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Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) rushes for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Panthers are eager to get Christian McCaffrey back on the field after he has missed four games with a high ankle sprain. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Panthers' McCaffrey back at practice after missing 5 games

Oct. 27, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey has been designated for return from the team’s injured reserve list, increasingly the likelihood Carolina's 2019 All-Pro running back will play Thursday night against the Falcons. McCaffrey arrived at Panthers practice Tuesday with a red jersey and a...

Duke's Taylor out indefinitely; Gilbert opts out of season

Oct. 26, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke center Will Taylor will be out indefinitely due to surgery on his right knee. Taylor is scheduled to have the procedure Tuesday for an injury sustained in the Oct. 17 loss at North Carolina State. The redshirt junior took over as the starting center after Duke lost starter Jack...

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) rushes for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Panthers are eager to get Christian McCaffrey back on the field after he has missed four games with a high ankle sprain. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Rhule hopeful McCaffrey will return vs. Falcons

Oct. 26, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said “it’s a possibility” star running back Christian McCaffrey could return to action Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons. “It’s sort of out of my hands, but I am hopeful we will have him,” Rhule said, adding...

Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns (53) pauses for a moment of silence as he walks off the field after an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. The Saints won 27-24. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Injuries have caught up with Panthers' defense

Oct. 26, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Injuries are catching up with the Carolina Panthers' defense. A unit that was young and thin to begin with has regressed over the last two weeks after making solid strides during a three-game winning streak when it limited opponents to a combined 53 points. Injuries are a big reason...

Model homes and for sale signs line the streets as construction continues at a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Sales of new homes fell by 3.5% in September to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 959,000 million units. The Commerce Department said Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, that despite the modest decrease, sales of new homes are up 32.1% from a year earlier, as the housing market remains strong despite the pandemic. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Sept. new home sales fall 3.5%, after strong summer season

Oct. 26, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sales of new homes fell by 3.5% in September to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 959,000 million units, the Commerce Department said Monday, as the housing market's hot summer buying season cooled. The Commerce Department said Monday that despite the modest decrease, sales of...

Strong year for North Carolina pecans

Oct. 25, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After several years of uncooperative weather, North Carolina pecan farmers say 2020 will bring a bumper crop. The Charlotte Observer reports that key reasons are plentiful rain and sunshine this year as well as the lack of any major storms. The state's prime pecan seasons starts...

North Carolina church ordered to close due to virus outbreak

Oct. 24, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina health official on Saturday ordered a large church to close its doors temporarily because of concerns it is helping spread the coronavirus by disregarding social distancing measures. Mecklenburg County Health Director Gibbie Harris ordered the United House of Prayer...

Reynolds, Charlotte take control late in 38-28 win over UTEP

Oct. 24, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chris Reynolds threw for two scores and Aaron McAllister ran for two touchdowns and Charlotte beat UTEP 38-28 on Saturday. Following a 14-all tie in the first half, Charlotte (2-2, 1-0 Conference USA) used the final 19 minutes to secure control of the contest. Reynolds threw a...

FILE  - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, driver Scott McLaughlin, right, jokes with his crew and visitors during IndyCar Series auto racing testing in Austin, Texas. McLaughlin has nothing left to accomplish in Australia after wrapping up his third consecutive Supercars championship last weekend. He boarded a plane immediately after his final race and headed to the United States for his long-awaited IndyCar debut. McLaughlin was supposed to race for Team Penske in May but the pandemic pushed his tryout to Sunday's season finale on the streets of St. Petersburg. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Team Penske pulling out of Supercars after successful run

Oct. 23, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Team Penske is pulling out of the Supercars Championship after winning three consecutive titles with Scott McLaughlin. Penske made the announcement Friday, the same day it formally welcomed McLaughlin to its four-car IndyCar lineup for next season. McLaughlin will make his IndyCar...

A boy stands in front of two paintings of Chadwick Boseman during the opening of an art exhibit honoring the actor in his hometown of Anderson, S.C. on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Nearly 20 local artists took part in the city sponsored project. (Charles McBryde, Via AP)

Art exhibit in Chadwick Boseman's hometown honors legacy

Oct. 23, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There’s a hole in Anderson, South Carolina. It opened suddenly in August when Chadwick Boseman, one of the city’s favorite sons and an international star for his role as the Black Panther, died after a quiet battle with cancer at just 43 years old. Two months later,...