Downtown Salisbury’s ‘Krazy” way to keep customers visiting retail shops

In a changing retail environment, many brick and mortar stores are finding it hard to compete, especially this week with Amazon Prime Days. But in downtown Salisbury, an old school tactic is getting customers out from behind a screen and right on the street.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. spread his mom’s ashes. Then an amazing sight appeared in the sky.

  She took refuge in a Chapel Hill church from ICE. Now, she could be fined $314,000.

  Rescuers honored for saving boy’s life at Monroe pool: ‘We witnessed a miracle’

Sketch artist recreates image of woman found in Georgia river. Do you know her?

  Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

19-year-old arrested in armed robbery at Greenleafe Inn

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Hundreds attend funeral for veteran with no known relatives

Target unveils wheelchair-friendly costumes for kids

EXCLUSIVE: N.C. man builds casket for 6-year-old who drowned in the Chattahoochee River based on favorite cartoon

NC Zoo arborist killed after falling 20 feet+ during rescue drill

Man wanted on federal charges connected to transporting people across border arrested in N.C.

  Tow truck pulls trapped horse from Catawba County pond

Speeding on Statesville Blvd in Salisbury lands woman in jail on drug charges

A woman stopped for speeding on Statesville Boulevard in Salisbury on Wednesday night ended up in jail on drug charges.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students earn Leadership Awards

The annual Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Student Leadership Banquet recognized outstanding student leaders for their dedication to academics, student life and volunteerism.

Ga. mother, three children stabbed to death in gruesome quadruple homicide, suspect arrested

Columbus police have arrested a man who is believed to have committed a gruesome quadruple homicide at Elizabeth Canty Apartments last night.

Track work to affect passenger rail service into the Fall

Passenger train service in eastern North Carolina will be impacted by CSX track maintenance work from July through September. The work will affect several services beginning Sunday, July 21 and will continue until Thursday, Sept. 19.

Salisbury VAMC Offers new Urgent Care benefits

Salisbury Community Resource Fair agency registration deadline approaching

Officer shot, suspect dead after armed robbery in downtown Birmingham

Mother, three young children found stabbed to death at Columbus, Ga. apartments

  CMPD: Man, previously arrested 63 times, accused of assaulting multiple police officers

Man charged in 2016 Charlotte murder found not guilty

23 firefighters control fire at house in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte Fire Department, the incident happened at a home on Wickford Place.

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for man who fired shots into east Charlotte hotel room

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are searching for the man who fired shots into an east Charlotte hotel room.

  I-77 shoulders north of Charlotte to become travel lanes during rush hours

Up to six segments of shoulders between interchanges in the I-77 corridor — from N.C. 150 in Mooresville to I-485 in Charlotte — could be opened to the heavy traffic seen on weekday mornings and afternoons.

  Users, cyber security expert sound off on FaceApp privacy concerns

People around the world have been downloading FaceApp. The app allows users to modify photos and change the age or appearance of the people who appear in the pictures.

Richland County woman arrested for animal cruelty after officials seize 10 dogs, 1 horse

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a woman for animal cruelty after officials seized 10 dogs and 1 horse from a home in North Columbia.

  CMPD: Residents report aftershocks in Charlotte from S.C. earthquake

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers have received multiple 911 calls from the Providence Road area regarding minor aftershocks from the earthquake near Irmo, South Carolina

Multiple people injured in three-vehicle crash after shots fired at car in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte Fire Department, the incident happened near North Graham Street at Dogwood Avenue around 5:30 p.m.

Minor earthquake reported near Irmo, but officials say a stronger one could happen in SC

The United States Geological Survey reported an earthquake in Irmo on Wednesday morning.

  Attorney accused of hitting fellow attorney in head with Lysol can

Blood had to be cleaned from a room in the Hall of Justice after two attorneys got into a fight Wednesday morning.

  CMS Board hires PR firm for damage control of superintendent suspension

Sources say the firm is expected to specifically to handle the situation involving the superintendent’s suspension so that CMS employees wouldn’t have to deal with a situation between the board and superintendent.

  Community uncovers African-American cemetery overgrown with brush

A historic cemetery in Rock Hill has gone unnoticed for years because of thick, overgrown brush covering dozens of headstones. After four months of community involvement, you can see all of the headstones again.

Family displaced, $15K of damage reported after accidental fire at two-story house in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte Fire Department, the incident happened at a home on Mayridge Drive.

  One killed, one seriously injured in crash on I-77 in Huntersville

The wreck happened around 4:30 p.m. on southbound I-77 near Exit 23 to Gilead Road.

Four sea turtle protection cages destroyed in North Myrtle Beach

Officials are trying to find the person or persons who destroyed four cages that are meant to protect sea turtle nests.

Something new rolling on the streets of Concord

A new process is underway to analyze the condition of more than 350 miles of roadway maintained by the City of Concord.

  ‘You feel like a new person.’ Charlotte homeless community introduced to new mobile shower trailer

Once a week now, Project Outpour puts it in park – a mobile trailer that’s outfitted for free showers, toothbrushes, and shaves.

  Former CMPD officer pleads guilty, sentenced to 18 months probation in sexual battery case at uptown Charlotte club

He was sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation, ordered to surrender his law enforcement certification, begin a substance abuse assessment and follow the recommended treatment, register for a sex offender evaluation, pay a fine and have no contact with the victim.

110 pigs killed after trailer overturns on interstate ramp

The ramp from I-65 South to I-64 East and I-71 north was closed nearly eight hours.

Concord man gets 13 years prison for drug offenses in Rowan County

A Concord resident was sentenced on July 16, 2019, in federal court in Greensboro, announced United States Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin of the Middle District of North Carolina, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Over their dead bodies: Gold digging operation prompts Lancaster County cemetery swap

Lancaster County approved a Haile Gold Mine request Monday night to relocate a cemetery so more land can be mined.

Planning a summer trip? Take these steps to avoid being scammed

Always get recommendations from family and friends for good travel agencies, vacation rentals, hotels and travel packages.

  A Steak 'n Shake shooting victim is continuing to recover. His family is calling him a hero.

Robert Carpenter Jr., 53, was reportedly finishing lunch inside a Charlotte Steak 'n Shake when he was shot multiple times. He's still recovering.

  Rare ‘silver fox’ spotted in NC, officials close nearby playground

The playground area at the Martin Luther King Center in Lenoir is off limits to everyone after a fox was found living just feet away. And it’s not just any fox - it’s a rare Silver Fox.

  St. Jude Dream Home: Spotlighting Indian Trail!

July 18 will be the day when tickets go on sale to win the St. Jude Dream Home. We've shown you the progress of the custom home as it's being built. WBTV's Christine Sperow is highlighting the town where YOU will eventually call home if you're name is drawn as the winner!

‘A top-tier priority’: Trump rally highlights NC’s big role in picking next president

The big-name event is one indication of how important the state — and its 15 electoral votes — are to Trump’s re-election bid.

New S.C. deer hunting regulations to take effect this year

South Carolina deer hunters should start seeing deer tags for the 2019 season in their mailboxes soon, and there are significant changes to the antlerless tagging system that all hunters need to be aware of before taking to the field.

Power restored after outage affects entire Town of Landis, parts of Kannapolis for hours

The power went out some time before 10 a.m. and affected the entire town and some nearby communities in Kannapolis for several hours.

  Section of South Blvd to be closed through rush hour after water main break

The break before 10:30 a.m. on the 3200 block of South Blvd., between Greystone Road and Hartford Avenue near the light rail station in the Sedgefield neighborhood.

Abducted Bladen County, N.C. baby found alive at bus stop; mother in custody

A woman at the center of a nationwide Amber Alert after allegedly kidnapping her 4-month-old daughter from a Bladen County daycare has been arrested, according to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office.

  Statesville mother charged in death of 4-month-old son

Erika Renee Altamirano, 34, was arrested on charges of felony second-degree murder and felony child abuse in the death of baby son.

What to know ahead of President Trump’s rally in Greenville

President Trump is headed to Greenville Wednesday as part of his re-election campaign.

  City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away

Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children's songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility

Salisbury-based Three Rivers Land Trust named Land Conservationist of the Year

The Salisbury-based Three Rivers Land Trust, formerly the LandTrust for Central North Carolina, has been named Land Conservationist of the Year by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation as part of its 56th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards.

Amber Alert canceled after Louisiana state troopers find couple with children

Melissa Joy Gladden and Jerry Jay Kirkley have been taken into custody and their children are safe.

  Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Charlotte hit-and-run

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on West Woodlawn Road.

  CMPD: Excessive speed, alcohol suspected in deadly crash in west Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Barringer Drive near Remount Road.

  Dozens of Pilot whales come ashore on Ga. beach

Rare mass whale beaching in Glynn County

  CMS board to meet Friday morning to consider superintendent’s contract

The meeting comes a week after the board held a five-hour closed meeting session to evaluate Superintendent Clayton Wilcox.

  Mount Holly landscaping business owner says trailer, thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen from home

A Mount Holly business owner is holding out hope that someone will find his stolen equipment before he’s forced to find another job.

  Questions about edible CBD products remain months after new regulations

An official says these products are still out there in part, because no one has been charged to enforce the new rules.

’I am fighting hard to get it all back’: Premature baby gives mom new lease on life

A Richmond mother is grateful she didn’t lose her baby after born at just 25 weeks.

Escaped emu continues to elude capture in NC

An emu has been on the run for three weeks around Orange County.

Hundreds turn out for funeral in southern Indiana of veteran they didn’t know

So many people showed up, they couldn't all fit inside for the service.

  Developer plans to transform University City into urban destination

The development will take over a portion of what is currently The Shoppes at University Place along J-W Clay Boulevard in University City.

  PETA offering up to $5k for possible dog fighting case in Rock Hill

Earlier this month, a dead puppy was found dumped in Rock Hill. The puppy had injuries that looked like it came from a dog fighting ring.

Woman sentenced to 25-32 years in prison for 2016 murder in Burke County

A woman has been sentenced to up to 32 years in prison in connection to the 2016 murder of two people in Burke County.

Help a little girl in Lebanon find her missing military ‘daddy doll’

The search is on for a missing and very special doll that helps a little girl stay connected to her military dad.

Can of mace found during safety screening at South Meck High School

Officials say the mace was found during the routine safety screening. Students involved in violations will be disciplined according to the CMS Code of Student Conduct.

Police: Worker loading ATMs with cash pocketed $100K instead

State authorities say a Florida worker in charge of loading cash into ATMs stole more than $100,000 from the machines instead

  Auto repair shop faces allegations of damaging cars to drive up costs

The North Carolina Department of Insurance confirms it is also investigating a similar complaint filed by an insurance company against Charlotte Body & Paint.

NBA All-Star Weekend, CIAA Tournament, ACC Tournament contribute $167M to Charlotte economy

According to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, between February 15 and March 16, 2019, Charlotte hosted the NBA All-Star Weekend, CIAA Men’s and Women’s Tournament and the 2019 New York Life ACC Tournament.

  Pedestrian killed along Highway 321 in Caldwell County, investigation ongoing

The N.C. Highway Patrol is still investigating an accident that happened Tuesday morning where a man walking along US Highway 321 in Caldwell County was struck and killed.

  Police warn of ‘porch pirates’ lurking as Amazon Prime Day wraps up

CMPD says they’re keeping a closer eye on neighborhood surveillance because thieves might be taking note of your delivery habits.

Former Chester police officer arrested for having Internet child porn, officials say

Michael Timothy Young is charged with 10 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to police and jail records.

Man accused of leaving children home alone, leading deputies on pursuit in Catawba Co.

Officials say a man has been charged after he allegedly left two children home alone and led deputies on a pursuit early Sunday morning.

  Former Congressman, SC Gov. Mark Sanford mulling run for president

Former Congressman and South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is considering a run against Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020.

  33-year-old man reported missing in Lincoln County

According to the Lincolnton Police Department, 33-year-old Benjamin (Ben) T. Guynn was last seen leaving his home in the City of Lincolnton on Sunday morning around 8:30 a.m.

Rowan-Cabarrus students graduate as ‘Scholars of Global Distinction’

Rachelle Colas and Demarcus Cousar graduated during Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s commencement ceremonies in May as the College’s 2019 Scholars of Global Distinction.