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Kannapolis man gets at least 7 years prison as habitual felon

ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Jason Howard Milam of Kannapolis was convicted this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony possession of a firearm by convicted felon, two counts of felony attempted trafficking in opium/heroin, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, felony


Police seize equipment at Concord Biz Center

The Concord Police Department seized cash and computer equipment at an illegal sweepstakes operation this week. On Thursday, Feb. 21 the Concord Police Department executed a search warrant at The Concord Biz Center, located at 929 Concord Parkway North.


Home destroyed by fire in Stanly County

FURR, NC (WBTV) - A Stanly County home was destroyed in a multi-alarm fire that broke out late Thursday evening. Crews responded to the house fire around 8 p.m. on Strawberry Lane, which runs between Polk Fork Road and Tite Road in the town of Furr. Firefighters from Stanly, Union and Cabarrus Count


REPORT: People moving to Charlotte region faster than homes, apartments are being built

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A new report shows people are moving to the Charlotte region faster than homes are being built. Some people in historic black neighborhoods feel not enough attention is being brought to the impact genetrification is having on their communities.


North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


Cabarrus County Restaurant Inspection Report: 1/16/19 - 2/15/19

Location: 7285 WEST WINDS BLVD NW CONCORD, NC 28027. Location: 330 Oak Avenue Mall Dr KANNAPOLIS, NC 28081. **Beginning January 1, 2019 all potentially hazardous foods that had been be allowed to be held at 45 degrees F or less will be required to be held at a temperature of 41 degrees F (5 degrees


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


Court rules that 2 amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional, including requiring ID to vote

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. – The Wake County Superior Court ruled late Friday that two amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional. One of the amendments would have imposed a photo ID requirement to vote and the other would have lowered the state income tax.


High school students excel in college classes

SALISBURY — Emma Ryerson might be a senior at West Rowan High School, but she’s already earned 31 college credits. Unlike Advanced Placement courses that give students the opportunity, but not the guarantee of college credit – these are actual fully accredited college credits that transfer to univer


Lancaster 2018 robbery cases went cold. Then Charlotte cops found suspects in jail

Lancaster, SC — Two men, jailed in Charlotte for multiple robberies in North Carolina, have been charged with two previously unsolved cases in South Carolina, police said. Jonathan Dujan Gardin, 24; and Sergio Jermaine Patterson, 33; both of Charlotte; are charged for armed robberies at a Quik Trip


Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida human trafficking bust

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in connection with a prostitution sting in Florida, WFXT reported. The charge follows a series of raids involving at least eight massage parlors on the east coast of Florida.


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.


Cabarrus crews respond to Stanly County house fire

Crews from Cabarrus County were called to assist with a multi-alarm fire that destroyed a Stanly County house Thursday night. The departments responded to the fire around 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 on Strawberry Lane. Firefighters from Stanly, Cabarrus and Union counties all responded to get the fi


Roberta Road closed next week

CONCORD – An NCDOT project to replace a failing pipe under Roberta Road in Cabarrus County will require the closure of a short section of the road near Farm Lake Drive for three days next week.


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.


Concord Mills Mall evacuated due to fire

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - Concord Mills Mall was evacuated Wednesday after what officials are calling a “small fire.” According to the Concord Fire Department, the fire occurred in a back isolated corridor at the mall. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire, but the mall was forced to clos


Man charged in China Grove shooting

CHINA GROVE, NC (WBTV) - China Grove Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that happened during the first week of February. Aaron Wilkes was charged on Friday morning and taken to jail. When asked about the shooting, Wilkes had no comment for a WBTV reporter.


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


GIRLS BASKETBALL: UNC signee Daniel dominant while pushing Bulls into Southwestern 4A title game

CHARLOTTE – The Hickory Ridge girls basketball team did more than earn a spot in the Southwestern 4A Conference tournament championship game Thursday. It won the chance to play in a more comfortable gymnasium Friday.


Five local students get UNCG Blue and Gold scholarships

Blue & Gold Scholarships are awarded to outstanding first year applicants at UNC Greensboro. This year, UNCG’s admissions office awarded 103 scholarships valued at more than $1 million across four years.