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Charlotte, NC, United States

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Past articles by Eric:

More storms Thursday and in the forecast

Showers and storms continue to percolate across the region Thursday and will continue well into the evening hours. → Read More

89-year-old woman found safe after being reported missing from Chesterfield County

Officials reported late Saturday morning that they had found an 89-year-old woman who was reported missing on Friday from Chesterfield County and thought to be headed to Florence or Columbia. → Read More

Forever Family: Meet Shariesa

In this week’s Forever Family feature, you will meet Shariesa. Like her younger brother and sister, she is a calm, reserved child who strikes me as someone who is more interested in listening to others rather than calling attention to herself. → Read More

3 men found in TX motel room with teen runaway suspected of sex trafficking, police say

Odessa Police arrested three men who were holed up in a motel room with a 14-year-old girl, authorities say. → Read More

Rain moves out, lower temps expected for work week

High temperatures which hovered around 70 degrees on Sunday will take a swan dive into the 40s by Wednesday with lows close to or below freezing from Wednesday morning all the way through next weekend. → Read More

Duke University removes Confederate veteran’s name from building

The university said its Board of Trustees on Saturday voted to approve removing Julian Carr's name from a building where the history department is located. → Read More

Person killed in Charlotte, homicide investigation underway

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened in the 8700 block of Autumn Lake Court. → Read More

Plane crashes into Florida autism therapy facility; 2 dead

Officials say there were 13 people inside the therapy center when the plane crashed into it, five of them children. → Read More

Forever Family: Meet Z

More than anything else Z wants a family. She desires to have a place to call home, a title to hold within a family, a chance for someone to call her a daughter. → Read More

First Alert Day issued for Friday

Some areas may see over an inch of rain, and once again, Friday Night Football games may be in jeopardy in a few areas. → Read More

Can we expect to see any rain from Tropical Storm Gordon?

Tropical Storm Gordon did not make it to a hurricane category but the Charlotte metro area could possibly see rain. → Read More

BLOG: Flood Advisory Extended

The advisory specifically targets flood prone areas typically found along the lake shorelines, access points and other feeder streams into the Catawba River. → Read More

First Alert Day declared for Sunday

A storm system will organize over the Gulf Coast States on Saturday and bring copious amounts of moisture into the Carolinas on Sunday. → Read More

BLOG - Irma vs Carolinas… what if?

Rainfall would be the other big concern. It would likely start raining well ahead of the center of this storm starting around late Sunday night, ending early Tuesday morning. → Read More

Forever Family: Meet Shy and Khy

I got to tell you, this dynamic duo of twin boys made me feel 20 years younger! They're twice as cute and double the fun! → Read More

FIRST ALERT: Friday storms could bring rain, wind to high school

It will likely leverage the heat and humidity across our region and develop a line of thunderstorms as it crosses the Carolinas during the late afternoon or evening hours. → Read More

First Alert Day canceled Friday, but don’t let your guard down!

Friday's First Alert Day still looks to bring a few rounds of heavier downpours, especially during the afternoon and evening, but fortunately, a severe threat appears to be minimal. → Read More

First Alert: Thunderstorms begin rolling across Charlotte area a

It is a First Alert Day and we are now getting a little better look at the timing of storm arrival for later on this afternoon and evening. → Read More

BLOG: Severe Thunderstorm Watch posted for Mecklenburg, surround

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been posted until 9 p.m. this evening for Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding counties including all of our South Carolina upstate counties. → Read More

FIRST ALERT: Rain let’s up overnight, but don’t let your guard d

Waves of heavy rain will continue to roll through the Carolinas over the next two days through Wednesday. → Read More