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Autopsies: 2 slain campus victims each had 6 or more wounds

Jun. 18, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The student credited with tackling a gunman during a fatal North Carolina campus rampage suffered eight gunshot wounds, and another slain student was shot six times, according to autopsies released Tuesday. An autopsy made public by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Riley...

Walker says he'd take less than $221M to stay with Hornets

Jun. 13, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NBA All-Star Kemba Walker said he would consider taking less money than he is eligible to make to stay with the Charlotte Hornets if that means helping them build a winning team. Because Walker was named to an All-NBA team this season, the Hornets can offer him a five-year...

Cadet to be removed from Army ROTC for 'pro-Nazism' tweets

Jun. 12, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

A cadet will be removed from the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps for posting racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic and "pro-Nazism" messages on social media, an Army official said Wednesday. Martha Gerdes is on a "leave of absence" from the program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte pending her...

Panthers' McCaffrey hoping stats translate to wins this year

Jun. 12, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey would welcome another huge statistical season — if it translates into more wins for the Panthers. McCaffrey enjoyed a breakout season in 2018, flirting with prospect of joining Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk as the only players in the NFL history with 1,000...

BB&T, SunTrust to become Truist in merger

Jun. 12, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The name of the nation's newest mega bank is Truist Bank. Southern regional banking giants BB&T and SunTrust said Wednesday that the two would adopt the name for their merged institution. The two banks announced their merger earlier this year creating the nation's sixth-largest bank by...

Murder conviction overturned: North Carolina man released

Jun. 11, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who received a life sentence for murder in 2011 is no longer behind bars. News outlets report 51-year-old Mark Carver left the Gaston County Jail on Tuesday. A Superior Court judge last week overturned Carver's conviction for the 2008 slaying of a 20-year-old...

Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist undergoes surgery on groin

Jun. 11, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist underwent a surgical procedure to address a chronic groin strain. The team called the surgery Tuesday a success. The No. 2 pick in the 2012 NBA draft out of Kentucky is expected to make a full recovery and be available for the start of the...

Panthers focus on Newton's throwing mechanics after surgery

Jun. 11, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Cam Newton starts throwing the football again in meaningful games, the Panthers want to make sure he's doing it the right way. Carolina's coaching staff is placing an added emphasis on improving Newton's throwing mechanics as the 30-year-old quarterback continues his recovery...

Tony Parker says he's retiring from NBA after 18 seasons

Jun. 10, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker's impressive career is over. Parker announced Monday he's retiring from basketball after 18 seasons in the NBA. The 37-year-old guard said on Twitter it was an emotional decision. "It's with a lot of emotion that I retire from basketball, it was an...

Motorcyclist hit by lightning in Florida crashes, dies

Jun. 10, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says lightning struck a motorcyclist on the helmet as he drove on an interstate in Florida, causing a crash and his death. The agency said in a news release that 45-year-old Benjamin Austin Lee of Charlotte, North Carolina, died Sunday afternoon on Interstate...