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Ex-boyfriend charged in death of North Carolina woman

Oct. 18, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who was reported missing last week has been found dead in South Carolina, and authorities have charged her boyfriend in her death. The body of LaPorscha Baldwin, 30, of Gastonia was found on Thursday by Fairfield County,...

Ready to run: Panthers' offense will look 'vastly different'

Oct. 18, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Coach Matt Rhule promised the Carolina Panthers' offense will take on a “vastly different look” moving forward after the team's third straight loss. In an effort for the Panthers to “find their identity” with star running back Christian...

Column: Larson surges as others stumble in NASCAR playoffs

Oct. 18, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It had been more than seven years since Joey Logano was knocked out of a race with an engine failure. The Roush Yates engines had been so reliable that an issue with the powerplant was the least of Team Penske's concerns. Then Logano noticed he...

Coach Mike Zimmer wants Vikings to find a 'killer instict'

Oct. 17, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he wants his team to find a killer instinct. For now, he’s happy to settle for another win. The Vikings (3-3) squandered an 11-point lead in the final 4:41 of regulation, then got a...

Cousins throws TD pass in OT; Vikings beat Panthers 34-28

Oct. 17, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — So much for the Minnesota Vikings' second-half scoring woes. Kirk Cousins threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns against the league's top-ranked pass defense, including a 27-yard touchdown pass to K.J. Osborn on the first possession of overtime...

NC native creates merchandise with Black representation

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four years ago, Chrishonda Benson’s daughter told her that she didn’t like her brown skin “because it wasn’t pretty.” Her daughter, Mariah, then 4 years old, felt that way because she couldn’t find a Black doll and extra accessories in...

Panthers place McCaffrey on IR; RB can't return until Week 9

Oct. 16, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have placed running back Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve, meaning he will miss at least the next three games with a hamstring injury. McCaffrey already has missed two games, both Carolina losses. ...

McCaffrey to miss third straight game with hamstring injury

Oct. 15, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey will miss his third straight game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings because of a hamstring injury. McCaffrey was held out of practice for a second consecutive day Friday and is listed as out...

Liberty University extends NASCAR sponsorship through 2026

Oct. 15, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Liberty University has reached a five-year extension with Hendrick Motorsports to continue as a primary sponsor for William Byron. Byron is a junior pursuing a degree in strategic communication through Liberty's online program. He has been...

Elliott eases into Texas following NASCAR-ordered cease fire

Oct. 15, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It only took about a day after Chase Elliott wished Kevin Harvick “a merry offseason and Happy Christmas” for NASCAR's reigning champion to get the zinger on merchandise on his official website. The holiday-themed gear even has its own tab in...