Toll roads will soon become a reality along a stretch of interstate in Charlotte.The Mecklenburg Union Metropolitan Planning Organization voted tonight to give the N.C. Department of Transportation the green light to move forward with the project. The high-occupancy toll lanes have been the center of controversy for months now. The plan would place toll lanes on Interstate 77 between Uptown and ...
Eyewitness News has learned a major Charlotte road will be closed to police, firefighters and paramedics during some of its construction. The North Carolina Department of Transportation said Wednesday there will be detours during bride construction on the widening project on Independence Boulevard. NCDOT said they will notify crews in advance where the detours will go. "We are fully aware ...
Investigators are searching for the man who robbed a Statesville bank Wednesday and they think it could be connected to another robbery Monday. A man walked in to the Community One on Broad Street around 2:30 p.m., jumped over the counter and grabbed cash out of the drawer. He then jumped back over the counter and ran out. Investigators believe it could be connected to a bank robbery in ...
Dozens gathered Wednesday night in Charlotte to lift up Moore, Okla. in prayer. Pastor Brenda Stevenson believes the same faith that brought them through the storm will help them recover. "We care and you will rise and be healed each day," Stevenson said. For the first time, audio recorded on a cellphone as a tornado hit Briarwood Elementary in Oklahoma revealed those in the building ...
A kitchen fire filled a northwest Charlotte restaurant with heavy smoke. The Stockyard Grill on Rozzelles Ferry Road was closed when the fire started around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. No one was inside at the time. Smoke did damage the neighboring bar Savoy. Firefighters haven't said the exact cause of the ...
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NASCAR announced Wednesday the inductees who will comprise the 2014 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The five-person group -- the fifth in NASCAR Hall of Fame history -- consists of Tim Flock, Jack Ingram, Dale Jarrett, Maurice Petty and Fireball Roberts. Next year's Induction Day is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. The 54-member NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel met in a closed ...
The man police say was mistakenly charged with killing a toddler took the stand Wednesday and singled out the man he says actually pulled the trigger. Alvin Alexander told jurors that he heard and saw Ellis Royster fire a gun "probably about 10" times on Aug. 12, 2010. "It was just pow, pow, pow, pow, pow," he said. "I seen Ellis shooting, pointing his gun that way, ...
Teresa Vassey works at the Cleveland County emergency management office in Shelby. She is used to answering calls about emergency operations and shelters, but not from another state. Monday, as the deadly tornado was bearing down on the Midwest, she began getting frantic calls from people in Moore, Okla., which is also in Cleveland County. "They were reaching out for help wanting to know ...
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John Adcock owns a small window company in Monroe and paid for everything using his business debit card -- until someone cloned his card and spent $4,500 at a Walmart. "I never lost the card, it never left my possession, but somehow someone obtained my information," Adcock said. Adcock filed a police report and reported the fraud to Bank of North Carolina, which issued him the card. ...
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Anne Bronte, sister of Charlotte and Emily, has been given a new gravestone after 164 years to correct a mistake in the original.
Anne, who authored 'Agnes Grey' and 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,' died in Scarborough in 1849 after succumbing to tuberculosis at the age of 29.
But Anne's headstone in St Mary's Churchyard gave her age as 28.
Anne's original gravestone was refaced 3 years after her death, when Charlotte returned to discover five mistakes on it, the other errors were corrected but the age was not.
The Bronte Society installed the new plaque alongside the original that had deteriorated over the years, the BBC reported.
Society's Sally McDonald said that Anne was the quietest Bronte and can still sometimes be overlooked in favour of her sisters Charlotte and Emily.
She added that in some ways, though, she is now viewed as the most radical of the sisters, writing about tough subjects like women's need to maintain independence, and how alcoholism could tear a family apart. (ANI)
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