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August 8, 2020

News Service Report, Author at Salisbury Post

Elections

Top state lawmakers want a presidential debate in N.C.

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — At a time when many voters are growing weary of the contentious campaign ads that have ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, August 7, 2020 5:16 pm

Business

US hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring slowed in July as the coronavirus outbreak worsened, and the government’s jobs report offered signs Friday that the economic damage ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, August 7, 2020 5:14 pm

Sports

Newton embracing new challenge, fresh start with Patriots

By Kyle Hightower AP Sports Writer Cam Newton is the first to admit he’s still getting used to his new life as a member of ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, August 7, 2020 5:08 pm

Education

Most NC parents won’t have option to send kid back to school

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH  — When K-12 public school students in North Carolina resume classes this fall, the vast majority of ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, August 7, 2020 4:46 pm

Local

Gov. Cooper: Trump’s coronavirus strategy ‘nonexistent’

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s administration still lacks a sufficient ... Read more

by News Service Report, Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:32 pm

Local

Business, assembly, mask mandates extended longer in NC

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina’s COVID-19 restrictions keeping some businesses with higher risks for spreading the virus closed and mass ... Read more

by News Service Report, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:47 pm

News

Tropical Storm Isaias drives wild weather up I-95

By Bryan Anderson and Sarah Blake Morgan Associated Press WINDSOR — At least four people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:53 pm

Local

Isaias downgraded to tropical storm over eastern N. Carolina

By Sarah Blake Morgan Associated Press NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Hurricane Isaias has been downgraded down to a tropical storm after making landfall near ... Read more

by News Service Report, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:03 am

News

SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

By Marcia Dunn AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:53 pm

Elections

RNC: Decision on private Trump renomination vote not final

By Kevin Freking Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:28 pm

Racing

Keselowski wins in New Hampshire for third win since shutdown

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer LOUDON, N.H. — With about 70 laps to go in his back-and-forth battle against Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin radioed ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:24 pm

Sports

Panthers DT Short anxious for return despite COVID-19

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE — Panthers two-time Pro Bowler Kawann Short thought about opting out, but the 6-foot-3, 315-pound defensive tackle simply ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:21 pm

Local

North Carolina officials caution residents about Isaias

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper cautioned residents on Sunday not to overlook the potential threats of Tropical Storm Isaias, which has weakened ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:18 pm

News

Isaias nears virus-hit Florida after lashing the Bahamas

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Early bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida’s east coast before dawn Sunday as authorities warily eyed the approaching ... Read more

by News Service Report, Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:08 am

Local

Cooper: Hurricane brings “double trouble” with virus

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency on Friday to help prepare for Hurricane ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:04 pm

Nation/World

Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:00 am

Nation/World

Astronauts pack up for rare splashdown in SpaceX capsule Sunday afternoon

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two U.S. astronauts about to make the first splashdown return in 45 years said ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:00 am

Coronavirus

Students begin returning to college campuses with virus protocols in place

By BRYAN ANDERSON and JOHN RABY Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — The first wave of college students returning to their dorms aren’t finding the typical ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:00 am

News

Judge orders release of videos in man’s jail death in Forsyth County

By TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Two videos showing a jailed North Carolina man restrained in what reports described as a “hog-tie” ... Read more

by News Service Report, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:00 am

News

Bahamas, Florida brace as new Hurricane Isaias bears down

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Forecasters declared a hurricane watch for parts of the Florida coastline on Friday as Hurricane Isaias drenched the Bahamas ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, July 31, 2020 12:01 pm

News

Utilities told to hold off on disconnections

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina regulators have told the state’s big for-profit electric, natural gas and water utilities to ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, July 31, 2020 12:20 am

News

NCDOT chief operating officer out

Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — A top executive’s departure from the North Carolina Department of Transportation has nothing to do with state Treasurer Dale Folwell’s ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, July 31, 2020 12:19 am

Nation/World

Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal virus toll

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic sent the U.S. economy plunging by a record-shattering 32.9% annual ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, July 31, 2020 12:16 am

Sports

7-inning games coming for doubleheaders

By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Shortened season, shorter games. Big league doubleheaders will now become a pair of seven-inning games, ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, July 31, 2020 12:12 am

Nation/World

Prosecutor: No charges for officer in Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri

By JIM SALTER Associated Press CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County’s prosecutor announced Thursday that he will not charge the former police officer who ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, July 31, 2020 12:00 am

Nation/World

Trump offers, Democrats reject fix for $600 jobless benefit

By ANDREW TAYLOR and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With aid expiring, the White House offered a short-term extension Thursday of a $600 ... Read more

by News Service Report, Friday, July 31, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

John McNamara, manager of ill-fated ’86 Red Sox, dies at 88

By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — John McNamara, who managed the Boston Red Sox to within one strike of a World Series ... Read more

by News Service Report, Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:00 am

Sports

Colorado State pauses football after 8 positive cases

Associated Press Colorado State says it will pause football team activities after eight known positive tests for COVID-19. A full team test will be administered ... Read more

by News Service Report, Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:00 am

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