Two Arrested After Human Remains Found In Candler
(Candler, NC) -- Two suspects are facing charges in a Candler murder. A husband and wife were initially accused of concealing the death of the woman's grandmother in December 2020. Her remains were found on a mobile home rental property on Beady Eyed Lane last week. The couple was charged with first-degree murder yesterday.
Monument Challenge Continues In Asheville
(Asheville, NC) -- A historical group is taking the fight for an Asheville Confederate monument to the state Supreme Court. A lawyer for the group wants the high court to review a decision by the Court of Appeals, which threw out a lawsuit earlier this month which tried to block the final removal of the Vance Monument. The only this left of the memorial in downtown is the base. It's been an ongoing for nearly a year.
AdventHealth Planning Expansion In Buncombe
(Buncombe County, NC) -- A new hospital could be coming to Asheville. WLOS-TV reports AdventHealth has announced intentions to submit plans to the state for a new facility in Buncombe County in order to bring more choices to people locally. It's expected to be done by mid-June. The facility would be a fully operational hospital with an ER, surgery center, and labor/delivery. AdventHealth runs a hospital in Hendersonville.
Nurses Rally Outside Mission Health
(Asheville, NC) -- Nurses are calling for change again at Mission Hospital in Asheville. A group rallied outside the hospital yesterday in a call for more staff. The nurses' union says there's been a high number of employees leaving due to poor working conditions. A released statement told parent company HCA to put patients before profits.
Suspect Dies After Asheville Shooting
(Asheville, NC) -- An Asheville shooting from three-weeks ago has now turned deadly. The A-P-D reports a victim of the March 30th shooting at the Pisgah View Apartments has since died. The main suspect also died a few days after his April 3rd arrest, but the cause is unknown.
Suspect In Henderson County Jail For Drug Arrest
(Henderson County, NC) -- A drug suspect is being kept in Henderson County's jail under a large bond. Deputies say the man threw drugs out of his car during a traffic stop earlier this week. He was arrested after attempting to run away on foot. Bond was set at over two-million-dollars for charges of felony trafficking heroin opium, resisting an officer and more.
Several Homicides Being Investigated In Charlotte
(Charlotte, NC) -- The CMPD is investigating a rash of homicides over the past couple of days. The latest happened late Thursday night on Markland Drive in west Charlotte. One person was also allegedly killed near Albemarle Road elementary and middle schools early Thursday morning. Officers say a 19-year-old was shot to death outside a Wendy's near Northlake Mall late Wednesday night.
Charlotte Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty
(Charlotte, NC) -- The suspect in a 2020 Charlotte murder is claiming innocence. NBC Charlotte reports a 21-year-old pleaded not guilty this week in the murder of Mary Collins in NoDa. Investigators say she was stabbed over 100 times in her apartment just over two-years ago. Several other suspects are also charged in the case.
South Carolina Governor Disappointed In Panthers' Practice Facility Progress
(Rock Hill, SC) -- South Carolina's governor is voicing disappointment in the troubles stemming from the planned Panthers' training center. NBC Charlotte reports the organization is terminating agreements with Rock Hill after it reportedly failed to fund the public infrastructure. Both York County and Rock Hill officials are optimistic that details can still be worked out. Governor Henry McMaster said yesterday that he would be disappointed if the Panthers won't be part of the booming economy in South Carolina.
Charlotte Animal Control Waiving Fees For Dog Adoption
(Charlotte, NC) -- The animal control department in Charlotte is dealing with an overcrowding problem. The CMPD is waiving or reducing the adoption fees for many dogs at its Byrum Drive office. Foster care is also being encouraged by the Animal Care and Control division.
Gastonia Chick-Fil-A Closing
(Charlotte, NC) -- While Chick-fil-A continues to expand nationwide, one store in the Charlotte area is closing. The Charlotte Observer reports the location at Franklin Square in Gastonia is closing permanently in the middle of June. That means more than 100 employees will be out of a job. Another Chick-fil-A location is set to open on Cox Road off I-85 later in the summer.
Charlotte FC Heads To Colorado
(Charlotte, NC) -- Charlotte FC hits the road for a match-up out west this weekend. The club takes on Colorado outside Denver tomorrow night. Charlotte is coming off a win in U.S. Open Cup action this week. The club sits eighth in Eastern Conference standings.
Security Robot Patrolling Uptown
(Charlotte, NC) -- A new type of security is rolling around uptown Charlotte. WBTV reports a camera-equipped security robot is patrolling sidewalks 24-hours-a-day. An Arizona-based company has launched the new technology, which provides a 360-degree camera and thermal imagery to help detect suspicious activity. Other larger cities like Houston and Boston have already launched the robot program.
Leesville Road High School Students Dies A Week After Being Shot Outside A Convenience Store
(Raleigh, NC) -- A high school student who was shot and wounded last week outside a convenience store, has died from his injuries. Authorities say Timothy Solis, who was purchasing a soda when he was struck by bullets in a drive-by on New Bern Avenue, passed away at the hospital Thursday. Investigators don't believe Solis was the intended target. Solis was a junior at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh. No arrests have been made in this case.
Man Shot During Rush Hour Traffic Hospitalized With Serious Injuries
(Raleigh, NC) -- A man was hospitalized with serious injuries Thursday, after being shot and wounded while in his vehicle on a North Carolina highway. It happened during rush hour traffic on U.S. 15-501 South between Cornwallis Road and Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard in Raleigh. Investigators suspect it may have been a case of road rage. Police are still looking for the shooters.
State Prosecutor Determines Fatal Officer Involved Shooting Of A Black Man Was Justified
(Cumberland County, NC) -- No charges will be filed against an off-duty Cumberland County Sheriff's Deputy, who shot and killed a black man during a traffic incident back in January. That, from a Special State Prosecutor, who after reviewing the case, determined that Jeffrey Hash was justified in the shooting of Jason Walker, who allegedly jumped onto the hood of his car in an apparent fit of rage. The Special Prosecutor also ruled that Hash's actions were protected under the provisions of the so-called Castle Doctrine.
Last Day To Register To Vote In Upcoming May 17th Primary Elections
(Raleigh, NC) -- Today is the deadline for North Carolinians to register to vote in the upcoming primary elections. Applications can be filled out in-person or online. Also, all mail-in registration forms need to be post marked by today. Early voting will begin on April 28th. The primary election will be held on Tuesday, May 17th.
First Market House Repurposing Session Held In Fayetteville
(Fayetteville, NC) -- Dozens of residents gathered at the Kiwanis Recreation Center in Fayetteville Thursday, to share ideas about repurposing the controversial Market House. The most popular option was to turn the historic building into an education center for Black History. In the 1800's, the Market House was the location where slaves were bought and sold. The City Council will vote on the future of the building in July.
Canes Mount Impressive Come From Behind Victory Over Winnipeg
(Raleigh, NC) -- With only five games to go in the regular season, the Carolina Hurricanes got a much needed come from behind win over the Winnipeg Jets last night, to seal the victory four-two. Helped by Captain Jordan Staal, who returned to the ice at PNC Arena for the first time since going down with an upper body injury. Staal's empty-net goal with just 47-seconds left in the game sealed things, keeping Carolina tied for first place with the New York Rangers in the Metropolitan Division going into the playoffs.