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Rozier, Bridges lead Hornets past Thunder 121-98

Jan. 21, 2022 22:58 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 24 points, Miles Bridges added 22 points and 14 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-98 on Friday night. P.J. Washington scored 20 and Gordon Hayward 16 for Charlotte, which has won seven of eight....

Earnhardt brings Junior Nation into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Jan. 21, 2022 21:50 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was voted NASCAR’s most popular driver a record 15 times. He didn’t forget “Junior Nation” on his way into the Hall of Fame. “When I stumbled, you guys were right there ready to lift me back up,” Earnhardt said to...

As COVID hospitalizations surge, NC asks FEMA for support

Jan. 21, 2022 17:13 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As North Carolina hospitals treat a record number of coronavirus patients, state health officials announced Friday that they're seeking federal support in the Charlotte area. With Atrium Health, the state’s largest health provider, Health and Human Services...

AP Source: Panthers hiring McAdoo as offensive coordinator

Jan. 21, 2022 15:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Rhule decided to go with NFL experience this time at offensive coordinator. The Panthers are hiring former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo to be their new offensive coordinator, according to a person familiar with the situation. The...

AP source: Panthers interview Jay Gruden, Montgomery again

Jan. 20, 2022 12:48 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Washington head coach Jay Gruden and Indianapolis Colts running backs coach Scottie Montgomery have had second interviews with the Carolina Panthers for their vacant offensive coordinator position, according to a person familiar with the situation. The...

Earnhardt Jr. matches his father as NASCAR Hall of Famer

Jan. 19, 2022 14:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. recognized early he would never be a seven-time NASCAR champion like his dad. It was unrealistic to believe he would match the late Dale Earnhardt on the track. The Intimidator was tough as nails, didn't tolerate any nonsense and built a...

AP source: Panthers interview Jay Gruden, 3 others for OC

Jan. 18, 2022 22:05 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have expanded their offensive coordinator search to include former Washington coach Jay Gruden and three others, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

TSA seizes 254 firearms at North Carolina airports in 2021

Jan. 18, 2022 16:39 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers seized 106 guns at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in 2021, nearly double the number they seized at the airport in the previous year, a news release said. Another 100 firearms were taken at the security...

Twins were born on different days — and in different years

Jan. 17, 2022 00:09 AM EST

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Lynn Eller Masingo has always had bragging rights over her fraternal twin, Gynn, for being born first. Not only by a few minutes, but by a year. And that’s only stretching the truth a little. Lynn was born at Statesville’s Davis Hospital at...

Young scores 15, Charlotte topples UTSA 62-53

Jan. 15, 2022 21:52 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jahmir Young scored 15 points and Charlotte defeated UTSA 62-53 on Saturday. Robert Braswell added 14 points and Jackson Threadgill scored 11 for the 49ers (9-5, 2-0 C-USA). Christian Tucker led the Roadrunners (7-11, 0-5) with 10 points. Five...