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Caroline Hicks is a general assignment news reporter currently reporting for WBTV News This Morning.
Recent Articles by Caroline
CMPD investigating two shootings within an hour
The shootings happened Tuesday night in East and North Charlotte neighorhoods.
Published October 9, 2019 at 6:02 PM
Co-workers devastated after death of tractor trailer driver in fiery I-485 crash
“He loved his family, friends. He would do anything for anyone.”
Published October 8, 2019 at 6:37 PM
CMPD investigating two sexual assaults by strangers that happened two days apart
Both of the incidents involved strangers to the victims.
Published October 8, 2019 at 5:36 PM
Joint traffic safety initiative announced in York County after record fatal wrecks in 2019
The York County Sheriff’s Office is now working with the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Sixteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office on a joint traffic safety initiative.
Published October 2, 2019 at 5:49 PM
Many tenants granted two-week period to find housing in first round of Lake Arbor eviction trials
Problems at the complex in west Charlotte ranging from rats to mold have gone unsolved for years. Now, the developer is evicting everyone so the place can be renovated.
Published October 1, 2019 at 6:42 PM
CMS students with special needs riding school bus without A/C
The bus driver told a mother that the air conditioning on the bus does not work. She also told her she reported it to CMS several times but it has yet to have been fixed.
Published September 30, 2019 at 6:04 PM
Mooresville man hospitalized after complications from vaping
After 15 years of smoking cigarettes, Andrew Doss turned to vaping about a year ago in hopes to eventually kick the habit.
Published September 25, 2019 at 6:44 PM
Motorcycle crash survivor mentors other spinal cord injury victims
After a year of therapy he took on a new role, now he’s back as a mentor helping other patients working through trauma similar to his own.
Published September 19, 2019 at 4:22 PM
Woman sexually assaulted while jogging on University City area greenway
According to the police report, the 21-year-old woman assaulted got away with minor bruising and scratches.
Published September 19, 2019 at 12:36 AM
Community members respond after North Stanly HS cheerleaders put on probation for posing with Trump sign
They are still allowed to cheer, but have been put on notice to discontinue this type of behavior by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
Published September 17, 2019 at 5:46 PM
N.C. mom says Scarowinds is ‘unsafe’ after fight breaks out in park
Some people who turned out during opening weekend say the park was out of control with crowds breaking into fights.
Published September 16, 2019 at 5:28 PM
Coastal evacuees making their way through Charlotte to avoid Dorian
People living and vacationing along the coast are following the evacuation orders and heading inland. Many of them are making their way through Charlotte.
Published September 3, 2019 at 5:10 PM
Duke Energy crews preparing as Dorian tracks close to Carolina coasts
Crews from their midwestern territories have already headed to Florida and more teams are prepared to help out on the Carolina coasts if they are needed.
Published September 2, 2019 at 6:42 PM
Mothers weigh in, give advice on avoiding hot car deaths of children
Police in Pineville are investigating after they say a foster mother left her 12-month-old child in a hot car.
Published August 30, 2019 at 5:35 PM
UNC Charlotte launches pilot program selling alcohol at sporting events
It’s a one-year pilot program, meaning university officials will monitor fan behavior to make sure games are a good experience for everyone.
Published August 29, 2019 at 6:01 PM
Local business owners, renters react to idea of Opportunity Zones in Charlotte
The zones are in areas including East Charlotte, North End and North Tryon, Wilkinson Boulevard and surrounding the airport, Freedom Drive, West Trade Street, Beatties Ford Road and Rozelles Ferry.
Published August 28, 2019 at 5:53 PM
City leaders talk plans for 17 ‘opportunity zones’ in Charlotte
Ja’Ron K. Smith, a special assistant on domestic policy to President Trump, met with leaders to discuss how 17 Opportunity Zones can work for our community.
Published August 27, 2019 at 5:52 PM
Gander RV company sends message to city of Statesville with TV ad about American flag
The commercial showed veterans who work for the company raising a big American flag, like the one in Statesville.
Published August 26, 2019 at 7:10 PM
Law enforcement video of moments after Gaston Co. chase that left one dead, one injured released
Law enforcement video related to a July police chase in Gaston County that left one dead and another seriously injured was released on Friday.
Caroline Hicks and
WBTV Web Staff
Published August 23, 2019 at 6:31 PM
Exclusive: Wife of CMPD officer involved in deadly shooting speaks about his ‘heroic’ action
The wife of a CMPD officer involved in a deadly shooting spoke to WBTV about what it was like as a wife to get the phone call that her husband was involved in an incident like this.
Published August 20, 2019 at 6:56 PM
People in Concord excited for potentially hundreds of new jobs with Carvana
Online used-car retailer Carvana could be the next company to build a facility on the property, according to county and city officials.
Published August 19, 2019 at 6:38 PM
Mecklenburg County Commissioner alerting FBI of racist letter sent to local leaders
During last week’s Board of Commissioners meeting, commissioner Vilma Leake chose to read the letter, which she plans to turn over to the FBI.
Published August 13, 2019 at 7:22 PM
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire Department operating new tow fish for safer water recovery missions
The Sherills Ford-Terrell Fire Department got a new and improved tow fish to work alongside their ROV, or Remote Operating Vehicle, robot.
Published August 9, 2019 at 6:10 PM
Armed customer shoots robbery suspects at Charlotte gas station, 1 dead
At some point, police say that customer, who had a concealed carry permit, felt his life was in danger when he pulled out his gun and shot both suspects.
Crandall Sims and
WBTV Web Staff
Published August 9, 2019 at 12:37 AM
Hickory mother wants to educate community on service dogs
She doesn’t know of other families in the Hickory area with a service dog, but she wants to work with others in our community to raise awareness.
Published August 6, 2019 at 6:32 PM
Domestic violence leads to deadly officer-involved shooting
His brother-in-law tells WBTV if that officer did not shoot him when he did, both women could be dead.
Caroline Hicks and
Published August 2, 2019 at 6:40 PM
Concealed carry permits on the rise among Mecklenburg County residents
By the end of 2005 there were 5,472 active concealed handgun permits in Mecklenburg county. That number jumped to 14,629 permits by the end of 2010, and then to 38,002 by the end of 2018.
Published August 1, 2019 at 6:56 PM
18-year-old burns down Shelby house mistaken as his target
Police are still looking into why it all happened and hoping people will learn a lesson from it.
Published July 29, 2019 at 6:24 PM
Residents on one street in east Charlotte are scared for their safety after more crime, recent homicide
According to CrimeMapping, there have been almost 300 incidents reported in the last six months within a mile of this street.
Published July 26, 2019 at 5:41 PM
Tega Cay to restore police memorial after debate over Biblical message
According to the City of Tega Cay’s website, the Police Officer’s Prayer will be restored to its original condition and returned to the Fallen Officers’ Memorial located at the new police station.
WBTV Web Staff,
Bria Bell and
Published July 26, 2019 at 10:40 AM
Crews battle massive fire at east Charlotte apartments
Gardner-Webb goes to air for 35-27 win over Hampton Saturday afternoon on homecoming
Unbeaten App State earns top 25 ranking
‘His memory will live forever.’ Veteran Union County deputy suddenly passes away
Anne Marie Hagerty and
WBTV Web Staff
Registered sex offender in Rowan County faces new charges