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Becker Takes Control Of Panthers Organization

Dec 18, 2017

The Carolina Panthers Monday announced that Tina Becker has been named chief operating officer with full control of the management of the organization.

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is selling the team. Richardson, the team's only owner in its 23 seasons, made the announcement following Sunday's 31-24 win over the Packers - and on the same day that Sports Illustrated reported that at least four ex-employees received “significant monetary settlements,” stemming from inappropriate comments and behavior by Richardson.

The Carolina Panthers announced Friday the team is conducting an internal investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct against team owner Jerry Richardson. 

Carolina Panthers Coach Ron Rivera talked about National Anthem protests at a press conference Monday.

Updated 4:55 p.m.
More than a dozen New Orleans Saints knelt during the National Anthem before Sunday's game at Bank of America stadium, but no Carolina Panthers joined them. Protests around the NFL this weekend came in response to President Trump's comment that players should be fired if they kneel during the anthem. Panthers Coach Ron Rivera said Monday the protests aren't disrespectful.

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Julius Peppers was missing from the field as the national anthem played during Sunday's game against New Orleans. The Carolina Panthers' defensive end was in the locker room, sitting out the anthem in protest of recent comments made by President Trump.

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The Carolina Panthers announced today, General Manager Dave Gettleman has been fired. He had been with the team since 2013.

Swiss bank Credit Suisse will add 1,200 jobs at its technology hub in the Research Triangle, representing North Carolina's largest corporate expansion since MetLife Inc. said in 2013 that it could move 2,600 jobs from other states.

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was arrested early Friday morning for communicating a threat toward other officers while acting drunk and disorderly.

Epitaph On Panthers’ Forgettable 2016: At Least There Wasn’t Overtime

Jan 2, 2017
David T. Foster III / Charlotte Observer

As the Carolina Panthers’ sunken season marched to its inevitable ending Sunday at Tampa Bay, take small solace that coach Ron Rivera chose not to extend it a minute longer.

Down by one with 17 seconds left after (finally) a Cam Newton touchdown pass, Rivera never hesitated in going for 2.

Anyone who watched and followed this team with any regularity knew how it was going to end – if not the specifics, then the sudden, sad result.

The epitaph on the 2016 Carolina Panthers should read: Came close, but not good enough to finish the deal.

As dry conditions move east from North Carolina's mountains, five counties are now in an 'exceptional' drought - the highest level as determined by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

State officials say exceptional drought has now spread to Graham, Macon, and Swain counties, joining them with Cherokee and Clay counties. More than 40 percent of North Carolina is now in some stage of drought, up from 30 percent last week.