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Woody Durham at the Carolina Basketball Museum after his retirement - Picture courtesy of UNC Athletics

Legendary voice of the Tar Heels Woody Durham has died

PRESS RELEASE CHAPEL HILL –– Woody Durham, the beloved and iconic Hall of Fame voice of Carolina Basketball and Football for 40 years, died peacefully at home from complications from Primary Progressive Aphasia at 12:45 a.m. today. He was 76 years old. A 1963 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Durham was the radio […]

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Hurney named official Panthers GM

PRESS RELEASE Marty Hurney, who served as the Carolina Panthers interim general manager in 2017, was named the team’s general manager on Wednesday, the Panthers announced. “We are very fortunate to have Marty as our general manager after he did an exceptional job in the interim role this past season.” Panthers COO Tina Becker said. […]

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Former Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke to join Panthers coaching staff

PRESS RELEASE The Carolina Panthers have named Chase Blackburn special teams coordinator, Brady Hoke defensive line coach, Steve Russ linebackers coach, Scott Turner quarterbacks coach, Heath Farwell assistant special teams coach, and Travelle Wharton assistant offensive line coach. Blackburn served as assistant special teams coach for two seasons (2016-17), before being promoted to special teams […]

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Carolina Panthers name Chief Operating Officer

PRESS RELEASE The Carolina Panthers today announced that Tina Becker has been named Chief Operating Officer with full control of the day-to-day management of the organization, making her one of the highest-ranking female executives for any of the 32 teams in the National Football League. “These have been some of the most difficult days of […]

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Jerry Richardson to sell Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced plans to sell the team at the end of the current season Sunday. In a letter posted on the team’s website, Richardson thanked Charlotte for its support saying he would always be the number one fan. The announcement to sell comes amid reports accusing him of workplace misconduct. His […]

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Panthers name interim GM

PRESS RELEASE The Carolina Panthers have named Marty Hurney interim general manager, the team announced Wednesday. Hurney previously worked for the Panthers from 1998-2012, serving as general manager beginning in 2002. With Hurney as general manager, the Panthers made three playoff appearances, won an NFC championship, two NFC South titles, and played in two NFC […]

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Gettleman out as Panthers GM

PRESS RELEASE Carolina Panthers Owner/Founder Jerry Richardson announced Monday that General Manager Dave Gettleman has been relieved of his duties. Gettleman had been general manager of the Panthers since 2013. “After much thought and a long evaluation of our football operations, I have decided to relieve Dave Gettleman of his duties as general manager,” Richardson […]

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Cornerstone Christian Academy archery competitor Keenan Cooper and with his mom, KC - WSIC Photo

Cornerstone students place at international competition

Students from Statesville’s Cornerstone Christian Academy recently competed with others from around the globe at the International Student Convention held in Pennsylvania. Matt Meluch took first place in tennis for the second year in a row. Others, competed in archery. (AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this quote). Keenan Cooper, son to WSIC’s […]

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Panthers sign Short to 5-year contract

PRESS RELEASE The Carolina Panthers have signed defensive tackle Kawann Short to a five-year contact, the team announced Monday. Short is now under contract with the Panthers through the 2021 season. The Panthers previously applied the non-exclusive franchise tag to Short in February. “KK has been very important to what we’ve been able to accomplish […]

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Statesville teen invited to international archery competition

A Statesville teen has been invited to participate in the International Student Convention to compete in archery. Keenan Cooper recently attended a regional competition, and soon after received the invitation. (AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this quote). That’s his mom, KC Cooper, who hosts Morning Worship here on WSIC. She wasn’t […]

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