crime

One person shot in Chester County

The sheriff’s office is investigating the shooting. CHESTER, South Carolina — One person was shot in Chester County on Saturday night, according to the local sheriff’s office. Sheriff’s deputies were on the scene of the shooting on Arrowood Road in the Pea Ridge area of Chester County.…
crime

Pair of shootings, 1 deadly, reported in Gastonia

A violent day in town continued with two more shootings near each other. GASTONIA, N.C. — Two more shootings – one of them deadly – are now being investigated in Gastonia, just hours after a woman was killed in an apparent shootout with officers.…
Business

Cheerwine Festival returns to Salisbury and makes a big splash

The festival, which is a big boost for local businesses, celebrates the beloved drink crafted in Salisbury SALISBURY, N.C. — It’s back! the annual Cheerwine Festival returned to downtown Salisbury on Saturday, welcoming revelers from across the Carolinas and beyond. It’s no secret that Cheerwine is a staple beverage for the Carolinas — it’s crafted right in Salisbury, making fountain drink fanatics happy since 1917.…
crime

Lincoln County high school soccer coach facing sex assault charges

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Editor’s Note: WCNC Charlotte has chosen to use this mugshot because the investigation is ongoing and more victims may come forward. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday that 30-year-old Maxwell Sidney Fletcher of Mount Holly was arrested across the state line in Gaffney, South Carolina on Friday.…
crime

One dead in Gastonia shooting involving police

Police are actively investigating the scene on Saturday. GASTONIA, N.C. — One person is dead in a shooting involving police in Gastonia. The shooting happened on South Kings Street around 2 p.m. You can stream WCNC Charlotte on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV, just download the free app.…
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Low risk of damaging winds, hail from Saturday storms

While most of Saturday’s storms are not expected to be severe, there’s a low chance the storms could produce elevated threats. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The WCNC Charlotte Weather Team wants you to be Weather Aware on Saturday because of a low chance damaging winds or small-to-medium sized hail.…
economy

North Carolina sports bettors lose millions in gambling in April

The North Carolina Lottery Commission said thousands bet and won over $538 million in April. NORTH CAROLINA, USA — It’s easy to get caught up in the boom from sports betting. We just learned Friday that North Carolina made nearly $20 million off of it last month.  North Carolina bettors lost more than $110 million last month.…