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.…
coronavirus

'It was a shock to me': Woman gets $14K after the federal government mistakenly said she was dead

The Small Business Administration has mistakenly denied small business owners grants, claiming they are dead, owe taxes and child support, or aren’t Americans. GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — The federal government invited small business owners to apply for COVID-19 pandemic grants, but then incorrectly denied some applications claiming the applicants owed child support, weren’t citizens and were dead.…
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Mecklenburg County not renewing contract with Historic Latta Plantation

A June 19 event at Latta Plantation was canceled after social media backlash; some community members referred to the event as a poor rewrite of history. MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — Mecklenburg County commissioners announced Tuesday that the county will not renew its contract with Historic Latta Plantation following an event at Latta Plantation that was canceled after social media backlash. …
Education

CMS bus drivers to receive starting pay of $15.75 an hour

The district is looking for full-time and part-time drivers with a starting pay of $15.75 an hour. All drivers, including part-time employees, are eligible to receive benefits.  Wednesday’s event will run from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Northpointe Bus Lot on Northpointe Industrial Boulevard in north Charlotte.…