Mar 6, 2024 - News

🏈 Speed reads: Defining the "franchise tag"

Carolina Panthers Brian Burns on the field

Under the franchise tag, Burns will make $24 million in the upcoming season if he chooses to sign it. If he does, it will essentially serve as a one-year deal. Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

🏈 The Carolina Panthers placed a franchise tag on star edge rusher Brian Burns, meaning the team can keep Burns at the end of his contract for another year if he chooses to sign it. (WBTV)

🍪 Villani's Bakery is the best bakery in North Carolina according to Yelp. (Observer 🔒)

💰 General Motors announced plans to invest $23M in its Charlotte Parts Distribution Center to increase work safety and modernize operations. (CollisionWeek)

🥪 Capriotti's, a Delaware-born sandwich shop, opened its third Charlotte-area location at Park Road Shopping Center. (Axios)

🍨 The Yard Milkshake Bar, a popular dessert shop that appeared on "Shark Tank," opened its first Charlotte location this week. (Instagram)

🏀 The Charlotte Hornets named Jeff Peterson their new EVP of basketball operations. (WBTV)

📺 Local news anchor Molly Grantham is leaving WBTV after more than 20 years at the station. (Instagram)

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