Jobs have been hard to come by since the coronavirus outbreak for Charlotte bubbleologist Steve Langley. So he's changing his business model and delivering happiness to people trapped in retirement homes.
Jessica Long took her 16-year-old son to the emergency room at Atrium Health – Lincolnton because she was worried he was having a mental health emergency. Instead of getting treatment, he was violently assaulted by hospital security guards and a Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy.
Three Charlotte Universities are teaming up to support racial healing and transformation. Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU), Queens University, and UNC Charlotte have been selected to receive a $20,000 grant to involve students in this assignment.
A WBTV hidden camera investigation went inside a seminar hosted by a local medical clinic advertising stem cell treatment to prospective patients and found a sales pitch one local doctor said was misleading.
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.
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.
Expecting mothers often enlist the help of birth doula to provide emotional support and education throughout their pregnancy. Now, end of life doulas are becoming popular for people whose loved ones are nearing death.
Ronnie Long’s five-decade fight to overturn his rape conviction was dealt a significant blow this week when federal judges acknowledged that police corrupted the original investigation but refused to reopen the Concord man’s case.
Neighbors in University Park Community off Beatties Ford Road say they are approached regularly by people who want to buy their homes. They say this is due to gentrification. They claim people want to come and buy their homes for less so they can turn a profit.
Mike Tolbert, a three-time NFL Pro-Bowler once known for his powerful running style, used to spend hours in the boxing ring as part of his off-season conditioning workouts. Now, he is preparing to open a state-of-the-art boxing studio in the Charlotte area.
A man accused of killing a woman’s son is out on the street without an ankle monitor. Michael Sio-Somah bonded out of jail, mere hours after the police chief announced he won’t be monitoring murder suspects anymore.
Children of wartime veterans—including children whose parents have been killed or injured in combat—are scrambling to adjust to major cuts to a promised state-funded scholarship weeks before the semester is set to end.
The North Carolina State Board of Elections is taking a closer look at voting machines they plan on purchasing after the same company’s machines were part of an election nightmare in a county in Pennsylvania.
One local couple says their vacation was ruined and they did their best to get their money back. They got the state involved and pleaded their case with their credit card company and banking institutions. They were fortunate to get about 80% of their money back.
Mecklenburg School Board (CMS) is one step closer to establishing an Office of Compliance and Transparency. This new office will provide CMS the oversight needed to make sure the district stays above the law.
Drivers in metro Charlotte spend 57 hours a year stuck in traffic delays, says the annual Urban Mobility Report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Evening rush hour has the biggest delays, the report says, and congestion builds through the week to peak on Fridays.
Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden wants to keep Career Fairs going inside the jails. The Career Fair has been happening for years and McFadden wants to take it to the next level. So far this year there have been two Career Fairs inside the Mecklenburg County Jail.
Your Carolina Panthers could be getting a stadium with a retractable roof. David Tepper, the team’s owner, has made it very clear he wants to make this happen so Charlotte can be a household name for sports and entertainment.
The annual St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl in Charlotte is well-known for providing locals and out-of-town visitors alike with a day full of imbibing and letting loose. For Jordan Smith, the 2018 crawl was about something far more serious.
District Attorney Spencer Mayweather visited WBTV’s On Your Side Tonight on Friday and discussed the issues Mecklenburg County is facing with rising crime rates and a court system that has been criticized for allowing repeat offenders back on the streets.
Most of us can take the title of being “American” for granted. It was our birth rite. But for many “yearning to breath free,” as it says at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, that title of American starts with a dream of a better life.
It's like a part of Charlotte's DNA: Growth. We talk about it all the time - from companies moving here, to new buildings popping up - we are booming. But a 64-year-old report shows these issues, and the questions that come along with them, are nothing new.