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AP Source: Panthers-Newton 5-year deal worth $103.8 million

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Quarterback Cam Newton has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Carolina Panthers and a person close to the negotiations says the deal is worth $103.8 million.

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Sunday 05/31/2015
Titans’ Leavitt to run at Montreat
Posted: May 31, 2015

McDowell High School senior Gavyn Leavitt recently signed with Montreat College and will be part of the Cavaliers track and field team for the 2015-16 school year.

Women of iron: Local moms become competitive lifters
Posted: May 31, 2015

Shelly Yates and Melissa Byrd started lifting weights for different reasons, but their results have been pretty much the same: Spectacular.

Sunday 05/24/2015
Softball: Waycaster becomes 3rd Lady Titan to sign
Posted: May 24, 2015

A third member of the McDowell Lady Titan softball team’s 2015 class signed to play in college as catcher Maddison Waycaster inked with Richard Bland College earlier this week.

Tennis: Taylor, Montreat breaking new ground
Posted: May 24, 2015

Montreat College hasn’t a women’s tennis team since 2006. McDowell High, in all likelihood, has never had a female tennis player sign with a college.

Opinion: NCHSAA realignment could cause big problems for MHS
Posted: May 24, 2015

Another school year is coming to an end across McDowell County and the rest of North Carolina.

Friday 05/22/2015
UNC receives NCAA notice of allegations in academic case
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:21 pm

North Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA connected to the school's academic fraud scandal.

Thursday 05/14/2015
Lady Titans beat Catholic, advance to 2nd round
Posted: May 14, 2015

The McDowell Lady Titans were beaten up and banged up in nearly every way imaginable, but they weren’t about to let a chance at revenge go by the wayside.

Huskies end McDowell’s season
Posted: May 14, 2015

The McDowell Titans traveled east for their first-round State 4A Playoff game against the Hough Huskies Wednesday.

Wednesday 05/13/2015
Former UNC coach, assistant Bill Guthridge dies at 77
Updated: May 13, 2015 - 11:20 am

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bill Guthridge, the longtime assistant to Dean Smith who succeeded him as North Carolina's head coach, has died. He was 77.

Thursday 05/07/2015
Rams top Titans in MAC 4A series
Posted: May 07, 2015

The McDowell Titans pushed the Mountain Athletic Conference 4A champion T.C. Roberson Rams to the limit in the league tournament series, but couldn’t quite close the deal.

Lady Spartans stay perfect with win over East McDowell
Posted: May 07, 2015

The West McDowell Lady Spartans softball team is closing out the regular season in fine fashion. On Tuesday, the Lady Spartans were able to cruise past county rival East McDowell 12-2 in five innings.

Wednesday 05/06/2015
Upset bid falls short for MHS
Posted: May 06, 2015

The McDowell Lady Titans had an opportunity to leave a sour taste for the Enka Sugar Jets and their run to an undefeated regular season.

Stacey signs with Lees-McRae
Posted: May 06, 2015

McDowell Lady Titans head basketball coach Jennifer Brooks minces no words when she’s asked what kind of player Lees-McRae College is getting in senior Markia Stacey.

Opportunistic Rams take 1-0 series lead
Posted: May 06, 2015

Baseball sometimes is about taking advantage of the opportunities that come your way.

Sunday 05/03/2015
Field of dreams: Here are some reasons why we need one
Posted: May 03, 2015

The day I went to talk with McDowell High Athletics Director Neil Brackett about the school’s need for a new turf field in Titan stadium, the Lady Titans were scheduled for a home soccer match.

Saturday 05/02/2015
Lady Titans come through in clutch
Posted: May 02, 2015

It was not a must-win situation, but considering how the McDowell Lady Titans have struggled in recent weeks, Friday night’s Mountain Athletic Conference battle against A.C. Reynolds was the closest thing to it.

Rockets’ Burton no-hits Titans in finale
Posted: May 02, 2015

The A.C. Reynolds Rockets haven’t won 10 straight ballgames because they’re lucky. The keys to the Rockets’ recent success were on full display Friday night at Titan Field.

Thursday 04/30/2015
Titans struggle at plate again
Posted: April 30, 2015

For the second consecutive game, the McDowell Titans’ offense produced only two hits. Not surprisingly, the Titans lost for the second straight time as well.

Wednesday 04/29/2015
Lady Titans snap skid just in time
Posted: April 29, 2015

The McDowell Lady Titans snapped a long, six-game losing streak Tuesday afternoon with a 10-1 road win at Asheville High.

Monday 04/27/2015
Titans go quietly against Erwin
Posted: April 27, 2015

The McDowell Titans might have had a bit of a hangover from Friday night’s thrilling come-from-behind win over T.C. Roberson, and the Erwin Warriors took advantage of it.

Friday 04/24/2015
Monumental rally: Titans score 4 in 7th to beat Rams
Posted: April 24, 2015

The T.C. Roberson Rams waited all week for a chance to clinch the Mountain Athletic Conference’s 4A championship. The McDowell Titans made sure they’ll have to wait even longer.

Thursday 04/23/2015
Slide continues for McDowell
Posted: April 23, 2015

The old adage that winning is contagious has a lot of truth to it. Unfortunately, the reverse can be equally true.

Wednesday 04/22/2015
Titans hold off Trailblazers
Posted: April 22, 2015

It wasn't the easiest of efforts on the baseball diamond, but the McDowell Titans found a way in the end to pull out a hard fought 3-2 home win Tuesday against the WNC Trailblazers in non-conference action.

MTCC Foundation holds first annual golf tournament
Posted: April 22, 2015

The McDowell Technical Community College Foundation is holding the college’s first ever MTCC Foundation Golf Tournament at Marion Lake Club Friday.

Titans wrap up MAC 4A golf crown
Posted: April 22, 2015

The McDowell Titans golf team wrapped up its fifth consecutive MAC 4A Conference title Monday afternoon by putting together a solid effort at Marion Lake Club.

Sunday 04/19/2015
Morrow signs with Montreat soccer
Posted: April 19, 2015

McDowell Lady Titans soccer player Sierra Morrow will continue to pursue the dream of playing the game after high school as the senior inked with Montreat College earlier this week.

Stiwinter-Miller headed to North Greenville
Posted: April 19, 2015

Bailey Stiwinter-Miller’s first  ambitions as she walked onto the campus of North Greenville University had nothing to do with softball.

Friday 04/17/2015
Titans move closer to MAC 4A golf title
Posted: April 17, 2015

The McDowell Titans golf team continues to pad its lead in the Mountain Athletic Conference 4A race with just one match left to go on the season.

Wednesday 04/15/2015
Senior duo sparks Titan win
Posted: April 15, 2015

Brady Ruiz hit the ball and Trevor Newman pitched it, and the McDowell Titans won their second in a row.

Friday 04/10/2015
Titans headed for 5th straight MAC 4A golf title
Posted: April 10, 2015

The Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference boys’ golf season is coming down to the final stretch and the McDowell Titans are once again making their presence known on the links.

McDowell clips Jets 6-5 in 10-inning affair
Posted: April 10, 2015

The McDowell Titans have struggled offensively this season, but the bats didn’t let them down Thursday when they needed them the most.

Thursday 04/09/2015
Lady Titans avoid trap game, improve to 4-0 in MAC
Posted: April 09, 2015

With a couple marquee conference games coming up, it could have been easy for the McDowell Lady Titans to have fallen into the proverbial trap.

Titans struggle at the plate in loss to Rockets
Posted: April 09, 2015

The McDowell Titans’ quest for some offense remains unfulfilled.

Wednesday 04/08/2015
Cards, Giants open Little League season with wins
Posted: April 08, 2015

McDowell County’s Little League Baseball program opened its 2015 season last weekend with a doubleheader at historic East Marion Ball Park.

Thursday 04/02/2015
Home not so sweet for Titans
Posted: April 02, 2015

Home cooking has had somewhat of a sour taste for the McDowell Titans in the past couple weeks.

Wednesday 04/01/2015
Lady Titans pound Trailblazers
Posted: April 01, 2015

It may be spring break this week across the area, but the McDowell Lady Titans and their bats are in no hurry for a vacation.

Titans make some noise in 10-0 win
Posted: April 01, 2015

After limping along through their first eight games to the tune of 12 runs scored and a .158 batting average, the McDowell Titans sorely needed a chance to break out the whooping sticks.

Thursday 03/26/2015
Titans drop another close one
Posted: March 26, 2015

The McDowell Titans had their eyes set on getting square in the Mountain Athletic Conference during Tuesday night’s battle on the diamond.

Lady Titans keep right on rolling
Posted: March 26, 2015

The McDowell Lady Titans secured their fourth consecutive win of the season Tuesday afternoon with an easy 8-3 home victory against the Erwin Lady Warriors.

Thursday 03/19/2015
Errors plague Titans in loss to Rams
Posted: March 19, 2015

The McDowell Titans and T.C. Roberson Rams got the same number of hits – four – in Tuesday’s battle between the Mountain Athletic Conference’s 4A members.

Wednesday 03/18/2015
Lady Titans score key MAC victory
Posted: March 18, 2015

For the second time in as many games, the McDowell Lady Titans softball team combined a potent offense with a collective solid effort from its pitching staff, this time around holding off T.C. Roberson 8-6 Tuesday afternoon on the road in Skyland.

Tuesday 03/17/2015
Lady Titans snag first softball win of season
Posted: March 17, 2015

The McDowell Lady Titans, in their last tune-up before Mountain Athletic Conference play, recorded their first win of the season Monday night, holding off the Freedom Lady Patriots 6-4 at Titan Field.

Middle school softball: Lady Spartans win first two, top county rivals
Posted: March 17, 2015

The Foothills Conference jumped into overdrive with its spring sports schedule last week, and the West McDowell Lady Spartans softball team took care of business, winning its first two games of the season, including a 6-2 win at county rival East McDowell.

Friday 03/13/2015
Accolades in abundance: Lady Titans put 4 on All-MAC team
Posted: March 13, 2015

Next season’s All-Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference team is going to look mighty strange without the name Markia Stacey on it.

McDowell lands 5 in annual Blue-White games
Posted: March 13, 2015

In addition to earning All-MAC honors, a handful of McDowell High seniors were chosen to participate in the Annual Blue-White All-Star games.

MHS jayvees win softball opener
Posted: March 13, 2015

The McDowell Lady Titans junior varsity softball team fared well in its season opener earlier this week, cruising past Brevard 10-1 at Titan Field.

Thursday 03/12/2015
Lady Titans drop softball opener
Posted: March 12, 2015

The McDowell Lady Titans were hoping to open the 2015 softball season with a quality non-conference win.

Wednesday 03/11/2015
Enka edges Titans in MAC debut
Posted: March 11, 2015

The McDowell Titans varsity baseball team found themselves on the wrong end of an old-fashioned pitching duel Tuesday night at home, losing their Mountain Athletic Conference 4A/3A opener to the Enka Jets 2-1 in eight innings.

NASCAR reinstates Kurt Busch; grants him waiver for Chase
Updated: March 11, 2015 - 3:48 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch was cleared Wednesday to get back in his race car and attempt to rebuild a career that was halted two days before the Daytona 500 when NASCAR suspended him for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

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