The North Carolina Department of Transportation is now fining the company hired to build the toll lanes $1.36 million.
Terrance Bates started at WCCB Charlotte the day the Democratic National Committee announced it was bringing the 2012 convention to the Queen City. He immediately jumped into action and hasn’t slowed down since. He comes to WCCB Charlotte from the ABC affiliate in Memphis, TN. Before that he spent stints in Evansville, IN, Richmond, VA, Augusta, GA and Longview, TX.
Terrance is a veteran anchor and reporter. During his career he has covered President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. In fact, he covered the opening of Bill Clinton’s Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR, which was attended by all of the living former and incumbent Commanders in Chief. While Terrance has definitely covered his share of political stories, he enjoys doing stories on array of topics. He believes everyone has a story, the challenge for every reporter is figuring out what that story is and how to best share it with the public.
In his free time Terrance hangs out with his wife and two little girls. YES, they have him wrapped around their respective fingers. He’s also an avid soccer fan, and still plays. Unfortunately, his age limits his body from making certain moves his mind dreams up. In those cases, he fondly recounts the days of old when he was trying to be like Pele, awing crowds around the world.
The aforementioned “around the world” reference isn’t an exaggeration. Terrance grew up in Germany, with his parents who were both educators there. As a kid he attended German Kindergarten, where he learned German. He still speaks fluently and has added some French to his language repertoire. During his time in Germany, Terrance also played competitive soccer. He has played in what is now the Czech Republic, as well as Turkey and France. However, his most memorable soccer moment was playing against his all-time favorite team, Bayern Munich. Despite a 9-1 loss, it was still one of his most enjoyable games.
After leaving Germany, Terrance attended the University of Maryland where he double majored in Broadcast Journalism and German. He remains one of the biggest Terrapin fans out there, but is very quickly becoming a fan of all things Charlotte. If you ever have a story you’d like covered or if you just want to chat, feel free to give Terrance a call at (704)632-7525. SEE YOU ON TV!
It has been an emotional trial for both families involved, and neither side is enjoying much peace of mind or closure after the judge declared a mistrial in the voluntary manslaughter trial of CMPD Officer Wes Kerrick.
WCCB Charlotte's Terrance bates continues our Trial Team coverage with details on an incident that happened outside the courthouse.
Jonathan Ferrell's family is in Charlotte for Officer Kerrick's trial. Ferrell's mother Georgia says her son was an all-American kid who was taken too soon.
President Obama leads a crowd of mourners singing Amazing Grace during the funeral for the Reverend Clementa Pinckney.
Thursday night, mourners packed Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston to say goodbye to Reverend Clementa Pinckney.
The N.C. Supreme Court will hear arguments today over whether CMS should be able to sue Cabarrus County.
Soccer fans have snapped up 60,000 tickets for the Guinness International Champions Cup at Bank of America stadium this week. Some say this could be the Queen City's audition for the World Cup.