News archive from 23 August 2014

NorthPark’s new Pirch store sells appliances in a luxury setting

Whether you are among the first shoppers to grace the doors of Pirch, NorthPark’s newest luxury retailer, when they open at 9:45 a.m. Saturday or visit another day, you’ll be shocked when closing time comes. The staff kindly expects you to depart, and...

 

Live now: Carolina Panthers at New England Patriots

The Carolina Panthers have had just four days to prepare between Sunday night's 28-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs and Friday night's game against the New England Patriots. Follow the game with Observer reporters' social media updates. Live Blog...

 

Live: Updates from high school football action

Live Blog High school football, Aug. 22, 2014

 

Wiggins: rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers can finally complete the long-discussed blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to Cleveland on Saturday. When they do, it will make Andrew Wiggins a bit of an...

 
Atletico Madrid wins Spanish Super Cup

Atletico Madrid wins Spanish Super Cup

MADRID -- A 2nd-minute goal by striker Mario Mandzukic gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win against Real Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Friday and overall victory with a 2-1 aggregate score. The first match was a 1-1 draw. A long kick...

 

Charlotte 49ers linebacker Nico Alcalde can fly

Nico Alcalde took a little trip from Washington to Charlottesville, Va., this summer. Alcalde, a sophomore linebacker for the Charlotte 49ers, didn't make the short journey in a car: He flew. And Alcalde wasn't a passenger in the Cessna 172...

 

Historic plane built by Fort Mill students featured at Charlotte museum

For two and a half years, volunteer Dave Griffin and teachers and students at Fort Mill High School have been building a plane in the middle of the cafeteria. They didn't want to fly it or sell it or really do anything with it except teach the...

 

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick adds another first, pole at Bristol

Harvick adds another first, pole at Bristol Bristol Motor Speedway hasn't been one of Kevin Harvick's favorite tracks in recent seasons. That may have changed. Harvick was second-fastest in Friday's first round of qualifying and was fastest in the...

 

Police investigate Michigan man's slaying in home

BLOOMINGDALE TOWNSHIP, MICH. - Authorities are investigating the slaying of a 56-year-old southwestern Michigan man who was found shot to death in his home. Van Buren County Sheriff Dale Gribler says Friday that Scott Taylor Sr. was shot once in the...

 

Orioles shut down by former teammate Arrieta

CHICAGO -- Last season, Baltimore traded Jake Arrieta to the Chicago Cubs. On Friday, the Orioles got to see firsthand how nicely the right-hander has developed in the National League. Arrieta (7-4) stifled his former team, striking out five and...

 

Las Vegas has dominated LLWS heading into rematch

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- While Las Vegas manager Aston Cave was giving a pep talk to his West Region champ Mountain Ridge team before practice on Friday, a freight train rumbled past a few hundred feet away. Without even looking up, Cave parroted...

 

Chevrolet wins IndyCar manufacturers championship

SONOMA, Calif. -- Chevrolet has clinched its third straight IndyCar manufacturers championship with two races left in the series' season. Chevrolet has won all three manufacturers titles since returning to the series in 2012. Its IndyCar V6 engine...

 

Hospital manager says it paid LSU $7M in dispute

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The research foundation running the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe said it paid the university system nearly $7 million Friday for back-owed debts tied to privatization, less than one-third of the amount demanded by LSU in...

 

Lawmakers pass firearm safety, ammunition bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California lawmakers on Friday acted on bills that tackle firearm safety and add rules for ammunition sales. The Senate unanimously passed SB505 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara. It would require officers to search...

 

Driver of overweight big rig nabbed in Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- A trucker carrying part of a giant crane to a state bridge job had too much weight on his rig and too much alcohol in his system, the state Department of Motor Vehicles said Friday. DMV personnel at a weigh-in station on Interstate...

 

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