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Injuries reported in Gaston County school bus crash

GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Eight people were reportedly in a crash involving a school bus that happened in Gaston County Friday afternoon. Troopers say the crash happened on Dallas High Shoals Highway near Donna Drive in Dallas. A school bus, dump truck and pickup truck were involved in the crash.


Bi-Lo grocery store to close in Belmont

The Bi-Lo grocery store located at 6507 Wilkinson Blvd. in Belmont will close on or before March 25, according to an announcement by Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Bi-Lo.


North Carolina judge overturns mandatory voter ID amendment

A federal judge on Friday afternoon ruled to remove the North Carolina constitutional amendment requiring voter ID, citing rampant gerrymandering in the state's general assembly, reports The Hill.


Former Gaston Co. doctor sentenced to 3 years after trading pills for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - A former Gaston County doctor will go to prison after trading prescription drugs for sex. Michael Smith worked in Mount Holly and was sentenced to three years in prison after he admitted that while he was a doctor, he traded prescription drugs for sex with three patients and ha


CMPD investigating after man found shot to death on side of road

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating after a man was found shot to death on the side of a road in Noda. [ALSO READ: 15-year-old boy found shot in north Charlotte, police say]


Gaston County debuts the area’s first African-American Museum

GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) - History has been made in Gaston County and you can see it for yourself. The area’s first African-American museum just opened. The museum has been years in the making. The founder, Dot Guthrie, said she started sharing artifacts and lessons about Black history inside a nearby ch


Traffic backed up for miles after truck spills fuel on I-85 in Gaston County

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - All lanes were closed Friday afternoon along Interstate 85 northbound in Gaston County after officials said a truck crashed, spilling fuel. [ALSO READ: Tractor-trailer fire, fuel spill blocks I-77 Cornelius for hours]


New Hilton hotel coming to Belmont near I-85

Belmont’s transformation from a tiny textile town to a residential hotbed and an emerging tourist destination led to it getting its first branded hotel 12 years ago. The city at Gaston County’s eastern gateway is now poised to take a second step in that direction, as another hotel has been approved


Standoff ends hours after man refused to come out of Gastonia motel

GASTONIA, N.C. - A major road that runs through the heart of Gastonia had to be shut down Friday morning while police negotiated with a man they were trying to arrest at a motel.


‘I had no idea I was the first Black female. They didn’t tell me, I didn’t ask.’ Charlotte woman reflects on being city’s first Black female TV reporter

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - In 1975, Debbie Mann Gibbs became the -- first black woman TV news reporter in Charlotte at WBTV. The idea of women, let alone woman of color, in television news was still new.


Belmont counselor accused of sexually harassing patient

A Belmont counselor who deals with people facing behavior and emotional issues continues to work as he appeals a state board's decision to revoke his license after a female client accused him of sexual abuse years earlier.


Gastonia Police officer charged with assaulting woman

A Gastonia Police officer was charged Thursday with misdemeanor assault on a female. A Cherryville woman told a magistrate that Joshua Marvin McSwain threw a vanity stool at her on Feb. 15, striking her in the face and nose.


One person dead in northeast Charlotte shooting Saturday morning, police say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is currently investigating a homicide in northeast Charlotte that happened early Saturday morning. According to police, the incident happened in the 200 block of Matheson Avenue in the Metro Division.


North Carolina Man Sentenced To 40 Years For 2014 killing Of Roommate In St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS — A North Carolina man who confessed to killing his roommate more than four years ago has been handed a 40-year prison sentence with credit for time already served, Department of Justice Public Media Officer announced Friday.


Rockslide closes I-40 in western North Carolina

A Friday evening rockslide on Interstate 40 in North Carolina has closed the roadway in both directions. The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced the closure on its Twitter page on Friday night.


Did a wolf or coyote kill NC teacher? DNA tests say maybe, but experts disagree

The death of North Carolina school teacher Brenda Hamilton in a mysterious animal attack last week has been linked to an unknown animal with canine DNA. That means a wolf, coyote or dog, says the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.


Search underway for woman believed to have been kidnapped after shooting, house fire in North Carolina

HICKORY, N.C. — Deputies said they are searching for a 22-year-old woman they believe was kidnapped following a shooting and house fire in Catawba County Friday afternoon. Officials told WSOC that the suspect Derek Moser was last seen in the area of Pinebark Court in Newton. Authorities identified t


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


Man shot near hotel in north Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man was rushed to the hospital after being shot near a hotel in north Charlotte Friday evening, according to officials. The shooting happened just before 7 p.m. very close to the Royal Inn on Reagan Drive, which runs parallel to I-85 near W. Sugar Creek Road. Medic said the


North Carolina student dies following complications from the flu

RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh student Skyler McCardle died following severe complications from the flu on Friday, according WTVD, citing an online health journal posted by family. McCardle was a student at GRACE Christian School in Raleigh and was diagnosed with the flu last Friday, according to Eric Brad