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The Latest: Forecasters confirm 4 tornadoes in Virginia

Apr. 20, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Four suspected tornadoes have been reported in Virginia. The National Weather Service says damage has been reported Friday night after twisters touched down in Reston, Fredericks Hall, Barham and Forksville. Authorities...

UNC's Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

Apr. 19, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach. That tenure ended with her resignation...

Panthers could turn to offensive, defensive line in draft

Apr. 18, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After focusing on upgrading the team's overall speed the past few NFL drafts, don't be surprised if the Carolina Panthers look to add bulk up front this year. The Panthers have needs at left tackle and defensive end following the retirement of Julius Peppers and the release of Matt...

Man settles with rafting center over daughter's amoeba death

Apr. 18, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The father of an Ohio woman who died after being exposed to a rare brain-eating amoeba at a North Carolina whitewater rafting center has settled a wrongful-death complaint. The Columbus Dispatch reports a federal lawsuit in Lauren Seitz's death was settled Tuesday in Charlotte, North...

NASCAR All-Star Race to possible Gen-7 car tech elements

Apr. 17, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race will feature two technical elements that could be incorporated into the Gen-7 car set for 2021. NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway announced the technical specifications and format Wednesday for the May 18 exhibition race at the North...

North Carolina lawmaker's funding leads 10 in GOP House race

Apr. 16, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina legislator who loaned his campaign $250,000 is leading fundraising among 10 Republicans facing a May primary for a congressional seat left vacant because a ballot-collection scandal that voided November's election. State Sen. Dan Bishop of Charlotte collected $130,717...

Bank of America profit rises 5.6% in 1Q; revenue flat

Apr. 16, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America says first quarter profit rose 5.6% to $7.31 billion. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank said Tuesday that it had earnings of 70 cents per share in the latest quarter, up from 62 cents per share a year earlier. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The...

Video: Officers shoot man after telling him to drop gun

Apr. 15, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police video released Monday shows an officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, fatally shooting a man who was armed but didn't point his weapon at authorities. The body camera footage shows two officers approaching 27-year-old Danquirs Napoleon Franklin outside a Burger King on March 25...

The Latest: Activists urge nonviolence after video release

Apr. 15, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the release of a video showing a fatal shooting by police (all times local): 5 p.m. Civil rights activists in North Carolina are urging a nonviolent response after the release of video footage showing a police officer fatally shooting a man. A Charlotte-Mecklenburg...

Kupchak: Hornets to do 'everything we can' to re-sign Walker

Apr. 12, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mitch Kupchak says the Charlotte Hornets plan to do everything they can to keep three-time All-Star Kemba Walker. The Hornets first-year general manager knows that has become a two-sided equation given Walker is set to become an unrestricted free agent in July and able to choose his...