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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Lunch Break (6/16/16): Fatal wreck follows carjacking near Hidden Valley; tech job fair at CPCC tomorrow

Posted By on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 12:03 PM


One person was killed in an accident on W. Sugar Creek Road that stemmed from a carjacking near the Hidden Valley neighborhood this morning. Police shut Sugar Creek down between Hidden Valley and Reagan Drive following the accident, which occurred around 9:40 a.m., and it's expected to remain closed for several hours, according to the city. The car was apparently stolen at knifepoint earlier in the morning and the wreck was the result of a police chase. 

Tech employers will be looking to fill hundreds of job positions at a job fair at Central Piedmont Community College's Ballantyne campus tomorrow between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Companies like AT&T, Delhaize America, LendingTree, The Hartford Financial Services and Vidant Health will be looking to fill positions that include jobs in software development, IT, project management, cloud computing and marketing. (WBTV Web Staff) 

No power outages were reported after a car slammed into a utility pole in north Charlotte early this morning. Police say the car was the only involved in the accident. It struck the pole on Atando Avenue between Graham and North Tryon streets at around 3:30 a.m., shutting the road down for a few hours while crews worked to fix it. The driver of the car was transported to the hospital but it's unclear how severe the injuries were. (WSOC Staff) 

Part of an attack by machete-wielding men on a couple in a Gastonia laundromat on Tuesday night was caught on surveillance video, showing the suspect taking money from one of the victims. According to the female victim's husband, the video did not catch a violent confrontation in front of the store, during which he said he attacked the suspects in defense of his wife. The suspects made off with $30 and a tablet, and no one has yet been arrested in relation to the case. (Xavier Walton, WCNC) 
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