Weekend Roundup: Cold weather, Panthers sign Peppers and Trump won’t back down

Charlotte News

Winter weather brushes Carolinas

Flakes fell Sunday morning and blanketed the Carolinas with a layer of snow that quickly melted. Some people in southeast Charlotte lost power as a result of the weather, but as temperatures neared the freezing mark Sunday night, all power had been restored. Temperatures will continue to dip below freezing throughout the week with highs in the 50s, according to the National Weather Service.

 Carolina Panthers make waves

If last week was any indication of how the Panthers season will be in 2017, get ready for a wild ride. Not only did the team give up Kony Ealy to New England, but there was both excitement and disapproval after the Panthers announced they are bringing back Julius Peppers from the Green Bay Packers. Peppers started his career with the Panthers in 2002 and played for UNC while in college. There were many other signings and trades that made waves – you can read all about them by clicking here.

National News

Wiretapping allegations against Obama still linger in D.C.

Sen. John McCain, along with many lawmakers on both sides, are calling for President Donald Trump to prove the wiretapping allegations he made against his predecessor Barack Obama. McCain said, “The president of the United States could clear this up in a minute,” adding that all Trump needs to do is make a phone call to the CIA so the American people can get an answer. You can read more on McCain’s response by clicking here.

Global News

Russia claims to be “demonized” by U.S.

Russia is starting to answer back to the constant accusations of the country meddling in U.S. elections. A Kremlin spokesman said Russia is being demonized and that it was impossible for them to have had a part in the U.S. presidential election. Read more on Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov’s reasoning by clicking here.


March Madness is underway after Duke upended UNC 93-83 in the ACC semifinals last weekend. UNC ended up with the No. 1 seed in the South Region, while Duke will start as No. 2. You can read more about who they will be playing against by clicking here.


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