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Kannapolis nurse and granddaughter write children’s book

KANNAPOLIS – A grandmother and granddaughter have written a children’s book together. Ruth Pauline Cherry of Kannapolis and Hope Cherry, 7, wrote "Through A Child's Eyes, Hope Teaches."


Attorneys, prosecutor set Casey Parsons murder trial date

SALISBURY — During a short hearing Thursday, defense attorneys and Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said they have agreed to separate murder trials for the parents of Erica Lynn Parsons.


Country stars Joe Nichols and Chase Bryant will perform at Jiggy with the Piggy Festival

KANNAPOLIS – Jiggy with the Piggy 2019 returns bigger and better this May with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. Once again the City of Kannapolis will host 60 barbeque competition teams. Teams from across the country will battle it out in the competition on the North


Face of The Citadel, Kannapolis native featured in school's promotional campaign

Kannapolis native Logan Miller’s face is greeting visitors in the Charleston airport in a giant banner for the Citadel, a military college in South Carolina. Miller, a senior cadet at the Citadel, was featured as a part of the school’s “Our Mighty Citadel” campaign.


Adopted daughter gives North Carolina pastor transplant

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) — Billy Houze is the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lawndale. An area of the state that’s in desperate need. “We’re in the upper part of Cleveland County, which is the poorest part of the county,” Houze said.


Cabarrus County scoring with NBA All-Star Game

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - While Center City Charlotte is abuzz with excitement over the NBA All-Star Game, there’s also a nice economic bounce pass outside of Charlotte. Concord in Cabarrus County is reaping some rewards of this weekend’s big event.


Communities of faith: Kannapolis churches

An apology to all my Kannapolis readers: I have not forgotten that your churches are a vital part of Cabarrus County!. I began this series looking at the oldest congregations in our community. Compared to the almost three-hundred-year-old St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church outside Mt. Pleasant,


Person struck, killed by Amtrak train in Concord

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - A person was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Concord Thursday afternoon, officials say. The train, in route from Charlotte to Raleigh, stopped in Concord near Kerr Street and Cabarrus Avenue around 4 p.m. Amtrak officials referred to the area as a “crime scene.”


Black Widow Killer is North Carolina's oldest woman on death row

In October of 1990, President George H.W. Bush condemned Iraq's takeover of Kuwait. Famed American conductor Leonard Bernstein, composer of "West Side Story," died at 72. And a meteorite exploded above the Pacific Ocean.


Woman diagnosed with severe dementia missing from Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS, NC (WBTV) - Police in Concord are asking for the public’s help after a Silver Alert was issued for a missing woman officials say has been diagnosed with severe dementia.


UPDATED SILVER ALERT: Kannapolis woman found safe

Update Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - Concord Police have cancelled a silver alert for Deborah Congdon. Police said she was found safe. The Concord Police Department is seeking assistance in locating Deborah Carter Congdon of 2526 Old Plank Rd NE Kannapolis NC 28083.


Meth, Guns Found During Operation In Iredell, Rowan Counties

MOORESVILLE, NC — A four-day drug operation along interstates in Iredell and Rowan counties led to the arrests of three suspects and confiscation of guns, cash, vehicles and drugs with a street value of more than $100,000, the Iredell County Sheriff's Office said Friday.


North Carolina student asked to ‘cover up’ after teachers found shirt offensive

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A Cumberland County student was asked to cover up after teachers found her shirt to be offensive, WTVD reports. The shirt reads, “Why be racist, sexist homophobic or transphobic when you could just be quiet?”


One charged in Double Deuce Sweepstakes investigation

A Kannapolis man has been arrested after an investigation into Double Deuce Sweepstakes. Jeffrey Lee Phillips, 42, of Westwood Drive in Kannapolis, has been charged with possession of five or more electronic gaming machines.


9 Investigates: Calls for trampoline park regulations in North Carolina

HICKORY, N.C. - Grayson Huffman, 20, is learning how to get around on crutches, unable to put weight on his right foot for another month. [ALSO READ: Father warns parents after son breaks both ankles at Hickory trampoline park]


UPDATED: Kannapolis man arrested on sex charges

A Kannapolis man has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. David “Neil” Brown, 52, was arrested Sunday, Feb. 10, on charges related to the sexual abuse of a girl during the two past years, the sheriff’s office said.


Train accident under investigation in Concord

CONCORD, N.C. — Concord Police investigated an accident Thursday where a person was struck by an Amtrak train. Officers said it happened around 3:30 p.m. near Corban Avenue. Amtrak 76 had 50 passengers on board when it hit a person who was on the tracks, officials said.


Bear spotted hanging off dump truck on a North Carolina highway

BERTIE COUNTY, NC. – A bear was spotted hanging off a dump truck on a North Carolina highway. WTKR reported that the truck driver had no idea that a bear was in the back of his truck and he was headed to a landfill in Bertie County.


Search of car leads to charges for two from Cabarrus County

ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Two people from Cabarrus County were charged after their car was stopped in Rowan County on Saturday night. According to the report at the Rowan Sheriff’s Office, the car was stopped because of an expired license tag being displayed. When deputies approached the red Honda,


Human remains found near elementary school believed to be missing Charlotte man

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - Human remains found Thursday afternoon behind a north Charlotte elementary school are believed to be that of missing 25-year-old Sam Daivs, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.