Deutsche Bank bids $95 million for Epicentre

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Epicentre in Uptown Charlotte has a $95 million bid on the table. Deutsche Bank, the center’s lender, placed that bid when the auction opened Tuesday morning. What You Need To Know The Epicentre has just one bid on the table so far, a $95 million offer from its lender Deutsche Bank … Read more

N.C. cattle farmer describes impact of extreme heat on his operations

FOUR OAKS, N.C. — This hotter than average summer continues for North Carolina. When factoring in the humidity, the last several days have felt like it’s 100 degrees or hotter in parts of the state. That’s dangerous heat for anyone that works outside, like farmer Brandon Batten. What You Need To Know Extreme heat is … Read more

Grant offers N.C. high school grads free college

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The cost of college is enough to make anyone clench their wallets in fear, but a statewide grant is aiming to ease the burden and boost college enrollment.      What You Need To Know  N.C. high school graduates can get up to two years of free community college through the North … Read more

Florist puts final touches on arrangements for Sgt. Fishman’s funeral

SAMPSON COUNTY, N.C. — Preparations are underway for Sergeant Matthew Fishman’s funeral Tuesday in Wayne County. Fishman died last week after he was shot while serving involuntary commitment papers in Dudley.   What You Need To Know Sgt. Matthew Fishman was 38-years-old and worked for Wayne County Sheriff since 2010  Fishman was shot and killed following a call to serve involuntarily … Read more

Weather Explained: What is Saharan dust layer?

Saharan dust plays a big role in tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic. Strong winds pick up the dust from the Sahara Desert and transport it thousands of miles across the Atlantic. This layer of dust is known as the Saharan Air Layer (SAL). Tropical cyclones need specific ingredients to form, and one of them … Read more

Black creators discuss equity and representation in art during museum panel

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) of Raleigh held a panel on Sunday with Black artists to discuss representation in the arts.   What You Need To Know  CAM held an event Sunday called “Black Representation in the Arts: Building Momentum for Lasting Change Panel Discussion”  There were seven creators and artists features … Read more

Almost 5,000 people attended first N.C. Pet Expo

RALEIGH, N.C. – The first ever North Carolina Pet Expo wrapped up on Sunday. The two-day event was held this weekend at the state fairgrounds in Raleigh, and organizers say it was a success. What You Need To Know The first ever N.C. Pet Expo was held Saturday and Sunday Organizers estimate almost 5,000 people … Read more

Samaritan’s Purse volunteers on the ground in flooded Kentucky

KENTUCKY — Dozens of volunteers from North Carolina-based nonprofit Samaritan’s Purse are on the ground in the hardest hit areas of Kentucky to help flood survivors. What You Need To Know Samaritan’s Purse has sent dozens of volunteers and two tractor trailers full of supplies from its base in North Wilkesboro to aid people in … Read more

Wyndham Championship brings back memories for visitors

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Wyndham Championship in Greensboro is a time-honored tradition for many people, and this year’s tournament is bringing back plenty of memories.  What You Need To Know Damian McHugh can list many reasons he’s glad to be back at the Wyndham Championship He started coming to the tournament in the 1980s with … Read more

Grandmother concerned about end of COVID-19 emergency as case numbers rise

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina’s COVID-19 state of emergency is ending in less than two weeks.  What You Need To Know A state of emergency that Gov. Roy Cooper declared two years ago in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is set to expire Aug. 15 Mecklenburg County intends to terminate the local state of emergency … Read more