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Ariel Plasencia

NBC Charlotte

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Past articles by Ariel:

Mother forced to drive an hour away from home in search of baby formula amid shortage

Emily Stanley says she had to take off work on Monday so that she could drive around and search for baby formula. → Read More

'We really, really need it back': Oak Cliff BBQ restaurant looking for man who stole smoker

Glen's Kitchen relies on its smoker to support for the restaurant and catering business. Security cameras captured a man stealing it Sunday. → Read More

Franklin Graham reflects on the past year without Billy Graham

"I think when my father passed away, there was so much activity over that 10-day period for me, personally, I really didn't have a chance to mourn," said Franklin. → Read More

UNC Charlotte student sold drugs out of his dorm via Snapchat, police say

The 19-year-old kept the drugs inside a safe in his freezer on the campus of UNCC, police said. → Read More

How to get around Charlotte during NBA All-Star weekend

The streets around Spectrum Center will close to traffic this week, and the city is clarifying when it will happen. → Read More

Elementary schools hit hardest by thousands of NC teacher vacancies, report says

Nearly 6,000 North Carolina teachers left the state at the end of last school year, with elementary schools struggling the most to fill the openings. → Read More

Schools concerned about widespread flu across the Charlotte area

So far this season, there have been 29 flu-related deaths in North Carolina and 21 in South Carolina with the virus being widespread in 24 states. → Read More

Thieves broke into 30 cars in uptown over the weekend. They only stole $10

Some of the vehicles were from out of state and police said every car that was broken into had at least one window smashed. → Read More

Food stamps could run out by the end of February

Tens of thousands of Mecklenburg County families received their food and nutrition benefits for February early, while the plans for March remain uncertain. → Read More

SC senator proposes extending gun waiting period for background checks

Under current law, if retailers don't get a background check within three days, they have the authority to continue with the sale. → Read More

SC school district weighing year-round class schedule

Administrators say shifting the start of the school year would be beneficial for students who have to study for exams during the Christmas holiday under the current calendar. → Read More

Mecklenburg sheriff planning job fair for inmates

“When these people come from Mecklenburg County Detention Center, they're going to come to your community as your neighbor,” → Read More

The government shutdown is shrinking lunches in one NC school district

Students in Vance County will soon see a change when it comes to their school lunch due to the government shutdown. → Read More

McMaster sworn in for first full term as governor

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster was sworn in for his first full term as governor Wednesday. → Read More

A new law requires hospitals to post their prices online

Some argue that posting this information is going to allow for pricing transparency and that patients will be better informed. It will let them shop around and find the best value. But on the flip side, experts say the prices can be deceiving. → Read More

CMPD investigating first homicide of 2019

A man was found shot to death outside a home in north Charlotte around 3 a.m. Tuesday. → Read More

Mom whose son was swept away by Florence floodwaters to face judge

A Charlotte mom will face a Union County judge Tuesday nearly two months after her 1-year-old son died when he was swept away by floodwaters during Hurricane Florence. → Read More

SBI investigating Mooresville officer-involved shooting

A suspect was arrested after an officer-involved shooting near a fire station in Mooresville early Monday morning, police said. → Read More

'I'd fight to the end' | Mother of Chris Watts questions plea deal in murder case

"I don't see why he's pleading guilty. I wouldn't. I'd fight. I'd fight to the end." → Read More

What you need to know about President Trump's visit to Charlotte Friday

Here's what you need to know about the president's second visit to the Queen City in two months. → Read More