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Fast starts have propelled surprising Panthers to 2-0 record

Sep. 20, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are using fast starts to start fast this season. The Panthers have been dominant in the first half of games, outscoring their opponents 33-0 and outgaining them by a whopping 400 yards. The Panthers led New Orleans 17-0 at...

Union Co. to comply with COVID protocols amid lawsuit threat

Sep. 20, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Union County's school board voted Monday to modify the district's quarantine protocols to comply with state law and let the county health department lead contact tracing efforts. The move comes after the North Carolina Department of Health and Human...

N. Carolina fire chief resigns after drunken driving arrest

Sep. 20, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina fire chief is resigning after authorities confirmed his arrest on drunken driving charges. Greenville Fire/Rescue Chief Eric Griffin announced Sunday that he’s resigning, WITN-TV reported. The announcement comes after the Nash...

Company increases space in Kentucky city, plans more jobs

Sep. 20, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky manufacturing plant has expanded its facility by five times and expects to create 100 full-time jobs in coming years, officials said. Rajant Corp. has been in business for 20 years and in Morehead since 2015. The company announced last...

NC musician explores history behind a centuries-old ballad

Sep. 20, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — With a street name and a few local attractions in Randolph County in common, Naomi Wise is likely a familiar name to local residents. Associated with a centuries-old ballad that serves as a sad and cautionary tale about her life in Randleman, a...

Today in History

Sep. 20, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2021. There are 102 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 20, 2001, during an address to a joint session of Congress, President George W....

Saints downplay impact of missing coaches in 26-7 defeat

Sep. 19, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sure, the New Orleans Saints were short-handed on Sunday. They were without eight assistant coaches because of COVID-19 concerns and seven projected starters because of injuries, but coach Sean Payton said that’s no excuse for the team’s...

Darnold throws 2 TDs, Panthers D dominates Saints 26-7

Sep. 19, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Through two games, quarterback Sam Darnold is thriving in Carolina. With an effective running game led by Christian McCaffrey, a reliable set of wide receivers that includes D.J. Moore and defense that is playing lights-out, Darnold is off to a...

Tim Wilkerson races to 2nd NHRA Funny Car victory in 3 weeks

Sep. 19, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Tim Wilkerson raced to his second Funny Car victory in three weeks Sunday, beating Cruz Pedregon in the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Wilkerson had a 3.927-second run at 331.36 mph in a Ford Shelby Mustang in the final for his 22nd...

North Carolina firefighter dies after battle with COVID-19

Sep. 19, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina firefighter has died after battling COVID-19 for more than a month. The Durham Fire Department announced the death of 45-year-old Jeremy Klemm in a Facebook post Sunday morning. The 15-year employee died late Saturday. ...