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  • Hundreds Participate in 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb, Including Father and Two Sons

    Hundreds Participate in 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb, Including Father and Two Sons

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:33:21 GMT
    Officials say more than 500 first responders from around the nation came to Charlotte to take part in the fourth annual 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb Saturday.
    Officials say more than 500 first responders from around the nation came to Charlotte to take part in the fourth annual 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb Saturday.
  • Debate Ignites Over Panthers' Lack of Action After Hardy's Domestic Violence Conviction

    Debate Ignites Over Panthers' Lack of Action After Hardy's Domestic Violence Conviction

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-09-13 02:56:28 GMT
    The Charlotte chapter of the National Organization for Women is calling on the Carolina Panthers to take action against Greg Hardy after his criminal domestic violence conviction. Meanwhile, a group of fans is planning a rally Saturday to support the defensive end.
    The Charlotte chapter of the National Organization for Women is calling on the Carolina Panthers to take action against Greg Hardy after his criminal domestic violence conviction. Meanwhile, a group of fans is planning a rally Saturday to support the defensive end.
  • High-Profile Domestic Violence Cases Could Help More Victims Come Forward

    High-Profile Domestic Violence Cases Could Help More Victims Come Forward

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-09-12 02:42:08 GMT
    The executive director of a local anti-domestic violence organization says the case against Ray Rice and other high-profile cases like the one against Carolina Panthers' player Greg Hardy could be bringing more awareness to the problem of domestic violence locally.
    The executive director of a local anti-domestic violence organization says the case against Ray Rice and other high-profile cases like the one against Carolina Panthers' player Greg Hardy could be bringing more awareness to the problem of domestic violence locally.
  • High School Students Receive Condoms in Welcome Back Packets At Cabarrus County Schools Early College

    High School Students Receive Condoms in Welcome Back Packets At Cabarrus County Schools Early College

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:18:52 GMT
    According to officials at Cabarrus County Schools, students at the county's Early College High School mistakenly received condoms in packets which were distributed by student groups at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
    According to officials at Cabarrus County Schools, students at the county's Early College High School mistakenly received condoms in packets which were distributed by student groups at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
  • Source: Amazon Submits Plans To Build Distribution Center In Concord

    Source: Amazon Submits Plans To Build Distribution Center In Concord

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:27:52 GMT
    The plans are for building a distribution center at the Concord Airport Business Park. 
    The plans are for building a distribution center at the Concord Airport Business Park. 
  • Concord Scout Earning Eagle Rank By Building Habitat House

    Concord Scout Earning Eagle Rank By Building Habitat House

    Saturday, September 6 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-09-06 20:54:51 GMT
    16 year old Davis Dawson of Concord is building a house with Habitat for Humanity for his Eagle Scout project.
    16 year old Davis Dawson of Concord is building a house with Habitat for Humanity for his Eagle Scout project.
  • [VIDEO] NC's First Fully-Functioning Diverging Diamond Interchange To Open

    [VIDEO] NC's First Fully-Functioning Diverging Diamond Interchange To Open

    Friday, September 5 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-09-05 19:59:32 GMT
    If you travel or live around the Poplar Tent Road exit at Interstate 85, expect a weekend of traffic hassles and then a new interchange to open up on Monday morning.
    If you travel or live around the Poplar Tent Road exit at Interstate 85, expect a weekend of traffic hassles and then a new interchange to open up on Monday morning.
  • Will Tillis' Debate Comments on OTC Birth Control Help or Hurt Him?

    Will Tillis' Debate Comments on OTC Birth Control Help or Hurt Him?

    Friday, September 5 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-09-05 14:28:23 GMT
    A political science professor says there could be fallout from social conservatives after U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis said in Wednesday's debate he's in favor of putting birth control over the counter.
    A political science professor says there could be fallout from social conservatives after U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis said in Wednesday's debate he's in favor of putting birth control over the counter.
  • Examiner: Davenport Died From Head Trauma Complications

    Examiner: Davenport Died From Head Trauma Complications

    Thursday, September 4 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-09-05 00:08:21 GMT
    The report says she died of pneumonia due to complications of blunt force head trauma due to assault from her injury.
    The report says she died of pneumonia due to complications of blunt force head trauma due to assault from her injury.
  • Hagan Looks To Energize Base, Appeal To Moderates in First Debate with Tillis

    Hagan Looks To Energize Base, Appeal To Moderates in First Debate with Tillis

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-09-03 16:38:42 GMT
    Incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan will have to accomplish two things in tonight's debate against her Republican opponent Thom Tillis. Hagan will have to energize her supporters to get out to vote on November 4, and she'll have to appeal to moderates.
    Incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan will have to accomplish two things in tonight's debate against her Republican opponent Thom Tillis. Hagan will have to energize her supporters to get out to vote on November 4, and she'll have to appeal to moderates.
  • Labor Day Jobs Outlook: Jobs Heading To Cabarrus County

    Labor Day Jobs Outlook: Jobs Heading To Cabarrus County

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:26:22 GMT
    As Labor Day is celebrated around the Carolinas, plenty of folks are looking for work, and there are some jobs on the way locally.
    As Labor Day is celebrated around the Carolinas, plenty of folks are looking for work, and there are some jobs on the way locally.
  • March and Rally in Charlotte to Remember Michael Brown, Jonathan Ferrell

    March and Rally in Charlotte to Remember Michael Brown, Jonathan Ferrell

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:59:20 GMT
    A small group of people marched in Uptown Charlotte around Marshall Park late Saturday morning chanting, “Hands up. Don't shoot. Hands up. Don't shoot.”
    A small group of people marched in Uptown Charlotte around Marshall Park late Saturday morning chanting, “Hands up. Don't shoot. Hands up. Don't shoot.”
  • C-DOT: Area Where West Charlotte High School Students Hit By Cars "High Accident Location"

    C-DOT: Area Where West Charlotte High School Students Hit By Cars "High Accident Location"

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:55:37 GMT
    The area where two West Charlotte High School students were hit by cars this week is considered a "High Accident Location," according to the Charlotte Department of Transportation.
    The area where two West Charlotte High School students were hit by cars this week is considered a "High Accident Location," according to the Charlotte Department of Transportation.
  • Senator Kay Hagan Reaches Out To Vets At American Legion Convention

    Senator Kay Hagan Reaches Out To Vets At American Legion Convention

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:44:09 GMT
    Hagan is striking the delicate balance of trying to appeal to her base, while at the same time not tying herself too closely with Obama, so that she can appeal to moderates.
    Hagan is striking the delicate balance of trying to appeal to her base, while at the same time not tying herself too closely with Obama, so that she can appeal to moderates.
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools Roll Out Take-Home Laptops for Students

    Rowan-Salisbury Schools Roll Out Take-Home Laptops for Students

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:10:16 GMT
    The Rowan-Salisbury School System plans to put either a laptop or an iPad in the hands of every student in the district by the end of the school year.
    The Rowan-Salisbury School System plans to put either a laptop or an iPad in the hands of every student in the district by the end of the school year.
  • Roadside Rally Saturday For Missing Mother Crystal Morrison Prentice

    Roadside Rally Saturday For Missing Mother Crystal Morrison Prentice

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:34:10 GMT
    Family and friends of Crystal Morrison Prentice, a 31-year old missing mother, are holding a Roadside Rally on Saturday. Morrison disappeared two years ago after she left work at her job in Concord.
    Family and friends of Crystal Morrison Prentice, a 31-year old missing mother, are holding a Roadside Rally on Saturday. Morrison disappeared two years ago after she left work at her job in Concord.
  • Family Living Near Rowan County Coal Ash Pond Reacts To Legislation

    Family Living Near Rowan County Coal Ash Pond Reacts To Legislation

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:51:48 GMT
    North Carolina lawmakers passed a bill to clean up four of the 14 coal ash plant sites in the state. The legislation does not require clean up at the Buck Steam Plant coal ash ponds in Rowan County.
    North Carolina lawmakers passed a bill to clean up four of the 14 coal ash plant sites in the state. The legislation does not require clean up at the Buck Steam Plant coal ash ponds in Rowan County.
  • Ongoing Housing Construction Forces UNCC Students Into Hotels

    Ongoing Housing Construction Forces UNCC Students Into Hotels

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:03:04 GMT
    About 500 students are affected, and they are staying in hotels or have made other living arrangements until they can move into the apartments.
    About 500 students are affected, and they are staying in hotels or have made other living arrangements until they can move into the apartments.
  • Salisbury Police Chief Responds to Complaints After NAACP Calls on Chief To Resign

    Salisbury Police Chief Responds to Complaints After NAACP Calls on Chief To Resign

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:53:19 GMT
    The Salisbury-Rowan NAACP held a press conference Tuesday to address accusations of excessive force and police misconduct within the Salisbury Police Department.
    The Salisbury-Rowan NAACP held a press conference Tuesday to address accusations of excessive force and police misconduct within the Salisbury Police Department.
  • Police Say Domestic Violence Calls Are Some of the Most Dangerous

    Police Say Domestic Violence Calls Are Some of the Most Dangerous

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:01:40 GMT
    Local police agencies say domestic violence calls are some of the most potentially dangerous situations they encounter. The Kannapolis Police Chief says about one out of every four calls his department responds to is domestic-related.
    Local police agencies say domestic violence calls are some of the most potentially dangerous situations they encounter. The Kannapolis Police Chief says about one out of every four calls his department responds to is domestic-related.
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools Lay Off More Than 40 Employees

    Rowan-Salisbury Schools Lay Off More Than 40 Employees

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:38:44 GMT
    Rowan-Salisbury Schools announced more than 40 school system employees will lose their jobs because of budget cuts.
    Rowan-Salisbury Schools announced more than 40 school system employees will lose their jobs because of budget cuts.
  • Harrisburg Town Councilman Brian Leepard Stepping Down

    Harrisburg Town Councilman Brian Leepard Stepping Down

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:49:08 GMT
    According to the Town of Harrisburg, Councilman Brian Leepard is resigning his position because he plans to move with his family to another part of Cabarrus County for a new opportunity.
    According to the Town of Harrisburg, Councilman Brian Leepard is resigning his position because he plans to move with his family to another part of Cabarrus County for a new opportunity.
  • Ceremony Honors Kilah Davenport, Family's Efforts to End Child Abuse

    Ceremony Honors Kilah Davenport, Family's Efforts to End Child Abuse

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-08 03:37:01 GMT
    Congressman Robert Pittenger held a special event Thursday evening to remember Kilah Davenport, a little Cabarrus County girl who was beaten by her stepfather and later died. Kilah's family worked to get legislation passed at both the state and federal levels to strengthen child abuse laws.
    Congressman Robert Pittenger held a special event Thursday evening to remember Kilah Davenport, a little Cabarrus County girl who was beaten by her stepfather and later died. Kilah's family worked to get legislation passed at both the state and federal levels to strengthen child abuse laws.
  • Kay Hagan Makes Campaign Stop at Charlotte National Night Out

    Kay Hagan Makes Campaign Stop at Charlotte National Night Out

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-08-06 03:03:05 GMT
    U.S. Senator Kay Hagan made a stop in Charlotte at National Night Out in the Hidden Valley neighborhood.
    U.S. Senator Kay Hagan made a stop in Charlotte at National Night Out in the Hidden Valley neighborhood.
  • 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...
  • 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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