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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. 

Michael Tomsic

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. 

Charlotte: Spend $33.5 Million On Arena For Hornets

Aug 26, 2014
Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

The city of Charlotte is prepared to spend $27.5 

million in capital improvements for Time Warner Cable Arena, as well as 10 years’ worth of annual payments of $600,000 for ongoing maintenance.

The Charlotte Hornets and the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority asked the city earlier this year for nearly $48 

million in arena improvements, many of which the city and the team said are part of a 2003 operating agreement that requires the 9-year-old building to be among the National Basketball Association’s most modern.

David T. Foster, III / Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte Hornets added some height to their roster with a pair of first-round picks in Thursday night’s NBA draft.   The team used its number-nine choice to draft 6-foot-10 Indiana power forward Noah Vonleh.    The Hornets picked up former North Carolina shooting guard P.J. Hairston with their other first-round choice.    WFAE’s Mark Rumsey spoke with Charlotte  Observer sports columnist Tom Sorensen to get his thoughts on what the new players will bring to the mix for the Hornets.


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