Good morning everyone. It's Christine Sperow at WBTV. Thanks for reading my email. I just wanted to quickly let you know we're live on air now until 7 a.m. getting your morning started. Here are the stories we're following for this Wednesday, August 29.
NEW: Local communities planning to break away from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District to start their own charter schools could pay a price. The school board voted last night for four towns Matthews, Mint Hill, Huntersville and Cornelius to be dropped to the bottom of CMS' funding priority list. WBTV's Caroline Hicks will have more on the school board's reasoning for possibly pulling funding.
A scary scene inside the SouthPark Burger King. Two employees were assaulted during an armed robbery.
President Trump is adding another appearance to his schedule when he comes to Charlotte on Friday. He will first travel to Charlotte's Carmel Country Club Friday to headline a fundraiser. Now, we are learning is also making a stop a local college.
"People are going to die." Those are the words from a Charlotte City Councilman talking about the dockless scooters people are riding around town. We're looking further into this dire claim after he says he saw people riding the scooter on the highway.
NOT GOOD. A Lincoln County family says they are missing thousands of dollars worth of belongings after their home was allegedly ransacked while they were away on vacation.
WEATHER CHANGES: It's going to be cooler today. That's only relatively speaking after a hot and humid, 90+ degrees days. Meteorologist Al Conklin is giving the forecast now with what to expect as you head out the door this morning.