NFL jobs at the bottom end of a roster are as tenuous as a one-handed grip on a cliff. That’s why Thursday’s final NFL exhibition for Carolina – at Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m. – is of great importance to a lot of players scrambling for one of the last seats in musical chairs, but of hardly any importance to the Panthers starters, you or me.
A Mooresville community leader is looking to a Smithsonian-backed project to link local African-Americans to their past and perhaps to discover if former slaves are among those buried in a once-overgrown section of the town-owned Green Acres Cemetery.
Charlotte has not always been hospitable to non-mainstream culture: It’s been relegated to obscure groups or hard-to-find venues, where only the most dedicated folks unearth it. But this season, the known and unknown march side by side.