Officials: Missing boys from Aiken found safe with mother in Florida

Officials said the Matthew and Jerry Kinman were found in good condition at a home in Panama City Beach, Florida.

In N. Carolina Senate race, Tillis calibrates ties to Trump

  'A fervent icon of equal rights’; Local leaders remember Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Man charged with murder in case of N.C. man who went missing after planned car sale

‘I deeply regret the loss of Mr. Easter:’ Charlotte mayor speaks out after CMPD employees ‘cited for termination’

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for man who shot woman during attempted ATM robbery in south Charlotte

  BBB: Top three scams in Charlotte area in September

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  Peaceful rally to be held in Charlotte to honor Jacob Blake, Jr.

Efforts continue after more than 250,000 gallons of gasoline spill in Huntersville

  Local church works with City of Charlotte to build sustainable housing units in uptown

NWS confirms at least 4 tornadoes occurred in the Midlands during Thursday’s storms

  High schooler unable to access internet with CMS hot spot five weeks into school year

More than 27K coronavirus cases reported in Mecklenburg County

Limited N.C. prison, juvenile justice facility visitation resumes for COVID-19 precautions

The limited visitation is set to begin Oct. 1, with significant restrictions due to COVID-19.

  Humane Society report shows issues inside Chesterfield County animal shelter

WBTV was not allowed inside the shelter because of Covid-19, but did get some answers from the county administrator about what is going on inside.

Myrtle Beach man faces over 20 charges connected to child sex crime case

Authorities arrested a Myrtle Beach man accused in a sexual exploitation investigation involving a minor.

  Some school districts move to Plan A for elementary students, others still deciding

In just two weeks, schools across North Carolina will have the choice to bring back elementary school students into the classroom full time. Governor Cooper made that announcement yesterday. Iredell-Statesville Schools plan to have elementary school students back in the classroom full-time on Octobe

N.C. State parents OK’d to attend Saturday football game

  Victim dies after duplex fire in Charlotte’s NoDa area

2-month-old baby dies from COVID-19 in Michigan

Maui Invitational moving to North Carolina during pandemic

  Eight coronavirus cases linked to Kannapolis brewery

Nigerian state says rapists will face surgical castration

Walmart raising wages for about 165,000 workers

Approximately 165,000 hourly workers at Walmart will be getting a pay raise ahead of schedule.

Teen suspect in killing of protesters listed in Texas teacher’s ‘hero’ assignment

Kyle Rittenhouse has been accused of fatally shooting two people and wounding another in Kenosha, Wis., following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

UPDATE: Missing elderly Columbus Co. man found, he is safe

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate an elderly man who disappeared Thursday night.

2 SC boys taken from foster care home, mother wanted for questioning

Officials are looking for 9-year-old Matthew and 7-year-old Jerry Kinman.

Garth Brooks’ sold-out Charlotte show rescheduled for third time, now set for 2021

The concert was first scheduled to happen on May 2.

  Five sworn CMPD employees ‘cited for termination’ in connection to in-custody death of Harold Easter

Five Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police employees - four officers and a sergeant - were “cited for termination” following the investigation into the in-custody death of Harold Easter in January.

WATCH: Largest container ship to call on East Coast arrives in Savannah

The largest container ship ever to serve the United States East Coast arrived in Savannah Friday morning.

‘This is not fair:’ Denham Springs football player dies following collapse at practice

Family and friends are mourning the loss of a beloved high schooler who collapsed at football practice on Tuesday.

  One seriously hurt in shooting at southwest Charlotte gas station

One person was seriously hurt in a shooting at a gas station in southwest Charlotte.

  One seriously hurt in east Charlotte shooting

According to officials, multiple vehicles and homes were shot into.

  Remnants of Sally felt across Charlotte-metro area

High water was spotted at Little Sugar Creek and at Freedom Park, high water led authorities to close the park.

Schools advocate Sarah Stevenson honored as Charlotte ‘crown jewel’ on US House floor

Twelfth District Rep. Alma Adams paid tribute to Charlotte civil rights pioneer Sarah Stevenson, the first Black woman to serve on Charlotte’s school board, in a speech on the U.S. House floor Wednesday.

Anthony Hamilton, Alma Adams to join Kamala Harris for virtual voter event based in N.C.

Charlotte’s own Grammy award-winning musician Anthony Hamilton and Congresswoman Alma Adams will join vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris for a virtual voter event based in North Carolina.

Indictment: City illegally dug up lead-laden soil from range

The public works director of a North Carolina city has been indicted in federal court on charges his department illegally transported hazardous waste from the city’s shooting range.

  ‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris arrested on child porn charges

Jerry Harris, the star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” was arrested Thursday on felony charges of production of child pornography.

Gray Television’s Greta Van Susteren interviews President Trump

Gray Television’s primetime election special, “Full Court Press: Election Countdown” hosted by Chief National Political Analyst Greta Van Susteren, includes interviews with President Donald Trump and former Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a m

  Gov. Cooper announces N.C. elementary schools allowed to return for in-person learning

Grades 6-12 will still be required to operate under the “Plan B” approach.

  Back to School & Beyond: District-by-district guide to the 2020 school year

There is controversy over sending students back into the classroom this year and not all school districts in our area are following the same plan.

  President Trump reacts as some N.C. voters mistakenly get 2 absentee ballots

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday about an election mixup that resulted in some Mecklenburg County voters receiving two absentee ballots.

Broad River correctional officer dies after testing positive for COVID-19

This is the second death of a staff member associated with COVID-19 at the prison.

CMPD training academy recruit tests positive for COVID-19, more than 60 potentially exposed

A CMPD training academy recruit tested positive for COVID-19 and officials say more than 60 staff and other recruits were potentially exposed.

DHEC identifies two reasons behind the drop in cases: masks and less testing

Recent data from the state agency shows drops in cases are more distinct in municipalities where mask mandates are in effect.

Deadline for La. residents to claim IRS stimulus check is Oct. 15

Thousands of Louisiana residents are leaving money on the table, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

South Carolina reports more than 700 new coronavirus cases, surpasses 3,000 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.

Iredell-Statesville Schools PreK-5 to return five days a week on Oct. 5

Iredell-Statesville Schools plan to have elementary school students back in the classroom full-time on October 5.

  CMS teachers asking for ‘more clarity’ in plan for return to in-person learning

Teachers are wrapping their heads around teaching students who are in the classroom and in their own homes in the same school day.

Berkeley County detention deputy arrested for smuggling food, clothes to inmates

A Berkeley County detention deputy has been arrested for smuggling food, clothing and other items to inmates from outside the jail.

Tourism in Cabarrus County rose in 2019, but pandemic has put a pinch on the progress

Domestic visitors to and within Cabarrus County spent $478.16 million in 2019, an increase of 1.9% from 2018.

Gamecock legend Wilson named WNBA Most Valuable Player

Wilson received 43 of 47 first-place votes and accrued 458 total points from a panel of national sportswriters and broadcasters to earn the award.

  Heavy downpour creates havoc for drivers on I-85

The remnants of Sally made driving treacherous on I-85 during the midday on Thursday in Rowan County.

  Body found believed to be N.C. man who went missing after planned car sale

With the assistance of the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, officials recovered the body believed to be that of 39-year-old William “Andy” Banks, of Raleigh, who had been missing since Saturday.

  S.C. superintendent encourages school districts to return to face-to-face learning for some students

South Carolina’s state superintendent is encouraging schools to offer a return to face-to-face learning for students who need it the most.

  FIRST ALERT: Heavy rainfall drenches Carolinas as Sally’s remnants approach Atlantic

The Charlotte Metro area could receive up to an inch of additional rainfall before the heaviest downpours pull north and east of the region this evening.

Charlotte 49ers cancel Saturday football game after players placed in quarantine

UNC Charlotte was scheduled to play against North Carolina Saturday, September 19 at 3:30 p.m.

81-year-old scammed out of $2000 in Facebook ploy, but it was nearly much worse

An 81-year-old Salisbury man was scammed out of personal information and $2000, but when the scammer asked him for $35,000, he said no.

Police respond to fight call, find stolen guns, drugs, and a suspect in an armed robbery

Police in Salisbury responded to a call about a fight involving a large group of people on N. Ellis Street on Wednesday night.

Missing Virginia 17-year-old has been located safely

Virginia State Police say a 17-year-old has been located safely after police issued an Amber Alert.

Downed tree blocks part of Highway 51 in Matthews

A tree fell along Highway 51 Thursday morning, blocking the north and southbound lanes for some time.

Spartanburg Co. Sheriff’s Office ends search for 75-year-old endangered man, found safely

The direction of Lynch’s travel is currently unknown.

  FIRST ALERT: Sally to bring torrential downpours and flash flooding to our area

Continuous downpours will blanket much of the WBTV viewing area through the day. The heavy rainfall comes to Carolinas as the remnants of Sally move northeast across Georgia today and South Carolina tonight.

A rare blue moon will light up the night sky this Halloween

This year’s blue moon will be a monthly blue moon. There will be a full moon on Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, 2020. Because October has two full moons scheduled, the latter full moon is dubbed as the blue moon.

7-year-old recognized for helping to save mother who fell down flight of stairs in Union Co.

Officials recognized a 7-year-old boy for helping to save his mother who fell down a flight of stairs in Union County.

Three hurt, cars and homes shot into in west Charlotte shooting

The shooting started around 10:08 p.m., police say, when multiple people opened fire in a driveway along Meredith Avenue near Ashley Road.

Senators seek to award Congressional Gold Medal to Emmett Till and his mother

Two senators have introduced legislation to posthumously award Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

  Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officers hand out 800 free gun locks in an attempt to save lives

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officers are giving 800 gun locks away for free to relaunch a safety campaign called “Lock it or Lose it”.

  CMS approves phased plan to bring students back to classrooms

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School board has approved a phased approach to bring students back into the classroom over the next few months.

'It does not need to be this complicated’; N.C. lieutenant governor pushes for schools to reopen without mask mandate

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest has called for all North Carolina K-12 public schools to reopen without requiring students or teachers to wear masks.

  Duke Energy lowering lake levels in advance of heavy rainfall from Hurricane Sally

Duke Energy is lowering local lake levels in advance of the heavy rain being forecast for the Carolinas Thursday.

UofSC reports significant decrease in number of COVID-19 cases on campus

When looking at the total number of people who have had COVID-19 at UofSC since Aug. 1, the number of cases grows to 2,220.

Three arrested after video of 3-year-old smoking marijuana goes viral

The child was given the drug by an adult.

Man hit by truck, killed while trying to run across I-85 in Salisbury

A pedestrian was killed on Interstate 85 in Salisbury on Wednesday afternoon.

  First Alert: Sally will make for a rough Thursday

Rain will steadily pick up in intensity from south to north through the night and will stay with us most of Thursday. The rain will likely be heavy at times.

Union County schools to be fully remote on Thursday due to flooding concerns

Union County Public Schools will be fully remote on Thursday due to flooding concerns stemming from the remnants of Tropical Storm Sally.

  Tillis took pharmaceutical money within weeks of co-sponsoring new drug price bill

Senator Thom Tillis accepting more than $20,000 in campaign contributions from political action committees tied to pharmaceutical companies within two weeks of sponsoring a bill related to drug prices in late 2019.

  VIDEO: Virginia bus passenger robbed while having heart attack; suspect in custody

Video footage shows a man robbing an unresponsive GRTC bus passenger who was having a heart attack.

  More diversity needed for covid-19 vaccine trial in Charlotte

Across the country the numbers of people of color volunteering for the trial are low.

  Parents' opinions split on in-person and remote learning ahead of CMS decision

On Wednesday evening, Charlotte-Mecklenburg school leaders are expected to address the return of in-person instruction.

  S.C. Gov. McMaster signs bill expanding absentee voting due to COVID-19 pandemic

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is set to sign a bill to allow all voters in the fall to cast absentee ballots due to the COVID-19 pandemic.