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  • NAACP Held Meeting in East Spencer to Address Allegations of Hiring Discrimination, Police Misconduct

    NAACP Held Meeting in East Spencer to Address Allegations of Hiring Discrimination, Police Misconduct

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:44:50 GMT
    The NAACP is meeting with people living in East Spencer Thursday night about how to file complaints after the organization says residents have come to them with concerns of police brutality and discriminatory hiring practices within the town. The Rowan-Salisbury NAACP President says a lawyer is present at the meeting to provide information and answer questions.The meeting is not open to the public. The NAACP expects it will take at least a week to compile the information gathered at the meeti...
    The NAACP is meeting with people living in East Spencer Thursday night about how to file complaints after the organization says residents have come to them with concerns of police brutality and discriminatory hiring practices within the town. The Rowan-Salisbury NAACP President says a lawyer is present at the meeting to provide information and answer questions.The meeting is not open to the public. The NAACP expects it will take at least a week to compile the information gathered at the meeti...
  • West End Salisbury Community Meets, Police Pledge to Open Substation

    West End Salisbury Community Meets, Police Pledge to Open Substation

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:59:38 GMT
    Tonight the West End Community Organization and the West End Pride Organization are hosting a community meeting to talk about recognizing gang and drug activity and combating it. Today the Salisbury Police Department also announced it is opening a police sub-station in the West End.Tonight's meeting is at the Miller Recreation Center from 6-8 p.m. Master Trooper Clee Atkinson Jr. with NC Highway Patrol willtalk to residents about recognizing gang activity and Alex Clark, a former drug dealer ...
    Tonight the West End Community Organization and the West End Pride Organization are hosting a community meeting to talk about recognizing gang and drug activity and combating it. Today the Salisbury Police Department also announced it is opening a police sub-station in the West End.Tonight's meeting is at the Miller Recreation Center from 6-8 p.m. Master Trooper Clee Atkinson Jr. with NC Highway Patrol willtalk to residents about recognizing gang activity and Alex Clark, a former drug dealer ...
  • Chikungunya Virus Confirmed in Cabarrus County

    Chikungunya Virus Confirmed in Cabarrus County

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:02:09 GMT
    Chikungunya virus has arrived in Cabarrus County. The patient had recently traveled to a Caribbean country.
    Chikungunya virus has arrived in Cabarrus County. The patient had recently traveled to a Caribbean country.
  • Cabarrus County Commission Votes to Rename North Cabarrus Park

    Cabarrus County Commission Votes to Rename North Cabarrus Park

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:49:17 GMT
    Monday night Cabarrus County commissioners voted to re-name the North Cabarrus Park in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War. The decision Monday to change the name of the park to Vietnam Veterans Park came after the Kannapolis mayor recommended the park not be re-named because he feels it may be confusing to people in the area.
    Monday night Cabarrus County commissioners voted to re-name the North Cabarrus Park in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War. The decision Monday to change the name of the park to Vietnam Veterans Park came after the Kannapolis mayor recommended the park not be re-named because he feels it may be confusing to people in the area.
  • Standing-Room Only Crowd At Cabarrus County Commission Meeting To Talk About Budget Cuts

    Standing-Room Only Crowd At Cabarrus County Commission Meeting To Talk About Budget Cuts

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:58:35 GMT
    The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners heard from upset residents Monday night about last-minute cuts to the county budget. It was the first meeting since commissioners slashed $3.9 million from the county’s budget last month.

    The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners heard from upset residents Monday night about last-minute cuts to the county budget. It was the first meeting since commissioners slashed $3.9 million from the county’s budget last month.
  • Cabarrus County Church Growing Food For The Hungry As Need Increases

    Cabarrus County Church Growing Food For The Hungry As Need Increases

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:13:17 GMT
    Central United Methodist Church in Concord has raised, harvested, and donated 1600 pounds of food since May to the Cooperative Christian Ministry's Food Pantry. The church has a plot of land at the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm, and this year's crop has been the most plentiful in three years.
    Central United Methodist Church in Concord has raised, harvested, and donated 1600 pounds of food since May to the Cooperative Christian Ministry's Food Pantry. The church has a plot of land at the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm, and this year's crop has been the most plentiful in three years.
  • NAACP To Hold Meeting Next Week on Hiring Practices, Allegations of Police Brutality in East Spencer

    NAACP To Hold Meeting Next Week on Hiring Practices, Allegations of Police Brutality in East Spencer

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:24:37 GMT
    The Salisbury-Rowan NAACP says it has received "serious complaints" which warrant investigation regarding allegations of police brutality and misconduct in the town of East Spencer. The NAACP is holding a meeting June 24 from 6-8 p.m. to talk with residents about the process of filing complaints.
    The Salisbury-Rowan NAACP says it has received "serious complaints" which warrant investigation regarding allegations of police brutality and misconduct in the town of East Spencer. The NAACP is holding a meeting June 24 from 6-8 p.m. to talk with residents about the process of filing complaints.
  • Lake Fisher Bridge Repair in Kannapolis Already Delayed

    Lake Fisher Bridge Repair in Kannapolis Already Delayed

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-17 02:31:12 GMT
    Repairs have already been delayed on a bridge that had an emergency closure Monday after inspectors found severe decay in the bridge support. The NC DOT tells My Fox Carolinas the project over the Lake Fisher Bridge on Brantley Road in Kannapolis that was supposed to start Wednesday was delayed because of clearance that is needed for some overhead power lines.
    Repairs have already been delayed on a bridge that had an emergency closure Monday after inspectors found severe decay in the bridge support.
  • Erica Parsons' Mom: Her Name and Story Need To Be Brought Back To Life

    Erica Parsons' Mom: Her Name and Story Need To Be Brought Back To Life

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:09:20 GMT
    Erica Parson’s biological mother, Carolyn Parsons, says she feels like her daughter’s case has been forgotten, not intentionally, but as the one year anniversary of the date when Erica was reported missing draws near, Carolyn vows to bring the case back into the spotlight. Carolyn Parsons said, “Erica has no voice.” Then she quickly said, referring to herself, “Well, yes she does.”
    Erica Parson’s biological mother, Carolyn Parsons, says she feels like her daughter’s case has been forgotten, not intentionally, but as the one year anniversary of the date when Erica was reported missing draws near, Carolyn vows to bring the case back into the spotlight. Carolyn Parsons said, “Erica has no voice.” Then she quickly said, referring to herself, “Well, yes she does.”
  • Spencer Working on Plan to Use Goats To Fight Budding Kudzu Problem

    Spencer Working on Plan to Use Goats To Fight Budding Kudzu Problem

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:53:51 GMT
    Spencer passed an amendment to its ordinance this week that would temporarily allow the goats in the public space for this particular project.
    Spencer passed an amendment to its ordinance this week that would temporarily allow the goats in the public space for this particular project.
  • Three Athletes From Charlotte Competing in Transplant Games of America

    Three Athletes From Charlotte Competing in Transplant Games of America

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:54:18 GMT
    Three athletes from Charlotte are heading to Houston Friday to compete in the Transplant Games of America, which are similar to the Olympics for organ recipients. Tom Aspenwall, a heart recipient, will compete in the discus, the shot put, the long throw and the 1500 meter walk race.Aspenwall has never met his donor’s family, but he thinks about them every day and during the games, he’ll also remember them. He said, “When you’re the one waiting for an organ transplant, you don’t want anyone to...
    Three athletes from Charlotte are heading to Houston Friday to compete in the Transplant Games of America, which are similar to the Olympics for organ recipients. Tom Aspenwall, a heart recipient, will compete in the discus, the shot put, the long throw and the 1500 meter walk race.Aspenwall has never met his donor’s family, but he thinks about them every day and during the games, he’ll also remember them. He said, “When you’re the one waiting for an organ transplant, you don’t want anyone to...
  • Resolution: LGC Tells Rowan County It Won't Yet Approve Loan Application for Mall Purchase

    Resolution: LGC Tells Rowan County It Won't Yet Approve Loan Application for Mall Purchase

    Thursday, July 10 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-10 17:08:08 GMT
    According to a resolution passed by the Rowan County Board of Commissioners, the Local Government Commission will not yet approve a loan to pay for the cost of the purchase of the old Salisbury Mall, also known as the West End Plaza.
    According to a resolution passed by the Rowan County Board of Commissioners, the Local Government Commission will not yet approve a loan to pay for the cost of the purchase of the old Salisbury Mall, also known as the West End Plaza.
  • Doctor, Teachers Accused of Running Prescription Drug Ring

    Doctor, Teachers Accused of Running Prescription Drug Ring

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:24:32 GMT
    A China Grove physician, his wife, and a group of teachers have been charged for their involvement in a prescription drug scheme.
    A China Grove physician, his wife, and a group of teachers have been charged for their involvement in a prescription drug scheme.
  • Avett Brothers' Manager: Scott Avett Plans To Help Fund Incubator Farm in Concord

    Avett Brothers' Manager: Scott Avett Plans To Help Fund Incubator Farm in Concord

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-09 02:22:56 GMT
    One of Concord's own Avett Brothers plans to pitch in to help the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm stay up and running. The Avett Brothers' manager tells My Fox Carolinas Scott Avett wants to help the farm that was shuttered by county budget cuts weeks ago and then brought back to life this week.
    One of Concord's own Avett Brothers plans to pitch in to help the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm stay up and running. The Avett Brothers' manager tells My Fox Carolinas Scott Avett wants to help the farm that was shuttered by county budget cuts weeks ago and then brought back to life this week.
  • Update: Rowan County Investigating Official's Controversial Facebook Posts

    Update: Rowan County Investigating Official's Controversial Facebook Posts

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-08 14:43:47 GMT

    Rowan County Manager Gary Page tells My Fox Carolinas county commissioners have asked him to look into controversial Facebook posts made by Rowan County Housing Authority Board Chairman Malcolm "Mac" Butner

    Rowan County Manager Gary Page tells My Fox Carolinas county commissioners have asked him to look into controversial Facebook posts made by Rowan County Housing Authority Board Chairman Malcolm "Mac" Butner

  • Concord World War II Veteran Reflects on Sacrifices Made for Freedom

    Concord World War II Veteran Reflects on Sacrifices Made for Freedom

    Saturday, July 5 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-07-06 02:48:15 GMT
    As we celebrate this Fourth of July, a World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient who lives in Concord, reflects on the sacrifices made to give us our freedoms. 89-year old Thomas Farebrother was in his last semester of high school in 1943. He knew he’d get drafted during World War II, so he said rather than take his chances getting drafted in the Army, he signed up to join the Navy.
    As we celebrate this Fourth of July, a World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient who lives in Concord, reflects on the sacrifices made to give us our freedoms. 89-year old Thomas Farebrother was in his last semester of high school in 1943. He knew he’d get drafted during World War II, so he said rather than take his chances getting drafted in the Army, he signed up to join the Navy.
  • Arthur Cancels Vacations During Busiest Week of Year on Carolina Coast

    Arthur Cancels Vacations During Busiest Week of Year on Carolina Coast

    Thursday, July 3 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-04 03:13:36 GMT
    Hurricane Arthur picked an awful week to mess with the Carolina coast. The Fourth of July holiday is traditionally the busiest time of year for vacation rental companies.
    Hurricane Arthur picked an awful week to mess with the Carolina coast. The Fourth of July holiday is traditionally the busiest time of year for vacation rental companies.
  • Town of Faith's Fourth of July Festival Underway After Close Call with Road Closure

    Town of Faith's Fourth of July Festival Underway After Close Call with Road Closure

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-07-02 19:41:09 GMT
    The Fourth of July week-long festival in the Rowan County town of Faith is underway after the festival almost had to contend with a major road closure that would have cut off the town from most of the festival traffic. One of the festival organizers, Randall Barger, told my Fox Carolinas the road closure would have been a “catastrophe” for the festival, which throughout the Fourth of July week averages about 80,000 visitors to the town.
    The Fourth of July week-long festival in the Rowan County town of Faith is underway after the festival almost had to contend with a major road closure that would have cut off the town from most of the festival traffic. One of the festival organizers, Randall Barger, told my Fox Carolinas the road closure would have been a “catastrophe” for the festival, which throughout the Fourth of July week averages about 80,000 visitors to the town.
  • Update: NC House Votes Down Amendment Changing Cabarrus County Commission

    Update: NC House Votes Down Amendment Changing Cabarrus County Commission

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-07-02 15:11:03 GMT

    The North Carolina House on Tuesday afternoon voted down an amendment that would change the structure of the Cabarrus County Commission. State Senator Fletcher Hartsell filed an amendment to temporarily change the number of Cabarrus County commissioners from five to seven, specifically naming two people to fill the new seats.

    The North Carolina House on Tuesday afternoon voted down an amendment that would change the structure of the Cabarrus County Commission. State Senator Fletcher Hartsell filed an amendment to temporarily change the number of Cabarrus County commissioners from five to seven, specifically naming two people to fill the new seats.

  • Charlotte Reacts To Supreme Court's Decision on Abortion Clinic Buffers

    Charlotte Reacts To Supreme Court's Decision on Abortion Clinic Buffers

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-02 00:06:25 GMT
    Pro-life and pro-choice groups in Charlotte are redrawing their battle lines after the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision that a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics in Massachusetts is unconstitutional and a violation of free speech. There is no state law in North Carolina about a buffer zone, but people on both sides of the abortion debate feel the ruling will have an impact locally.
    Pro-life and pro-choice groups in Charlotte are redrawing their battle lines after the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision that a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics in Massachusetts is unconstitutional and a violation of free speech. There is no state law in North Carolina about a buffer zone, but people on both sides of the abortion debate feel the ruling will have an impact locally.
  • 'Crying and Dying All The Time' On D-Day

    'Crying and Dying All The Time' On D-Day

    Friday, June 6 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-06-07 03:26:21 GMT
    95 year old Walter Dickens of Monroe was an Army medic in the first wave of soldiers to arrive on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.
    95 year old Walter Dickens of Monroe was an Army medic in the first wave of soldiers to arrive on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.
  • Elected Leaders React To Cannon Guilty Plea

    Elected Leaders React To Cannon Guilty Plea

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-06-04 03:16:59 GMT
    My Fox Carolinas spoke with people who have known Patrick Cannon for years and another person who worked with him for only a few months. There seems to be a general feeling of sadness for the city of Charlotte regarding the corruption scandal involving the former mayor.
    My Fox Carolinas spoke with people who have known Patrick Cannon for years and another person who worked with him for only a few months. There seems to be a general feeling of sadness for the city of Charlotte regarding the corruption scandal involving the former mayor.
  • Hurricane Season Starts Sunday, 25 Years Since Hugo

    Hurricane Season Starts Sunday, 25 Years Since Hugo

    Sunday, June 1 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-06-01 14:36:52 GMT
    The Atlantic Hurricane season begins Sunday, June 1 and runs through November 30. This year marks 25 years since Hurricane Hugo made landfall in South Carolina and moved into Charlotte.
    The Atlantic Hurricane season begins Sunday, June 1 and runs through November 30. This year marks 25 years since Hurricane Hugo made landfall in South Carolina and moved into Charlotte.
  • Kannapolis Police: Missing Teen Located

    Kannapolis Police: Missing Teen Located

    Saturday, May 31 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-05-31 17:03:49 GMT
    Parker has been diagnosed with a mental disorder and requires adult care.
    Parker has been diagnosed with a mental disorder and requires adult care.
  • Deer Down!

    Deer Down!

    Thursday, May 29 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-05-30 02:21:21 GMT
    This morning a deer ran across the street and into the parking lot at CMC Northeast in Concord.
    This morning a deer ran across the street and into the parking lot at CMC Northeast in Concord.
  • "Streamliners at Spencer" Railroad Event Rolls Into Rowan County

    "Streamliners at Spencer" Railroad Event Rolls Into Rowan County

    Thursday, May 29 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-05-29 22:46:29 GMT
    Train enthusiasts from 41 states and 5 foreign countries are in Rowan County at the N.C. Transportation Museum’s first ever “Streamliners at Spencer” railroad event. Museum officials tell My Fox Carolinas 5,000 pre-sale tickets have already been purchased, and they expect more tickets sold throughout the event which started Thursday and ends Sunday.“Streamliners at Spencer” features 26 locomotives built in the 1930’s-1950’s. Participants can take pictures at the Museum’s turntable, ride train...
    Train enthusiasts from 41 states and 5 foreign countries are in Rowan County at the N.C. Transportation Museum’s first ever “Streamliners at Spencer” railroad event. Museum officials tell My Fox Carolinas 5,000 pre-sale tickets have already been purchased, and they expect more tickets sold throughout the event which started Thursday and ends Sunday.“Streamliners at Spencer” features 26 locomotives built in the 1930’s-1950’s. Participants can take pictures at the Museum’s turntable, ride train...
  • UPDATE: Faith is Not Cut Off Yet, Detour Postponed Until After July 4th Festivities

    UPDATE: Faith is Not Cut Off Yet, Detour Postponed Until After July 4th Festivities

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-05-29 03:06:55 GMT
    Businesses in tiny Rowan County town are worried that attendance may suffer because of a road closure.
    Businesses in tiny Rowan County town are worried that attendance may suffer because of a road closure.
  • Memorial Week Carnival Struggling Financially, Future in Question

    Memorial Week Carnival Struggling Financially, Future in Question

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-05-28 03:19:05 GMT
    The annual J.C. Price Memorial Week events are underway in Salisbury, but organizers say the future of the events is uncertain partly because they have to pay so much money for security.
    The annual J.C. Price Memorial Week events are underway in Salisbury, but organizers say the future of the events is uncertain partly because they have to pay so much money for security.
  • SC Man Turns Tragedy Into Program To Save Lives On The Waters

    SC Man Turns Tragedy Into Program To Save Lives On The Waters

    Saturday, May 24 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-05-25 02:46:57 GMT
    A South Carolina man who lost his son and grandson in a boating accident has started a Life Jacket Loaner Program on Lake Wylie. Craig Keese’s son, Brian, and grandson, Nathan, drowned in March of 2010 when their boat capsized on a lake in Missouri. Brian and Nathan were not wearing life jackets.
    A South Carolina man who lost his son and grandson in a boating accident has started a Life Jacket Loaner Program on Lake Wylie. Craig Keese’s son, Brian, and grandson, Nathan, drowned in March of 2010 when their boat capsized on a lake in Missouri. Brian and Nathan were not wearing life jackets.
  • SEA LIFE Aquarium's Octopus Picks Coca-Cola 600 Winner

    SEA LIFE Aquarium's Octopus Picks Coca-Cola 600 Winner

    Friday, May 23 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-05-24 03:16:33 GMT
    The Giant Pacific octopus at SEALIFE Aquarium in Concord picked #99 Carl Edwards to win the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday.
    The Giant Pacific octopus at SEALIFE Aquarium in Concord picked #99 Carl Edwards to win the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday.
  • State Troopers Descend Upon Concord

    State Troopers Descend Upon Concord

    Friday, May 23 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-05-24 02:49:45 GMT
    State troopers in North Carolina bring in more troopers to work the Coca Cola 600 than any other annual event in the state. 160-170 troopers will be at the race track. The Charlotte Motor Speedway expects more than 100,000 fans for the race Sunday.
    State troopers in North Carolina bring in more troopers to work the Coca Cola 600 than any other annual event in the state. 160-170 troopers will be at the race track. The Charlotte Motor Speedway expects more than 100,000 fans for the race Sunday.
  • Police Chief Says Kannapolis Needs More Officers

    Police Chief Says Kannapolis Needs More Officers

    Thursday, May 22 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-05-23 02:27:40 GMT
    Chief says based on a formula from the International Association of Police Chiefs, Kannapolis is short 30 officers.
    Chief says based on a formula from the International Association of Police Chiefs, Kannapolis is short 30 officers.
  • 9-11 Display Open to Public at Roush Fenway Racing Thursday Only

    9-11 Display Open to Public at Roush Fenway Racing Thursday Only

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-05-22 03:16:53 GMT
    Thursday only the public is invited to see a mobile display of artifacts and photos of the Terror Attacks on September 11, 2001. The hauler with the 9-11 exhibit is at Roush Fenway Racing in Concord. Tours of the exhibit are led by New York City firefighters that were on scene on 9-11.USMC Staff Sgt. Tom McRae was injured in Afghanistan in 2012. McRae lost his legs, his arm and sight in his right eye. He says it’s important for people to remember the sacrifices of 9-11 and the War on Terror. ...
    Thursday only the public is invited to see a mobile display of artifacts and photos of the Terror Attacks on September 11, 2001. The hauler with the 9-11 exhibit is at Roush Fenway Racing in Concord. Tours of the exhibit are led by New York City firefighters that were on scene on 9-11.USMC Staff Sgt. Tom McRae was injured in Afghanistan in 2012. McRae lost his legs, his arm and sight in his right eye. He says it’s important for people to remember the sacrifices of 9-11 and the War on Terror. ...
  • Benham Brothers' Business has Changed since HGTV Controversy

    Benham Brothers' Business has Changed since HGTV Controversy

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-05-21 03:54:54 GMT
    The Benham Brothers, the twins from Concord whose HGTV show was canceled after one of them was accused of making 'anti-gay' comments, say their real estate business has been impacted by the national controversy.
    The Benham Brothers, the twins from Concord whose HGTV show was canceled after one of them was accused of making 'anti-gay' comments, say their real estate business has been impacted by the national controversy.
  • Races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Fuel Concord Businesses

    Races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Fuel Concord Businesses

    Sunday, May 18 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-05-18 14:47:02 GMT
    Businesses near the Charlotte Motor Speedway get a surge in revenue during the May races. The Backing Up Classics Car Museum is next door to the speedway. Museum manager Lindsay Hartman said, “A lot of people are in town, staying here, the campgrounds, and they’re looking for something to do, something close by.”
    Businesses near the Charlotte Motor Speedway get a surge in revenue during the May races. The Backing Up Classics Car Museum is next door to the speedway. Museum manager Lindsay Hartman said, “A lot of people are in town, staying here, the campgrounds, and they’re looking for something to do, something close by.”
  • A View from the Penthouse of Winning All-Star Race Team

    A View from the Penthouse of Winning All-Star Race Team

    Sunday, May 18 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-05-18 14:45:36 GMT
    The Charlotte Motor Speedway has dozens of condos overlooking the track. People pay big money for a view they get from the races only three times a year. There are plenty of places to party during the race, but few spots have a view like the one from the penthouse condo at The Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    The Charlotte Motor Speedway has dozens of condos overlooking the track. People pay big money for a view they get from the races only three times a year. There are plenty of places to party during the race, but few spots have a view like the one from the penthouse condo at The Charlotte Motor Speedway.
  • China Grove Elementary Locked Down, Teacher Arrested for Assaulting Student

    China Grove Elementary Locked Down, Teacher Arrested for Assaulting Student

    Thursday, May 15 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-05-16 02:35:44 GMT
    The China Grove Police Department contacted Rowan-Salisbury Schools recommending that China Grove Elementary be locked down due to a possible threat from a disgruntled employee Thursday.
    The China Grove Police Department contacted Rowan-Salisbury Schools recommending that China Grove Elementary be locked down due to a possible threat from a disgruntled employee Thursday.
  • Man Sexually Assaults Real Estate Agent

    Man Sexually Assaults Real Estate Agent

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-05-15 02:05:34 GMT
    Salisbury Police say the man told the agent he was interested in buying a home. When she showed him the house, he assaulted her.
    Salisbury Police say the man told the agent he was interested in buying a home. When she showed him the house, he assaulted her.
  • Media Kart Racing Challenge One of Several 600 Festival Events for Public

    Media Kart Racing Challenge One of Several 600 Festival Events for Public

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-05-14 13:27:45 GMT
    The 600 Festival Association, an organization which helps promote the NASCAR races in May, has several different events throughout the region, including a Media Challenge to preview the Little 600 Race with NASCAR drivers next week. On Tuesday, media from around the Carolinas participated in a go kart race at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville.
    The 600 Festival Association, an organization which helps promote the NASCAR races in May, has several different events throughout the region, including a Media Challenge to preview the Little 600 Race with NASCAR drivers next week. On Tuesday, media from around the Carolinas participated in a go kart race at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville.
  • Teacher Leaving North Carolina To Teach in South Carolina For Better Pay

    Teacher Leaving North Carolina To Teach in South Carolina For Better Pay

    Sunday, May 11 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-05-11 04:13:49 GMT
    Mike Coon is a teacher, but he’s also a drummer in two bands. He has the extra jobs to supplement his teacher pay, but he says even that isn’t enough, so he’s leaving North Carolina for a teaching job in South Carolina.
    Mike Coon is a teacher, but he’s also a drummer in two bands. He has the extra jobs to supplement his teacher pay, but he says even that isn’t enough, so he’s leaving North Carolina for a teaching job in South Carolina.
  • Some Schools in Cabarrus County May Face Redistricting

    Some Schools in Cabarrus County May Face Redistricting

    Friday, May 9 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-05-10 03:39:43 GMT
    Some students in Cabarrus County may have to switch schools, once a new school is built. On Monday, The Cabarrus County School Board of Education will vote on whether or not to tear down the old Odell Elementary School and build a new school for third, fourth and fifth graders only.
    Some students in Cabarrus County may have to switch schools, once a new school is built. On Monday, The Cabarrus County School Board of Education will vote on whether or not to tear down the old Odell Elementary School and build a new school for third, fourth and fifth graders only.
  • Kilah Davenport's Grandmother: Kilah's Purpose Was To Save Other Children's Lives

    Kilah Davenport's Grandmother: Kilah's Purpose Was To Save Other Children's Lives

    Friday, May 9 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-05-09 04:22:27 GMT
    United States House Speaker John Boehner signed Kilah's Act Thursday. The legislation named after Cabarrus County 5 year old Kilah Davenport passed unanimously in the US Senate on Wednesday. Davenport was severely beaten by her stepfather.
    United States House Speaker John Boehner signed Kilah's Act Thursday. The legislation named after Cabarrus County 5 year old Kilah Davenport passed unanimously in the US Senate on Wednesday. Davenport was severely beaten by her stepfather.
  • DEVELOPING: Salisbury Police Find Live Grenade; Bomb Squad Responds

    Thursday, May 8 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-05-08 19:33:51 GMT
    Salisbury Police have found a live grenade on 429 North Lee Street (Beggars Bazaar).
    Salisbury Police have found a live grenade on 429 North Lee Street (Beggars Bazaar).
  • Political Expert Predicts Hagan v. Tillis Race Could Break Record for Campaign Spending

    Political Expert Predicts Hagan v. Tillis Race Could Break Record for Campaign Spending

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-05-08 02:12:03 GMT
    A political science expert says Republican Thom Tillis had a “solid win” in Tuesday’s Primary, but now that he’s facing incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan, the high stakes race for U.S. Senate is, in some ways, just beginning.
    A political science expert says Republican Thom Tillis had a “solid win” in Tuesday’s Primary, but now that he’s facing incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan, the high stakes race for U.S. Senate is, in some ways, just beginning.
  • Tillis Wins Republican Primary, Will Face Hagan In Nov.

    Tillis Wins Republican Primary, Will Face Hagan In Nov.

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 9:16 AM EDT2014-05-07 13:16:08 GMT
    Thom Tillis won the Republican Primary for US Senate. He'll face Kay Hagan in the general election.
    Thom Tillis won the Republican Primary for US Senate. He'll face Kay Hagan in the general election.
  • Early Voting Turnout Across North Carolina Tops 2010

    Early Voting Turnout Across North Carolina Tops 2010

    Saturday, May 3 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-05-04 03:09:01 GMT
    Voters turned out in big numbers across the Charlotte region for early voting, which started April 24 and ended May 3.
    Voters turned out in big numbers across the Charlotte region for early voting, which started April 24 and ended May 3.
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway Owner Puts Governor On the Spot for Track Improvements

    Charlotte Motor Speedway Owner Puts Governor On the Spot for Track Improvements

    Friday, May 2 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-05-03 02:11:35 GMT
    At an event to proclaim May as Motorsports Month, Charlotte Motor Speedway owner Bruton Smith told Governor Pat McCrory he wants to make upgrades at the race track. Smith made the announcement in front of television cameras. Smith told McCrory, “While you’re here, I’ve got to find some time to talk with you. We want to spend $100 million here and improve our situation."
    At an event to proclaim May as Motorsports Month, Charlotte Motor Speedway owner Bruton Smith told Governor Pat McCrory he wants to make upgrades at the race track. Smith made the announcement in front of television cameras. Smith told McCrory, “While you’re here, I’ve got to find some time to talk with you. We want to spend $100 million here and improve our situation."
  • Red Cross Volunteers from Charlotte Area Go To Arkansas, Kansas to Help Tornado Victims

    Red Cross Volunteers from Charlotte Area Go To Arkansas, Kansas to Help Tornado Victims

    Thursday, May 1 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-05-02 03:03:14 GMT
    Some volunteers in the Charlotte area are on their way to Arkansas and Kansas to help people devastated by tornadoes. A team of four left Charlotte Thursday and will be providing disaster relief for 14 days.
    Some volunteers in the Charlotte area are on their way to Arkansas and Kansas to help people devastated by tornadoes. A team of four left Charlotte Thursday and will be providing disaster relief for 14 days.
  • Cabarrus County Schools: "Concerning Tweets" Prompted Lockdown of High School

    Cabarrus County Schools: "Concerning Tweets" Prompted Lockdown of High School

    Thursday, May 1 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-05-01 22:06:37 GMT
    A spokesperson for Cabarrus County Schools tells My Fox Carolinas a lockdown at Jay M. Robinson High School Thursday afternoon was initiated because of some "concerning tweets" that came to the attention of the school.
    A spokesperson for Cabarrus County Schools tells My Fox Carolinas a lockdown at Jay M. Robinson High School Thursday afternoon was initiated because of some "concerning tweets" that came to the attention of the school.
  • Statesville Police Looking for Man Accused of Job Scam

    Statesville Police Looking for Man Accused of Job Scam

    Thursday, May 1 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-05-01 15:08:51 GMT
    Police in Statesville say a man is scamming people by promising them jobs in construction. Investigators say 30 year old James Anthony Craig is wanted for four felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. Statesville Police say Craig convinced people to give him money for work uniforms and to report for work orientation. But when people showed up for the job, they found out they had been scammed.
    Police in Statesville say a man is scamming people by promising them jobs in construction. Investigators say 30 year old James Anthony Craig is wanted for four felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. Statesville Police say Craig convinced people to give him money for work uniforms and to report for work orientation. But when people showed up for the job, they found out they had been scammed.
  • Iconic Toy Train Maker Lionel Rolls Into Concord

    Iconic Toy Train Maker Lionel Rolls Into Concord

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-05-01 02:37:22 GMT
    The 114-year old company already had operations in Cabarrus County, and the company president says they made the move to bring the home base to Concord because there was plenty of facility space, a good quality of life for employees, and a foundation already built with Lionel NASCAR Collectibles.
    The 114-year old company already had operations in Cabarrus County, and the company president says they made the move to bring the home base to Concord because there was plenty of facility space, a good quality of life for employees, and a foundation already built with Lionel NASCAR Collectibles.
  • Tornado Survivor, Red Cross Urge the Carolinas to Prepare for Severe Weather

    Tornado Survivor, Red Cross Urge the Carolinas to Prepare for Severe Weather

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-04-30 03:05:42 GMT
    The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the American Red Cross is urging people to prepare for the possibility of severe weather in the Charlotte region.
    The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the American Red Cross is urging people to prepare for the possibility of severe weather in the Charlotte region.
  • Early Voting Turnout Strong Compared with 2010 Primary

    Early Voting Turnout Strong Compared with 2010 Primary

    Friday, April 25 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-04-26 02:02:15 GMT
    Elections officials are reporting strong voter turnout throughout the Charlotte region as early voting for the May 6th primary gets underway. Mecklenburg County says 1486 people voted on Thursday, the first day of early voting. That’s almost as many voters in one day as the entire two and a half weeks of early voting combined for the 2010 primary. Rowan County had three times as many voters Thursday as the first da...
    Elections officials are reporting strong voter turnout throughout the Charlotte region as early voting for the May 6th primary gets underway. Mecklenburg County says 1486 people voted on Thursday, the first day of early voting. That’s almost as many voters in one day as the entire two and a half weeks of early voting combined for the 2010 primary. Rowan County had three times as many voters Thursday as the first da...
  • Researchers in Kannapolis Release Study That May Link Blueberries With Prevention of Parkinson's

    Researchers in Kannapolis Release Study That May Link Blueberries With Prevention of Parkinson's

    Friday, April 25 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-04-25 13:03:59 GMT
    A team of researchers, including a group from the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, may have proven a link between eating blueberries and a reduction in the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Their study was published in a March issue of the scientific journal, Brain Research. Dr. Mary Ann Lila of the North Carolina Research Campus was part of the team, which was led by scientists at Purdue Universi...
    A team of researchers, including a group from the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, may have proven a link between eating blueberries and a reduction in the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Their study was published in a March issue of the scientific journal, Brain Research. Dr. Mary Ann Lila of the North Carolina Research Campus was part of the team, which was led by scientists at Purdue Universi...
  • Concord Soup Kitchen in Danger of Closing

    Concord Soup Kitchen in Danger of Closing

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:07:59 GMT
    The board of the Salvation Army in Concord will meet Thursday to talk about whether or not it will take over operation of the Soup Kitchen at the end of June. The Soup Kitchen serves the homeless during lunch hours, and it is currently run by the Cooperative Christian Ministries in a building off Patterson Avenue in Concord.
    The board of the Salvation Army in Concord will meet Thursday to talk about whether or not it will take over operation of the Soup Kitchen at the end of June. The Soup Kitchen serves the homeless during lunch hours, and it is currently run by the Cooperative Christian Ministries in a building off Patterson Avenue in Concord.
  • "Drive to Live" Campaign Focuses on Distracted Teen Drivers in NC

    "Drive to Live" Campaign Focuses on Distracted Teen Drivers in NC

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:23:31 GMT
    The North Carolina Highway Patrol is focusing on distracted teen drivers this week in a campaign named "Drive to Live." On average, Trooper John Burgin says statewide in North Carolina, of the car wrecks that the Highway Patrol responds to, 100 teenagers are killed each year.
    The North Carolina Highway Patrol is focusing on distracted teen drivers this week in a campaign named "Drive to Live." On average, Trooper John Burgin says statewide in North Carolina, of the car wrecks that the Highway Patrol responds to, 100 teenagers are killed each year.
  • Police Chief Pulled Over For Suspected Drinking and Driving, No Arrest Made

    Police Chief Pulled Over For Suspected Drinking and Driving, No Arrest Made

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:34:57 GMT
    On March 31, Cabarrus County deputies say they received a call just before 3 p.m. about someone driving erratically. According to a report, deputies made a traffic stop along Ward Avenue, and Mt. Gilead Police Chief Cleve Willoughby was behind the wheel. Cabarrus County Sheriff Brad Riley confirms Willoughby was driving his government-issued car.
    On March 31, Cabarrus County deputies say they received a call just before 3 p.m. about someone driving erratically. According to a report, deputies made a traffic stop along Ward Avenue, and Mt. Gilead Police Chief Cleve Willoughby was behind the wheel. Cabarrus County Sheriff Brad Riley confirms Willoughby was driving his government-issued car.
  • Volunteers are Needed To Help Widow and Newborn Son of Firefighter Killed During Burglary

    Volunteers are Needed To Help Widow and Newborn Son of Firefighter Killed During Burglary

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:14:07 GMT
    A community is coming together to remember a volunteer firefighter killed late last year after deputies say he interrupted a burglary at his home. Marcus Kauffman left behind a wife and an unborn child. Marcus “Landon” Trace Kauffman has since been born, and the community event is a fundraiser to benefit Landon and his mother, Maryann.
    A community is coming together to remember a volunteer firefighter killed late last year after deputies say he interrupted a burglary at his home. Marcus Kauffman left behind a wife and an unborn child. Marcus “Landon” Trace Kauffman has since been born, and the community event is a fundraiser to benefit Landon and his mother, Maryann.
  • Carolina Farmers Work to Protect Crops From Cold

    Carolina Farmers Work to Protect Crops From Cold

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:49:23 GMT
    Farmers across the Carolinas are preparing for frigid temperatures overnight Wednesday. Workers at Barbee Farms in Cabarrus County have been covering vegetable plants and changing their irrigation systems, but they realize there’s only so much they can do. Farm Manager Brent Barbee said, “It’s a lot like going to Vegas-farming. It’s definitely taking a gamble.”
    Farmers across the Carolinas are preparing for frigid temperatures overnight Wednesday. Workers at Barbee Farms in Cabarrus County have been covering vegetable plants and changing their irrigation systems, but they realize there’s only so much they can do. Farm Manager Brent Barbee said, “It’s a lot like going to Vegas-farming. It’s definitely taking a gamble.”
  • Concord Job Fair Wednesday Set To Feature Almost 50 Companies

    Concord Job Fair Wednesday Set To Feature Almost 50 Companies

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:29:11 GMT
    Around 50 companies are scheduled to be in Concord Wednesday for a job fair hosted by the Cabarrus County Workforce Center.
    Around 50 companies are scheduled to be in Concord Wednesday for a job fair hosted by the Cabarrus County Workforce Center. The event is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with a session for veterans only from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. The job fair will be at New Life Baptist Church on Biscayne Drive in Concord.
  • Mt. Pleasant Middle Rebuild Site Up For Debate

    Mt. Pleasant Middle Rebuild Site Up For Debate

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:20:50 GMT
    Some residents and parents have spoken up at Mt. Pleasant Town Commission meetings asking that the facility be moved to a new location.
    Some residents and parents have spoken up at Mt. Pleasant Town Commission meetings asking that the facility be moved to a new location.
  • Concord Man Remembers Brother Killed in Wake of Boston Bombings

    Concord Man Remembers Brother Killed in Wake of Boston Bombings

    Friday, April 11 2014 2:03 AM EDT2014-04-11 06:03:06 GMT
    Tuesday marks one year since the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Three days after that tragedy, police say the same suspects ambushed and killed a police officer at MIT. The brother of that officer lives in Cabarrus County.
    Tuesday marks one year since the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Three days after that tragedy, police say the same suspects ambushed and killed a police officer at MIT. The brother of that officer lives in Cabarrus County.
  • ONE-ON-ONE Interview with Mayor Dan Clodfelter on Airport Controversy and Coal Ash

    ONE-ON-ONE Interview with Mayor Dan Clodfelter on Airport Controversy and Coal Ash

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-04-10 03:22:58 GMT
    It's been a whirlwind of a day for Charlotte's new mayor.Just hours after Dan Clodfelter was sworn in as the new mayor, he handled a number of media interviews before going to his first budget meeting in his new role.
    It's been a whirlwind of a day for Charlotte's new mayor.Just hours after Dan Clodfelter was sworn in as the new mayor, he handled a number of media interviews before going to his first budget meeting in his new role.
  • 100,000 People Expected for Auto Fair at Charlotte Motor Speedway

    100,000 People Expected for Auto Fair at Charlotte Motor Speedway

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-04-05 02:36:55 GMT
    The four-day long event lasts until Sunday and is expected to bring in 100,000 people to Concord and Charlotte.
    The four-day long event lasts until Sunday and is expected to bring in 100,000 people to Concord and Charlotte.
  • Fire Chief Says Livingstone College has Fire Hazards

    Fire Chief Says Livingstone College has Fire Hazards

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-04-03 02:39:06 GMT
    Salisbury fire chief Robert Parnell is concerned about several fire code violations at Livingstone College. He doesn't think the school's leadership is doing enough to bring the college into compliance. Livingstone College owes $63,152.66 in fines for fire code violations.
    Salisbury fire chief Robert Parnell is concerned about several fire code violations at Livingstone College. He doesn't think the school's leadership is doing enough to bring the college into compliance. Livingstone College owes $63,152.66 in fines for fire code violations.
  • School Resource Officers Added to Every Middle School in Rowan County

    School Resource Officers Added to Every Middle School in Rowan County

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-04-02 01:52:47 GMT
    Middle schools in Rowan County now have school resource officers, after the positions were cut from the budget in the 2009-2010 school year. The school system has enough state and local funding to maintain the program for two more years, and one of the assistant superintendents is hopeful they'll be able to extend funding beyond that period.
    Middle schools in Rowan County now have school resource officers, after the positions were cut from the budget in the 2009-2010 school year. The school system has enough state and local funding to maintain the program for two more years, and one of the assistant superintendents is hopeful they'll be able to extend funding beyond that period.
  • The Movie Noah Generates Controversy in the Carolinas

    The Movie Noah Generates Controversy in the Carolinas

    Friday, March 28 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-03-29 02:50:46 GMT
    The movie Noah started showing in theaters Friday, and it’s generating both praise and controversy around the Carolinas. Critics say it’s not Biblical. Fans say it’s educational and entertaining.
    The movie Noah started showing in theaters Friday, and it’s generating both praise and controversy around the Carolinas. Critics say it’s not Biblical. Fans say it’s educational and entertaining.
  • Legal Expert: Unclear Whether Cannon Can Use Entrapment Defense

    Legal Expert: Unclear Whether Cannon Can Use Entrapment Defense

    Thursday, March 27 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-03-28 03:06:31 GMT
    Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was not seen outside his house in Ballantyne Thursday. His wife, Trenna, made several trips in and out of the house.
    Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was not seen outside his house in Ballantyne Thursday. His wife, Trenna, made several trips in and out of the house.
  • Off Duty Deputy Shoots Robbery Suspect

    Off Duty Deputy Shoots Robbery Suspect

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-03-27 02:36:51 GMT
    An off duty Rowan County Sheriff's Deputy was eating dinner at the China Buffet in Salisbury when a man wearing a mask and carrying a shotgun tried to rob the restaurant. Salisbury Police said the off duty deputy confronted the robbery suspect.
    An off duty Rowan County Sheriff's Deputy was eating dinner at the China Buffet in Salisbury when a man wearing a mask and carrying a shotgun tried to rob the restaurant. Salisbury Police said the off duty deputy confronted the robbery suspect.
  • Concord City Officials: Crew on Plane that Crashed in GA Not Based in Concord

    Concord City Officials: Crew on Plane that Crashed in GA Not Based in Concord

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-03-26 02:22:33 GMT
    The flight departed from Concord, N.C. and was heading to Jacksonville Exec. Airport/Craig Field.
    The flight departed from Concord, N.C. and was heading to Jacksonville Exec. Airport/Craig Field.
  • Plan to Allow Concealed Carry Permit Holders to Bring Guns in Rowan County Buildings, Parks Passes Board

    Plan to Allow Concealed Carry Permit Holders to Bring Guns in Rowan County Buildings, Parks Passes Board

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-03-25 13:52:40 GMT
    Tonight Rowan County's Planning Board is set to discuss a plan that would allow concealed carry permit holders to carry a gun inside county buildings, except courthouses, and under the proposal, people with the permits could also have a weapon at county parks. County officials say the plan came up for discussion after the state of North Carolina made recent changes to gun laws.
    Tonight Rowan County's Planning Board is set to discuss a plan that would allow concealed carry permit holders to carry a gun inside county buildings, except courthouses, and under the proposal, people with the permits could also have a weapon at county parks. County officials say the plan came up for discussion after the state of North Carolina made recent changes to gun laws.
  • 11-Mile Railroad Improvement Project Begins

    11-Mile Railroad Improvement Project Begins

    Monday, March 24 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-03-25 02:33:20 GMT
    The Department of Transportation has begun a project to add 11 miles of railroad track between Salisbury and Kannapolis. The work will add a second track to the Norfolk Southern line and involve upgrading some railroad crossings and closing others.
    The Department of Transportation has begun a project to add 11 miles of railroad track between Salisbury and Kannapolis. The work will add a second track to the Norfolk Southern line and involve upgrading some railroad crossings and closing others.
  • Family: 11 year old Dies Trying to Save Sister

    Family: 11 year old Dies Trying to Save Sister

    Monday, March 24 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-03-24 19:35:38 GMT
    Firefighters pulled two children, a brother and a sister, from a creek Thursday night. The young boy died, and family members say his sister is in intensive care at the hospital. 
    Firefighters pulled two children, a brother and a sister, from a creek Thursday night. The young boy died, and family members say his sister is in intensive care at the hospital. 
  • Charlotte Looking At Alternate Eastland Mall Development Options

    Charlotte Looking At Alternate Eastland Mall Development Options

    Thursday, March 20 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-03-21 02:54:01 GMT
    Charlotte's Economic Development Commission voted not to extend a memorandum of agreement with Studio Charlotte in the redevelopment of the old Eastland Mall property.
    Charlotte's Economic Development Commission voted not to extend a memorandum of agreement with Studio Charlotte in the redevelopment of the old Eastland Mall property.
  • Community College Says Popular Program Needs Money

    Community College Says Popular Program Needs Money

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-03-20 03:03:12 GMT
    A spokesperson for Rowan Cabarrus Community College says the college's Board of Trustees is asking Cabarrus County commissioners to restore surplus funds previously set aside to relocate and renovate the school's Cosmetology program at a larger facility. The college says its Cosmetology program is very popular among students, and it has outgrown the current building at Cloverleaf Plaza.
    A spokesperson for Rowan Cabarrus Community College says the college's Board of Trustees is asking Cabarrus County commissioners to restore surplus funds previously set aside to relocate and renovate the school's Cosmetology program at a larger facility. The college says its Cosmetology program is very popular among students, and it has outgrown the current building at Cloverleaf Plaza.
  • School District Considers Adding Minutes to School Day to Avoid Weather Make-up Days

    School District Considers Adding Minutes to School Day to Avoid Weather Make-up Days

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-03-19 02:54:40 GMT
    A local school district tells My Fox Carolinas it is considering a plan that would tack a few minutes onto each school day to avoid having to schedule as many make-up days missed because of severe weather.
    A local school district tells My Fox Carolinas it is considering a plan that would tack a few minutes onto each school day to avoid having to schedule as many make-up days missed because of severe weather.
  • Weather Delays Area Schools Tuesday

    Weather Delays Area Schools Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-03-18 14:19:52 GMT
    The weather is affecting schools across the region with delays and early dismissals. Rowan-Salisbury Schools will operate on a 3-hour delay for students Tuesday and a one hour delay for staff because of the threat of severe weather.Cabarrus County Schools canceled after school activities Monday, and Rowan-Salisbury Schools dismissed an hour early because of sleet. Rita Foil, spokesperson for Rowan-Salisbury Schools, said, “The weather was changing (Monday). There seemed to be more sleet, eve...
    The weather is affecting schools across the region with delays and early dismissals. Rowan-Salisbury Schools will operate on a 3-hour delay for students Tuesday and a one hour delay for staff because of the threat of severe weather.Cabarrus County Schools canceled after school activities Monday, and Rowan-Salisbury Schools dismissed an hour early because of sleet. Rita Foil, spokesperson for Rowan-Salisbury Schools, said, “The weather was changing (Monday). There seemed to be more sleet, eve...
  • No decision by Cabarrus County Commissioners on amount of school bond referendum

    No decision by Cabarrus County Commissioners on amount of school bond referendum

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-03-13 03:26:56 GMT
    Cabarrus County commissioners made no decision Wednesday after two school systems and a community college presented them with a list of school construction projects totaling more than $100 million. Commissioners have to decide how much of that money will come in the form of a bond referendum on the ballot for voters in November.
    Cabarrus County commissioners made no decision Wednesday after two school systems and a community college presented them with a list of school construction projects totaling more than $100 million. Commissioners have to decide how much of that money will come in the form of a bond referendum on the ballot for voters in November.
  • Kannapolis considers plan to move baseball stadium downtown

    Kannapolis considers plan to move baseball stadium downtown

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-03-12 03:22:49 GMT
    City leaders in Kannapolis are considering a plan that would move the Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium to the heart of downtown.
    City leaders in Kannapolis are considering a plan that would move the Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium to the heart of downtown.
  • 92 Year Old Retired Pastor Files Lawsuit, Claims Police Brutality

    92 Year Old Retired Pastor Files Lawsuit, Claims Police Brutality

    Monday, March 10 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-03-11 03:55:07 GMT
    A retired pastor is suing the Salisbury Police Department claiming police brutality during an encounter with officers last April. According to the lawsuit, police officer Christopher Hamm used excessive force against 92 year old J.W. Loy, Jr., breaking two of his bones. 
    A retired pastor is suing the Salisbury Police Department claiming police brutality during an encounter with officers last April. According to the lawsuit, police officer Christopher Hamm used excessive force against 92 year old J.W. Loy, Jr., breaking two of his bones. 
  • Firefighters tell how they rescued Kannapolis teen

    Firefighters tell how they rescued Kannapolis teen

    Thursday, March 6 2014 10:53 PM EST2014-03-07 03:53:25 GMT
    Kannapolis firefighters say the mud was like quicksand, around the ravine where a teen was trapped Wednesday night. Officials say 14 year old Za’Quan Clyburn was stuck in the mud up to his torso as he fought to keep from going under.
    Kannapolis firefighters say the mud was like quicksand, around the ravine where a teen was trapped Wednesday night. Officials say 14 year old Za’Quan Clyburn was stuck in the mud up to his torso as he fought to keep from going under.
  • Troopers: Distracted Driver Caused Car To Hit Bus

    Troopers: Distracted Driver Caused Car To Hit Bus

    Thursday, March 6 2014 5:27 PM EST2014-03-06 22:27:02 GMT
    Trooper Mike Baker with the NC Highway Patrol says investigators believe distracted driving caused a car to crash into a school bus on Woodleaf Road in Rowan County Tuesday.
    Trooper Mike Baker with the NC Highway Patrol says investigators believe distracted driving caused a car to crash into a school bus on Woodleaf Road in Rowan County Tuesday.
  • Rowan County Considers Allowing Concealed Weapons Inside Buildings, Parks

    Rowan County Considers Allowing Concealed Weapons Inside Buildings, Parks

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 11:15 PM EST2014-03-06 04:15:24 GMT
    A plan being considered in Rowan County would allow concealed carry permit holders to carry a gun inside county buildings, except courthouses, and people with the permits could have a weapon at county parks. County officials say the plan came up for discussion after the state of North Carolina made recent changes to gun laws.
    A plan being considered in Rowan County would allow concealed carry permit holders to carry a gun inside county buildings, except courthouses, and people with the permits could have a weapon at county parks. County officials say the plan came up for discussion after the state of North Carolina made recent changes to gun laws.
  • DOT Surpasses Winter Weather Budget, Road Repair May Suffer

    DOT Surpasses Winter Weather Budget, Road Repair May Suffer

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 10:56 PM EST2014-03-05 03:56:25 GMT
     NC DOT set aside $40 million this year for interstate and highway de-icing and plowing, but a spokesperson tells My Fox Carolinas the DOT has already spent $52 million on those efforts.
     NC DOT set aside $40 million this year for interstate and highway de-icing and plowing, but a spokesperson tells My Fox Carolinas the DOT has already spent $52 million on those efforts.
  • One child hospitalized after morning bus incident

    One child hospitalized after morning bus incident

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 5:09 PM EST2014-03-04 22:09:52 GMT
    Six children complained about injuries after Rowan County bus incident.
    Six children complained about injuries after Rowan County bus incident.
  • Rowan County to get rid of gas chamber at animal county shelter

    Rowan County to get rid of gas chamber at animal county shelter

    Monday, March 3 2014 10:50 PM EST2014-03-04 03:50:35 GMT
    By April 1, all animals, except those deemed "aggressive" will be euthanized by lethal injection.
    By April 1, all animals, except those deemed "aggressive" will be euthanized by lethal injection.
  • Catawba College Professor Challenges LeBron James Over Bracelet Trademark

    Catawba College Professor Challenges LeBron James Over Bracelet Trademark

    Saturday, March 1 2014 1:34 PM EST2014-03-01 18:34:33 GMT
    A Catawba College professor has come to an agreement with LeBron James over a trademark dispute.
    A Catawba College professor has come to an agreement with LeBron James over a trademark dispute.
  • New Transportation Hub Planned for Uptown Charlotte

    New Transportation Hub Planned for Uptown Charlotte

    Thursday, February 27 2014 10:45 PM EST2014-02-28 03:45:02 GMT
    A new transportation hub is planned for Uptown Charlotte. The proposed center is called the Gateway Station, and it is planned for a location that is currently a parking lot at the corner of Graham and West Trade Streets.
    A new transportation hub is planned for Uptown Charlotte. The proposed center is called the Gateway Station, and it is planned for a location that is currently a parking lot at the corner of Graham and West Trade Streets.
  • NC Accelerates Interstate Construction Projects

    NC Accelerates Interstate Construction Projects

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 11:12 PM EST2014-02-26 04:12:10 GMT
    Many major interstates in and around the Charlotte metro are getting upgrades, including construction to finish the I-485 outer loop, the widening of I-85, and work on the interchange of I-485 and I-85.
    Many major interstates in and around the Charlotte metro are getting upgrades, including construction to finish the I-485 outer loop, the widening of I-85, and work on the interchange of I-485 and I-85.
  • Birthday Vigil Held For Missing Teen

    Birthday Vigil Held For Missing Teen

    Monday, February 24 2014 11:13 PM EST2014-02-25 04:13:29 GMT
    Monday marks the missing teen's sixteenth birthday.
    Monday marks the missing teen's sixteenth birthday.
  • Lockdown Procedures at RCCC Cause Concern

    Lockdown Procedures at RCCC Cause Concern

    Saturday, February 22 2014 12:41 AM EST2014-02-22 05:41:00 GMT
    There are concerns over procedures following a lockdown at Rowan Cabarrus Community College’s South Campus Friday morning.
    There are concerns over procedures following a lockdown at Rowan Cabarrus Community College’s South Campus Friday morning.
  • Sea Life Aquarium Opens In Concord

    Sea Life Aquarium Opens In Concord

    Thursday, February 20 2014 10:24 PM EST2014-02-21 03:24:42 GMT
    The Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills is now open for business. The first guests made their way through a maze of exhibits featuring stingrays, sharks and an octopus.
    The Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills is now open for business. The first guests made their way through a maze of exhibits featuring stingrays, sharks and an octopus.
  • Fired Chef’s Confrontation With Governor Gets International Attention

    Fired Chef’s Confrontation With Governor Gets International Attention

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 10:37 PM EST2014-02-20 03:37:44 GMT
    A Charlotte chef who was fired after an encounter with Governor Pat McCrory says he understands why he was let go. The issue started with one comment, and it's now getting international attention. 
    A Charlotte chef who was fired after an encounter with Governor Pat McCrory says he understands why he was let go. The issue started with one comment, and it's now getting international attention. 
  • New UNCC Building To House Innovators and Entrepreneurs

    New UNCC Building To House Innovators and Entrepreneurs

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 10:41 PM EST2014-02-19 03:41:15 GMT
    School hopes to create 2,000 jobs using it's giant "Think Tank."
    School hopes to create 2,000 jobs using it's giant "Think Tank."
  • Wounded Basketball Player Returns To Support Teammates

    Wounded Basketball Player Returns To Support Teammates

    Monday, February 17 2014 11:59 PM EST2014-02-18 04:59:11 GMT
    A week after Salisbury High's Shaleek Williams was shot, he came out to support his JV basketball teammates.
    A week after Salisbury High's Shaleek Williams was shot, he came out to support his JV basketball teammates.
  • Snow And Ice Make Valentine’s Day Deliveries Tough For Local Florists

    Snow And Ice Make Valentine’s Day Deliveries Tough For Local Florists

    Friday, February 14 2014 10:58 PM EST2014-02-15 03:58:08 GMT
    Local florists had to bring in extra manpower and work extra hours to make deliveries in the ice and snow on Valentine’s Day. Workers at area flower shops tell My Fox Carolinas more people waited until the last minute to place orders for their sweethearts.
    Local florists had to bring in extra manpower and work extra hours to make deliveries in the ice and snow on Valentine’s Day. Workers at area flower shops tell My Fox Carolinas more people waited until the last minute to place orders for their sweethearts.
  • Bad Weather Can Be Deadly For Dialysis Patients

    Bad Weather Can Be Deadly For Dialysis Patients

    Friday, February 14 2014 10:51 PM EST2014-02-15 03:51:29 GMT
    Snow days are not kind to people on dialysis.
    Snow days are not kind to people on dialysis.
  • Concord Update

    Concord Update

    Robin Kanady has a 4 p.m. update from Concord.
    Robin Kanady has a 4 p.m. update from Concord.
  • Weather Severely Limits Train Travel

    Weather Severely Limits Train Travel

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 11:25 PM EST2014-02-13 04:25:56 GMT
    Wednesday's winter event nearly stopped Amtrak in its tracks.
    Wednesday's winter event nearly stopped Amtrak in its tracks.
  • Salisbury High Students Dealing With Shooting Aftermath

    Salisbury High Students Dealing With Shooting Aftermath

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 10:54 PM EST2014-02-12 03:54:51 GMT
    Security was heightened at Salisbury High School Tuesday, one day after there was a shooting at the school outside the gym.
    Security was heightened at Salisbury High School Tuesday, one day after there was a shooting at the school outside the gym.
  • Update: Arrest Made in Shooting of Salisbury High School Student

    Update: Arrest Made in Shooting of Salisbury High School Student

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 9:22 AM EST2014-02-11 14:22:47 GMT
    Officials say the shooting occurred behind Salisbury High School, after classes dismissed for the day.
    Officials say the shooting occurred behind Salisbury High School, after classes dismissed for the day.
  • Special Task Force Wants To Know Who Is Responsible For Dumping Dangerous Chemicals

    Special Task Force Wants To Know Who Is Responsible For Dumping Dangerous Chemicals

    Friday, February 7 2014 11:32 PM EST2014-02-08 04:32:49 GMT
    Investigators have formed a special task force to figure out who's responsible for dumping dangerous chemicals in the City of Charlotte's sewer system.
    Investigators have formed a special task force to figure out who's responsible for dumping dangerous chemicals in the City of Charlotte's sewer system.
  • Vandals Strike North Charlotte Church

    Vandals Strike North Charlotte Church

    Monday, February 3 2014 10:42 PM EST2014-02-04 03:42:18 GMT
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a vandalism at University City United Methodist Church on W.T. Harris Boulevard in North Charlotte.
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a vandalism at University City United Methodist Church on W.T. Harris Boulevard in North Charlotte.
  • A Rare Saturday School Day Thanks To The Snow

    A Rare Saturday School Day Thanks To The Snow

    Sunday, February 2 2014 1:20 PM EST2014-02-02 18:20:52 GMT
    Class was in session Saturday for schools in Cabarrus County. The school district decided to have a make-up day this weekend because school was canceled this past Wednesday due to the snow and ice.
    Class was in session Saturday for schools in Cabarrus County. The school district decided to have a make-up day this weekend because school was canceled this past Wednesday due to the snow and ice.
  • Sexual Assault Suspect Taken Into Custody

    Sexual Assault Suspect Taken Into Custody

    Saturday, February 1 2014 4:34 PM EST2014-02-01 21:34:48 GMT
    Officials at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, (UNCC) have taken 21 year-old Damien Pruitt into custody and is facing a sexual battery charge in connection with a sexual assault charged made Friday morning at a dorm on campus.
    Officials at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, (UNCC) have taken 21 year-old Damien Pruitt into custody and is facing a sexual battery charge in connection with a sexual assault charged made Friday morning at a dorm on campus.
  • FBI Increases Reward For Missing Girl

    FBI Increases Reward For Missing Girl

    Thursday, January 30 2014 4:55 PM EST2014-01-30 21:55:05 GMT
    Today, the Charlotte Bureau of the FBI announced it would increase the reward for Erica Parsons by $25,000, increasing the total reward to $35,000.
    Today, the Charlotte Bureau of the FBI announced it would increase the reward for Erica Parsons by $25,000, increasing the total reward to $35,000.
  • Call Volume at Medic Increases Nearly 300% During Snow Storm

    Call Volume at Medic Increases Nearly 300% During Snow Storm

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 10:10 PM EST2014-01-30 03:10:45 GMT
    Emergency crews throughout the Charlotte metro area have been responding to an increase in calls for assistance during the snow and ice storm.
    Emergency crews throughout the Charlotte metro area have been responding to an increase in calls for assistance during the snow and ice storm.
  • Weather-Related Accidents Keep Coming In Iredell Co.

    Weather-Related Accidents Keep Coming In Iredell Co.

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 5:44 PM EST2014-01-28 22:44:25 GMT
    Winter weather is causing a lot of accidents in Iredell County. My Fox Carolinas' Robin Kanady is in Statesville with the latest. Check back with MyFoxCarolinas.com for more updates from Robin.
    Winter weather is causing a lot of accidents in Iredell County. My Fox Carolinas' Robin Kanady is in Statesville with the latest. Check back with MyFoxCarolinas.com for more updates from Robin.
  • Cold Not Putting A Chill On Sales At NC Ski Resorts

    Cold Not Putting A Chill On Sales At NC Ski Resorts

    Saturday, January 25 2014 11:02 PM EST2014-01-26 04:02:12 GMT
    Ski resorts in North Carolina tell My Fox Carolinas they are having successful sales this ski season, despite bitterly cold temperatures over the last several weeks. Officials at both Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain Ski Resorts say skiers have been making the trek to ski attractions in order to take in the natural snow and arctic conditions.
    Ski resorts in North Carolina tell My Fox Carolinas they are having successful sales this ski season, despite bitterly cold temperatures over the last several weeks. Officials at both Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain Ski Resorts say skiers have been making the trek to ski attractions in order to take in the natural snow and arctic conditions.
  • Energy Program Helps Low Income Residents In The Carolinas

    Energy Program Helps Low Income Residents In The Carolinas

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 11:22 PM EST2014-01-23 04:22:27 GMT
    Keeping warm in the winter months isn't cheap.
    Keeping warm in the winter months isn't cheap.
  • Rowan County To Continue Using Gas Chamber on Animals

    Rowan County To Continue Using Gas Chamber on Animals

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 10:15 PM EST2014-01-23 03:15:48 GMT
    Rowan County will continue its practice of using the gas chamber to euthanize animals at the county shelter despite pleas from animal advocates to end the practice. The county is one of about a dozen counties in North Carolina that still uses the gas chamber to put down animals that aren't adopted out at the county shelter.
    Rowan County will continue its practice of using the gas chamber to euthanize animals at the county shelter despite pleas from animal advocates to end the practice. The county is one of about a dozen counties in North Carolina that still uses the gas chamber to put down animals that aren't adopted out at the county shelter.
  • Sales At Downtown Salisbury Restaurants Go Cold

    Sales At Downtown Salisbury Restaurants Go Cold

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 11:10 PM EST2014-02-05 04:10:18 GMT
    The cold, rainy, snowy winter in the Carolinas is having a negative impact on some small businesses, specifically restaurants. Some local eateries tell My Fox Carolinas their business has been cut in half on bad weather days.
    The cold, rainy, snowy winter in the Carolinas is having a negative impact on some small businesses, specifically restaurants. Some local eateries tell My Fox Carolinas their business has been cut in half on bad weather days.
  • NC Board of Education Approves Changes To Read to Achieve Mandate

    NC Board of Education Approves Changes To Read to Achieve Mandate

    Thursday, February 6 2014 4:37 PM EST2014-02-06 21:37:31 GMT
    Some educators say a new mandate across the state known as Read to Achieve doesn't give teachers the flexibility they once had in deciding which students need to repeat third grade and which ones can move on.
    Some educators say a new mandate across the state known as Read to Achieve doesn't give teachers the flexibility they once had in deciding which students need to repeat third grade and which ones can move on.
  • Aquarium Adds To List Of Attractions Near Concord Mills

    Aquarium Adds To List Of Attractions Near Concord Mills

    Thursday, February 6 2014 10:01 PM EST2014-02-07 03:01:57 GMT
    Some new creatures were delivered to the SEALIFE Aquarium at Concord Mills Thursday. The aquarium is now home to six blacknose sharks brought in from the Florida Keys.
    Some new creatures were delivered to the SEALIFE Aquarium at Concord Mills Thursday. The aquarium is now home to six blacknose sharks brought in from the Florida Keys.
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