David Hodges, NBC12 WWBT Richmond

David Hodges

NBC12 WWBT Richmond

Charlotte, NC, United States

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Recent articles by David:

Mecklenburg County residents incorrectly sent text saying they were positive for COVID-19

A software company working with the county said the text was sent because of an issue “during a routine overnight maintenance.” → Read More

Emails on RNC highlight the ways delegates failed to follow guidelines

In an email sent to Mecklenburg County Commissioners after the RNC, Public Health Director Gibbie Harris highlighted the biggest disappointments from the convention. → Read More

Killer whale who carried her dead calf for 17 days and 1,000 miles is a mother again

Two years ago Tahlequah carried her dead calf for 17 days and 1,000 miles. Her grief gripped the hearts of people all around the world. → Read More

Three councilmembers facing independent ethics investigations as city attorney calls for an overhaul of the rules

Charlotte's city attorney says the ethics rules that currently exist need to be revisited by council because they don’t allow him any discretion in deciding what is referred to an independent investigator. → Read More

NCGOP files ethics complaints against two council members in wake of other conflict questions

A news release sent by NCGOP states that complaints filed were in direct response to conflict of interest questions raised about a planned partnership between City Councilman Tariq Bokhari’s non-profit Carolina Fintech Hub and the City of Charlotte. → Read More

Gov. Cooper ‘urging’ Congress to extend $600 in federal unemployment benefits in N.C.

In order for North Carolinians to keep earning an extra $600 in unemployment benefits, Congress would need to pass an extension which Governor Roy Cooper pushed for on Tuesday. → Read More

Thousands of PUA claims backdated to March still pending in North Carolina

110,212 people still have an unresolved claim with the North Carolina Division of Employment Security. → Read More

Charlotte council starts tackling violence, policing at same time

On Monday, council members discussed new community methods to intervene before and after violent situations. → Read More

Mecklenburg commissioners show support for protesters, social change

Commissioners expressed frustration over racial disparities in the justice system and throughout society. → Read More

‘Please call back another time’ - North Carolinians still struggle to get unemployment claims processed

A theme among some of them is that they don’t work typical 9-to-5 jobs but when they call the department of commerce to try and explain that they can’t get through. → Read More

Meck business leaders share concerns, excitement over reopening

While Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio said the county would provide help where they could it was clear throughout the meeting that local leaders are waiting on guidance from the state for many of the answers that business owners are seeking. → Read More

Small business owners struggle to get access to capital

Small business owners say that requirements on some loan applications freeze them out from getting capital. → Read More

Parents, students want refunds for canceled school field trips

Many school field trips aren't organized by the school districts but travel agencies. → Read More

Unemployment claims denied but updates in state and federal law could change that

More than 630,000 people have filed for unemployment insurance in North Carolina since March 15th but it’s unclear how many of those people have been denied. → Read More

Mecklenburg County ‘Stay At Home’ order expires in a week, leaders look at re-opening businesses

County Commissioner Mark Jerrell is now leading a roundtable of business and health leaders to discuss a soft re-opening of the economy. → Read More

Charlotte faces revenue shortfall amid coronavirus pandemic

They could dip into their reserve funds to bridge the gap but it could come at a cost. → Read More

North Carolina only receiving fraction of masks, gowns it’s requesting

County and state health officials say medical personnel are burning through personal protective equipment (PPE) and they’re only receiving a small fraction of what they’re requesting from the Strategic National Stockpile. → Read More

Charlotte COVID-19 Response Fund prepares to make grants, offer help

It’s been just one week since the Foundation for the Carolinas and United Way of Central Carolinas launched the COVID-19 Response Fund and it has already raised more than $10 million. → Read More

It’s official: Tom Brady is a Buccaneer

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially announced Friday six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady would be joining their team. → Read More

Worries about worker shortages at COVID-19 task force meeting

Health and law enforcement officials expressed concerns about what a widespread outbreak would mean for staffing and the people they serve. → Read More