Charlotte

Dem group urges candidates to campaign against money in politics

A political group trying to drive big money out of politics is endorsing three House Democratic candidates — and declaring it an electoral necessity …

Bernie Sanders

8th grade basketball player commits to college, continues trend

Chicago’s Amari Bailey is going to the eighth grade this fall. He hasn’t started high school yet, but he already knows where he is going to …

College & University

ESPN lands in hot water for Fantasy Football skit auctioning off black NFL players

So, New York Giants star Odell Beckham didn’t take kindly to being “sold” in an NFL auction for $34.<p>Soooooo ESPN just did an "auction" sketch …

Fantasy Football

‘I'm glad that girl died’ during Virginia protest, says NC KKK leader

The leader of a North Carolina based group associated with the Ku Klux Klan says he is glad that a woman died while taking part in a protest in …

Racism

NC KKK leader: 'I'm glad that girl died' during Virginia protest

Updated:Tuesday, August 15 2017 12:53 PM EDT2017-08-15 16:53:53 GMT<p>The leader of a North Carolina based group associated with the Ku Klux Klan says …

North Carolina

Possible Mountain Island Lake drowning victim identified as Charlotte teen

Updated:Tuesday, August 15 2017 9:40 AM EDT2017-08-15 13:40:38 GMT<p>Whatever the cause, it was and is serious enough that his family is still asking …

North Carolina

What is the mysterious ‘tough’ medical issue facing wrestler Ric Flair?

Professional wrestling icon Ric Flair had surgery Tuesday afternoon and it was a success, says his manager. But fans are still left in the dark about …

WWE

Looking for a job? Here’s a look at what Amazon workers in Kannapolis will be doing

The 600-plus jobs Amazon.com plans to hire at a massive new facility in Kannapolis will mostly be ones that are full-time and physically demanding, …

Amazon

Thomas Davis gets his contract extension in Carolina

Thomas Davis isn’t done yet.<p>The 34-year-old Carolina Panthers linebacker signed a one-year extension with the team, announced on Tuesday afternoon.<p>A …

NFL

‘Tauntay’ Jones is at it again, this time taking aim at Warriors’ Stephen Curry

Dahntay Jones is an accomplished agitator. When he played for Duke, North Carolina fans used to call him “Tauntay” for his pugnacious nature.<p>Now at …

Basketball

10 things we saw Tuesday at Panthers’ closed-to-the-public practice in Charlotte

The Carolina Panthers were practicing in Charlotte on Tuesday morning before flying to Nashville later for two days of joint workouts with the …

NFL

Bagley chooses Duke, could make Blue Devils preseason No. 1

Top high school prospect Marvin Bagley III has committed to Duke and is eligible to play in the 2017-18 season, immediately making the Blue Devils a …

College Basketball

Hornets mailbag: Dwight Howard an All-Star? Kemba a top-10 point guard?

Based on his comments on Twitter and elsewhere, eight-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard feels he’s been written off of late by some fans and …

Basketball

20-foot wide sink hole on Mallard Creek Road found after truck flies across it

A massive sink hole has forced police to close Mallard Creek Road near Johnston Oheler Road in north Charlotte Tuesday. That’s stretch of road is …

Weather

NBA: Charlotte Hornets’ 2017-18 schedule

The Charlotte Hornets’ 2017-18 NBA schedule, with times and TV information:<p><b>Day, Date</b><p><b>Opponent</b><p><b>Time</b><p><b>TV</b><p>Wednesday, Oct. 18<p>at Detroit<p>7<p>Friday, Oct. 20<p>ATLANTA<p>7<p>…

Basketball

Source: Julyan Stone will soon be free to sign with Charlotte Hornets

Barring an unforeseen holdup, the Charlotte Hornets should have Julyan Stone under contract later this week to be their third point guard.<p>Stone has …

Basketball

Rights leaders demand Trump fire ‘alt-right’ hero Steve Bannon

Religious and civil rights leaders called on President Donald Trump to fire White House advisors Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, whose association …

Racism

Coach carries student with new shoes to bus in the rain

Updated:Monday, August 14 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-08-15 00:42:58 GMT<p>Moments later, the crowd pulled on the rope and the statue fell. One man quickly ran …

North Carolina

I’m a black student at the University of Virginia. What I found when I went back Sunday

I am a student at the University of Virginia, getting ready to start my fourth year. When I looked up to see my city in the news Saturday morning, my …

Racism

Florida couple transporting gas grill light cigarette, blow up car

Grilling

Panthers post-camp mailbag: Did Damiere Byrd seal his roster spot?

After about three weeks of training camp, the Carolina Panthers will head to Nashville for two joint practices and a preseason game against the …

NFL

When does PGA Tour return to Charlotte for Wells Fargo Championship?

After a one-year absence from Charlotte to make way for the PGA Championship, the Wells Fargo Championship will return to Quail Hollow Club the first …

Golf

NBA schedule news: Date for Charlotte Hornets home opener and Stephen Curry’s visit

Your first chance to see new Charlotte Hornets Dwight Howard and Malik Monk live in the regular season will be Oct. 20 against the Atlanta …

Basketball

These 12 seconds were the key to Justin Thomas winning PGA Championship

The golf ball rolled to the lip of the 10th hole and stubbornly stuck there, no matter how hard Justin Thomas wished for it to disappear.<p><i>One second.</i> …

Golf

Daycare worker fired after video shows her throwing child

The 5-year-old’s mother reported the incident to police, who are investigating.

North Carolina

Charlotte’s own Vigil for Charlottesville will be tonight in Marshall Park

Local activists will host a “Vigil for Charlottesville” uptown Sunday night to stand with those injured and killed over the weekend in …

Robert E. Lee

A social media trip through Jason Day's crazy round, PGA Championship Day 3

Jason Day, what were you thinking?<p>After hitting a bad tee shot on No. 18 at the PGA Championship, Jason Day then tried one of the most questionable …

Golf

Is Rory McIlroy done for the year? Injury causing spasms, numbness

Rory McIlroy, the fourth-ranked male golfer in the world, hinted Sunday he might skip the rest of the 2017 schedule to recover from a back-muscle …

Golf

Panthers sign a reinforcement for their suddenly thin defensive tackle rotation

The Panthers made a move Saturday to address their suddenly thin defensive tackle rotation, thought to be one of their strengths entering training …

NFL

Driver charged in Charlottesville killing was ‘very infatuated with the Nazis,’ teacher says

The man charged with driving a car into a crowd of counter-protesters during a rally in Charlottesville, Va., grew up in Kentucky, according to …

Crime