Latest Charlotte News

Newton misses 2nd straight day of practice with foot injury

Sep. 18, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is confident backup quarterback Kyle Allen can get the job done if Cam Newton can't play Sunday against the Cardinals, a scenario that seems increasingly likely each day. Allen took reps with the first team again Wednesday after Newton missed his second...

Police investigate after transgender woman's body found

Sep. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have launched a homicide investigation after the body of a transgender woman was found in the debris of a house fire. The Charlotte Observer reports Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they're trying to determine if someone intentionally set the fire. The body...

The Latest: Pelosi swears in 2 North Carolina congressmen

Sep. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on new House members from North Carolina (all times local): 6:30 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has sworn in two Republicans who won special elections in North Carolina last week. One is conservative Dan Bishop. As a state legislator, he wrote North Carolina's 2016 law...

Duke Energy plans to invest more in renewable power

Sep. 17, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy says it plans to invest heavily in renewable energy and natural gas powered plants to further reduce its carbon emissions by 2030. One of the nation's largest utilities said Tuesday it plans to double its portfolio of solar, wind and other renewable power sources by 2025...

Newton's status for Arizona unclear after reaggravating foot

Sep. 17, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton's status for Sunday's game at Arizona is uncertain after the 2015 league MVP reaggravated a mid-foot sprain. Newton did not practice Tuesday and Panthers coach Ron Rivera gave no timetable for his QB's potential return, saying "He's going to get his treatment, we'll see...

Childress declines option on rookie Daniel Hemric for 2020

Sep. 17, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Richard Childress Racing has declined to pick up the option on rookie Daniel Hemric for next season. Hemric is ranked 25th in the standings, did not make NASCAR's playoffs and has just two top-10 finishes in 27 starts this season. The team said Tuesday that Hemric will finish the...

Michael Jordan says Hornets add 2 partners

Sep. 15, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is adding two partners to the Charlotte Hornets' ownership group. Gabe Plotkin, founder and chief investment officer of Melvin Capital, and Daniel Sundheim, founder and chief investment officer of D1 Capital, have joined the Hornets as partners, pending NBA approval....

Reynolds with 2 TDs as Charlotte beats UMass 52-17

Sep. 14, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chris Reynolds threw two touchdown passes as Charlotte ran up an early lead and never looked back, beating Massachusetts 52-17 on Saturday. Reynolds had 155 yards passing for the 49ers (2-1). Benny LeMay ran for 113 yards on 16 carries. Charlotte scored 28-unanswered points,...

Is Cam Newton running out of time as Carolina's quarterback?

Sep. 13, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton has lost his last eight starts, and it's becoming increasingly obvious the Carolina Panthers' hopes of turning him into a pocket passer are failing. That raises questions about the former No. 1 pick's long-term future in Carolina. Whether it's a matter of coaches not...

Bucs use goal-line stand to beat Panthers 20-14

Sep. 13, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Cam Newton left the shotgun and began creeping toward the line of scrimmage, Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves knew exactly what was coming. The Bucs sniffed out a fourth-and-1 play from the 2-yard line with Hargreaves shoving Christian McCaffrey out of bounds with 1:22...