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Caroline Hicks is a general assignment news reporter currently reporting for WBTV News This Morning.
Recent Articles by Caroline
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
UNC Charlotte sports clubs organize 2-mile run to raise money
The UNCC Rugby Club organized the event to bring students together and channel their grief into something positive.
Published May 3, 2019 at 1:35 PM
Teachers, supporters leave Charlotte to march in Raleigh
Educators and supporters said they were excited to get to the capitol and enact change in the legislature like they did last year.
Published May 1, 2019 at 11:24 AM
UNC Charlotte offers emergency housing for homeless students
Homelessness is more prevalent in Charlotte than you might think, so much so, that UNC Charlotte is trying something new.
Published April 25, 2019 at 7:29 AM
Fill Your Bucket List Foundation grants wishes for adults fighting cancer
Granting wishes for sick children is what “Make-A-Wish” Foundation has made possible across the country for years, but one North Carolina woman decided there was a need to do the same for adults.
Published April 23, 2019 at 7:20 AM
Straight line winds send tree into house in Morganton
Monday crews in Burke County worked to pick up the pieces after strong storms ripped through the area over the weekend.
Published April 15, 2019 at 7:54 PM
Two people killed in Lancaster County head-on crash identified
The Camp Creek Fire Chief says both drivers were dead when they arrived on scene. He said crashes like this are sadly common on Camp Creek Rd.
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Published March 27, 2019 at 10:05 AM
Local activist teaches children about homelessness with new book
More than a decade ago Kathy Izard quit her job in Charlotte to devote her time to helping the homeless. Now she’s taking a new approach to solving the problem, by getting the next generation involved.
Published March 20, 2019 at 11:02 AM
Highland Creek crossing guard spreads smiles and safety
His name is Mr. Moe and he’s a staple in the community, helping make everyone’s day a little brighter.
Published March 13, 2019 at 7:05 PM
Firefighter describes rescue after man falls from Crowder’s Mountain
Just before 8 AM on Friday, Navas Delcis slipped near the edge of the mountain while posing for a picture, falling down 70 feet.
Published March 4, 2019 at 8:55 PM
3 ways to make a living without leaving your house
There are lots of options when it comes to convenient careers, whether you're a stay-at-home parent looking for a side hustle, or wanting a full-time gig without the 9 to 5 schedule.
Published February 27, 2019 at 8:10 AM
Uptown Charlotte is transforming for NBA All-Star Weekend
Changes are starting to take effect in Uptown Charlotte as venues plan for 150,000 people in the Queen City.
Published February 14, 2019 at 6:58 AM
3 ways to step out of the box this Valentine’s Day
If you want to step out of the box from the typical gifts of flowers and chocolates, here are 3 ways to mix it up this year.
Published February 12, 2019 at 8:47 AM
Lotus Campaign in Charlotte takes unique approach to make housing available for homeless
A few months ago a group of people with experience in real estate came together with a simple strategy of engaging the private real estate and investment communities to end homelessness.
Published February 5, 2019 at 8:04 AM
Volunteers survey the homeless in annual Point-In-Time Count
Every January volunteers take part in the Point-In-Time Count by going out in the community to survey our homeless population and pass out items to help keep them warm.
Published January 31, 2019 at 7:04 PM
McCrorey YMCA hosts 25th Annual MLK Holiday Breakfast
About 1,800 people packed the crown ballroom for The McCrorey YMCA MLK Holiday Breakfast to remember a man whose message and that of the YMCA go hand in hand.
Published January 21, 2019 at 12:54 PM
Charlotte schools differ on when to introduce technology to children
If you’re a parent you might be facing the dilemma of when and how to allow technology at home, but it’s also a topic of debate when they leave the house to go to school.
Published January 17, 2019 at 7:37 AM
Charlotteans enjoy one of few restaurants open all day on Christmas
On Christmas Day there are not many businesses open around Charlotte, but there’s always one place you can count on for breakfast all day and a little holiday cheer.
Published December 25, 2018 at 6:52 PM
USO of North Carolina welcomes soldiers as they head home for holidays
3,300 of the US army’s newest soldiers are heading home for the holidays after basic training at Fort Jackson.
Published December 19, 2018 at 12:55 PM
New study found almost half of parents re-use antibiotics
When antibiotics are used on something they aren’t meant to treat, she said they could cause serious side effects.
Published December 18, 2018 at 6:22 AM
CMS to hold “Teach-In” instead of makeup day at Butler High School
As Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued makeup days for snow days across the district, they announced a day to make up for the classes missed at Butler High School.
Published December 13, 2018 at 8:28 AM
Potential new election for District 9 could cost Mecklenburg County $500,000
The investigation into election fraud in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District is leading Republicans and Democrats to call for a new race.
Published December 12, 2018 at 7:46 PM
Skiers hit slopes at Appalachian Ski Mountain after winter storm
Watauga County got hit with almost two feet of snow in the course of just a couple of days. It might cause trouble on the roads but one thing it doesn’t hurt are the ski slopes.
Published December 11, 2018 at 9:02 AM
Child found safe miles from location where car was stolen near Uptown, suspect on-the-run
‘I got goosebumps:’ Son of late Charlotte Hornets star works out for the team
Silver Alert issued for missing 62-year-old man in Kannapolis
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Officials respond to house fire in Charlotte
WBTV Web Staff
Charlotte 49ers baseball coach Loren Hibbs retires