March 20, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Regulators say Duke pumped coal ash into NC river

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy illegally pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated water from a coal ash pit into the Cape Fear River, marking the eighth time in less than a month the nation's largest electricity company has been cited for environmental violations.

March 18, 2014 - 5:34 PM

Stenhouse shines on track with 2nd-place finish

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — During the long rain delay at Bristol Motor Speedway, Danica Patrick encouraged the broadcast team to interview her boyfriend.

March 18, 2014 - 5:05 PM

Panthers QB Newton to have surgery, out 4 months

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have announced that quarterback Cam Newton will undergo surgery Wednesday on his left ankle and will be sidelined for four months.

The team says the three-year NFL veteran has experienced soreness in the ankle since the end of last season.

March 17, 2014 - 2:04 PM

Tweak to NC law protected Duke's coal ash pits

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After a coalition of environmental groups sued to force Duke Energy to clean up nearly three dozen leaky coal ash dumps spread across North Carolina, the nation's largest electricity company turned to state legislators last summer for help.

March 16, 2014 - 11:34 AM

Now or never? Ohio pins hopes on GOP convention

March 13, 2014 - 7:04 PM

Panthers release 34-year-old WR Smith

March 12, 2014 - 5:05 PM

Agent: Panthers WR Smith done in Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The agent for wide receiver Steve Smith says the five-time Pro Bowl selection has played his final snap for the Carolina Panthers.

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