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AP source: Clifford to return as head coach of the Hornets

Jun. 24, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Steve Clifford is heading back to Charlotte. Clifford has agreed to a multiyear contract to return as head coach of the NBA’s Hornets, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

A person familiar with the situation says Steve Clifford has agreed to return to the Charlotte Hornets as head coach

Jun. 24, 2022 17:49 PM EDT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Steve Clifford has agreed to return to the Charlotte Hornets as head coach.

NC doctor indicted in medical equipment scheme

Jun. 24, 2022 08:35 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina doctor has been indicted in connection with a scheme that defrauded federal programs of more than $11 million, a U.S. attorney said. Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, said in a news release that Sudipta...

Busy Hornets select Williams, trade Duren in NBA draft

Jun. 24, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets drafted two centers in the first round of the NBA draft — trading one and keeping the other. The Hornets selected Memphis center Jalen Duren with the 13th overall pick before trading the pick to the New York Knicks. The Hornets then...

Johnson eyeing IndyCar, IMSA and Le Mans for 2023 schedule

Jun. 23, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — From Italy to Iowa to the simulator and finally the Finger Lakes, there’s been no rest for Jimmie Johnson. He heads this weekend to Watkins Glen for one of this final two scheduled appearances in the IMSA sports car. Then he’ll turn his attention to...

Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95

Jun. 22, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners and most successful promoters in the history of auto racing, died Wednesday. He was 95. His death...

Bruton Smith, a NASCAR Hall of Famer and one of the series' most eccentric and successful promoters, dies at 95

Jun. 22, 2022 16:49 PM EDT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bruton Smith, a NASCAR Hall of Famer and one of the series' most eccentric and successful promoters, dies at 95.

Hornets entering NBA draft with 2 1st round picks, no coach

Jun. 22, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have two picks in the first round of Thursday night’s NBA draft — and no head coach in place to help facilitate those decisions. Hornets owner Michael Jordan has resumed the search for the organization’s next coach after Golden...

Column: Trackhouse in Nashville as NASCAR's hottest team

Jun. 20, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It was just one year ago that an aggravated Justin Marks sat at the podium at Nashville Superspeedway. Two days earlier, he'd claimed he was blindsided to learn he was once again shut out of the sale of two NASCAR charters. He sat alongside Trackhouse Racing...

Housing market slows retreat from rising seas, bigger storms

Jun. 18, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

Chuck and Terry Nowiski lived in their country-style farmhouse with a wrap-around porch for 36 years before it flooded. After hurricanes Matthew and Florence, they said “yes” to the state's offer to buy their place and tear it down. Nearly three years later, they’re still...