With the arrival of Charlotte’s severe storm season, emergency officials this week urged residents and businesses to prepare now for tornadoes, floods and hurricanes that are no stranger to the region.
The truck driver involved in an accident north of Wilmington on Saturday that killed a Charlotte 2-year-old has been charged with a second count of misdemeanor death by vehicle after the family's newborn baby also died.
Jakob Trumpower is about to graduate from Charlotte Catholic High School, where he has played football for four years; he will attend Valparaiso University on an academic scholarship and play Division 1 football.
This year’s recipients, and the colleges they plan to attend are Ben Bullard (Appalachian State); his twin brother, Bryce Bullard (N.C. State); Conner Correll (Wingate University); and Michaela Larrison (N.C. State).
A Charlotte carjacking suspect trying to elude South Carolina law enforcement officers smashed his vehicle into a tree and then barricaded himself in the car for 2 1/2 hours before surrendering early Friday, York County sheriff’s investigators said.
Those who spent time with Gene Merritt knew him as a hard-working man, a talented artist with a desk in a makeshift office on Main Street in downtown Rock Hill, SC. From there he crafted thousands of drawings, and his work found its way around the world. Merritt died earlier this month. He was 78.