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

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - A former Gaston County doctor will go to prison for 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 different patient


Davidson’s Bob McKillop receives contract extension -- retirement not in his plans

DAVIDSON — Davidson basketball coach Bob McKillop has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the school for at least the next five years. Not that the length of the deal really matters.


Davidson Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

DAVIDSON, NC — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Heavy rain in the morning and overnight. Rain in the morning and afternoon. Light rain in the morning.


$1.95M Buys Waterfront Cornelius Home Comes With Pool, Boat Slip

CORNELIUS, NC -- A well-appointed waterfront estate home is on the market in Cornelius for $1,950,000. This four-bedroom home boasts more than 5,000 square-feet of living space filled with heaps of natural light, a remodeled gourmet kitchen, outdoor entertaining space, salt water pool, a private flo


Proposed legislation would make it illegal in North Carolina to use cell phone while driving

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A new bill proposed in the House Thursday would make it illegal in North Carolina to use hand-held communication devices, such as cell phones, behind the wheel while driving.


Search underway for inmate who escaped from North Carolina prison

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities are looking for an inmate accused of escaping from a North Carolina prison. WJZY reported that 22-year-old Jeremy Keith Fincannon went missing Thursday morning from the Rutherford Correctional Center.


Grand Davidson Home With Sauna, Guest Cottage Now On Market

Address: 19117 Davidson Concord Rd, Davidson, North Carolina. Features: Steeped in exquisite details, this private 7600+ square foot home w/private guest cottage is designed for entertaining on a grand scale. Perched on 2 acres of manicured grounds, a high level of style is woven into every detail f


North Carolina authorities find missing inmate

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities in North Carolina say an inmate who went missing at the Rutherford Correctional Center has been captured not far from the facility. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a statement that department K-9 staff and members of the Rutherford County Sheriff's


Two Guns Found At CMS Campuses This Week

CHARLOTTE, NC — Two guns found at Charlotte-Mecklenburg school campuses this week. That makes ten so far this year. The latest, at a middle school. The superintendent tells WCCB the district is looking at how to make middle schools safer.


North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Officer Philius of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department was in a marked patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 observing traffic, when they observed the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata following the vehicle closer than reasona


Cocaine Trafficking, Concealed Gun Arrest Made In Cornelius

CORNELIUS, NC — Cornelius police have charged a 36-year-old man with a list of drug-related offenses, including trafficking cocaine, the police department said Wednesday. According to CPD's arrest blotter, Damion Lamont Forney was arrested Feb. 14 in the 20000 block of West Catawba Avenue. In additi


NBA All-Star: More than 95 percent of hotel rooms booked in uptown, officials say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NBA All-Star players, fans, media, and other visitors filled up more hotel rooms than any other event in Charlotte history. Officials said more than 95 percent of the hotel rooms in uptown were booked over the weekend.


“South Park Susan” gives reporters middle finger after viral NC harassment case continued

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - “South Park Susan” is making headlines again after she flipped off a group of reporters on the way out of the Mecklenburg County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon.


Cornelius leaders question traffic operation conducted by Mecklenburg County deputies

CORNELIUS, N.C. - Mecklenburg county deputies recently set up a speed trap in Cornelius that has some town leaders asking questions. Deputies wrote about two dozen tickets within two hours on a half-mile stretch of Jetton Road Sunday afternoon.


North Carolina Election Board calls new election in disputed House race

The North Carolina State Board of Election unanimously voted on Thursday for a new election in a contested House race that has been marred by claims of ballot fraud. The decsion to call a new election in the state’s 9th congressional district comes after emabttled Republican politician Mark Harris s


Bigamy charge against North Carolina man accused of being married to two women at same time

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man is accused of being married to two women at one time. David Roe Jones II, 44, was charged Monday by the Jacksonville Police Department with felony bigamy.


Statesville woman killed in early-morning crash identified; 2 others hospitalized

A 38-year-old Statesville woman died this morning while taking her daughter to North Middle School. Brandy Eckliss was killed in the crash, said Trooper Blake Ketner of the N.C. Highway Patrol.


Blotter: Rowan authorities charge Salisbury sex offender with being at Dan Nicholas Park

SALISBURY — A Salisbury sex offender who was found at Dan Nicholas Park has been charged with violating sentencing conditions. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged David Brandon Pope, 32, on Wednesday. He remains in the Rowan County jail under a $5,000 secured bond.


Shooting for the stars: Gabriel becomes N.C.'s most prolific high school 3-point shooter

DENVER – A who’s who of basketball legends have honed their skills in high school gymnasiums across North Carolina, but none of them, including noted 3-point marksman Stephen Curry, made more 3-pointers over the course of their high school career than Lincoln Charter’s Jackson Gabriel.


Wife shares video of Burke County man’s first hug since near-fatal bicycle wreck

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -A video of a Burke County woman hugging her husband has now been viewed hundreds of times on Facebook. Kelly Hatcher has been chronicling her husbands recovery from a serious mountain biking wreck on Facebook. This past weekend, she shared a video of her husband, Philip Hatcher