Three hurt in 6-vehicle crash on I-77 NB in York County

Three people were hurt in a multi-vehicle crash that shut down part of Interstate 77 northbound in York County Friday morning.

  Myers Park coach, student-athlete sound off on CMS decision to pause athletic activity

Franklin Graham says ‘shame’ on 10 Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump

Nurse loses job after admitting of entering US Capitol building during riot

  Certified Pre-Owned nightmare: Dealer refuses to fix woman’s used car

  Ashe County community stunned after teacher dies from COVID-19

Gastonia Church in need of donations after fire destroys mobile food pantry

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Cabarrus Board of Education will return in Plan B on Tuesday

Salisbury serves as production site for “Goodbye, Butterfly” film

  Rowan County approves plan to provide water pitchers and testing kits to Dukeville area water customers

  North Carolina to offer COVID-19 vaccine to people 65 and older, despite demand outweighing supply

  ‘Your state needs you’: DHEC calls on healthcare workers to help vaccinate

  CMS board votes to remain in virtual learning until Feb. 12

N.C. troopers put on standby ahead of security concerns at state capitol

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has placed troopers on standby in preparation for possible unrest at the state capitol, sources tell WBTV.

  N.C. partners with Charlotte-area businesses to give first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 1 million people by July 4

Gov. Roy Cooper is supporting the goal, as it aligns with his Jan. 12 announcement of several mass COVID-19 vaccination sites being established across the state to boost rollout of the vaccine.

Mecklenburg Co. COVID-19 vaccination appointments booked until end of January

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

Panthers hire Seahawks VP of football operations Scott Fitterer as new general manager

The Carolina Panthers are expected to hire Scott Fitterer as their new general manager after formally offering him the job Thursday.

Three arrested in Caldwell Co. drug bust

  DHEC shifts from containment to mitigation efforts as COVID-19 cases in S.C. hit ‘record levels’

Troopers looking for vehicle that fatally hit 72-year-old man and drove away in Chester, S.C.

Woman charged with breaking into occupied Lincolnton home

  Mecklenburg Co. closes some Parks and Rec services for next 3 weeks

  600 doses of COVID-19 vaccine distributed in Rowan County

Mecklenburg Co. Sheriff’s Office sending 40 deputies to D.C.

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office will be traveling to Washington D.C. to help with security for the presidential inauguration.

Lincolnton man arrested on child sexual assault charges

An investigation began Nov. 6, 2020 after deputies received a tip regarding the sexual assault of a child under 16 years old who knew Johnson.

PBS lawyer resigns after being caught in Veritas sting

Michael Beller, a contracts lawyer, was recorded offering political opinions in what appeared to be a barroom conversation with a woman.

Man sentenced to at least 38 years in prison for killing his grandmother

Joshua Clark of Rowan County will spend at least the next 38 years in prison for the murder of his grandmother in March 2018.

NCDHHS partnering with local health officials for large-scale vaccination events

Officials say more than 45,000 vaccines are expected to be given through these events for people currently eligible to be vaccinated.

  Host of problems slows the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine in NC

The N.C. Watchdog Reporting Network surveyed local health departments across the state to find out why North Carolina has ranked near the bottom of states in administering the COVID-19 vaccine. We found a lack of manpower, technical problems and logistical hurdles.

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Cole, Kannapolis NC resident and oldest living Marine, dies at age 107

Dorothy “Dot” Cole, who enlisted as one of the earliest female Marine reservists in response to the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor and was widely celebrated around her birthday in September as the country’s oldest living Marine, died of a heart attack last Thursday at her daughter’s home in Kannapolis

SC troopers: Person killed in fatal hit-and-run crash in Chester County

A person was killed Thursday morning in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Chester County, South Carolina troopers say.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students benefit from Guaranteed Admissions Agreement with UNC Wilmington

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and the University of North Carolina Wilmington recently celebrated the success of the “Pathway to Excellence” program that guarantees admission to Rowan-Cabarrus students who wish to transfer to the four-year university.

New configuration for I-85 interchange in Cabarrus County

Starting Friday, drivers taking Dale Earnhardt Boulevard to Interstate 85 South will be able to take a new flyover ramp as part of the I-85 widening project in Cabarrus County.

  Scholar, niece of ‘Fences’ playwright sends letter to Charlotte school after student contract terminated

After a controversial assignment gained national attention last month, the niece of the playwright also shared her concerns.

  One killed, three hurt in crash in east Charlotte

The crash happened on North Sharon Amity Road near Wilora Road, according to police.

McMaster calls for SC to get back to work, classrooms to reopen in State of the State address

He did not announce any new executive orders, directives, or COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

  ‘This is something that should be bipartisan’: Nurse speaks to WBTV while receiving first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Holly Wilson, a nurse at a long-term care facility in Matthews, said she received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday. Wilson spoke to WBTV via Zoom as she was receiving the shot.

2 Virginia police officers face federal charges in Capitol riots

Two police officers in Rocky Mount, Virginia are facing federal charges in the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

Report: Companies donated $170M to GOP election objectors

Corporations and industry groups have donated at least $170 million in recent years to Republicans who voted to reject President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump.

Plane crashes into home in Rosewood neighborhood

Multiple emergency crews are on the scene.

‘I think the country deserves better’: Congressman Tom Rice votes to impeach President Trump

Rice previously objected to the Electoral College's count following last week's riot at the Capitol.

Chapel Hill is third to pass LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections in N.C. since end of HB142

Chapel Hill has become the third in North Carolina to pass LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections since the end of House Bill 142.

‘Armed and dangerous’ man, woman wanted for murder after shooting inside Hickory business

The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. at TCS Designs, on 9th Avenue NE.

Lead found in some drinking water in Dukeville area of Rowan County, county eyeing fix

Water in some homes in the Dukeville area of Rowan County contains lead, according to recently completed tests.

  ’They should open vaccinations to ages 65 and over’; NC health officials react to potential changes per CDC

This comes as North Carolina struggles to complete vaccinating its current groups of frontline healthcare workers, longterm care facility residents and workers, and people age 75 and older.

  CMS teacher, parent respond to remote learning suggestion from Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County Public Health director Gibbie Harris is asking that schools keep students remote for the next three weeks in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  MLK weekend expected to draw tourists to ski resorts, despite COVID-19 concerns

Appalachian and other resorts have restricted the number of visitors.

  Gov. Cooper sending 550 N.C. National Guard troops to Raleigh and Washington, D.C.

North Carolina’s governor is sending more than 500 National Guard troops to the nation’s capital and Raleigh to assist with upcoming security needs.

  SC begins vaccinating people 70+, advisory committee says no to prioritizing teachers in next phase

Vaccination appointments for people 70 years and older started on Wednesday in South Carolina.DHEC says that population is more than 670,000 that are now eligible to get the vaccine.To make an appointment you can call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432 for assistance with scheduling an appointme

Charlotte Christian Schools to reopen beginning Thursday

The upper school will remain remote until Tuesday, Jan. 19.

‘It’s a very sad time’: Law enforcement community mourns loss of three officers in 12 days

In the first 12 days of 2021, the Grand Strand and Pee Dee lost three law enforcement officers in the line of duty.

  Heart attack survivor understands why the Granite Quarry Fire Department acquired coveted ISO Class 1 rating

In Granite Quarry, the fire department has just earned a rating of 1 from the Insurance Service Office.

Federal charges filed against two Virginia police officers

Two Rocky Mount Police Department officers have been charged by federal authorities with misdemeanors stemming from their presence at violent protests in Washington, D.C. January 6, 2021.

  ATF recovers live grenade sold at N.C. thrift store in Horry County, SC

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have recovered a grenade sold at a Shallotte thrift store last year in neighboring Horry County, South Carolina.

UofSC launches investigation after student possibly spotted at U.S. Capitol during riot

The student has not been identified by university officials. However, UofSC did issue a statement regarding the investigation.

Former S.C. deputy arrested on assault charges after ‘unreasonable amount of force’ used during apprehension

Johnathan Lewis Goldsmith, 36, was taken into custody by agents of the S.C. Law Enforcement Division in Kershaw County.

Iredell Health System vaccinates more than 2,600, more planned in coming weeks

Many of those have already received their second dose and an additional 1,300 are slated to be vaccinated between Wednesday and Saturday.

Former Panther Greg Olsen advocates for schools opening in social media post to City of Charlotte, state leaders

Olsen, who recently finished his 14th season in the NFL, went to social media to plead for the City of Charlotte government and Gov. Roy Cooper to open up the schools.

‘True Love Story’: South Georgia couple married 61 years die just hours apart

A Brooks County couple married for 61 years will be laid to rest Saturday after they died from COVID-19 on the same day.

‘This is the way’: N.C. road sign reminds community to be like the Mandalorian and always wear masks

Police in Sunset Beach are hoping a wildly popular “Star Wars”-themed television show will help encourage residents to be vigilant about their mask-wearing.

N.C. breaks record for COVID-related hospitalizations, nearly doubles new cases

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

Mecklenburg County reports youngest COVID-19 death

A 22-year-old died of COVID-19 in the Mecklenburg County area, health leaders announced Wednesday morning, becoming the county’s youngest virus death.

Truck crash closes road in Lancaster County

A truck crash that injured one person closed part of SC-97 in Lancaster County Wednesday morning.

Three Rivers Land Trust permanently conserves 27 acres in Montgomery County

The Salisbury-based Three Rivers Land Trust (TRLT) has announced the conservation of a 27-acre property located in Montgomery County.

‘Your state urgently needs you’: DHEC announces immediate openings to help support COVID-19 vaccination

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is calling on qualified individuals to help support COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the state.

  First Alert: Freezing Fog Advisory in effect through morning hours

After Tuesday’s rain, skies cleared overnight and as temps fell below freezing overnight, patches of dense / freezing fog have developed.

Chief: HCPD officer killed in line of duty was picking up debris along Highway 22

The Horry County Police Department announced that one of their own has died in the line of duty in a crash along Highway 22.

Overwhelming support pours in for Grand Strand teenager battling leukemia, COVID-19

A Grand Strand teenager is receiving support from across the country after she contracted COVID-19 and then learned that she had leukemia.

  Meck Public Health director asks residents to stay home as much as possible for next 3 weeks

Mecklenburg County’s Public Health director has issued a directive asking residents to stay home as much as possible for the next three weeks as the fight continues against COVID-19.

Sen. Scott opposed to impeaching Trump

Many in Congress are mulling whether to impeach the sitting president and Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) believes a vote to impeach Trump will do more harm than good.

  Leaders look to address food deserts across Mecklenburg County

As the pandemic continues, there is another glaring need across Mecklenburg County.

  ‘Your Spot, Your Shot’: NC health officials share new video encouraging seniors to get vaccinated for the coronavirus

A new video featuring several prominent North Carolinians encourages seniors to get vaccinated for the coronavirus.

  Public health director recommends remote learning for CMS for 3 more weeks; parents, teachers speak out

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is set to allow students to return to in-person learning starting next week.

Fifth inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19 at Alexander Correctional Institution

The inmate was a male in his mid-70s who had underlying health conditions.

  Cleveland Lyft driver fired for admitting to firing legally-owned gun during attempted carjacking

“What if you’re getting attacked? What are you supposed to do then?” she wondered.

  More than 300 computers donated so far from WBTV’s Collect to Connect

Computers collected Tuesday will be processed, cleared of all private data, and could be ready for distribution as early as the end of February.

Charlotte homicide from Oct. 2020 considered “justified” by CMPD, no charges

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police says they are now considering the death of a man in Oct. 2020 as “justified”.

Charlotte police officers arrest CMPD employee accused of driving while impaired

Charlotte police officers have arrested a CMPD employee for driving while impaired.

  ‘We are strained but we still have space’: Mecklenburg County hospitals discuss ICU capacity

As COVID-19 numbers continue to increase, hospitals are continuing to feel the impacts including fuller ICUs and more strain on their staff.Here in Mecklenburg County, hospitals are keeping a close eye on their ICU’s and making constant adjustments to bed capacity and their staffing where they see

SC superintendent calls for teachers to be moved to top of phase 1b for COVID-19 vaccine

Some teachers have also expressed concern for not having paid sick leave or time off if they get the virus or have to quarantine.

  Mountains prepare for MLK weekend crowds amid surge in COVID-19 cases

In Avery County, the case count is at 168, according to County Manager Phillip Barrier, with 30 of those cases at a local prison.