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Brett Baldeck


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Recent articles by Brett:

‘Beer Rescue’: New firetruck in NC catching looks for distributing beer

STATESVILLE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A new firetruck in Statesville won’t be putting out fires anytime soon. In fact, it’s not even part of the fire department. A brewery in town has manufactured its own fire engine to help quench the thirst of beer enthusiasts. The owner of Red Buffalo Brewing Company in Downtown […] → Read More

License plate reading cameras being purchased by HOA’s, businesses, police in Carolinas

Investigators say about 90% of property crimes go unsolved. They credit these cameras with not only providing better evidence in court, but also leading officers to a suspect faster. → Read More

Business making Monopoly games based on Carolina towns

WAXHAW, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A new craze has hit one Union County community as a new board game has shown up in stores. This game is all about the town. Waxhawopoly is self-explanatory. It’s a monopoly-style game all about Waxhaw, but Milton Bradley and the Hasbro Parker Brothers aren’t behind this version. A […] → Read More

Workouts intensify for NASCAR drivers as sport becomes increasingly competitive

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – NASCAR drivers are hitting the road to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, but before most of them depart on Friday, they are finishing up their 5th or 6th workout of the week. No matter if you’re a motorsports fan or not, the reality is NASCAR drivers are athletes. Like any athlete, […] → Read More

Diversity grows among Daytona 500 media as race enters 64th year

There is a team of about 300 media members bringing the action from Daytona International Speedway to millions of people around the world. → Read More

eNASCAR playing role at Daytona 500, mobile arcade planned for 17 races

There is a race happening outside the racetrack that fans are taking part in that gives them a feeling of what it’s like to be a NASCAR driver. → Read More

Daytona 500 sold out, thousands of fans attend January test

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – The excitement surrounding the 64th annual Daytona 500 is building as speedway officials announced this week that grandstand seating for the event in February is sold out. RV spaces are also sold out. Speedway leaders say they are still tickets available for suites and the fan zone, but […] → Read More

North Carolinians rank last in knowing their state motto, survey says

(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – For those who live in North Carolina and think they know everything about the history of the state, listen up. The state ranks last in a recent survey seeing if people know their own state motto. The survey found 87% of people in North Carolina don’t know the motto and another […] → Read More

NC-based toy company prepares to ship millions of toys for holiday season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Millions of toys will travel through the Charlotte area this holiday season. Workers with a Queen City-based toy company are preparing to produce fun for kids in the Carolinas and across North America. Schleich is a German-based company. The owners moved the North American operations to Charlotte about six […] → Read More

Would You Stop? Survey says more than half of NC wouldn’t help stranded driver

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WJZY) — We’ve all been there or, at the very least, we know someone who has been there: you’re stuck on the side of the road with car trouble. Car trouble can range from a flat tire, to engine trouble or even a slide off in the winter months. Technology like smartphones and […] → Read More

People of Wilkes County optimistic about latest efforts to reopen North Wilkesboro Speedway

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Could the roar of racecars be returning to one of NASCAR’s original tracks in North Carolina? Those who live in Wilkes County are hopeful a new campaign will catch the attention of NASCAR and the motorsports industry. Governor Roy Cooper, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Marcus Smith from Speedway […] → Read More

Coca-Cola 600, One Year Later: From no fans, to full capacity

CONCORD, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway will open Thursday morning for fans attending the 62nd Annual Coca-Cola 600. The race this year will be allowed to operate at full capacity, thanks to the end of COVID-19 restrictions in North Carolina. The return to fans is a huge change compared to […] → Read More

Florida couple arrives for Coca-Cola 600 with goal of attending every 2021 NASCAR race

NASCAR drivers are preparing for the longest race of the season this weekend at the Coca-Cola 600, but for a Florida couple in town for the race, 600 miles is all in a days drive. → Read More

Coke 600 will allow full capacity; Charlotte Motor Speedway prepares to welcome back fans

CONCORD, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Preparations are already underway at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord to prepare for the Coca-Cola 600. The race will be the first in more than a year where capacity will not be limited. A few thousand fans were able to attend the Bank of America ROVAL 400 last fall, […] → Read More

New safety procedures for drivers in Daytona 500 developed in Concord

The 63rd Annual Daytona 500 on Sunday will mark one year since Ryan Newman’s horrific crash coming to the finish line of the 2020 Daytona 500. → Read More

NASCAR enters 2021 season with more diversity than ever before

DAYTONA, Fla. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Speedweeks are officially underway at Daytona International Speedway. This is the first season a major NASCAR Cup Series team has a black driver and black owner under the same umbrella. Michael Jordan owns the team with Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace was brought on board as the driver. Wallace […] → Read More

New racing series developed by Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham will be based in Mooresville

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A new racing series developed by former NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and former NASCAR Crew Chief Ray Evernham is getting set to launch this summer. The Superstar Racing Experience, or SRX Racing, will be modeled similar to what the International Race Of Champions (IROC) used to look like, just […] → Read More

Doctors warn slow vaccine rollout could mean another summer of COVID restrictions

(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Doctors are warning the slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine means we could be dealing with another summer of restrictions unless the vaccine availability is drastically increased. Right now, doctors at Novant Health say they only have about 1,000 vaccines per week for patients. So far 1,400 patients have been vaccinated […] → Read More

Officer Jason Shuping remembered for bravery, taking job as officer for “right reasons”

CONCORD, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the state filled the Cabarrus Arena in Concord on Tuesday to say farewell to a fallen officer. Officer Jason Shuping was shot and killed in the line of duty while responding to a call last week. The service was simple, honoring a […] → Read More

Fewer people holiday traveling could have long term impacts

(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — For the first time in 12 years AAA predicts a decrease in travel for Thanksgiving, thanks in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fewer cars on the road means you could get to your destination easier, but it will also have long term impacts on roads in North Carolina. NCDOT provided […] → Read More