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The Carolina Panthers made a strong statement in Sunday’s victory over Cincinnati. Another strong statement was recently made by the Panthers’ new owner that stood out to WFAE’s Tommy Tomlinson for several reasons.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera wanted a little something more from his offense, which is why he turned to his old boss Norv Turner as the team's new coordinator this season.

Rivera, who once coached under Turner in San Diego, said he got exactly what he was hoping for Sunday.

Gastonia Police Department

The search continued Sunday for Maddox Scott Ritch. Gastonia Police say the boy, who is autistic and non-verbal, disappeared Saturday afternoon while with his parents at Rankin Lake Park.

A truck tries to make its way to Wilmington on Sunday, Sept. 16 despite a road closure.
David Boraks / WFAE

BLADENBORO, N.C. — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of "treacherous" floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders.

SPRING LAKE, N.C. — When the floodwaters from Florence receded, half the Starlite Motel was gone. A ragged lip of concrete edged parking spaces with no corresponding rooms, just a void of standing water and debris.

Alvin C. Jacobs at the entrance of his exhibit at the Harvey B. Gantt Center in uptown Charlotte.
Nick de la Canal / WFAE

A new exhibit opened up this month at the Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte that examines a small neighborhood south of uptown and the people that live there. Brookhill Village is not wealthy like Myers Park. It’s not booming like South End. Many of its residents are poor and African-American, and are making a home in the hundred-or-so deteriorating dwellings that make up the neighborhood. Many of those homes are in the process of being demolished by developers.

The flooding Cape Fear River has surrounded the gas-fired Sutton plant near Wilmington and overrun a former cooling lake on the site.
Duke Energy

Flood waters have forced Duke Energy to shut down its power plant along the Cape Fear River near Wilmington. 

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper address the public after last night's rescue operation in Bladen County.
UNC-TV

North Carolina's National Guard and the United States Coast Guard conducted a rescue operation last night in Bladen County for more than 100 people and 33 animals that were stranded after the Cape Fear River flooded a small town. 

Nkieru Okoye composed "Charlotte Mecklenburg" for the Charlotte Symphony.
The Charlotte Symphony

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra launches its season tonight with famed violinist Joshua Bell playing Braham’s Violin Concerto. But before that, there will be a piece that has never been performed for an audience.

The Conversation: Six Facts On Sexual Assault Among Adolescents

Sep 21, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford’s account of allegedly being sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were teenagers is provoking both informed and uninformed comment from politicians. Still more private conversations about the subject are happening in homes and offices around the country.

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