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Rivera: Anderson's frustration over role led to release

Nov. 13, 2018 7:27 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera said C.J. Anderson's frustration with his smaller-than-expected role on offense contributed to the team's decision to release the former 1,000-yard rusher midway through the season. Rivera said he spoke recently to Anderson and could sense the veteran...

3 students charged in online threat to North Carolina school

Nov. 13, 2018 6:49 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have charged three students after a post on social media suggested there was a gun on a high school campus. It was one of three instances in which weapons were reported at schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release...

Backfield change: Panthers waive Anderson; sign Cadet

Nov. 12, 2018 5:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have waived backup running back C.J. Anderson, a 1,000-yard rusher last season with the Broncos. Anderson played in nine games for Carolina and had 104 yards rushing on 24 carries. He had one reception for a 24-yard touchdown. Carolina signed running back Travaris Cadet...

Hundreds who went to restaurant at risk for hepatitis A

Nov. 12, 2018 1:19 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Officials say at least 150 people who went to a North Carolina restaurant are at risk of getting hepatitis A. Mecklenburg County Health Director Gibbie Harris said at a news conference Thursday that those who ate or drank at the Village Tavern in Charlotte's SouthPark neighborhood on...

North Carolina toddler found safe after search

Nov. 11, 2018 3:32 PM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Police say that a North Carolina toddler whose abduction triggered an Amber Alert has been found and reunited with her mother. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department issued a news release Sunday saying they assisted the U.S. Marshals Service as marshals apprehended a suspect in...

Davis banks in 3 at buzzer, Charlotte upends OK State 66-64

Nov. 10, 2018 7:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte senior point guard Jon Davis said he never had a doubt that his game-winning 3-pointer off the glass with 0.6 left in the game was going in. "Even if it did, I wouldn't tell you," Davis said with a grin. Davis scored a game-high 27 points, including five points in the final...

More counting puts Hunt ahead in North Carolina House race

Nov. 10, 2018 10:18 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The counting of more ballots in an extremely close North Carolina legislative race now has the daughter of a former governor leading a chairman of a powerful House committee. News outlets report Democrat Rachel Hunt is 64 votes ahead of Republican Rep. Bill Brawley after more...

Rivera tells Panthers to get away from football after loss

Nov. 9, 2018 4:28 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera wants his players to get away from football, just for a little while. A day after a humiliating 52-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina's eighth-year coach said it may just be what the Panthers need. "Sometimes the best medicine is to forget about it...

Conference touts 5 female officials as part of game crew

Nov. 8, 2018 3:45 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A collegiate athletic conference has achieved a first by playing a football game featuring five female officials. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says its Oct. 27 game between Winston-Salem State and Shaw had five female referees. The same group had also worked...

Bond between donkey, emu may make adoption difficult

Nov. 8, 2018 5:31 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina animal shelter says the close bond between a donkey and an emu that can barely stand to be separated may complicate an adoption. The Charlotte Observer reports the male donkey and female emu were rescued from Kershaw, South Carolina when their owner suddenly vanished...