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Sunday Headlines
9:52 am
Sun February 2, 2014

Guilty Pleas Due In ZeekRewards Scam

The first guilty pleas are due this week in a massive North Carolina-based Ponzi scheme. Dawn Wright Olivares was the high-profile face of ZeekRewards, an online company that promised big returns on a small investment.  As the company's former chief operating officer, she promoted the investment at public events and in interviews, calling it a great way to make money. 

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Local News
7:33 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Panthers Look To Future As 49ers Move On

The scene at Bank of America Stadium as the Panthers took the field.
Michael Tomsic

Bank of America Stadium in Uptown Charlotte went from deafeningly loud to depressingly quiet during the Carolina Panthers’ playoff game Sunday. The San Francisco 49ers spoiled the Panthers’ first playoff game in five years, beating the home team 23-10.


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Sports
8:27 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Panthers Show They Belong

Fans stream into Bank of America Stadium.
Michael Tomsic

Uptown Charlotte was festive last night before, during and after the Carolina Panthers’ first Monday Night Football game in five years. The Panthers defeated the New England Patriots 24-20 at Bank of America Stadium to improve their record to 7-3. It was the Panthers’ sixth win in a row.


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Local News
5:20 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Enlisting Coaches In The Effort To Prevent Domestic Violence

Ron Rivera and CBS sportscaster James Brown talk to coaches.
Credit Lisa Miller

Coaches can have a big impact on kids on and off the field.  With that in mind, a group working to prevent domestic violence gathered together a couple hundred coaches in Charlotte Thursday. They discussed how to grow players into respectful, young men.  

The group A Call To Men knows how to get coaches to listen up.  Call in Carolina Panthers Coach Ron Rivera.

“When I started here, the very first thing I put up on my first PowerPoint: be a man,” Rivera told the coaches.      

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The Charlotte Observer
2:07 am
Mon December 31, 2012

After 7-9 Season, What Comes Next For Panthers?

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera walks off the field following the team's victory over the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The Panthers defeated the Saints 44-38 on Sunday.
Credit Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

NEW ORLEANS - Brandon Beane, the Carolina Panthers’ acting general manager, is standing next to the tunnel that leads to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome field. He wears a general manager quality pin-striped suit and brown shoes.

Marty Hurney, whom the Panthers fired as general manager in October, never dressed like that.

”Marty wasn’t interested in fashion,” Beane says.

Beane, 36, is. He also, one would suppose, is interested in becoming Carolina’s full-time general manager. But he won’t say it. A courteous no comment is all I get.

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Local News
9:33 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Carolina Panthers Lose To Chiefs In Emotional Game

The Carolina Panthers lost to the Chiefs Sunday in what was an emotional scene in Kansas City. The game was played a day after one of the Chiefs' starting linebackers killed his girlfriend and then himself.

Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend early Saturday morning, and then drove to the team's practice facility and killed himself in front of his coach Romeo Crennel and general manager.

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Sports
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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