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I'm a digital journalist from Charlotte, North Carolina. I was in the United States Air Force for seven and a half years. I was a JAG paralegal in the Air Force, but still wanted to pursue my love of television broadcasting.  More>>

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  • Boxers Take the Ring in Fort Mill for First Ever Match

    Boxers Take the Ring in Fort Mill for First Ever Match

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:02:44 GMT
    Boxers from across the Carolinas took part in Fort Mill boxing history on Saturday."Rumble From The Rock" was the first ever boxing match to take place in the city.
    Boxers from across the Carolinas took part in Fort Mill boxing history on Saturday."Rumble From The Rock" was the first ever boxing match to take place in the city.
  • One-On-One with Singer Jesse McCartney

    One-On-One with Singer Jesse McCartney

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:56:26 GMT
    Singer/actor Jesse McCartney is kicking off his tour in Charlotte this Friday.  Amanda O'Hara caught up with him to chat about his tour, new album, and Charlotte.
    Singer/actor Jesse McCartney is kicking off his tour in Charlotte this Friday.  Amanda O'Hara caught up with him to chat about his tour, new album, and Charlotte.
  • Police: Woman Robbed at Gunpoint at Charlotte YMCA

    Police: Woman Robbed at Gunpoint at Charlotte YMCA

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:04:10 GMT
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say a sixty-one year old woman was robbed at gunpoint in Charlotte on Monday night.The alleged incident occurred at the McCrorey YMCA on Beatties Ford Road just after 7 pm.
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say a sixty-one year old woman was robbed at gunpoint in Charlotte on Monday night.The alleged incident occurred at the McCrorey YMCA on Beatties Ford Road just after 7 pm.
  • Chuck Norris and Local Man Take On Cancer

    Chuck Norris and Local Man Take On Cancer

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:06:26 GMT
    Jack Bretz Jr. fights on the mat in karate but for the past year, he has been combating a very different fight.
    Jack Bretz Jr. fights on the mat in karate but for the past year, he has been combating a very different fight.
  • Is Spray Tanning Safe

    Is Spray Tanning Safe

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:05:47 GMT
    Some people are taking in the sunny rays at the beach while some are hitting the tanning beds. There is a growing trend in Charlotte to get a glowing look....spray tanning. Is it any safer though?
    Some people are taking in the sunny rays at the beach while some are hitting the tanning beds. There is a growing trend in Charlotte to get a glowing look....spray tanning. Is it any safer though?
  • Protest Over Re-Zoning Petition in Mallard Creek Area

    Protest Over Re-Zoning Petition in Mallard Creek Area

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-07-12 02:43:54 GMT
    People in Mallard Creek area neighborhoods held a peaceful protest on Friday morning. They want City Council to vote "no" on a petition that would bring more apartment complexes and a grocery store on Prosperity Church Road near the Highland Creek area.
    People in Mallard Creek area neighborhoods held a peaceful protest on Friday morning. They want City Council to vote "no" on a petition that would bring more apartment complexes and a grocery store on Prosperity Church Road near the Highland Creek area.
  • Parking Problems Continue at the Airport

    Parking Problems Continue at the Airport

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-11 02:32:26 GMT
    Traffic and detours are causing major problems at the airport for some passengers.  The Airport Commission met Thursday night to discuss the construction projects.
    Traffic and detours are causing major problems at the airport for some passengers.  The Airport Commission met Thursday night to discuss the construction projects.
  • NASCAR Drivers Bowl for Charity

    NASCAR Drivers Bowl for Charity

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-07-09 23:18:32 GMT
    NASCAR drivers Joey Logano and Kasey Kahne hit a different track Wednesday afternoon. The drivers hit the bowling alley for a good cause.
    NASCAR drivers Joey Logano and Kasey Kahne hit a different track Wednesday afternoon. The drivers hit the bowling alley for a good cause.
  • "Cross-Charlotte" Trail Proposal Would Extend Greenways

    "Cross-Charlotte" Trail Proposal Would Extend Greenways

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-09 02:38:14 GMT
    Cross-Charlotte Trail is a proposal to extend greenways. It could cost millions but Charlotte Transportation is hoping to put a ring on it.
    Cross-Charlotte Trail is a proposal to extend greenways. It could cost millions but Charlotte Transportation is hoping to put a ring on it.
  • No Tax-Free Weekend in NC This Year

    No Tax-Free Weekend in NC This Year

    Saturday, July 5 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-06 03:50:26 GMT
    It's July but "Back to School" signs are already out. What's not coming back? A tax-free weekend this summer in North Carolina.
    It's July but "Back to School" signs are already out. What's not coming back? A tax-free weekend this summer in North Carolina.
  • How Well Do You Know American History?

    How Well Do You Know American History?

    Friday, July 4 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-07-05 01:56:57 GMT
    How well do you know your American History? Take a shot at these questions and see how well you do!
    How well do you know your American History? Take a shot at these questions and see how well you do!
  • NC Teachers Go to "Space Camp"

    NC Teachers Go to "Space Camp"

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-03 01:45:12 GMT
    Two North Carolina teachers went from the classroom to Space Camp.
    Two North Carolina teachers went from the classroom to Space Camp.
  • Drivers Upset about Toll Lanes Coming to I-77

    Drivers Upset about Toll Lanes Coming to I-77

    Friday, June 27 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-06-27 22:23:18 GMT
    The toll road will extend from uptown Charlotte to exit 36 on I-77 in Mooresville. The total cost of project is 655 million dollars; the state is contributing 88 million.
    The toll road will extend from uptown Charlotte to exit 36 on I-77 in Mooresville. The total cost of project is 655 million dollars; the state is contributing 88 million.

  • CMS Students "Read to Achieve" in Summer Program

    CMS Students "Read to Achieve" in Summer Program

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-06-25 16:53:50 GMT
    It's six weeks and six hours a day of reading and reading comprehension. It's part of "Read to Achieve," a state-funded program to help students meet reading requirements.
    It's six weeks and six hours a day of reading and reading comprehension. It's part of "Read to Achieve," a state-funded program to help students meet reading requirements.

  • Charlotte Chamber Gets Improvement Ideas from Minneapolis

    Charlotte Chamber Gets Improvement Ideas from Minneapolis

    Monday, June 23 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-06-24 01:22:52 GMT
    From park improvements to Super Bowl preparations, the Queen City is taking notes from on of the Twin Cities.
    From park improvements to Super Bowl preparations, the Queen City is taking notes from on of the Twin Cities.
  • World's Largest Swim Lesson?

    World's Largest Swim Lesson?

    Monday, June 23 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-06-23 22:03:34 GMT
    Five continents. 35,000 people around the world. That's how many are participating in the World's Largest Swim Lesson and 52 of them are at Charlotte Aquatics.
    Five continents. 35,000 people around the world. That's how many are participating in the World's Largest Swim Lesson and 52 of them are at Charlotte Aquatics.
  • CMPD Responding to Numerous Heat-Related Pet Calls

    CMPD Responding to Numerous Heat-Related Pet Calls

    Thursday, June 19 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-06-20 00:26:32 GMT
    CMPD Animal Care and Control has been responding to numerous calls about pets left out in the heat.
    CMPD Animal Care and Control has been responding to numerous calls about pets left out in the heat.
  • AC Repair Calls "Heat" Up in the Carolinas

    AC Repair Calls "Heat" Up in the Carolinas

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-06-19 00:16:51 GMT
    Morris-Jenkins has received more than 200 calls for AC unit maintenance and repair as the summer days heat up.
    Morris-Jenkins has received more than 200 calls for AC unit maintenance and repair as the summer days heat up.
  • Fans Kick off the World Cup Games

    Fans Kick off the World Cup Games

    Monday, June 16 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-06-16 22:07:46 GMT
    To soccer fans, it is more than just a game. As the World Cup games kick off, many fans in Charlotte are embracing the sport.
    To soccer fans, it is more than just a game. As the World Cup games kick off, many fans in Charlotte are embracing the sport.
  • Hugo the Hornet Buzzes around Charlotte

    Hugo the Hornet Buzzes around Charlotte

    Thursday, June 5 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-06-05 14:42:48 GMT
    Hugo, the mascot for the Charlotte Hornets, is reintroducing himself to Charlotte with a tour around the QC. Check here for photos of Hugo as he meets Hornets fans, and drums up excitement for the team.
    Hugo, the mascot for the Charlotte Hornets, is reintroducing himself to Charlotte with a tour around the QC. Check here for photos of Hugo as he meets Hornets fans, and drums up excitement for the team.
  • Military Vet's Family Gets Free Home in Charlotte

    Military Vet's Family Gets Free Home in Charlotte

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-06-03 21:21:38 GMT
    It was a special day for one military vet's family in Charlotte.
    It was a special day for one military vet's family in Charlotte.
  • Mooresville Library Offering Free Kids' Summer Programs

    Mooresville Library Offering Free Kids' Summer Programs

    Thursday, May 29 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-05-29 22:59:13 GMT
    The Mooresville Public Library is offering free events this summer for kids.
    The Mooresville Public Library is offering free events this summer for kids.
  • CMPD Receives Harness System for K-9 Unit

    CMPD Receives Harness System for K-9 Unit

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-05-28 22:47:07 GMT
    "Classic" located in the University Area, worked with their clients to raise $1,585 for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Special Operations K9 Unit. With the money raised, CMPD was able to purchase three harnesses for K-9 dogs.
    Classic Company, located in the University Area, worked with their clients to raise $1,585 for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Special Operations K9 Unit. With the money raised, CMPD was able to purchase three harnesses for K9 dogs.
  • Rock Hill Businesses Raising Money for Teen's Headstone

    Rock Hill Businesses Raising Money for Teen's Headstone

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-05-27 23:57:42 GMT
    Frankie Adams was a student at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill. He was killed in a car accident two weeks ago. Now, businesses in Rock Hill and his classmates are coming together to raise money to get his family a headstone for his grave.
    Frankie Adams was a student at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill. He was killed in a car accident two weeks ago. Now, businesses in Rock Hill and his classmates are coming together to raise money to get his family a headstone for his grave.
  • Hundreds in Gastonia Pay Tribute to Fallen Veterans

    Hundreds in Gastonia Pay Tribute to Fallen Veterans

    Monday, May 26 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-05-26 16:56:14 GMT
    Hundreds of people in Gastonia paid tribute to fallen veterans this morning at Gaston Memorial Cemetery.
    Hundreds of people in Gastonia paid tribute to fallen veterans this morning at Gaston Memorial Cemetery.
  • Parking Problems at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport

    Parking Problems at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport

    Thursday, May 22 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-05-23 01:42:42 GMT
    Your summer travel plans might hit a 'detour" this summer at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
    Your summer travel plans might hit a 'detour" this summer at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
  • Mallard Creek Businesses Excited for "Fresh Market"

    Mallard Creek Businesses Excited for "Fresh Market"

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-05-21 22:15:36 GMT
    Businesses in the Mallard Crossing Shopping Center are hopeful that "The Fresh Market" will have a economic impact in the area.
    Businesses in the Mallard Crossing Shopping Center are hopeful that "The Fresh Market" will have a economic impact in the area.
  • Fans React as Hornets "Buzz" Back into Charlotte

    Fans React as Hornets "Buzz" Back into Charlotte

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-05-21 00:43:18 GMT
    The "buzz" is back and "The Hive" is alive as the Hornets are back in the Queen City."
    The "buzz" is back and "The Hive" is alive as the Hornets are back in the Queen City."
  • Dillon Brothers: Driven By Competition

    Dillon Brothers: Driven By Competition

    Monday, May 19 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-05-19 22:07:58 GMT
    Racing is in their blood and it also holds a special bond between the Dillon brothers beyond NASCAR.
    Racing is in their blood and it also holds a special bond between the Dillon brothers beyond NASCAR.
  • NASCAR Driver's Family "Rescue Ranch"

    NASCAR Driver's Family "Rescue Ranch"

    Monday, May 12 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-05-12 23:19:41 GMT
    While her husband, NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is racing around the track, Krissie Newman is racing around "Rescue Ranch."
    While her husband, NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is racing around the track, Krissie Newman is racing around "Rescue Ranch."
  • Remembering Fallen Police Officers

    Remembering Fallen Police Officers

    Friday, May 9 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-05-09 15:20:17 GMT
    A time of reflection, a time to bond, and time to honor. It's why more than one hundred people are riding from Charlotte to D.C. as they remember fallen police officers, killed in the line of duty.
    A time of reflection, a time to bond, and time to honor. It's why more than one hundred people are riding from Charlotte to D.C. as they remember fallen police officers, killed in the line of duty.
  • Students Rally on Davidson College Campus

    Students Rally on Davidson College Campus

    Thursday, May 8 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-05-08 22:25:28 GMT
    Students rallied on Davidson College to speak out against the college's "Sexual Misconduct Policy."
    Students rallied on Davidson College to speak out against the college's "Sexual Misconduct Policy."
  • March Planned Outside of Davidson College

    March Planned Outside of Davidson College

    Thursday, May 8 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-05-08 16:10:18 GMT
    Some Davidson College students are planning a rally outside of the school today. The march is to focus on helping survivors of sexual assault. The organizers also want to focus on changing Davidson College's Sexual Misconduct Policy.
    Some Davidson College students are planning a rally outside of the school today. The march is to focus on helping survivors of sexual assault. The organizers also want to focus on changing Davidson College's Sexual Misconduct Policy.
  • Bank of America Shareholder Confronts Protester

    Bank of America Shareholder Confronts Protester

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-05-07 22:43:30 GMT
    Protesters took to the streets in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Their target: Bank of America.
    Protesters took to the streets in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Their target: Bank of America.
  • Panthers Linebacker Thomas Davis Nominee for Award

    Panthers Linebacker Thomas Davis Nominee for Award

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-05-07 02:08:11 GMT
    Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis is known for his work on the field, but what he is doing off the field that has him in the running for a philanthropy award.
    Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis is known for his work on the field, but what he is doing off the field that has him in the running for a philanthropy award.
  • NC Ranks in Top Ten for Sit-Down Restaurant Growth

    NC Ranks in Top Ten for Sit-Down Restaurant Growth

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-05-06 22:48:09 GMT
    North Carolina ranks in the top ten for full-restaurant growth according to FSR Magazine.
    North Carolina ranks in the top ten for full-restaurant growth according to FSR Magazine.
  • Did Weather Hurt Wells Fargo Championship Attendance Today?

    Did Weather Hurt Wells Fargo Championship Attendance Today?

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-04-30 23:31:31 GMT
    Fans were not only watching the pros but also watching the weather at the Wells Fargo Championship today.
    Fans were not only watching the pros but also watching the weather at the Wells Fargo Championship today.
  • Vote TODAY for Charlotte Student Finalist in "Google" Contest

    Vote TODAY for Charlotte Student Finalist in "Google" Contest

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-04-30 20:16:10 GMT
    A Charlotte student's drawing, "Space Tunnel Traveling Google" will represent North Carolina in the "Doodle 4 Google" competition.
    A Charlotte student's drawing, "Space Tunnel Traveling Google" will represent North Carolina in the "Doodle 4 Google" competition.
  • Weather Preps Underway at Wells Fargo Championship

    Weather Preps Underway at Wells Fargo Championship

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-04-30 20:13:15 GMT
    Preparations for severe weather are underway at the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club.A meteorologist is on stand-by at the tournament and tents have been set up to monitor any potential severe weather that hits the area.
    Preparations for severe weather are underway at the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club.A meteorologist is on stand-by at the tournament and tents have been set up to monitor any potential severe weather that hits the area.
  • Riders Hit the Streets for "Bike Fest 2014"

    Riders Hit the Streets for "Bike Fest 2014"

    Sunday, April 27 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-04-28 00:05:29 GMT
    Hundreds of bike riders took to the streets in Plaza-Midwood today for "Bike Fest 2014."It was the fourth year for the event.
    Hundreds of bike riders took to the streets in Plaza-Midwood today for "Bike Fest 2014."It was the fourth year for the event.
  • Remembering Bobby Phills

    Remembering Bobby Phills

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:10:48 GMT
    Kendall Phills Bobby Phills' wife and children about "The Bobby Phills Foundation," their goals, and how they feel about fan support to get Bobby Phills' jersey back in Charlotte.
    Kendall Phills Bobby Phills' wife and children about "The Bobby Phills Foundation," their goals, and how they feel about fan support to get Bobby Phills' jersey back in Charlotte.
  • One-On-One with Bobby Phills' Family

    One-On-One with Bobby Phills' Family

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:10:38 GMT
    Former Hornets player, Bobby Phills, was killed in a car accident in Charlotte in January 2000.  Fourteen years later, his family opens up to Digital Journalist Amanda O'Hara about life after Bobby, his foundation, and the possibility of getting his jersey retired.
    Former Hornets player, Bobby Phills, was killed in a car accident in Charlotte in January 2000.  Fourteen years later, his family opens up to Digital Journalist Amanda O'Hara about life after Bobby, his foundation, and the possibility of getting his jersey retired.
  • Making Stella's Bucket List Wish Come True

    Making Stella's Bucket List Wish Come True

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:37:20 GMT
    Stella is a 13 year old English Bulldog who was abused most of her life. She was rescued right before she was going to be euthanized.
    Now she is coming to the end of her life and one of her bucket list wishes is to spread the word about responsible pet ownership.
    Stella is a 13 year old English Bulldog who was abused most of her life. She was rescued right before she was going to be euthanized.
    Now she is coming to the end of her life and one of her bucket list wishes is to spread the word about responsible pet ownership.
  • Marathon Running Safety Tips

    Marathon Running Safety Tips

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:14:47 GMT
    Getting ready for a marathon? Check out these safety tips before you put those running shoes on.
    Getting ready for a marathon? Check out these safety tips before you put those running shoes on.
  • Guide Dog Turned Away

    Guide Dog Turned Away

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-04-11 22:31:57 GMT
    Brianna Murray has overcome a lot of obstacles being born legally blind.  There was one obstacle on Monday at a Rock Hill restaurant that got the police involved.
    Brianna Murray has overcome a lot of obstacles being born legally blind.  There was one obstacle on Monday at a Rock Hill restaurant that got the police involved.
  • Tega Cay City Council Approves Buying Utility System

    Tega Cay City Council Approves Buying Utility System

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-04-10 00:35:04 GMT
    The Tega Cay City Council made a major decision on Tuesday night that could have a big impact on the community.
    The Tega Cay City Council made a major decision on Tuesday night that could have a big impact on the community.
  • High School Teacher Raises Money for i-Pads

    High School Teacher Raises Money for i-Pads

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-04-09 00:34:56 GMT
    One teacher at Vance High School is trying to raise money for i-Pads for her students. The school needs your help to reach their goal.
    One teacher at Vance High School is trying to raise money for i-Pads for her students. The school needs your help to reach their goal.
  • "Art" Hits a Homerun at BB&T Ballpark

    "Art" Hits a Homerun at BB&T Ballpark

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-04-08 00:02:19 GMT
    "Well, my mom, I have four brothers and she put us all in art classes. Unfortunately, I was the only one wanting to do it for a living or fortunately, perhaps, I don't know," says artist Scott Nurkin.It's not just a job for Nurkin; it's also his passion. Today the kid who used to paint in art class, is now part of Charlotte Knights' history, creating murals in the ballpark. The Knights were going for a nostalgic look for the murals. Someone in the knights office saw Nurkin's work and it was a...
    "Well, my mom, I have four brothers and she put us all in art classes. Unfortunately, I was the only one wanting to do it for a living or fortunately, perhaps, I don't know," says artist Scott Nurkin.It's not just a job for Nurkin; it's also his passion. Today the kid who used to paint in art class, is now part of Charlotte Knights' history, creating murals in the ballpark. The Knights were going for a nostalgic look for the murals. Someone in the knights office saw Nurkin's work and it was a...
  • High School Offers Aviation Course

    High School Offers Aviation Course

    Friday, April 4 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-04 22:23:48 GMT
    High school students at Christ the King Catholic High School are now able to take their education new heights. The school is offering an aviation course for future pilots.
    High school students at Christ the King Catholic High School are now able to take their education new heights. The school is offering an aviation course for future pilots.
  • Device Helps People with Sleep Apnea

    Device Helps People with Sleep Apnea

    Thursday, April 3 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-04-04 01:10:04 GMT
    It's a friendship that dates back to when Scott Beatty and Dr. Steve Austin were kids, growing up in Lincoln County. Fishing is one of Beatty's hobbies.But, it was something fishy about his health that led to a discovery. Not only did he have high blood pressure, Beatty also had something that would leave him restless and ultimately sent him to his doctor. Beatty says his doctor said, "I think you got sleep apnea cause my wife went with me to tell him I snored and quit breathing...so, I go ha...
    It's a friendship that dates back to when Scott Beatty and Dr. Steve Austin were kids, growing up in Lincoln County. Fishing is one of Beatty's hobbies.But, it was something fishy about his health that led to a discovery. Not only did he have high blood pressure, Beatty also had something that would leave him restless and ultimately sent him to his doctor. Beatty says his doctor said, "I think you got sleep apnea cause my wife went with me to tell him I snored and quit breathing...so, I go ha...
  • York County Council Considering Possible Property Tax Increase

    York County Council Considering Possible Property Tax Increase

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-04-02 17:27:56 GMT
    Six years.That is how long Chris Timmons has been a homeowner in South Carolina. Making the move from Ohio to Fort Mill's "Baxter Village" neighborhood was an easy decision. "Small town feel and lower taxes," says Timmons.But, there's a decision that won't come easy to the York County Council.It's a decision about raising the tax rate....again.
    Six years.That is how long Chris Timmons has been a homeowner in South Carolina. Making the move from Ohio to Fort Mill's "Baxter Village" neighborhood was an easy decision. "Small town feel and lower taxes," says Timmons.But, there's a decision that won't come easy to the York County Council.It's a decision about raising the tax rate....again.
  • "I am that Girl" Chapter Starts in Gastonia

    "I am that Girl" Chapter Starts in Gastonia

    Monday, March 31 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-04-01 01:00:34 GMT
    The program's goal is to help young girls and women both emotionally, mentally, and physically. Women can join the chapter to discuss issues in the community and how they relate to or affect women.
    The program's goal is to help young girls and women both emotionally, mentally, and physically. Women can join the chapter to discuss issues in the community and how they relate to or affect women.
  • NC Science Festival Kicks Off at UNCC

    NC Science Festival Kicks Off at UNCC

    Sunday, March 30 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-03-31 00:53:24 GMT
    “Bonjour” is a word Ellen Little is used to hearing. She’s a French major at UNCC but she’s still taken aback by life. “It’s fascinating. A little too good to be true almost,” says Little.To kick off the 2014 North Carolina Science Festival, Little was in on a discussion panel with fellow students to discuss genenomes or genetics with scientists. “Once we have the human genome completely figured out, it seems like we should be able to solve everything,” says Little. Something that scient...
    “Bonjour” is a word Ellen Little is used to hearing. She’s a French major at UNCC but she’s still taken aback by life. “It’s fascinating. A little too good to be true almost,” says Little.To kick off the 2014 North Carolina Science Festival, Little was in on a discussion panel with fellow students to discuss genenomes or genetics with scientists. “Once we have the human genome completely figured out, it seems like we should be able to solve everything,” says Little. Something that scient...
  • Teen Rowdiness Pushes Eastridge Mall to Consider Chaperones

    Teen Rowdiness Pushes Eastridge Mall to Consider Chaperones

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-03-27 00:47:03 GMT
    Teens have up until April 11th to improve their behavior at Eastridge Mall, otherwise they won't be here alone.
    Teens have up until April 11th to improve their behavior at Eastridge Mall, otherwise they won't be here alone.
  • Mayor To Host Job Fair Feb. 22

    Mayor To Host Job Fair Feb. 22

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-03-26 19:52:46 GMT
    Sixty-two employers will be interviewing potential workers at the event which will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, in uptown Charlotte.
    Sixty-two employers will be interviewing potential workers at the event which will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, in uptown Charlotte.
  • Charlotte High School Student Starts Film Festival

    Charlotte High School Student Starts Film Festival

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-03-26 14:26:17 GMT
    Are you a teen interested in film or production?Jacob Wishnek is a Charlotte Country Day junior that is kickstarting a film festival for high school students to participate in. The festival is not until May but you'll want to submit your videos for review.Send your thoughts or ideas to me! My e-mail is amanda.ohara@foxtv.com or tweet me at @OHaraFOX46.
    Are you a teen interested in film or production?Jacob Wishnek is a Charlotte Country Day junior that is kickstarting a film festival for high school students to participate in. The festival is not until May but you'll want to submit your videos for review.Send your thoughts or ideas to me! My e-mail is amanda.ohara@foxtv.com or tweet me at @OHaraFOX46.
  • Wells Fargo and Family Dollar Team Up for the Troops

    Wells Fargo and Family Dollar Team Up for the Troops

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-03-26 01:40:19 GMT
    The Bobcats teamed up with Wells Fargo and Family Dollar volunteers today to honor troops overseas. Together, the put together 10,000 packages full of toiletries and 'thank you' cards."They're silently protecting us. It's easy to go about your day and forget about it and something like this just brings it to light in a big way. I don't think that there's a better cause that we could be a part of than supporting our troops who keep us safe and free each and everyday," said Jason Reiser of Fami...
    The Bobcats teamed up with Wells Fargo and Family Dollar volunteers today to honor troops overseas. Together, the put together 10,000 packages full of toiletries and 'thank you' cards."They're silently protecting us. It's easy to go about your day and forget about it and something like this just brings it to light in a big way. I don't think that there's a better cause that we could be a part of than supporting our troops who keep us safe and free each and everyday," said Jason Reiser of Fami...
  • Novant Health Launching New Center

    Novant Health Launching New Center

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-03-25 16:17:11 GMT
    There will be trials to conduct research, cardiac tests and heart clinics, cancer urgent care center, and an infusion center.
    There will be trials to conduct research, cardiac tests and heart clinics, cancer urgent care center, and an infusion center.

  • "Cookies for Kids' Cancer" 5K in Charlotte

    "Cookies for Kids' Cancer" 5K in Charlotte

    Monday, March 24 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-03-25 00:22:41 GMT
    To sign up for the 3rd annual "3rd Cookies for Kids' Cancer 5K," visit www.cookiesforkidscancer.racesonline.com.You can donate money, run, or buy/bake cookies for the bake sale at the 5K.The 5K is April 5th at 9:30 am at Randolph Park.
    To sign up for the 3rd annual "3rd Cookies for Kids' Cancer 5K," visit www.cookiesforkidscancer.racesonline.com.You can donate money, run, or buy/bake cookies for the bake sale at the 5K.The 5K is April 5th at 9:30 am at Randolph Park.
  • "Discovery Place" Exhibit for Space Fans this Summer

    "Discovery Place" Exhibit for Space Fans this Summer

    Sunday, March 23 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-03-23 22:37:15 GMT
    Discovery Place is exploring the possibility of life on another planet with a new exhibit this June. "We're excited. We'll have a film called Androids and Aliens that is coming here to Charlotte. It's an exciting new exhibition. A lot of that research helps scientists look externally when we are looking at different planets and solar systems that they could be possibilities of life living out there,” says Discovery Place Exhibitions and Operations Vice President, Joanie Vandenberg Phillip. “...
    Discovery Place is exploring the possibility of life on another planet with a new exhibit this June. "We're excited. We'll have a film called Androids and Aliens that is coming here to Charlotte. It's an exciting new exhibition. A lot of that research helps scientists look externally when we are looking at different planets and solar systems that they could be possibilities of life living out there,” says Discovery Place Exhibitions and Operations Vice President, Joanie Vandenberg Phillip. “...
  • New Cholesterol Guidelines Could Affect 13 Million More Americans

    New Cholesterol Guidelines Could Affect 13 Million More Americans

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:18:25 GMT
    Under new guidelines, around 56 million Americans between 40 and 75 years of age would be eligible for statin drugs to lower their cholesterol. These new guidelines also affect almost every American man over the age of 60.
    Under new guidelines, around 56 million Americans between 40 and 75 years of age would be eligible for statin drugs to lower their cholesterol. These new guidelines also affect almost every American man over the age of 60.
  • CMPD Presser

    CMPD Presser

    CMPD says they responded to around 500 wrecks during the last snowfall in Charlotte two weeks ago. Amanda O’Hara was at the CMPD press conference as they prepare for the winter weather.

    CMPD says they responded to around 500 wrecks during the last snowfall in Charlotte two weeks ago. Amanda O’Hara was at the CMPD press conference as they prepare for the winter weather.


  • Snow In Gastonia

    Snow In Gastonia

    Snow coming down in Gastonia.
    Snow coming down in Gastonia.
  • New Drug Dog Paying Off In Iredell County

    New Drug Dog Paying Off In Iredell County

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:35 GMT
    A drug dog bought with drug money is making drug busts in Iredell County.
    A drug dog bought with drug money is making drug busts in Iredell County.
  • Local Girl Raises 19K For Cancer Bills

    Local Girl Raises 19K For Cancer Bills

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:35 GMT
    What started as a way to earn money to buy an iPod case, has turned into a way to help a family friend diagnosed with cancer.
    What started as a way to earn money to buy an iPod case, has turned into a way to help a family friend diagnosed with cancer.
  • Abuse Allegations at Rock Hill Retirement Center

    Abuse Allegations at Rock Hill Retirement Center

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:33 GMT
    "It's a shock, I have not heard it so it's all new to me, so it's all...I'm very surprised by that." Retired police officer Don Gillespie has seen a lot of things. But, he is still taken aback by the allegations leveled at an employee of "Westminster Towers." Gillespie's mother is recovering from a broken leg at the adjacent "rehab center." "My mother has received excellent care. When she was in the hospital and we were looking for a place for her to go through rehab, Westminster Towers was ...
    "It's a shock, I have not heard it so it's all new to me, so it's all...I'm very surprised by that." Retired police officer Don Gillespie has seen a lot of things. But, he is still taken aback by the allegations leveled at an employee of "Westminster Towers." Gillespie's mother is recovering from a broken leg at the adjacent "rehab center." "My mother has received excellent care. When she was in the hospital and we were looking for a place for her to go through rehab, Westminster Towers was ...
  • Formula Shortage at Humane Society of Charlotte

    Formula Shortage at Humane Society of Charlotte

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:32 GMT
    As litters of puppies and kittens are fill up at the Humane Society of Charlotte, they need your help with keeping the babies healthy.
    As litters of puppies and kittens are fill up at the Humane Society of Charlotte, they need your help with keeping the babies healthy.
  • Concerns Rise for those with Family in Ukraine

    Concerns Rise for those with Family in Ukraine

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:32 GMT
    "We're hopeful but it's so hard to be hopeful with everything going on."She's thousands of miles away from the Ukraine but Marika feels as though she is in the middle of it all; her dad's family is there."I watch and watch the newscasts and just he's an emotional person to begin with, and he tends to well up when he watches the news reports of the Russian invasions and the violence that was happening," recalls Marika.The crisis in the Ukraine hits home for Marika. Some of her family lives in...
    "We're hopeful but it's so hard to be hopeful with everything going on."She's thousands of miles away from the Ukraine but Marika feels as though she is in the middle of it all; her dad's family is there."I watch and watch the newscasts and just he's an emotional person to begin with, and he tends to well up when he watches the news reports of the Russian invasions and the violence that was happening," recalls Marika.The crisis in the Ukraine hits home for Marika. Some of her family lives in...
  • Fans Rally For Steve Smith

    Fans Rally For Steve Smith

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:31 GMT
    Panthers fans spoke out in support of Steve Smith, minutes after his release was made official.
    Panthers fans spoke out in support of Steve Smith, minutes after his release was made official.
  • CMPD looking for van in deadly hit-and-run

    CMPD looking for van in deadly hit-and-run

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:31 GMT
    "There is a big problem, because it is dangerous, trying to cross North Tryon Street," Derrick Crowder says.
    "There is a big problem, because it is dangerous, trying to cross North Tryon Street," Derrick Crowder says.
  • Football Heading to Winthrop?

    Football Heading to Winthrop?

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:30 GMT
    Winthrop has never had a football team but that could all change with a town hall meeting on March 13th.
    Winthrop has never had a football team but that could all change with a town hall meeting on March 13th.
  • CIAA returning to Charlotte for additional six years

    CIAA returning to Charlotte for additional six years

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:30 GMT
    The new deal will keep the basketball tournament in Charlotte through the end of the decade.
    The new deal will keep the basketball tournament in Charlotte through the end of the decade.
  • ALS Research In North Carolina

    ALS Research In North Carolina

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:29 GMT
    A new clinical trial at the Carolina Medical Center is treating Lou Gehrig's Disease with exercise and a new drug.
    A new clinical trial at the Carolina Medical Center is treating Lou Gehrig's Disease with exercise and a new drug.
  • Possible Link Between Selfies and Head Lice

    Possible Link Between Selfies and Head Lice

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:29 GMT
    Event and group selfies are a popular thing on college campuses. But, a pic isn't the only thing some teens and college students are getting.
    Event and group selfies are a popular thing on college campuses. But, a pic isn't the only thing some teens and college students are getting.
  • Vacant University City Walmart Gets A New Owner

    Vacant University City Walmart Gets A New Owner

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:29 GMT
    Since Walmart shut its doors in 2009, a huge hole has been left within the shopping center. Are there any plans to fill that void anytime soon? Amanda O'Hara speaks with city leaders to find out.
    Since Walmart shut its doors in 2009, a huge hole has been left within the shopping center. Are there any plans to fill that void anytime soon? Amanda O'Hara speaks with city leaders to find out.
  • Businesses Win As Charlotte Scores ACC Championship Game

    Businesses Win As Charlotte Scores ACC Championship Game

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:28 GMT
    The potential impact of the ACC's long-term stay in Charlotte has business owners seeing dollar signs.
    The potential impact of the ACC's long-term stay in Charlotte has business owners seeing dollar signs.
  • Program Helps Fight Mental Illness In Charlotte

    Program Helps Fight Mental Illness In Charlotte

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:28 GMT
    It's an illness you can't see on the outside, but many feel on the inside. Chris Parker knows that feeling all too well.
    It's an illness you can't see on the outside, but many feel on the inside. Chris Parker knows that feeling all too well.
  • Assistance League Helps 25 Kids

    Assistance League Helps 25 Kids

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:27 GMT
    Today is a special day for McKaya. The fifth grader is getting a new wardrobe, all for free, thanks to the Assistance League. 
    Today is a special day for McKaya. The fifth grader is getting a new wardrobe, all for free, thanks to the Assistance League. 
  • Remembering Dale Earnhardt

    Remembering Dale Earnhardt

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:27 GMT
    Thirteen years ago, Dale Earnhardt's amazing racing career would come to a sudden tragic end. 
    Thirteen years ago, Dale Earnhardt's amazing racing career would come to a sudden tragic end. 
  • Determined To Win

    Determined To Win

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:26 GMT
    Dale Earndhardt's mother recalled her son's life on the thirteenth anniversary of his death.
    Dale Earnhardt's mother recalled her son's life on the thirteenth anniversary of his death.
  • Sneak Peak At Sea Life

    Sneak Peak At Sea Life

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:26 GMT
    A group of young environmentalists got a sneak peek at
    A group of young environmentalists got a sneak peek at Concord Mill's new aquarium.
  • South Carolina Roads Still Dangerous

    South Carolina Roads Still Dangerous

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:26 GMT
    The sun is shining in South Carolina, but the roads are still a little messy. James Terry has been driving on them.
    The sun is shining in South Carolina, but the roads are still a little messy. James Terry has been driving on them.
  • UNCC Snow Day

    UNCC Snow Day

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:26 GMT
    From 4-wheeling to building snowmen, UNCC students took their snow day to have some fun. Amanda O’Hara was there.
    From 4-wheeling to building snowmen, UNCC students took their snow day to have some fun. Amanda O’Hara was there.
  • Gaston County Officials: Wait It Out

    Gaston County Officials: Wait It Out

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:25 GMT
    Malfunctioning traffic lights, sleet and snow make driving in Gaston Co. dangerous. 
    Malfunctioning traffic lights, sleet and snow make driving in Gaston Co. dangerous. 
  • Protesters Want Duke To Clean Up Its Ash-Fast

    Protesters Want Duke To Clean Up Its Ash-Fast

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:24 GMT
    On a cold day in Charlotte, things heated up fast. Protesters gathered outside of the Duke Energy Corporate building, angry about Sunday's coal ash spill. The mishap dumped around 82,000 tons of ash into North Carolina's "Dan River."
    On a cold day in Charlotte, things heated up fast. Protesters gathered outside of the Duke Energy Corporate building, angry about Sunday's coal ash spill. The mishap dumped around 82,000 tons of ash into North Carolina's "Dan River."
  • Chatting With Clay: Aiken Ready To Run For Congress

    Chatting With Clay: Aiken Ready To Run For Congress

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:24 GMT
    My Fox Carolinas talks with Clay Aiken about his switch to the political realm.
    My Fox Carolinas talks with Clay Aiken about his switch to the political realm.
  • The Dog They Save Could Be Your Own

    The Dog They Save Could Be Your Own

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:24 GMT
    New partnership between local officials and animal advocacy groups is hoping to save the lives of dogs.
    New partnership between local officials and animal advocacy groups is hoping to save the lives of dogs.
  • Discovery Place Reveals 101 "Inventions That Changed The World"

    Discovery Place Reveals 101 "Inventions That Changed The World"

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:23 GMT
    Past inventions are inspiring a new generation of creators.
    Past inventions are inspiring a new generation of creators.
  • Homeless Man’s Daughter Remembers Her Father

    Homeless Man’s Daughter Remembers Her Father

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:23 GMT

    Last week, we brought you the story of JJ, a homeless man, who died on a bench in Uptown, Charlotte. This week, we were contacted by his daughter, Erica Strong Schofield, who wanted Charlotte to know that JJ should not be remembered as being a homeless man but a loving caring man that Erica called Dad.

    Last week, we brought you the story of JJ, a homeless man, who died on a bench in Uptown, Charlotte. This week, we were contacted by his daughter, Erica Strong Schofield, who wanted Charlotte to know that JJ should not be remembered as being a homeless man but a loving caring man that Erica called Dad.

  • Lincoln County Meth Lab Bust

    Lincoln County Meth Lab Bust

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:23 GMT
    Meth and a missing teen. That's what Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies say they found in a home on Country Lane in Stanley. "There were eleven other pot meth, meth labs, in the tractor trailer in the rear of the property," Sheriff David Carpenter told us.
    Meth and a missing teen. That's what Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies say they found in a home on Country Lane in Stanley. "There were eleven other pot meth, meth labs, in the tractor trailer in the rear of the property," Sheriff David Carpenter told us.
  • Final Delta DC-9 Flight Retires In Charlotte

    Final Delta DC-9 Flight Retires In Charlotte

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:22 GMT
    76,000 hours flown. 71,000 take-offs and landings. Two million passengers. The last Delta DC-9 made its final flight.
    76,000 hours flown. 71,000 take-offs and landings. Two million passengers. The last Delta DC-9 made its final flight.
  • Charlotte Man Suing Target For Allegedly Compromised Info

    Charlotte Man Suing Target For Allegedly Compromised Info

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:13:22 GMT
    A local man is suing Target for allegedly stealing his personal data.
    A local man is suing Target for allegedly stealing his personal data.
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