UNDATED (AP) -- Folks in Denver will be rooting for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Of course, we're not talking about fans in Denver, Colorado, but those in Denver, North Carolina. The unincorporated town is about a half-hour from Charlotte. They're now calling their town the Denver of the East. Restaurant owner Michael Bryant says it's pretty cool that their Denver is getting a moment in the media spotlight. And the Mustangs mascot of the local high school looks a lot like the Denver Broncos logo. This Sunday the Panthers and the Broncos will meet in Super Bowl 50.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Kristen Williams has a "suite" Super Bowl deal. She and three friends will get to spend the night before the big game in a suite at Levi's Stadium. It's been converted into a bedroom for the night. The Eagle River, Alaska, woman won the prize in a Marriott promotion. They will be the first fans ever to sleep over in a Super Bowl stadium and they'll be the first fans in the stadium Sunday. Williams will get to stay and watch the big game from the stands with her husband and parents.
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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- Kids in one Colorado school district can wear Cam Newton's jersey, but not Peyton Manning's. It's not that officials in the Greeley-Evans school district favor the Carolina Panthers over the Denver Broncos. All clothing with the number 18 is banned, not just Manning's jersey. Officials say a few other numbers are also barred, because they're associated with local gangs. District spokeswoman Theresa Myers tells the Greeley Tribune people have gotten used to the restrictions.
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) -- These aren't selfies being shared on Facebook. The mayor of Mount Vernon, New York, wants to see pothole pics. Mayor Richard Thomas is asking folks to share their photos of street craters on his Facebook page. Ice and snow can get into cracks in the pavement this time of year and potholes often result. Thomas says Mount Vernon street crews will take advantage of any warm spells to get cracking on the cracks.