Mask ambassadors will soon help Charlotte area residents follow COVID-19 rules

Man’s disruption of court and refusal to wear mask lands him in jail for 30 days

Back to school 2020: Plans by district

COVID-19 forces Charlotte Ballet to cancel ‘Nutcracker’ for first time, new option found

Crews respond to massive overnight fire in Ocean Isle Beach

  Gov. Cooper extends ‘Safer at home’ Phase 2 of reopening N.C. until Sept. 11

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Police searching for Charleston teen missing more than a week

Judge upholds corruption convictions of Lindberg, consultant

North Carolina county joins Asheville with vote for reparations

Texas school superintendent diagnosed with COVID-19 dies

  Person fatally shot in head near storage facility in southeast Charlotte

  Mecklenburg County outlines COVID-19 restrictions enforcement plan

Deputy delivers bike to boy who had his stolen in Chesterfield County, S.C.

On Aug. 5, Deputy Gainey loaded up a bike in his patrol car that his son no longer needed and delivered it to Sy’Ncire Lockhart.

  1 killed in northeast Charlotte wreck

A person killed in a wreck in northeast Charlotte on Wednesday has been identified by police as 27-year-old Jesus Gerrero Goana.

  Lincolnton student explains decision not to return to college campus for fall semester

Lincoln County resident Kaylee Tackett is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but this coming semester she will be doing all of her learning from her home in Lincolnton.

RNC announces health protocols for official convention business in Charlotte

Officials have announced the health protocols for the official business of the 2020 Republican National Convention taking place in Charlotte amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  App State spending millions to prepare for students in the age of coronavirus

South Carolina reports another 45 deaths, 1K+ COVID-19 cases

  Local woman gets surprise medical bill for more than $700

  Some Union Co. teachers continue to push for remote learning, board moving forward with Plan B

‘Enough is enough’: Mayor Stoney calls for action after 2-year-old girl shot in Richmond

EF-3 tornado confirmed in Bertie County, N.C.

  After three weeks in the hospital, 97-year-old Rosa Lee Tyson beats COVID-19

A Rowan County man was determined to see his 97-year-old mother get better after she was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Two men killed by lightning strike while cutting tree limbs, Wilmington police say

Wilmington police say two men were killed after they were struck by lightning while cutting tree limbs Wednesday morning.

Person apologizes for putting Trump 2020 sticker on N.C. bear, group says

The person responsible for putting a Trump 2020 sticker on an Asheville bear has come forward and apologized for their actions

Three charged in shooting death of Texas ice cream vendor

Three suspects have been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 68-year-old man who sold ice cream from a small cart he pushed around a Texas neighborhood.

Do you see a rattlesnake in this photo? It’s staring at you, Alabama officials say

There’s a timber rattlesnake in this photo, according to the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division.

  CMPD chief announces policy changes following community feedback, calls for police reform

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department announced policy changes and clarifications that have been made in recent weeks following discussions across the country calling for police reform.

N.C. reports 40 new COVID-19 deaths, sees lowest daily case increase since June

North Carolina is reporting more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the 43rd straight day.

6-year-old girl dies after testing positive for COVID-19 in west Tennessee

A family is grieving after a 6-year-old girl died after testing positive for coronavirus in Madison County, Tennessee.

  COVID-19 vaccine developer eyeing doses for less than $40

One of the U.S. companies working on a COVID-19 vaccine has released an anticipated price range for doses.

Two men accused of sex offenses with juvenile girl in Lincoln Co.

Both men were taken to the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center, each under a $150,000 bond.

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 Team wants to add to history in milestone 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Now, after 1,022 races at 71 circuits in 32 countries featuring 765 different drivers Formula One is back where it all began for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

Police investigating vandalism at Salisbury National Cemetery

Police are investigating after vandalism was reported on the outer wall of the National Cemetery in Salisbury.

Mount Pleasant to consider declaring racism a public health threat

A Mount Pleasant committee will vote Wednesday on a resolution that would name racism as a threat to public health, which its authors hope would help in the fight to end systemic racism.

  Two accused of shooting woman in front of one-week-old baby in Charlotte

A woman with a baby was injured in a shooting near uptown Charlotte Wednesday morning.

  Carowinds to remain closed for rest of 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic

Carowinds will remain closed for the rest of 2020 due to challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

Neil Young has sued President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, saying he doesn’t want his music used as a theme song for what he calls a divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate.

Trump encourages mail voting in key battleground Florida

Trump himself voted by mail in the Florida primary earlier this year.

  About 50 dogs seized from home in Chester County, S.C.

The incident happened at a home on Berrywood Lane in Fort Lawn, South Carolina.

  No changes made as some Union Co. teachers call for fully virtual learning at school board meeting

One school employee broke down in tears at the end of the meeting after only two board members addressed teacher’s concerns who came to the meeting to speak.

Three weeks before the RNC, we know a little more about it (but only a little)

Three weeks before the Republican National Convention kicks off in Charlotte, details are just emerging about what will happen - though not where.

Charlotte man wins $200,000 Carolina Panthers top prize in N.C. lottery

A Charlotte man found himself the lucky winner of a $200,000 Carolina Panthers top prize in the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Chester councilman forced to give up seat over pardoned felony conviction

Even though William R. King II was elected in 2017, Judge William A. McKinnon ruled Friday that King “was not qualified to be a candidate for city council at the time he was elected and he, therefore, must forfeit his office,” court records show.

Ryan Reynolds says he regrets having wedding at Boone Hall Plantation

Ryan Reynolds says he regrets having his wedding at Boone Hall. Reynolds and Blake Lively got married at the plantation in 2012.

‘Just shocking’: Hurricane Isaias takes out portion of Sea Cabin Pier in Cherry Grove

The Sea Cabin Pier in the Cherry Grove area sustained significant damage Monday night as Hurricane Isaias lashed the Grand Strand.

More than 21,000 coronavirus cases in Mecklenburg Co., 224 deaths

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

  Burke ambulances add new device to increase sanitizing

It costs $2,000 per device, paid for with COVID-19 relief money. 13 ambulances in Burke County have them installed so far. More will be getting the devices, say officials.

  Former CMS teacher starts private tutoring program to assist with remote learning

Braielyn Peoples knew she wanted more freedom to do what she felt was safe.

  13-year-old boy saves money, donates over 300 backpacks to community

On Tuesday, Jaylin Clyburn held his second backpack and school supply drive. He also had one on Saturday. Jaylin says he wanted to make sure every kid’s hand was filled with a backpack.

  15-year-old charged in violent carjacking caught on video in Concord gas station parking lot

The suspect, a 15 year old boy from Charlotte, has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and further charges may be pending.

Run Kannapolis events for Fall canceled

The Run Kannapolis Fall/Winter series is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Four runs were scheduled for later this year.

Gov. Cooper says announcement likely Wednesday concerning N.C. phases of reopening

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper says an announcement is likely Wednesday regarding the status of the phases of reopening during the coronavirus pandemic.

2 dead, dozens injured, 300K+ lose power after Isaias hits North Carolina

Damaging winds and likely tornadoes spun out from the storm, including one in Bertie County that tragically killed two people and sent about a dozen others to the hospital.

  Some Statesville firefighters upset city pay increase did not apply to them

Some firefighters in Statesville are questioning a measure passed by the Statesville City Council on Monday.

  Isaias: Strong winds, heavy rainfall expected as tropical system races up the Eastern seaboard

Making landfall in southern North Carolina near Ocean Isle Beach around 11:10 Monday night as a category one hurricane, Isaias is now a tropical storm as it races north into Virginia.

Two missing children, mom found safe after Bertie County tornado

Two children and their mother who were believed to have been missing after a tornado destroyed a mobile home park all have been found safe.

Over 100 baby sea turtles found dead in Cherry Grove after Hurricane Isaias

A combination of the high tide and storm surge from Hurricane Isaias appears to have resulted in the deaths of over 100 baby sea turtles in the Cherry Grove area of North Myrtle Beach.

Cards sought for Roanoke woman celebrating 106th birthday

The cards will be presented to the birthday lady at a special party just for her.

Two missing children, mom found safe after Bertie County tornado

Two children and their mother who were believed to have been missing after a tornado destroyed a mobile home park all have been found safe.

  MECK Pre-K to open 2020-2021 school year with in-person instruction

MECK Pre-K plans to open with in-person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year, with adjustments in place as concerns over COVID-19 continue.

Details released on Monday morning crash on Majolica Road

Police in Salisbury have released details on a crash that resulted in one driver being pinned in a pickup truck until he could be rescued by firefighters.

Tropical Storm Isaias spawns deadly tornado, brings fires, flooding, widespread outages

A tornado that touched down at a mobile home park in Bertie County, North Carolina killed at least one and left several people missing, local officials said.

Salisbury City Council to discuss ban of police use of chemical agents

The agenda for the Tuesday night meeting of the Salisbury City Council includes discussion of the ban of police use of chemical agents, or tear gas.

NorthEast Foundation Is Now Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation

NorthEast Foundation is excited to announce its new name, Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation and its new look to the community.

As temps rise, Cabarrus helps residents stay cool

Cabarrus County Human Services is helping eligible residents stay cool in their homes during this time of extreme heat.

Nine people, dog rescued on Oak Island

A group of nine people and their dog where rescued overnight in Oak Island, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

Football practice canceled for week after HS player tests positive for COVID-19 in Iredell Co.

Football practice has been canceled for a week after a player tested positive for coronavirus at a high school in Iredell County.

Former CMPD officer dies at Hawaii police station in accidental shooting

A former Charlotte police officer died in an accidental shooting in a Hawaii police station in late July.

Man fatally shot at 8-year-old son’s funeral; suspect held

Police have arrested a suspect accused of shooting a man in the parking lot of an eastern Iowa funeral home where he was attending the funeral of his 8-year-old son, who died of cancer.

Springmaid Pier reporting 3rd highest water level on record

Myrtle Beach’s iconic Springmaid Pier reporting the third highest water level on record as Hurricane Isaias moved toward the Grand Strand.

  Multiple fires spark in Ocean Isle Beach as Isaias moves on shore

The eye of Hurricane Isaias came on shore at Ocean Isle Beach around 11 p.m. Monday, sparking a series of fires at homes and bringing a lot of flooding, according to Mayor Debbie Smith.

  North Carolina experiences massive request for absentee ballots ahead of election

The presidential election is just three months away and political scientists who study North Carolina politics say there’s new data that show trends on how North Carolinian’s plan to cast their voice this November. According to Dr. Michael Bitzer, who runs the Old North State Politics blog, says th

  Gaston County commissioners vote to remove and relocate Confederate monument

The Gaston County Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to remove and relocate the county’s Confederate monument at the courthouse.

  Charlotte native speaks about prepping Kure Beach businesses for Isaias

Charlotte native George Turner is prepared to ride out another storm along the North Carolina coast.

  Next wave of businesses reopen Monday, restaurants, bars have new restrictions

Monday is the day for another round of businesses in South Carolina to reopen. Nightclubs, concert venues and theaters are on that list.

  CMPD issues more than a dozen citations to bars, arcades for violating COVID-19 orders

As part of an operation targeting “Fish Arcades” CMPD and other law enforcement agencies visited more than 200 establishments and issued more than a dozen citations for businesses in violation of local and state COVID-19 orders.

  Charlotte man preparing to ride out Isaias in Cape Hatteras

Charlotte local John Fay has been living at his family’s home on Cape Hatteras, which is an area currently under mandatory evacuations.

  CMS teachers worry about health, safety during required in-person teacher workdays

Many CMS teachers feel that coming back into the school building should be optional.

  Business groups work to help parents get back on the job while kids safely learn

With school staring soon, either remotely or in-person, many parents are struggling with childcare options.