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Presidents pick up the check for their meals
There's no free lunch - or breakfast or dinner - for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter.

Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson
The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to...

Australian batsman dies two days after being hit by cricket ball
The ball struck the side of his neck during a match on Tuesday, causing a catastrophic injury, it was revealed in a news conference on Thursday.



US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent
A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 percent for the first time last year.

Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night
Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

Changes to Thanksgiving shopping tradition
The Thanksgiving tradition of fighting for sales is evidently seeing some changes.Instead of just hours of discount sales, Walmart says its stores are expanding Black Friday from one day to five days."The days of standing in line, waiting to get inside and hoping to get that product is over for our customers," said Kayla Whaling, a Walmart spokesperson.The nationwide chain is hoping to avoid mad rushes when crowds hit the stores for Thanksgiving sales - as was the case in the past."Every stor...

Ex-Charlotte 49ers star Henry Williams never lost faith in wake of life-chang...
A hospital counselor spoke to Henry and Katrina and told them their life was about to change. The counselor said the wait for a transplant could be lengthy. Until that happened, Williams would require treatment that would have him connected to a dialysis machine for eight hours a day.

Small businesses get ready to shine
Small Business Saturday, now an annual shopping holiday in its own right, will give Charlotte vendors and merchants the chance to flex their selling power and offer customers special deals and discounts.

Inclement weather affecting Thanksgiving travelers
One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter...

For Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams, a ?what?s next? kind of season
In a rare moment of openness, the Carolina Panthers' all-time leading rusher reflected on what 2014 has been like for him.

Hornets frustrations continue in loss to Trail Blazers, 105-97
This was the Hornets' seventh consecutive loss and ninth in the past 10 games. They dropped to 4-12 on the season. The Blazers improved to 12-3.

Former CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison?s travel and expense reports show fe...
Morrison said Wednesday that he has been ?meticulous? about his expense reports. He said any time a personal charge was made using his CMS credit card, he has immediately reimbursed the district.

Police ID man who was driven to Concord PD after being shot, killed
Just after 2 p.m. Wednesday a woman went into the Concord Police Department and said there was a man in her car who had been shot at another location.

Teachers ready to sue for last paycheck from shut down Charter School
State officials released paperwork showing the school had a large financial debt, there was no set academic curriculum, and it lacked policies and procedures. The report also showed the Board Chair, Dr. Cedrick Stone, controlled all financial decisions.

Travel in Charlotte the day before Thanksgiving
Airport officials say about 26,000 people flew out of Charlotte Tuesday and they expect the same amount on Wednesday. They also anticipate Sunday will be very busy as people return.

Watch out for "DarkHotel"
This is particularly important for those of you who travel. While this malware called "Dark Hotel" has been found mainly in Asia, not in the United States, Payton says there is a strong likelihood that it will reach our shores sooner than later.

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Deceased transgender woman's friends enraged after family buries her as a man (Nov 27, 2014 06:00)
The family of a recently deceased transgender woman in Idaho has generated a controversy on socia...

Officials: Family member shot after squirrel hunt (Nov 26, 2014 22:49)
Hickory officials said someone was shot in the face by a family member while hunting squirrels. T...

Student from Cabarrus Co. to march with WCU band in Macy's Parade (Nov 26, 2014 22:37)
If you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, you may see a familiar group -...

Police: 69-year-old man sold drugs to undercover officer (Nov 26, 2014 21:39)
Rowan deputies arrested a 69-year-old man after he sold an undercover officer 150 doses of oxycod...

2 women accused of cheating Medicaid out of $5M (Nov 26, 2014 20:16)
Two Charlotte women accused of trying to cheat Medicaid out of $5 million could face prison time....

Sudden day care closing leaves families blindsided (Nov 26, 2014 19:49)
Parents in Bessemer City just learned their children's day care center is closing suddenly in two...

Car overturns into Huntersville creek (Nov 26, 2014 19:28)
Crews were on the scene of a car that overturned into a creek at Gilead Road and Bradford Hill La...

Shooting suspect has extensive criminal history (Nov 26, 2014 18:31)
Tommicha Walker called her brother a dozen times on the morning of Nov. 7.   He's handicappe...

Teen shot several times in face with pellet gun (Nov 26, 2014 18:04)
Police in east Charlotte are trying to find the person who shot a teenager with a pellet gun as h...

Woman charged for fulfilling husband’s dying wish of voting (Nov 26, 2014 17:12)
A dying man's last wish ended with his elderly wife charged with a felony crime in Union County. ...

Police: Shooting victim driven to police headquarters, dies on scene (Nov 26, 2014 16:30)
Concord police are investigating a homicide after a man was shot and later died, according to a n...

Burst pipe causes flooding at Carolina Place Mall (Nov 26, 2014 16:19)
A burst pipe caused flooding Wednesday in the Carolina Place Mall, according to the Pineville Fir...

Official says paid garbage disposal program benefits community (Nov 26, 2014 16:01)
The city of Charlotte is still months from deciding if it will start billing residents for how mu...

CMPD: Armed man flees after robbing Freedom Dr. Cook Out (Nov 26, 2014 15:36)
An armed man held up the Cook Out on Freedom Drive at about 7 a.m. Wednesday, and Charlotte-Meckl...

Hiker killed by bear photographs animal minutes before attack (Nov 26, 2014 12:57)
A New Jersey hiker, mulled to death by a bear in September, took photos of the bear just minutes ...

Coke getting into the milk business, and it won't be cheap (Nov 26, 2014 12:55)
Coke says their cow juice will be “premiumized and tastes better, and we'll charge twice as...

#GivingTuesday encourages idea of giving back (Nov 26, 2014 10:33)
#GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is designated as a day of giving back. The moveme...

WSOC-TV supports #GivingTuesday -- Day to give back (Nov 26, 2014 10:33)
#GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is designated as a day of giving back. The moveme...

WSOC-TV supports #GivingTuesday -- A day to give back (Nov 26, 2014 10:33)
#GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is designated as a day of giving back. The moveme...

NC troopers targeting speeders during 'Challenge Campaign' (Nov 26, 2014 10:12)
This holiday weekend, drivers will want to watch out for state troopers -- they'll be stationed e...

Police: Body found near railroad tracks in Huntersville (Nov 26, 2014 09:52)
Police in Huntersville are investigating after a body was found near the railroad tracks early We...

Florida man accused of making meth in public bathroom (Nov 26, 2014 08:28)
Authorities say a 20-year-old man is accused of trying to set up a meth lab in a restroom at a pa...

Kidnapped 400-pound Sasquatch statue found (Nov 26, 2014 08:00)
“Squatchy,” as he’s known, had been missing for several days. The statue's owne...

Passengers help push Russian airliner in -61 degree weather (Nov 26, 2014 07:57)
In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passeng...

Travelers dealing with delays, long lines at Charlotte Douglas (Nov 26, 2014 06:17)
The storm system along the east coast is causing problems for people flying this holiday weekend....

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Deceased transgender woman's friends enraged after family buries her as a man
The family of a recently deceased transgender woman in Idaho has generated a controversy on social media after choosing to bury the woman as a man. Several websites have recently reported on Jenni...

Officials: Family member shot after squirrel hunt
Hickory officials said someone was shot in the face by a family member while hunting squirrels.

The Catawba County sheriff showed up at the scene wearing a bullet proof vest, according to our part...

Student from Cabarrus Co. to march with WCU band in Macy's Parade
If you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, you may see a familiar group -- familiar to North Carolina, at least.  The Western Carolina Marching Band, also known as The Pride of t...

Police: 69-year-old man sold drugs to undercover officer
Rowan deputies arrested a 69-year-old man after he sold an undercover officer 150 doses of oxycodone.
 
Officials said Henry Blankenship sold oxycodone to the investigator three times.
 
Deputies s...

2 women accused of cheating Medicaid out of $5M
Two Charlotte women accused of trying to cheat Medicaid out of $5 million could face prison time.

Federal prosecutors said social worker Aliya Boss claimed she provided care to more than 200 Medic...

Sudden day care closing leaves families blindsided
Parents in Bessemer City just learned their children's day care center is closing suddenly in two weeks.
 
Eyewitness News anchor Scott Wickersham spoke to upset parents Wednesday who are scramblin...

Car overturns into Huntersville creek
Crews were on the scene of a car that overturned into a creek at Gilead Road and Bradford Hill Lane in Huntersville. The single-vehicle wreck sent one person to the hospital Wednesday night, accor...

Shooting suspect has extensive criminal history
Tommicha Walker called her brother a dozen times on the morning of Nov. 7.
 
He's handicapped after a stroke, could hardly walk, had one paralyzed arm and wasn’t driving himself around anymore.
 
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Teen shot several times in face with pellet gun
Police in east Charlotte are trying to find the person who shot a teenager with a pellet gun as he was walking home from school Friday. “The driver held out an airsoft pistol and he just started t...

Woman charged for fulfilling husband?s dying wish of voting
A dying man's last wish ended with his elderly wife charged with a felony crime in Union County.
 
Tuesday, Verna Roehm, 75, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor voter fraud.
 
Investigators said in 2012,...

Police: Shooting victim driven to police headquarters, dies on scene
Concord police are investigating a homicide after a man was shot and later died, according to a news release. Police said a woman brought the man to police headquarters on Cabarrus Avenue around 2...

Burst pipe causes flooding at Carolina Place Mall
A burst pipe caused flooding Wednesday in the Carolina Place Mall, according to the Pineville Fire Department.

Officials said a sprinkler pipe burst in the Forever 21 store on the second floor of ...

Official says paid garbage disposal program benefits community
The city of Charlotte is still months from deciding if it will start billing residents for how much garbage they throw away.
 
But communities across our area have had a pay-as-you-throw program fo...

CMPD: Armed man flees after robbing Freedom Dr. Cook Out
An armed man held up the Cook Out on Freedom Drive at about 7 a.m. Wednesday, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department detectives are asking for the public’s help to find the robber.

The thief ...

Hiker killed by bear photographs animal minutes before attack
A New Jersey hiker, mauled to death by a bear in September, took photos of the bear just minutes before the bear attacked, The Associated Press reports. Police in West Milford have released the im...