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2 charged with child sex crimes

A local man and woman have been arrested and charged with sex crimes against a child. Police have arrested 38-year-old Loretta Lynn Wolfington, of Coho Road in Bessemer City, and 57-year-old David Glen Wolfington, whose address is unclear.


Ex-NC coach gets prison time after she's convicted of molesting teen girl

NEWTON, N.C. (AP) - A former middle school softball coach in North Carolina has been sentenced to 16 to 29 months in prison for molesting a 14-year-old girl in 2012. Angela Parker was sentenced Friday after she was found guilty of one felony count of taking indecent liberties with a child.


South Carolina police officer arrested for allegedly breaking into home

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - A Summerville police lieutenant has been arrested after authorities say he forced his way into a woman's home. [ALSO READ: Gastonia police officer arrested, accused of assaulting woman]


One person killed in motorcycle crash; suspect fled the scene

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police is investigating a fatal crash near involving a motorcycle and car that happened around 11 p.m. Friday night. Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash with injuries in the 2200 block of West Boulevard.


NC Speaker backs ICE bill

Rep. Tim Moore is pushing for a bill that would force local jailers to work more closely with immigration agents. The North Carolina Speaker of the House signed his name to the bill as a co-sponsor last week then spoke on Fox News about it Wednesday night.


How did Gaston County prep hoops squads make history this postseason for all the wrong reasons?

History has proven mighty kind to Gaston County through the years. Such particularly holds true on the basketball court, where savants such as James Worthy, Sylvia Rhyne Hatchell, Deanna Tate, Eric “Sleepy” Floyd, Terry Whisnant and others who graced the halls of area schools.


Gastonia kicks off Yard of the Week program

Keep Gastonia Beautiful has kicked off its Spring Yard of the Week Program which will run for seven weeks, ending May 5. Members of the Master Gardeners of Gaston County judge the yards, looking for neat, clean and well-groomed yards. Features like hanging baskets, planters, flower beds, and yard ar


Man accused of walking into North Carolina Barnes and Noble store and firing pellet gun

CARY, N.C. — An 18-year-old man is accused of walking into a Barnes and Noble bookstore in Cary and firing a pellet gun. WTVD reported that Jonathan Kyle Courtney, 18, of Cary, was charged with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon and one count of discharging a barreled weapon into an o


New search warrants reveal at least 60 guns seized from North Carolina home after Diana Keel’s disappearance

NASHVILLE, N.C. — New search warrants show at least 60 guns and three knives were seized from the Keel home after Diana’s disappearance, according to WTVD. The search warrants were tracked down by ABC11 the same day Rexford Lynn Keel was returned from Arizona to face a murder charge in his wife’s de


South Carolina suspended 2 stars for NCAA opener. Here’s the plan moving forward

Charlotte, NC — They weren’t needed for South Carolina’s easy first-round NCAA tournament win over Belmont, but their absence from the floor still had Gamecock fans asking — where were Bianca Cuevas-Moore and Mikiah Herbert Harrigan on Friday?


Prices continue to surge at Gaston County pumps

A change of season has provided no relief at the pump for Gaston County drivers. Gas prices continue to rise across the state, where a $2.47 average unleaded gallon Thursday was 2 cents higher than this time last year.


One person dead after a shooting in southwest Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have confirmed one person is dead following a shooting in southwest Charlotte Saturday afternoon. A homicide investigation is now underway in the 600 block of Parkaire Lane.


Police investigating homicide after man shot multiple times in southwest Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police is conducting a homicide investigation after one person was shot and killed in southwest Charlotte. The shooting happened just before 2 p.m. Saturday on Parkaire Lane at South Tryon Street.


Top 10 North Carolina Homes Literally “On The Water” You Can Rent For The Weekend

What better place to plan that relaxing get-a-way than on the water – literally. We recently discovered some daily/weekly vacation homes in North Carolina where you can just open up the back door and go fishing or dive off into the cool water.


Police search for driver they say ran from deadly crash scene in west Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police said they’re searching for a driver who ran from the scene of a deadly crash in west Charlotte Friday night. Officers responded to the accident on West Boulevard west of Clanton Road around 11 p.m.


Arrest made in fatal shooting outside apartment near UNCC

Police on Saturday arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man outside an apartment near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Jamontae Morris was shot at 8:10 p.m. Monday in the doorway of an apartment near the 800 block of Forty Niner Avenue, The Charlotte Observer previ


19 Violations Found At Upscale Restaurant In Uptown Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC — Several Charlotte-area restaurants -- including one upscale eatery in Uptown -- saw their health ratings drop recently after inspections found numerous health code violations, ranging from mold growing inside an ice machine to food not held at proper temperatures.


Missing Charlotte woman’s Mercedes-Benz found abandoned at Lake Wylie marina

A missing Charlotte woman’s Mercedes-Benz was found abandoned on Friday at a Lake Wylie marina, police said. Family and friends of 39-year-old Vatsla Watkins have neither seen nor heard from her since she left home early Monday driving her silver, four-door 2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 sedan, according t


Belmont pastor promoting unity one step at a time

When Pastor Ray Hardee delivers the message during worship services at The Pointe Church, he can do so with a new biblical perspective having recently seen the Holy Land for himself, walked among its people, preached in its streets, and joined 35,000 runners in the Jerusalem Marathon.


Jim Biggers painted a sphere of artistic, historical influence

He led a humble life, tirelessly searching for a deeper understanding of the world and painting an enduring tapestry of his discoveries. James “Jim” Biggers died March 10 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in the arms of his wife, Ina Orr Biggers, who spent the night comforting her husband with Scr