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May 8, 2021

News Service Report, Author at Salisbury Post

Business

Weak jobs report spurs questions about big fed spending

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden insists an unexpected slowdown in companies’ hiring is clear new proof the U.S. needs ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 am

News

Judge limits footage that family can see of deputy shooting in Elizabeth City

By BEN FINLEY Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Family members of a Black man who was fatally shot in his car by sheriff’s deputies ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 am

Business

Former NHL player to open mobster themed bar in Raleigh

By DREW JACKSON The News & Observer RALEIGH (AP) — While it’s named after a famous mobster, Teets is no speakeasy. Teets Bar, from brothers ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 am

Nation/World

California population declines for first time

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s population fell by more than 182,000 last year, the first yearly loss ever recorded for ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 am

News

GOP leaders differ on bottom line for state spending

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — A big question within North Carolina state government at the start of the year was whether ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 am

News

Police: Man killed in shootout with officers in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — A man found dead after a house fire and standoff with police died from a gunshot wound during a shootout with officers, ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:00 am

News

At funeral, fallen Watauga deputies remembered as ‘heroes’

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — The sheriff was already running late to the office when a woman pleaded for him to ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:00 am

Coronavirus

More than half of North Carolinians have now taken at least one vaccine shot

Associated Press RALEIGH — Most North Carolina adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot, according to data released by the state Department of ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:00 am

Nation/World

US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

By Jamey Keaten and Zeke Miller Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday joined calls for more sharing of the technology behind COVID-19 ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:10 pm

News

As demand drops, Cooper visits vaccine clinic to urge usage

By Hannah Smoot Charlotte Observer CHARLOTTE — In a stop at the Mecklenburg EMS Agency COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper praised the work ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:10 pm

News

NC lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a proposal to prevent state and local governments from firing ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:08 pm

News

N.C. bill banning Down syndrome abortions nears floor vote

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — A North Carolina bill prohibiting pregnant women from seeking abortions on the basis of a prenatal ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:07 pm

Coronavirus

N.C. lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a proposal to prevent state and local governments from ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:39 pm

Local

Rowan Public Library joins initiative to help people with digital connectivity

SALISBURY — Through a state partnership, the Rowan Public Library will offer assistance to local residents who need help with digital connectivity, devices and other ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:22 pm

Local

Mocksville to dissolve police department

MOCKSVILLE (AP) — Officials in Mocksville are dissolving the town’s police department and entering a contract with the county sheriff’s office. News outlets report that ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:42 am

News

NC police reform package approved by Senate committee

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — A criminal justice reform package focused on targeting insubordinate and overly aggressive officers while giving more mental ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:06 am

News

NC Senate eases caps on income, grants for K-12 scholarships

RALEIGH (AP) — Qualifying income levels and maximum grants would rise for North Carolina’s publicly funded scholarship program for K-12 students to attend private schools ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 11:55 pm

Nation/World

Biden aims to vaccinate 70% of American adults by July 4

By Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday set a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 11:55 pm

Nation/World

US to launch trade talks on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The U.S. top trade negotiator will begin talks with the World Trade Organization on ways to overcome intellectual property issues that ... Read more

by News Service Report, Monday, May 3, 2021 12:35 am

Nation/World

3 killed, 27 hospitalized after boat capsizes off San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Three people were killed and more than two dozen others were hospitalized Sunday after a boat capsized and broke apart in ... Read more

by News Service Report, Monday, May 3, 2021 12:29 am

News

Mourners gathering Monday for funeral of Andrew Brown Jr.

ELIZABETH CITY (AP) — Mourners will gather on Monday for the funeral of Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man shot and killed by deputies in ... Read more

by News Service Report, Monday, May 3, 2021 12:21 am

Sports

Heat move into 6th place in East; beat Hornets 121-111

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The NBA playoffs are approaching and the defending Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat are starting to play like it. Bam Adebayo had ... Read more

by News Service Report, Monday, May 3, 2021 12:16 am

Racing

Ex-NASCAR driver Eric McClure dies at 42; autopsy pending

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure died Sunday, his family and the series said. He was 42. No details were given about ... Read more

by News Service Report, Monday, May 3, 2021 12:13 am

News

Helicopter pilot killed in North Carolina crash

WINGATE (AP) — A helicopter pilot has died after a crash in North Carolina. The Union County Sheriff’s Office said the helicopter was cropdusting fields ... Read more

by News Service Report, Monday, May 3, 2021 12:11 am

News

Sheriff: Boone shooter attacked father days earlier

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — A gunman who killed his mother, father-in-law, two sheriff’s deputies and died at the scene of ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:18 am

News

Deputy shooting becomes part of city’s long history on race

By Ben Finley Associated Press ELIZABETH CITY — The murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was wrapping up when Dakwon Gibbs told ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:16 am

News

Buttigieg in NC to pitch infrastructure plan

RALEIGH (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris visited North Carolina’s capital city on Friday to promote ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, May 1, 2021 12:14 am

Nation/World

Mars helicopter gets an extra month of flying

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s little Mars helicopter has gotten a reprieve. Instead of wrapping up flight tests ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, May 1, 2021 12:00 am

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