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NEWS

July 12, 2024
AP-Newswatch
AP- News July 12th, 2024 Biden pushes his ‘blue wall’ sprint with a Michigan trip as he makes the case for his candidacy WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and his team have been on a relentless sprint to convince lawmakers, donors and voters that he is still up for the job since his disastrous debate performance on June 27. He continues that effort Friday with a trip to Michigan, one in trio of “blue wall” states that his campaign now says is the clearest path to victory in November. That strategy is why Biden is redoubling his efforts in […]
July 12, 2024
Business News
AP-Summary Brief-Business July 12th, 2024 US wholesale inflation picked up in June in sign that some price pressures remain elevated WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale prices in the United States rose by a larger-than-expected 2.6% last month from a year earlier, a sign that some inflation pressures remain elevated. The increase, the sharpest year-over-year increase since March 2023, comes at a time when other price indicators are showing that inflation has continued to ease. The government’s producer price index — which tracks inflation before it reaches consumers — rose 0.2% from May to June after being unchanged the month before. Excluding […]
July 11, 2024
AP-Newswatch
AP- News July 11th, 2024 Biden’s candidacy faces new peril, including first Senate Democrat saying he should exit race WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s imperiled reelection campaign is hitting new trouble. Rather than urging him to stay in, House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday “it’s up to the president to decide” if he should. Celebrity donor George Clooney said he should not run, and Democratic senators expressed fresh fear about his ability to beat Republican Donald Trump. Late Wednesday, Vermont Sen. Peter Welch called on Biden to withdraw, becoming the first Senate Democrat to do so. It all […]
July 11, 2024
Business News
AP-Summary Brief-Business July 11th, 2024 US inflation cools again, potentially paving way for Fed to cut interest rates soon WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation in the United States cooled in June for a third straight month, a sign that the worst price spike in four decades is steadily fading and may soon usher in interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. In a better-than-expected report, consumer prices declined 0.1% from May to June after having remained flat the previous month, the government said Thursday. Measured from 12 months earlier, prices were up 3% in June, down from 3.3% in May. The […]
July 10, 2024

AppHealthCare Ashe Health Center Reopening July 15th

    [Jefferson, NC] – On July 15th, AppHealthCare will reopen the Ashe Health Center after being closed following water damage sustained to the building in December 2022.    “We are thrilled to welcome our patients and community back in the Ashe Health Center to continue providing compassionate and high quality health care. We remain committed to treating the whole person and meeting patients where they are. We know the temporary closure of the Ashe Health Center has presented challenges for our community, and we are appreciative of your patience in this process,” stated Jennifer Greene, Health Director/CEO, AppHealthCare.    […]
July 10, 2024
AP-Newswatch
AP- News July 10th, 2024 Biden’s candidacy faces new peril as Pelosi, Clooney and more Democrats weigh in WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s imperiled reelection campaign is hitting new trouble. Rather than urging him to stay in, on Wednesday Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi said “it’s up to the president to decide” if he should. Celebrity donor George Clooney said he should not run, and Democratic senators expressed fresh fear about his ability to beat Republican Donald Trump. It all shows how unsettled the questions over Biden’s candidacy remain among Democrats, despite Biden’s insistence he is staying in the race. […]
July 10, 2024
Business News
AP-Summary Brief-Business July 10th, 2024 Powell stresses message that US job market is cooling, a possible signal of coming rate cut WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reinforced a message that the Fed is paying growing attention to a slowing job market and not only to taming inflation, a shift that signals it’s likely to begin cutting interest rates soon. “We’re not just an inflation-targeting central bank,’’ Powell told the House Financial Services Committee on the second of two days of semi-annual testimony to Congress. “We also have an employment mandate.” The Fed chair was reiterating a point […]
July 10, 2024

Ashe County Schools Announces Employees of the Year

Ashe County Schools Superintendent Dr. Eisa Cox with Ashe Early College High School Principal Lindsey Williams (named Principal of the Year) and AEC Math Teacher Jim Ashley (Teacher of the Year winner). ACS Superintendent Dr. Eisa Cox with Ashe County Middle School Math Teacher Andy Cerillo (Rookie of the Year winner). Westwood Elementary Principal Scott Grubb and ACS Superintendent Dr. Eisa Cox with WWES Media Coordinator Mandy Keziah (Support Staff of the Year winner). (L-R): ACS Maintenance Director Anthony Leek, Ashe County High School Head Custodian Tim Walton (Classified Employee of the Year winner) and ACHS Principal Dustin Farmer.   […]
July 9, 2024
AP-Newswatch
AP- News July 9th, 2024 Beryl weakens to tropical depression after slamming into Texas as Category 1 hurricane HOUSTON (AP) — After Hurricane Beryl slammed into Texas, knocking out power to nearly 3 million homes and businesses and killing at least three people it moved east and weakened to a tropical depression. The fast-moving tempest on Monday threatened to carve a harsh path over several more states in coming days. Officials warned it could take several days to restore power after Beryl came ashore as a Category 1 hurricane and toppled 10 transmission lines and knocked down trees that took […]
July 9, 2024
Business News
AP-Summary Brief-Business July 9th, 2024 Fed’s Powell highlights slowing job market in signal that rate cuts may be nearing WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve faces a cooling job market as well as persistently high prices, Chair Jerome Powell said in written testimony Tuesday, a shift in emphasis away from the Fed’s single-minded fight against inflation that suggests it’s moving closer to cutting interest rates. The Fed has made “considerable progress” toward its goal of defeating the worst inflation spike in four decades, Powell said in testimony to the Senate Banking Committee. “Inflation has eased notably” in the past two […]
July 9, 2024
AMOREM Offers Children’s Grief Camp
  AMOREM will offer an opportunity for grieving children in the summer of 2024. This year, the organization has extended the hours of Good Mourning Children’s Grief Camp and allotted time for drop-offs and pick-ups to accommodate more children and their families.     It’s hard to recognize a child’s grief because they tend to express their emotions differently than adults. When children experience death, they may think that they are the only ones in the world who have lost a mother, father, grandparent or other loved one. At Good Mourning Children’s Grief Camp, children will learn that they are […]
July 9, 2024
K9s In Flight Frisbee Dogs are Coming to Tweetsie Railroad July 20th
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Blowing Rock, NC (July 9, 2024) – Tweetsie Railroad Welcomes Back the “Homeless to High Flying” K-9s In Flight® Frisbee Dogs Blowing Rock, N.C. (July 8, 2024) – Tweetsie Railroad invites you to experience a high flying frisbee dog show from one of the country’s top K-9s sports entertainers, K-9s In Flight Frisbee Dogs, July 20-22 and 25-28.    “We are honored to host this fan-favorite show for another season,” said Cathy Robbins of Tweetsie Railroad. “It features talented and energetic dogs that have been rescued or adopted from various shelters across the country.”    […]
July 9, 2024
Crime Stoppers Release
Release Date: July 9, 2024     “CRIME ALERT”   High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:   On Friday, June 21, 2024, at 12:00 am, two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle.  This incident occurred on Rivers Street near Bodenheimer Drive.  The suspect vehicle was described as a dark colored sport-utility vehicle, or hatchback. The suspect vehicle may have damage to one or both headlamps.  The suspect vehicle left the scene possibly traveling south on Bodenheimer Drive.   Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked […]
July 8, 2024
AP-Newswatch
AP- News July 8th, 2024 Beryl unleashes high winds, heavy rains in Texas, stranding residents and leaving 2M without power MATAGORDA, Texas (AP) — Tropical Storm Beryl was unleashing heavy rains and powerful winds along the Texas coast, knocking out power to more than 2 million homes and businesses and flooding streets with fast-rising waters. Two people were killed when trees fell on their homes. First responders raced Monday to rescue stranded residents. Police in the Houston suburb of Rosenberg urged residents to stay off the roads after one of their high-water vehicles was hit by a falling tree while […]
July 8, 2024
Business News
AP-Summary Brief-Business July 8th, 2024 Pongamia trees grow where citrus once flourished, offering renewable energy and plant-based protein An ancient tree from India is now thriving in groves where citrus trees once flourished in Florida, and could help provide the nation with renewable energy. As large parts of the Sunshine State’s once-famous citrus industry have all but dried up over the past two decades because of fatal diseases such as greening and citrus canker, some farmers are turning to the pongamia tree. The climate-resilient tree has the potential to produce plant-based proteins and a sustainable biofuel. The trees grow well […]

SPORTS

July 12, 2024
App State Announces 2024-25 JMKC Enrollment Information
  July 12, 2024   Contact: Matt Present (pr******@ap******.edu)   ONLINE: https://appstatesports.com/news/2024/7/12/athletics-app-state-announces-2024-25-jmkc-enrollment-information.aspx   BOONE, N.C. – With the 2024-25 Mountaineers Athletics season on the horizon, App State is excited for the return of the Junior Mountaineer Kids Club, presented by Wendy’s.  The JMKC is an exclusive club for those that are in eighth grade or below. Membership includes entry to various App State games and events as well as access to exclusive App State JMKC branded items.  This annual membership runs from July 12, 2024 until June 30, 2025. Individual memberships cost $35 for each child.  JMKC Membership Includes:  2024-25 membership […]
July 11, 2024
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard July 11th, 2024 Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ INTERLEAGUE   Toronto at San Francisco 3:45 p.m.     Chi Cubs at Baltimore 6:35 p.m.     Miami at Houston 8:10 p.m.   ___ AMERICAN LEAGUE   Cleveland at Detroit 1:10 p.m.     N-Y Yankees at Tampa Bay 6:50 p.m.     Oakland at Boston 7:10 p.m.     Seattle at L-A Angels 9:38 p.m.   ___ NATIONAL LEAGUE   Colorado at Cincinnati 1:10 p.m.     Washington at N-Y Mets 1:10 p.m.     Pittsburgh at Milwaukee 2:10 p.m.     L-A Dodgers […]
July 11, 2024
AP Sports
Update on the latest sports   AP-Summary Brief-Sports July 11th, 2024 Jasmine Paolini reaches her second consecutive Grand Slam final by beating Donna Vekic at Wimbledon LONDON (AP) — Jasmine Paolini has reached her second consecutive Grand Slam final with a 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) victory over Donna Vekic at Wimbledon. Paolini is the No. 7 seed at the All England Club and her win on Thursday at Centre Court follows her runner-up showing at the French Open last month. The 28-year-old Italian is the first woman to get to the title matches at the French Open and Wimbledon since […]
July 10, 2024
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard July 10th, 2024 Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ INTERLEAGUE   Chi Cubs at Baltimore 6:35 p.m.     Seattle at San Diego 6:40 p.m.     Kansas City at St. Louis 7:45 p.m.     Miami at Houston 8:10 p.m.     Toronto at San Francisco 9:45 p.m.     Kansas City 6 St. Louis 4 (Bot 9th, 1st game) ___ AMERICAN LEAGUE   Minnesota at Chi White Sox 5:40 p.m.     Cleveland at Detroit 6:40 p.m.     N-Y Yankees at Tampa Bay 6:50 p.m.     Oakland at Boston 7:10 p.m. […]
July 10, 2024
AP Sports
Update on the latest sports   AP-Summary Brief-Sports July 10th, 2024 Ex-NBA player Jontay Porter pleads guilty in case tied to gambling scandal that tanked his career NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBA player Jontay Porter has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a federal criminal case tied to the betting scandal that got him banned from the league. The former Toronto Raptors center entered the plea Wednesday at his arraignment in a New York federal court. His lawyer had previously said that Porter was cooperating with authorities while being treated for a gambling addiction. An NBA […]
July 9, 2024
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard July 9th, 2024 Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ INTERLEAGUE   Chi Cubs at Baltimore 6:35 p.m.     Kansas City at St. Louis 7:45 p.m.     Miami at Houston 8:10 p.m.     Seattle at San Diego 9:40 p.m.     Toronto at San Francisco 9:45 p.m.   ___ AMERICAN LEAGUE   Cleveland at Detroit 6:40 p.m.     N-Y Yankees at Tampa Bay 6:50 p.m.     Oakland at Boston 7:10 p.m.     Minnesota at Chi White Sox 8:10 p.m.     Texas at L-A Angels 9:38 p.m.   ___ NATIONAL […]
July 9, 2024
AP Sports
Update on the latest sports   AP-Summary Brief-Sports July 9th, 2024 Biden says he won’t step aside. But if he does, here’s why Harris is the favorite to replace him WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden insists that only “the Lord Almighty” can convince him to quit the presidential race. If he changes his mind, however, or if those leading a mutiny against him succeed in sparking a floor fight after the Democratic National Convention opens on Aug. 19, Biden’s running mate, Vice President Kamala Harris, is the best positioned to replace him as the party’s nominee. She is his […]
July 8, 2024
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard July 8th, 2024 Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ AMERICAN LEAGUE   Cleveland at Detroit 6:40 p.m.     Minnesota at Chi White Sox 8:10 p.m.     Texas at L-A Angels 9:38 p.m.   ___ NATIONAL LEAGUE   St. Louis at Washington 4:05 p.m.     Colorado at Cincinnati 7:10 p.m.     Atlanta at Arizona 9:40 p.m.   Final Pittsburgh 8 N.Y. Mets 2   ___
July 8, 2024
AP Sports
Update on the latest sports   AP-Summary Brief-Sports July 8th, 2024 UConn, coach Dan Hurley agree to 6-year, $50 million deal a month after he spurned offer from Lakers STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn and men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley have agreed to a six-year, $50 million contract through the 2029-30 season, nearly a month after he turned down a lucrative offer to coach the Los Angeles Lakers. Hurley, who passed on guiding the storied NBA club to return to the two-time defending NCAA champions, can also earn more through performance-based incentives, a Monday release from the school stated. He […]
July 5, 2024
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard July 5th, 2024 Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ INTERLEAGUE   Chi White Sox at Miami 7:10 p.m.     Detroit at Cincinnati 7:10 p.m.     San Francisco at Cleveland 7:10 p.m.     Kansas City at Colorado 8:10 p.m.   Final Chicago Cubs 5 L.A. Angels 1   ___ AMERICAN LEAGUE   Boston at N-Y Yankees 7:05 p.m.     Tampa Bay at Texas 8:05 p.m.     Houston at Minnesota 8:10 p.m.     Baltimore at Oakland 9:40 p.m.     Toronto at Seattle 9:40 p.m.   ___ NATIONAL LEAGUE   N-Y […]
July 5, 2024
AP Sports
Update on the latest sports   AP-Summary Brief-Sports July 5th, 2024 Merino last-gasp goal sends Spain to Euro 2024 semis after dramatic extra-time win over Germany STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Substitute Mikel Merino has headed Spain into the semifinals at the European Championship as his goal in the final minute of extra time saw La Roja snatch a 2-1 win over Germany and brought an end to Toni Kroos’ career. Florian Wirtz’s equaliser in the last minute had sent the intense quarterfinal between two of the best teams in the tournament to extra time. Dani Olmo netted the opener early […]
July 3, 2024
Chirico, Holderbach Ink Professional Baseball Contracts
  July 3, 2024   Contact: Matt Present (pr******@ap******.edu)   Online: https://appstatesports.com/news/2024/7/3/chirico-holderbach-ink-professional-baseball-contracts.aspx   BOONE, N.C. – Right-handed pitcher Dante Chirico and first baseman Drew Holderbach from App State have signed professional baseball contracts with the Florence Y’alls.   The Y’alls compete in Florence, Ky., and are a member of the Frontier League, an independent professional baseball league that operates as one of Major League Baseball’s partner leagues.   “I’m thrilled for Dante and Drew,” head coach Kermit Smith said. “They are two guys who love the game and have an opportunity to continue their career. They will make the most of this […]
July 3, 2024
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard July 3rd, 2024 Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ INTERLEAGUE   Boston at Miami 6:40 p.m.     Cincinnati at N-Y Yankees 7:05 p.m.     San Diego at Texas 8:05 p.m.   ___ AMERICAN LEAGUE   Chi White Sox at Cleveland 6:40 p.m.     Houston at Toronto 7:07 p.m.     Detroit at Minnesota 8:10 p.m.     Tampa Bay at Kansas City 8:10 p.m.     L-A Angels at Oakland 9:40 p.m.     Baltimore at Seattle 10:10 p.m.   ___ NATIONAL LEAGUE   St. Louis at Pittsburgh 6:40 p.m.     […]
July 3, 2024
AP Sports
Update on the latest sports   AP-Summary Brief-Sports July 3rd, 2024 Banned NBA player Jontay Porter will be charged in betting case, court papers indicate NEW YORK (AP) — Court papers indicate that former Toronto Raptors player Jontay Porter will be charged with a federal felony connected to the sports betting scandal that spurred the NBA to ban him for life. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn filed what’s known as a criminal information sheet on Tuesday. The document doesn’t specify a court date or the charge or charges. But it does show the case is related to an existing prosecution of […]
June 28, 2024
AP Scorecard
AP-Scorecard June 28, 2024 Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ INTERLEAGUE   Washington at Tampa Bay 6:50 p.m.     Colorado at Chi White Sox 7:10 p.m.     Houston at N-Y Mets 7:10 p.m.     San Diego at Boston 7:10 p.m.     Oakland at Arizona 9:40 p.m.   ___ AMERICAN LEAGUE   Texas at Baltimore 7:05 p.m.     N-Y Yankees at Toronto 7:07 p.m.     Cleveland at Kansas City 8:10 p.m.     Detroit at L-A Angels 9:38 p.m.     Minnesota at Seattle 9:40 p.m.   ___ NATIONAL LEAGUE   […]

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