Hundreds participate in largely peaceful Charlotte protests Wednesday night

Hundreds participated in a peaceful protest in Charlotte Wednesday night, after a day full of discussions with city leaders and police about tactics during Tuesday night demonstrations.

  SBI to review CMPD procedures after 50 complaints filed against department related to Charlotte protests

  Charlotte still planning for RNC as possibility of lawsuits looms

Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statue

  Having constant protests during a pandemic is taxing especially for the Black community

Gastonia Chick-fil-A finds creative way to honor team member graduates amidst pandemic

Charlotte religious leaders respond to police actions during Tuesday night protests

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Police looking for missing man with cognitive disability

  11 subcontractor workers at an App State construction site test positive for COVID-19

  Meck. County reports more than 4,500 positive cases of COVID-19, 102 deaths

WANTED: Gastonia police looking for person who knocked down 73-year-old man, stole his medicine

  One black church, one white church coming together to address racial issues

Tropical Storm Cristobal continues to be aimed toward the Gulf Coast

UPDATE: Crews fully remove Confederate monument in Birmingham’s Linn Park, Mayor Woodfin receives death threats

Soon after a 7 p.m. curfew went into effect in the city of Birmingham Monday night, demolition crews arrived at the 52-foot-tall Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Linn Park and began work to remove the structure from where it stood since 1905.

  Possible Carowinds reopening date, safety procedures revealed

The people at Carowinds front office have been pretty tight-lipped about a reopening date, but a North Carolina commissioner might have given us a clue on when it could be.

Drew Brees’ comments about kneeling during national anthem anger fellow players

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees said he will continue his stance against players who kneel during the national anthem before NFL games.

Man already charged for firing gun during BLM protest in Salisbury now charged with inciting riot

Salisbury-Rowan NAACP President Gemale Black says he wants an explanation about the charges filed in incidents that occurred during recent protests in downtown Salisbury.

Police: Gun-toting man accused of terrorizing protesters in Statesville

Mecklenburg County sees highest unemployment rate in over a decade amid COVID-19

Luke Kuechly is considering joining the Panthers front office as a pro scout

Retired Statesville PD K-9 passes away after years on the force

Warrants issued for man accused of throwing rock through newspaper office window during Salisbury protest

  Black protesters protect stranded LMPD officer from violence

  Trump: RNC ‘forced to seek another state’ after N.C. gov. says full convention ‘unlikely’ in Charlotte

On May 26, President Trump gave Gov. Cooper one week to make a decision about allowing full attendance at the Republican National Convention before considering other locations for the convention.

  Thousands attend Charlotte NAACP protest against injustice, police brutality

Thousands of people filled the streets of uptown Charlotte to attend an NAACP protest against injustice, racism and police brutality Tuesday afternoon.

  Mecklenburg commissioners show support for protesters, social change

Commissioners expressed frustration over racial disparities in the justice system and throughout society.

  Man found shot, killed in parking lot in southeast Charlotte

A man killed in Charlotte just after midnight Wednesday morning has been identified by police as 31-year-old Oscar Steele.

Woman accused of fatally hitting bicyclist near N.C. grocery store, fleeing scene

The driver has been identified as 36-year-old Maria Ann Arteaga. Arteaga was arrested and charged with Felony Death by Vehicle, Driving While Impaired, and Driving While License Revoked.

  Several attorneys are working for free to help protesters who are arrested

Some attorneys are stepping in for free, to help protect protestors. If you get arrested, they say they want to help you fight any legal problems that come your way.

  Union Co. Public School released 2020 graduation information at Tuesday night board meeting

Dr. Houlihan says graduations will be held the week of June 22. He says locations and rain dates are expected to be announced by the end of the week. Dr. Houlihan says they are also working on audio and live streaming capabilities for anyone who wishes to watch remotely.

  Uptown Transit Center closes for night, CMPD makes arrests during protests in Charlotte

Police issued dispersal orders and made an arrest as they said disruption escalated in uptown Charlotte after a day of peaceful protests Tuesday.

‘Armed and dangerous’ man wanted in S.C. shooting arrested

Miller was taken into custody by the Chester County Sheriff’s Office.

Tropical Storm Cristobal soaks Campeche, Mexico

Cristobal became a tropical storm earlier today. Winds are currently sustained at 40mph. The biggest threat right now is heavy rain around Campeche, Mexico.

16-year-old girl reported missing in Salisbury, hasn’t been heard from since May 21

Jasmine Brooks is a 16-year-old girl who was reported missing in Salisbury, and hasn’t been heard from since May 21.

VIDEO: Charleston protester arrested minutes after praising police

A Charleston man was arrested while kneeling in front of a police line during Sunday’s protests in Marion Square, but before he was, he was caught on video praising the officers.

  Police welcome community as George Floyd protest goes to Newton, N.C.

Newton Police Chief Vidal Sipe greeted the first protesters as they arrived to begin a rally Tuesday afternoon in the Catawba County town.

  Don’t throw away stimulus debit cards

Are you still waiting for your stimulus money? The latest payments are causing a lot of confusion. In fact, some people think the new envelope looks like junk mail and tossed it in the garbage.

  State leaders say North Carolina is not yet ready to enter phase three of reopening

Governor Roy Cooper and state health officials say North Carolina is not ready to enter phase three of reopening based on statewide trends of the coronavirus.

Livingstone secures second $500,000 grant for its historic Andrew Carnegie Library

In under two years, Livingstone College has been awarded a total $1 million to rehabilitate the historic Andrew Carnegie Library, located on its Salisbury campus.

Chantel Thompson named Human Resources Director in Concord

Chantel Thompson, a member of the City of Concord Human Resources department for the last decade, has been promoted to be Concord's next HR Director by City Manager Lloyd Payne.

  S.C. school district temporarily stops food program after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Chester County School District stopped the food program when an employee serving and delivering the food tested positive for the coronavirus.

Charleston police searching for missing 15-year-old girl

Authorities are looking for Taylor Ryanne Hensley who was last seen by her family at her home at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Concord mayor pledges to work towards racial equality

Concord Mayor Bill Dusch released a statement on Tuesday pledging to work towards racial equality, and point out efforts made in the city towards that goal.

  Activists urge Charlotte community to support black-owned businesses for long-term change

Activists are looking beyond the marches and protests in Charlotte, at how community members can then push for change, long-term.

Florida sheriff ‘highly recommending’ people to shoot looters who break into homes

A sheriff in one Florida county says he is “highly recommending” property owners to shoot looters if they break into homes to steal or set fires.

  After 2016 Charlotte protests, a CMPD team was created to focus on conversations. They’re now busier than ever.

Throughout the peaceful protests over the last several days, you might have seen a few officers in the crowd. But they’re not there to control the protesters or direct traffic. Instead they’re all about conversations.They call themselves the Constructive Conversation Team.

Mayor declares state of emergency for Salisbury, imposes 9 p.m. curfew for downtown district

The mayor of Salisbury is declaring a state of emergency in the city and imposing a 9 p.m. curfew for the downtown district.

Babysitter facing charges following possible drowning death of 2-year-old boy in Hanahan

Hanahan Police say a babysitter is facing charges following the death of a 2-year-old boy.

Health officials encourage residents to limit spread of COVID-19 as S.C. surpasses 12,600 cases, 500 deaths

State health officials are urging residents to be vigilant in practicing social distancing and wearing masks to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 amid public health experts’ concerns over the recent rise in COVID-19 data trends in South Carolina.

  Tense protest turns emotional as 60 North Carolina police kneel before demonstrators

All 60-plus officers knelt before the marchers on Murchison Road.

97 arrested in four days after late-night disruption follows peaceful protests in Charlotte

Police arrested 97 people in four days after late-night violence and disruption in uptown Charlotte followed several hours of peaceful protests throughout the days.

Virginia county pulls officers from DC after Trump photo-op

Arlington County has pulled its officers out of the District of Columbia after they helped clear peaceful protesters from a park so that President Donald Trump could have a photo opportunity outside the White House.

  North Carolina COVID-19 cases surge past 30,000

North Carolina reported 888 additional COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 30,777.

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.

  GRAPHIC: NYPD sergeant hit by car during protests

A New York police sergeant suffered serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle during protests early Tuesday morning.

Police: Driver pepper sprays another driver after confrontation for not pulling over for funeral procession

Two drivers got into a confrontation in Salisbury on Monday that had to do with a funeral procession.

Proposed Cabarrus County budget shows COVID-19 impact, includes teacher pay supplements, construction projects

Cabarrus County Manager Mike Downs presented the proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 (FY21) at the June 1 Board of Commissioners meeting.

Police officer on life support after shooting during Las Vegas protests

Officials say a Las Vegas Metro Police officer was fatally shot Monday night during a protest over the death of George Floyd.

Rowan County Commissioners ask Governor Cooper for permission to reopen local economy

In a letter to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, the Rowan County Commission Chairman Greg Edds asks the governor for permission to reopen the local community and local economy.

George Floyd protests revive worries about violence at Republican National Convention

With violent protests erupting across the country almost nightly, some are wondering whether the unrest could be a preview of what’s to come on the streets of Charlotte if the city ends up hosting the Republican National Convention.

Officers hurt after protest near Fame statue, rock thrown through Salisbury Post window

The third night of protests in Salisbury ended with police being called out and a rock thrown through a window of The Salisbury Post.

Neighbors join Nashville man afraid to walk alone for fear of not returning home alive

Almost immediately after sharing his post, he got a response - someone offered to walk with him. Then more replies started coming in, one after another. In all, about 75 people stepped up to walk with him.

  Justice Walk 2020: Charlotte protesters organize peaceful march to bring awareness to racism, injustice

Hundreds of protesters gathered in a Charlotte park to for march organizers say was intended to “bring awareness to racism, injustice and police accountability.”

  Minn. governor: Semi driver was confused when he drove into crowd

Officials say nothing indicates the driver was intentionally targeting protesters.

  How do you talk to your children about racism while protests continue to form?

If you talk to your kids about what’s going on with recent protests, how do you do it? When is the right time? Do you hold back, or are you 100 percent real?

  Police issue dispersal orders as protests continue in uptown Charlotte Monday night

Police say hundreds of protesters are marching through uptown Charlotte as demonstrations against injustice and police brutality continued Monday night.

Coach Staley shares thoughts on protests, riots and the way forward after George Floyd’s death

She shared her perspective and conversations with her team in response to Floyd's death while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Hundreds in Chester SC, including cops, rally against police violence; vow for change

Hundreds gathered in Chester, S.C., to condemn police brutality and encourage love to be the driving force at protests in response to the death of George Floyd, an African American man who was killed by police.

UofSC says student who made racist social media post ‘no longer enrolled’

After an investigation, officials confirmed the student is no longer enrolled at UofSC as of Monday.

Amber Alert issued for missing Waco toddler

An Amber Alert has been issued for a Waco toddler who was reported missing.

Sumter 64-year-old man reported missing found safe

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a 64-year-old man reported missing has been found safe.

  Charlotte councilman asks the next police chief how he could’ve avoided protest arrest

The tense encounter between Braxton Winston and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings occurred during Monday’s virtual City Council meeting.

  Pastor, former police chief offer local perspective on George Floyd protests

Under his watch, former CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe instituted a policy to deescalate, diffuse and disarm. However, departmental rules according to Monroe didn’t always stamp out an officer’s personal biases.

  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.

  20-year-old organizes peaceful protest in Charlotte’s SouthPark Monday afternoon

The group chanted, held signs and spoke with police officers who joined the walk.

  A look at CMPD policing from 2016 to 2020 protests

After those protests, The Police Foundation, a nonprofit headquartered in Washington D.C., was commissioned to review how the department handled the protests and make changes.

  Community leaders hold politicians accountable

Charlotte Community leaders are speaking out about what changes have been made since the last time large protests happened in Charlotte. Four years ago people took to the streets to voice their frustrations over the police shooting and killing Keith Lamont Scott.

1 dead in York County shooting; Teen suspect charged with murder, deputies say

Jaheim Je’Tereion Douglas, 18, turned himself in to deputies Monday afternoon.

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

Tropical Depression Three has formed in Gulf of Mexico

Its maximum sustained winds are 30 mph and it is moving west-northwest at 7 mph.

“I’ve been really particular about not using the word reopen because that implies that we closed down.” Pastor reflects on serving during COVID-19 pandemic

It’s been said that people need faith now more than ever. And whatever “faith” means to you may be unique.