1. Charlotte family out hundreds of dollars after receiving terrifying call

There's a disturbing new way thieves are trying to turn a bad situation into something even worse.

A woman received a call saying her brother, who lives in Charlotte, was being held captive with a gun to his head. Click here for full story.

2. North Carolina NAACP to step down

The NAACP leader who launched the "Moral Monday" protest movement in North Carolina isn't seeking another term as state chapter president, saying he'll focus instead on a poor people's campaign like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once sought. For more details on Rev. William Barber's departure, click here.

3. Mother's Day is around the corner

Mother's Day is this Sunday! Why not treat her to a special brunch?

Best of all, you don't even need to figure out where to take her, thanks to Patch.com. The website has a list of the best Charlotte-area restaurants to spoil mama at. Click here.

4. Police investigating armed robbery after suspects tied up

Gastonia Police are investigating an armed robbery after suspects allegedly broke into a home and tied up several adults while two children slept.

The incident occurred early Thursday morning. The armed suspects stole several items including a car which was later located. Authorities are continuing their search for the suspects. For more details, click here.

5. Limited edition Cam cleats

Our favorite quarterback has teamed up with Under Armour and released limited-edition cleats.

The lavishly designed cleats cost $169 for any of the four pairs. Click here to check out the looks.