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Snake on a mailbox halts mail delivery until it's relocated

Jun. 24, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Postal Service Creed covers rain, snow, heat and gloom of night, but it says nothing about snakes on a mailbox. One North Carolina postal worker who encountered that very thing said the mail delivery could wait until the snake was delivered elsewhere. The Charlotte Observer...

Mexico tops Martinique 3-2 to reach Gold Cup quarterfinals

Jun. 23, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mexico coach Gerardo Martino wasn't particularly pleased with his team's play Sunday night, even after it went unbeaten in CONCACAF Gold Cup group play to advance to the quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over Martinique. His team only converted three of 24 shots on goal and nearly...

Cavallini, David scores 3 goals, Canada defeats Cuba 7-0

Jun. 23, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Coach John Herdman couldn't be happier about the state of Canadian soccer. "Our Canadian football system is starting to produce players," Herdman said. "That's exciting, seeing those youngsters coming through." Canada got three goals each from 19-year-old Jonathan David and Lucas...

Hornets draft Kentucky forward PJ Washington at No. 12

Jun. 21, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When PJ Washington entered the 2018 NBA draft, he quickly realized he wasn't ready for the next level. So the 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward swallowed his pride, pulled his name out of the draft and headed back to Kentucky to work harder on developing his skills. His patience paid off...

Shooting survivor meets source of encouragement _ Tim Tebow

Jun. 20, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A survivor of a campus shooting in North Carolina has gotten to meet Tim Tebow, an athlete he has looked up to since the fourth grade. News outlets report that the Syracuse Mets minor league outfielder visited with 19-year-old Drew Pescaro before a game Wednesday at BB&T Ballpark...

Ex-deputy: Supervisor used racial slur, pointed gun at him

Jun. 19, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A supervisor in a North Carolina sheriff's office addressed a biracial deputy with a racial slur multiple times, called him "monkey boy," mocked him for his hair and pointed a gun at his head at least eight times, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. Attorneys for former...

Panthers sign second-round pick Greg Little

Jun. 19, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed second-round draft pick Greg Little to a four-year contact. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Little has the inside track to be the team's starting left tackle this season. He was selected by Carolina with the 37th overall pick out of Mississippi after being chosen to...

Autopsies: 2 slain campus victims each had 6 or more wounds

Jun. 18, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The student credited with tackling a gunman during a fatal North Carolina campus rampage suffered eight gunshot wounds, and another slain student was shot six times, according to autopsies released Tuesday. An autopsy made public by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Riley...

Walker says he'd take less than $221M to stay with Hornets

Jun. 13, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NBA All-Star Kemba Walker said he would consider taking less money than he is eligible to make to stay with the Charlotte Hornets if that means helping them build a winning team. Because Walker was named to an All-NBA team this season, the Hornets can offer him a five-year...

Cadet to be removed from Army ROTC for 'pro-Nazism' tweets

Jun. 12, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

A cadet will be removed from the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps for posting racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic and "pro-Nazism" messages on social media, an Army official said Wednesday. Martha Gerdes is on a "leave of absence" from the program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte pending her...