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3 financial institutions pledge $70M for low-income housing

Jan. 16, 2019 7:54 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three financial institutions have pledged more than $70 million to fund low-income housing developments in a fast-growing North Carolina city. The Charlotte Observer reports that Bank of America, Ally Financial and Barings announced Tuesday that they would invest a combined $70.75...

Panthers owner: Team needs backup plan if Newton can't play

Jan. 15, 2019 7:32 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are preparing for life without Cam Newton next season in case the team's franchise quarterback can't make it back from a lingering shoulder injury. Panthers owner David Tepper said Tuesday that while the team is exhausting all options to make sure Newton's throwing...

For 'Miracle' flight survivors, a decade of thankfulness

Jan. 15, 2019 7:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Children they've gotten to see grow up. Grandchildren they've been able to meet. New jobs and adventures. For the people who were on US Airways flight 1549 on that cold January day in 2009, it's been 10 years full of milestones and important moments since the "Miracle on the Hudson"...

Panthers hire Perry Fewell as new defensive backs coach

Jan. 15, 2019 12:07 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have hired Perry Fewell as their new secondary coach. Fewell returns home bringing 34 years of coaching experience, including 21 in the NFL. He most recently served as secondary coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars allowed just 182.2 passing yards per game...

'Miracle' flight survivors mark decade of thankfulness

Jan. 14, 2019 3:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been 10 years, but there isn't anything Tripp Harris doesn't remember about the cold January day he cheated death on US Airways flight 1549. The jolt when the plane collided with a flock of geese and the engines stopped moments after takeoff from New York City's LaGuardia Airport. The...

Police: Mall employee shot man as part of 'ongoing dispute'

Jan. 14, 2019 12:32 PM EST

PINEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say a fatal shooting at a North Carolina mall resulted from an ongoing dispute between the victim and the employee accused of shooting him. Pineville Police Lt. Corey Copley said in an email that the employee turned himself in shortly after the shooting Sunday at Carolina...

Police: 1 dead in shooting inside North Carolina mall store

Jan. 13, 2019 4:35 PM EST

PINEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in a North Carolina town say a person was shot and killed during a dispute at a store inside a mall. Multiple news outlets report the shooting occurred shortly after midday Sunday in the DTLR store in Carolina Place Mall in Pineville, a bedroom community of Charlotte, and that...

Lowe's wants documents in ex-executive's bias case sealed

Jan. 12, 2019 2:55 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe's Cos. is seeking to keep secret some of its documents in a discrimination case filed by an African-American ex-executive who says the home improvement chain unfairly fired him. Michael Jones was chief custom officer until 2016 for the Mooresville, North Carolina-based retailer....

Renovations to begin on terminal at North Carolina airport

Jan. 12, 2019 4:01 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Another round of renovations is set to begin at a North Carolina airport. Officials at Charlotte Douglas International Airport say renovations on Concourse C will begin Monday as part of the airport's $2.5 billion capital investment program. Airport officials say the renovations...

Charlotte diocese undecided about naming accused priests

Jan. 11, 2019 2:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As dozens of Catholic dioceses across the country have released lists of priests who have been credibly accused of child sex abuse, the Charlotte diocese remains undecided about whether to join what its spokesman calls the "stampede." But North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein...