Community celebrates Father’s Day with Mint Hill seniors

Residents at Mint Hill Senior Living, an assisted-care facility with the Affinity Living Group, had a pleasant surprise this weekend as a group of children from around the area paid them a visit to celebrate Father’s Day.

  WBTV’s Steve Crump named Charlotte Post’s Educator of the Year

  ‘That has to give you pause.’ Charlotte cardiologist on Harvard study linking sugary drinks to an early death.

The city may try to save Excelsior Club after other plans faltered or were rejected

S.C. highway honors beloved fire chief who was killed while directing traffic

  2019 Heroes Convention comes to the Queen City

Amateur Tennis Championship benefiting Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation coming to Charlotte

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  Charlotte Hornet Cody Zeller knows there are big shoes to fill out there, makes major donation to Samaritan’s Feet

  New Chester County sheriff makes changes to curb community violence

  Neighbors hold on to the past to save an old Charlotte church

  The Excelsior Club gets referred to city’s Economic and Development Committee

Mecklenburg County is adding 30 miles of greenways. Here’s where they’ll go.

  Time is running out to save Charlotte’s historic Excelsior Club

  Porch Production celebrates 10 years in Charlotte

Porch Productions is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a call-to-action. It wants to raise $25,000 in 25 days to help continue the mission of the children’s theatre.

  Second Harvest kicks off this year’s Summer Feeding Program for kids

The end of the school year bring big smiles to most kids as summer break begins. But for kids at risk of hunger, the end of school, means the end of healthy meals they get every day.

  Shake Shack confirms it will open in a popular South End location

Confirming rumors that have been circulating for months, the popular burger chain said in a statement that it’ll open in mid 2020 at 1930 Camden Road, the 3,500-square-foot spot recently vacated by Pike’s Soda Shop. This is the chain’s third Charlotte location.

  York, SC father-son duo create brooch box for Queen Elizabeth II from President Trump

A brooch box handmade by a father and son in Rock Hill was gifted to Queen Elizabeth II from President Donald Trump during his visit to England for the 75th D-Day anniversary commemoration.

  How to keep your children busy on a budget this summer

  Hundreds welcome Carolina Panthers to SC at Rock Hill pep rally

  Forever Family: Foster Parents Recruitment

  County approved big uptown redevelopment 3 years ago. Now some leaders want out.

Did you know leaving a water bottle in your car could be dangerous?

  Indian Trail man connects with mayor to plan charitable event in honor of late brother

  Civil Rights pioneer Dorothy Counts-Scoggins honored by students at Harding High

May 31 is Dorothy Counts-Scoggins Day, recognizing that back in 1957 she was one of the first black students to integrate in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district.

  ‘Water the seed and all things are possible.’ A young Charlotte baker is chasing her dreams one sweet treat at a time

She's 9 years old, an honor roll student – and the CEO of her own baking company.

  Piedmont Medical Center collects cereal for hungry children

The drive ensures children don’t go hungry during the summer months when schools are not providing breakfast or lunch options.

Town of Huntersville receives funding to study causes of Ocular Melanoma

The Town of Huntersville will receive $100,000 in funding to be used for research.

  Chester Police chief hosts community safety meetings following two shootings

Chester Police chief will discuss the increasing number of shootings in the city and how to keep residents, especially seniors, safe.

  Local Red Cross volunteer deploys to Kansas for disaster relief

Friday morning Michelle Kaufman took off from Charlotte to go to Topeka, Kansas to help communities who have lost everything in the tornado start to rebuild.

  ‘It was just amazing to see the response.’ Charlotte doula sees spike in business after WBTV series airs

Charlotte Doula Kira Kimble has had a lot of inquiries over the past month. She reached out to WBTV's Brigida Mack to say her special series on Black Maternal Health last month caused a spike in interest in her business, TJACK Doula.

  Local organizations helping homeless, low-income populations escape heat in Charlotte

This record- breaking heat wave hits the most vulnerable people in our communities the hardest.

  Mecklenburg EMTs use musical skills to uplift patient

A pair of Mecklenburg County EMTs displayed their musical skills for a patient with the song “Amazing Grace” during last week’s Emergency Medical Services Week.

  Excelsior Club named one of most endangered places in US. Is this enough to save it?

The Excelsior Club, a landmark at the heart of the African-American community in Charlotte, was added to the list of the nation’s 11 most endangered historical places Wednesday.

  Community concerned about struggling area in west Charlotte

Medic’s shiny new headquarters on Wilkinson Boulevard and future housing opportunities along Freedom Drive signal a strong economic rebound on the westside. However, not every West Charlotte thoroughfare is paved with such promise.

  Man dedicated to not let 16-year-old’s felony charge define his life

The man also comes from a difficult life and some bad decisions, and he's turned his focus to helping kids and families succeed.

  Group wants to close north Charlotte road as part of effort to reduce crime

What do you do when a road in a neighborhood has become busy with crime, and acts as the back road that some criminals use to come and go?

  Charlotte twin sisters awarded $1 million+ in scholarships, attending rival universities

For twin sisters Kamyrn and Kaycee Hailey at West Charlotte high school, things are really about to change.

Molly’s Kids: Lincoln County Deputies help Landen Johnson in a surprise day

Update on longtime one of our #MollysKids, Landen Johnson. Landen is now 9-years old.

  Diversity and Inclusion Team now part of District Attorney’s Office

Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather has created something he says is a first in North Carolina. His office now has a Diversity and Inclusion Team.

Carowinds offers free admission for military members, discounts for their families

This summer, Carowinds is offering free admission for our nation’s heroes and discounts for their families during the park’s ‘Military Days’ events.

Pennsylvania company to move headquarters to Ballantyne

A dental supply company that has been increasing its presence in Charlotte announced Thursday plans to relocate its headquarters to Ballantyne from Pennsylvania.

  ‘Rising rent’ forces FuManChu CupCakes to close up shop in east Charlotte

After five years in business off Central Avenue in east Charlotte, FuManChu Cup Cakes announced on Facebook they are closing their storefront this Sunday.

Molly’s Kids: Adam Kincaid fighting cancer that has fewer than 100 cases, worldwide

The guy in the forefront of this very cool picture is 14-year-old Adam Kincaid from Belmont, the newest one of our amazing #MollysKids.

  WBTV News Director Dennis Milligan retires after 18 years

WBTV News Director Dennis Milligan is retiring after a successful 18-year run in Charlotte.

  The power of Palliative Care: ‘Anytime we’ve got our feet knocked off beneath us, it was brought back to us in such great blessings’

Palliative care is the medical specialty focused on improving quality of life for people facing serious illnesses - from cancer to heart failure to dementia.

  Local officials help Habitat for Humanity rebuild former drug house

The home’s transformation is also a new beginning for the community where it sits.

  CMPD takes ‘Bridge The Difference’ conversation to business executives

Police have been going directly to where people are to have conversations about officers and the communities they serve -- as well as police issues on the streets.

  Water Safety Week: Preparing for summer

Mecklenburg County had the highest rate of drownings in the state of North Carolina.

  NASCAR Champ Jimmie Johnson makes Stanly County girl’s dream come true

After a jam-packed surprise presentation in the high school stadium, Anita and her family were whisked off in a limousine to meet the superstar driver of car #48.

  1 in 10 children and young people have mental health problem

Those numbers are the reason why Monarch opened a Youth Crisis Center in Charlotte back in December 2017. It was the first one of its kind in North Carolina.

  ‘What life is like after a stroke, I’ve lived it.’ Charlotte doctor on her work to save people from strokes is personal

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a big problem in the U.S. among men. It’s also the single most important risk factor of stroke. And, for men - the risk of stroke is higher and more dangerous.

  Molly’s Kids: A free beach week condo for Christopher Teems!

An incredibly great post about a horribly awful situation.

  WBTV Community Conversation: Reading, Writing, and Race

WBTV’s Community Conversation: Reading, Writing, and Race will discuss the use of the "N" word and why it is still used today.

  'I don’t need easy, I just need possible’, Cassidy Hooper, born without eyes or nose, graduates from college in Charlotte

Cassidy Hooper is one of only a few people in the world born with no eyes and no nose. We first met her in 2008, at 11 years old. She’s now 22 and just graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.

  Steve Crump throws first pitch at Charlotte Knights game

Steve Crump threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Charlotte Knights game Thursday night.

  Kannapolis high school students use carpentry class to help struggling veterans

Students in a carpentry class at A.L. Brown High School have made it their mission to help local veterans that are struggling or homeless.

  ‘Meant to be’: Puppies found on roadside quickly gain roles in NC wedding

Crystal Mosteller Hopson, the director of Hartman’s Haven Dog Rescue in Hickory, was headed to a longtime-volunteer’s wedding rehearsal Friday when she noticed a brown box with big bold letters that read, “FREE PUPPIES.”

  Wives of law enforcement officers meeting for prayer service Saturday

Several wives of local law enforcement officers in the Charlotte area are planning to meet Saturday for a special prayer service.

  Local law enforcement honor Officer Jordan Sheldon in bike to D.C.

Community members and officers from 16 departments will bike 500 miles in 4 days.

  Local family-run hardware store thrives after decades of female leadership

Just a few days before Mother’s Day, we’re introducing three generations of women, keeping a local business alive in Indian Trail, going up against big box stores, and some preconceived notions about their industry.

  Mayor declares May 8 ‘Anthony Hamilton Day’ in Charlotte

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles officially declared May 8 as “Anthony Hamilton Day” in the Queen City.

  Elementary students hit the streets for ‘National Bike To School Day’

It is a part of the county’s Safe Routes to School program, designed to increase awareness about cyclist and pedestrian safety.

  Mooresville florist makes special bows to commemorate fallen officer

A local florist wanted to offer special bows because of the recent death of Officer Jordan Sheldon of the Mooresville Police Department.

  ‘I just want to do it for him.’ Man mows lawns for free to honor brother killed in Charlotte shooting

It’s what his little brother used to do to help support himself. Now, he's cutting grass for free, in his memory.

Molly’s Kids: Christopher Teems brain tumor takes turn for the worse

This week they got word his nasty DIPG brain tumor – diagnosed last year – has grown. Doctors took him off his chemo pills. It was also decided if he did more radiation, it’d do more harm than good.

  CMS runs social media campaign during Children’s Mental Health Week

Each mental health problem looks different, so they’re using the hashtag #CMSigns to teach students how to self-diagnose.

  Street artist creates mural tribute to UNC Charlotte shooting victims

It is his second mural of this kind in less than a year, for the Charlotte area.

CMPD lieutenant preparing to hike 30 miles for cystic fibrosis awareness

Lieutenant Stephen Fischback will start the hike on September 28 with a group of dedicated hikers for the 2019 XTREME HIKE to Cure Cystic Fibrosis.

  ‘Look at our miracle. It’s not always sad’, Charlotte couple shares infertility journey

Ellie Brynn Basset, Loren and Mike Bassett's long-awaited bundle of joy, was born in late March after a long and winding journey to parenthood. They say having her, holding her -- still hasn't quite sunk in

  ‘Stay strong, Charlotte.’ UNCC shooting survivor posts video thanking community for support

Rami Alramadhan was one of six students shot when a gunman opened fire in their UNCC classroom on May 30. Alramadhan and three other students survived, but two students were killed in the shooting.

  UNC Charlotte sports clubs organize 2-mile run to raise money

The UNCC Rugby Club organized the event to bring students together and channel their grief into something positive.

  Daveion’s dream trip to the NFL Draft

By the last night he’d made such an impression, he was asked to walk on stage and make the announcement for the 249th pick in the entire draft.

  ‘He died a hero.’ Student killed trying to stop UNCC gunman escorted home

21-year-old Riley Howell was shot and killed, but his actions delayed the shooter, giving police more time to respond and fellow students a chance to escape.

  Mallard Creek JROTC remembers late student during ceremony

Mallard Creek High School JROTC program made a special dedication to Elizabeth Barry, a student who died in 2016, during its Battalion Award Ceremony.

  Charlotte Knights show support for UNCC shooting victims

The Charlotte Knights showed their support for those impacted by the shootings at UNC Charlotte.

Local JROTC program helping to build leaders

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) JROTC Program is celebrating another successful school year. More than 3,000 students are enrolled and participated in the Cadet Achievement Awards program recently at Bojangles Coliseum.

Volunteers needed to bottle-feed orphaned kittens at nursery in Charlotte

CMPD Animal Care & Control is asking for volunteers to help feed the furbabies after 6:30 p.m. every day - but that other shifts also need to be filled.

  Komen Charlotte’s 10th annual Pink Sunday a success

More than 440 churches took part in the 13-county area Komen Charlotte serves. That’s the most ever in its ten-year history

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder comes to Wingate University

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Opal Tometi spoke at Wingate University on April 23. She came to the university to talk about the mission of Black Lives Matter and to hear the concerns of students.

Meet the newest one of our Molly’s Kids: A 13-month old in Gaston County

“I’d love to tell you the story of our little girl,” Brooke Spence said from her home in Mount Holly.

$4 AMC kids deal includes movie ticket and snacks

“Summer Movie Camp” is $4 plus tax every Wednesday and includes a kid-friendly movie and a KidsPack. The deal is available all summer long!