The funeral for Orange Rural Fire Department firefighters Jeff Holden was Saturday in Hillsborough, NC. The funeral drew firefighters from the surrounding area. Holden died Monday after returning from a rescue call.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is impressed with rookie tight end Ian Thomas. Newton connected with Thomas for the rookie's first NFL touchdown pass on Thursday against the Miami Dolphins at Bank of America Stadium.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson takes a knee during the singing of the national anthem at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte before Friday's preseason game against the host Carolina Panthers.
South Carolina football quarterback Jake Bentley says he prefers to spend time in the QB meeting room watching film as opposed to watching it on his team-issued iPads because he's "not a big technology guy."
Carolina Panthers special teams coordinator Chase Blackburn and assistant special teams coach Heath Farwell are both former linebackers who are bringing energy and attention to detail to work every day.
The Carolina Panthers host the Miami Dolphins in their second NFL preseason game. The Observer's Jourdan Rodrigue says these three Panthers players are likely to be the ones to watch during Friday night's game.