South Carolina has more than 1,200 coronavirus cases, 26 virus-related deaths

Crime Stoppers: Police searching for man who robbed east Charlotte convenience store

Sheriff seizes gambling equipment from Salisbury fish arcade

Charlotte nurse working as volunteer, treating some of NYC’s most severe COVID-19 patients

Carhartt to make gowns, 2.5M masks for frontline workers

Ft. Bragg soldiers help build massive temporary medical station in downtown NYC

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1,584 people have coronavirus in North Carolina, 10 deaths reported

3-year-old hurt in accidental shooting in west Charlotte

Home Depot limiting number of customers allowed in stores at one time

  Student-grown vegetables donated to local organization to help with coronavirus

Costco limiting customers inside stores in social distancing effort

  Carolina Country Music Fest moved to September due to COVID-19

Thieves target trucks in hotel parking lots

Thieves targeted pickup trucks in hotel parking lots in Salisbury overnight, according to Salisbury Police.

YMCA offering free childcare service to Charlotte-area healthcare workers

The YMCA of greater Charlotte is offering free childcare to healthcare employees working the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

NC sheriff’s deputy dies after fight against COVID-19

A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputy has died from the coronavirus, according to a Facebook post by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

Pastor of La. church charged, accused of disobeying governor’s order

The pastor of a church in Central, La. will be charged with six misdemeanor counts of disobeying the powers of the governor.

Kroger offers ‘Hero Bonus’ for hourly associates

  3-year-old shot, seriously injured in drive-by in Kannapolis, N.C.

  Charlotte-based Showmars now offering ‘Grocery Essentials’ for customers amid coronavirus pandemic

  More masks, protective gear on the way for Atrium Health Hospital staff

7-Eleven donates 1 million masks to FEMA to aid medical workers during coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus and jail: York County SC grants $10k bail to alt-right white nationalist

Jonesboro remains under curfew after EF-3 tornado destroyed dozens of homes

Preliminary results from the NWS in Memphis said the Jonesboro tornado had max winds of 140 m.p.h.

  Online learning in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools exposes the digital divide

Some Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) parents are getting frustrated doing online learning. They are frustrated and claim there is a lack of communication between CMS and households.

M6.5 earthquake recorded in southern Idaho

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake was recorded in southern Idaho on Tuesday evening, March 31.

Deputies, good Samaritans rush to help after boats flip over on Lake Norman

Deputies and good Samaritans rushed to help boaters on the waters after multiple boats flipped over on Lake Norman Sunday.

Police charge man who robbed two Charlotte banks

Police say Roane robbed two banks at gunpoint.

2 workers at Wells Fargo’s massive Charlotte campus test positive for COVID-19

The bank learned of the positive tests on Sunday, spokesman Peter Gilchrist said in a statement. The employees had not been in the office since March 12 and 13, respectively. The workers are being monitored by public health authorities, Gilchrist said.

  Day 1 of Stay at Home in Burke County

The first full day of the Stay at Home order for North Carolina left Morganton downtown sidewalks empty, businesses shuttered and few people venturing out except to go to essential businesses.

  S.C. health officials not telling first responders location of COVID-19 patients

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says they won’t tell first responders the location of people who tested positive for the coronavirus.

  2 charged for murder in hit-and-run death of woman in Gaston County

The incident happened on Church Street in Cramerton.

Deputies investigate homicide after man found fatally shot on side of Lancaster County road

Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies say they found the body of a man beside a gravel road off Potter Road near Kirk Air Base.

  Effectiveness of handmade medical masks and how one hospital system is putting them to use

People across the country are sewing handmade masks to fill the shortage of protective equipment for healthcare professionals fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Police looking for missing man after family finds his vehicle in Charlotte

Police are conducting an investigation into the disappearance of a 51-year-old Anthony Benton.

Myrtle Beach hotel donates unused food to help those struggling during COVID-19 pandemic

The manager of a Myrtle Beach hotel is giving his unused food to those who desperately need it as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect so many who are now out of a job.

  People who lost jobs before and during coronavirus pandemic struggle to find employment

The one thing these people all have in common is that they all need help.

N.C. Attorney General, U.S. Attorney warn against Coronavirus-related scams

NC Attorney General Josh Stein spoke by video chat with WECT about potential scams.

  Donations, trash piling up at closed Goodwill locations in the Charlotte area

Officials say trash and donations are beginning to pile up at Goodwill stores and donation centers that are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  S.C. Gov. McMaster orders ‘non-essential’ businesses to close, coronavirus-related death reported in York Co.

Gov. Henry McMaster is ordering all non-essential businesses to close in South Carolina due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rowan County reports 24 positive confirmed cases of COVID-19

The Rowan County Health Department is reporting that there are 24 positive confirmed cases of COVID-19.

  Gov. Cooper signs order prohibiting utilities companies from shutting off services

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order Tuesday to prohibit utilities companies from shutting off services to people who are unable to pay.

  What to expect from law enforcement of Stay at Home order

Governor Roy Cooper’s Stay at Home order, now in effect across North Carolina, is enforced by local law enforcement agencies.

  FBI: ‘Bad Wig Bandit’, connected to several N.C. bank robberies, has been arrested

The FBI has announced the arrest of the “Bad Wig Bandit," an accused thief who was involved in multiple bank robberies in the Charlotte-area while wearing several different wigs.

  NC-based Samaritan’s Purse opens field hospital in New York’s Central Park

As the Coronavirus overwhelms hospitals in New York City, a North Carolina-based charity organization is stepping in to help.

  NC-based Samaritan’s Purse opens field hospital in New York’s Central Park

As the Coronavirus overwhelms hospitals in New York City, a North Carolina-based charity organization is stepping in to help.

S.C. Dept. of Education releases guidelines on grading, virtual learning and graduation

Public K-12 schools are closed through April, and could be closed longer as the state fights the spread of the coronavirus.

Gov. Cooper orders flags at half-staff to honor fallen N.C. trooper

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff in honor of fallen North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Nolan Sanders.

  Employees at two Charlotte-area Lowe’s stores test positive for coronavirus

Associates at two Charlotte-area Lowe’s stores are in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19, Lowe’s confirmed Tuesday.

Salisbury Police promote Lt. Lee Walker

Lt. Lee Walker has been named the public information officer (PIO) for the Salisbury Police Department (SPD), following the recent retirement of Lt. Greg Beam.

Mecklenburg County closes all sport courts after crowded weekend

Mecklenburg County’s Park and Recreation Department announced that all Park and Rec sport courts will be closed.

Food Lion donating $3.1 million to help those in need during pandemic

Food Lion will be donating $3.1 million to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NC distillery making hand sanitizer available for first responders, heathcare workers

A distillery in North Carolina is helping front-liners impacted by the hand sanitizer shortage during the coronavirus pandemic.

UCSO bloodhound passes away after 5 years on the force

Bloodhound Heidi, with the department since 2015, passed away due to a recent illness, the UCSO posted on Facebook Tuesday.

‘The Lord answers prayer,’ Charlotte judge says as wife recovers from coronavirus

Josephine Hoover, 70, was released from Presbyterian Novant Hospital in Charlotte about midday Monday, a turn of events as abrupt as the COVID-19 symptoms that sent her to the emergency room on March 16.

Man shot outside apartments in Rock Hill

A man was found in a Rock Hill roadway suffering from gunshot wounds Monday night, sparking a shooting investigation.

Crews save two puppies in Myrtle Beach fire

Fire crews made a special rescue Monday night.

  Man seriously injured in Charlotte shooting

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they were called to a Circle K on North Graham Street near I-85 after a man showed up covered in blood. The call came in around 12:20 a.m.

Power Ranger gives out toilet paper and cash at Moultrie Walmart

A Power Ranger in Moultrie handed out toilet paper and cash.

CMS hourly workers to receive emergency leave pay during coronovirus closure

Hourly employees in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be offered an additional 80 hours of emergency leave pay during the coronavirus-induced school closures, under a policy approved by the school board Tuesday.

24 cases of COVID19 linked to single facility in N.C.

24 of 26 cases of COVID-19 that have been reported in Northampton County, NC are all linked to the same facility, according to county health officials.

NC leaders: COVID-19 more contagious than flu, social distancing is ‘only tool’ to slow spread

As COVID-19 cases topped 1,300 in North Carolina Monday, state leaders are pleading with the public to practice social distancing - saying it’s our "only tool” to combat this virus.

N.C. highway patrol won’t conduct traffic stops, unless necessary, during stay-at-home orders

The statewide “stay at home” order started at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30.

Charlotte-based Honeywell CEO speaks about masks during White House COVID-19 presser

Darius Adamczyk, the chairman and CEO of Honeywell, a Charlotte-based industrial technology company, spoke during a White House press briefing with President Donald Trump on Monday.

Gov. McMaster orders closing of public access to all South Carolina beaches

The executive order also closes all public boat ramps, landings and other access points on the state’s lakes, rivers and waterways.

34 MUSC Health employees have tested positive for COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 is continuing to impact health care workers internationally, including right here in the Lowcountry.

  Officials in York County work to slow spread of coronavirus

City officials are working to keep those numbers down.

NCAA grants spring-sport athletes year of eligibility lost to coronavirus

The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday, March 30 to grant spring-sport athletes the year of eligibility they lost due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  Doctors with Tryon Medical Partners coping during pandemic

Dr. Jennifer Womack is one of more than 90 doctors associated with Tryon Medical Partners. It's a medical group that is doing its part to tackle COVID-19.

Health officials release data about Mecklenburg County coronavirus cases

Health officials are releasing new information about the coronavirus cases in Mecklenburg County.

First U.S. service member dies from coronavirus

“Today is a sad day for the Department of Defense as we have lost our first American service member – active, reserve or Guard – to Coronavirus,” said Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

  Coronavirus test data only tells part of virus’ spread, state expert says

The number of confirmed positive tests of COVID-19 only tells part of the story of the virus, North Carolina State Epidemiologist Zack Moore said on Monday. But the state has yet to fully implement the additional surveillance methods that would help give a more complete picture.

  Charlotte Latin School students working to make thousands more medical face shields

The shields can be worn on top of N-95 masks to make them last longer.

UNC system working to refund college students for unused housing, dining funds

The UNCW chancellor says the UNC system is committed to getting college students their unused dining and housing funds back.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden closing indefinitely, staff reduced to 9 due to COVID-19 crisis

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019, is closing to the general public indefinitely due to the coronavirus crisis.

  Non-essential cancer-related appointments postponed, here’s how physicians are deciding what can wait

WBTV asked physicians at Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute how visits are deemed essential or non-essential when it comes to life-threatening diseases like cancer.

Local fertility nurse raising money to feed healthcare workers for 30 days

A former hospital nurse is working hard to raise enough money to provide 100 meals a day to local frontline healthcare workers for the next month.

  Further restrictions on Mecklenburg County parks are possible after crowded weekend

Right now, the parks are open and you're encouraged to get outside and exercise. But county leaders say if they continue to see groups not following social distancing rules, they might have to make the restrictions on parks more rigid.

Gov. Cooper signs order to get equipment to healthcare workers, schools, local governments

The executive order also provides transfer or donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) that state government may have and not need.

  Statewide ‘stay at home’ order goes into effect for North Carolina

The order goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30, but Cooper urged people start “as soon as you possibly you can.”

NC Department of Revenue to close Raleigh headquarters after employee tests positive for COVID-19

The North Carolina Department of Revenue is closing its Raleigh headquarters Monday after an employee tested positive for coronavirus, according to a news release.