News archive from 12 January 2015

Running Calendar 01.11.15

CHARLOTTE RUNNING COMPANY TRAIL RUN: Jan. 17, U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. Information: email Robin@s2fcharlotte.com. FELLOWSHIP OF THE IDIOTS RUN: Jan. 24, YMCA, Albemarle. 5:30 a.m. Information: 704-983-3274 or email...

 

Photos: Stars hit the Golden Globes red carpet

Fullscreen Amanda Peet (Photo: Dan MacMedan, USA TODAY) Fullscreen Rosamund Pike (Photo: Dan MacMedan, USA TODAY) Fullscreen Gina Rodriguez (Photo: Dan MacMedan, USA TODAY) Fullscreen Lorde (Photo: Dan MacMedan, USA TODAY) Fullscreen Michelle Monaghan...

 
Comedian/actor Taylor Negron dies at 57

Comedian/actor Taylor Negron dies at 57

His smile. His piercing eyes. His biting comedy. Taylor Negron, comedian, actor and playwright, died Saturday after a long battle with cancer. He was 57. His cousin, Chuck Negron of the musical group Three Dog Night, announced the death on YouTube on...

 

Carolina Panthers special teams coordinator Richard Rodgers awaits verdict on future

Panthers special teams coordinator Richard Rodgers said Sunday he had no word on his future with the team after the unit finished at or near the bottom of a half-dozen categories in the 2014 regular season. “That's up to the powers that be....

 

Working with Haiti's orphans: Smiles make it worthwhile

Mitch Albom is nationally known sportswriter; columnist for the Detroit Free Press; author of Tuesdays With Morrie, The Five People you Meet in Heaven and other best-selling books; TV and radio personality; and philanthropist. For the past five years,...

 

Numbers bear out Charlotte Hornets recent success

NEW YORK Even before Al Jefferson left the Charlotte Hornets' lineup on Dec. 30 with an injury, the Hornets' once-promising season was already teetering on the brink. The offseason addition of shooting guard Lance Stephenson from the Indiana Pacers...

 
Sorensen: Panthers' Newton is a quarterback worth wagering on

Sorensen: Panthers' Newton is a quarterback worth wagering on

Cam Newton is among the most popular athletes in Charlotte and is unquestionably the most polarizing. Some fans are mesmerized by what he can do. Others are hung up on what he can't. Newton's detractors make more noise. There are fans of the Carolina...

 
Championship game | Oregon vs. Ohio State: Who has the edge?

Championship game | Oregon vs. Ohio State: Who has the edge?

USA TODAY Sports' Dan Wolken and George Schroeder tell you what to watch for and share their predictions. USA TODAY Sports national college football writer Paul Myerberg analyzes the Oregon-Ohio State College Football Playoff championship game:...

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Officials look for man believed to have drowned in Union park

Union County officials searched Sunday for a man they believe drowned in a lake at Cane Creek Park on Friday. A couple in their 30s were fishing Friday in a canoe at the park in Waxhaw when the husband stood up in the boat and it capsized, said Union...

 

Tar Heels women jump back up, beat Ga. Tech 96-81

CHAPEL HILL Stephanie Mavunga and her North Carolina teammates on Sunday showed the right way to recover from an ugly loss. The sophomore center poured in 20 points with 13 rebounds, leading four players in double figures as the Tar Heels blew by...

 

Murder suspect surrenders to authorities

A man accused of killing two people during a drug deal in northwest Charlotte last week turned himself in to authorities on Sunday. Gerian Eugene Taylor, 20, is charged with murder and attempted robbery in connection with Thursday morning's killing,...

 
Giglio: Oregon, Ohio State built to win it all now

Giglio: Oregon, Ohio State built to win it all now

After his team knocked off No. 1 Alabama to advance to the College Football Playoff championship game, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he thought his young team was a year ahead of schedule. For Oregon, Ohio State's opponent in the title game Monday...

 

Speeds hit 100 mph in chase with drug suspect

A Rock Hill man accused of being under the influence of crack cocaine led a York County Sheriff's Office deputy on a chase last week, hitting speeds of 100 mph, authorities said. The deputy tried to stop a motorist for speeding, but the driver tried...

 
Luck leads Colts to upset of Manning and Broncos 24-13

Luck leads Colts to upset of Manning and Broncos 24-13

DENVER Andrew Luck has his signature NFL win, and it came against his predecessor, at that. Hardly pressured all afternoon, Luck threw two touchdown passes and led the Indianapolis Colts past Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 24-13 Sunday. The...

 
N.C. doctors, patients face Medicaid pinch in 2015

N.C. doctors, patients face Medicaid pinch in 2015

The new year brings two new challenges for North Carolina doctors who take Medicaid, as a temporary boost from the Affordable Care Act goes away and a state cut kicks in after a year's delay. Hardest hit will be the family practitioners and...

 

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