coronavirus

Mecklenburg County health officials to give COVID-19 update

Health Director Gibbie Harris is expected to update vaccination rates and COVID-19 case information ahead of Halloween. MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — Mecklenburg County health officials, including Health Director Gibbie Harris and Deputy Health Director Dr. Raynard Washington, will provide an update on COVID-19 metrics and vaccinations ahead of Halloween weekend. …
animals

Helpful, not haunting: Why bats are vital to our ecosystem

The creepy creatures closely associated with vampires from Transylvania are actually our friends. Here’s why bats matter so much. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Step aside, sharks. It’s Bat Week, and as we approach Halloween, it turns out the creepy creatures associated with Dracula are more helpful than haunting. …
coronavirus

Fundraiser held to support family of fallen Rowan County deputy

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — The Rowan County community is raising money to help the family of a fallen deputy. Master Deputy William “Billy” Marsh died from COVID-19 complications in October. In the days after his death, his patrol truck was adorned with flowers, notes, and his favorite snacks outside the Rowan County Courthouse. …
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Catawba Two Kings Casino raises $10,000 for a good cause

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — The Charlotte area’s first casino is already giving to the community by contributing to a fund for adults and children living with disabilities. Catawba Two Kings Casino, located in Kings Mountain, donated $10,000 to the Cleveland County Fund for Children and Adults with Disabilities.…