Charlotte

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist back at practice after two weeks

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist practices Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, after a two-week absence following the death of his grandmother.

Basketball

Hornets Dwight Howard plays key role in home opener win

Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard scored 20 points off 8 of 11 shooting from the field and pulled down 15 rebounds during the team's season home …

Basketball

UNC goes from bad to worse in humiliating defeat at Virginia Tech

Even with the defeats, even with the injuries, North Carolina’s effort could rarely be questioned amid its most difficult season in more than a …

College Football

High school football roundup: Is Charlotte Christian’s CISAA run unprecedented excellence?

Charlotte Christian is running through what’s traditionally been a strong CISAA conference like has rarely been done before.<p>The Knights are not only …

College Football

A real ghost town is for sale on an isolate NC mountain, just in time for Halloween

Located in Maggie Valley, 150 miles northwest of Charlotte, the site is a former Wild West-themed tourist attraction that is now living up to its …

North Carolina

Charlotte Hornets come back from 20 down at home to beat Atlanta Hawks

The turnover troubles aren’t over for the Charlotte Hornets, but that didn’t stop them from beating the Atlanta Hawks.<p>Despite committing 15 turnovers …

Charlotte Hornets

Mom says daughter's head shaved without permission

Raycom reportsRaycom reportsMore>><p>Posted:Friday, October 20 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-10-20 22:28:27 GMT<p>Updated:Friday, October 20 2017 6:28 PM …

North Carolina

More executive changes coming to Charlotte-based Sealed Air

In the latest management shift at Charlotte-based Sealed Air, Carol Lowe has resigned as chief financial officer, and her last day with the company …

North Carolina

Mystery surrounds CMS school bus fire. Team of experts called in to help find cause.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has called in experts from the state and Charlotte Fire Department to help find the cause of a school bus fire on …

North Carolina

Superman takes off: Dwight Howard’s home debut for Charlotte Hornets a massive success

It was the best of Dwight, it was the worst of Dwight.<p>It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. It was the season of dunks, it was the …

Charlotte Hornets

‘We are heartbroken.’ The stories of Charlotte’s 73 homicide victims this year.

In 2017, Charlotte will likely see more homicides than at any time since the early 1990s.<p>People have been killed all across the city, and police and …

Crime

Hornets coach Steve Clifford, players ready for home opener against Hawks

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford and the team are looking forward to Friday's home opener against the Atlanta Hawks. Clifford is also looking …

Basketball

‘The only white kid in the black Gospel choir’ presides over more diverse Elevation

As an African-American growing up in New York, Darnell Jonas spent his Sundays in pews at predominantly black churches.<p>“They were always either 100 …

North Carolina

Here’s why Eminem showed up at the Charlotte Hornets’ season opener

The Charlotte Hornets not only faced a tough opponent that beat them in their NBA season opener on Wednesday night, a famous rapper was on the …

Basketball

Hornets rookie Dwayne Bacon is sizzling so far for a second-round pick. Here’s why.

The Charlotte Hornets’ recent history drafting second-round picks is quite forgettable.<p>They’ve dealt them away, sometimes for cash. Jeff Taylor …

Charlotte Hornets

The best Halloween accessory is for sale in NC mountains: A real ghost town

The perfect accessory for Halloween is waiting for a buyer in eastern North Carolina: an honest to goodness ghost town on an isolated …

North Carolina

Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller has knee bruise, will miss home opener

The Charlotte Hornets’ early-season injury woes continued Friday, with the team announcing backup center Cody Zeller will miss the home opener …

Basketball

A simple way to confront chronic school absences

The idea was amazingly simple. Ask a group of teachers to visit the homes of their first- and second-grade students at the beginning of the school …

Education

Is Charlotte’s oldest hotel harboring the souls of people who died there?

Charlotte’s only historic hotel, the 10-story Dunhill Hotel on Tryon Street, has long been considered haunted.<p>Specifically, it is said to be a prison …

Great Depression

Panthers reveal symptoms that caused WR Kelvin Benjamin to miss practice again

Carolina Panthers’ No. 1 wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin missed his second consecutive practice Thursday, leaving his status for Sunday’s game at …

North Carolina

Jaws? With crossbow, harpoons, gun, Chester men bag 12 foot, 620-pound SC gator

Dead tired, Joe Houston and his nephew Scott looked out from a boat last week using a spotlight in a night so dark it was black.<p>Both saw a head. A …

North Carolina

As NC craft beer industry grows, New Belgium Brewing exec hired to guide brewers

The North Carolina Brewers Guild hired a new director who has been the top lobbyist for one of the country’s largest independent breweries.<p>Andrew …

New Belgium Brewing

Panthers QB Cam Newton declines to talk to media, could face fine from NFL

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton declined to talk to the media Thursday for the second day in a row, leaving the face of the Panthers’ …

Cam Newton

NASCAR elimination weekend at Kansas Speedway: What you need to know

<b>Race:</b> NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400<p><b>Distance:</b> 267 laps, or 400.5 miles.<p><b>Where:</b> Kansas Speedway, a 1.5-mile, asphalt tri-oval in Kansas City, …

Motorsport

As team’s uncertainty swirls, why Kemba Walker remains Hornets’ calming presence

The Charlotte Hornets swirl with uncertainty as they approach their home opener Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks.<p>But one thing remains certain: …

Basketball

Food Lion executive accused of trying to meet underage girl for sex

A Food Lion executive was arrested on Wednesday after police in Hendersonville accused him of trying to arrange online to meet for sex with someone …

Crime

‘I never saw her.’ Garbage truck driver speaks out in death of Davidson pet sitter.

A garbage truck driver who hit and killed a pet sitter and one of the dogs she was walking in downtown Davidson was found not guilty by a Mecklenburg …

Crime

Police identify woman killed in head-on collision in Durham

Maine State Police have identified a woman killed in a head-on collision earlier this week, with her husband remaining in critical condition. The …

North Carolina

Will Charlotte Hornets start a rookie in opener at Detroit? Depends on Tobias Harris

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford was still undecided Wednesday morning on his fifth starter. That could come down to how the Detroit Pistons …

NBA

Why rash of ‘sloppy’ turnovers troubling for Charlotte Hornets

Whatever else was wrong with the Charlotte Hornets during coach Steve Clifford’s first four seasons, you could count on them not beating …

Basketball