Seniors living with dementia perform songs they know by heart

Amanda is a social worker. She wrote, she said, because she loves her patients.

  First ever metastatic breast cancer conference in our area

  Caldwell deputies growing beards for charity

  Principal for the Day at Monroe High School

Are you a first responder or teacher? Charlotte is offering money to help you buy a house.

  87 year old Veteran claims he was taken advantage of - Contractor disagrees

This Charlotte 7th grader is making her Broadway debut as Young Elsa in ‘Frozen’

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  First responders surprised with Panthers tickets, shopping spree in Gastonia

  WBTV’s Eric Thomas performing at Charlotte Has Talent to raise money for foster children

Elton John to return to Columbia for final leg of farewell tour

  CMS Board Chairperson reflects on her time on the board

  Veterans find community, comfort and the help they need transitioning from military service to civilian life

  WBTV partners with Toys for Tots for the 2019 Holiday season

Molly’s Kids: Indian Land mother donates her kidney to her son. Both doing well.

Jeff Brown and his wife Erin have waited over two years to give this update: Their son, Lukas, just received a new kidney. Mom Erin was the donor.

Historic Excelsior Club under contract again after other efforts have fallen through

After the fate of the Excelsior Club was up in the air for months, the historic landmark is under contract again, the broker for the property said Friday.

  Marvin, N.C. 10-year-old has his NHL sports dream come true

Cameron Ruis is a star player on the Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets, a wheelchair basketball team in our area. But his favorite professional sports team isn’t about basketball – it’s hockey.

  UNC Charlotte will be first school in NC to offer financial technology boot camp

The university is partnering with other colleges around the country to fill a void in the workplace nationwide when it comes to financial technology.

  Union County halfway house looks to transform men in more ways than one

An inspiring story out of Pittsburgh helps continue to ‘plant the seed’

  Raise-The-Age legislation takes effect Dec. 1st in North Carolina

Christmas begins at Biltmore with delivery of 34-foot tree

’Race for the Cure 2019’ results and the stories why it matters

  Despite wet weather, trick-or-treaters hit the streets of Charlotte Thursday night

  Meck Co. Sheriff: Halloween ‘re-do’ won’t require extra patrols

You should have peace of mind if your children go door-to-door for Friday night’s unofficial second Halloween. The sheriff says out of 1,092 registered sex offenders living in Mecklenburg County, his office was able to verify 944 addresses with an initiative called Operation Watchdog 2019.

  $10K offered to person who comes up with plan to tackle economic mobility in Charlotte

Carolina Fintech Hub is ready to give out money to the person who can come up with an idea that can tackle economic mobility in Charlotte.

  As some outdoor Halloween events are postponed, other businesses plan evening events

For some businesses, there are silver linings to the rainstorms moving across the area. For others, it’s a bit of a challenge.

Some neighborhoods postpone Halloween due to expected rainy weather

Remember if you do decide to get outside for some spooky fun, you can download the free First Alert Weather App in case a warning is issued for your area.

‘Don’t stop believing!’ Journey announces Charlotte stop on 2020 tour

You read the headline correctly - legendary rock band Journey is coming to Charlotte next year!

NC police officer saved someone’s life — then nearly lost his own 2 hours later

All four police officers injured in the crash are expected to recover but may miss some work due to their injuries.

  Family members fondly remember woman killed in Monroe Road hit-and-run

Wednesday night marks one week since 35-year-old Shannon Lynch was killed in a hit-and-run on Monroe Road in east Charlotte.

  ‘Our beloved angel’; Family holding candlelight vigil for 6-year-old killed in south Charlotte crash

The family of Kiyan Bailey, the 6-year-old who died in a crash Friday, is raising money for the first grader’s funeral.

Rain spooking your trick-or-treat plans? Here are some indoor Halloween events to check out instead.

Remember if you do decide to get outside for some spooky fun, you can download the free First Alert Weather App in case a warning is issued for your area.

‘Miracle’ babies photographed in costumes at Charlotte hospital

A non-profit photography company held free Halloween-themed photo sessions for Charlotte NICU babies.

  Charlotte-area children living with autism joining movement to use blue Halloween buckets

You may see some blue Halloween buckets this year as kids trick-or-treat in your neighborhood.

Here’s what Atrium Health wants for its proposed $147 million hospital in Cornelius

Atrium Health is asking the state to approve plans for a new hospital in Cornelius, citing the growth of the region.

Autism Speaks Walk held at zMax Dragway

The Autism Speaks Walk took place at the zMax Dragway in Concord on Saturday morning as crowds came out to raise awareness about for further researcher and support for people who have been diagnosed with autism.

  Former student who lives with special needs scores big on the gridiron at Independence High School

A former student with special needs got a chance to score a touchdown at Independence High School Friday night.

31-year-old officer suffers stroke while making arrest, department rallies in support

Almost 40 people have signed up to provide family dinners. There's also a Go Fund Me and raffle being planned to help with medical bills.

  Oprah participates in WBTV’s Community Conversation: A Healthy Mind, Body, & Soul

Before Oprah’s January visit, she participated in WBTV’s Community Conversation: A Healthy Mind, Body, and Soul. The conversation aired Thursday October 24th. Oprah told WBTV’s Dedrick Russell for some people acquiring and maintaining a healthy mind, body and soul comes with time.

  ‘Together in history’: Vietnam memorial wall connects veterans in York County

The Wall That Heals, a traveling wall that memorializes more than 3 million Americans who served during the Vietnam War will be on display at the Rock Hill BMX park through Sunday.

Microsoft to invest $23 million in Charlotte campus, creating over 400 high-paying jobs

Gov. Roy Cooper and local officials announced Friday that Microsoft will expand its Charlotte campus for a total investment of $23 million that will bring 430 new jobs.

  Big traffic changes are coming to the Charlotte airport, including Uber and Lyft zones

Charlotte airport visitors will see big changes to traffic around the airport starting Thursday night, including some lane closures, five new public lanes and changes to Lyft and Uber pick-ups.

  Remains of World War II hero return home to NC 76 years later

PFC John Taylor Burke reportedly died fighting back in 1943, but it wasn’t until two years ago with new technology that they were able to locate some of the heroes’ remains.

  Molly’s Kids: Love A Little - Noah Ballard and Mason Coffey

For five years now, Noah has helped make his classmates more aware of what Dwarfism is, and this year he got more creative by inviting his friend Mason in from Burke County to help the cause.

  Community Conversation: A Healthy Mind, Body, and Soul

WBTV presents an all new Community Conversation: A Healthy Mind, Body and Soul. It will provide steps for people to live healthier lifestyles. A study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings shows less than 3% of Americans live healthy.

  Former inmates use government-sponsored job fair for a shot at a real second chance

Most know the frustrations that are tied to trying to find a job. Making a resume to sell yourself seems like one of the smaller obstacles. Not if you’re a former prison inmate and have no working experience.

  Dream On 3: His sports dream was to meet legendary sportscaster, Al Michaels

A once-in-a-lifetime, dream come true.

  Anonymous donor funds UNC Charlotte scholarship in honor of Reed Parlier

The new memorial scholarship will celebrate the UNCC shooting victim’s life and passion for computers and technology.

Local resources to help on journey to a healthy mind, body and soul

Local resources to help on the journey to a healthy mind, body and soul.

  On Halloween, 1,000-plus will line up to get onto this Charlotte couple’s spooky porch

They call it Rosemont Manor, and it’s quite possibly the largest and most ambitious homemade haunted attraction in Charlotte.

SIGN UP NOW! Time is near to support 2019 Autism Speaks Walk

WBTV is again a proud sponsor of the Autism Speaks Walk at zMax Dragway in Concord.

  90th Mallard Creek Barbecue ready to serve thousands

The 90th Mallard Creek Barbecue is underway and ready to serve around 20,000 people.

#MollysKids: Giving back to the hospital in her son’s memory

Those who knew Stephen don’t remember him by his illness. They remember him as a happy, popular kid at Salisbury High School. He won Homecoming King, had friends in every direction, and ended up getting his high school diploma while in the hospital right before he passed.

  CMS Resource Officer impacting children to better police relations in community

School Resource Officer Carlos Valentín is making it his mission to build the foundation of trust at a young age.

  Charlotte residents complain of law not being enforced for big trucks driving through neighborhood

Charlotte police say they can't just assume truckers are breaking the law because they are driving down the street.

  Autism awareness for Halloween

If you don’t know about blue pumpkins this year at Halloween, please read.

  Woman accused of fatally running over elderly woman at grocery store makes first court appearance

The woman is accused of intentionally hitting and killing a 79-year old and attempting to hit four other people, including a child, in the same parking lot.

  YMCA and Atrium team up for Wellness on Wheels mobile unit

The YMCA Wellness on Wheels is making a stop near you. It is a mobile unit the YMCA and Atrium Health teamed up to do. It started by in February and so far more than 700 people have hopped on the mobile unit.

Sherri Troup the couponing cancer-fighting queen

Lots of unique requests are out there to help those who battle cancer… but this is a new one.

  Woman missing from Statesville for more than a week found safe

Kadesha Deloris McCloud, 28, was reported missing on Oct. 12.

  Volunteers begin prepping for the 90th Mallard Creek Barbecue

The 90th Mallard Creek Barbecue is set to be have a MAJOR turnout Thursday.That meant volunteers with the Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church had to be up bright and early Monday to get some of that delicious, coveted menu prepared……And by bright and early, we mean they had a start time of 2 a.m.

  ‘His memory will live forever.’ Veteran Union County deputy suddenly passes away

A longtime Union County deputy suddenly passed away Friday, the sheriff’s office announced on Facebook.

Autistic middle school student tackles stigma and directs high school band

Caleb McAllister is an 8th grader at Central Middle School. He lives with Asperger Syndrome, it’s a disorder that can make socializing with others difficult.

  Could container homes work in Charlotte?

One community activist is trying to get containers to help with the affordable housing crisis in Charlotte. Robert Dawkins is a member of Charlotte Housing Justice Coalition.

High-speed rail could link Charlotte to Atlanta in 2 hours. Have your say next week.

A federal agency will seek public comment next week on development of a high-speed rail line to Atlanta that would start at the Gateway Station transportation hub now under construction in uptown Charlotte.

  WBT Radio’s John Hancock signs off one last time

For nearly 3 decades, WBT Radio's John Hancock has been a part of the Charlotte community. But Thursday was his last day.

  This Charlotte carpenter builds a whole new front to his house each year for Halloween

It is frightening, and it is festive. But it is not the average decorated house.

  St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Winners Announced!

WBTV’s Christine Sperow called Oliver who said he bought one ticket to win the Dream Home when tickets went on sale in July.

  Forever Family: Meet Jaden

Why does this squishy cheeked, bouncy, bright little boy not have a forever family?

  CMS School Board considers establishing an Office of Compliance and Transparency

Mecklenburg School Board (CMS) is one step closer to establishing an Office of Compliance and Transparency. This new office will provide CMS the oversight needed to make sure the district stays above the law.

  Free dental services available for adults in need this weekend

Bojangles Coliseum on Independence Boulevard will be transformed into a giant dental office this Friday and Saturday, October 18th and 19th. Free basic dental services will be offered to adults in need through Mission of Mercy.

  Second man arrested in peeping Tom cases at same house two nights in a row

A neighbor saw a man peeking in her back bedroom window in the middle of the night, then looking back at security video, saw another, different man doing the same the night before.

  Union Co. high school student crowned Homecoming King in surprise celebration

Before a staff member could even get Hunter’s full name out, a roar of applause hit the gymnasium, with students all standing up to cheer.

  Community activist honors man killed in officer-involved shooting

Kass Ottley, a community activist in Charlotte, spent part of her Friday evening honoring the life of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting several years ago.

  Charlotte holds first Hispanic Leadership Academy

The city of Charlotte recently graduated its first Hispanic Leadership Academy. 18 people participated in the eight week program.

  Residents, businesses forced to deal with boil water advisory in York County

People across York County are still under a boil water advisory because of a massive water main break.

  CMPD officer leads campaign to help family after mother, children killed in fire

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer spent her free time to help a family of complete strangers after they lost everything - including a mother and two children - in a devastating fire.

  Beers and Burpees help Dream on 3 make multiple dreams come true!

By the end of the afternoon, Beers and Burpees surprised four different Dream On 3 kids with elaborate sports dreams, and raised over $176,000 for the charity to help make other dreams come true for other local kids in the future.

  WH Exec. Director on NC opportunity zones: ‘I’m encouraged by what I saw. I’m encouraged by what I heard’

The executive director of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council toured areas of Rowan County that would qualify as opportunity zones. WBTV's Christine Sperow spoke one-on-one to Scott Turner about the promise he's seeing in Rowan County for private investment and revitalization.

  South Charlotte neighborhood reports two separate peeping toms in two days

A neighbor saw a man peeking in her back bedroom window in the middle of the night, then looking back at security video, saw another, different man, doing the same the night before.

  New program gives Chesterfield Co. inmates a jump start back to the workforce

A new program in Chesterfield County is giving county inmates a chance to get a head start on a second chance before they ever get out of jail.