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Past articles by Daniel:

North Carolina foster children sleeping in jails, emergency rooms, DSS offices amid a foster family shortage

North Carolina foster children have begun to endure more challenging situations, including “living” out of cots in jails, DSS offices, and emergency rooms because there are not enough foster families in the state to accommodate them. → Read More

Rowan County deputies involved in deadly shooting while serving warrant

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – An investigation is underway after a man was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Rowan County following an attempt to serve a warrant, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday. Law enforcement officials were attempting to serve a felony failure to appear warrant on Jordan Mays at a […] → Read More

Man who shot Kernersville Officer Sean Houle sentenced on multiple charges including attempted murder

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) — The man who shot Kernersville Police Officer Sean Houle has been sentenced, bookending a saga that began almost two years ago to the day. On Monday, a judge accepted Quinton Blocker’s plea deal and sentenced him to serve from 407 to 513 months, or roughly 33 to 43 years, in a […] → Read More

Turkish Americans in North Carolina help those stuck overseas after earthquake leaves thousands dead

With Turkey on their minds, Charlotte Turkish families are sending donations home to help families. → Read More

Conversations begin on safety upgrades after North Carolina mail carriers attacked

Less than one week after a Charlotte mail carrier was kidnapped and robbed at gunpoint in the Starmount area, Union representatives and US Postal leaders met with mail carriers at the Starmount post office to discuss what safety changes could be made. → Read More

Kia, Hyundai become central targets of viral TikTok challenge linked to car thefts

During a Monday night presentation to City Council members, CMPD Chief David Robinson stressed that vehicle thefts increased by roughly 20% between 2021 and 2022. → Read More

‘I can’t lose hope in people’: NC Uber driver plans to return to the job after being shot, robbed

Anthony Facey was shot twice and robbed in Charlotte Saturday morning, but he still wants to come back to his job as an Uber driver. → Read More

Charlotte Uber driver was shot in the back and robbed: PD

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – An Uber driver has been released from the hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries following a brazen attack this weekend, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and the driver both confirmed with Queen City News on Monday. Officers responded to calls regarding the shooting around 2:30 a.m. Sunday near 3500 Cypress Pond Drive in […] → Read More

Concerns grow as street racing continues near North Carolina neighborhood

Matthews families recently banned together to make the concerns for their neighborhood public after drivers turned their entrance road into a street racing track. → Read More

Family of slain Statesville graduate honored with basketball mementos

Two months after Kaneycha Turner’s murder, the Statesville High School community and her former basketball teammates gifted her family Wednesday with memorabilia from her time in high school. → Read More

‘Fight for Shanquella’ the message as North Carolina community rallies, but still no arrests

More than a hundred people gathered Saturday evening to life up the family of Shanquella Robinson, a Charlotte woman who was killed in Mexico more than six weeks ago and whose story has sparked calls from across the world for arrests to be made. → Read More

Controversy lingers in North Carolina county with new sheriff in town

Anson County officials swore in Scott Howell Wednesday morning as the new sheriff. At the same time, the county’s other sheriff, voted into power by county commissioners, filed a lawsuit that would give him control of the office. → Read More

CMPD: Person in custody over rock with hate speech thrown through Charlotte daycare

A rock containing hate speech and threats toward children was thrown through a daycare window on Monday and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said it is tied to last week’s park ranger shooting. → Read More

Man accused of shooting, killing woman and stealing her Mercedes-Benz arrested in Guilford County: CMPD

A man is facing multiple charges including murder in connection to the fatal shooting of a Charlotte woman back in October, CMPD said. → Read More

North Carolina juvenile mentorship group leader concerned after six juveniles arrested on murder charges

In just seven days, six juveniles have been arrested and hit with a slew of charges, including first-degree murder in Charlotte. → Read More

Tears, Tributes: Charlotte meteorologist memorial services

Hundreds waited in line for hours to share their condolences, heartbreak, and memories of late WBTV meteorologist Jason Myers with family Friday evening. → Read More

Talks ‘not over’ regarding decision for future I-77 South toll lane project

Some within the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization are hesitant to decide on a developer or way to finance the project. → Read More

‘Insane!’ North Carolina family captures bear encounter during Tennessee vacation

The encounter happened Saturday morning in a cabin outside the city limits of Gatlinburg during the family’s vacation. → Read More

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office ride along shows staffing shortages

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — There are more than 100 positions open with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. The positions have been open for the past year. These are vacancies that have slowly trickled down, but the sheriff’s office has lost people faster than its been able to fill the positions. There are: seven telecommunication […] → Read More

North Carolina realtor arrested for allegedly putting security cameras in smoke detectors, spying on visitors

Krantz’s wife told Queen City News that she discovered two cameras inside her smoke detectors sometime around Sept. 26. → Read More