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2 dead from COVID-19 cases tied to N Carolina church event

Oct. 21, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A COVID-19 outbreak linked to a multi-day church event in North Carolina has left at least two people dead, health officials said Wednesday. Mecklenburg County authorities said there are now 68 cases since the local health department initially reported the outbreak on Saturday, The...

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) catches a pass while Chicago Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson (33) chases during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Robby Anderson proving he's more than just a deep threat

Oct. 21, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robby Anderson is proving he’s more than just a deep threat. The Carolina Panthers 27-year-old wide receiver has been one of the biggest free-agent success stories in the NFL this season, currently second in the league in yards receiving (566) and tied for fourth in receptions...

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2020, filer photo, Erik Jones waits to enter his car before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. Jones will drive NASCAR's iconic No. 43 next season for Richard Petty Motorsports, a pairing of a driver and a team both in need of fresh starts. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Jones lands iconic No. 43 with Richard Petty Motorsports

Oct. 21, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Erik Jones will drive NASCAR's iconic No. 43 next season for Richard Petty Motorsports, a pairing of a driver and a team both in need of fresh starts. Jones in August was dropped by megateam Joe Gibbs Racing after six seasons, while Bubba Wallace and RPM are splitting at the end of...

Library removes name of white supremacist from branch

Oct. 21, 2020 4:46 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina library will remove the name of a former state governor from one of its branches because of his ties to white supremacy, officials said. A Charlotte Mecklenburg Library branch near SouthPark mall is named after Gov. Cameron A. Morrison, who helped lead the white...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 file photo, workers prepare absentee ballots for mailing at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C. Time was dwindling for thousands of North Carolina voters to fix absentee voting errors as elections officials hustled out an updated process for handling mail-in ballot problems two weeks before Election Day. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

North Carolina scrambles to inform voters of absentee errors

Oct. 21, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Time was dwindling for thousands of North Carolina voters to fix absentee voting errors as elections officials hustled out an updated process for handling mail-in ballot problems two weeks before Election Day. Court battles had halted processing of ballots mailed back with deficiencies...

Notre Dame place kicker Jonathan Doerer kicks during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. Doerer pays careful attention to the nuances of his stance, swing path and ball contact — and not just in football. Notre Dame’s senior kicker also frequents the driving range, a habit that only increased when he was home in Charlotte for the spring and summer. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Driving range: Notre Dame's Doerer gets kick out of golf

Oct. 21, 2020 2:44 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jonathan Doerer pays careful attention to the nuances of his stance, swing path and ball contact — and not just in football. The Notre Dame kicker also frequents the driving range, a habit that increased when he was home in North Carolina over the spring and summer. His...

At least 50 COVID-19 cases tied to North Carolina event

Oct. 20, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Health officials in a North Carolina county said Tuesday evening they are investigating at least 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to an event at a church, according to TV station WBTV. Mecklenburg County urged all people who attended convocation events at the United House of...

El safety Juston Burris de los Panthers de Carolina intercepta el pase dirigido al wide receiver de los Falcons de Atlanta, Russell Gage, en la zona de anotación durante la segunda mitad del juego de la NFL, el domingo 11 de octubre de 2020, en Atlanta. (AP Foto/John Bazemore)

Panthers place Burris, Kirkwood on injured reserve

Oct. 20, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have placed starting safety Juston Burris and reserve wide receiver Keith Kirkwood on injured reserve, meaning both will miss at least the next three games. Burris injured his ribs in Carolina’s 23-16 loss to the Bears on Sunday, while Kirkwood re-injured a...

Chase Briscoe celebrates in victory lane following a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Chase Briscoe lands childhood hero Tony Stewart's No. 14

Oct. 20, 2020 3:54 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Briscoe earned job security for the first time in his career with a well-deserved promotion to the Cup Series to cap a season that has so far been storybook. Briscoe on Tuesday was named the replacement for Clint Bowyer in the No. 14 Ford at Stewart-Haas Racing, the team...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Kyle Larson gets ready to climb into his car to practice for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR on Monday, Oct. 29, 2020, cleared Larson to return in 2021, ending his long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video racing game.  Larson was suspended in April after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Kyle Larson reinstated to compete in NASCAR in 2021

Oct. 19, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR competition next season following a long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video game. He was suspended in April after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. He was dropped by his...