Anthony Hamilton on National Anthem: It’s a political statement, but it’s not.

Singer-songwriter, Anthony Hamilton will sing the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game after taking a break with the song.
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Singer-songwriter, Anthony Hamilton will sing the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game after taking a break with the song.

Langston Wertz Jr. is an award-winning sports journalist who has worked at the Observer since 1988. He’s covered everything from Final Fours and NFL to video games and Britney Spears. Wertz -- a West Charlotte High and UNC grad -- is the rare person who can answer “Charlotte,” when you ask, “What city are you from.”

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