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AP source: Ish Smith agrees to 2-year deal with Hornets

Aug. 03, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a two-year deal with free agent guard Ish Smith, according to a person familiar with the situation. The deal includes a team option for the second year of the contract. Financial terms were not available. The...

AP sources: Pelicans send Ball to Bulls, get Hornets' Graham

Aug. 02, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans are sending Lonzo Ball to Chicago and will acquire Devonte Graham from Charlotte as part of separate sign-and-trade agreements, two people with knowledge of the situation said. The Ball trade will send Bulls guards Tomas...

Former employee charged in shooting at Charlotte game room

Aug. 01, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former employee at a game room and arcade has been arrested after police said he shot three people when he returned to rob the Charlotte business. Officers called to Fish House North, a game room and arcade, for a report of a robbery, found...

N. Carolina HBCU to pay off pandemic-related student debt

Jul. 30, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Another historically Black university in North Carolina has announced it will pay off all outstanding balances for students as a response to pandemic-related debt. Johnson C. Smith University will cancel about $300,000 in debts, The Charlotte...

North Carolina declare justifiable homicides in two deaths

Jul. 30, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two separate deaths in North Carolina's largest city have been ruled as justifiable homicides, police said. One news release from Charlotte Mecklenburg police on Thursday said officers responding to a call on July 10 found Calvin Blair Hilton,...

Hornets get Bouknight at No. 11, Jones at No. 19 via Knicks

Jul. 30, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak was a busy man Thursday night. The Hornets selected guard James Bouknight from Connecticut with the No. 11 pick and landed a pair of centers via trade. Kupchak acquired veteran...

Rural SC counties worry redistricting will curb their power

Jul. 28, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's rapid growth isn't happening in rural areas, and people who live outside places like Greenville, Myrtle Beach and the state's suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina, are worried this year's redistricting is going to take away more of their dwindling power....

Gun, ammo found in man's backpack at N. Carolina courthouse

Jul. 28, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man accompanying his wife to a North Carolina courthouse for a traffic ticket tried to enter the building with a pistol and ammunition, a sheriff’s office says. The Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Anthony S....

Police: Driver killed, passenger hurt in train, truck crash

Jul. 27, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE , N.C. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck was killed and his passenger was seriously injured in a crash with a North Carolina light rail train when the truck drove around the crossing arms and into the train’s path on Monday night, police said. ...

4 arrested in drive-by shooting that killed 13-year-old girl

Jul. 26, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Four people have been arrested and charged in the drive-by shooting of a 13-year-old girl in North Carolina, police said. All four have been charged with first-degree murder and are being held at the Union County Jail without bond, Monroe police said...