Brittney Johnson, WSOCTV

Brittney Johnson


Charlotte, NC, United States

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Past articles by Brittney:

‘They have a chance’: Center finds jobs, restores hope for formerly incarcerated

A Charlotte organization, Center for Employment Opportunities, is making progress finding work for formerly incarcerated people released from prison, despite the pandemic. → Read More

Iredell-Statesville Schools superintendent says staff behavior key to preventing COVID

The Iredell-Statesville Schools superintendent is sharing more the steps they’ve taken to keep kids in school while keeping COVID-19 spread low. → Read More

Nonprofit keeps families connected during pandemic with free tablets

Throughout the pandemic, Channel 9 has heard from families who didn’t get to say goodbye to loved ones lost to COVID-19, and nurses have described being the only person there to comfort dying patients. → Read More

Charlotte firefighter shares story of cancer survival

According to research from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, firefighters are 14% more likely to die from cancer than the average person. → Read More

Local organization helps students living in public housing pay for college

Students living in public housing in Charlotte have an opportunity to get help paying for college. → Read More

HOPE Program hires 130, changes policies to give rent and utility help

North Carolina’s Office of Recovery and Resilience is making changes to speed up the process of assisting families through the HOPE Program. → Read More

‘It is our fight together’: Local nurse pleads for COVID-19 safety compliance

A local nurse who works in a COVID-19 unit says health care workers need everyone to come together and work collectively to get through this pandemic. → Read More

Therapists: Parents should adjust expectations during remote learning

Starting Monday, thousands of students will go back to remote only learning. Cabarrus and Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools are making major changes in light of record breaking COVID-19 cases in the community. → Read More

Charlotte employment attorney says workers need more pandemic protections

A Charlotte employment attorney says there are not enough protections for workers during the pandemic, and the strongest ones we have are expiring at the end of December. → Read More

Revitalization project brings opportunities to Beatties Ford Road

City and business leaders broke ground Thursday on new Corridors of Opportunity projects designed to transform a landmark location to the intersection of Beatties Ford Rd and Lasalle St. → Read More

Local social workers create children’s book to help those who witness domestic violence

Police continue seeing more calls for domestic violence during the pandemic. Channel 9 has been covering the uptick since March. In many cases, children are hearing or seeing the abuse. → Read More

Group gives Black people a safe space to talk race

Mental health experts are creating more safe spaces for Black people to talk about racial trauma and how to heal. → Read More

Teacher gets creative to help students stay active during pandemic

A Cabarrus County teacher is getting creative trying to keep her kids active and make sure they have the supplies they need. → Read More

Mental health experts encourage creating safe spaces to talk racial trauma, how to heal

This year’s protests reignited critical conversations about race and racism in the United States. → Read More

Study: Service workers, kids see mental health decline in pandemic

New research from Duke University published in the Journal Pediatrics found people working in the service industry are seeing their mental health deteriorate quickly during the pandemic and it’s affecting their children. → Read More

Local business owner plans drive-in concert to entertain families, help nonprofit

Statesville musicians and business owners are teaming up to give families a safe way to enjoy live music. → Read More

Iredell Co. community paramedics connect vulnerable residents to care

With the increasing costs and demand, Iredell County paramedics wanted to do more to help vulnerable patients who were calling 911 frequently, many lacking access to critical primary care. → Read More

Groups rally to support foster youth impacted by COVID-19

Foster children and the families that support them need your help through the COVID-19 crisis. → Read More

NC failing to provide adequate funding to care for foster children

North Carolina is in need of more families to step up and take care of foster children. → Read More

You may want to think twice before getting ‘dip powder’ nails, doctors say

Whether you go regularly or just before a big event, a new and popular nail trend could get you sick. → Read More