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Recent articles by Nick:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools official details start of Title IX reform as trial looms

The actions of Myers Park High School administrators and officers at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in the wake of a student’s reported rape will go on trial Tuesday. The case involves a student who reported being forced into the woods adjacent to the school’s campus and sexually assaulted by a male classmate. The incident was reported in early November 2015. → Read More

Families of fallen pilot, meteorologist share statements after fatal crash

The families of the two men killed in the Sky3 helicopter crash shared statements Wednesday reflecting on their loved ones’ lives. → Read More

Families of fallen pilot, meteorologist share statements after fatal crash

The families of the two men killed in the Sky3 helicopter crash shared statements Wednesday reflecting on their loved ones’ lives. → Read More

Charlotte lawyer reprimanded for handling of immigration case. ‘He played with the dreams of a family.’

A Charlotte-area man who immigrated to the United States legally nearly 25 years ago is now in limbo after Charlotte immigration lawyer George N. Miller failed to take action in his immigration case. → Read More

Election cases have languished as Wake DA investigated N.C. attorney general

Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman’s office has yet to pursue criminal charges in several complaints that elections investigators deemed worthy of criminal prosecution, including cases of voter fraud and campaign finance violations by an influential Raleigh CEO, newly obtained records show. → Read More

CMS board releases new document about former superintendent Winston after tense meeting

The letter written by Winston’s attorney Glenn Brock, provided new details of the back-and-forth between the school board regarding former superintendent Earnest Winston prior to his termination last month. → Read More

McCrae Dowless’s family says ‘rest of the story’ will be told on election fraud allegations

The family of McCrae Dowless released a new statement Monday promising that more information will come out about allegations related to election fraud that has swirled for years, stemming from the 2018 election for the 9th Congressional District. Dowless died of cancer on Sunday. → Read More

CMS board fires superintendent Winston

Board members voted publicly 7-2 to terminate Winston’s contract. → Read More

CMS superintendent, school board at odds over his departure

WBTV Investigates: Board, Winston have been negotiating for months. → Read More

CMS board to vote Tuesday on terminating superintendent’s contract

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Tuesday where it is expected to vote to fire Superintendent Earnest Winston. That vote comes after months of back-and-forth regarding Winston's future at the district, including an offer by board members to pay Winston to leave. → Read More

Search warrant: Charlotte man obtained chemicals to make bombs in apartment, FBI got warrant for DNA, fingerprint samples

Authorities said the man’s roommate came forward with the information. → Read More

Documents show scammers got nearly $250,000 in state money meant to help pay rent, utilities

A WBTV investigation has uncovered a group of people living in eastern North Carolina who obtained nearly $250,000 in state and federal aid money by submitting fraudulent applications for assistance. The head of the state office that approved the fraudulent grants dismissed the findings as insignificant compared to the amount of money the program has awarded. → Read More

‘I was already scared.’ Second Hawthorne Academy HS student says she was told to stay silent about reported sexual assault

A student at Hawthorne Academy High School said she was forced to sign a nondisclosure agreement after reporting being sexually assaulted by a classmate in 2019. Her story comes one week after WBTV first revealed a Hawthorne Academy student who was suspended after reporting a sexual assault. CMS leaders refuse to answer questions. → Read More

A CMS student reported being sexually assaulted. Then she was suspended.

WBTV Investigates: School administrators at Hawthorne Academy High School accused the female student of filing a false report and suspended her → Read More

CMS board focuses on students reporting sexual violence after presentation

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board got a presentation late Tuesday night on the district’s policies surrounding a federal law that regulates how schools handle reports of sexual violence and harassment. But the presentation, and questions from board members, focused on educating students how to report. → Read More

After weeks of silence, CMS superintendent responds to Myers Park students’ reports of rape, sexual assault

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Earnest Winston sat down with WBTV in an exclusive interview to address reports of rape and sexual assault at Myers Park High School. It's the first time Winston has spoken on the subject since WBTV's first investigation aired in early June. → Read More

Top DHHS regulator defends agency’s oversight of N.C. wilderness therapy programs

A top regulator at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services defended the agency’s sporadic inspection of a camp that advertises itself as offering wilderness therapy in western North Carolina after a WBTV investigation. → Read More

How hard is it to reach N.C. unemployment office? Even a top lawmaker can’t get through.

More than a year into the pandemic, the N.C. office that handles unemployment claims is still not responsive to people trying to sort out their unemployment benefits. In fact, the office is so hard to reach, even a top lawmaker couldn't get through to resolve problems for his constituents. → Read More

N.C. State Highway Patrol commander tells ‘lazy’ troopers to write more tickets

A commander with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol wants his troopers to write more speeding tickets. → Read More

U.S. Attorney’s Office: No charges for Lincoln Co. deputy who punched handcuffed teen outside hospital

This stems from an incident on Dec. 19 2019 when Atrium security guards tackled 16-year-old Hayden Long to the ground, tazed him and sat on him. → Read More