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After two postponements over the last three months, the Epicentre may finally be sold.
The hefty $95 million bid was made by creditor Deutsche Bank this morning. The entire sale process took about 10 minutes and the bidding itself was over in less than a minute.
Following Tuesday’s sale, there is a 10-day period to accept “upset bids.” The last day for upset bids is Aug. 19 and the earliest Deutsche Bank could take ownership of the uptown property is Aug. 22, court documents showed.
Catherine Muccigrosso and Gordon Rago have more.
The mother of a Gastonia man shot to death by a police officer during an attempted car theft has sued the officer and the City of Concord in federal court.
The complaint alleges the officer broke the law when he shot 29-year-old Brandon Combs multiple times, called in the incident, then opened fire again. It accuses them of excessive force, assault and battery, wrongful and intentional death and gross negligence.
Atlanta attorney Harry Daniels told The Charlotte Observer on Tuesday that the complaint seeks “some form of justice for the Combs family.” Combs’ death still remains under investigation by the Cabarrus County District Attorney’s Office.
Michael Gordon and Jonathan Limehouse have the full story.
Would you rather have $1,000 a day for life or over $4 million in your pocket right now?
Gastonia resident Jimmie Shindler sounded a bit humble and none-too-impressed when he won big on a $2 lottery ticket. Which of the two options did he choose? The lump sum of $4.08 million after taxes, officials said.
“Just going to save the money,” Shindler said of what’s next for him. “$4 million is not much these days, my friend.”
“I’m down to earth,” he added. “I cut my grass. Just simple. Just (going to) relax.”
Joe Marusak has the story.
Jordan Surenkamp is returning for a second season as the head coach of the Greensboro Swarm, the Charlotte Hornets’ G League affiliate.
Surenkamp began his coaching career with the Hornets cutting up videos in 2018. Greensboro, like most G League teams, is used as a teaching ground, where the likes of Kai Jones, James Bouknight and JT Thor were shuffled back-and-forth in their rookie years.
“I think it’s a huge benefit,” Surenkamp said Tuesday. “Obviously, I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to get to do it again. But any time you can have some consistency in that position, I think it’s’ always important. From an organizational standpoint, I’m very clear understanding the goals that the organization has for Greensboro. What the expectations are, how they want things done.”
Rod Boone has the details.
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