Sunday Headlines
9:47 am
Sun July 20, 2014

4 Charged In June Murder Case

Police have arrested four people in the past two days on charges stemming from a fatal shooting last month in North Charlotte. The three men and one woman, aged from 23 to 29, are suspects in the June 22nd shooting death of Terrance Johnson.  He died after he was shot during an afternoon argument at a house on Wynbrook Way, off Graham Street near I-85.  The four people face murder, robbery and other charges. Police are continuing their investigation and ask anyone with information about the shooting to call Crime Stoppers,  at 704-334-1600 or visit http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

NORTH CHARLOTTE WAREHOUSE BURNS

More than 60 Charlotte firefighters battled a 3-alarm fire last night that burned a warehouse on Tarheel Road in northwest Charlotte. The blaze broke out just before 9:30. No injuries were reported.

CHARLOTTE MAN MISSING

UPDATE: Police said around 1pm Sunday that Ward has been located unharmed.  

Police have issued a statewide Silver Alert as they look for a 73-year-old man who disappeared from his north Charlotte home Saturday night.  Fred Ward suffers from dementia. His wife reported him missing from their home on Midas Springs Road when she got back from the store around 8pm and noticed he had left in his white 1992 Honda Accord. He’s 6 feet tall, 175 pounds, gray-haired and balding. He was last seen wearing jeans, a black and beige polo shirt with a Harley Davidson logo, and a ball cap with a Harley Davidson logo. If you’ve seen Ward, call 911 immediately. More information in the Silver Alert.

BARNSTOCK FESTIVAL DRAWS A CROWD

Hundreds of local music lovers waited out the rain last night and listened to 30 bands on three stages at the sixth annual Barnstock festival in Huntersville. The event is a fundraiser that started six years ago to give Miles Brown and his high school friends an audience for their music. He says it’s still about both the music and the charitable causes.

“It is still, of course about the music, but now that we’ve grown, and we continue to grow, we still remain focused on raising money for these charities. It’s a blessing that we’re able to do that type of thing through music, which we all appreciate. Everyone likes to come out and listen to music,” Brown said. 

Brown and his friends have grown up, and so has Barnstock, our news partner DavidsonNews.net reports. This year's edition was a BYOB event for those 21 and over, with food trucks and vendors, a "silent disco" tent with DJs playing for listeners wearing headsets, and a VIP area.  The event raised about $12,000 total for Davidson Fire Department, Headbands for Hope and Cannon School. 

APPALACHIA'S 'GHOST MURALS' RESTORED

Charlotte-based Coca-Cola Consolidated is working across Appalachia to restore "ghost murals.”  The advertisements for the popular soft drink were painted on buildings more than a century ago, before radio commercials, electronic billboards or television.  But now they’re fading. West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports one of the largest restored ghost murals to date was unveiled recently in Hinton, West Virginia. It’s 17 feet tall, 60 feet wide. So far, Coke Consolidated has restored about 15 murals across three states, including advertisements in Concord, Salisbury, North Wilkesboro, and Hendersonville, North Carolina.