Local News Stories

Former Teacher, Boy Scout Leader Faces Seventh Felony Charge

A former Rowan County teacher and Boy Scout leader accused of child sex crimes now faces a new felony charge connected to events in 1995. Read More »

Mecklenburg County Mugshots July, 23rd

Check out the mugshots from Wednesday, July 23rd.

Three Men Arrested in Child Porn Bust

Three men were arrested in a child porn bust after months long investigations by CMPD. Read More »

Furniture Festival Spotlights Local North Carolina Craftsmanship and Artistry

Hickory Furniture Mart celebrates local furniture heritage and artistry by inviting local furniture craftsmen and artisans to participate in their annual Furniture Festival & Clearance Sale this weekend. Read More »

Sealed Air to Move Global Headquarters to Charlotte

A record-breaking business deal about a year in the making was made official. It will likely mean hundreds of new jobs. And it also sends a clear political message about North Carolina's business prowess. Read More »

NC DOT Defends I-77 Toll Lane

Officials say the hot lane would not only ease congestion, but could indirectly create as many as 20,000 jobs over the next few years. Read More »

The Watch with Will Kennedy - CMPD Partners with Social Site

CMPD and a company called Nextdoor are working together, using social media to create stronger and safer neighborhoods. Read More »

Judge Rejects Union County Redistricting Lawsuit

Wednesday, a judge threw out the injunction filed by upset parents who wanted to stop the redistricting process in Union County schools. Read More »

Third Accuser Testifies in Goins Sex Abuse Trial

Wednesday, one of Goins' former wrestlers testified about his close relationship with the coach. He said it became routine for the two to have sex in a school locker room. Read More »

Fire Crews Working 2-Alarm Business Fire in North Charlotte

Multiple fire crews are on the scene of a 2-alarm business fire in north Charlotte. Read More »

Man Clinging To Trunk On I-77 Arrested After Three-Hour Standoff

Rakeen Leverett who was recorded clinging to the trunk of a car and speeding down I-77 in South Charlotte, is in jail this morning after a three-hour standoff with police. Read More »

Couple Arrested After Stealing From Metal Recycling Facility In Stanly County

Christopher Talero, 27, and Heather Stacey, 40, were arrested on Friday and charged with felony larceny after stealing from a metal recycling facility on July 9 and 10. Read More »

Mecklenburg County Mugshots July, 22nd

Check out the mugshots from Tuesday, July 22nd.

Chikungunya Case in Cabarrus County

North Carolina is up to ten confirmed cases of Chikungunya, with the first infected Cabarrus County resident bringing it back from the Caribbean. Read More »

Bill Capping Sales Tax Rate Heads to NC Senate

A plan to cap North Carolina's sales tax rate at 2.5 percent is headed to the full Senate. If it passes, it could impact raises for teachers in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Read More »