Carvana eyes old Philip Morris site for $35 million facility and hundreds of jobs

The project would create 304 jobs within the first three years, paying an average wage of $40,560 for full-time employment, the draft agreement stated.

  'A living legacy’: Charlotte woman celebrates 115th birthday

  CMS Board Chair says district won’t be silent concerning racist letters

  Ballantyne residents meet with Charlotte Fire, Piedmont Natural Gas to talk about July explosion

  Sandy Hook parent wants gun violence considered a public health crisis

  DA: Officer who fatally shot man at Charlotte Burger King will not be charged

  20-year-old Monroe man donates school supplies directly to families in need

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Bank of America moves into new tower, the latest milestone in uptown corridor growth

  Career fair in Mecklenburg Co. Jail is getting the job done

‘Our homes have been stolen from us.’ Uptown redevelopment stirs debate on reparations

‘There is nowhere to go.’ Ousted Charlotte renters don’t know what will happen next

  New local small business reports theft days before charity event

  Charlotte father who was laid off gets flooded with job offers

  UNC Charlotte chancellor talks future, past as he approaches retirement

Last week Philip Dubois announced he will retire at the end of next school year, on June 30, 2020. He sat down to talk with WBTV exclusively about his expectations for the future, and some of the highlights and horrific acts he has handled throughout his long career.

  Dream on 3 celebrates Queen City Business of the Year

This year, the award is separating into two winners: “Large business” and “Small business.”

  Police, community partners present new car to woman who was carjacked in Charlotte

On Thursday, in conjunction with the CMPD’s Emergency Needs Fund, the Scott Clark Auto group presented McKinney with a car.

  Important conversation you should have with your kids about mass shootings

We asked Atrium Health Behavioral Health Psychiatrist, Dr. Cheryl Dodds, for advice on how we talk to our children about the recent mass shootings. It's also important to remind out kids of the safety measures in place, and why it is so important to follow instructions form teachers and principals.

100 jobs coming to Charlotte for a printing and shipping company. It’s already hiring

  Is new coffee shop in Indian Land causing a ‘coffee war’?

  Man who turned life around addresses Charlotte’s rise in violent crime and conversation about repeat offenders

Molly’s Kids: Gaston County 8-year-old dies from brain tumor DIPG

  Forever Family celebrates 2-year anniversary with WBTV

  Hickory mother wants to educate community on service dogs

  New YBLA Leaders Want to take Organization Nationwide

The Young Black Leaders Alliance (YBLA) has been in Charlotte for more than 13 years. It has helped many African American young males and females accomplish their goals and become leaders. This year YBLA is changing things up.

  ’We’re certainly not going to live in fear.’ Charlotte Pride organizers discuss safety measures for two-day festival after mass shootings

As Charlotte prepares for the last of the summer festivals and public events, organizers are trying to think of ways to make their events safer.

  CMS Board Chair responds to selection of new Superintendent and criticism

Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) District Board Chair Mary McCray calls new CMS Superintendent Earnest Winston solid and has no doubt he will do a good job. She believes he will offer the district stability and will restore confidence.

  Cooking fires move to leading cause of fire deaths

Mother remembers her young son lost due to a cooking fire with a book bag drive for other children to learn fire safety.

Kids can watch plants eat BUGS!

A kids carnival at the Botanical Gardens of UNC Charlotte will teach kids about carnivorous plants native to North Carolina. They'll get to look inside and see what types of bugs one plant has eated.

  Woman requests to adopt dogs with most seniority and special needs from NC shelter

Leslie walked into the Asheville Humane Society July 24 with a question and a request: “Which two dogs have been here the longest, with the most special needs? I’m here to take them both home with me.”

Huge designer sale benefits at-risk kids

The non-profit Assistance League Charlotte is holding their biggest one-day fundraiser this Saturday August 3 at 3405 South Tryon. The organization helps at-risk kids across Mecklenburg County. The 14th Annual Baubles and Bags Sale starts at 9:00 a.m. util 4:00 p.m.

  Exploring the striking racial disparity between mothers ahead of Black Breastfeeding Week in August

Next month marks the sixth annual Black Breastfeeding Week, observed the last week of August. It’s an effort to raise awareness and highlight this disparity.

‘They’re going to be in the streets.’ 177 in low-income apartments must leave homes

The letter says 78 of the 177 occupied units have expired or otherwise invalid leases and must be out in 30 days. All other tenants must leave by Dec. 31.

  Hickory City Walk Projects ramp up

The focus is a ten foot-wide path that will eventually go for miles from Lenoir-Rhyne University to the Catawba River at Highway 321 and connect via pedestrian bridge to the Winkler Park and the L.P. Frans Baseball Stadium.

  Amateur Charlotte Tennis Tournament promotes sport and court play

Malcolm Graham is adding tennis tournament director to his title. His foundation - Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation - named after his sister - is sponsoring Charlotte's Premier Amateur Tennis Championship. It takes place August 16-18.

  UNC Charlotte chancellor announces retirement, calls decision ‘bittersweet’

After more than a decade serving as UNC Charlotte chancellor, Philip L. Dubois announced he will retire from his position effective June 30, 2020.

  Amateur Tennis Championship/Community Conversation benefiting Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation coming to Charlotte

The Charlotte Amateur Tennis Championship, benefiting the Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation, is coming to the Queen City for the first time.

Where to find deals for National Chicken Wing Day

July 29 is National Chicken Wing Day.

  Dream on 3: UNCC football players part of viral 6-year-old sensation

It’s a great video that makes you smile – but if you know Noah’s background, you also know it’s plain remarkable.

  Kannapolis street artist uses art to transform pedestrian tunnel for local kids

The tunnel is meant to bring people from one side of traffic on Cannon Boulevard, safely to the other. But lately, there had not been much ‘safe’ about it.

  24 Hours of Booty to benefit cancer programs coming to Myers Park

The area of Myers Park known as the Booty Loop will become a cycling, walking, fundraising party for 24 hours starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 26.

  Forever Family: Meet Riley

We hope as forever family to help be the a part of that journey, to be as a compass to help her family and Riley find their journey to each other and ultimately, helping lead Riley home.

CMPD K-9 Owen passes away after battle with cancer

CMPD tweeted about their beloved K-9′s death Tuesday afternoon.

  Gayle King congratulates WBTV staff during station visit

To recognize WBTV's 70th anniversary CBS This Morning host Gayle King flew in all the way from New York. She also took time to sit down one-on-one with WBTV News This Morning anchor Christine Sperow.

  Hornets Hoops Camp teaches the Fun in Fundamentals

Hornets Hoops camps feature drills, skills contest, and competitive games with the aim of increasing the fundamental skills that come along with the sport, as well as promoting a fun and inviting atmosphere for boys and girls of all ages.

Krispy Kreme teases ‘new tasty treats’ for Grand Opening of Concord store

Krispy Kreme is celebrating the grand opening of their new Concord location with a new store design and brand new items on the menu.

  Twitter helps Charlotte music producer gain the attention of rapper Meek Mill and other artists

It’s very possible the next radio hit you hear in the car will be produced by a man right here in Charlotte. Jimmy Jones, whose stage name DJ Trizzy, says his dreams are now becoming a reality.

  CBS’ Gayle King visits WBTV for 70th anniversary celebration

CBS News anchor Gayle King visited WBTV Monday in celebration of the station’s anniversary. “70 looks good on you,” King said of WBTV.

  CEO of Urban League of Central Carolinas talks about economic mobility

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Urban League of Central Carolinas Teddy McDaniel is weighing in on economic mobility in Charlotte. He has been in Charlotte for two years and has noticed what's working and what's not working.

  What CMS is getting out of hiring a PR firm

We are told the firm assisted with several items including statements read by board members.

  DeAngelo Williams has a new fundraiser to help women, and he wants you to get involved

A now-retired NFL great and Carolina Panthers fan favorite, is getting into a new sport.

  Teammates remember man killed in crash on I-77 in Huntersville

Rudy Bryant was all about the community and mentoring young men. He owned a semi pro basketball team based in Gastonia, where many of the players said he wasn’t just a friend, but more like family.

THANK YOU: Tickets sell out for St. Jude Dream Home giveaway

In twelve days, we raised $1.7 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - to help children fighting cancer.

  ‘You feel like a new person.’ Charlotte homeless community introduced to new mobile shower trailer

Once a week now, Project Outpour puts it in park – a mobile trailer that’s outfitted for free showers, toothbrushes, and shaves.

  Community Conversation with Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio

The county manager knows there is a big difference between living the American Dream and living in reality for many in Charlotte.

  St. Jude Dream Home: Spotlighting Indian Trail!

July 18 will be the day when tickets go on sale to win the St. Jude Dream Home. We've shown you the progress of the custom home as it's being built. WBTV's Christine Sperow is highlighting the town where YOU will eventually call home if you're name is drawn as the winner!

Molly’s Kids: Did you know today is Koolen-de Vries Awareness Day? (We didn’t either.)

Koolen-de Vries Syndrome is something you’re born with. There are a huge spectrum of characteristics presented with those who live with the disorder.

Power restored after outage affects entire Town of Landis, parts of Kannapolis for hours

The power went out some time before 10 a.m. and affected the entire town and some nearby communities in Kannapolis for several hours.

  Developer plans to transform University City into urban destination

The development will take over a portion of what is currently The Shoppes at University Place along J-W Clay Boulevard in University City.

  Celebrating 70 Years of WBTV On Your Side

On Monday, July 15, 2019, WBTV News celebrated its 70th Anniversary! Join us as we take a look back at seven decades of being “On Your Side” across the Carolinas.

World Cup star Megan Rapinoe brings victory tour to House of Soccer in Charlotte

Rapinoe, a co-captain on the U.S. Women’s World Cup-winning team, will be in uptown this weekend in conjunction with Saturday’s International Champions Cup game between Arsenal and Fiorentina.

  Blind dog and his ‘seeing eye chihuahua’ are looking for a home together

Confetti is completely blind, and Chachi has become his “eyes,” helping him investigate the world.

  Charlotte communities prepare for possible ICE raids this weekend

President Trump is moving forward with his plans to deport those who are undocumented. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents are set to carry raids starting Sunday in some of the country’s largest cities.

  ‘God is a great God.' WBTV’s Steve Crump continues his journey on road to recovery

Veteran reporter and member of the WBTV family Steve Crump is stepping away from his television role again for a medical procedure.

  CMS Board meets again to evaluate superintendent

Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) Board of Education held a closed door meeting Friday discussing the job performance of CMS Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox. The board has been spending time figuring out how to properly evaluate Charlotte’s top educator.

Charlotte pair earn National Man & Woman of the Year award for raising cancer research money

A national award given to the man and woman who raise the most money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has been granted to two Charlotteans following their fundraising efforts over the past year.

  Charlotte firefighters detail hours-long rescue of man trapped after Ballantyne home explosion

These men give credit to the rest of their team. A total of 84 firefighters with Charlotte Fire were working that day on the rescue, but over 100 were out there for support.

  Artists transform Plaza Midwood traffic signal boxes to hold onto ‘community culture’

Artist and Plaza Midwood resident Laurie Smithwick is taking her art from canvas, to curb-side.

  ‘It starts with someone and this is my community. So what else can I do?’ Neighbors form organization to preserve city’s west side

Preserving communities on Charlotte’s west side. Neighborhoods there have become increasingly vulnerable to gentrification. But - a new organization, WestSide Community Land Trust (CLT) is hoping to change that.

  Tickets for Panthers Fan Fest on sale now

With football season in their sights, the Carolina Panthers will return to Charlotte’s very own Bank of America Stadium during the teams annual Fan Fest on August 2.

  Family speaks about ‘hero’ Darnell Harris after Steak ‘n Shake shooting

A Steak 'n Shake worker shot and killed when an armed gunman entered the restaurant is being hailed a hero for attempting to thwart a robbery attempt, saving others.

  Levine Children’s Hospital introduces virtual reality tech to ease children during medical procedures

Atrium’s Levine Children’s Hospital is working to make medical procedures less stressful for kids by distracting them with engaging virtual reality. Children pop on goggles and are suddenly in another head space.

  ‘I wanted to be part of the solution’ Charlotte woman on why she founded The Concierge Teacher

The certified elementary teacher has been in education for 12 years - six of those in the classroom teaching kindergarten and fourth grade.

Two sweet pups are patiently waiting on their fur-ever home in Charlotte

Unfortunately, some dogs stay at the shelter longer than others, patiently waiting for that perfect human to come and bring them home.

  Community helps return Gastonia business owner’s beloved ‘company mascot’

Now she is thanking her community, and putting this porch pirate in the past.

Parents get ready: Baby Shark Live tour coming to South Carolina

Baby Shark Live will make a stop at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, 385 North Church Street, on Oct. 3.

  No fingerprinting employees in UCPS and Cabarrus County School System

We are learning some school districts in our area do not fingerprint its employees while conducting their background checks. Union County Public Schools and Cabarrus County Schools say there is no policy on the books to say they have to fingerprint employees

#MollysKids: Vance High School student has bone marrow transplant TODAY

He’s 16. His name is Tyler. Up until March 14th, he was at Vance High School​ playing sports and working.

  Man gears up for 24 Hours of Booty to honor mother

Shane Sisco is not a professional cyclist. Not even close. He’s never done any road biking at all. Still, he is making plans to do 24 hours worth of it, or at least as much as he can, during this year’s 24 Hours of Booty ride in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte.

  ‘Ciko and K-9 Officer Tim Brackeen are finally together again’ retired K-9 partner of fallen Shelby police officer dies

The retired K-9 partner of a fallen Shelby police officer has passed away nearly three years after his handler’s death.

  First day of candidate filing draws political newcomers in Mecklenburg County

On day one of candidate filing in Mecklenburg County, there were about 30 people who completed paperwork and paid the fee to run for office.

  ‘They don’t have to do this alone.’ Charlotte organization to hold community baby shower for moms-to-be in need.

A baby shower is a celebrated tradition for moms-to-be. But for lower-income expectant mothers in our community, it's something they may not get the chance to experience. One Charlotte organization is changing that, one woman at a time.