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2:13 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Rivera At A Loss

Credit Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he’s searching for answers to solving the team’s string of disappointing losses. He just isn’t finding them.

“If we were losing games by 14 points, OK, we're not good enough. But when you lose close games, you are good enough. There's something missing,” Rivera said Monday during his weekly press conference at Bank of America stadium. “There's something we have to find and we've got to get past and through those things, and we've got to make plays.”

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Charlotte Observer
10:41 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

Panthers Reach New Low

Carolina Panthers' Josh Thomas looks up at the video display while walking off the field after playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Bank of America Stadium.
Credit David T. Foster III / Charlotte Observer

Panthers fans have become accustomed to fourth-quarter losses under Ron Rivera. But this one was worse than all the others – at least according to Rivera, whose tenure as the Panthers’ coach looks to be drawing to a hasty and disappointing end.

But this one was worse than all the others – at least according to Rivera, whose tenure as the Panthers’ coach looks to be drawing to a hasty and disappointing end.

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Sunday Headlines
10:07 am
Sun November 18, 2012

County Commission Must Decide How To Address Meck Revaluation Flaws

How Mecklenburg County responds to complaints about flaws in the 2011 property revaluation is now up to county commissioners. An outside consultant who reviewed the revaluation delivered a final report to the county Friday, and it’s on the agenda for Tuesday’s County Commission meeting.

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Local News
5:54 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

After 1-5 Start, Panthers Fire GM Marty Hurney

The Carolina Panthers fired their general manager, Marty Hurney, Monday. That’s after the Panthers have lost five of their first six games.

This is not how the Panthers’ season was supposed to go.

As one example of just how high expectations were, Panthers’ offensive lineman Ryan Kalil took out a full-page ad in the Charlotte Observer in July predicting the team would win the Super Bowl.

Now, the team is 1-5, and its general manager for the last decade is out of a job. Here’s head coach Ron Rivera:

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Local News
5:51 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Charlotte Chamber Makes Up For Scrapped London Trip, Heads to NYC

New York city.
Kaysha/Flickr

Half the Charlotte City Council, the mayor and a couple of Mecklenburg County Commissioners are headed to New York City Monday for the Charlotte Chamber’s Inter City visit.

The Charlotte Chamber’s annual trip to another city is typically a rite of spring. But back in May, airplane problems made most participants miss their flight for a scheduled visit to London.

“New York was our second choice,” says Charlotte Chamber President Bob Morgan. So that’s where he’s headed Tuesday with about 100 local business leaders and public officials.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Fall Sports Preview

Carolina Panthers / Bank of America stadium
Flickr/Suzie T

Fall is in the air and so are a variety of balls. Footballs are being slung on fields all over America and right down the street at Panther Stadium. So are baseballs as the major league season rounds third and heads for home. Basketballs will be bouncing soon in Time Warner Arena and on Tobacco Road. Fall begins a very busy professional and college sports season and we’ll take a look at the Panthers, Bobcats, Hurricanes hockey and we’ll also check in on the progress of UNC Charlotte football and the prospect of uptown baseball.

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Sports
12:00 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Checking In On The Long Shot Rookie

Bersin has been working out with the special teams as a kickoff and punt returner.

A little over a week ago we met a rookie wide receiver trying to earn a spot on the Carolina Panthers. His name is Brenton Bersin. He's a long shot from Charlotte who signed as a free agent, meaning he wasn't drafted by any team. His next big hurdle is to make it through the team's first cut on August 27. 

When we first met Brenton Bersin, he was catching kickoffs in the Panthers walk-through practices down in Spartanburg at Wofford College. 

Those surroundings were very familiar. He had been a stand-out wide receiver at Wofford and graduated back in May.

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Panther Pep?
12:00 pm
Fri January 20, 2006

Panther Pep?

(1/20/06) Sunday the Carolina Panthers take on the Seattle Seahawks for the NFC title. It's the team's third conference championship game in franchise history. The last time the Panthers were this deep in the playoffs Charlotte fans and city leaders noisily embraced the team. But this year, the team and the city are taking a more conservative approach. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin has this report.

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