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Past articles by Kristen:

Finding ‘fashion’ in uptown Charlotte

We went into Uptown Charlotte to explore the very idea of ‘fashion’, and as you can imagine, laughter ensued. → Read More

Kidney surgery scheduled for Burke County man whose son wrote President Trump

Around Christmas, 8-year-old Fore Putnam wrote letters to Santa Claus, Ivanka Trump, and President Donald Trump. In them, he made an emotional plea for help in finding his dad, Trae, a kidney. → Read More

Firefighters nurse tiny hummingbird back to health with bottle c

"You can teach almost anyone how to be a firefighter, a medic or just about anything imaginable. What is virtually impossible to teach is compassion." → Read More

Oldest NC woman celebrates 113th birthday, but new info reveals

Whether it be 113 or 114, we wish Ms. Hester Ford a very Happy Birthday! → Read More

Police replace boy's stolen PlayStation with their own money

The police that came to investigate normally just investigate the crime, but this time they went above and beyond. → Read More

Man rescues marmoset monkey, trains him as emotional support ani

But perhaps the biggest smile "Spanky" brings is to his owner. → Read More

Firefighters build bench for kids waiting at bus stop

Using donated materials and some of their own, the group from 'A Shift' crafted a hand-made bench in between calls.? → Read More

Officer raising money for man he once arrested

It’s one last thing he can do to assure his friend can rest in peace. → Read More

'Prayer tree' brings hundreds of people together

Take a moment to read the prayers, it might just make your day. → Read More

Little girl planning an unusual birthday party

When her mom suggested the idea, she went right for it. → Read More

Animal control gets creative after running out of carriers follo

It’s a huge win for the shelter which sent out an alert last Friday, they were at full capacity with their cats and kittens and needed help to clear the shelter. → Read More

Paramedic rescues baby squirrel, the two become 'friends'

It’s Jesse Wolfram’s job to save lives. The Charlotte MEDIC employee is a paramedic, and recently found himself attempting to save a life that wasn’t human. → Read More

James Wells, member of 'Friendship 9,' passes away at Rock Hill

Wells was a member of a nine-man team that was arrested in Rock Hill in 1961 at the old McCrory’s lunch counter. The group sat down and ordered lunch at the whites-only establishment. → Read More

Adorable kittens need homes fast, so we made dating profiles for

The shelter is hoping a little publicity might get folks to come and adopt all the adorable faces.? → Read More

Ivy the Aussie becomes internet star with incredible tricks

Ivy started gaining popularity on Instagram when her mom posted videos of the dog painting on canvas. That's when we first introduced you to the talented K9. → Read More

Who put this sign in an abandoned parking lot?

The sign proclaimed its planted spot as the same spot the couple met. → Read More

Two boys survive shooting, 'adopt' police officer who responded

The two brothers survived the shooting, but their lives were forever changed by the relationship they now have with one of the responding officers. → Read More

Father challenges All-American football sons to a foot race for

Benjamin, Uriah and Christian Lemay might not have expected their dad to win, but they certainly expected he’d at least show up and keep his promise he made to his sons. → Read More

No need to call 911, this car is supposed to be driving in a lak

“Some people think I’m crazy, which you just about have to be to drive this thing,” Morrison said. → Read More

Ever been inside an ice factory? It's actually really cool

After bearing 90-plus degree heat all week, Friday morning, we decided to chill. → Read More