Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak order

Planned Parenthood joined other abortion providers Wednesday in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus forces NC Republicans to push state convention back to June

NC State Representative, former Durham County commissioner MaryAnn Black dies

N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell tests positive for coronavirus

NC attorney general wants investigation into reports that senator unloaded stocks before COVID-19 collapse

DHS: Pandemic measures cut illegal border crossings by half

NC delays House Republican primary runoff due to coronavirus

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  State Treasurer says state retirement fund remains strong amid shaky market

  NC Sen. Burr warned crowd about coronavirus in February, sold up to $1.6M in stocks

Former S.C. Governor Beasley says he has tested positive for COVID-19

Trump clinches GOP nomination with Tuesday primary wins

NC Lt. Gov. Forest challenges Gov. Cooper’s authority to close restaurants

La. secretary of state postpones presidential primary

  Parents left frustrated, helpless by Cardinal Innovations’ denial of care for their children

Three calls to the WBTV Investigates tip line reveal three families struggling to cope with children in need of critical care that is being delayed or denied by Cardinal Innovations. The agency is currently under fire by Mecklenburg County officials for delayed or denied care to mentally ill clients

  Worries about worker shortages at COVID-19 task force meeting

Health and law enforcement officials expressed concerns about what a widespread outbreak would mean for staffing and the people they serve.

  Sen. Lindsey Graham going into self-quarantine as ‘precautionary measure’

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham announced Thursday he has gone into self-quarantine and await the results of a coronavirus test.

S.C.'s longest-serving black senator won’t seek re-election in 2020

State Sen. John Matthews, who represents portions of Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton, Calhoun and Orangeburg Counties, said Tuesday he will not seek re-election this year.

Mark Meadows will self-quarantine after potential contact with coronavirus patient at CPAC

  Local health officials talk about the coronavirus and RNC 2020

President Trump names NC Congressman Mark Meadows as new White House chief of staff

Durham County commissioner-elect becomes first Muslim woman to hold office in NC

President Trump holds leads against Biden, Sanders in latest Mason-Dixon poll

  NC will take political limelight and dollars in 2020 general election

  Joe Biden projected to win NC Democratic presidential primary, other state primary winners declared

CBS News projects Joe Biden to win the North Carolina Democratic presidential primary,

Judge wins re-election despite scrutiny over handling of cases

A Mecklenburg County District Court Judge won re-election Tuesday night, despite weeks of scrutiny over her handling of cases.

  Forest, Republicans tell supporters to prepare for tough fight in November election

North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest told his supporters to prepare for a tough fight on Tuesday night, as he officially became the Republican nominee to challenge Governor Roy Cooper in the fall.

  Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest win NC Gov. primaries

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina has won his party’s primary and will face Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest in the November general election as he seeks a second term.

GOP Sen. Thom Tillis, Dem Cal Cunningham win NC Senate primaries

Former Democratic state lawmaker Cal Cunningham has advanced to a general election challenge against GOP Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina.

NC Bojangles’ locked out Trump supporters after Charlotte MAGA rally, chain apologizes

Bojangles’ apologized Tuesday for one of its restaurants locking out supporters of President Donald Trump after his appearance at a large rally in Charlotte Monday night.

  Mecklenburg County director of elections speaks on preparedness ahead of Super Tuesday

Michael Dickerson, the director of elections for Mecklenburg County, said he and his colleagues from the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections have been getting ready for Super Tuesday.

  President Trump holds ’Keep America Great’ rally in Charlotte, N.C.

This happened on the eve of Super Tuesday, and North Carolina is one of several states where delegates are up for grabs.

  Voting in the N.C. primary this Super Tuesday? Don’t forget to bring an umbrella.

Many are heading to the polls for the North Carolina Democratic Primary on Super Tuesday, but unfortunately it could also be super wet for those standing in lines outside.

  Presidential rally in Charlotte will have major roads ‘completely closed and inaccessible’ through rush hour and beyond

Officials are warning the public about major road closures that could affect many drivers’ evening commute ahead of President Donald Trump’s rally Monday.

  Joe Biden projected as winner of South Carolina Democratic presidential primary

CBS News projects former Vice President Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 South Carolina Democratic presidential primary.

  Tom Steyer drops out of presidential race

Tom Steyer is dropping out of the presidential race following his projected third place finish in South Carolina Saturday, CBS News reports.

President Trump attacks Democrats, rallies supporters in S.C. hours before primary

The president addressed a packed stadium in North Charleston on Friday night.

What S.C. voters should know before heading to the polls Saturday

The 2020 South Carolina Democratic Primary will be held Saturday with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

President Trump fires up S.C. supporters the day before state’s Democratic Primary

President Donald Trump told a crowd of thousands at the North Charleston Coliseum that it is “an incredible time for our nation.”

Candidates make final pitch to S.C. voters before Saturday’s primary

After a week under the political spotlight, the state of South Carolina will take to the polls for the Democratic primary.

President Trump rallies thousands of supporters in N. Charleston

More than 13,000 people packed inside the North Charleston Coliseum on Friday to chance to see President Donald Trump.

New NC poll: Sanders leads tight primary race, Gov. Cooper has highest job approval in state

A new Meredith College poll of North Carolina voters released Friday morning shows some good news for Democrats such as Sen. Bernie Sanders, Gov. Roy Cooper, and U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham.

  Buttigieg rallies voters in Rock Hill two days before SC primary

A crowd of 900 showed up at the Rock Hill Sports and Event Center Thursday night to see Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg host a town hall event with the South Carolina primary only two days away.

  Homeland Security visits Meck County Board of Elections ahead of N.C. primary vote

Acting Secretary Chad Wolf visited the facility on Thursday to discuss election security and get a tour of newly purchased election equipment which will be used for the first time during the March primary. The machines were first used during early voting, which ends February 29.

  Congressman Joe Clyburn makes influential endorsement ahead of S.C. primary

Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn announced he is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination in the presidential race.

Candidates square off in Democratic presidential debate showdown in Charleston

Democratic rivals were hoping to knock Bernie Sanders off his front-runner perch in a debate before a critical South Carolina primary that could dramatically reshape the race.

  Reporter’s Notebook: Reflecting on past election coverage ahead of S.C. Democratic debate

Hours before Tuesday night’s Democratic Presidential Debate in Charleston, South Carolina, it seems to make sense for this reporter to take a mental walk down memory lane.

  Many likely S.C. voters remain undecided ahead of 10th Democratic presidential debate

The latest Winthrop Poll indicates one out of every 5 likely voters for the SC democratic presidential primary remains undecided.

  NC Governor orders flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of lawmaker Linda Johnson

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday in honor of NC House of Representative Linda Johnson, who passed away on Tuesday.

  Cabarrus mourns passing of lawmaker Linda Johnson

North Carolina Representative Linda Johnson (R-Cabarrus) has passed away according to several sources close to the family.

  Corruption trial for Durham billionaire starts in Charlotte federal court

The trial of a Durham billionaire and two associates accused of trying to bribe the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner is set to begin in a Charlotte federal court on Wednesday.

Courts make photo ID less likely in North Carolina 2020 voting

A North Carolina appeals court has joined a federal judge in ruling against the state's newest voter photo identification law.

  Presidential candidates get ready to descend on Carolinas

Michael Bloomberg has already opened up an office in the Queen City, Senator Bernie just visited and Pete Buttigieg is hosting an event later this month.

  Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders holds campaign rally in Charlotte

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hosted a rally in Charlotte Friday as the 2020 Presidential Election moves ahead.

President Trump holding ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Charlotte this March

The event will take place on Monday, March 2, at Bojangles’ Coliseum.

Eric Trump to attend ‘MAGA Meetup’ at Charlotte shooting range on Monday

President Donald Trump’s son, Eric Trump, will be in Charlotte Monday for a “MAGA Meetup” at a local indoor shooting range.

  Early voting is open until Feb. 29. Where to cast ballots for local, presidential primaries.

Early voting for the primaries lasts until Feb. 29, and Mecklenburg County residents will cast their ballots for a sweeping range of elected offices.

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles endorses Mike Bloomberg in presidential race

Lyles helped introduce Bloomberg when he opened his Charlotte headquarters in December.

Vice President Pence in S.C. Thursday for 9th Annual Patriot Dinner

The vice president will visit West Columbia and Charleston.

How the Iowa caucuses ‘broke down in every way possible’

Democratic Party leaders and activists are describing widespread missteps in planning and implementation that made the Iowa caucuses a historic disaster.

  ‘I’ll just suck it up’; Small businesses in uptown prepare for possible loss of customers during RNC

As CMPD finalizes the security perimeter and starts preparations in Uptown, local businesses are gearing up too.

  CMPD Chief Kerr Putney gives City Council members update on RNC security plans

There’s a little more than six months left before the Republican National Convention comes to Charlotte at the end of August. It’ll be a notable week for the city as it’s going to be locked down with heavy security in multiple directions.

  Dozens of families in limbo as Mecklenburg Co. judge takes years to enter orders

Mecklenburg County District Court Judge Aretha Blake has not entered orders in 52 family court cases she heard in 2017, meaning those families are left without decisions on matters including child custody and child support. Blake won't answer questions about why she hasn't entered orders.

Parkland father ejected from State of the Union for yelling out as Trump touted gun rights

As President Donald Trump spoke about the importance of protecting the right to bear arms, the father of a teenage girl killed in the 2018 Parkland, Florida mass shooting yelled out - and was promptly ejected.

  President Trump surprises military family with return of soldier father

Mr. Trump introduced military wife Amy Williams from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and her two children. He then called out for Sergeant First Class Townsend Williams, who entered down the balcony stairs to meet his wife and children. Amy Williams covered her mouth as her eyes widened in surprise.

President Trump highlights proposed legislation that would allow victims to sue sanctuary cities

During his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Donald Trump highlighted a legislation introduced by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) that would allow victims to sue sanctuary cities.

Video shows Iowa caucus-goer trying to change her vote after learning Pete Buttigieg is gay

An Iowa caucus-goer who initially voted for Pete Buttigieg asked to change her vote after learning the Democratic candidate is gay.

Separate resolutions introduced to name I-85, I-385 interchange for Presidents Trump and Obama

House bill 5090 is sponsored by Reps. Jonathan Hill, of Anderson, and Stewart Jones, of Laurens.

  Judge in Silent Sam case had frequent contact with UNC lawyer in days before lawsuit was filed

The judge who approved the settlement between the UNC Board of Governors and the Sons of Confederate Veterans regarding the Silent Sam statue was in frequent contact with an attorney for the UNC BOG regarding the case before it was filed, text messages show.

  Raleigh lawyer pleads guilty to lobbying-related charges after WBTV investigation

Raleigh lawyer and lobbyist Mark Bibbs pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor charges in a Wake County courtroom Monday. His charges came as the result of a WBTV investigation.

  Commissioners spend thousands on travel expenses with no budget to reign them in

WBTV has numerous questions still unanswered about commissioner travel expenses, including why records for an expensive trip to Pittsburgh were not originally turned over by county staff.

  Councilman hasn’t filed conflict of interest form since 2018

City policy notes that council members are only investigated for ethics violations if a complaint is filed against them with the city clerk.

Virginia General Assembly working on bill that would elect President based on popular vote

The Virginia General assembly is working on passing a bill that would elect a President based on popular vote, instead of Electoral College.

McMaster discusses education, goals in State of the State address

Watch it live at 7 p.m. right here on wistv.com.

Gabbard sues Clinton for defamation over ‘Russian asset’ comment

It’s all over a comment the former secretary of state made in a podcast that suggested the Hawaii congresswoman was a Russian asset.

  Cabarrus County commissioners approve support of second amendment resolution

The board amended Tuesday night’s meeting agenda to add a discussion and potential resolution regarding the second amendment.

  Money, Politics and Panthers: Charlotte elected leaders receive donations from Panthers brass right before MLS talks

Tepper made a $5,200 contribution, the maximum allowed at the time it was made, to Mayor Vi Lyles campaign committee.

  What you need to know about the Republican National Convention and how it works

As it gets closer to time for the 2020 elections, it’s important to understand the relevance of the Republican National Convention (RNC) and and how it works, considering the convention comes to Charlotte in August.

  Charlotte city council member is pushing for a fare-less public transportation system

There is a chance that CATS and light rail services could become fare-less. One city leader proposed it at the council retreat this week.

Indian Trail town manager placed on administrative leave pending investigation

Officials say the decision comes pending an investigation into a confidential, personnel-related matter.

  Lawmakers add funding to scholarship for children of wartime veterans

The North Carolina General Assembly unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would appropriate an additional $2.4 million in funding for a state scholarship for children of wartime veterans.The bill was introduced following a series of stories by WBTV.

  Charlotte prepares for RNC but won’t share details showing how

The city hasn’t released when their RNC committees were formed, when they meet, who their members are or what their general scope of work is.