Courtney Cole, WBTV News

Courtney Cole


Charlotte, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Courtney:

‘We need stability’: CMS parents weigh in on surprise resignation from interim superintendent

Hattabaugh made his announcement at Wednesday’s school board meeting, following a lengthy closed session meeting. → Read More

Butler High School student elected as new CMS student advisor

The 2023 student advisor was announced at Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting. → Read More

JCSU, local law enforcement agencies team up for Community Security Day on Saturday

The safety panel is from 10:30 to noon in the Crisp Student Union. → Read More

‘It’s messing with our livelihoods:’ Gaston County Schools employees frustrated after payday

Officials say there have been dozens of errors with uploading employee retirement, fixing deductions and correcting extra payments. → Read More

How to track crime in your neighborhood, housing lawyer shares legal obligations for landlords to maintain safe living spaces

Five people were inside a northwest Charlotte home when someone fired several shots at the residence early Wednesday morning. → Read More

NC State Treasurer, NCAE share ongoing concerns regarding payroll issues in Gaston County Schools

Officials say there have been dozens of errors with uploading employee retirement, fixing deductions, correcting extra payments, and sending employees checks if they did not get one. → Read More

‘A great human being:’ West Charlotte High gym renamed for graduate, longtime coach Charles A. McCullough Sr.

Charles A. McCullough, Sr. was a WCHS graduate, athlete, P.E. teacher, and longtime boys’ basketball coach. → Read More

NC teacher shares concerns over proposal to change teacher licenses, pay scale

The Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) is working on a proposal that would redesign the teacher licensure scale and salaries for teachers. → Read More

‘Building bridges:’ Johnston Co. all girl, high school robotics team is bridging the gap in STEM

G-Force Robotics is the third all-girl team in the state. → Read More

Duke Energy, contractors continue power line repairs after damage from Ian

The statewide outage total peaked at 418,000 just after 11 p.m. Friday → Read More

‘Hallelujah:’ CMS prepares to replace HVAC units in mobile classrooms at 18 schools

In August, a 104,066.86 dollar bid was approved to replace HVAC units in mobile classrooms at 18 schools. → Read More

CMS launches out-of-school tutoring program for 42 low-performing schools

The CMS program provides online and in-person tutoring for students at 42 high-need schools. → Read More

‘Doing great things:’ Tuckaseegee Elementary Schools sees more than 94 percent growth during 2021-2022 school year

According to the state data, Tuckaseegee Elementary School had a 94.3 growth score and exceeded growth. → Read More

Security analyst, forensic psychiatrist weigh in on threats happening in multiple WBTV-area school districts

Law enforcement agencies have investigated threats made against and near eight schools this week. → Read More

CMS Board of Education starts monthly progress monitoring session at meetings

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools leaders are now doing progress monitoring sessions at Board meetings at least once a month. → Read More

Gaston County Schools educators prepare for town hall to discuss payroll with state leaders, school administrators

Educators invited district administrators, state senators, representatives, the state Treasurer Dale Folwell, and the GCS Superintendent. → Read More

CMS holds press conference reviewing the first week back at school

Nearly 141,000 CMS students went back to school this week. → Read More

“Improvement:” Some CMS parents say bus delays are not as bad this week compared to start of last school year

CMS officials say the first pick-up on the first day of school Monday was at 5:05 am and the last drop-off was at 7:58 pm → Read More

CMS opens two new schools, three replacement schools for thousands of students

Thousands of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students are kicking off their first day of school inside new buildings. → Read More

‘They’re finding solutions:’ UNC Charlotte students, parents say move-in at off-campus apartments started off rocky

Students and their parents reported some units were not thoroughly cleaned prior to move-in and students were placed with the wrong roommates. → Read More