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Past AP prep football player of the year winners for NC

Jan. 27, 2020 4:08 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Winners of The Associated Press prep football player of the year awards for North Carolina: 2019_Jefferson Boaz, QB, East Surry (offense); Power Echols, LB, Charlotte Vance (defense) 2018_Sam Howell, QB, Indian Trail Sun Valley (offense); Power Echols, LB, Charlotte Vance (defense)...

Charlotte airport worker's family sues over his death

Jan. 27, 2020 3:28 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The family of a man who died in a baggage vehicle accident at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in 2019 has filed a lawsuit against the city of Charlotte and American Airlines. Texas law firm Hilliard Martinez Gonzales filed the lawsuit last month in Mecklenburg County Superior...

Officials: Overturned tanker causes 'major fuel spill'

Jan. 27, 2020 2:01 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina fire department said a major fuel spill occurred after a tractor trailer overturned. Another driver ran a stop sign and hit the fuel truck Sunday night in Charlotte, news outlets reported. The tanker turned over on its side as a result of the crash. It's unclear...

Young scores 19 to carry Charlotte over FIU 75-49

Jan. 25, 2020 6:12 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jahmir Young registered 19 points as Charlotte won its seventh straight home game, rolling past Florida International 75-49 on Saturday. Jordan Shepherd had 16 points for Charlotte (12-7, 6-2 Conference USA). Amidou Bamba added eight rebounds. Both teams set season records for...

Trooper: NC driver fell asleep, injured 6 kids, 3 adults

Jan. 24, 2020 1:02 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina driver fell asleep at the wheel and careened off an interstate highway, injuring herself, two other adults and six children, authorities said. No one in the vehicle was wearing proper restraints, including the children ranging from 4 months to 10 years old, State...

Young scores 24 points as Charlotte rallies past FAU 70-68

Jan. 23, 2020 9:35 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jahmir Young matched his season high with 24 points and Jordan Shepherd made a layup with 44 seconds left to give Charlotte the lead en route to a 70-68 win over Florida Atlantic on Thursday night. Later in the final minute, Shepherd hit two free throws, Drew Edwards made one of two...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo Chase Briscoe (98) leads the field of cars to start the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. General Motors is planning to open a new technical center for performance and auto racing near the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The center will focus on transferring auto racing knowledge into engineering for vehicles that are sold to the public. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

GM to open racing tech center near Charlotte Motor Speedway

Jan. 23, 2020 9:55 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is planning to open a new technical center for performance and auto racing near the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. The company says the 75,000-square-foot center will open by mid-2020 off Interstate 85 in Concord. GM says it's still finalizing plans for the number...

Kimball scores full IndyCar season with AJ Foyt Racing

Jan. 22, 2020 11:19 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlie Kimball and his longtime sponsor will move to AJ Foyt Racing for the upcoming IndyCar season. Kimball is the only driver so far announced for Texas-based team, which is seeking funding to keep two cars on the track in 2020. Kimball on Wednesday was named the full-time driver...

More North Carolina counties pass Second Amendment measures

Jan. 22, 2020 7:54 AM EST

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — As more North Carolina counties pass resolutions supporting gun rights, one decided against calling itself a “Second Amendment Sanctuary,” while another was urged by the mother of a school shooting victim to be careful. The Cabarrus County Commission unanimously passed...

North Carolina man sentenced for fast-food robberies

Jan. 22, 2020 4:24 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for robbing two fast-food restaurants with a pistol, according to authorities. Charlotte-based federal prosecutors said in a news release that Elijah Stevarus Hallman, 30, was sentenced Tuesday. He had been convicted in...