s time to move on after release of Cam Newton

Certainly not the way Matt Rhule thought his NFL head coaching career would begin. No offseason workouts with players due to COVID-19 and he had to release a former NFL MVP in Cam Newton. But it is time to move on.

Carolina Panthers GM finally explains the team’s process of releasing Cam Newton

Almost four weeks after the Panthers made it publicly known that they and Newton’s representatives were seeking a trade for the quarterback, general manager Marty Hurney on Monday shed perspective on how everything transpired with Newton eventually being released March 24.


  Charlotte pastor credits wife, God for COVID-19 recovery

  Drivers killed, passenger injured in head-on crash in Rowan County

  Novant Health first in the southeast to participate in clinical trial to combat COVID-19

  NC college students living off-campus seek rent relief

  Union County first responders thank healthcare workers in surprise procession to hospital

They say they feel supported by the medical community, and now they have the chance to give that support right back.
  • Coronavirus

  Countries start thinking about easing up on restrictions

Even as coronavirus deaths continue to mount across Europe, New York and other hot spots, the U.S. and other governments are slowly beginning to envision an exit strategy.

Man charged with murder in north Charlotte fatal shooting

10 people have died from coronavirus in Mecklenburg County, cases surge past 860

Woman with coronavirus dies in Gaston County, third virus-related death

  Legislative leaders say DMV deadlines will be changed after questions from WBTV