Two fire trucks hit in Matthews wreck

The incident occurred around 7:19 p.m. and involved two vehicles from the Idlewild Volunteer Fire Department.

  House passes $1.9T pandemic relief bill, sends it to Senate

The bill passed early Saturday flushes cash to individuals, businesses and states battered by COVID-19.
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  COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

The hardening opposition suggested that Biden’s first major legislative initiative could encounter unanimous GOP opposition.

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  ‘We can see the light at the end of the tunnel’: Bars reopen for indoor service

  N.C. businesses, bars, sporting events face fewer COVID-19 restrictions under new executive order

North Carolina leads the nation in vaccinating the older population

  Gov. Cooper vetoes North Carolina school reopening bill

  CDC urges gyms to crackdown on COVID-19 guidelines

The CDC says several people went to a gym class in knowing they had COVID-19 symptoms. That happened in Hawaii and Illinois. In those cases gym owners used no safety protocols. The mix of Covid positive gym goers and loose guidelines lead to almost three quarters of the class getting sick.
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  US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to quickly follow the recommendation and make J&J’s shot the third vaccine authorized for emergency use in the U.S.

  Night clubs, lounges can open inside, Mecklenburg County warns people to responsible

  Fire damages historic general store in Ashe County

  South Carolina reporting 1,086 new COVID-19 cases, 27 more deaths

Three injured when car crashes into Showmars in west Charlotte

  Lake Wylie man gets replacement refrigerator after WBTV’s calls

North Carolina’s percent positive of COVID-19 cases remains below 5 percent for consecutive days

Tips to navigate online registrations for COVID-19 vaccines

White House partners with N.C. for new community vaccination center in Greensboro

  • National

Nose piercing leads to liver transplant for woman in New York

What started as a beauty statement ended up in a serious infection, And an organ transplant was needed to save her life.

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  Ardrey Kell at South Meck

Ardrey Kell coming off one of their best seasons ever, picks up where they left off as they be South Meck on Friday night. Here are the highlights.

  Gov. Cooper’s new order allows more fans at all N.C. sporting events

Governor Roy Cooper has signed an executive order that allows more fans at sporting events in North Carolina.

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  First Alert: Wet and cold today, but a big weekend warm-up follows

  Family members remember west Charlotte homicide victim

Person seriously hurt in east Charlotte stabbing

  Charlotte residents wait decades for sidewalk only for city rankings to be incorrect

  S.C. teachers struggle as they watch fellow educators get vaccinated, Phase 1B date not set

Frustrations grow for South Carolina teachers watching their fellow educators getting vaccinated right across the state line.
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  Tiger Woods transferred to LA hospital after surgery

Tiger Woods has been moved to another Los Angeles hospital after undergoing surgery to his right leg after being badly injured in a car crash.

  Several Football Friday Night games moved to Thursday, but that means crowds will look different

Cooper, N.C. prison officials agree to release 3,500 inmates

  Joel Odom, youngest person to run for Charlotte mayor, found dead at age 22

Mecklenburg County to end COVID-19 directive, resume some in-person services