Vince talks about the growth of Charlotte and how housing costs continue to skyrocket. Also, more on South Carolina Senator Tim Scott’s endorsement of Donald Trump. That and much more on The Vince Coakley Radio Program. Listen Here:

Latest polling shows that independent voters are growing and rejecting both major parties. Vince recaps the Iowa caucus and previews the New Hampshire caucus. Also, more tragedy in Charlotte as a Garinger High School student was shot and killed yesterday after school. That and much more on The Vince Coakley Radio Program. Listen Here:

Vice President Kamala Harris is in Charlotte touting hundreds of millions for counselors in schools as part of a roundtable discussion on gun violence. Listen Here:

Pete has a novel idea on how to prepare the roads ahead of the “wintry mix” forecast for the Carolinas. Is it a GOOD idea? Probably not. Plus, the North State Journal reports on dozens of unauthorized immigrants flown in the Queen City. Listen Here:

How can Charlotte combat the out-of-control crime — particularly among the youth? Charlotte City Councilman Tariq Bokhari is proposing a task force to help organize a response. Listen Here:

Not only did a 19-year old open fire in a crowded New Year’s Eve celebration in Uptown Charlotte, but police say a 15-year old was arrested for possessing a gun and assaulting a cop – but was turned loose by the courts. Listen Here:

Former Chief Spokesperson and Head of Media Relations of First Union Corporation Connie Knight joins Good Morning BT with Bo Thompson & Beth Troutman in remembering former First Union bank CEO and Charlotte civic leader Ed Crutchfield who died yesterday at age 82.

The Carolina Panthers’ stadium and Charlotte-Douglas International airport are expanding facial recognition technology – pitching the proliferation as increasing convenience and safety. But at what cost? Listen Here:

The Mecklenburg County District Attorney dropped all the charges against a Bojangles employee who resisted arrest and got hit multiple times by officers. The “compliance strikes” were caught on video by a bystander and went viral on the internet. Listen Here:

The Charlotte City Council agreed to increase fines for truckers who park their rigs along interstate ramps and on streets. Listen Here: