With four of the first 88 picks, the Carolina Panthers are poised to make some noise in the 2018 NFL draft. General manager Marty Hurney has the No. 24 overall pick, where he hopes to find a player who can make an immediate impact.
The eastern North Carolina town of Lake Waccamaw is the first town in the state to apply to host an alligator hunte later this year. If the town is granted its permit, NC will have its first alligator hunt in 44 years.
Charlotte developers have filed plans to rezone sites for hundreds of new townhouses, as they seek to build more densely on sites that are in increasingly short supply. The housing market remains historically tight in Charlotte.
Charlotte Observer Panthers beat reporters Jourdan Rodrigue and Joe Person discuss the various draft options available to the Carolina Panthers with their number 24 NFL draft pick on Thursday, April 26, 2018.