SCDHEC Board decides new plan to give out vaccines, concerns for rural areas

There was not an allocation model in place before the decision today, according to Interim Public Health Director Dr. Brannon Traxler.

Belk to file bankruptcy. Retailer, hit hard by pandemic and debt, to stay open.

  N.C. health officials share new plan to help health systems know much vaccine to expect

  County commissioner pushes for equal access to COVID-19 vaccine in underserved communities

  Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

  Charlotte church hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic with help of Atrium Health

  Newly-hired Bessemer City police officer resigns after off-duty DWI arrest

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CDC estimates 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have a sexually transmitted infection

14-year-old boy killed in overnight tornado in Fultondale

Michael Jordan’s Catch 23 fishing boat wins sailfish tournament in Florida

  AMBER Alert issued for 10-year-old girl abducted in N.C.

  Woman went to in-network hospital, says she was billed $15,000 for out-of-network treatment

  Rowan BOE Chairman: Schools “not likely” to change from Plan B

N.C. reports nearly 4,000 new COVID-19 cases

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is continuing to track confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths.

N.C. administered 95 percent of first vaccine supply, adjusts rollout plan

Currently, those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina are people who are 65 years and older, healthcare workers who are in the front line of the pandemic and residents and staff at long-term living facilities.

The “polite” bandit wanted for convenience store robberies in Rowan County has been charged by Salisbury Police

An armed robbery suspect with a taste for Newport cigarettes and a reputation for being “polite” has been arrested in Rowan County.

Mecklenburg County reports nearly 83K coronavirus cases, 700+ virus-related deaths

Mecklenburg County officials are releasing more information about the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Thank you.’ District approves up to $2,000 bonuses for Rock Hill Schools’ teachers, staff

Iredell Co. man facing eight charges involving sex acts with minor

  One man dead, another arrested after double shooting in southeast Charlotte

Community Kindness Parade rolls on at Overton Elementary School

Four displaced in Rock Hill house fire

Missing Charlotte woman found in Gastonia

  Overnight storms leave many without power in Charlotte area

Heavy rain and thunderstorms blew through the Charlotte area overnight, leaving around 2,000 people without power Tuesday morning.

  Duke settlement on coal ash may cost customers billions

Parts of Gaston County were the hardest hit when it came to the coal ash problem.

COVID-19 vaccinations are underway across the WBTV viewing area. Here’s where

Counties in the WBTV viewing area are continuing to announce plans for COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

North Carolina health leaders answer frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine

North Carolina health leaders are answering the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Some N.C. health systems get zero doses this week as state prioritizes mass vaccination sites

While tens of thousands are being vaccinated, other parts of the state are not getting doses.

North America’s largest dinosaur experience coming to Charlotte in Feb

The continent’s largest dinosaur experience is coming to the Charlotte Motor Speedway in February.

Police looking for person who hit pedestrian, fled scene in Gaston County

The incident occurred sometime around 10:30 p.m. Friday night in Mount Holly near the intersection of West Charlotte Avenue and West Central Avenue.

Man charged with DWI, felony death by vehicle after woman killed in Hickory crash

Aaron Lee Walker, 26, was arrested by police on charges of felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, possession of drug paraphernalia and careless and reckless driving.

47 inmates test positive for COVID-19 at York County jail

Officials say the increase in cases is from the results of a facility-wide COVID-19 testing.

South Carolina National Guard returns to Mount Pleasant following DC deployment

Hundreds of South Carolina National Guard troops arrived back in the Palmetto State following deployment to Washington D.C. for the inauguration.

  CMS in talks with Novant for mass vaccination events at school facilities in Charlotte

The discussions are about Novant Health’s potential use of one or more CMS school facilities for weekend vaccination events.

  SC woman spends days registering for COVID vaccine after losing husband of 58 years

Jo Mooney said her late husband, Terry, contracted the virus while in rehab after suffering from a stroke.

  More vaccines could be coming soon, Johnson & Johnson on the brink of releasing trial data

The appeal of this vaccine is it only uses one shot according to health experts. This could help speed up a slow vaccine rollout.

  Dozens claim delayed propane deliveries from AmeriGas threaten warmth during winter

More than a dozen people have filed complaints about slow propane deliveries from the company AmeriGas in January alone.

  Person of interest wanted in deadly New Year’s Day assault of 82-year-old in Rock Hill, S.C.

The Rock Hill Police Department has reason to believe this person was in the area around the time of the incident.

DHEC on 2nd doses: ‘Make your second appointment while you’re at your first appointment’

The Department of Health and Environmental Control is reminding those who get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to be sure to book an appointment for their second dose.

  ‘Great advocate for children’: Greg Olsen legacy immeasurable in Charlotte community

Olsen made his announcement during the NFL on Fox pregame show ahead of the NFC Championship Game.

  Sheriff: 2-year-old N.C. girl found dead in abandoned truck in Miss., manhunt underway

A 2-year-old girl from Salisbury, NC, has been found dead after she and her 7-year-old brother were abandoned in a pickup truck in Mississippi.

  Man who drove car into Gaston Co. restaurant, killing family members pleads guilty

Roger Self is accused of intentionally driving his car into the Surf and Turf restaurant killing his daughter, Katelyn Self and his daughter-in-law, Amanda Self.

  15,700 get COVID-19 vaccination at Charlotte Motor Speedway; 300 no-shows

Atrium Health is partnering with Honeywell, Tepper Sports and the Charlotte Motor Speedway for this mass vaccination clinic.

  Vaccination appointments being canceled after N.C. says it will redistribute supply to mass vaccination events

The Charlotte area hosted its first mass vaccination clinic this past weekend.

Popular Pops At The Post concert postponed until September

Since 2005, the Pops at the Post concert has been held the first Saturday in June. In these times of historic firsts, the Pops at the Post board of directors has decided to move the 2021 event to Saturday, September 11th.

The Bidens’ dogs, Major and Champ, arrive at the White House

Champ and Major, the German shepherds of President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, arrived at the White House on Sunday, a few days after their owners.

Lincoln County implements ‘Teen Court Program’

Local attorneys, magistrates and other community leaders volunteer and serve as Teen Court judges.

Darius Rucker’s good deed surprises patrons, servers at S.C. IHOP

Musician and Lowcountry native Darius Rucker quietly treated everyone dining at a restaurant he frequents to a free meal and also left a big tip for servers Sunday morning.

  NC Attorney General: Settlement reached for coal ash clean up with Duke Energy

North Carolina’s Attorney General has announced a $1.1 billion settlement with Duke Energy for coal ash clean up. According to a press release by AG Josh Stein, the settlement will save money for consumers.

  North Carolina field hospital helps fight coronavirus surge

The tents were erected earlier this month in the parking lot of Caldwell Memorial Hospital in the city of Lenoir.

‘Heaven needed a hero’: N.C. mom writes book about overcoming loss of son

After many doctors visits and a CT scan, a diagnosis came. Ahmad had brain cancer.

NFL revives interest in 2015 killing of Charlotte woman by a police officer

Janisha Fonville and others across the United States were recognized by NFL players and coaches through the league’s helmet decal program this season.

New study: SC ranks 5th least safest state during COVID-19

With only a small percentage of the population vaccinated against COVID-19, a new WalletHub study ranked South Carolina one of the least safest states during the pandemic.

Rowan DSS investigating separate overdose cases where children were potentially endangered

The Rowan County Department of Social Services is investigating two separate cases where children were potentially endangered due to drug activity involving caregivers.

  Details: Rowan County to switch to appointment-based vaccine distribution

Rowan County is switching to an appointment model for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a letter from Director Nina Oliver that was released on Monday.

Catawba tribe overcomes major hurdle to opening first casino following deal with NC

The Rock Hill-based tribe is now a big step closer to making good on its more than seven-year effort to open a casino in North Carolina.

NC restaurant owner saves life of choking 93-year-old customer

An elderly patron of a Williamston barbecue restaurant is recovering after he was saved from choking this week.

Researchers are developing color-changing stickers for masks to detect COVID-19

The sticker is a test strip and blister pack that can be placed on N95, surgical or cloth masks and detect SARS-CoV-2 in the user’s breath or saliva, according to a news release from the university.

Biden expected to repeal Trump’s transgender military ban as soon as Monday

The senior Defense official told CBS News the repeal will be through executive order signed by President Joe Biden.

Sheriff: Manhunt underway after two-year-old found dead in abandoned truck in Scott County

Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee said deputies are still searching for James Harrison, the children's father.

  Officials identify three teens shot, killed hours apart Saturday in Rock Hill

This call appears to be unrelated to the shooting earlier that night on Byars Street.

  Coroner identifies two teenagers killed in double homicide outside home in Rock Hill

Police say the shooting happened just before 7 p.m. outside of a home on Byars Street.

  Three hurt after car crashes into Charlotte apartment building

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say one person was taken to the hospital with “life-threatening injuries.”

  Mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic to be held at Bank of America Stadium Jan. 29-31

Atrium Health, Tepper Sports and Entertainment, Honeywell and the Charlotte Motor Speedway are working together to provide a million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by July 4th.

  Hickory man found dead on couch from apparent shooting

Officers responded to a home off 8th Avenue Drive SE just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

99-year-old S.C. man who suffers from impairments missing

Two law enforcement agencies are asking for the public’s help to find an elderly man who was last seen on January 14.

The Home Depot gives a life-changing job opportunity to man with muscular dystrophy

Gage Justice has overcome a lot. He was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when he was 5 and he’s had around the clock care for years--But he’s always wanted to work. And sometimes, good things happen when you least expect it. He applied for a job at The Home Deport and it has been life-changing for

Longtime Carolina Panther Greg Olsen announces retirement from NFL

Olsen made his announcement during the NFL on Fox pregame show ahead of the NFC Championship Game.

Former Marine who went viral for rescuing dogs during Hurricane Florence arrested for role in Capitol riot

The former Marine who went viral for his efforts rescuing six dogs in Leland during Hurricane Florence has been arrested and charged for his role in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Weddington Elementary transitions to Plan C following positive COVID-19 cases

All students and staff will be remote Jan. 25 through Feb. 5.

UPDATE: Missing teen located

The Wilmington Police Department is searching for a missing 13-year-old girl who was last seen Saturday at Independence Mall.

Funeral arrangements set for beloved Knox Middle School teacher

Funeral arrangements are set for a beloved teacher and coach from Knox Middle School. Matthew Beaver died last week from complications related to COVID-19.

Rowan County Health Department switches to appointment based COVID-19 distribution

After weeks of distributing the COVID-19 vaccine on a first-come, first-serve basis, the Rowan County Health Department announced on Sunday that it would switch to an appointment model.

  Police investigate homicide after three people shot, one killed, in north Charlotte

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are investigating a homicide after three people were shot early Sunday morning.

Downtown Concord home erupts in flames Sunday morning, no injuries

Concord Firefighters are investigating a fire that broke out at a home early Sunday morning.

College of Charleston warns of COVID spike, ‘zero tolerance’ toward large gatherings

The College of Charleston sent a message of warning to the campus community Saturday about high COVID-19 transmission rates over the past three days.

  Doctor explains concerns after N.C.’s first identified case of B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant found in Mecklenburg Co.

B.1.1.7, was first detected in the United Kingdom in December.

Colleton County deputy who died from COVID remembered at memorial service

Law enforcement officers across the state joined family, friends and colleagues of a fallen Colleton County detective at his memorial service Saturday afternoon.

Crews find potential time capsule in base of Calhoun Statue in downtown Charleston

Crews found what they believe is the long-rumored time capsule hidden in the base of the former John C. Calhoun statue that once stood in downtown Charleston’s Marion Square.

Aaron’s death prompts call to change name: Braves to Hammers

As his adopted hometown mourned Hank Aaron’s death, some fans called on the Atlanta Braves to change their name to the Hammers in his honor.

  Police: Concord Mills Mall closes early after fights involving ‘juveniles’

A heavy police presence was at the mall to make sure everyone was evacuated.