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'It was pretty much a no-brainer' | What Mecklenburg County could learn from Delaware program helping homeless neighbors

The clock is ticking before more than 100 people who are living in county-funded motel rooms could be forced out. Here’s what another community did that’s working. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As Mecklenburg County seeks solutions to a mounting homelessness problem, WCNC Charlotte spoke with leaders 500 miles away to hear what’s working in their community.…
heartwarming

Greg Olsen's son TJ rings the bell after getting a new heart

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen says his son, TJ, has now hit a major milestone in his heart health journey. In a video shared on Twitter on Wednesday, Olsen showed a video of TJ ringing a bell at Levine Children’s hospital in Charlotte, marking an important day TJ has looked forward to since his admission to the intensive care unit.…
coronavirus

Health experts encouraging vaccination to stop Delta variant from becoming widespread

The Delta variant is now a “variant of concern,” meaning it could be more contagious and more dangerous than the primary strain of COVID-19. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now listed the Delta variant of COVID-19 as a “variant of concern,” meaning there’s evidence it’s more contagious and more severe than the primary strain. …
crime

Teens shot, wounded each other because of social media feud, CMPD says

The 14-year-old and 17-year-old now face firearms charges, and a 19-year-old is facing a felony charge CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Mecklenburg police say three teens are facing charges after a feud on social media resulted in gunfire erupting. CMPD says shots rang out around 3:15 on Monday, June 14 along Fairwood Avenue near South Tryon Street.…
crime

Heavy police presence in Bessemer City

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — There is a heavy police presence in Bessemer City, North Carolina, Wednesday afternoon.  Bessemer City Police haven’t released any details about the investigation at this time. Multiple police vehicles were seen surrounding a yard along North 12th Street near East Florida Avenue.…
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Rental assistance in Union County available

If you need help paying your rent or if you are a landlord and need payments, please investigate this program. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Editor’s Note: The video attached is from a previous story. If you live in Union County and are struggling to pay rent, or to collect rent as a landlord, there’s an option for getting help through the county. …
coronavirus

Tracking coronavirus data: Carolinas outbreak map

Use the maps below to see where all of the cases of the coronavirus in North and South Carolina have been reported so far. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At WCNC Charlotte, we are focusing our coronavirus coverage on facts, not fear. We aim to give our viewers the information they need from officials to best protect themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.…