Second Child Dies in Jackson Co. Shooting, Cawthorn Causes a Firestorm

Child Dies After Jackson County Shooting

(Jackson County, NC) -- Another child is dead in a Jackson County shooting. Investigators say a ten-year-old died Monday after initially being injured on Sunday. A 15-year-old also died shortly after the shooting off Ferguson Road in Sylva. The sheriff's office hasn't released many details about the investigation. It's unclear if any charges have been filed.

Republicans To Speak With Cawthorn After Comments

(Washington, DC) -- Republican leadership is planning to speak with western North Carolina's Congressman after he made controversial remarks. Madison Cawthorn commented on a podcast last week that he's been invited to orgies and seen people do cocaine in front of him in Washington, DC. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is planning to address the allegations personally with Cawthorn.

French Broad River Has Big Economic Impact

(Asheville, NC) -- The French Broad River is having a massive financial impact in western North Carolina. A study just released by the French Broad River Partnership shows a three-point-eight-billion-dollar annual economic boost throughout eight counties. Most of that total comes from money spent on lodging, food and beverages from river-influenced visitors.

Suspect Accused In Multiple Asheville Break-Ins

(Asheville, NC) -- A suspect is facing charges for allegedly breaking into several Asheville businesses. Officers initially caught the man last month hiding in the ceiling of the Happy Hill Restaurant on Patton Avenue, which is abandoned. The police department revealed yesterday that the man has been charged with four additional felony breaking and entering charges. He's linked to at least ten other business break-ins.

Affordable Housing Planned For South Asheville

(Asheville, NC) -- More affordable housing could be coming to South Asheville. WLOS-TV reports nearly 80 units will be part of the Fairhaven Summit Apartments off Sweeten Creek Road. Final plans are expected to go before the Asheville City Council this summer before a potential fall groundbreaking.

High Winds In WNC This Afternoon

(Asheville, NC) -- A few power outages might be in store for the mountains later today. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for most of the western North Carolina region starting at three this afternoon. Gusts are expected to reach close to 50-miles-an-hour, which could cause some trees to come down.

CMS Football Team Forfeits Season

(Charlotte, NC) -- Last fall's football season is being wiped out for one CMS team. Myers Park High School was just cited by the state's athletic association for using an ineligible player. The school self-reported the violation earlier this year after finding fraudulent school enrollment documents. An appeal from the school was denied.

Teen Dies In North Charlotte Shooting

(Charlotte, NC) -- The CMPD is investigating a deadly shooting in north Charlotte. Officers say a 17-year-old died after he was found shot on Franklin Avenue yesterday morning. There have been no arrests made.

Infant Injured In Charlotte Fire

(Charlotte, NC) -- A small child is being treated for injuries suffered in an east Charlotte fire. The one-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after flames broke out at the Heritage Park Apartments on Tuesday morning. It took just ten minutes for firefighters to put out the blaze. The cause remains under investigation.

School Staff Looking For Salary Boost

(Charlotte, NC) -- Salary increases are being proposed in the CMS budget. NBC Charlotte reports that central staff are pushing for an additional ten-percent supplement. That would cost the system just over eleven-million-dollars. The proposal comes after the number of school employees has dropped ten-percent since the fall.

Lowe's Invests In Queens University

(Charlotte, NC) -- Lowe's is making a big investment in a Charlotte university. The Charlotte Observer says the company is gifting Queens University with two-and-a-half-million-dollars. The money will be used to help low-income high school graduates and expand local talent.

Woman Arrested For Statesville Stabbing

(Statesville, NC) -- A woman is charged with killing a man in Statesville. Investigators told NBC Charlotte a man was stabbed in a Valley Street apartment on Monday. He ran to a nearby home and collapsed. Officers arrested a woman shortly after and put her behind bars.

Hornets Travel To Play Knicks

(Charlotte, NC) -- The Hornets are looking to get back on track tonight in New York. Charlotte takes on the Knicks in Madison Square Garden with a half-dozen games left to go in the season. The team is hanging on to ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings by a half-game. It's still good enough for a shot at the playoffs.

North Carolina Leaves For New Orleans Today; Duke Already There

(Chapel Hill, NC) -- The North Carolina Tar Heels are set to fly out of RDU later this afternoon, bound for New Orleans to begin preparations for the historic matchup against Duke in the Final Four on Saturday. Duke arrived in the Big Easy last night to get in an extra day of practice. Fans wanting to make the trip can now purchase non-stop roundtrip tickets out of RDU via Delta Airlines.

Vietnamese Electric Car Maker To Build Billion Dollar Plant In Chatham County

(Chatham County, NC) -- Officials with Vietnamese electric automaker VinFast were in Chatham County Tuesday to announce the largest economic development in North Carolina history. The startup company founded in 2017, will invest around 4-billion dollars on construction of a manufacturing facility that will be located in the county's Triangle Innovation Point. VinFast also plans to hire around 75-hundred workers to produce around 2-thousand electric vehicles each year. The average wage will be around 51-thousand dollars a year.

Replica Of Vietnam War Memorial To Go On Display Tomorrow In Garner

(Garner, NC) -- A replica of the Vietnam War Memorial is now in Garner. The 375-feet long wall, which features the names of over 58-thousand U.S. military personnel who died in the more than 19-year long conflict, will be on display at Lake Benson Park, from Thursday through Sunday. It's the first time the Memorial has been in the Triangle area since before the start of the pandemic.

Stein And Dozens Of AG's Across The Country Pressuring Tik Tok To Implement Parental Control Technology

(Raleigh, NC) -- Attorney General Josh Stein says that he has joined AG's from across the country, in an effort to pressure Tik Tok and Snap Chat to do more to protect children. The AG's are asking the social media platforms to develop third party apps that will allow parents to monitor online content children are exposed to. Stein says about a third of all Tik Tok users are 14-years old or younger. The latest Tik Tok challenge encourages young people to shoot unsuspecting victims with an air soft gun.

Raleigh Police Officer Hospitalized Following Vehicle Crash

(Raleigh, NC) -- A Raleigh police officer is in the hospital after being involved in a vehicle crash. It happened just after 9:pm at the intersection of Capital and Westinghouse boulevards. Investigators say the officer was attempting to turn left onto Westinghouse, when the driver of a pickup slammed into his police cruiser. The officer was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The truck driver was not hurt.

Tarboro Police Officer Injured By Driver Trying To Outrun Law Enforcement

(Tarboro, NC) -- A police officer in Tarboro is recovering from minor injuries after he was struck by a driver who was trying to flee law enforcement. It happened Tuesday at the intersection of Western Boulevard and Howard Avenue. According to the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office, the driver, identified as Major Lamont Perry, tried to elude Deputies who were conducting a traffic stop. Perry was later arrested without incident at his home in Rocky Mount.

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