Latest Charlotte News

Michael Jordan says Hornets add 2 partners

Sep. 15, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is adding two partners to the Charlotte Hornets' ownership group. Gabe Plotkin, founder and chief investment officer of Melvin Capital, and Daniel Sundheim, founder and chief investment officer of D1 Capital, have joined the Hornets as partners, pending NBA approval....

Reynolds with 2 TDs as Charlotte beats UMass 52-17

Sep. 14, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chris Reynolds threw two touchdown passes as Charlotte ran up an early lead and never looked back, beating Massachusetts 52-17 on Saturday. Reynolds had 155 yards passing for the 49ers (2-1). Benny LeMay ran for 113 yards on 16 carries. Charlotte scored 28-unanswered points,...

Is Cam Newton running out of time as Carolina's quarterback?

Sep. 13, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton has lost his last eight starts, and it's becoming increasingly obvious the Carolina Panthers' hopes of turning him into a pocket passer are failing. That raises questions about the former No. 1 pick's long-term future in Carolina. Whether it's a matter of coaches not...

Bucs use goal-line stand to beat Panthers 20-14

Sep. 13, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Cam Newton left the shotgun and began creeping toward the line of scrimmage, Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves knew exactly what was coming. The Bucs sniffed out a fourth-and-1 play from the 2-yard line with Hargreaves shoving Christian McCaffrey out of bounds with 1:22...

Newton, Panthers offense reeling after sluggish 0-2 start

Sep. 13, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers fans voiced their displeasure more than once with boos during a 20-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. Perhaps being soaked by an early evening thunderstorm that delayed game action in the first quarter for 25 minutes led to their ill mood. But...

Buccaneers-Panthers resume after weather delay

Sep. 12, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Buccaneers-Panthers game has resumed after a 25-minute weather delay. Thunderstorms moved into the area just before kickoff Thursday night after the temperature hovered in the mid-90s during the day. Tampa Bay took a 3-0 lead with a field goal on the first drive after the delay....

Panthers TE Greg Olsen is active against Tampa Bay

Sep. 12, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is active and will start against the Buccaneers on Thursday night after being listed as questionable on the injury report with a back injury. Carolina's inactives includes quarterback Will Grier, defensive back Rashaan Gaulden, outside linebacker Bruce...

Ministry had growing empire before forced-labor charges

Sep. 11, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California ministry whose leaders are charged with using deadbolt locks to detain homeless residents and making them turn over panhandling money was no fly-by-night operation. Imperial Valley Ministries was known in the remote desert region for decades of work helping drug...

AP Analysis: N. Carolina flashes warnings for Trump and Dems

Sep. 11, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina's special election results are flashing 2020 warning signs for Republican President Donald Trump — and also for his Democratic foe, whoever that turns out to be. Even though Republicans won Tuesday's race for a House seat, the narrow victory for Dan Bishop...

The Latest: GOP's Bishop wins N Carolina special election

Sep. 11, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the special election for a North Carolina congressional seat (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Conservative Republican Dan Bishop has won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has...