Carolina Panthers punter Andy Lee plays for hometown team now

Andy Lee and his family already lived in Charlotte, so when the Carolina Panthers needed a punter and negotiated a trade with the Cleveland Browns to get him, it meant he got to play at home. It also gave him another audience to hear the story of why he wears No. 8.

Focus on fixing failing schools, not on lottery

Observer readers comment on CMS lottery, failing neighborhood schools, Sedgefield Middle School, Dylann Roof execution, N.C. legislature, HB2, gerrymandering, U.S. National Whitewater Center, Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump, and Huma Abedin.

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Are there secret Trump voters out there, not counted by polls?

Allies of Trump, who trails Clinton in most polls, argue that there is a secret, silent bloc out there that supports him and is not showing up in polls.

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Luke Kuechly gives boy a fifth birthday to remember

Tuesday is Bratton Chandler's fifth birthday so he and his mother, Emily Chandler, came to the Carolina Panthers practice in hopes of meeting linebacker Luke Kuechly. Kuechly didn't disappoint, giving Bratton a pair of his gloves and autographing his shirt and poster board.
Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Luke Kuechly gives boy a fifth birthday to remember 0:55

Luke Kuechly gives boy a fifth birthday to remember

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Watch the trailer for 'The Light Between the Oceans'

Former NASCAR driver Scott Riggs tests MXGP SuperCourse at The Dirt Track in Charlotte 2:33

Former NASCAR driver Scott Riggs tests MXGP SuperCourse at The Dirt Track in Charlotte

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