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Panthers agree to terms with 1st-round pick Jaycee Horn

Jun. 15, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with first-round draft pick Jaycee Horn, a cornerback from South Carolina. The deal includes a fifth-year team option. Horn was the eighth player selected in...

Cody Shane Ware to make IndyCar debut at Road America

Jun. 15, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cody Shane Ware will make his IndyCar debut at Road America this weekend driving a car for Dale Coyne Racing that has an association with Ware's father. Ware will drive the No. 52 Honda alongside full-time Coyne drivers Romain Grosjean and Ed...

Column: Kyle Larson appears to be unstoppable at Hendrick

Jun. 14, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Everybody knew Kyle Larson was going to win races once he started driving Rick Hendrick’s cars. But this? This looks like a driver capable of chasing down the modern-era record of 13 wins in a season set in 1975 by Richard Petty and tied in 1998...

Election delays in 3 dozen NC cities gets final lawmaker OK

Jun. 14, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 30 North Carolina towns and cities — Charlotte, Greensboro and Fayetteville among them — would have their local elections moved from the fall to early next year because of delays in census data in legislation given final General Assembly approval on Monday...

Larson wins 2nd NASCAR All-Star race, this one in Texas

Jun. 13, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Larson was back in the NASCAR All-Star race, and got another $1 million by winning it again. Larson held off a hard-charging Brad Keselowski during the final 10-lap shootout at Texas on Sunday night, after a slippery three-wide pass for...

Museum manager defends plans for canceled Juneteenth event

Jun. 12, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The manager of a historical museum in North Carolina is defending himself from criticism that an event he planned offered a sympathetic portrayal of slaveowners. Ian Campbell, site manager of the Latta Historic Plantation in Huntersville,...

Event on Juneteenth depicting fugitive slave owner canceled

Jun. 11, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Officials in North Carolina have denounced plans — now canceled — by a historic museum to put on a reenactment of a white slave owner being pursued by Union soldiers. The reenactment was scheduled for June 19 - the traditional...

Legislators, students push for K-12 Asian American studies

Jun. 10, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When the Asian American Student Union at a Connecticut high school organized a Zoom call following the killing of six Asian women in Atlanta, senior Lily Feng thought maybe 10 or 15 classmates would attend. When she logged on, more than 50 people from her school were...

Feds accuse N Carolina woman of pushing fake COVID-19 cure

Jun. 10, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been accused of peddling a fake COVID-19 cure during the height of the pandemic and continuing to offer it despite warnings to stop. Diana Daffin, 68, the owner of a holistic health business, was arrested outside her...

NC man gets 25 years in 2018 gunshot slaying in SC

Jun. 07, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was sentenced to 25 years in prison in the death of a man who was shot to death while driving, authorities said Monday. Salvador Marquez, 35, of Charlotte, North Carolina, received the sentence after pleading guilty to voluntary...