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News and weather for Charlotte, North Carolina: More news, in less time. Updated weekday mornings.

News and weather for Charlotte, North Carolina: More news, in less time. Updated weekday mornings.
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News and weather for Charlotte, North Carolina: More news, in less time. Updated weekday mornings.






Morning Rush: Friday, December 13

It's Friday the 13th and Mother Nature is bringing some spooky weather to the Carolinas, with icy rain falling across the mountains and foothills with miserable, wet conditions in Charlotte. Larry Sprinkle tells us just how bad it's going to be as we head into the weekend, while meteorologist Iisha Scott has an update on highways from Catawba County. Chloe Leshner has the latest on a manhunt for a teenager wanted for murder in South Carolina. Plus, Rob Hughes and Rachel Lundberg discuss how...


Morning Rush: Thursday, December 12

Police in north Charlotte are searching for the person accused of trying to kidnap a little girl as she was getting off her school bus. Chloe Leshner has the latest update from detectives. Brandon Goldner has the newest information in the search for the killer in the murder of Scott Brooks, co-owner of Charlotte's iconic Brooks' Sandwich House restaurant. Larry Sprinkle says we've got at least one more day of very chilly weather and we have the secret to the perfect holiday gift. It's right...


Morning Rush: Wednesday, December 11

The family behind 'Brooks Sandwich House' in NoDa says they'll keep the iconic business going despite a heartbreaking crime. Hundreds of people gathering last night to remember Scott Brooks who was shot and killed just outside the front door of the restaurant. His niece and brother speaking to the crowd thanking them for their support. Plus, if you're catching a flight this holiday season, considering food allergies might be the last thing on your travel to-do list. But a local parent is...


Morning Rush: Tuesday, December 10

Right now - the entire charlotte community is mourning the loss of Scott Brooks, one of the owners of the popular Brooks Sandwich House in NoDa. Brooks was shot and killed yesterday while opening the restaurant. New details this morning about the plan to move the Carolina Panthers Headquarters to Rock Hill. City leaders making it clear last night that there will be no tax increase to pay for the project. As we've been reporting, the Panthers plan to move their headquarters and practice...


Morning Rush: Monday, December 9

It certainly wasn't the outcome the panthers' players or fans had hoped for. The Panthers losing their fifth straight game - falling to the falcons, 40 to 20 yesterday. Interim head coach Perry Fewel saying despite their record - now isn't the time to give up. Plus, a push from local firefighters to keep your home safe as we head into the winter months. Just this weekend - three separate house fires in the Charlotte area. Thankfully there were no serious injuries, but firefighters say their...


Morning Rush: Thursday, December 5

Charlotte leaders are taking on a huge project at the convention center in uptown as they broke ground on a $126 million expansion. Chloe Leshner explains why city leaders say the project is about more than just the upcoming Republican National Convention. Billie Jean Shaw shares the details a local principal is warning parents about after finding a disturbing trend on Instagram, and Larry Sprinkle has your First Warn Forecast. Join Wake Up Charlotte each weekday morning from 4:30 to 7 a.m....


Morning Rush: Wednesday, December 4

The Carolina Panthers shocked the NFL with the firing of head coach Ron Rivera in the midst of a four-game losing streak. Billie Jean Shaw says owner David Tepper had an "emotional" conversation with Rivera when he delivered the news. Construction at Charlotte's historic Memorial Stadium is moving along but it's going to cost taxpayers even more now that the project is over budget. Just how much? Chloe Leshner fills us in on the details. Plus, Ben and Carolyn talk about their favorite...


Morning Rush: Tuesday, December 3

A person died after being found shot to death in a burning car in east Charlotte Monday. Billie Jean Shaw has the latest on the shocking discovery made by police. CMPD is desperately searching for the person who raped, kidnapped and robbed a 21-year-old woman in University City, and Larry Sprinkle has your First Warn Forecast. Plus, Ben and Carolyn tell us about the most annoying Christmas songs and the benefits of doing good deeds for others. Join Wake Up Charlotte each weekday morning from...


Morning Rush: Wednesday, November 27

It's the last day before Thanksgiving and the rush is on at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Chloe Leshner has an update on flights and the security lines on the busiest travel day of the year, while Brandon Goldner gives you the conditions on highways across the Charlotte area with a word of advice from state troopers this Thanksgiving. Larry Sprinkle says some morning showers could slow things down on the road but it's going to be a pleasant Thanksgiving Day in Charlotte. And it...


Morning Rush: Tuesday, November 26

Charlotte city leaders are searching for answers to the city's violence. To date, there have been 98 homicides, which is nearly double the total this time last year. Police chief Kerr Putney says his officers are doing their job, but the system is letting down the community. Billie Jean Shaw shares new details in the tragic death of a 10-year-old South Carolina boy, who police now say was shot by his friend who was playing with a gun, and Larry Sprinkle has your Thanksgiving forecast. Join...


Morning Rush: Monday, November 25

State troopers will be out in full force as millions of Americans get ready to hit the road for Thanksgiving. Chloe Leshner tells us how they plan to keep everyone safe on North Carolina roads this holiday. Billie Jean Shaw has the latest on a deadly police shooting at a Walmart in Chester County, South Carolina, the 44th police shooting of the year in South Carolina. 'Tis the season for disappointment? According to a new study, we're really bummed about going home for the holidays, and...


Morning Rush: Friday, November 22

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are searching for the person who attacked a woman with a knife on her way home in west Charlotte Thursday. Chloe Leshner has the story, plus Billie Jean Shaw has the latest from police in Lake Wylie, where a woman was carjacked at gunpoint while pumping gas. Larry Sprinkle has your weekend forecast and a look ahead to what Thanksgiving could feel like in the Carolinas. Ben Thompson and Carolyn Bruck tell us just how miserable we are when it comes to staying with...


Morning Rush: Thursday, November 21

Ten men were arrested in South Carolina, all accused of child exploitation. Billie Jean Shaw tells us how detectives said these men were trying to find their victims. Plans are moving forward on a pedestrian bridge that would connect South End's rail trail to uptown and Charlotte leaders want to hear from the public on the project. Larry Sprinkle says it's going to be another gorgeous day in the Carolinas Thursday, and what do you call that bread-y, seasoned mix that comes with your turkey...


Morning Rush: Wednesday, November 20

What was expected to be a routine traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a human trafficking suspect when state troopers found six victims in the back of his car. Billie Jean Shaw gives us the latest on the shocking discovery. Travel experts say a record number of people could be visiting family this Thanksgiving. Chloe Leshner joins us from Charlotte Douglas International as they gear up for the busiest travel days of the year. Larry Sprinkle has good news when it comes to Charlotte's...


Morning Rush: Tuesday, November 19

For the last decade, the Epicentre has been a place to party.... but we've learned that will gradually change. Those who use it are upset and now the question is where will this nightlife move too? Plus, a parent's worst nightmare for their infants. Right now, health experts are warning about an illness more dangerous than the flu, with no vaccine to prevent it. We're talking about RSV. A sickness serious enough that it forced one family to rush both of their children to the hospital.


Morning Rush: Monday, November 18

After four years of construction, the I-77 express lanes are finally open. Chloe Leshner tells us how the 26-mile stretch from uptown to Mooresville will impact your Queen City commute. A Union County mother accused of killing her newborn baby will face a judge on murder charges. If convicted, she could face life in prison. Billie Jean Shaw tells us what we can expect from the trial. Larry Sprinkle says we're back to normal after a frigid week and cool weekend, and Rachel Lundberg recaps...


Morning Rush: Friday, November 15

One person was killed and another injured in an officer-involving shooting in the heart of uptown Charlotte. Chloe Leshner has the latest as state investigators are on the scene to determine what led to the shooting. Mooresville Police Chief Damon Williams resigned one week after a WCNC investigation uncovered safety concerns by officers on the force. Sarah French speaks exclusively to officers about Williams' departure. Larry Sprinkle has the weekend forecast for the Carolinas and did you...


Morning Rush: Thursday, November 14

The Carolinas are still in the midst of a bitter cold snap and it's causing problems on our roads. Chloe Leshner has an update on another broken water main on a busy Charlotte road. Billie Jean Shaw has the latest as police in Statesville search for a missing 15-year-old boy. And are the Panthers really thinking about trading Cam Newton? Why one NFL insider says the 2015 NFL MVP could be on the move this offseason. Join Wake Up Charlotte each weekday morning from 4:30 to 7 a.m. on WCNC NBC...


Morning Rush: Wednesday, November 13

With the Carolinas waking up to bitter cold temperatures, school districts are preparing their bus fleets earlier than usual. Billie Jean Shaw tells us how Lancaster County is keeping kids warm. Chloe Leshner has an update on a planned teacher protest across North Carolina, as educators push for more funding and better pay amid the state budget battle. And if you were hoping the cold snap was only going to last a day or two, you'll want to hear Larry's forecast. Join Wake Up Charlotte each...


Morning Rush: Monday, November 11

The Carolina Panthers' comeback came up just inches short when Christian McCaffrey was stopped on the goal line against Green Bay, giving the Packers a 24-16 win. Ashley Stroehlein and former NFL defensive back Eugene Robinson recap Kyle Allen's 300-yard performance that might've actually hurt the team's chances to win. Plus, Iisha Scott previews a big cold snap that could make for record low temperatures in the Charlotte area this week. Chloe Leshner has an update on yet another deadly...