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Person shot in parking lot of north Charlotte Best Buy

  Person injured after small plane crashes on Lake Norman, officials say

  One person shot, seriously injured at uptown Charlotte apartment

Concord Police looking for suspect in hit and run

  2 young men dead after shooting each other over ‘failed financial transaction’ in Rowan County

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

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Man hit and killed while changing tire near highway in Charlotte, driver kept going

  Indian Trail family working to turn dental practice into COVID-19 vaccine, testing site

  Hospital CEO apologizes for phone system issues in scheduling vaccinations in Burke County, says things will get better

  Crime Stoppers: Police requesting public’s help identifying suspects in University City jewelry store robbery

Man found after being reported missing in Charlotte

  Person rescued but seriously injured after house fire in Charlotte

  CMS leadership says they’re ready to return students to in-person learning, but decision is up to BOE

In a few short weeks, the CMS board of education will take another look at the county case numbers and decide if students will stay virtual or go back to in-person learning.Right now, CMS says the plan is to send student back to in-person learning in mid-February. But that decision will depend on w

Woman found dead in vehicle down embankment in Gastonia

Police were called at 10:25 a.m. to check a vehicle that was down an embankment on West Tenth Avenue.

  Gov. McMaster visits Rock Hill’s new vaccine clinic, calls it ‘blueprint’ for the state

McMaster toured Rock Hill’s vaccine clinic Friday. He says it is the type of progress he would like to see to get the state prepared for a future surge.

  Mooresville woman paid company nearly $1,000 for swim spa repair - months later, no fix

A Mooresville woman is speaking out, after she says she was duped by a hot tub repair man.

N.C. reports second day in a row of 100+ new single-day COVID-19 deaths

  Community COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens in Rock Hill

  First of several mass vaccination clinics opens at Charlotte Motor Speedway

  U.S. Attorney’s Office: No charges for Lincoln Co. deputy who punched handcuffed teen outside hospital

  Atrium Health deploys mobile hospital to Pineville location

  Mecklenburg County classifies previously reported COVID-19 cases at some CMS schools as clusters

Eddie Doh sentenced to at least 30 years for 2019 deadly shooting at Steak ‘n Shake in Charlotte

Eddie Doh, the gunman in the 2019 deadly shooting at a Charlotte Steak ‘n Shake, has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison.

Gaston County woman takes home $200,000 lotto prize

Technically, Katie Link took home $141,501 after a required nearly $60,000 in state and federal taxes.

Nonprofit partnering with Mecklenburg County to host one-day COVID-19 vaccine event

A local nonprofit organization is partnering with Mecklenburg County to host a one-day COVID-19 vaccine event.

Atrium Health launches initiative to vaccinate underserved community

The effort, called “Community Immunity For All,” plans to acknowledge the history of health injustices in communities of color, collaborate with partner organizations and educate people to make informed decisions to protect their health.

  1 arrested, 1 still being sought after equipment theft worth $30K from rescue squad

Morganton Public Safety officers have charged a man with felony larceny after more than $30,000 worth of equipment was stolen from the Burke County Search & Rescue Team last Friday night.

  Smaller pharmacies preparing to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

Many have applied with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and are in the process of completing the required training to offer the vaccine at their respective locations.

Massive gasoline spill near Huntersville almost 18 times greater than first reported

A crack in the wall of a pipeline caused nearly 1.2 million gallons of gasoline to spill in Mecklenburg County’s Oehler Nature Preserve near Huntersville’s town limits in August.

Deputies searching for missing endangered Concord man

Michael Davis, 43, was reported missing from the area of N.C. Hwy 73 East and Irish Potato Road in Concord.

  1 injured after Miller Lite truck crashes into home in Charlotte

The incident happened at the corner of Admiral Avenue and East Sugar Creek Road around 1:30 p.m.

  Thousands of CMS parents sign letter to governor asking for choice to send kids to in-person learning

Thousands of North Carolina parents are waiting on a response from Governor Cooper after the signed a letter to the Governor asking he take executive action and reinstate in-person learning. Four groups representing four major school districts in North Carolina, including CMS, came together to writ

$2.5M being used to help pay for rides to receive COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina

Health leaders say $2.5 million is being used to help pay for rides for individual people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina.

Woman fatally shot in Statesville identified as EMS employee, man arrested

Police say 26-year-old Thomas Ulester Swakla was charged with the murder of Kayla Danae Davis.

  South Carolina reports more than 63 new COVID-19 cases

State health officials are urging residents to be vigilant in practicing social distancing and wearing masks to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 amid public health experts’ concerns over the recent rise in COVID-19 data trends in South Carolina.

Person seriously injured in shooting in north Charlotte

The incident happened just before 1 p.m. on Prestigious Lane, just south of Mallard Creek.

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

Officials say the inmate was a man in his early-50s who had underlying health conditions.

  Man shot in leg, arrested after police chase in Gaston County

The officer, police say, fired two shots during the altercation. One of those shots hit the suspect in the leg.

  Man taken into custody after shooting in Concord neighborhood

Police were initially searching for the shooter, who they said was possibly in the area of Dorton Park.

  Mecklenburg County opens COVID-19 vaccination appointments for those 65 and older

High volume of people online and calling the hotline meant delays for many people trying to secure a slot.

Teen missing for 58 days found in Rowan County

A 15-year-old who went missing out of Wilmington, North Carolina in November was found Wednesday in Rowan County, officials say.

  Charlotte area voters sound off on presidential transition

WBTV spoke to two local voters, a Democrat and a Republican, to gauge their reactions to the transfer of power

  ‘I am my sister’s keeper’: Women celebrate VP Harris’ historic inauguration

As Kamala Harris took her oath to become vice-president of the United States, history was also made.

Harris Teeter to provide COVID vaccines in all of its stores, starting in SC

Harris Teeter pharmacies will be another site to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

  Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

Biden’s inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago.

  Boone cloggers represent N.C. at inauguration’s virtual ‘Parade Across America’

The High Country Cloggers from Boone honored North Carolina’s official dance: clogging.

  Retired S.C. nurse: ‘rapid deployment deserves rapid application’, says application complicates applying

Longshore says she and other healthcare workers want to answer DHEC’s vaccination assistance call. She is ready and willing to use her knowledge and years of experience as a retired nurse.

  Long lines as Avery County begins 65+ COVID-19 vaccinations

Officials say they had been planning for this day.

  President Joe Biden promises changes to vaccine distribution; NC needs more supply

President Biden is promising to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first 100 days of office.

  7-year-old boy expected to be OK after apartment shooting in north Charlotte

The incident happened on Hilo Drive around 2:30 p.m. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is conducting a shooting investigation at the scene.

  ‘Historic inauguration’: State, local leaders seek unity following Presidential Inauguration

Leaders in the Carolinas react as President Biden, VP Harris sworn-in to office.

  40-year-old teacher, coach at middle school in Rowan County has died of COVID

A well-known and loved teacher and coach at a middle school in Rowan County has died of COVID-19, according to sources close to the family.

  Trump pardons Robin Hayes, part of NC’s worst political corruption scandal

Former Republican Congressman Robin Hayes, swept up in one of North Carolina’s worst political corruption scandals, received a late-night pardon Tuesday from President Donald Trump.

  Charlotte Islamic center to close doors on Inauguration Day as a precaution

Local worship centers are taking steps to insure safety with just hours before inauguration ceremony of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

  DOJ ends investigation into stock sales of N.C. Sen. Richard Burr with no charges

The United States Department of Justice has ended its investigation into the stock trading of North Carolina Senator Richard Burr with no charges, as the case is now closed.

  Deputies from Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office prepared to provide security assistance for inauguration

On the eve of the presidential inauguration, the man in charge of overseeing dozens of local deputies deployed to Washington D.C. took time to speak with WBTV.

  FBI makes first federal arrest in North Carolina related to U.S. Capitol insurrection

Late Tuesday afternoon, special agents and officers arrested Christopher Raphael Spencer of Pilot Mountain, North Carolina.

  Union Co. Public Schools works to vaccinate elder teachers, CMS staff asks when plans will roll out

Some districts are rolling out their plans, while others are silent.

U.S. Marshals offer reward for info on ‘armed and dangerous’ couple wanted in deadly N.C. shooting

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

  Mecklenburg County man’s conviction vacated after spending nearly five years in prison

This vacated conviction happened after years of work by Duke Law’s Wrongful Conviction clinic, which has exonerated ten North Carolinians for crimes they didn’t commit, including Ronnie Long.

  S.C.’s top doctor: State’s vaccination allotment ‘insufficient’ to meet demand

Alabama is getting a quarter more doses than the Palmetto state despite it having fewer people. Despite that, South Carolina is giving out more shots per capita than Alabama.

Union County elementary school back to remote learning after four students test positive for COVID-19

Stallings Elementary School will close for students and staff from Jan. 20 to Feb. 2.

  ‘Not an acceptable situation’: Mecklenburg County reports N.C.’s second child COVID-19 death

This is the second pediatric death due to the virus in North Carolina since the start of the pandemic.

  Caldwell County native Eric Church to perform National Anthem at Super Bowl

Church, who was born in Granite Falls, N.C., will perform the song with Jazmine Sullivan ahead of Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

  Charlotte’s ‘Jesus Saves guy’ Sam Bethea spreads message at U.S. Capitol insurrection, plans to be at inauguration

Sam Bethea is known for carrying his bright yellow sign, shouting loudly “Jesus Saves.”

  Woman followed directions on Atrium Health’s website, says she ended up at wrong facility and was billed

A Charlotte area woman is trying to figure out how she ended up with a huge bill for a minor medical issue - all because she went to the wrong office and nobody told her until she got a huge bill!

Washington, Ron Rivera expected to hire former Panthers general manager Marty Hurney

Marty Hurney and Ron Rivera have been reunited.

  Many in Group 2 can’t get COVID-19 vaccine appointments; Biden has plan to vaccinate 100 million in 100 days

But that could soon change starting as the end of this week. President-elect Joe Biden says he has big plans to give 100-million vaccinations in 100 days as soon as he’s inaugurated.Many people who are eligible to get vaccinated right now can’t find an appointment right here in Charlotte.And there

  ‘Unity is key’: State, local leaders pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday, Dr. King’s words were echoed by leaders across the Carolinas, as well as the nation.

  Martin Luther King III keynote speaker at Charlotte MLK celebration

The Greater Charlotte YMCA hosted its 27th Annual MLK, Jr Celebration Monday. The event was free and virtual and featured Martin Luther King III as the keynote speaker.

  ‘This is pretty complex’: Honeywell executive on partnering with Atrium for mass vaccination sites

In an effort to speed up vaccine distribution, Novant Health and Atrium Health have plans in the works for mass vaccination sites.

  ‘It’s not fair’: NC woman pushing for vaccine rollout to prioritize high-risk populations

Recent changes to the distribution plan are causing some confusion and leaving some people with high risk conditions feeling worried they are being left behind.

  S.C. still getting limited vaccine doses each week, top doctor worried about timeline

Traxler is still pointing to the limited doses it is getting from the state as the reason. She says the Department of Health and Environmental Control is asking for the most doses it can get.

  Charlotte woman fights for benefits after NCDES asks for money back

A local woman is fighting through the appeal process after NCDES said she owed them back the benefits she was paid.

  Hundreds of local officers sent to Washington D.C. to help with inauguration security

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is sending officers to Washington, D.C. to help with security surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, a spokesman confirmed to WBTV.

14-year-old dies day after being struck by car while riding bicycle in Charlotte

Police say Jaden Tyre Slade was riding his bicycle around 4:10 p.m. on Freedom Drive at Berryhill Road when he was hit by the car.

  Man accused of fatally stabbing mother taken into custody after hours-long standoff in Catawba Co.

A man accused of fatally stabbing his own mother was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff with law enforcement officials at a home in Catawba County Monday morning.

  WBTV’s Steve Crump moderates virtual roundtable on MLK Day presented by Gantt Center

The roundtable took place Monday morning during the Gantt Center’s MLK Day Virtual Celebration. It was panel, focused on civil rights in the 21st Century.

  Mecklenburg Health, StarMed partner to administer second COVID-19 vaccine

Mecklenburg County says this partnership will help get vaccines out quicker.

Community to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day virtually

The community will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day virtually in Charlotte this year due to COVID-19.