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    A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck North Carolina on Sunday morning in what seismologists are describing as the most powerful one to hit the state in more than a century. Centered in Sparta, North Carolina, on the Virginia border, people felt the quake throughout the western portion of the state, as well as in Charlotte. No damage was reported, according to The Associated Press. “This would be the biggest quake in NC since the 5.1 in 1916 near Asheville,” tweeted Brad Panovich, chief meteorologist for NBC Charlotte. In 1916, a 5.2-magnitude quake hit Skyland right outside of Asheville, according to the National Weather Service. This would be the biggest quake in NC since the 5.1 in 1916 near Asheville. — Brad Panovich (@wxbrad)...
    More than 300 Republicans will wear masks when they meet in Charlotte, North Carolina, later this month for the 2020 GOP national convention. Convention organizers this week gave North Carolina officials their proposal to keep attendees, including 336 delegates, safe when they gather for Republican National Committee business from Aug. 21-23 and confab activities on Aug. 24 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan, submitted by the convention's arrangement committee in consultation with a public health working group, includes pre-travel COVID-19 testing, daily symptom tracking, and temperature checks, as well as mandatory physical distancing and face coverings. “Our top priority continues to be the safety and health of all attendees, participating vendors, staff and the Charlotte community,” said Max Everett, the...
    CHARLOTTE Crosby stripped topless as she partied with boyfriend Liam Beaumont on an Ibiza boat. The couple were joined by a group of pals - including the 30-year-old star's Geordie Shore castmates Sophie Kasaei and Abbie Holborn. 16Charlotte stripped topless as she soaked up the sunCredit: Splash News/Backgrid The gang looked like they were having a whale of the time as they soaked up the sun on board, despite new government rules requiring them all to isolate for two weeks upon their return from the Spanish island. In exclusive snaps, Charlotte can be seen ditching her multi-coloured, striped bikini top in order to make the most of the sunshine. Working on an all-over tan, the TV favourite appeared casual as...
    With the coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of letting up and many people staying home, it’s unlikely that you’ve had to wear many beauty products in recent months. But with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale now open to top-tier Nordy Club members, there’s never been a better time to treat yourself to some mood-lifting makeup. And while the epic sale includes deals on tons of top beauty brands, we’re particularly tempted by the marked-down bundles of Charlotte Tilbury products on offer. Over the course of her decades-long career, the British makeup artist has worked with celebrities including Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian, Amal Clooney and Nicole Kidman; in 2018, she was even awarded an MBE from the Queen for her contributions to...
    /Star Max/IPx For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.It’s the political party whose members openly mock masks, lambast the nation’s top infectious disease expert as a partisan hack for simply doing his job, and protect a president whose chief response to a pandemic has been to deny, deny, deny. But when it comes to re-anointing Donald Trump as the Republican Party standard-bearer, coronavirus safety suddenly matters. When Donald Trump is renominated for president later this month in Charlotte, North Carolina, it will be a private affair, according to a Republican National Convention spokesperson on Saturday. No press allowed. According to the Associated Press: While Trump called off the public components of the convention in...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention, citing the coronavirus. While Trump called off the public components of the convention in Florida last month, citing spiking cases of the virus across the country, 336 delegates are scheduled to gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Aug. 24 to formally vote to make Trump the GOP standard-bearer once more. Nominating conventions are traditionally meant to be media bonanzas, as political parties seek to leverage the attention the events draw to spread their message to as many voters as possible. If the GOP decision stands, it will...
    WASHINGTON - The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the media present, a spokesperson for the Republican National Convention said, citing the coronavirus. While Trump called off the public components of the convention in Florida last month, citing spiking cases of the virus across the country, 336 delegates are scheduled to gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 24 to formally vote to make Trump the GOP standard-bearer once more. Nominating conventions are traditionally meant to be media bonanzas, as political parties seek to leverage the attention the events draw to spread their message to as many voters as possible. If the GOP decision stands, it...
    (CNN)The dramatically scaled-down Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, will be closed to the press, a convention spokesperson and Republican official familiar with the plans tell CNN.Reporters will not be allowed on site as RNC delegates vote to formally nominate President Donald Trump as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee, but the vote will be livestreamed, the Republican official said.The restriction is unprecedented in modern American political history, but Republican officials said they were forced to limit attendance due to social distancing restrictions imposed by the governor of North Carolina."Given the health restrictions and limitations in place within the state of North Carolina, we are planning for the Charlotte activities to be closed press Friday, August 21 -- Monday, August...
    By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention, citing the coronavirus. While Trump called off the public components of the convention in Florida last month, citing spiking cases of the virus across the country, 336 delegates are scheduled to gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Aug. 24 to formally vote to make Trump the GOP standard-bearer once more. Nominating conventions are traditionally meant to be media bonanzas, as political parties seek to leverage the attention the events draw to spread their message to as many voters as possible. If the...
    No journalists will be allowed in the room when President Trump is renominated by the Republican Party in three weeks. A spokesman for the convention told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the plan is to keep all events in Charlotte, North Carolina later this month closed to the media. "[W]e are planning for all of the Charlotte activities to be closed press: Friday, August 21 – Monday, 24th given the health restrictions and limitations in place in the state," the spokesperson said. "We are happy to let you know if this changes, but we are working within the parameters set before us by state and local guidelines regarding the number of people who can attend events." The report noted that the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention, citing the coronavirus. While Trump called off the public components of the convention in Florida last month, citing spiking cases of the virus across the country, 336 delegates are scheduled to gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Aug. 24 to formally vote to make Trump the GOP standard-bearer once more. Nominating conventions are traditionally meant to be media bonanzas, as political parties seek to leverage the attention the events draw to spread their message to as many voters as possible. If the GOP decision stands, it will...
    MORRESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The daughter of a radio show host in North Carolina has died in a car crash. Payton Alizabeth Cannon, 21, was killed just after midnight on Wednesday when her car veered off a road in Mooresville and hit a tree, news outlets reported. Cannon’s father, David Cannon, is known as Ace in “Ace & TJ,” a syndicated morning radio show that airs in Charlotte. “Our show has experienced a heart wrenching blow,” the show posted on Facebook Wednesday. “As you can imagine, we are all devastated, but Ace and his family are especially in desperate need of your prayers.” It is believed Payton Cannon was traveling at about 80 mph during the time of the crash,...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tweet by a North Carolina television journalist on Wednesday that said President Donald Trump would accept the Republican presidential nomination in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the first night of the party's convention is incorrect, a Fox News reporter said on Twitter, citing unnamed sources. "I just wrapped an interview with @VP and he told me Pres Trump will accept the nomination IN Charlotte on the Monday of @GOPconvention," North Carolina television reporter Tim Boyum said on Twitter. Fox News' White House correspondent John Roberts later tweeted that he was told that was not the case. A transcript of Boyum's interview with Pence makes clear that the nomination would occur in Charlotte, but it left some ambiguity...
    Vice President Mike Pence revealed that President Trump will be present in Charlotte, North Carolina, to accept the Republican Party's nomination for president. Tim Boyum of North Carolina's Spectrum News 1 announced the news on Twitter following a Wednesday interview with Pence. "BREAKING: I just wrapped an interview with @VP and he told me Pres Trump will accept the nomination IN Charlotte on the Monday of @GOPconvention," Boyum said. BREAKiNG: I just wrapped an interview with @VP and he told me Pres Trump will accept the nomination IN Charlotte on the Monday of @GOPconvention Video coming soon #ncpol— Tim Boyum (@TimBoyumTV) July 29, 2020 The revelation comes after Trump announced the cancellation of the Florida...
    Prince William recently opened up about his own struggles with homeschooling and surprisingly noted that it wasn’t all about the kids. He appeared on That Peter Crouch Podcast and dished on home life with three kids during the shutdown period, per Hello Magazine. Football star, Christ Stark, and Tom Fordyce asked the father-of-three about his lockdown experience. William admitted that he had learned a lot about himself during lockdown while homeschooling his two eldest children. The Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Kate Middleton, are educating their little ones at home during the UK’s lockdown period. Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend Thomas’s Battersea school and are going back to the classroom after the summer holidays. Seven-year-old George and five-year-old...
    President Trump indicated it could be three time's a charm for finding an appropriate venue to deliver his Thursday night Republican National Convention speech.  In June he moved his portion of the RNC from Charlotte, North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida after fighting with North Carolina's Democratic governor over the state's coronavirus restrictions that could prevent him from having a packed reception.  But on Thursday, the president had to call off the 'convention celebration' in Jacksonville due to Florida's jump in COVID-19 cases, with nearly 9,000 new cases reported Monday.  President Donald Trump hinted Tuesday that he could give his Republican National Convention speech in a different city after ditching plans to have the full RNC in Charlotte and cancelling...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump confirmed Monday night that he will accept the Republican nomination for president in North Carolina after all, capping a reversal prompted by his desire for a fully attended convention that saw him attempt to move the ceremony to Jacksonville, Florida."I'll be in North Carolina, and that's a very big deal because we have a lot of the delegates there and that'll be a nomination process," Trump told CNN affiliate WRAL. "And that's essentially where the nomination, where it's formalized. And I'm really honored to do it in North Carolina." The President said he would reveal more specifics about his speech -- including the location -- probably by the end of this week or early next week.The announcement...
    A YOUNG woman suffered horrific burns on her bum when she suffered an epileptic seizure and fell on a scalding radiator pipe. Charlotte Beeton, 27 and of Southampton, was washing her hair when she had a fit and toppled onto the pipe, which then exploded, covering her lower body in boiling water. 9Charlotte Beeton, of Southampton, was seriously injured when she fell onto a radiator pipe during an epileptic fit as she washed her hair Credit: Caters News Agency 9She suffered first- and third-degree burns to her bum and needed a five-hour skin graft surgery Credit: Caters News Agency 9Charlotte says the agony was 'excruciating' - and wants to raise awareness of the injuries that people with epilepsy can suffer...
    Yuri Gripas/Abaca/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.In a reversal of his previous plans, President Trump announced Thursday that the portions of the 2020 Republican National Convention scheduled to take place in Jacksonville, Florida will be cancelled. The official business of the RNC—delegates’ nomination of a Republican presidential candidate—will still take place in person in Charlotte, North Carolina, the original convention site. When North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared the three subsequent days of speeches and celebrations unsafe amid the coronavirus pandemic, ceremonies were relocated to Jacksonville. Now, they’re cancelled too. I love the Great State of North Carolina, so much so that I insisted on having the Republican National Convention in Charlotte at...
    Nina Dobrev finally has a new acting project lined up. The Degrassi alumna will star in an adaptation of Greer Macallister’s novel Woman 99, Deadline reported earlier today. Dobrev will also serve as an executive producer on the television series alongside the production company Made Up Stories. She will work directly with the company founder, Bruna Papandrea. No network or streaming service is yet attached to the show. Woman 99 is a historical thriller novel about a young woman named Charlotte Smith who is desperate to help her sister Phoebe escape from an asylum. Their parents commit Phoebe to the asylum, but Charlotte doubts that her sister is as insane as her family declares her. Charlotte infiltrates the facility as...
    President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he would cancel the in-person mass gathering of the Republican National Convention (RNC) scheduled for August in Jacksonville, Florida. “To have a big convention, it’s just not right,” he said. Trump said that the recent flareup of the coronavirus in Florida would put too many people in danger, including people traveling to the convention. “I just felt that it was wrong to have people to got to a hot spot,” Trump said. Trump said that his plans for his acceptance speech were still underway and that he would announce them in the future. The planned first night of the convention in Charlotte, NC with delegates would still take place, Trump confirmed, but that the...
    PRINCE George celebrates his seventh birthday today, but despite being the future king his mum Kate Middleton proves it's not all about designer labels and fancy engagements. The young royal flashed a cheeky grin in a couple of sweet snaps taken by his mum to mark the occasion, with George donning a very humble £7.99 polo shirt from Mango. Prince George wore a budget polo tee in his birthday snaps released by Kensington Palace 6The cotton polo is available from Mango Cotton polo shirt, £7.99 from Mango - buy here The photos, released by Kensington Palace, show him in the dark green polo shirt in the garden of the family home in Norfolk where they've been staying...
    John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon and Congressman, Dead at 80 Diversify? Almost half of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway portfolio is now composed of a single stock After two U.S. Womens Am near misses, the USGA called Siarra Stouts number in 2020 Two years ago in her U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifier, Siarra Stout waited out a rain delay, went back on the golf course and battled until dark, only to find out she’d missed it by one. The Women’s Am was headed to her home club that year, Golf Club of Tennessee just outside Nashville, and Stout desperately wanted to be in the field. © Provided by Golfweek “I was definitely bummed just because I was like, how cool of...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The tree canopy that shades much of Charlotte is in decline, according to a study which said the current coverage is threatened. A study by the University of Vermont says Charlotte lost 8% of its tree canopy between 2012 and 2018, The Charlotte Observer reported Friday. The study was done in collaboration with the nonprofit group TreesCharlotte. According to the study, North Carolina's largest city still had 45% of tree canopy in 2018, but it is threatened. The city gained about 2,200 acres of canopy through replantings, but the study also found Charlotte lost nearly 10,000 acres, much of it in large tracts of forest cleared for development. A study by the school commissioned by the...
    Prince George and his sister Princess Charlotte were given very important jobs at their Auntie Pippa Middleton’s wedding – page boy and bridesmaid. The Cambridge kids looked adorable in their little outfits as they were ushered into the church by their mum the Duchess of Cambridge. Unlike Kate’s wedding to Prince William, the celebration was a private affair but well-wishers and members of the press were outside the church to see Pippa and her husband-to-be James Matthews arrive. While most people loved the excitement of the almost-royal wedding, the big day was a bit too much for some of the younger guests and little George got a tad upset. The Queen’s great-grandson, usually the master of the polite smile and...
    TO this day, Dawn Powell blames herself for the death of her newborn son, at just four days old. Little Archie entered the world 16 minutes before his twin sister Evalene, on February 10 last year. 7Dawn and Kevin Powell welcomed their twins into the world but had to say goodbye to their son after only four daysCredit: Dawn Powell Cradling him, Dawn, 42, felt “ecstatic”. But hours later, with Evalene safely delivered, Dawn became concerned for her son. “I remember saying he didn’t sound right,” the mother of five says. “A member of staff said, ‘Oh, he’s singing to you’.” But his grunts were a sign he had Group B streptococcus (GBS) — a bacteria mums can carry...
    GETAFTE, SPAIN - APRIL 2: Sergio Leon of Real Betis celebrates 0-1 with Fabian Ruiz Pena of Real Betis, Joaquin of Real Betis during the La Liga Santander match between Getafe v Real Betis at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on April 2, 2018 in Getafte Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) It may not have a name, but Charlotte’s MLS expansion team does have its first player. Just days after Austin FC signed its first-ever player, the other 2021 MLS expansion team, Charlotte, has followed suit. Earlier today, the unnamed franchise announced its initial signing: Spanish midfielder Sergio Ruiz. Ruiz rose through the rankings in Spain, primarily through his success on the reserve team of his former home, Racing...
    Police falsely accused an innocent woman of robbery when they splashed her face across an online wanted poster that is still being circulated months after she proved her innocence, according to a new lawsuit. Vanessa Adames says the post — which features separate photos of her and three other people — went up on the 30th precinct’s Facebook page on Dec. 16 and it read: “WANTED!! Do you recognize these individuals? They are wanted for a Robbery that took place in front of 508 W.140 St on 11/24 at 5:15 PM. “The victim was attacked and his cellphone was forcibly removed.” A post matching the one described in the lawsuit, that shows a woman and three men, can still be...
    MAKE It or Break It and Disney Channel’s Jonas actress Nicole Gale Anderson welcomed daughter Charlotte over the weekend on Fourth of July. The Independence Day baby is her and her husband Roberto Paniagua’s first child. Make It or Break It actress Nicole Gale Anderson welcomed her daughter Charlie on SaturdayCredit: Instagram Nicole, 29, shared the exciting news of her daughter’s birth with an Instagram photo of the little girl sleeping on Sunday. She wrote: “A full moon eclipse and display of fireworks greeted Charlie into the world last night. “She’s absolutely perfect and the spitting image of her papa. I’m so deeply in love.” The new mother and Roberto eloped in 2018 before having a full wedding celebration...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina couple and their two daughters were among five people killed in a chain of car crashes started by a speeding driver, according to police and a newspaper report. State Highway Patrol Trooper Ray Pierce told The Charlotte Observer that police would release victims’ names after troopers complete their investigation of Friday night’s deadly crashes on Interstate 485 in north Charlotte. However, a relative of the four family members killed in one of the collisions identified them as Matthew and Andrea Obester and their daughters, 7-year-old Violet and 12-year-old Elizabeth, the newspaper reported. Matthew Obester’s mother, Lynn Sherrill, said the Belmont family was heading out of town to visit friends and pick up a...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina couple and their two daughters were among five people killed in a chain of car crashes started by a speeding driver, according to police and a newspaper report. State Highway Patrol Trooper Ray Pierce told The Charlotte Observer that police would release victims’ names after troopers complete their investigation of Friday night’s deadly crashes on Interstate 485 in north Charlotte. However, a relative of the four family members killed in one of the collisions identified them as Matthew and Andrea Obester and their daughters, 7-year-old Violet and 12-year-old Elizabeth, the newspaper reported. Matthew Obester’s mother, Lynn Sherrill, said the Belmont family was heading out of town to visit friends and pick up a...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Five people were killed and at least three others seriously injured after a highway crash in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday evening. Emergency medical officials said the crash happened on Interstate 485 in north Charlotte, news outlets reported. Officials did not immediately release the identity of the victims or say how the crash happened. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: North Carolina
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Five people were killed and at least three others seriously injured after a highway crash in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday evening. Emergency medical officials said the crash happened on Interstate 485 in north Charlotte, news outlets reported. Officials did not immediately release the identity of the victims or say how the crash happened. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Twitter Terreon Geter. A 14-year-old boy has died in a capturing close to an arcade in Charlotte, North Carolina, police say. Police confirmed in an official assertion the sufferer of the capturing was teenager Terreon Izavier Geter, who was killed after 1 p.m. on June 30 “on the 3400 block of Beatties Ford Street, close to Lynchester Place,” in line with officers and native information studies. “CMPD detectives are investigating a murder within the 3200 block of Beatties Ford Street. One particular person was transported to a neighborhood hospital the place they’ve been pronounced deceased,” the tweet learn. CMPD detectives are investigating a murder within the 3200 block of Beatties Ford Street....
    Twitter Terreon Geter. A 14-year-old boy has died in a shooting near the Busy Arcade in Charlotte, North Carolina, police say. Police confirmed in an official statement the victim of the shooting was teenager Terreon Izavier Geter, who was killed after 1 p.m. on June 30 “on the 3400 block of Beatties Ford Road, near Lynchester Place,” according to official sand local news reports. “CMPD detectives are investigating a homicide in the 3200 block of Beatties Ford Road. One person was transported to a local hospital where they have been pronounced deceased,” the tweet read. CMPD detectives are investigating a homicide in the 3200 block of Beatties Ford Road. One person was transported to a local hospital where...
    WESTWORLD will return next year for season 4, kicking off in the wake of Delos' downfall. The HBO dystopian drama ended in explosion fashion earlier this year, with Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) sacrificing herself to cripple the evil corporation's master AI Solomon. 5 Tessa Thompson plays Charlotte Hale in Westworld In a chilling post-credits scene at the end of the season 3 finale we learned that Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) had survived, at least in host form, and was joined with an android verison of The Man in Black. Now director Denise Thé has teased what's in store for Hale when the show returns in 2021. She told Deadline: “You see her in a whole new light. Will she pick...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are investigating the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy. The Charlotte Observer reports that the killing took place Tuesday near a strip mall in the city. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said that Terreon Izavier Geter was shot and killed. Another person was seriously injured. An off-duty sheriff’s deputy heard the shots and tried to render aid, police said. The killing is Charlotte’s 51st for the year 2020 and the third within 24 hours. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: North Carolina
    A HERO nurse who decided to isolate herself from her two-year-old son said that she felt like Christmas had come early when they were reunited after nearly three months. Charlotte Cole, 30, was able to embrace George, her only child, for the first time in 11 weeks on Friday. 7Key worker Charlotte Cole was finally reunited with two-year-old son George on Friday after self-isolating apart for three monthsCredit: SWNS:South West News Service Charlotte told Good Morning Britain hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that she couldn't believe how much “taller and heavier” their son now was.  Little George has spent the last three months with his grandparents, Bridget and Robert Younger, 55 and 65 respectively, who live nearby.  Speaking about...
    A major reason for moving the bulk of the Republican National Convention from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida, was the north Florida city's intent to make the renomination spectacle for President Trump mask-free. Until Monday, when, according to Politico, Republican Mayor Lenny Curry was finalizing a citywide mask order amid a spike in COVID-19 cases across Florida. That new rule would extend to indoor events as well. The GOP convention is slated to be hosted at Jacksonville's Veterans Memorial Arena on Aug. 25-27. The GOP initially had planned to host its gathering in Charlotte but ultimately moved its location to Florida after a spat between Trump and the governor over whether city and state government, with a...
    As lockdowns are lifted around the country, more and more people are heading out. Sadly, that also means that gun violence is returning to prominence in some places. READ MORE: NYPD officer in ‘chokehold’ video had prior brutality case This weekend, an outdoor Juneteenth celebration in Charlotte, North Carolina, was interrupted by the sounds of more than 100 shots being fired. When the shooting ended, two people were dead and 12 were injured. WBVT reports that the two people killed were Kelly Miller, 29, and Christopher Antonio Gleaton, 28. “It was a very, very chaotic scene,” police told WBTV. “We’re talking about 400 people in one spot, not one witness, not one.” Witnesses tell me people were celebrating Juneteenth here...
    As lockdowns are lifted around the country, more and more people are heading out. Sadly, that also means that gun violence is returning to prominence in some places. READ MORE: NYPD officer in ‘chokehold’ video had prior brutality case This weekend, an outdoor Juneteeth celebration in Charlotte, North Carolina, was interrupted by the sounds of more than 100 shots being fired. When the shooting ended, two people were dead and 12 were injured.   WBVT reports that the two people killed were Kelly Miller, 29, and Christopher Antonio Gleaton, 28. “It was a very, very chaotic scene,” police told WBTV. “We’re talking about 400 people in one spot, not one witness, not one.” Witnesses tell me people were celebrating Juneteenth...
    A World War II memorial in North Carolina’s largest city was reportedly defaced over the weekend with a hammer and sickle. The 20-foot-tall memorial, located at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte, contains the names of more than 500 county residents who died fighting in WWII, WBTV reported. Local residents help clean up a World War II monument in Charlotte that had been defaced.  (Fox46 Charlotte) Somewhere between Sunday evening and Monday morning, it was defaced with references to communism, including a hammer and sickle and the words: “Glory to the day of heroism June 19, 1986.” The phrase is a reference to a prison massacre in Peru, in which some 224 people were killed by the military...
    (CBSNewYork/CBS Local Sports) — The last time NXT held a TakeOver event, most of the world was just beginning to hear of COVID-19 and social distancing sounded like something you’d only find on Urban Dictionary. It had only been a couple weeks since health officials confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the United States, and for the most part life was very much moving along as normal. WWE’s creative staff were busy rolling out storylines that would reach their crescendo at NXT TakeOver: Tampa, the biggest show of the year on the night before WrestleMania. Those were the good old days. Of course, coronavirus turned into a global pandemic, and the entire WrestleMania week was washed out, including NXT’s...
    The shooting occurred early Monday morning during a party on Beatties Ford Road, north of Charlotte, North Carolina. Two people were killed and seven others wounded in the early hours of this Monday during a shooting in the American city of Charlotte, the most populous in the state of North Carolinalocal media reported. The event occurred during a street party Beatties Ford Road, in the north of the city, which was the continuation of the celebrations of Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery in the USA During the shooting, five other people were also injured when they were beaten by various vehicles, the local police chief explained in statements to the press. Johnny Jennings. Police initially went...
    At least two people are dead and a dozen others wounded or injured after numerous people were shot and some hit by vehicles early Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina, reports CBS affiliate WBTV. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it all started with a call about a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle. When officers arrived, there were hundreds of people at the scene, where what police called an "impromptu block party" was being held, culminating Juneteenth weekend celebrations. Photos showed bunches of balloons on the ground. Suddenly, shots went off, according to police. Nine people were hit and two of them were confirmed dead. The other seven were brought to hospitals. Police added that there were signs of multiple shooters....
    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – Two People died and seven were injured in a shooting in the largest city in North Carolina, according to police. Charlotte police originally reported of a deceased person at the scene and several wounded, in a tweet on Monday early morning. Of the nine injured, a 17-year-old is in critical condition after being shot in the head during the party. Later, the deputy police chief of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Johnny Jennings, told the press that he had confirmed the death of two people. Five other people were beaten by vehicles after the shooting, Jennings said. The shooting occurred around midnight at an “impromptu neighborhood party” that was a continuation of the Juneteenth celebrations, he noted....
    Miami — The information was confirmed by Charlotte police originally reported a person killed at the scene and several injured, in a tweet early Monday morning. Later, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg deputy police chief, Johnny Jennings, told reporters that two people had been confirmed dead. Five other people were hit by vehicles after the shooting, Jennings said. It was an “impromptu neighborhood party” that was a continuation of the Juneteenth celebrations, he noted. Police responded to a warning that a pedestrian hit found hundreds of people on the street, Jennings said. There were signs of multiple shooters, he noted. At the moment there were no detainees. The shooting occurred on Beatties Ford Street in north Charlotte, police said.
    Princess Charlotte of Cambridge looks strikingly similar to a childhood picture of the late Princess Diana in a new family photo.In the group picture, Charlotte stands on a swing with her brothers Prince George and Prince Louis, and her father Prince William. Both royals have brunette hair, a similar nose and eyes, and the same cheeky smile.Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Princess Charlotte looks just like her late grandmother, Princess Diana, in the Cambridge family's latest photo. The photo of 5-year-old Charlotte with her brothers, Prince George (6) and Prince Louis (2) and their father, Prince William, was taken by the Duchess of Cambridge to celebrate the duke's 38th birthday. The photo was taken on a swing in the...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two people were killed and seven others were wounded in a shooting in North Carolina’s largest city, police said, while five others were hit by vehicles afterward. The shooting happened around midnight at an “impromptu block party” that was a continuation of Juneteenth celebrations, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings told reporters early Monday. Police responding to a call about a pedestrian hit found hundreds of people in the streets, Jennings said. As emergency services arrived, several shots were fired, scattering the crowd. Jennings said there was evidence of multiple shooters, but no one was in custody as of Monday morning. The five people were hit by vehicles while running away, Jennings said. The conditions of...
    (CNN)Two people were killed and seven others were injured during a shooting in Charlotte overnight, according to CNN affiliates WBTV and WSOC in posts from their reporters on Twitter, citing the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.In addition to the nine people who were shot, both affiliates report five people were hurt when they were hit by cars leaving the Beatties Ford Rd. scene. This story is developing. CNN is working to get additional details.
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two individuals have been killed and 7 others have been wounded in a capturing in North Carolina’s largest metropolis, police stated. Charlotte police initially tweeted early Monday that one particular person had been pronounced lifeless on the scene and several other others had gunshot wounds, however Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings instructed reporters that two individuals have been confirmed lifeless. Jennings additionally stated that 5 different individuals have been hit by autos after the capturing. Police responding to a name of a pedestrian hit discovered a whole bunch of individuals within the streets, Jennings stated. He stated there was proof of a number of shooters. It wasn’t instantly clear whether or not anybody was in...
    At least two people are dead and many others wounded or injured after numerous people were shot and some hit by vehicles early Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina, reports CBS affiliate WBTV. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says it all started with a call about a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle. When officers arrived, there were hundreds of people on the street. It wasn't clear why, but photos showed bunches of balloons on the ground. Suddenly, shots went off, according to police. Nine people were hit and two of them were confirmed dead. The other seven were brought to hospitals. There was no word on their condition. Police added that there were signs of multiple shooters. The scene in Charlotte,...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two people were killed and seven others were wounded in a shooting in North Carolina’s largest city, police said. Charlotte police initially tweeted early Monday that one person had been pronounced dead at the scene and several others had gunshot wounds, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings told reporters that two people were confirmed dead. Jennings also said that five other people were hit by vehicles after the shooting. Police responding to a call of a pedestrian hit found hundreds of people in the streets, Jennings said. He said there was evidence of multiple shooters. It wasn’t immediately clear whether anyone was in custody. The shooting took place on Beatties Ford Road in northern Charlotte,...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police say 2 dead, 7 wounded in Charlotte, North Carolina, shooting and 5 hit by cars afterward. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    ROYAL fans are going wild over the latest snaps of Princess Charlotte, claiming she looks just like Princess Diana when she was a little girl.  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a series of family snaps to celebrate Father’s Day and Prince William’s birthday, taken by Kate Middleton, 38.  6The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a series of family snaps of Father's Day and William's birthdayCredit: AP:Associated Press It shows the dad-of-three, aged 38, playing with Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, on a swing and rolling around on some grass. The candid snaps have been praised by the public, but there was something familiar about Princess Charlotte’s expression, with numerous people comparing her...
    A CEO resigns after $2 billion goes missing Why is the 2JZ engine so strong? This breakdown shows why Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis Are All Smiles in New Photos Released for Fathers Day © Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton took sweet pictures of her kids, Prince george, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte cuddled up with Prince William for Father's Day this year. Prince William and Kate Middleton are celebrating Father's Day a little bit early this year, and have released two new family photos to mark the occasion. The candid snapshots, which were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge at the family's country home, Anmer Hall, show Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and little Prince Louis clinging...
    Duchess Kate captured an lovely photograph of Prince William taking part in with the couple’s three children in a publish in honor of the long run king’s 38th birthday. Prince William and Duchess Kate’s Sweetest Moments With Their Kids “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are more than happy to share a brand new image of The Duke with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis forward of The Duke’s birthday tomorrow,” Kensington Palace captioned a photograph that confirmed the proud papa posing on a swing together with his youngsters. “The image was taken earlier this month by The Duchess.”Prince William together with his youngsters, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Courtesy Kensington Palace/InstagramA second photograph launched...
    Princess Charlotte will not return to school in London until her brother Prince George does due to 'logistical' reasons, a royal expert has claimed. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently residing at their Norfolk countryside home Anmer Hall, where they are homeschooling their three children. But while Thomas' Battersea has resumed its classes for five-year-old Princess Charlotte's reception year group, it is unlikely she will attend without her older brother, according to royal biographer Katie Nicholl. Six-year-old Prince George's Year 2 class remains closed in the phased reopening of the primary school. Princess Charlotte will not return to school in London until her brother Prince George does due to 'logistical' reasons, a royal expert has claimed. Pictured...
    (CNN)The mother of an African American man who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, last year has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit. Danquirs FranklinDeborah Franklin is suing the city government and officer Wende Kerl, who shot Danquirs Franklin on March 25, 2019. Deborah Franklin is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages for her son's loss of life and the loss of financial and emotional support for his three children. The shooting caused several days of street protests in Charlotte after police body camera video was released. The district attorney decided not to file charges last August, saying he didn't think he could prove to a jury that "Officer Kerl's belief that she...
    Fox News contributor and former White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove told "Your World" Friday that Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper should have reached a "mutual understanding" that would have allowed the Republican National Convention to be held as scheduled in Charlotte later this summer. "I hope the governor of North Carolina ... was not simply playing politics," Rove told host Neil Cavuto, "but I think he should have given way to the Republican National Committee and arrived at a mutual understanding of what would be put in place for the convention that would’ve been acceptable to the RNC." The RNC announced Thursday that Jacksonville had been chosen to host part of the August convention following disagreements with Cooper over coronavirus-related crowd restrictions. REPUBLICANS PICK JACKSONVILLE...
    (CNN)Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump will accept the Republican nomination this year in Jacksonville, Florida."We are thrilled to celebrate this momentous occasion in the great city of Jacksonville," McDaniel said in a news release. "Not only does Florida hold a special place in President Trump's heart as his home state, but it is crucial in the path to victory in 2020. We look forward to bringing this great celebration and economic boon to the Sunshine State in just a few short months." The announcement caps a weeks-long row between Roy Cooper, the Democratic governor of North Carolina, whose team had been working to keep the convention in Charlotte despite coronavirus fears, and...
    President Trump will accept the GOP nomination in Jacksonville, Florida, after disagreements over how to host the event amid the coronavirus pandemic derailed plans in North Carolina, the Republican National Committee announced Thursday.  "We are thrilled to celebrate this momentous occasion in the great city of Jacksonville," said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.  "Not only does Florida hold a special place in President Trump's heart as his home state, but it is crucial in the path to victory in 2020. We look forward to bringing this great celebration and economic boon to the Sunshine State in just a few short months." The official business of the convention will still take place in Charlotte, but the events typically associated with conventions, such...
    Republican Party officials are looking closely at Jacksonville, Fla., as they scramble to find a new location to host portions of this summer's Republican National Convention, though there's no final decision yet. Multiple GOP officials confirmed to Fox News that the northern Florida city is considered “a strong contender.” RNC BROADENS SEARCH FOR CITY TO HOST CONVENTION CELEBRATION But those same Republican Party officials caution that the search is ongoing and remains fluid. Other possibilities include Savannah, Ga.; Nashville, Tenn.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Dallas, Texas. “We are still considering several cities and no final decision has been made,” a Republican source familiar with convention discussions told Fox News on Wednesday. The Washington Post – citing three Republican officials – reported early Wednesday that the party had...
    Republican National Committee officials will meet in Phoenix, Ariz., on Tuesday as their latest stop in a nationwide search for a new site to hold at least part of this summer’s GOP convention, Fox News has learned. An RNC source told Fox News that party officials will meet with local elected officials and representatives from Arizona’s hotel, tourism and venue industries to scout locations and discuss the possibility of Arizona hosting part of the convention’s celebrations. RNC officials toured Nashville, Tenn., and Savannah, Ga., over the last several days to consider potential new locations for the Republican National Convention, which is set to take place from Aug. 24-27. RNC BROADENS SEARCH FOR CITY TO HOST CONVENTION CELEBRATIONS The locations that RNC officials...
    A protester in North Carolina was arrested with an AR-style rifle with two 30-round magazines — as cops used “chemical agents” in a shocking confrontation decried by local politicians. Disturbing live video from a reporter with Queen City Nerve shows protesters marching through Charlotte Tuesday with their hands in the air chanting “Don’t shoot” — before a series of flash bangs left everyone scrambling and screaming. However, they appeared to be penned in from all sides by riot police as smoke from tear gas enveloped the air around them, with the narrator saying pellets were also being fired from a car park to the side. “It went bad really fast,” Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles admitted on Kiss 95.1 Wednesday, calling...
    Hours after President Trump tweeted that the GOP is “now forced to seek another” location other than Charlotte, N.C., to host this summer’s Republican National Convention, party officials said that the convention indeed “will be held in another city.” And Republican sources confirm to Fox News that the search for a new site is getting underway, with party officials heading to Nashville, Tenn., later this week. TRUMP SAYS GOP 'FORCED' TO SEEK OTHER SITE TO HOST CONVENTION The decision comes after North Carolina's Democratic governor said GOP leaders needed to provide plans for a scaled-down event due to coronavirus pandemic health concerns. The party pressed for a full convention, which Gov. Roy Cooper essentially said they could not accommodate. “Due to the directive...
    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper says the likelihood that the Republican National Convention will take place in Charlotte depends on the party's willingness to scale back its event. He informed the Republican National Committee in a letter that it's "very unlikely" the GOP would be able to host a "full convention" in August. In the ongoing saga between the RNC and Cooper's administration, the two are at odds over health and safety measures and the size of the crowds that can be accommodated. "They have demanded a full 19,000-person crowd at the inside arena in Charlotte. We've continued to say we want to talk with you about a scaled-down convention, but we cannot guarantee you that at the end of August,...