ROCK HILL, S.C. - At 75 years old, Willie McLeod knows all the steps to his special seat at the Five and Dine diner in Rock Hill. “We’re sitting here now at peace,” McLeod said. But when he was 17 years old, he was dragged off to jail for sitting in the exact same seat. In 1961, the Five and Dine was a McRory’s convenience store with a lunch counter that was off-limits to blacks.
CHARLOTTE - Thousands of workers in the Charlotte region worry they could lose their jobs soon. "Definitely very tense, not good days," said one of the employees who doesn't want to name himself or his employer because his job is on the line. [RELATED: Immigration issues: What is an H-1B visa?] The business analyst said he received a notice from the government recently saying his work visa might be revoked. "It'll be devastating to me.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hundreds of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students shivered in cold classrooms for hours Monday because some schools didn't have working heat. At Mint Hill Middle School, the boiler heating system went down so many parents pulled their children out of class. "It's uncomfortable. It's hard to concentrate," father Roger James said. He said when he dropped his children off at Mint Hill Middle School Monday morning it was 16 degrees outside and inside it was just 40 degrees.
@DianaScimone Thank you! I remember seeing you sitting a few seats away! Now that I know you are fighting a battle to end the injustice of sextrafficking I wish we had a chance to chat. I truly appreciate your efforts too!
@wsoctv The ‘Friendship 9’ who were dragged to jail like criminals 56 years ago are now treated like heroes. Their names are now carved into their seats to history. Don’t miss their story NEXT on @wsoctv. https://t.co/Oe6SjJfhw0
As we celebrate #MLK‘s legacy today, don’t forget to celebrate Rock Hill’s own sit-in protesters. This man and eight of his friends were thrown in jail for a month and sentenced to hard labor for sitting in a whites-only restaurant. @wsoctvhttps://t.co/utRIOKuKQS
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