Paige Pauroso is happy to call Charlotte her new home. She joined the WBTV team in June of 2019.
She graduated from Elon University with a broadcast journalism degree and a week later started work as an MMJ in Lubbock, TX where she reported on a series of high profile investigations, court cases and even chased tornadoes. That’s where she became a college sports fan, and now cheers on Texas Tech. Wreck ‘em!
In her time in Lubbock, Paige quickly became the senior reporter and weekend anchor. The one thing she loves about this job is that every day is a new story and new people to meet. Paige is an MMJ, which stands for multimedia journalist. This means Paige interviews, shoots, writes, and edits her own stories every day.
Paige calls Virginia home but she has family members from Kings Mountain and ancestors who fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain during the Revolutionary War.
In her free time, Paige likes taking her rescue pup Nelly on walks and spending time with friends.
Have a story idea? Let Paige know at email@example.com and you can keep up with her work and life on social media.
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In less than two weeks, five people have been killed on Beatties Ford Road. Community and city leaders are calling on the crime to stop. The community says the city needs to put more resources into the area to help reduce the crime.
The Gaston County Board of Commissioners is working on forming a community-driven committee to review a confederate statue, which sits outside the courthouse after organizations called for it to be removed.
A Mecklenburg County judge extended a temporary restraining order which limits when CMPD can use tear gas and other crowd control measures on Friday. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of protesters against CMPD after an incident on June 2, where protesters say they were trapped by police.
The community is continuing to come together and show support to the families that had loved ones killed during the Beatties Ford shooting on Sunday night. On Thursday, several local organizers came together to visit the victim’s families and remind them that they will be there for them.
Family members of the victims are now calling for justice and pleading with witnesses to come forward. CMPD estimates there were more than 400 people at the block party and only 20 witnesses have come forward so far.
Two major events that were supposed to boost the greater Charlotte economy have moved out of the state. First the Republican National Convention moved to Jacksonville, Florida and then NASCAR’s All-Star Race set for mid-July is moving to Tennessee. Both events expected to bring in tourism dollars
Chief Putney sat down one on one Friday with a WBTV’s Paige Pauroso to talk about where the city is when it comes to police and race relations. He says he thinks those relations have improved since he was a young black man, citing a moment where a black man stood in front of a patrol car to protect
It’s been nearly two weeks of protests in Charlotte, most of them peaceful. The protesters say they will continue to march too get their message heard. But who are the people organizing? Protesters tell us it’s a combination of groups like Safe Coalition NC, Million Youth March, Charlotte Uprising
Melody Rogers says while walking down 4th Street she didn’t see any cops in front of them, just on the sides and continued walking. She says though suddenly and without warning, police in riot gear rounded the corner and started shooting pepper balls at the protesters.
Throughout the peaceful protests over the last several days, you might have seen a few officers in the crowd. But they’re not there to control the protesters or direct traffic. Instead they’re all about conversations.They call themselves the Constructive Conversation Team.
In just a few days, courts will open back up for hearings, which includes eviction proceedings. Those have been halted for several months in North Carolina, assuring people weren’t out on the streets after losing jobs and not being able to pay rent due to COVID19.
Many businesses spent the weekend opening their doors for the first time in weeks as part of Phase 2. Gyms, on the other hand, are supposed to stay closed. But many in the Charlotte area are deciding to open anyways.
Water is getting dangerously high near Mountain Island Lake and Lookout Shoals Lake according to Duke Energy. They’ve been monitoring lake levels all week, after the regions saw heavy rainfall. Homeowner’s along the waterfronts have been watching as well. They say this kind of flooding is happening
Governor Cooper announced North Carolina will enter Phase 2 on Friday at 5 p.m., but gyms were not included on the list of businesses allowed to reopen. Gym owners across Charlotte say they prepared to reopen but are now dissapointed with the announcement.
Churches, synagogues and other faith communities are making the tough decision this weekend to reopen, or stick to streaming services. According to Phase One of Governor Cooper’s reopening plan, faith communities can hold services outside only.
Restaurants in South Carolina are now open for customers to eat inside, as long as they can keep distance between the tables. But for the many people who cross the state border frequently, the rules can of what you can and can’t do can get confusing.
A Charlotte couple is taking action to help their community after they heard several reports of families getting evicted from hotels and apartments. Although North Carolina told landlords evictions aren’t allowed during the COVID19 pandemic, many families say the threat and fear of eviction was stil
As businesses in South Carolina are reopening, they’re finding new challenges to the way they operate. It’s not just a question of how to make money anymore, now businesses are focusing on how to keep people safe as well.
Tourism bureaus across South Carolina are focusing on bringing visitors in safely, while also trying to boost their revenue coming in. In York County, the tourism bureau ‘Visit York County’ says they’ve lost millions of dollars since COVID-19 restrictions went into place.
Restaurant owners are eager to open their doors to customers and start providing more than just to-go services. Governor Cooper says that will be part of Phase 2 in his reopening plan and could be just weeks away from happening.
Two life-long friends from Concord are working together to help bring hot meals to truck drivers on the road. Drivers are facing challenges when it comes to eating on the road because of restrictions on restaurants due to COVID19. They can’t dine inside and they can’t physically go through the drive