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NC Duke Energy customers see bill uptick due to storm costs

Dec. 02, 2021 18:43 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy electric customers in North Carolina will see a new line-item charge on their bills to repay $1 billion in special bonds the company issued last week to repay the company for its infrastructure repairs after 2018 and 2019 storms. ...

Pickett leads Pitt vs. Wake Forest in ACC title clash

Dec. 02, 2021 16:44 PM EST

No. 17 Pittsburgh (10-2, 7-1 ACC, No. 17 CFP) vs No. 18 Wake Forest (10-2, 7-1, No. 18), Saturday at 8 p.m. EST (ABC), at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Line: Pitt by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Pitt leads 1-0. ...

Struggling Panthers limp into bye week having lost 7 of 9

Dec. 02, 2021 14:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian used to recite an old adage: you never want to get too high in the NFL because you’re only two weeks away from disaster. One of Polian’s former teams, the Carolina Panthers, is learning that firsthand. ...

Unexpected title match: Wake Forest, Pitt square off in ACC

Dec. 02, 2021 12:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two surprising programs with high-powered offenses will square off Saturday night when No. 17 Pittsburgh meets 18th-ranked Wake Forest in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. It’s the first time since 2014 that Clemson, with its...

Ex-manager at security company files discrimination lawsuit

Dec. 02, 2021 08:26 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former manager at a North Carolina-based security company says in a lawsuit that she was fired because of her race and for raising concerns about what she said was a culture of racism. The 18-page lawsuit was filed last week in Superior Court in...

Crew chief Cliff Daniels rode intense drive to NASCAR title

Dec. 01, 2021 14:23 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cliff Daniels still isn't getting much sleep, almost a month after he lay awake the entire night before leading Kyle Larson to NASCAR's championship. Daniels is notoriously intense, as close as a clone as one can be to seven-time...

North Carolina man charged after girlfriend's body found

Dec. 01, 2021 08:26 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man whose girlfriend was missing for a week has been charged in her death, police said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Denee Rawls, 21, left her home in north Charlotte on Nov. 22 and did not return, The Charlotte Observer...

Lee scores 32 to lift Davidson over Charlotte 75-58

Nov. 30, 2021 21:14 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hyunjung Lee scored a career-high 32 points as Davidson topped Charlotte 75-58 on Tuesday night. Michael Jones had 18 points for Davidson (5-2), which won its fourth straight game. Aly Khalifa had 18 points for the 49ers...

Former US Senate candidate Smith endorses Beasley in race

Nov. 30, 2021 16:51 PM EST

GASTON, N.C. (AP) — Erica Smith, a previous 2022 U.S. Senate candidate who switched to a congressional run, threw on Tuesday her support in the Senate Democratic primary to former Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley. Smith, who revealed about 10 days ago she...

Panthers lose starting CB Donte Jackson for the season

Nov. 30, 2021 12:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have lost starting cornerback Donte Jackson for the remainder of the season to a groin injury. Jackson was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. It has yet to be determined if Jackson, who is due to become...