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A woman was booted from a Donald Trump rally in Rock Hill Friday night, after she staged a silent protest and was heckled by Trump supporters. Meanwhile, an off-duty CMPD officer is facing a DWI charge after he was stopped in his own car Saturday. And changes are coming at Charlotte Douglas airport: New technology to save time and fuel is being introduced. And the NCDOT is asking travelers to use the Little Rock Road exit from I-85 to reach the new airport access road. Read on for our Sunday headlines.

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As the Carolina Panthers prepared for Sunday’s game at the New York Giants, Coach Ron Rivera said his team can’t worry about the big picture issues – an undefeated season, playoffs or a possible title. They have to take one game at a time.  Meanwhile, Robert Brawley, the former state legislator who is challenging Gov. Pat McCrory, is in hot water for requesting leniency for a friend serving a life sentence for child molestation.

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Basketball fans come to watch the Hornets, but it’s awfully hard to miss the Honey Bees. With long, flowing hair and skimpy outfits, these dancers swarm the court and mingle with fans. Auditions to join their ranks are coming up. 


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The Charlotte Hornets are having some fun with the defensive brilliance of one of their young stars. The team has set up a website called "MKG Security."

No, the Hornets are not trying to sell you a new home security system.

"MKG" is Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, a third-year forward out of Kentucky who's becoming one of the NBA's elite defenders.

"When defense is your first priority, look no further than MKG Security," a narrator says in a Hornets-produced video. Kidd-Gilchrist wears a work shirt with patches as the narrator gives the sales pitch:

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A sharpshooting former NBA All-Star is UNC Charlotte's new men's basketball coach. Mark Price is leaving his assistant coaching position with the Charlotte Hornets to take over the 49ers program.

If you want to learn how to shoot a basketball, there are very few people with more expertise than Mark Price.

Price won the NBA's 3-point contest in 1993 and 1994. He retired in 1999 as one of the NBA's greatest shooters.  

Sunday Headlines: App State Student Dies

Feb 1, 2015

Another student has died at Appalachian State University. Police say a 23-year-old student passed away Friday night after he was found in distress at an off-campus residence.  It was the eighth death of an App State student this academic year.

Hundreds of marchers, from high school bands to dancers to community leaders, marched through uptown Charlotte in Saturday in the annual Martin Luther King Day Parade.  The parade was part of a weekend full of events for the King Day Holiday.

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The Charlotte Hornets staged a storybook comeback Wednesday night. The city’s NBA team opened its season with a name, logo and color scheme that are technically new but are also a return to the iconic brand that Charlotteans called their own from 1988 to 2002. The replacement team, the Bobcats, decided to buy back the Hornets name. And Wednesday night, a sold-out arena watched the team erase a 24-point deficit to win its first game as the Hornets, 108 to 106 against the Milwaukee Bucks. 

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Hornets fans are getting the party started early for the NBA team's opening game on Wednesday. 

Charlotte Hornets And Rebranding

Sep 9, 2014
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Bobcats are no more because the Buzz is Back. The Hornets name has returned to Charlotte's NBA team and executives are hoping the rebirth of the original name along with aggressive moves in the front office and on the court will get the hive buzzing again. To that end, they are also launching a rebranding campaign. But what does it take to rebrand a team? And when it comes to sports, what's in a name? Can it make a difference? Hornets officials answer those questions and more. 

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