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 2018-09-21 23:58 

Charlotte Observer

Daring nighttime rescue plucks 100 people, 33 animals from Florence flood waters...

A levee broke along the Hurricane Florence-swollen Cape Fear River, stranding 100 people and 33 animals. Helicopter crews from the U.S. Coast Guard and North Carolina National Guard flew in wearing night-vision goggles....

 2018-09-21 23:16 

Charlotte Observer

Why Vance High sophomore has the Power to become an all-time great at his school...

Vance High sophomore linebacker Power Echols has multiple Power 5 offers, including from UNC, and his coach, Aaron Brand, believes that he can be the best player in the history of school that produced dozens of Division I talent....

 2018-09-21 22:50 

Charlotte Observer

Friday's high school football live scores 09.21.18...

Here are live high school football scores from Friday's high school football games...

 2018-09-21 21:50 

Charlotte Observer

At Independence High, 2nd year coach says Patriots have nowhere to go but up...

In his second season, Mike Natoli is trying to make Independence High's football team relevant again. He said it's hard to do at a school that was once the dominant program in North Carolina....

 2018-09-21 21:34 

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte 49ers basketball player Najee Garvin arrested, suspended from team...

Charlotte 49ers basketball player Najee Garvin has been suspended indefinitely from the team after he was arrested and charged with assaulting a female Thursday....

 2018-09-21 21:21 

Charlotte Observer

Unbeaten Mallard Creek, Vance set for Saturday night football showdown...

Saturday night at 8, two of the state's top 10 high school football teams will meet at Jerry Richardson Stadium at UNC Charlotte. Unbeaten Vance faces unbeaten Mallard Creek in the I-MECK 4A conference opener for both teams...

 2018-09-21 21:09 

Charlotte Observer

Falcon's fine for hit on Cam Newton, Torrey Smith's for retaliating ... are the same...

Carolina Panthers receiver Torrey Smith was fined the same amount as Falcons safety Damontae Kazee for a retaliatory push after Kazee took a cheap shot at Cam Newton....

 2018-09-21 20:46 

Charlotte Observer

Saturday's area college football games: Here are 12 matchups to watch...

PITTSBURGH (2-1, 1-0 ACC) at NORTH CAROLINA (0-2, 0-0)...

 2018-09-21 20:41 

Charlotte Observer

Panthers defensive end and NC native Julius Peppers donates $100K to hurricane relief...

Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers spoke to the media Friday about his $100,000 donation to create a hurricane relief fund, as well as about his decision not to retire, his rehab from shoulder surgery, and accruing more sacks....

 2018-09-21 20:36 

Charlotte Observer

GOP and League of Women Voters spar, and the public loses...

The League of Women Voters has hosted candidate debates in Charlotte for years. What happens if the candidates don't show up?...

 2018-09-21 20:28 

Charlotte Observer

Panthers place starter on injured reserve after 2 concussions in 30 days...

The Carolina Panthers placed starting safety Da'Norris Searcy on injured reserve on Friday afternoon, after he suffered two concussions in a 30-day span....

 2018-09-21 19:53 

Charlotte Observer

As hurricane floodwaters surged, NC cemetery needed a way to stop coffins from rising...

The NC town of Goldsboro needed a way to keep coffins from popping out of the ground and floating around in Hurricane Florence floodwaters. The same thing happened with coffins in Hurricanes Matthew and Fran....

 2018-09-21 19:16 

Charlotte Observer

Franklin Graham's presumption is absurd...

Observer readers comment on Franklin Graham, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, Supreme Court, Thom Tillis, Richard Burr, Donald Trump, refugees, Superstorm Sandy, and Hurricane Florence....

 2018-09-21 19:05 

Charlotte Observer

Answering your Panthers-Bengals questions on playing time, clutch catches, awful chili...

Answering your matchup questions ahead of the Carolina Panthers' Week 3 game against Cincinnati on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium....

 2018-09-21 18:47 

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak on how different this training camp will be...

Charlotte Hornets: General manager Mitch Kupchak said only point guard Kemba Walker doesn't have something to prove at training camp....

 2018-09-21 18:38 

Charlotte Observer

Businesses around Charlotte step up to support Florence relief efforts...

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, a number of Charlotte-area businesses are stepping up to lend a hand and donate funds to aid communities affected by the storm....

 2018-09-21 18:07 

Charlotte Observer

70,000 very upset bees exposed after a tornado ripped down a rotting tree in Virginia...

A tornado near Richmond, Va., cracked a tree, revealing a colony of 70,000 bees who were in need of a home. Researchers from the University of Richmond removed the bees and hope to bring them to campus....

 2018-09-21 18:06 

Charlotte Observer

Mike Hill has been Charlotte 49ers' AD for 7 months. Here's how he's made a difference...

New athletics director Mike Hill wants to change how the Charlotte 49ers are perceived in the Charlotte region, but he knows it all starts with how the 49ers' men's basketball and football teams perform....

 2018-09-21 18:03 

Charlotte Observer

Florence damaged hundreds of NC roads and bridges. When will they be repaired?...

When Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas the flooding aftermath caused transportation officials to close roads and bridges. Once the waters recede, repairs could take months and cost tens of millions of dollars....

 2018-09-21 17:38 

Charlotte Observer

How does Florence compare to past hurricanes? 'Frankenstorm' was in a class by itself....

Hurricane Florence was so unusual it defies comparison to a single past Carolina storm, says a climatologist with the North Carolina Climate Office. Florence topped Hurricane Floyd for the massive flooding....

 2018-09-21 17:12 

Charlotte Observer

Panthers, Bengals share a weird history. 5 reasons it is odd, plus my prediction...

The Carolina Panthers try to get back on the winning track Sunday against 2-0 Cincinnati. The last time the two teams played, in 2014, resulted in the only tie game in Panthers history....

 2018-09-21 17:06 

Charlotte Observer

Thursday's Roundup: Country Day rallies to beat Providence Day in soccer...

Here is Thursday's high school fall sports roundup with junior varsity football scores, game recaps from volleyball, soccer, tennis and cross-country plus the night's top performers...

 2018-09-21 16:47 

Charlotte Observer

Better run defense? A shootout? DJ Moore? 5 fearless Panthers-Bengals predictions...

Five fearless predictions for the Carolina Panthers' Week 3 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at 1 p.m....

 2018-09-21 15:38 

Charlotte Observer

Kindergartener prays Florence floods will spare sandbagged school, as dad snaps photo...

Hurricane Florence: A kindergartener trying to stop hurricane flooding with prayer has become the latest photo to illustrate the heart-wrenching impact of the storm in North and South Carolina....

 2018-09-21 15:11 

Charlotte Observer

To reveal the man Hornets' James Borrego is, ask the woman who raised him on her own...

Charlotte Hornets: New coach James Borrego's 'why not me?' journey from Albuquerque to NBA all about mother's wisdom...

 2018-09-21 15:05 

Charlotte Observer

Kindergartener prays Florence floods will spare sandbagged school, as dad snaps photo...

Hurricane Florence: A kindergartener trying to stop hurricane flooding with prayer has become the latest photo to illustrate the heart-wrenching impact of the storm in North and South Carolina....

 2018-09-21 14:45 

Charlotte Observer

Uptown Charlotte worker seriously injured after hanging from scaffold...

A worker was seriously injured after hanging from a scaffold in uptown Charlotte Thursday. According to the city, the high angle rescue happened near the intersection of Church Street and Stonewall Street....

 2018-09-21 12:26 

Charlotte Observer

Is one Panthers position group cursed? An inside look at why nobody's flinching....

With veteran center Ryan Kalil back in the starting lineup and extra work behind the scenes, the Panthers offensive line, as patched up and "cursed" as it seems, might just succeed....

 2018-09-21 11:40 

Charlotte Observer

Sunday Gamechanger? Panthers trusted Devin Funchess as No. 1 WR. Time to show why....

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess is technically the No. 1 target in Norv Turner's offense, but after ceding targets to Christian McCaffrey, he'll have an opportunity to prove himself against the Bengals this week....

 2018-09-21 04:29 

Charlotte Observer

Muddy Turtle Talks: Part revelation, part performance, all west side Charlotte stories...

QC Family Tree presents Muddy Turtle Talks: an evening of storytelling, about people's experiences living on the west side of Charlotte...

 2018-09-21 02:12 

Charlotte Observer

'Lead is no joke' activists plan to press CMS on contaminated school water...

Activists, parents and students met Thursday to plan a campaign demanding faster and better information from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools about lead in water and mold in classrooms....

 2018-09-21 01:56 

Charlotte Observer

Suspect arrested in Charlotte armed robberies and shootings. He's only 13, police say...

Charlotte Mecklenburg police arrest a 13-year-old in string of armed robberies in which two people were shot. Food deliverers and businesses were robbed....

 2018-09-20 23:58 

Charlotte Observer

Top amateur golf tournament headed to Charlotte...

The U.S. Mid-Amateur, one of the U.S. Golf Association's top amateur tournaments, will be played beginning Saturday for five days at Charlotte Country Club and Carolina Country Club....

 2018-09-20 23:29 

Charlotte Observer

How North Meck's QB found success once he stopped resisting and started listening...

When Eric Morman took over as coach at North Mecklenburg High, Vikings quarterback Aaron Scott said he and his new coach butted heads over his practice style. But when Scott bought into his new coach's philosophy, his career took off. North is 4-0 hea...

 2018-09-20 22:04 

Charlotte Observer

Ex-Tar Heel Gio Bernard prone to big plays against N.C. teams. Can Panthers stop him?...

Ex-UNC star and current Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovanni Bernard makes his return to North Carolina this weekend to face the Carolina Panthers, who know all about the explosive plays he is capable of....

 2018-09-20 21:42 

Charlotte Observer

5 bold predictions: Union County's prep game of the year? Myers Park's greatest team?...

Here are five bold predictions about this week's high school football games, which include North Meck at Mooresville, Charlotte Catholic at Monroe and Vance vs. Mallard Creek at UNC Charlotte Saturday....

 2018-09-20 21:33 

Charlotte Observer

Why Donald Trump appeals to evangelicals...

President's message to religious leaders like Franklin Graham is consistent, effective...

 2018-09-20 21:32 

Charlotte Observer

Israeli NASCAR driver hopes to show his country in a new light...

Israeli NASCAR driver Alon Day will make his 2018 Cup series debut at Richmond, Virginia, Raceway. Day was Israel's Athlete of the Year in motorsports in 2016. He is a NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion ....

 2018-09-20 21:30 

Charlotte Observer

David Tepper and the Panthers detail initial aid package to help Florence victims...

The Carolina Panthers and team owner David Tepper have announced an initial relief package intended to help victims of tropical storm Florence. It includes $1 million for the American Red Cross....

 2018-09-20 21:20 

Charlotte Observer

8 buzzworthy concerts coming to Charlotte in the next week...

Stephane Wrembel...

 2018-09-20 21:03 

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte homicide suspect arrested in Virginia, police say. Extradition is underway...

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of Pedro Fabricio Diaz-Paz, who was shot and killed in a pickup truck at a Charlotte apartment complex....

 2018-09-20 21:02 

Charlotte Observer

Reception totals off the charts for for fantasy owners...

If there is one over-arching big trend so far in the 2018 season, it's some ridiculous reception totals going on....

 2018-09-20 21:01 

Charlotte Observer

NFL Fantasy football Week 3 rankings: Expect another big game from Patrick Mahomes...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, making his first start at home, is a good choice for NFL Fantasy football owners in Week 3....

 2018-09-20 20:54 

Charlotte Observer

Allen Tate real estate merges with Pittsburgh firm. Here's what it means for Charlotte...

Charlotte based Allen Tate is merging with the Pittsburgh real estate firm Howard Hanna. Allen Tate CEO Pat Riley said the deal will benefit both companies....

 2018-09-20 20:52 

Charlotte Observer

With Panthers' injury situation at DB unsettled, they plan replacement by committee...

The Carolina Panthers are giving extra reps to safeties Rashaan Gaulden and Colin Jones this week in the event that starter Da'Norris Searcy cannot play, and coach Ron Rivera said he anticipates both playing on Sunday....

 2018-09-20 20:47 

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte's Elevation Worship joins Carowinds' Christian Music Day for the first time...

Matthews-based Elevation Church's worship ministry is taking its message to Carowinds annual Christian Music Day for the first time after growing its musical reach beyond its church walls....

 2018-09-20 20:38 

Charlotte Observer

How Panthers' inside intel left Bengals to try 'cloning Luke Kuechly' in Cincinnati...

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has known Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly for years, and scouted him heavily before the draft....

 2018-09-20 20:19 

Charlotte Observer

'This is what nightmares are made of:' This 2-headed copperhead is real, experts say...

Photos of a 2-headed copperhead found over the weekend in Virginia have put the state wildlife officials on the defensive. Apparently, some think it's a fake snake....

 2018-09-20 19:59 

Charlotte Observer

Here are 6 area football games to follow, 3 featuring matchups of unbeaten teams...

(Observer Sweet 16 rankings are noted)...

 2018-09-20 19:50 

Charlotte Observer

Floods, ruin and heartache. Some Horry County residents say they've had enough....

As the Waccamaw River rises toward a record level, in a third round of flooding since 2015, some Horry County residents say the aftermath of Hurricane Florence means it's time to leave for good....

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