Steve Smith

Podcast
2:44 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

WFAE Talks Steve Smith (and a purple nurple), A Higher Ed. Dilemma For Some Immigrants, Solar Energy

This week's show includes archival tape that involves Steve Smith and former Panthers backup quarterback Josh McCown. Greg and Ben also debate the Panthers' decision to cut Smith.

In more important matters, Greg, Lisa and Ben discuss the challenges that some immigrants have in paying for college, and why a solar energy idea was shelved.


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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Local News
9:27 am
Fri January 10, 2014

'Ice Up, Son' Takes Off In Charlotte

Marc Williams of The Sporting Gent.
Credit Michael Tomsic

A new phrase is popping up on T-shirts, Twitter and even at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. And you will absolutely hear it yelled at the Carolina Panthers' home playoff game this Sunday. WFAE's Michael Tomsic explains what it is and how it's taking off. 


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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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