N.C. reports 626 new COVID-19 cases as death toll surpasses 920

North Carolina continues to see high hospitalizations due to COVID-19 recently, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

  Emails show Republican majority on Council of State objected to Governor’s order closing restaurants

New emails obtained by WBTV show the Republican majority on the Council of State objected to an order issued in mid-March by Governor Roy Cooper closing bars and restaurants to in-person dining. Council members had less than one hour to weigh in on the proposal.

Charlotte’s virtual vigil mourns death of 100,000 COVID-19 victims — and one George Floyd

When a group comprising several dozen interfaith clergy and faith leaders in Charlotte started making plans for a virtual vigil to mark the more than 100,000 lives lost in the U.S. to COVID-19, the pandemic was by far the event causing the largest number of Americans the greatest amount of distress

  Spread of COVID-19 still a concern as protesters gather in close contact

The spread of COVID-19 is still a concern, especially when thousands of people are gathering to protest racial injustices following the death of George Floyd.

  ‘Super-spreaders’: N.C. health secretary warns of COVID-19 risks during George Floyd protests

NCDHHS has released a request for vendors to help ramp up testing and tracing efforts - focusing on historically marginalized communities.

South Carolina COVID-19 cases surpass 12,000, with 500 deaths

South Carolinians are encouraged to stay home and minimize contact with people outside their households to prevent the spread of the disease.

‘A huge burden’: Women in Charlotte disproportionately hit by COVID-19 job losses

As COVID-19 devastates the economy, women are bearing the brunt of the job losses.

Learn what type of COVID-19 testing is available, accuracy of tests as widespread testing comes to SC

Efforts to increase widespread testing are seen by mobile testing centers that have popped up across the state.

N.C. Gov. Cooper extends moratorium on utility cut offs and implements evictions moratorium during COVID-19 pandemic

The executive order goes into effect Saturday. Utility cut-off prohibition will be extended for 60 days. Evictions can’t be enforced for another three weeks.

  WBTV presents Week 9 of Helpers & Heroes: Charlotte area unites during global pandemic

WBTV has dedicated an entire show to highlight positive stories about how helpers and heroes in our community have come together during this global pandemic.

  Sports in the Carolinas can resume, yet some aren’t ready

Gov. Henry McMaster will allow some South Carolina sports to start practicing on Saturday, though not all will.
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97 arrested in four days after late-night disruption follows peaceful protests in Charlotte

A no swim advisory is in place after sewage discharged into Lake Wylie. Here’s where.

A Lake Wylie cove has a no swim advisory issued after a sewage discharge.