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The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk moving west across Atlantic

Sep. 22, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is continuing to move west across the eastern Atlantic but does not currently pose any threat to land. In a Saturday night update, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk...

Jordan, Hornets pack food boxes for hurricane relief

Sep. 21, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets players and members of the organization spent the day packing 5,000 food boxes that will be sent to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. Jordan said the food boxes will be shipped to Wilmington and Fayetteville, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach,...

Another injury: Panthers send safety Da'Norris Searcy to IR

Sep. 21, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers continue to struggle with injuries, placing starting safety Da'Norris Searcy on injured reserve following his second concussion in five weeks. Searcy was injured in the team's 31-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday. The Panthers (1-1) have not yet signed anyone to...

Dalton, Bengals look to stay unbeaten against Panthers

Sep. 20, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Bengals have their offense revving in high gear. Cincinnati has put up 34 points in back-to-back games to open the season, although quarterback Andy Dalton said they haven't played a perfect game. "We left some stuff out there," Dalton said. "We can definitely improve and get...

Cam Newton learning to become more efficient passer

Sep. 19, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton appears on his way to becoming a smarter, more efficient passer. It's only been two games, but the Panthers' eighth-year quarterback is completing a career-best 69 percent of his passes — well above his career completion mark of 58.3 percent — entering...

The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

Sep. 18, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Two people have died after a van was overtaken by rising flood waters in South Carolina. Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson tells The Associated Press that two women drowned at around 6 p.m. Tuesday when a...

Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in NC

Sep. 18, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown and surrounding area, he acted quickly to help. The six-time NBA champion and Charlotte Hornets owner...

The Latest: North Carolina governor visits hard-hit New Bern

Sep. 17, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says the city of New Bern is a strong and resilient community and will make it through the devastating flooding that damaged riverfront buildings and mangled homes and sailboats....

Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington

Sep. 17, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants took aim at the densely populated Northeast. The death toll from...

Toppled trees, swift water, have killed many during Florence

Sep. 17, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Florence — which was once a hurricane and now is a tropical depression — is being blamed for at least 32 deaths in the Carolinas and Virginia. 25 were in North Carolina. Officials in those states are still worried about what's to come, because it's still raining and...