crime

2 dead, 1 injured in south Charlotte triple shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two people are dead and another person was injured after a triple shooting overnight. CMPD said it happened near the 7500 block of Kings Ridge Drive in south Charlotte. Police said they responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call just after midnight Monday.…
crime

18-year-old killed in east Charlotte homicide

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a homicide in east Charlotte. The investigation is taking place in the 7000 block of Delta Lake Drive, which is just off East W.T. Harris Boulevard. Police responded to the area shortly before 5 p.m.…
crime

North Carolina police find suspicious devices near church

BREVARD, N.C. — Police in North Carolina evacuated local businesses after they found several suspected incendiary devices near a Baptist church and a county building. Police in Brevard said they received a call at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday for a report of the suspected devices in the area of East Morgan street and Gaston streets. …
crime

64-year-old man charged with attempted murder in Gastonia

GASTONIA, N.C. — A 64-year-old Bessemer City man is charged with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree arson, the Gastonia Police Department reports. Police said the charges are in conjunction with a fire set to the home of the victim while she was inside the home Saturday night.…
flashpoint

NC state surplus grows, despite pandemic struggles

The US News report ranks North Carolina No. 42 for economic opportunity and No. 30 for healthcare. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina finds itself on solid financial footing, a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, even though many of its citizens still struggle.…
heartwarming

YouDay: Little boy finds power within

Our limp to others will at times be seen as a setback but to those who are a limp it becomes our superpower. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Have you ever found someone who understood you because they understood oh so well what you were walking through?…
coronavirus

Clinics in underserved Charlotte communities aim to give everyone a shot

Two vaccine clinics over the weekend reached thousands of people in parts of Charlotte that are often overlooked and underserved. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The focus shifted to communities that are often overlooked Saturday as the two largest health care systems in the Charlotte area hosted vaccine clinics that put thousands of shots into arms.…