Snow Possible for WNC, Juvenile Accused in Restaurant Worker Shooting

Haywood County Discussing Jail Expansion

(Haywood County, NC) -- Leaders in Haywood County are meeting later this month to discuss financing for a jail expansion. The commission chair told WLOS-TV this week that more than 150 beds are expected to be added to the 90 that already exist. That expansion could cost more than 20-million-dollars. The cost to do that could include a higher tax rate in Haywood County.

Suspect Arrested After Asheville Restaurant Employee Shot At Home

(Buncombe County, NC) -- A juvenile is facing charges in a Buncombe County shooting. Alejandro Cedillo-Morales was seriously injured when he was shot at his home on Black Locust Drive last week. More than 100-thousand-dollars has been raised through a GoFundMe account set up to help the Curate restaurant employee. The suspect was arrested yesterday.

High Winds, Snow Enters WNC Again

(Asheville, NC) -- Some sketchy weather is entering western North Carolina. Wind gusts are expected to reach above 40-miles-an-hour in higher elevations today as the chance of rain moves in. The National Weather Service is calling for potentially accumulating snow across the mountains Saturday night into Sunday.

Buncombe Murder Trial Still In Jury Deliberations

(Buncombe County, NC) -- The outcome of a Buncombe County murder trial is still in the hands of a jury. Shannon Daves claims she acted in self-defense when she shot her boyfriend in Candler just over two-years ago. The shooting was caught on a surveillance video. Jurors spent all day Wednesday in deliberations, after closing arguments ended the day before.

Plant Closing In Rutherford County

(Rutherford County, NC) -- A manufacturing company is shutting down in Rutherford County. The Milliken plant is shutting down, which is expected to affect more than 100 employees. There's no reason given for the closing. Milliken is an industrial manufacturer that's been around since the mid-19th century.

Micro-Housing Projects Okayed In Asheville

(Asheville, NC) -- Two micro-housing projects are expected to begin soon in Asheville. Eighty studio apartments are slated to be built on Hilliard Avenue beginning in May. Another 230 units are expected to be constructed on Aston Street later in the year. Both are affordable housing projects.

Remains Found In Car Of Missing Woman

(Catawba County, NC) -- A startling discovery is being investigated in Catawba County. Investigators pulled out a car submerged in the Mountain Creek area of Lake Norman earlier this week. The Ford Thunderbird was registered to a woman missing since 2008. Once the car was out, they found human remains, which are now being investigated for an identification.

CMS Employee Arrested For Sex Crimes

(Charlotte, NC) -- A CMS employee is accused of indecent liberties with a student. The suspect reportedly worked at Wilson STEM Academy before school resource officers accused the man of inappropriately touching a girl. He's been placed on administrative leave with pay during the investigation. His charges from this week's arrest also include first-degree kidnapping.

Two Charlotte-Area Companies On Most Admired List

(Charlotte, NC) -- Two Charlotte-area companies are finding themselves well-liked. Fortune Magazine just ranked Bank of America as the 37th most-admired company out of 324 this year. Lowes came in at number 49.

Slight Chance Of Snow During Rainy Weekend

(Charlotte, NC) -- There's a slight chance of snow in the Charlotte area this weekend. It's expected to turn rainy over the next several of days before temperatures drop. The National Weather Service is calling for a cool down into the low 30s Saturday night, which could cause a potentially hazardous situation. It's a little too early to tell exact impacts.

Deadly Wreck Shuts Down East Charlotte Road

(Charlotte, NC) -- Details from an east Charlotte wreck are coming from the CMPD. Officers completely shut down Rocky River Church Road north of Albemarle Road last night. Investigators say the wreck was deadly, but details on who may have died and what happened are still being kept tight by the CMPD.

Hornets Lose Fifth Straight

(Charlotte, NC) -- The Hornets' losing streak is now at five. Wednesday night's 118-to-104 loss to Washington leaves Charlotte mere percentage points away from the worst record in the Eastern Conference. P.J. Washington led the team with 20-points in the loss. Next up is another road trip to Boston tomorrow night.

Two Teenage Boys Shot And Wounded Along American Tobacco Trail In Durham; One Later Dies At The Hospital

(Durham, NC) -- Police in Durham are searching for suspects in the death of a juvenile, after two teenagers were shot on Wednesday. It happened around 1 p.m. along the American Tobacco Trail near Hillside High School, in the area of Fayetteville Street and Riddle Road. Investigators say both victims, described as juvenile males, were transported to a nearby hospital, where one of them was later pronounced dead. Officials also say the boys were students at Hillside High School.

Two More Wake County Schools Place On Lockdown After Receiving Threats

(Wake County, NC) -- Wake County officials are reporting two more schools were placed on Code Red lockdowns yesterday, after receiving threats involving weapons. The schools that were targeted were Brentwood Magnet Elementary and Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School. After a thorough sweep of the campuses by law enforcement, the threats were determined not to be credible. Last week, six Wake County schools were placed on lockdown in response to similar threats.

Judge Decides To Allow Raleigh Police To Release Bodycam Video Showing The Arrest Of Darryl Williams

(Raleigh, NC) -- A judge has ruled that the Raleigh Police Department will be allowed to release the bodycam video of the arrest of Darryl Williams. He is the Black man who died after being tased by police on January 17th. The videos, taken from the uniforms of the police officers who were on the scene that night, reportedly will show Williams was tased at least three times. Two of them after he told officers he had a heart condition.

NC House Approves Controversial Anti-Rioting Bill

(Raleigh, NC) -- Members of the North Carolina House approved a bill Wednesday, that would stiffen the penalties for those found guilty of inciting or participating in a riot. The Republican sponsored House Bill 40, also known as Prevent Rioting and Civil Disorder, passed on a 75-43 vote, with some Democrats supporting it. Rioters convicted of causing property damage, bodily injury or death, including physical harm to first responders, would face felony instead of misdemeanor charges. The bill now goes to the Senate.

Health Department Says COVID Numbers Starting To Trend Downward In North Carolina

(Raleigh, NC) -- New health department figures released yesterday, show COVID cases are continuing to decline in North Carolina. According to HHS, within the past week, the number of new infections fell by seven-percent and hospitalizations dropped below one-percent for the first time since mid-December. However, the amount of COVID particles found in wastewater, increased by nearly 50-percent.

City Of Cary On Short List Of Places U.S. Soccer Federation Is Considering For Its National Headquarters

(Cary, NC) -- The Triangle town of Cary could become the next headquarters of the U.S. Soccer Federation and national training center. City officials confirmed Wednesday, that Cary has been chosen as a finalist on a list of places the Federation is currently considering for relocation from Chicago. Cary is already home to the North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer League and North Carolina FC, of the United Soccer League. If selected, all games would be played at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.

Ziehl-Abegg Announces Even More Jobs for New Production Plant

(Winston-Salem, NC) -- Leaders for a German fan manufacturing company have announced even more new jobs for their facility they're building in Winston-Salem. At the groundbreaking ceremony for Ziehl-Abegg's 100-million-dollar production plant Wednesday, company officials said they'll likely hire a hundred people more than the 500 that had originally been pledged. One executive says they'll start with about 190 people at the new site - many of them from a former location in Greensboro - but quickly grow to over 500 employees. Production is expected to start in 2024.

Homeowner Likely Not to be Charged for Critically Wounding Armed Intruder

(Winston-Salem, NC) -- Police say a Mount Airy homeowner is not facing charges after shooting a person who broke into their home. The homeowner hasn't been identified. Investigators say Daniel Brown had broken into the residence on Andrews Street through the front door Wednesday afternoon. He was armed with a handgun and was met by the owner, who shot him in the neck. The suspect is in critical condition in a local hospital.

No Working Smoke Detectors in Home of Man Killed in Fire

(Winston-Salem, NC) -- Investigators say a 64-year-old man who died in a fire Wednesday morning didn't have any fire detectors in his home. That's according to an update from Winston-Salem officials. Wade Thomas Spencer was pulled from the fire in his house on Germanton Road, but responders weren't able to resuscitate him. The cause of the fire hasn't been determined.

Police Release Video of Cash Register Thief

(Greensboro, NC) -- Asheboro police are asking for the public's help in trying to find a man who robbed the Mayflower Restaurant Saturday. They've released surveillance video from the business that shows the suspect opening the register and taking cash from it when a worker wasn't looking. The video is also posted on the police department's Facebook page. You're asked to call Randolph County Crimestoppers if you recognize the man.

COVID Cases Up Slightly in Forsyth County

(Winston-Salem, NC) -- State health officials have confirmed four more COVID-19 related deaths in Forsyth County. On Wednesday, they also reported just over 600 new cases. About a quarter of those were listed as reinfections. The officials stress, though, that the case totals are from laboratory-confirmed cases and don't include most results from people who used an at-home test that showed positive results. Since the pandemic began almost three years ago, Forsyth County has had just under 125-thousand confirmed COVID cases and just under a thousand related deaths.

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