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.
The Charlotte Metropolitan area, including seven counties in North Carolina, has one of the highest rates in the nation for new HIV infections according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
While fireworks may be the sound celebration and excitement for you -- it could be terrifying for your pet. Whether you're setting off fireworks - or going to a show for the upcoming holiday week, it's important to consider our furry friends so they don't run off and get lost.
Monday, Charlotte City Council unanimously referred The Excelsior Club to the city's Economic and Development Committee. At -Large City Councilman James Mitchell is the chair. He will instruct city staff to see how much money it will take to bring the building back up to code.
The plan commissioners selected in 2016 calls for about 1,200 new homes, but only about 114 would be affordable to families making up to 80% of area median income. That’s about $56,000 a year for a family of four in Charlotte.
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Charlotte Doula Kira Kimble has had a lot of inquiries over the past month. She reached out to WBTV's Brigida Mack to say her special series on Black Maternal Health last month caused a spike in interest in her business, TJACK Doula.
Ellie Brynn Basset, Loren and Mike Bassett's long-awaited bundle of joy, was born in late March after a long and winding journey to parenthood. They say having her, holding her -- still hasn't quite sunk in