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Dem US House hopeful to propose expanding national service

Jul. 17, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

MINT HILL, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Democrat in a U.S. House special election plans to propose broadly increasing national service programs to better tie the country together. Dan McCready makes his pitch Wednesday in suburban Charlotte alongside retired U.S. Army four-star general Stanley...

Clemson, Atlantic Division lead off ACC media days

Jul. 17, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference opens its preseason media days Wednesday with a focus on reigning national champion Clemson and the rest of the Atlantic Division. The Tigers have won two national championships in three seasons and four straight league titles while going 34-2 against...

Column: Kurt Busch still wheelman 20 years into rocky career

Jul. 15, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch has been called many things during his tumultuous 20 seasons at NASCAR's top level. He is ornery, easily unhinged and has lost control of his temper enough times that it nearly derailed his career. But the most important descriptor for Busch is one often overlooked. He is...

'Miracle on the Hudson' plane going into storage until 2022

Jul. 10, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The passenger jet that survived a bird strike and crash landing in the Hudson River in New York 10 years ago is going into storage while the museum where it's currently displayed seeks a new home. The Charlotte Observer reports the Carolinas Aviation Museum holds the 'Miracle on the...

Panthers owner David Tepper to meet with MLS about expansion

Jul. 9, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and team president Tom Glick plan to travel to New York next week and meet with Major League Soccer officials in an effort to convince them to bring an expansion team to Charlotte, North Carolina. Tepper has been working to bring an MLS team to...

Police: Restaurant worker shot to death in robbery attempt

Jul. 9, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina restaurant worker was fatally shot and the suspect was wounded Tuesday during an attempted robbery, a police chief said. The Steak 'n Shake employee was shot inside the restaurant south of downtown Charlotte about 11:30 a.m., Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr...

Official: Gas leak preceded North Carolina house explosion

Jul. 3, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Leaking gas led to the fire and house explosion in North Carolina that killed a woman and left a man with life-threatening injuries, authorities said Wednesday. Fire Marshal Jonathan Leonard of the Charlotte Fire Department told a news conference that he couldn't provide any...

The Latest: Fire officials say gas leak caused house blast

Jul. 3, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a fire and explosion at a house in North Carolina (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Fire officials say a gas leak led to the fire and explosion that leveled a house in North Carolina, killing a woman inside. Fire Marshal Jonathan Leonard of the Charlotte Fire Department told...

Woman found dead in North Carolina home after fire, blast

Jul. 3, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man who called 911 from a home leveled by a fire and booming explosion in North Carolina's largest city has been rescued with life-threatening injuries, authorities said Tuesday. Charlotte Fire Chief Reginald Johnson told reporters that the man, who he described as a resident,...

Authorities say fire caused house to explode in N Carolina

Jul. 2, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A fire and house explosion in North Carolina's largest city left two people injured and prompted a rescue operation Tuesday in case anyone was still inside the splintered home, authorities said. Charlotte Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Westover confirmed at an afternoon news...