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Insurer Centene changes course on East Coast HQ in Charlotte

Aug. 18, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Government health insurance provider Centene Corp. said Thursday it no longer plans to create an East Coast campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, a project first announced in 2020 and already under construction. The St. Louis-based managed care company said...

Kimi Raikkonen hits pause on retirement to race NASCAR

Aug. 18, 2022 03:20 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen retired to Switzerland at the end of last year's Formula One season and has blissfully spent the last eight months with his young family. Did he miss racing? “Not really, no," the 2007 F1 champion said. Yet...

No. 22 Wake Forest faces challenge with its QB sidelined

Aug. 17, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

Years of patient building led Wake Forest to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Coach Dave Clawson knows it’s going to take even better play to stay there, and that job has only gotten tougher during preseason. The 22nd-ranked Demon Deacons hit an unexpected bump with...

Charlotte FC announces plans for permanent headquarters

Aug. 17, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte FC will house the club’s permanent training facility and business operations headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, the expansion Major League Soccer team announced Wednesday. The site, where the team has practiced this season, will be...

Column: Harvick seizes momentum ahead of NASCAR playoffs

Aug. 15, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Well hello, Happy. Welcome to NASCAR's championship race. Just when it seemed time to write off Kevin Harvick, at least for this season, the 46-year-old has figured out how to win again. He has two victories in eight days — after snapping a 65-race losing...

North Carolina Rep. Adams tests positive for COVID-19

Aug. 14, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., announced on Sunday that she's tested positive for COVID-19. Adams, who represents the 12th Congressional District, said in a news release that she tested positive Sunday morning and has mild symptoms. Adams, who said she has...

NC prosecutor dismisses murder count in student's death

Aug. 13, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A local North Carolina prosecutor has dropped a first-degree murder charge against a man whose conviction in the death of a university student was overturned by a judge eight years later. Gaston County District Attorney Travis Page formally dismissed on...

Rhule: Mayfield, Darnold will play 1 series vs. Washington

Aug. 11, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold will each play one series Saturday night when the Carolina Panthers face the Washington Commanders in their preseason opener, according to coach Matt Rhule. Rhule would not say who’ll start at quarterback. “We...

Busch to miss 4th NASCAR race with concussion-like symptoms

Aug. 10, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch said Wednesday he pushed himself too hard trying to return to NASCAR competition and will miss his fourth consecutive Cup Series race because of concussion-like symptoms. Busch has been out since crashing in qualifying on July 23 at Pocono Raceway....

Officials: 5 officers fired at man killed in NC shootout

Aug. 08, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — Four Greensboro police officers and one Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer fired their weapons at a man who died in a Clemmons convenience store parking lot after a shootout last week, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation said Monday. SBI...