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Wounded Basketball Player Returns To Support Teammates

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  • Robin Kanady

    Robin Kanady

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-04-02 15:55:18 GMT
    Hey, Hey Carolinas! I'm doing the job I love in the place I love, my hometown. I grew up in Concord and I'm grateful to be back home telling the stories of such wonderful people in and around the Charlotte area.
    Hey, Hey Carolinas! I'm doing the job I love in the place I love, my hometown. I grew up in Concord and I'm grateful to be back home telling the stories of such wonderful people in and around the Charlotte area.
  • Volunteers are Needed To Help Widow and Newborn Son of Firefighter Killed During Burglary

    Volunteers are Needed To Help Widow and Newborn Son of Firefighter Killed During Burglary

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:14:07 GMT
    A community is coming together to remember a volunteer firefighter killed late last year after deputies say he interrupted a burglary at his home. Marcus Kauffman left behind a wife and an unborn child. Marcus “Landon” Trace Kauffman has since been born, and the community event is a fundraiser to benefit Landon and his mother, Maryann.
    A community is coming together to remember a volunteer firefighter killed late last year after deputies say he interrupted a burglary at his home. Marcus Kauffman left behind a wife and an unborn child. Marcus “Landon” Trace Kauffman has since been born, and the community event is a fundraiser to benefit Landon and his mother, Maryann.
  • Carolina Farmers Work to Protect Crops From Cold

    Carolina Farmers Work to Protect Crops From Cold

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:49:23 GMT
    Farmers across the Carolinas are preparing for frigid temperatures overnight Wednesday. Workers at Barbee Farms in Cabarrus County have been covering vegetable plants and changing their irrigation systems, but they realize there’s only so much they can do. Farm Manager Brent Barbee said, “It’s a lot like going to Vegas-farming. It’s definitely taking a gamble.”
    Farmers across the Carolinas are preparing for frigid temperatures overnight Wednesday. Workers at Barbee Farms in Cabarrus County have been covering vegetable plants and changing their irrigation systems, but they realize there’s only so much they can do. Farm Manager Brent Barbee said, “It’s a lot like going to Vegas-farming. It’s definitely taking a gamble.”

Shaleek Williams, the 16 year-old student who was shot outside the gym at Salisbury High School last week, came to support his teammates Monday night in their first basketball game since the shooting. Williams did not suit up for the game against North Rowan High School. He says he’s thankful to be alive. Williams says, “I was in shock. I thought I was about to die, and I wasn’t going to see my mother no more.”

Williams says the shooting was over a dispute between two groups of people. He says, “I was trying to break up a fight, and I ended up getting hurt.” Dajuan Russell has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting.

The shooting has caused some parents to be worried about safety. Renee Cowan’s daughter is a cheerleader at Salisbury High School. Cowan says, “When my daughter just called hysterical (after the shooting), I just couldn't believe what she had said, and my first thought was to get in the car and go get her. I did just that, It was just such a shock.”

Cowan says she wanted to make sure she was at the game Monday to make sure her daughter was safe. She says, “Especially after the incident last week, they all were shook up, so I just wanted her to be able to look out and see me and just feel like everything was going to be ok today.”

Shaleek says he'll be back playing basketball again soon. The Rowan-Salisbury School System says extra police officers were on hand for Monday’s basketball game. A district spokeswoman says the shooting is prompting an in-depth review of security procedures to determine if any changes in policies need to be made.

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  • Police search for Jeep after pedestrian hit-and-run

    Police search for Jeep after pedestrian hit-and-run

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:06:34 GMT
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
    Charlotte, NC (WJZY) -- The Charlotte- Mecklenburg Police Department needs your help locating the vehicle from a hit-and-run accident. If you have any information that could assist the police in finding the suspect please contact Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.
    Charlotte, NC (WJZY) -- The Charlotte- Mecklenburg Police Department needs your help locating the vehicle from a hit-and-run accident. If you have any information that could assist the police in finding the suspect please contact Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.
  • Supporters Rally For Medical Marijuana

    Supporters Rally For Medical Marijuana

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:54:13 GMT
    In celebration of 4-20, medical marijuana supporters rallied in Uptown.
    In celebration of 4-20, medical marijuana supporters rallied in Uptown.
  • Midtown Chic in Mooresville

    Midtown Chic in Mooresville

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:39:56 GMT
    A popular Midtown sushi bar has headed north, bringing a bit of City Center Chic to the Lake Norman area.Pisces Sushi Bar has been a Midtown hot spot, and now it is heating up the dining scene in Mooresville.
    A popular Midtown sushi bar has headed north, bringing a bit of City Center Chic to the Lake Norman area.Pisces Sushi Bar has been a Midtown hot spot, and now it is heating up the dining scene in Mooresville.
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