Savannah Levins, NBC Charlotte

Savannah Levins

NBC Charlotte

Charlotte, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Savannah:

'They looked at me, and they took off'

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say you should have repeated conversations with your child about strangers, so they continue to keep their guard up. → Read More

Defenders: Founders of 'MeToo' at-home rape kit defend product against NC AG Josh Stein allegations

Co-founder Madison Campbell maintains their kits offer victims critical privacy. → Read More

Why choosing cheap plastic surgery could cost you more in the long run

Going cheap on plastic surgery might be a good deal but it's not a good choice, and could leave you scarred for life. → Read More

Charlotte family remembers father, NYPD officer, killed on 9/11

Sergeant Rodney Gillis was on the 21st floor of the North Tower on September 11, 2001, evacuating the people inside when he made his final radio call. → Read More

School districts installing new 'vape detectors' to combat youth e-cigarette use

North Carolina attorney general Josh Stein was the first to file a state lawsuit against vaping giant Juul, saying the company intentionally marketed to minors. → Read More

More Carolinians are turning to life coaches, report says

"We’re no longer satisfied with the status quo," life coach Lauren Widrick said. → Read More

Dollar stores fined for selling expired OTC drugs; products still on shelves in Charlotte area

Our NBC Charlotte Defenders team has confirmed North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is reviewing the settlement. → Read More

Digital predators: Mom speaks out after fetish account likes picture of young son

It's a scary and dangerous trend: over-sharing that can lead to digital kidnapping. It can happen on all social media platforms. → Read More

Defenders: CMS not testing any more schools for lead; other local districts still haven't tested any

You may be surprised to learn North Carolina doesn’t have a law requiring schools test water for lead. → Read More

Former CMPD chief reflects on 2012 DNC, issues that may arise for 2020 RNC

Charlotte has the benefit of having going through a dress rehearsal of sorts once before, as the host of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. → Read More

Childcare crisis: 33,000 qualifying kids on wait-list for state financial assistance

It could be more than a year before any state help comes through for the parents on this waiting list, all of whom need and qualify for the help. → Read More

Fort Mill adds new high school as growth continues

Catawba Ridge High School is equipped with a 900-plus person auditorium, special TV room with a green screen and lecture rooms similar to those used by universities. → Read More

After rideshare scares, NC lawmakers sign Passenger Protection Act into law

The law signed by Governor Cooper on Friday now requires rideshare drivers to display their license plate number in the front of the car. → Read More

Weekend mass shootings prompt concerns over websites promoting violence, hate

Security experts say websites breeding and promoting domestic terrorism are becoming a real, out-of-control problem. → Read More

Defenders: 720,000 North Carolinians' health care hangs in balance as hospitals refuse new state plan

Hospital systems refuse to get on board, which would mean families on the state health plan would have to pay out-of-network for any of those facilities or doctors. → Read More

Scammers trick Cabarrus County out of $2.5 million earmarked for school construction

County leaders told NBC Charlotte the request looked legitimate; the scammers using the contractor’s real names, logos, even copies of signed approvals. → Read More

Ingested metal shard from BBQ brush punctured organs of SC man

A small piece of a metal cleaning brush ended up in his food and proceeded to tear up his internal organs, Jason Vickey posted to Facebook. → Read More

Bulletproof backpacks now on shelves in Charlotte, in time for back to school shopping

The company’s founder, Yasir Sheikh, says he doesn’t want parents or students to be afraid, just prepared. → Read More

Woman says her dog was injured during grooming appointment at Charlotte PetSmart

Nikki Blakeney says she’ll be watching every moment of Kobe’s grooming appointments from now on, and advises other pet parents to do the same. → Read More

Testing CBD: Defenders test finds huge unreported range in THC levels

The NBC Charlotte Defenders team bought five bottles of CBD oil and sent them off to a CBD testing facility. → Read More