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Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika
President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this."
Trump aiming for New Hampshire win, rivals aim to survive
Encouraged by Marco Rubio's stumbles, the Republicans' second-tier candidates are seeing fresh hope for survival as they sprint to the finish line in New Hampshire. The Democrats' Clinton-Sanders duel is...
Former Lincoln Co assistant fire chief arrested on embezzlement charges
William Vernon Fortenberry, 50, is charged with three counts of embezzlement, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office website.
Panthers fans move beyond the loss
“There are a lot of lessons,” Young said. “How we lose shows sometimes more about our character than how we win, and that you’ve really got to be gracious because you’re setting an example.”
Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters
Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.
Clinton making a personal pitch to New Hampshire voters
From a Michigan pulpit to New Hampshire's town halls, Hillary Clinton is working to establish a personal connection with voters as she faces an increasingly difficult struggle against Bernie Sanders for the Democratic...
Victim ID'd in fatal I-77 hit-and-run, troopers searching for truck involved
The accident happened around 3:45 a.m. on Interstate 77 northbound near mile marker 59.
Woman charged with trying to run over China Grove officer
A woman has been charged and jailed for allegedly to run over a China Grove police officer during a traffic stop. Nicole Marie Jackson, 44, of Heron Glen Drive, was charged Saturday.
Hundreds leave early after non-credible threat made at Indian Land High School
School officials say the threat was made by a student. Extra security will at the school Tuesday and for the remainder of Monday.
Experts say launch won't bring N. Korea much closer to ICBM
Japan has deployed PAC-3 missile batteries in the heart of Tokyo to shoot down any incoming rocket debris. South Korea is reportedly mobilizing two Aegis-equipped destroyers. The U.S. is already gunning to punish Pyongyang...
Charlotte man facing multiple kidnapping, armed robbery charges
Saturday, police say 31-year-old Eric Orr held a woman against her will at her home on Equipment Drive and took her gold Ford Taurus.
Disappointed Panthers fans return home from Super Bowl City
WBTV was at Charlotte Douglas International Airport early Monday morning, as a plane returned from San Francisco.