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World markets drop after bleak Chinese industry report
More signs of weakness in China's economy are sending global stock markets sharply lower.

Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses
A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" - this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

DA to release info in crash that killed Charlotte pastor's newborn, toddler
More information is expected to come out in the fatal crash that claimed the life of a newborn and toddler in late May on Highway 17.

10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Man charged with attempting to meet 14-year-old in Boone for sex
A 28-year-old man is charged after police say he drove across the country in an attempt to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex.

East Charlotte storage building fire intentionally set
Around 40 firefighters responded to the fire just before midnight at Workman Installation Services on Cherry Tripp Drive, off of Village Lake Drive at Independence Boulevard. 

Frozen corn recalled due to potential listeria contamination
Bonduelle USA distributed 9,335 cases of corn potentially contaminated with listeria monocytogenes to stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. 

Procession to honor fallen firefighter today
Lt.  Chris Phillips, a firefighter for the Locke and Churchland Fire Departments, will be honored today with a procession through downtown Salisbury and a special service on the campus of Catawba College at the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel.

Local entrepreneur gets help from Rowan Cabarrus Community College
From Rowan-Cabarrus Community College: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is offering numerous seminars this fall for local small business owners through the Small Business Center. Seminars are provided free-of-charge and open to the public.Local residents like Kelli Swick, entrepreneur and owner of Queen of Oats, have found success through the Small Business Center. Swick started the business just two years ago and has been on a whirlwind of success since. She was named a finalist in th...

Basic computer and tablet classes offered at Rowan Public Library
Rowan Public Library offers free, monthly computer classes on beginning to advanced topics.  Copyright 2015 WBTV. All rights reserved.

Hurricane Fred breaks Atlantic record
Fred developed and strengthened off the west coast of Africa on Sunday and reached hurricane strength in the early hours Monday. 

Man arrested after SWAT situation in Gaston County
The incident began just before 4 p.m. when officers got a call about a possible suspect with a weapon in the 2500 block of Linwood Road in Gastonia.

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Historic mill being refurbished in West Charlotte
Charlotte's Argos Real Estate is refurbishing the 180,000 square foot Savona Mill in West Charlotte."Its a special pr...

Nations Ford Community Church remembers Pastor's legacy
"It was truly shock and numbness and disbelief that is the bottom line," church member, Adrienne Young said."It was a...

NC Lawmakers Want Changes to Speed up Budget Process
Several North Carolina lawmakers say changes need to be made to speed up the state's budget process.While legislators...

Small Muslim Community Struggles to Find Burial Ground for its Dead
A small Muslim community is facing challenges in burying its dead. After a controversial effort to buy land for a cem...

Autopsy results of 10-year-old Omari Chamber's death
We're learning more about the death of a local 10-year-old boy who collapsed during football practice late last week....

Child calls 911 after home break-in
A quick-thinking 11-year-old girl kept herself and her little brother safe when a burglar broke into their south Tamp...

Empire Season 2 Auditions come to Charlotte
Charlotteans are coming out to audition for a spot on season 2 of the hit FOX show Empire! Fox is holding a nationwid...

School Bus Crashes into Tree in Charlotte
A school bus crashed into a tree off Nations Ford Road Monday afternoon, just after 4 p.m. The school bus had come fr...

Family, including 4-year-old held at gunpoint in their home
Police are looking for two other suspects after holding a family at gunpoint.

On Saturday around 10 p.m. the suspect...

Ten years later, East Spencer Woman Remembers Hurricane Katrina
EAST SPENCER, NC-- Hurricane Katrina caused immense devastation and loss of life along the Gulf Coast when it made la...

Confederate monument near CPCC temporarily boarded up
A plexiglass case will be installed to protect the Confederate monument at the Grady Cole Center after being vandaliz...

Police: 1 dead, 1 wounded after Statesville party shooting
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say one man is dead and another wounded after a shooting at a party in Statesvi...

Charlotte pastor dead after accidental gunshot wound
A prominent Charlotte pastor dies in his Union county home from a gunshot wound, according to authorities.Union Count...

Union County declares stage 3 water restrictions
Union County officials declared the stage three shortages when a truck involved in an accident spilled some fuel into...

Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD, Patriots beat Panthers 17-16
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Tom Brady overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason...

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Local organization and partners honored for helping Charlotte nonprofits
Apparo, the firm that connects nonprofits with tech solutions, announced two awards today. Two of its ?skilled volunt...

Charlotte pest-control company acquired for $425M
Steritech Group Inc. of Charlotte is being acquired by a Pennsylvania company that also specializes in pest control. ...

Texas firm buys south Charlotte office buildings for $23 million
CapRidge Partners, a commercial real estate firm based in Austin, Texas, has purchased the Carmel Park office park in...

N.C. brewery hops into another Southeast state
Continuing its expansion throughout the Southeast, Farmville-based Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery has announced it will be...

'Under the Dome' not renewed for a fourth season
We knew the CBS series Under the Dome wouldn?t be returning to Wilmington, where the show filmed its first three seas...

Apple, The Conservation Fund in early stages of 'working forest' project in N.C.
A conservation manager is planning a North Carolina forestry project that could package your next iPhone. Apple Inc....