Over 150 missing children found in North Carolina rescue operation

U.S. 05/21/21, 15:48

More than 150 missing children have been found in North Carolina. Some of these youngsters have been victims of human trafficking or were involved in other high-risk activities, authorities said. This rescue mission is part of a joint effort between Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police (CMD), and federal agents called Operation Carolina Homecoming.  Operation Carolina ...

Autopsies: 2 slain campus victims each had 6 or more wounds

U.S. 06/18/19, 10:13

The student credited with tackling a gunman during a fatal North Carolina campus rampage suffered eight gunshot wounds, and another slain student was shot six times, according to autopsies released Tuesday.An autopsy made public by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Riley Howell had four wounds to the ...

Murder conviction overturned: North Carolina man released

U.S. 06/11/19, 18:48

A North Carolina man who received a life sentence for murder in 2011 is no longer behind bars. News outlets report 51-year-old Mark Carver left the Gaston County Jail on Tuesday. A Superior Court judge last week overturned Carver's conviction for the 2008 slaying of a 20-year-old student at the University of ...

Police: NC shooting suspect planned attack for months

U.S. 06/04/19, 14:06

Police say the man charged with fatally shooting two students and wounding four others in a North Carolina university classroom told them he'd planned the shooting for months but gave up the assault after he was tackled and brought to the floor.Police detectives say in newly unsealed search warrants that ...

Tyler Reddick powers to Xfinity race victory at Charlotte

Sports 05/25/19, 15:25

Tyler Reddick won the Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday after taking the lead for good on a restart with 15 laps to go.He led 110 of 200 laps to win for the second time this season and the second time in three races. He finished more ...

Byron hopes strong qualifying runs translate to first win

Sports 05/24/19, 13:29

William Byron knows how to qualify. Now, he is looking to prove he can win at NASCAR's highest level.The Charlotte native would love nothing more than to win his first Cup Series race at his home track of Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600.He has put himself ...

Byron becomes youngest ever to capture Coca-Cola 600 pole

Sports 05/23/19, 19:01

Charlotte native William Byron became the youngest driver ever to capture the pole for the Coca-Cola 600.The 21-year-old Byron, who grew up a short drive from Charlotte Motor Speedway, turned a lap of 183.424 mph in his No. 24 Chevrolet on Thursday night to start out front Sunday in NASCAR's ...

Stewart, Gibbs, Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Sports 05/22/19, 17:19

Tony Stewart headlined a Joe Gibbs Racing trio that was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside car owner Joe Gibbs and former teammate Bobby Labonte. Driver Buddy Baker and mechanic Waddell Wilson were also voted in.Fox announcer and former ...

Coach: Not a big deal that Cam Newton isn’t throwing yet

Football 05/22/19, 12:35

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's not concerned that Cam Newton still isn't throwing a football nearly four months after his starting quarterback had surgery on his right shoulder.Rivera says Newton sitting out of passing drills is "a really big not-that-big-of-a-deal."Newton underwent an "arthroscopic procedure" Jan. 24 after struggling to ...

NASCAR changes play part in thrilling All-Star Race

Sports 05/19/19, 12:06

Side-by-side racing, a dramatic, decisive pass near the end for the win and even an old-style, on-track fight: NASCAR couldn't be happier with what it saw at the All-Star Race."As an official, but also as a race fan, it was super exciting to watch," said Scott Miller, NASCAR senior vice ...

Bowyer, Kyle Busch head field at NASCAR All-Star Race

Sports 05/18/19, 15:22

Clint Bowyer will start up front as he looks to win his first NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night.It won't be easy, though, with Kyle Busch right alongside.Bowyer has only had one top-10 finish in this non-points race in his nine previous trips. He says he's ...

NASCAR to use All-Star race for research, development again

Sports 05/17/19, 17:15

NASCAR's All-Star race has arrived, and so has the tinkering of the cars.NASCAR is using the $1 million non-points race at Charlotte Motor Speedway as a research and development project in its seemingly endless quest for more competitive and exciting racing. The 2019 rules package was first experimented with in ...

Slain North Carolina college student awarded police honor

U.S. 05/15/19, 18:45

A North Carolina police department has honored a college student who was killed when a gunman opened fire inside a classroom.News outlets report the family of UNC Charlotte student Riley Howell was awarded the Civilian Medal of Valor posthumously on Wednesday from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Howell's parents, siblings and ...

7-time champ Johnson growing impatient with winless streak

Sports 05/15/19, 14:18

Jimmie Johnson views himself as a patience person.But the seven-time NASCAR Series Cup champion said he's growing more and more impatient with each passing week as his Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 race team keeps struggling on the race track."Over my career, I've been able to be patient and let things ...

Column: IndyCar and NASCAR roar into showcase month of May

Sports 05/13/19, 15:17

The most prolific month in motorsports arrived with two strong races with IndyCar and NASCAR both opening May with momentum-grabbing entertaining events that should carry the series through their Memorial Day showcases.Simon Pagenaud, his future with Team Penske shaky because of a 21-race losing streak, stalked five-time IndyCar champion Scott ...

North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ sponsor bidding for US House

U.S. 05/11/19, 08:45

A North Carolina legislator best known as the architect of the state's so-called bathroom bill three years ago is racking up contributions and endorsements as he runs in the repeat of a congressional race marred by a ballot fraud scandal .State Sen. Dan Bishop of Charlotte is a leading contender ...

Panthers QBs: Grier starts throwing, Newton still waiting

Football 05/10/19, 18:01

Rookie quarterback Will Grier got in his first work with the Carolina Panthers, while Cam Newton continued to be limited — even on the kickball field.Grier, the team's rookie third-round draft pick, threw for the first time with his new NFL team as the Panthers opened rookie minicamp on a ...

Carolina Panthers offered $120M to move practice field to SC

Sports 05/09/19, 15:48

South Carolina appears ready to offer $120 million in tax breaks to the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina, after the state Senate overrode objections that a billionaire NFL owner didn't need public help.The Senate voted 27-15 on Thursday to exempt the ...

Kyle Busch dodges fine for criticizing NASCAR rules package

Sports 05/08/19, 14:45

Kyle Busch was not surprised he dodged a fine from NASCAR for ranting about its current rules package.Busch's expletive-riddled assessment after Monday's rain-postponed race in Delaware in years past likely would have drawn a hefty fine. But NASCAR let Busch's criticism go this week, and he said Wednesday during a ...

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