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Caroline Hicks is a general assignment news reporter currently reporting for WBTV News This Morning.
Recent Articles by Caroline
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
Police memorial removed after Biblical message causes backlash across community
City leaders in Tega Cay have removed a memorial after backlash from those both in support of a Biblical message and those who wanted the message removed.
Published July 23, 2019 at 10:37 PM
Two dead after three accidents on Lake Norman over weekend
Two people died over the weekend on Lake Norman due to a crash and a drowning.
Published July 22, 2019 at 7:01 PM
Why you’re seeing abandoned cars around Charlotte and what you can do
Sometimes it’s because drivers are avoiding paying a towing fee, other times they’re going to get help.
Published July 18, 2019 at 7:28 PM
Developer plans to transform University City into urban destination
The development will take over a portion of what is currently The Shoppes at University Place along J-W Clay Boulevard in University City.
Published July 16, 2019 at 7:19 PM
Family speaking out after two pedestrians hit, one killed during Gaston County deputy chase
North Carolina State Highway Patrol and SBI have been called in to investigate after two pedestrians were hit, one killed Sunday night in Gastonia.
Published July 15, 2019 at 9:16 PM
Town of Maiden bans all tobacco products from parks, town property
On Tuesday town officials voted unanimously to create this new ordinance.
Published July 12, 2019 at 5:55 PM
Family speaks about ‘hero’ Darnell Harris after Steak ‘n Shake shooting
A Steak 'n Shake worker shot and killed when an armed gunman entered the restaurant is being hailed a hero for attempting to thwart a robbery attempt, saving others.
WBTV Web Staff and
Published July 11, 2019 at 12:17 PM
Gaston County family says intruder tied them up, robbed them
The family of three living there answered a knock at the door, but they never expected what happened next.
Published July 8, 2019 at 6:14 PM
How to get a job at the new Lowe’s tech hub
Within 24 hours of launching their jobs site, more than 700 people applied.
Published July 2, 2019 at 11:51 PM
Fisherman catches what he thinks is a piranha in the Catawba River
Jimmie Smith thought he caught a piranha on Sunday, but experts say it’s something else.
Published July 1, 2019 at 5:52 PM
South End preparing for changes brought by Lowe’s tech hub
Growth in Charlotte's South End area continues to skyrocket.
Published June 28, 2019 at 6:55 PM
Councilmember Lawana Mayfield holds job fair to help people re-entering society after incarceration
The city of Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College and other local groups are working to help these people get back on their feet.
Published June 21, 2019 at 5:51 PM
Capturing memories beneath the surface with underwater photography
There's a type of photography on the rise that allows you to step out of the box and jump into the pool.
Published June 20, 2019 at 8:11 PM
Lincolnton community reacts to crash killing three people on NC-27
52-year-old Loyde Neal, 46-year-old Andrew Abernathy and 22-year-old Sebastian Fredell were all killed in an instant.
Published June 10, 2019 at 6:01 PM
How to keep your children busy on a budget this summer
Whether you’re a working parent needing a place for your kids to go, or you want to join in the fun with them, there are several ways to make it happen locally.
Published June 6, 2019 at 7:26 AM
Local Red Cross volunteer deploys to Kansas for disaster relief
Friday morning Michelle Kaufman took off from Charlotte to go to Topeka, Kansas to help communities who have lost everything in the tornado start to rebuild.
Published May 31, 2019 at 10:18 AM
Local organizations helping homeless, low-income populations escape heat in Charlotte
This record- breaking heat wave hits the most vulnerable people in our communities the hardest.
Published May 30, 2019 at 6:26 PM
How your children can avoid the ‘summer slump’
Before you know it your kids will be out of school and home for the summer, but that doesn’t mean they have to stop learning.
Published May 28, 2019 at 7:21 AM
Water dangers driving popularity of infant self-rescue classes
There are a lot of options out there, including classes geared towards survival instead of just swimming.
Published May 20, 2019 at 6:17 AM
Local law enforcement honor Officer Jordan Sheldon in bike to D.C.
Community members and officers from 16 departments will bike 500 miles in 4 days.
Published May 9, 2019 at 8:39 PM
CMS runs social media campaign during Children’s Mental Health Week
Each mental health problem looks different, so they’re using the hashtag #CMSigns to teach students how to self-diagnose.
Published May 7, 2019 at 7:28 AM
90-year-old husband charged with murder of his wife
2019 FFN Electrifying 11- Will Shipley of Weddington
30-year-old woman killed in multi-vehicle crash on 74 in Monroe
Anne Marie Hagerty and
WBTV Web Staff
Dog who was severely emaciated adopted after incredible recovery
WMBF News Staff
At Charlotte Pride, it’s ‘free mom hugs’ versus ‘Bible-believing Christians’