Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - In the North Carolina delegation there is a sense of boundless pride. In the flock of the democratic faithful, near the podium, is Charlotte City Council member John Autrey.
He is beaming over what this event has brought.
"This is a great thing for the city," Autrey said." Not just democrats, but the entire city."
Center stage and in prime time was the place former North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt.
Hunt was in the office during the 1980's and 1990's and holds the record for being in office longer than any other governor in the history of North Carolina.
He told the story about how North Carolina was a poor state just 50 years ago and through industry, trade and commerce had built itself into an economic powerhouse.
Hunt said it was all possible by building the education system across the state.
"Last year, students born nearly 20 years ago - in 1993 - finished high school with the highest graduation rate in our history," Hunt said. "Companies want to come here to hire them, that's what we did in North Carolina."
During his time as Governor, North Carolina had unprecedented growth across North Carolina, and Hunt known for fiery campaign speeches borrowed a page from his chapter on being pro business.
"We are doers in this state," he said. "We build for the future. The other crowd just doesn't get it. This is a time to drive education forward."
It is pride from the past that some delegates take to heart, and feeling a sense of kinship.
Delegates like Charlotte pastor Brenda Stevenson feel a sense of reverence to those who have impacted our states legacy.
"They've clearly set the pace for others to follow, she said.
Former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt was scheduled to speak, but was rescheduled for Thursday night.