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County commissioner Fuller running for Sen. Tillis' seat

Jan. 22, 2019 2:07 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Democratic elected leader in North Carolina's largest county is running to try to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in 2020. Mecklenburg County Commissioner Trevor Fuller announced his candidacy Tuesday in Charlotte, with about two dozen supporters in attendance. The...

Man exonerated after decadelong incarceration for robbery

Jan. 22, 2019 8:36 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man incarcerated for 11 years for an armed robbery he said he didn't commit has been found innocent by a three-judge panel. The Charlotte Observer cites a North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts release saying the panel unanimously concluded Friday that...

Stith, Caver rally Old Dominion to fourth straight win

Jan. 21, 2019 6:39 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — B.J. Stith scored 22 points, Ahmad Caver added 20 and Old Dominion beat Charlotte 76-70 on Monday for the Monarchs' fourth straight win. Old Dominion (15-5, 5-2 Conference USA) made 29 of 33 free throws, including 23 of 27 in the second half when the Monarchs rallied from a 34-24...

Walker scores 21 points to help Hornets rout Suns 135-115

Jan. 19, 2019 8:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Coach James Borrego has been preaching defense to his Charlotte Hornets the last two weeks. But on Saturday the Hornets turned up the heat on the other end of the court, getting off to a blistering start and matching a season high in points scored in a 135-115 win over the Phoenix...

Robb with 12 points, Charlotte beats Louisiana Tech 55-40

Jan. 19, 2019 6:57 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cooper Robb scored 12 points on three 3-pointers and Charlotte beat Louisiana Tech 55-40 on Saturday. Malik Martin added 10 points and Jon Davis chipped in nine for the 49ers (5-12, 2-4 Conference USA). Charlotte shot 44 percent from the field compared to 28 percent for Louisiana...

Trump staffing up to fend off potential primary challenge

Jan. 18, 2019 9:55 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is staffing up to fend off any potential primary challenger. The Virginia-based campaign is announcing Friday that former White House official Nick Trainer will lead its delegate and party organization efforts ahead of the 2020 Republican...

Juror goes into labor, resulting in murder case mistrial

Jan. 18, 2019 8:16 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A mistrial in a North Carolina murder case has been declared, as a juror went into premature labor after deliberations had begun. Citing a release from the Mecklenburg County district attorney's office, The Charlotte Observer cites a release that says deliberations began Wednesday in...

Charlotte mayor headlines with Cooper at King Day service

Jan. 18, 2019 4:45 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The mayor of North Carolina's largest city will share the stage with Gov. Roy Cooper and others at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. service for state government employees. Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles is the special guest speaker for Friday's King holiday observance at First Baptist...

Hornets lean on defense, bench to beat Kings 114-95

Jan. 17, 2019 11:02 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Coach James Borrego says the Charlotte Hornets can beat any team in the NBA if they bring defensive intensity. The challenge is getting that effort every game. "That's the message right now," Borrego said. "If we come out and defend with energy, physicality and disruption, we have a...

Police: Suspect armed with knife when officer killed him

Jan. 17, 2019 10:58 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities believe a suspect in a pair of armed robberies was armed with a knife when a police officer shot and killed him in the parking lot of a North Carolina shopping center. Lt. Brad Koch of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said Thursday that investigators believe...