Dogs rescued from ‘monstrous’ puppy mill arrive at Humane Society of Charlotte

The dogs, of varying ages, were among 145 dogs rescued from a reported puppy mill in Laurens County, South Carolina.

More than $2M awarded to community college students through Finish Line grants

  NoDa street artist to create memorial mural on Brooks Sandwich House building

Odell Beckham Jr. seen handing wads of cash to LSU players following National Championship football game (video)

Ready to spice things up, Charlotte? Chick-fil-A expands spicy menu testing in 2020

  NoDa-area breweries collaborate to create beer in memory of Scott Brooks

  Uber adds pin code safety feature to verify drivers, passengers

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  Uptown eatery says profits have been hurt by nearby construction

  Elder Response Initiative helping seniors living in Charlotte areas affected by gentrification

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  Community honors late civil rights leader

  Community gathers at vigil for 13-year-old killed at Concord Mills Mall

  ‘Furever Home.’ WBTV reporter covering story on returned shelter pets adopts puppy

WBTV reporter Amanda Foster’s assignment landed her at the Humane Society of Concord - where she met the sweet pup who would become the newest member of her family.

  Concord residents forced to put up with foul smells after garbage man stops coming

There are laws in place to make sure landlords are doing right by you. This means repairs, safety codes, and maintaining common areas – anything that deals with upkeep for tenants, must be done.

  Man hands out money on streets of Charlotte to spread positivity for 2020

A Gaston County man decided to start 2020 by spreading positivity on the streets of Charlotte.

  Former Panther Mike Tolbert plans to open boxing studio in SouthPark area

Mike Tolbert, a three-time NFL Pro-Bowler once known for his powerful running style, used to spend hours in the boxing ring as part of his off-season conditioning workouts. Now, he is preparing to open a state-of-the-art boxing studio in the Charlotte area.

  CMPD officers, employees share their New Year’s resolutions

  Charlotte community group releases balloons to honor more than 100 killed in 2019

Legendary hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa to headline Famously Hot New Year concert

  NASCAR’s ‘Undeck the Halls’ offers post-Christmas goodies to racing fans

  Donate blood this holiday season

  Feeling lonely on Christmas? One man in recovery has a message of hope for you

  Charlotte Rescue Mission provides ‘fine dining’ Christmas experience for residents

Complete with bow ties and crisp, white shirts, volunteers served the residents and their families with smiles and dedication for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

How Panthers rookie Christian Miller became bigger than Superman to 11-year-old Jaden

Jaden was like any other 11-year old boy, except for one burden he carried: Fighting Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma.

  Samaritan House offering Christmas cheer for homeless released from hospitals

The Christmas season can be a hard time of year for those suffering from illnesses, especially for those who are also suffering from homelessness.

  ’Hot Wheels of Hope’; Homeless man donates storage unit full of toys to kids for Christmas

But on Christmas Eve, in honor of his son who was born on Christmas, he’s giving away a storage unit full of toys to homeless kids in Charlotte.

  DaBaby gives gifts to 200 kids in Charlotte before Christmas

It was a dream come true for dozens of families, as DaBaby stepped in to give Christmas gifts to 200 children in Charlotte Monday afternoon. While the rapper is getting more famous by the minute, he hasn’t forgotten about his hometown.

  CMPD surprises family with gifts after 11-year-old hit and killed by car

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is getting in the giving spirit. On Monday, officers surprised a family with hundreds of dollars worth of Christmas gifts after their 11-year-old son died.

  Family speaks after UNC Charlotte hero Riley Howell is named Jedi Master in the Star Wars universe

The man who died as a hero in the shooting at UNC Charlotte, is now a Jedi Master. Lucasfilms made Riley Howell a canon Jedi Master and Historian in the Star Wars Universe.

  Criminal with conscience hides box of bibles under bush 20 miles from where they were stolen

The thief who stole to boxes from a Gastonia front porch probably hoped to find something to sell. But there really isn’t a hot market for Bibles on the streets. But the thief must have had a conscience. They didn’t dump the bibles. They tucked them under the canopy of a bush.

  Mecklenburg County DA’s Office forgives minor traffic offenders

The Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office is forgiving people who haven't paid their traffic fines and court fees - this forgiveness is for people who haven't paid in more than two years.

  Bibles stolen from local church found by WBTV viewer

The pastor and his wife were excited about the delivery of 24 study bibles. They were to be sent out before Christmas through their non-profit Inspiration for Inmates. Each bible requested by a person serving time in federal prison.

  CATS passengers complain about lack of light at bus stop in West Charlotte

It gets dark even earlier now, and if you’re outside waiting on a bus, the darkness can become dangerous. Which is why one woman reached out to WBTV. A city-run bus stop has no light and despite her complaints, she was getting nowhere.

Molly’s Kids: Lucy Kale has a genetic disorder so rare, it doesn’t have a name

After years of struggling with schools, Lucy's parents now have found a loving classroom for their daughter.

Cam Newton, playing Santa, said he won’t leave the Panthers unless they get rid of him

While 2019 might not have been a year to look back on positively for Newton, he ended it by giving away over $130,000 over the course of one afternoon around Charlotte just a few days after the Panthers announced Newton as their Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee, the NFL’s award that highlights

  CRB to review CMPD’s investigation into fatal officer-involved shooting at Burger King

The Citizen’s Review Board (CRB) announced Tuesday night they will be reviewing the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s decision that the fatal officer-involved shooting of Danquirs Franklin in March was justified.

N.C. principal spreads holiday cheer as school’s real-life ‘Elf on the Shelf’

There’s no word on whether Vaughn is actually working with Santa to see which kids are being naughty or nice, but one this is for sure - this principal definitely won’t be getting coal in his stocking this Christmas.

‘Santa Cam’ Newton and Bojangles’ feed, gift 200 Men’s Shelter guests

Newton and the Bojangles’ crew served a hot meal to neighbors at the Men’s Shelter and distributed a gift pack including a $20 Bojangles’ gift card to more than 200 Shelter guests from Bojangles’ festive holiday boxes.

Seniors can now apply for help with bills in Mecklenburg County

Officials say applicants are not required to be at risk of disconnection or delinquent to take advantage of this one-time, direct vendor payment in the amount of $300, $400 or $500.

  Lincoln County sheriff’s lieutenant remembers colleague killed in motorcycle crash

A Lincoln County sheriff's lieutenant speaks about his colleague who died in an off-duty wreck.

  Plan to protect Excelsior Club moves forward, unclear if that will save the building

A plan to salvage the Excelsior Club took its first step forward at Charlotte City Council Monday night after it a deal fell through earlier this year.

  7-year-old sparks collection effort for children in need in Caldwell County

Madalynn Lambert, 7, noticed something at her school a few weeks ago that bothered her.

  Latest plan to save Excelsior Club involves taxpayer money for out-of-state buyer

The California company purchasing the historic Excelsior Club in west Charlotte intends to redevelop it into an entertainment venue in a plan that involves $100,000 in taxpayer money, city and county documents show.

Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg opens first field office in Charlotte

Democratic Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg was in Uptown Charlotte Sunday to open up his first field office for his 2020 Presidential campaign. Bloomberg got into the race just a few weeks ago.

  Local Navy Veteran surprised with car at Charlotte Checkers game

The six-year Navy veteran has taken up several causes in her community to help those who need it the most. From homelessness to women's empowerment, she does it all while holding down a full-time job. The problem was, she didn't have a car. That changed Friday night.

A missing, beloved ‘Hippo’ gets replaced

Weeks ago on Nov. 29, Hayden – who lives with autism – traveled to Key West with his family. In the process, he lost Hippo.

  Despite chilly, wet weather, Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church holds live nativity scene

Even with relentless rain, and chilly temperatures Friday night, dozens of people came to see the live nativity scene at Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church.

  Fifth Third Bank Hands out $200,000 in Grants

Fifth Third Bank Foundation announced grant winners for its Strengthening Our Communities Fund. Fifth Third Bank handed out $200,000 in grant money Friday at the Mint Museum. The money went to local non profits that focus on affordable housing, financial stability, and small business development.

  ‘Storybook Santa’ is back, receiving visitors in his Gastonia home

Gastonia's Storybook Santa can't make it to the mall anymore, so he's taking visitors at his home to continue spreading his holiday cheer.

Local waitress receives incredible tip for the holiday season

Lisa Derrick has been serving customers for 20 years, eventually finding herself at Skyland Family Restaurant for the past year.

  Local teen meets NFL star through Dream on 3

A student at Hopewell High School had a personal dream come true recently after he had the opportunity to meet with Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman.

  NASCAR driver hands out donated gifts to children in hospital

NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. helped pass out donated gifts to children spending the holidays in the hospital.

CMS making progress on employee fingerprinting before end of year

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is making big strides in making sure all their employees are being fingerprinted.

  Statesville community organizes memorial for veteran with no family or friends

Organizers are asking people in the community to come to the service or line the streets outside with American flags to show their respect.

  ‘Miracle’ in the making as S.C. leaders celebrate groundbreaking for all-inclusive park

The official groundbreaking was held for the all-inclusive public facility which city leaders say will be the first of its kind in the nation.

  NoDa business owners coordinate vigil for Scott Brooks

The vigil is scheduled to be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Brooks’ Sandwich House.

  Beyond the number: Digging into the 103 Charlotte killings of 2019

For weeks, we have been digging into facts, police numbers, motives, locations of homicides, ages of those doing the killings and those killed. We’ve talked with moms who lost their children, dads who’ve lost their children, homicide detectives, assistant district attorneys, and city leaders.

  Father of murdered Charlotte man meets nurse who tried to save him

Mark Whiteside, the father of Andrew Allen, a man who was stabbed multiple times outside of a Dilworth gas station in May, has finally met the person who he learned tried to save his son’s life in the aftermath of the incident.

  Levine Children’s invites public to special holiday ‘lighting’

The first-ever holiday ‘lighting’ at Levine Children’s Hospital will take place Friday night and everyone in the community is invited to join in on the celebration.

  Garth Brooks’ Charlotte show sells out in 90 minutes

Country music fans wasted no time buying up tickets to superstar Garth Brooks’ May concert in the Queen City.

Molly’s Kids: Preemie Everleigh Rose out of hospital for Thanksgiving, now home

Remember Everleigh Rose Simmons? She was the newest one of our #MollysKids a month ago. She was born in September at 25-weeks, weighing a slight 1-lb, 13-ounces.

  Local charities, organizations thankful for Rivera family’s contribution to Charlotte

Just hours after news of Ron Rivera's firing broke, representatives from different Charlotte organizations and groups voiced their appreciation for what the coach and his family have done for people in the area.

  Barbers give local elementary students free haircuts to boost confidence

Studies show the way you feel on the inside can be impacted by how you look on the outside. Which is why one Charlotte barber is giving free haircuts to students at an elementary school. This isn’t about vanity, but about lifting kids up.

  Forever Family: Robert

Every time we ask a child what a “Forever Family” means to them I am always intrigued as to what they will say.

  Van Jones comes to Charlotte to discuss Raise The Age

CNN’s political commentator Van Jones was in Charlotte Monday night to talk about Raise the Age Legislation. Raise the Age states people at the age of 16 and 17 will no longer be charged as adults. They will now be prosecuted as juveniles. Many believe this new law will make a difference.

  Tree lighting sets ‘Christmas Town USA’ aglow for holiday season

The small North Carolina town of McAdenville, “Christmas Town USA,” lit up Monday night for the first time of the 2019 holiday season.

Molly’s Kids: NC 8-year-old needs kidney by end of year

Isaac Coleman is running out of time for a new kidney.

  Charlotte shops gearing up for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a chance for locally-owned and operated businesses to get the word out about their products.

  Small Business Saturday sales are a win for everybody

“Being a small business, we love seeing familiar faces come through the door,” Lisa Pearce said of tomorrow’s Small Business Saturday sale at South End Exchange.

  Man who was shot, paralyzed four years ago participates in Thanksgiving Day Parade

And now, he is not only focusing on being thankful because it is Thanksgiving, but because he is thankful to be alive, as this holiday marks four years since he was shot in the back and paralyzed by two men at an I-85 rest stop bathroom.

  Man recovering from addiction spends Thanksgiving serving others

The meal they serve is one with table clothes, glassware and delicious food, but is about much more than just getting a meal on Thanksgiving -- it’s about serving neighbors selflessly.

  WATCH: 100k+ flock to uptown for Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade

More than 100,000 people are expected to line the streets of uptown Charlotte Thursday morning as costumed characters and vibrant floats follow a mile-long route for the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade.

A message of love: York, SC man carries cross as symbol of his witness

He says God told him to “lead people to glory” by helping save lost souls. He believes by building a cross and carrying it everyday, people will understand. The message he shares is love.

  #Molly’s Kids: 15-month-old has had seven brain surgeries

A beautiful, big-eyed reason to count your blessings.

‘Stolen’ French bulldog returns home months later

A Charlotte-area French bulldog missing for six months is settling back into her home following an emotional reunion with her family.

  Forever Family: Tyleak

Our day at Smith Nursery started off with overcast skies, cold temperatures and gusty winds. We were at a nursery and much like the weather at the start of the day this sweet boy’s disposition matched the weather.

  NC-based Pharr announces plan to sell divisions

Pharr made the announcement on its website Tuesday, saying the company reached agreements with Coats Group plc (Coats) and Mannington Mills (Mannington).

  Sneak peek to Dream On 3 ‘Dream Gala’ tickets

Tickets for the seventh annual Dream Gala in Charlotte – held in late January – go on sale Thanksgiving night.

  NFL star Mario Addison holds annual turkey giveaway in Birmingham, talks about the brother he lost to violence

Thanksgiving is Mario Addison’s favorite holiday and he believes there’s no better way to celebrate than to giveback. On Tuesday, the Carolina Panthers linebacker handed out 300 turkeys to families in need throughout Birmingham.

  Cam Newton’s future with Panthers is murky, but he was clear: ‘Charlotte is home.’

There likely won’t be a resolution to Newton’s long-term health - or his future with the Panthers - for quite some time. But when it comes to what he wants, he was firm on the fact that Charlotte is not just a place he plays football, it’s home.