Happy Thanksgiving; Shopping Frenzy

Happy Thanksgiving to you today from the WBTV News morning team!

We invite you to join us from 4:30 to 7 AM this morning for  the information you want to help you start your day!

It's going to be a busy day for many people today!  Not only making Thanksgiving meal preparations...but SHOPPING! Many stores are opening earlier on this Thanksgiving than they've ever opened before.  Our Ashton Pellom will be LIVE from one of area's largest shopping venues with details on store hours as well as what will be the hot items shoppers will be looking for.

The huge Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade will kick off at 9:30 this morning in uptown Charlotte...thousands of people will be lining the streets to watch.  We'll be LIVE as parade preparations are underway.  Meanwhile, things aren't going so well in New York.  Today's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City is expected to draw throngs of people, despite the slight chance of rain or snow.

And what kind of weather should you expect when you go shopping or attend the parade?  Well, be glad you're not in International Falls, Minnesota right now...where it's MINUS 14 degrees as I write this message!  Here in Charlotte, it's a more reasonable 42 degrees.  It's going to get up in the lower 50s today under partly cloudy skies.  Tonight's low will drop below 30 degrees.  We'll have complete details in your First Alert Weather forecast.

A Catawba County man is recovering this morning after being shot in the face.  It happened yesterday in the yard of a home on 39th Avenue Northeast in Hickory.  Deputies say two hunters came out of the woods and a homeowner confronted them.   The Sheriff tells us when the hunters walked out the suspect fired shots in the air and said something before pointing the gun and firing at one of the men.

We have new information  about a gunshot victim who showed up at the Concord police department and later died.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Chipp Bailey has wrapped up his last day on the job.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is expected back at work Monday, after having a heart stent implanted yesterday. The 81-year-old Ginsburg's procedure came after a blockage was discovered in her right coronary artery.

A lot of sports on hand today, including NFL action!

All that and so much more when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM this morning on WBTV!  Hope to see you then!