‘Better than I expected’: Food truck vendor reflects on 2021 state fair

RALEIGH, N.C. — The 2021 North Carolina State Fair saw about 100,000 less visitors than in 2019.   What You Need To Know More than 820,000 people attended the North Carolina State Fair this year Officials say the last time attendance was that low was in 2008 Despite this year’s lower numbers, organizers say the … Read more

Winter outlook suggests a mild season for most of the U.S.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center published its first winter outlook for the upcoming season. For most of the country, the odds favor a warmer-than-normal winter. What You Need To Know Most of the U.S. leans toward a relatively mild winter, especially in the Southeast The South looks drier than average The outlook covers the winter season … Read more

N.C. State Fair provides second chance for BBQ business

RALEIGH, N.C. — For most, the fair is an opportunity to escape and just enjoy. For others, it’s a chance to rebuild.   What You Need To Know Carthage BBQ restaurant Pik N Pig is using the fair to rebuild after summer fire Pik N Pig owner Ashley Sheppard says the store needs income from … Read more

CMPD officers increase social media presence to solve important cases

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The case of Gabby Petito captured the nation and sent social media sleuths digging for clues that eventually helped police unravel crucial parts of the investigation. A couple filming a YouTube video in the same area in Wyoming where Petito went missing caught what they believed to be Petito’s van, and posted … Read more

Public hearings offer input on N.C. redistricting proposals

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The public is getting multiple chances this week to tell North Carolina legislators what they think about U.S. House and General Assembly district boundary proposals that lawmakers have been drawing.   Related Links   The House and Senate redistricting committees scheduled four hearings over Monday and Tuesday to take input on maps that Republicans and … Read more

Shipwreck along North Carolina beach to be removed

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — An abandoned vessel that ran aground on a North Carolina beach over a year ago will finally be removed. WRAL-TV reports that the removal process will start just in time for Halloween. Initially, most of the former scallop boat was visible along the shoreline. But it has been slowly sinking in sand along … Read more

Woman works with Indian artists to create sustainable fashion brand

RALEIGH, N.C. — The U.S. labor market is taking a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 300,000 women left the labor force in September, according to the National Women’s Law Center, despite the U.S. adding tens of thousands of jobs. For some women, child care is a concern. Others are not returning to work to … Read more

Charlotte Pride ready for virtual celebration Saturday night

Charlotte Pride is going virtual this weekend to celebrate with the community, and it will all be live streamed. After the COVID-19 pandemic led Charlotte Pride organizers and staff to cancel the Uptown festival and parade for a second straight year, they got to work building a virtual studio. Events kicked off Friday with the … Read more

Driver charged following deadly accident involving CATS bus

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A driver is facing charges after police say he crashed into a Charlotte Area Transit Systems bus, killing his passenger. The accident happened shortly after noon Thursday on Mount Holly Road at I-485.   Investigators say Derwin Lewis, 22, was traveling east on Mount Holly Road when he made a left turn … Read more