The North Carolina General Assembly unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would appropriate an additional $2.4 million in funding for a state scholarship for children of wartime veterans.The bill was introduced following a series of stories by WBTV.
An inmate at the Mecklenburg County Jail collapsed from a drug overdose and spent nearly seven minutes slumped over on a couch before jail staff checked on him. His mother wants answers as to how her son got drugs inside the jail and why staff didn't act sooner to try and save him.
A concerned Gaston County woman put a hidden camera in her mother's room at a nursing home to ensure her mom was getting appropriate care. Instead, the video caught two nursing assistants abusing her mother within 24 hours of the camera being installed. The DA won't press charges.
Duke Energy has agreed to excavate all of its unlined coal ash basins in North Carolina as part of an agreement it announced Monday morning with environmental activists and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.
North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson has asked a state Superior Court judge to decide the fate of a contract awarded by his department for software that evaluates the literacy of students in kindergarten through third grade.
North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore and a top staffer ignored repeated requests for additional funding for a scholarship that supports children of wartime veterans, new emails provided to WBTV show.
Governor Roy Cooper took steps on Monday to ensure children of wartime veterans--including children whose parents were wounded or killed in combat--received a full room and board allowance as part of a state scholarship.
Children of wartime veterans—including children whose parents have been killed or injured in combat—are scrambling to adjust to major cuts to a promised state-funded scholarship weeks before the semester is set to end.
A new lawsuit filed by a candidate who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in the Village of Marvin alleges the mayor and others threatened and harassed their political opponent because he voiced support for another political rival of the group.
A local woman paid $6,000 for stem cell therapy and other regenerative medicine treatments in hopes it would help cure the chronic pain in her foot. Instead, she says it did nothing. A Charlotte doctor has advice on what to look for when considering whether stem cell therapy would work for you.
A report released Wednesday morning by investigators hired by an oversight committee of the North Carolina General Assembly concluded that “criminal violations may have occurred” in the process used by Governor Roy Cooper and his staff to issue a critical permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
A Mecklenburg County judge issued a temporary restraining order early Wednesday evening prohibiting WBTV and Investigative Reporter David Hodges from airing an investigative story. That order was dissolved following a court hearing Thursday.
A local veteran was forced two wait roughly two months to be seen by a specialist paid for by the VA, despite the implementation of a new program meant to speed veteran’s access to outside care when the VA is unable to see them quickly.
A WBTV investigation has uncovered frequent use of state airplanes by members of the UNC Health Care board, including its chairman, Charles Owen III. The investigation has also found Owen failed to disclose a business relationship between a company in which he's invested and UNC.
A member of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and an attorney hired by that member tried to use contacts at the North Carolina General Assembly as part of an effort to obtain video of the then-interim chancellor of ECU, new records obtained by WBTV show.
Scholarships intended to help children of North Carolina combat veterans--including service members killed and wounded in action--have been delayed amid the fight between Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly and Democrat Governor Roy Cooper over the budget.
A former employee at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction leaked details of a bid for software to assess the reading comprehension of K-3 student and wiped multiple DPI-issued electronic devices in an effort to destroy evidence of the leak, DPI officials have said.
A legislative committee investigating the circumstances by which the administration of Governor Roy Cooper approved a key permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline last year has asked that Cooper appear before the committee to answer questions.
A new report released by the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General substantiated claims of whistleblower retaliation by senior leaders within the agency, including officials who led the office charged with protecting whistleblowers.
Mecklenburg County Sheriff Gary McFadden has not returned calls and emails from leaders with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency said, despite repeated calls from McFadden for he and the agency to sit down together and find a solution to their ongoing problems.