Weekend Roundup: Bruno Mars coming to Charlotte, Panthers topple Rams and early election results

Local News

Panthers strike early, hold off Rams for win in L.A.

The Carolina Panthers defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-10 after scoring early and relying on their defense to save the game.

Cam Newton threw 62 percent (20/32) for 225 yards and no interceptions, above his last three yearly passing percentages and down for yards per game. Panthers are now 3-5, tying them for third in the NFC South with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Watch the early touchdown here, along with other pass highlights.

Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic Tour” is coming to Charlotte, Raleigh

Bruno Mars is on the verge of dropping his album after releasing two songs: “24K Magic” and, most recently, “Versace on the Floor.”

You can read all about Mars’ tour — which is making stops in Charlotte and Raleigh —  here.

Regional News

Pipeline that exploded in Alabama to resume operations; no sign of gas shortage in North Carolina

The pipeline that burst into flames on Oct. 31 is set to resume operations, Colonial Pipeline announced Saturday. The pipeline left one dead and seven injured after it exploded. This was the same pipeline that started a fuel shortage in Charlotte in September.

Learn why North Carolina wasn’t affected by the disruption this time by clicking here.

Potentially the largest sporting event in North Carolina history is coming – The 2018 World Equestrian Games

You may have seen an equestrian event during the Summer Olympics with horses and their riders showcasing their disciplines. The World Equestrian Games are a major event for these riders, and the games are held every four years, between the Summer Olympics.

Learn how many hundreds of millions of dollars North Carolina could make by clicking on the full article here.

Election 2016

Early voting results are in, and there is no clear winner

Over 42 million Americans exercised their rights and voted early. In comparison to the last general election, that counts for a third of the votes.

TargetSmart, a website the organizes voter data, found women are outpacing men in voting 56 percent to 44 percent.

Seventy-nine percent of early voters were Caucasian.

Find out what this means for Trump and Clinton by reading the full article here.

In Real Clear Politics poll average, Trump is ahead, but barely; national polls in favor of Clinton — also barely

In the past three days, Trump has barely gained the lead in North Carolina, according to Real Clear Politics. Trump’s 1.5 percent lead shows that our state is still a draw. North Carolina being a crucial swing state mirrors the 13 other states that do not indicate which candidate they lean toward.