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Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles described Charlotte as a “sports city” at the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club, a business executive luncheon.
Charlotte has an NBA team, an NFL team and several golf tournaments that bring in tourists. There’s even the possibility of a prestigious tennis tournament, the Western and Southern Open, coming to the Queen City.
Genna Contino explains.
The Panthers wrapped up their final week of organized team activities Thursday. Rookie QB Bryce Young took all of the first-team reps in drills in practice.
Young, who had some early misfires in individual and 7-on-7 sessions, found his accuracy during the 11-on-11 work. Young had a trio of impressive tosses to wideout Terrace Marshall during the full-team drills.
Mike Kaye has more.
As wildfires in Canada continue to burn, smoke and harmful particles have led to unhealthy air quality conditions that could affect you and your pets.
Air quality in Charlotte currently sits at 47, which is considered “good”. While people have been advised to wear masks, limit outdoor activities and even avoid going outside at all, animals and pets need protection, too.
Evan Moore has more on if its safe for pets to be outside.
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