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  Burke High School Band preparing to head to Normandy, France for D-Day celebrations

Firefighters stop to do yard work for elderly woman they see struggling with mower

  Newton-Conover school resource officer honored as National School Resource Officer of the Year

School resource officer, school staff save maintenance worker in cardiac arrest in Union County

  Boxing gym helps people with Parkinson’s disease to fight and get stronger

  ‘I just want to do it for him.’ Man mows lawns for free to honor brother killed in Charlotte shooting

Continued Coverage

8-year-old Myrtle Beach bowler gets biggest win of career; beating cancer

  Stylish Gaston County goat becomes social media sensation

  Charlotte Curlers selected for national invitational camp, selection trials, could join USA Paralympic Team

  Quick-thinking School Resource Officer saves elementary school student

  Union Co. farmer creates seasonal ‘hay art’ for neighbors

  Myers Park senior learns English as second language, publishes English book while in school

  Horse therapy organization in Monroe teaches self-worth

An organization in Monroe called Two Hearts One Language believes that can change lives. It pairs people who have experienced trauma with horses. The people who have tried it say it helped them heal and realize their inner strength.

  Charlotte woman goes from homeless to author

Blanche Gaddy, who has been homeless twice, didn’t let the challenges she was going through prevent her from using her gift of writing to produced a book while she was in the shelter.

See Henri the English bulldog in Cadbury’s new ‘Clucking Bunny’ ad

Henri the English bulldog’s debut in Cadbury’s upcoming Clucking Bunny commercial has arrived a little sooner than expected.

  Meet the highest-ranking woman in the Charlotte Fire Department

Women are breaking barriers in law enforcement, the military, and taking executive jobs in a variety of industries. But in Charlotte, we found one field that with about 1,000 operational employees, where only three percent are women. That’s why Cindy Bonham is so unique.

  Wilmington bulldog named Cadbury’s newest bunny

NC middle schooler saves teacher from choking

  VIDEO: SC teen thought to never talk again speaks for first time in nearly 2 years

  Steve Crump returns to WBTV after battle with cancer

  Boys and Girls Clubs benefit from some fancy footwork!

  Highland Creek crossing guard spreads smiles and safety

  Mint Hill teacher surprised with national honor

Nobody knew why Queen's Grant Community School was gathering for a school-wide assembly. It turned out – it was all to honor her.

  Gastonia couple gets roof repaired for free after WBTV story airs

An incredible update to a story we brought you on Friday. We introduced you to an elderly couple in Gaston County -- dealing with rain and cold air flowing into their home because of a large hole in the roof.

  NC girl chosen as Gerber’s adorable new Spokesbaby

Baby Kairi, from Hickory, was chosen as the winner of the company’s Ninth Annual Photo Search and will be this year’s Spokesbaby.

  After six miscarriages, NC couple receives miracle in the middle of adoption process

Kristen Soni and her husband Kaiten are counting their blessings after they found out they were pregnant last year. They weathered a number of setbacks including ten miscarriages in between their first and second daughters.

  ‘Trunk lady’ gives shoes off feet to stranger in need

“She will buy a meal with her last dollar for someone in need,” a viewer wrote to WBTV. “The homeless community knows her car like kids and an ice cream truck.”

  Elementary school teachers use 3D printer to make student prosthetic finger

Two Hickory Grove-Sharon Elementary School teachers spent Christmas break researching how they could use the school’s 3-D printer to make a prosthetic finger for a student who lost her own finger in an accident earlier in the year.

  Fort Mill siblings start sock drive at school

These siblings are taking matters into their own hands this winter season and paying it forward to help the less fortunate.

  ‘Living miracles’: Formerly conjoined NC twins making significant strides after life-threatening surgery

"You never know - the impossible might be possible. My girls are living proof of that. They are living miracles.”

  Country Day’s Coach Dwayne Cherry inspires on and off the court with Instagram rap videos

Coach Dwayne Cherry inspires on and off court, using his social media as an outlet.

  “Take what you need, leave what you can:” Blessing Box installed to help those in need in Cabarrus Co.

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes -- this manmade box just so happens to be the first of its kind in Cabarrus County.

  Charlotte woman says portable shower will provide dignity, opportunity for homeless neighbors

For one Charlotte woman, an idea to help people who are homeless is turning into big change.

  Special Olympics Athlete of the Month: Erykah Culbertson

Erykah Culbertson has been competing in the Special Olympics since 2005, and now she is training for the biggest moment of her Special Olympics career to date - the World Games.

  Meet The Bacon Response Team: Therapy pigs training to create positive change in the community

You’ve heard of therapy dogs—but have you heard of therapy pigs?

  Denver woman in the running to become 2018 World Games Athlete of the Year

Denver, NC's Jennifer Thompson is on her way to becoming a household name in a sport that’s becoming more popular in here in the U.S.

  Former homeless Marine Vet returns to Charlotte to help others

Motivational speaker and two-time bestselling author TShane Johnson turned trying times into triumphs. Now, his mission is to make sure people right here in our community can do the same.

  Volunteer group offers help to drivers stuck in the snow after winter storm

A group of volunteers in the counties west of Charlotte have banded together to offer help to members of the public who may have run into car trouble due to winter weather.

Adorable puppy surrendered during drug bust gets help from Gaston’s finest

The puppy’s new journey began when Gaston County Police’s Emergency Response Team conducted a bust involving meth and heroin.

  Moonpie’s vice president sends Gaston County man gift after he loses his ‘Moonpie’

The makers of Moonpie -- a popular snack that’s been a staple in many school lunches, are serving more than just delicious treats for one Gaston County man.

  Mint Hill family ditches dreaded Christmas tradition to instead help others

Members of a Mint Hill family were tired of one of their traditions, so they pooled the money that was used for it and are now - anonymously - giving Christmas to a nearby family in need.

  Operation Christmas Child celebrates 25 years of giving

Operation Christmas Child is celebrating 25 years of delivering shoe boxes full of gifts to needy children around the world.

  8-year-old runs lemonade stand so families can have Thanksgiving dinner

3rd grader raises money for Thanksgiving meals

  Charlotte runner to complete 12-hour run to raise money for friend

Mark Kauffman will run nearly three marathons in a row at Freedom Park to raise money for Dirk Allman, also known as “DJ Nostalgia.”

  College employee considered a ‘Mom’ to thousands of students

Her official job title is Student Life Coordinator, but her duties often go well beyond that role.

  Teen fashion designer selected to debut his collection during Fashion Week

The 16-year-old Mooresville teen has been drawing and painting since he was old enough to hold a paintbrush.

  Finding ‘fashion’ in uptown Charlotte

We went into Uptown Charlotte to explore the very idea of ‘fashion’, and as you can imagine, laughter ensued.

  Firefighters save the day for 3-year-old who’s birthday party got canceled

Harrisburg firefighters throw 3-year-old a birthday party.

  Buddy Walk set to promote inclusion for people with Down syndrome

The event promotes inclusion and acceptance. You’ll meet amazing humans, and make new friends, and help support something that will surely make you smile.

Kidney surgery scheduled for Burke County man whose son wrote President Trump

Around Christmas, 8-year-old Fore Putnam wrote letters to Santa Claus, Ivanka Trump, and President Donald Trump. In them, he made an emotional plea for help in finding his dad, Trae, a kidney.

  WBTV wishes a very Happy Birthday to veteran reporter Steve Crump

Good News reporter Kristen Hampton put together a special video message with the crew here at the studio.

  'Punched by circles!' WBTV's Kristen Hampton tests Suction-Happy Facial Massage Cups

She's armed with a handful of "face suckers" that she chose ("Only $10!") and a can-do attitude, so viewers should be warned that excessive cringing and laughing will ensue.

'Life's short': He left his full-time job to make banjos

So far his leap of faith has paid off. His backlog is long but his banjos are now all over the world.

  Oldest NC woman celebrates 113th birthday, but new info reveals she may be even older

Whether it be 113 or 114, we wish Ms. Hester Ford a very Happy Birthday!

  Rock Hill Schools announce Teacher of the Year at pep rally

After a long summer of vacationing, relaxing, and enjoying a break, leaders from the Rock Hill School district wanted to get teachers and faculty back into the swing of things in a big way.?

  Man rescues marmoset monkey, trains him as emotional support animal

But perhaps the biggest smile "Spanky" brings is to his owner.

  Firefighters build bench for kids waiting at bus stop

Using donated materials and some of their own, the group from 'A Shift' crafted a hand-made bench in between calls.?

  Officer raising money for man he once arrested

It's one last thing he can do to assure his friend can rest in peace.

  Skittish rescue dog ran away, 3 years later, a tragic miracle brought her home

Colleen Sowers never gave up hope that one day, Honey would come back home. Sowers runs Peanut's Place Small Dog Rescue in Matthews. In 2014, Honey was adopted out to an owner in Sowers' neighborhood, but she escaped.

  'Prayer tree' brings hundreds of people together

Take a moment to read the prayers, it might just make your day.

  Little girl planning an unusual birthday party

When her mom suggested the idea, she went right for it.

  Animal control gets creative after running out of carriers following 100+ adoptions

It's a huge win for the shelter which sent out an alert last Friday, they were at full capacity with their cats and kittens and needed help to clear the shelter.

  Woman's mission of helping needs help

The pantry is growing crowded, and can't help as many people. They need space - and more volunteers.?

  Paramedic rescues baby squirrel, the two become 'friends'

It's Jesse Wolfram's job to save lives. The Charlotte MEDIC employee is a paramedic, and recently found himself attempting to save a life that wasn't human. "It had been outside in the rain for a long time and we weren't sure it was going to make it," Wolfram said.

  Adorable kittens need homes fast, so we made dating profiles for them

The shelter is hoping a little publicity might get folks to come and adopt all the adorable faces.?

  VIDEO: Man spends thousands on fireworks show 'to bring people together'

Wesley White doesn't mince words when jaws drop at the $3,000 price tag of his fireworks, "I love it. I don't regret it. I'm blessed to have it."

  Ivy the Aussie becomes internet star with incredible tricks

Ivy started gaining popularity on Instagram when her mom posted videos of the dog painting on canvas. That's when we first introduced you to the talented K9.

  Who put this sign in an abandoned parking lot?

The sign proclaimed its planted spot as the same spot the couple met.

  Two boys survive shooting, 'adopt' police officer who responded

The two brothers survived the shooting, but their lives were forever changed by the relationship they now have with one of the responding officers.

  Father challenges All-American football sons to a foot race for his 50th birthday

Benjamin, Uriah and Christian Lemay might not have expected their dad to win, but they certainly expected he'd at least show up and keep his promise he made to his sons.

  No need to call 911, this car is supposed to be driving in a lake

"Some people think I'm crazy, which you just about have to be to drive this thing," Morrison said.

  Huntersville kids hone their knowledge at 'Safety Town'

In the sessions, kids learn about gun safety, fire safety, and pedestrian safety with a life-like road course.

  Pregnant woman, past due date, attempts to 'dance baby out'

Hayley and her husband Matt videotaped their induction endeavor in hopes of making people smile, and also actually inducing the baby. Only the smiling part worked.?

  Kids explain the most beautiful reason they can't keep lemonade stand earnings

The idea of putting their earnings towards a good cause wasn't even debated.

  Receptionist ends school year with amazing intercom serenade

On Wednesday afternoon, Ballard picked up the intercom receiver and started the music to Etta James' "At Last."

  Why the raccoon climbing a skyscraper was one of the most important stories of the week

While people may not remember this story in a year, let's hope they never forget that time a raccoon brought the world together.

  Her age is sworn to secrecy, but she's owned the same clothing store for 65 years

She calls her customers "friends," and if you look around her store, it's clear that her friends adore her.

  VIDEO: Soldier returns home to grateful German Shepherd

In video taken by Morgan's parents, an excited Raina is seen showering her long lost dad with playful kisses and even rolling over for belly rubs.

  NICU nurse serenades stressed mother of twin preemies

Most parents wouldn't understand the stresses that come with having a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit. Charmaine Martin has two babies in the NICU at Carolinas Healthcare System in University City.

  WHO DID IT? Huntersville's "Cone Weed" mysteriously decorated for Christmas

The west side of the Town of Huntersville has a new shining star, and it's a weed. Just an old lowly weed that grew up over the summer inside of an orange safety cone on the side of the road.