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September 23, 2022
SkyLine Annual Membership Meeting Scheduled; Customer Appreciation Day Set for September 30
  WEST JEFFERSON, N.C. –   SkyLine Membership Corporation’s 66th Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday morning, October 4, and again this year members will have one of two options to participate.   The 2022 Annual Meeting will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 4, at SkyLine’s Annex facility near the corporate campus and will comprise a brief business session with reports from officers, election of directors, video presentation of scholarship winners and the announcement of door prizes.  Safety protocols will be observed, including socially-distanced seating, and masks will be available.   To fulfill the requirements in establishing a quorum to proceed with the meeting and member participation in the election of directors, members may register early for the meeting by visiting their local SkyLine Customer Center the week of September 26 and receive related information, including the agenda, official ballot for the election of directors and the Annual Meeting Report. A voting station will be set up at each Customer Center location, where members may cast their ballots and drop them in secure ballot boxes. A video recording of the busi­ness session will be aired on SkyZhone Channels 1 and 1001 at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 6 and again at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 8. The business session also will be posted to SkyLine’s website (www.skybest.com/AnnualMeeting) on October 6. Same-day registration for the meeting is sched­uled from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, October 4, at SkyLine’s Annex, […]
September 15, 2022
AP-NC Newswatch
North Carolina News RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s two major-party U.S. Senate candidates have agreed to participate in a televised debate next month. The campaigns of Democrat Cheri Beasley and Republican Ted Budd said on Wednesday they would participate in an Oct. 7 debate that will be aired on Spectrum News 1. The cable channel also confirmed the debate. Budd’s participation comes after he declined to join his Republican competitors in four televised debates leading up to the May primary. There were no Senate Democratic primary debates on TV, as Beasley’s top rivals dropped out of the race months before the election.   RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nearly six years after extreme rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Matthew damaged many North Carolina homes, some homeowners are still left waiting on repairs. Some residents have spent years in motels or other temporary housing accommodations while a North Carolina agency makes slow progress spending federal funds for long-term hurricane recovery. A bipartisan General Assembly committee investigating the delays held its first meeting Wednesday on the four-year anniversary of when Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina. Co-Chair Rep. John Bell’s district along the Neuse River incurred some of the worst flooding damage statewide. He said he’s seeking accountability on behalf of his displaced constituents.
September 15, 2022
Financial News
September 15, 2022 Biden: Tentative railway labor deal reached, averting strike WASHINGTON (AP) — Under a tentative railway labor deal avoiding a strike that could’ve devastated the U.S. economy, workers will receive 24% raises and $5,000 in bonuses. Railroads agree to ease strict attendance policies to address some union concerns about working conditions. Railroad workers will be able to take unpaid days off for doctor’s appointments without being penalized. The unions that represent conductors and engineers had pressed hard for changes in the attendance rules. President Joe Biden announced the deal Thursday and says it’ll keep the “critical rail system” working. A strike starting Friday could’ve shut rail lines across the country. The tentative agreement goes to union members for a vote.   Buttigieg awards big fed grant to dismantle racist highway WASHINGTON (AP) — A plan to dismantle a 1-mile-long depressed freeway that was built in Detroit by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago is a big winner of federal money. The $104.6 million for the Interstate 375 project is the first Biden administration grant being awarded to tear down a racially divisive roadway. The grant is among $1.5 billion in transportation grants being handed out Thursday to 26 projects nationwide thanks to increased funding from the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law. Advocates say the money is a key first step that will inspire dozens of citizen-led efforts underway in other cities to dismantle highways.   Commuters dodge headaches as […]
September 14, 2022
AP-NC Newswatch
North Carolina News RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wants the General Assembly to pass legislation exempting individuals from state income tax on the student loan forgiveness announced by President Joe Biden. North Carolina appears to be one of a half-dozen states where the value of that forgiveness would be subject to state tax without a change. The White House has said the student loan forgiveness — up to $20,000 for some — is exempt from federal income tax. Cooper said Wednesday that it was a question of fairness, since the General Assembly gave preferred tax treatment to businesses benefitting from Paycheck Protection Program loans.   RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nearly six years after extreme rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Matthew damaged many North Carolina homes, some homeowners are still left waiting on repairs. Some residents have spent years in motels or other temporary housing accommodations while a North Carolina agency makes slow progress spending federal funds for long-term hurricane recovery. A new bipartisan General Assembly committee investigating the delays holds its first meeting Wednesday on the four-year anniversary of when Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina. Co-Chair Rep. John Bell’s district along the Neuse River incurred some of the worst flooding damage statewide. He said he’s seeking accountability on behalf of his displaced constituents.   RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s electricity regulators are starting what could be weeks of testimony over proposals by Duke […]
September 14, 2022
Financial News
Driven by consumers, US inflation grows more persistent WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. inflation is showing signs of entering a more stubborn phase that will likely require drastic action by the Federal Reserve, a shift that has panicked financial markets and heightens the risks of a recession. Some of the longtime drivers of higher inflation — spiking gas prices, supply chain snarls, soaring used-car prices — are fading. Yet underlying measures of inflation are actually worsening. And the ongoing evolution of the forces behind an inflation rate that’s near a four-decade high has made it harder for the Fed to wrestle it under control.   US wholesale inflation declines in August to still-high 8.7% WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation at the wholesale level jumped 8.7% in August from a year earlier, a slowdown from July yet still a painfully high level that suggests prices will keep spiking for months to come. The government also said that on a month-to-month basis, the producer price index — which measures inflation before it reaches consumers — declined 0.1% from July to August, the second straight monthly decline. Yet the better readings mostly reflect plunging gas prices and don’t necessarily point to a broader slowdown in inflation. On Tuesday, the government reported that consumer inflation was rampant across much of the economy in August.   One union rejects deal days ahead of rail strike deadline OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Members of one union are rejecting a […]
September 13, 2022
Financial News
US inflation still stubbornly high despite August slowdown WASHINGTON (AP) — Lower gas costs slowed U.S. inflation for a second straight month in August, but most other prices across the economy kept rising — evidence that inflation remains a heavy burden for American households. Consumer prices rose 8.3% from a year earlier and 0.1% from July. But the jump in “core” prices, which exclude volatile food and energy costs, was especially worrisome. It outpaced expectations and ignited fear that the Federal Reserve will boost interest rates more aggressively and raise the risk of a recession. Fueled by high rents, medical care and new cars, core prices leaped 6.3% for the year ending in August and 0.6% from July to August, the government said Tuesday.   Twitter whistleblower cites security flaws before Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — A former security chief at Twitter told Congress that the social media platform is plagued by weak cyber defenses that make it vulnerable to exploitation by “teenagers, thieves and spies” and put the privacy of its users at risk. Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, a respected cybersecurity expert, appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to lay out his allegations Tuesday. “I am here today because Twitter leadership is misleading the public, lawmakers, regulators and even its own board of directors,” Zatko said as he began his sworn testimony. Zatko was the head of security for the influential platform until he was fired early this year.   Stocks […]
September 13, 2022
AP-NC Newswatch
North Carolina News RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another divided ruling has been issued by North Carolina’s Supreme Court related to photo voter identification. The justices ruled 4-3 — with registered Democrats in the majority — that oral arguments over the constitutionality of a 2018 voter ID law will be held next month. Friday’s order grants a request by minority voters who sued to overturn the law approved by the General Assembly. Republicans could retake the court’s majority if they win one of two seats in November. Last month the court ruled 4-3 it was possible that a constitutional amendment mandating photo ID — separate from the challenged law — could be struck down.
September 9, 2022
AP-NC Newswatch
North Carolina News WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a man has been charged with murder after he turned up at a police department to report a dead woman in his car. Wake Forest police say officers responded to a report of a shooting at a gas station on Wednesday, but couldn’t find a victim. More than an hour later, police in neighboring Youngsville reported that a man arrived at the police department there to report a dead woman in his car in the parking lot. Wake Forest officers responded and confirmed that the incident was related to the gas station shooting report. Police say Terrance Hartsfield has been charged with murder and possession of firearm by felon. Police say the woman who was killed, Jacqueline Beckwith, was in a relationship with Hartsfield.
September 9, 2022
Financial News
US inflation still stubbornly high despite August slowdown WASHINGTON (AP) — Lower gas costs slowed U.S. inflation for a second straight month in August, but most other prices across the economy kept rising — evidence that inflation remains a heavy burden for American households. Consumer prices rose 8.3% from a year earlier and 0.1% from July. But the jump in “core” prices, which exclude volatile food and energy costs, was especially worrisome. It outpaced expectations and ignited fear that the Federal Reserve will boost interest rates more aggressively and raise the risk of a recession. Fueled by high rents, medical care and new cars, core prices leaped 6.3% for the year ending in August and 0.6% from July to August, the government said Tuesday.   Twitter whistleblower cites security flaws before Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — A former security chief at Twitter told Congress that the social media platform is plagued by weak cyber defenses that make it vulnerable to exploitation by “teenagers, thieves and spies” and put the privacy of its users at risk. Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, a respected cybersecurity expert, appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to lay out his allegations Tuesday. “I am here today because Twitter leadership is misleading the public, lawmakers, regulators and even its own board of directors,” Zatko said as he began his sworn testimony. Zatko was the head of security for the influential platform until he was fired early this year.   Stocks […]
September 8, 2022
AP-NC Newswatch
North Carolina News CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a man shot by officers during a foot chase at a mall last week has died. Concord Police Chief Gary Gacek announced Tuesday that Dominic Jeter of Charlotte died over the weekend, according to the medical examiner’s office. News outlets reported that officers shot and critically wounded Jeter during a chase in Concord Mills Mall on August 31, after police say he fired at officers. Officers responding to the mall for a report of stolen credit cards and three suspects ran when officers approached. Police say Jeter fired at Officers Jeremy Howarth and Maria Westphal and they returned fire. Jeter was taken to a hospital in critical condition and two other suspects were arrested.   KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Another sports-gambling venue has opened in North Carolina. This time it’s at the temporary casino started by the Catawba Nation last year along Interstate 85 near the South Carolina border. The Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain opened the sports book on Tuesday. The state’s other two sports books opened last year at casinos operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee and Murphy. The Catawba Nation is based in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The tribe got the U.S. Interior Department to put into trust acreage in Cleveland County, North Carolina, on which to build the casino.
September 8, 2022
Financial News
European Central Bank makes largest-ever interest rate hike FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has made its largest-ever interest rate increase to combat record inflation that is squeezing consumers and pushing the 19 countries that use the euro currency toward recession. The bank’s 25-member governing council raised its key benchmarks by an unprecedented three-quarters of a percentage point Thursday. The ECB joined the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks in the global stampede of rapid rate hikes. Russia’s war in Ukraine has fueled inflation in Europe, with Russia sharply reducing supplies of cheap natural gas used to heat homes, generate electricity and run factories. That has driven up gas prices by 10 times or more.   Truss: UK to cap domestic energy prices, end fracking ban LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Liz Truss says her Conservative government will cap domestic energy prices for homes and businesses to ease the cost-of-living crisis. She also says she will approve more North Sea oil drilling and lift a ban on fracking to increase the United Kingdom’s domestic energy supply. Truss told lawmakers Thursday that the two-year “energy price guarantee” means average household bills will be no more than 2,500 pounds a year for heating and electricity. Bills had been due to rise to 3,500 pounds pounds a year beginning in October, triple the costs of a year ago. Critics say that means taxpayers will have to foot the bill, […]
September 6, 2022
Financial News
Airlines count on business travelers to keep recovery going DALLAS (AP) — The summer vacation season is winding down, and for airlines that means the return of business travelers is very important. Leisure travel in the United States is roughly back to pre-pandemic levels, but airlines say business is still about 25% below 2019 levels. Business travelers generally pay higher fares, so the absence of so many of them has an outsized impact on airline revenue and profit. The Global Business Travel Association predicts that corporate travel won’t fully return until mid-2026. Experts say business travel is lagging behind because many white-collar workers still have not returned to their offices, and some trips are being replaced by video meetings.   EXPLAINER: Europe struggles with crisis as Russia cuts gas FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe is struggling to contain an energy crisis as Russia throttles back supplies of natural gas. European officials say it’s a pressure game over their support for Ukraine after Russia’s invasion. The job now is to conserve energy, line up new supplies, and cushion the impact on the poor who can’t afford to pay increasingly higher utility bills. Europe has made some progress in finding new gas supplies by ship and in filling underground gas storage to get through the winter heating season. The goal is to avoid rolling blackouts or widespread shutdowns of energy-intensive industries as the weather gets colder.   Stocks drift mostly lower on […]
September 2, 2022
AP-NC Newswatch
North Carolina News A North Carolina police chief says one person was killed and two were injured in an apparent stabbing at a high school. Jacksonville Police Chief Mike Yaniero said Thursday that two minors were taken to the hospital with injuries and that one later died after the attack at Northside High School in Jacksonville. He said a teacher was also injured but not stabbed. The police department said later Thursday that three teens have been charged.   RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s education department has released student test scores and school performance grades for the past school year. They show hundreds of additional public schools are now labeled as low-performing compared to the last time the designation was calculated in 2019. That’s based on passing rates on exams and exceeding growth expectations on those tests. But other data from the Department of Public Instruction also released Thursday showed student scores improved overall in the 2021-22 school year compared to the year before, which was marked by COVID-19 instructional restrictions. An earlier DPI analysis found significant learning losses during the pandemic.  
September 2, 2022
Financial News
Slower US job gain in August could aid Fed’s inflation fight WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers slowed their hiring in August in the face of rising interest rates, high inflation and sluggish consumer spending, all of which weakened the outlook for the economy. The government reported that the economy added 315,000 jobs last month, down from 526,000 in July and below the average gain of the previous three months. The unemployment rate rose to 3.7%, from a half-century low of 3.5% in July, as more Americans came off the sidelines to look for jobs. The smaller August gain will likely be welcomed by the Federal Reserve. The Fed is rapidly raising interest rates to try to cool hiring and wage growth, which have been consistently strong. Stocks open higher after jobs report didn’t come in too hot Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after a solid report on the jobs market last month that also didn’t came in too high. The government reported that hiring slowed last month, which is exactly what policymakers want to happen in order to cool off inflation. The addition of the 315,000 jobs was also in line with what forecasters were expecting, a thankful lack of surprises that investors found reassuring. The S&P 500 was up just under a half a percent in the early going Friday, but is still headed for its third weekly loss in a row. When autumn leaves start to […]
August 25, 2022
AP-NC Newswatch
North Carolina News RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s education department says early-grade students made marked improvements in reading and literacy skills during the last school year. The gains announced on Thursday came during the first full school year of a new initiative contained within a 2021 state law designed to improve reading proficiency. The Department of Public Instruction says children in kindergarten through third grade were formally assessed at the beginning and end of the school year, with the results compared to similar assessments in other states. DPI says North Carolina students made greater gains over the year compared to students elsewhere.   ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has indicated that the case of a transgender inmate suing North Carolina for gender affirming medical care may be likely to proceed. Kanautica Zayre-Brown sued North Carolina’s Department of Public Safety in April, claiming the prison system has failed to regularly dispense Zayre-Brown’s prescribed hormones and has denied her request for surgical procedure to construct a vagina. The Charlotte Observer reports that U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn said Tuesday that he may issue an order to reject the state’s motion to dismiss and says he intends to hear arguments in the case. Cogburn says the case is important to deciding whether people in custody have a right to gender affirming surgery and care.   CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A local North Carolina district attorney has announced she won’t prosecute […]
September 23, 2022
Husky Sports Schedule for Week of September 26th
  Monday 9/26/2022   Volleyball @ South Caldwell (4:30/6:00) Tennis Home vs Hibriten (4:00) Soccer Home vs Alexander Central (4:30/6:00)   Tuesday 9/27/2022   Golf @ Mimosa Hills (3:00)   Wednesday 9/28/2022   Volleyball Home vs Watauga (4:30/6:00) Soccer @ Hibriten (4:30/6:00) Tennis @ Freedom (4:00) Cross Country @ Wilkes Central   Thursday 9/29/2022   JV Football @ Alexander Central (7:00)   Friday 9/30/2022   Varsity Football Home vs Alexander Central (7:30) HOMECOMING        
September 23, 2022
Previewing App State-JMU on Black Saturday
  BOONE, N.C. — Mousetraps. Meatballs. Another Miracle. Next up: JMU. ESPN College GameDay’s visit to App State and the subsequent Hail Mary victory against Troy, dubbed “Miracle on the Mountain: Part 2” during Adam Witten’s radio call, with WASU student broadcaster Jeffrey Marchin enthusiastically yelling, “Holy Mother Meatballs” on his call, made for a High Country day to never forget. That win capped a week with visible “Don’t Take the Cheese” messaging to a team riding high from beating No. 6 Texas A&M. That was last Saturday. This is Black Saturday. A crazy September for the Mountaineers (2-1, 1-0) continues with another home game, this one against FBS newcomer James Madison (2-0, 0-0). With kickoff scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on ESPN+, it will be the first Sun Belt Conference game for the Dukes, who opened the season with dominant wins against Middle Tennessee (44-7) and FCS-level Norfolk State (63-7) before having a bye on perhaps the busiest home Saturday in App State Football history. “What I’m excited the most about is how we compete to the very end,” App State head coach Shawn Clark said. There’s plenty of shared FCS history between the Mountaineers and Dukes, including a Kidd Brewer Stadium ending in 2007 that’s on par with the wild finishes from the two “Miracle on the Mountain” games, but now they’ll face off annually as Sun Belt East Division foes. Since its 2014 transition to FBS football, App […]
September 23, 2022
App State Leads Way in Sun Belt Academic Honors for 2021-22
  NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference placed more than 2,000 student-athletes to the Commissioner’s List and Academic Honor Roll for the 2021-22 school year, and App State had a league-high 211 selections on the two lists. The Mountaineers had 91 Academic Honor Roll selections to tie Troy for first place in that category. With 120 members of the Commissioner’s List, App State and South Alabama were the two universities with more than 110 in that category. The Commissioner’s List honors student-athletes who earned a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) or better during the 2020-21 academic year. The Academic Honor Roll honors those student-athletes who maintained a GPA between 3.00 and 3.49 for the academic year. “We celebrate the academic achievements of these remarkable student-athletes,” Sun Belt Commissioner Keith Gill said. “We’re extremely proud of their ability to shine at academics while competing in their sports at the highest level.” Sun Belt student-athletes charted a combined average GPA of 3.19 for the 2021-22 academic year. All Sun Belt programs in the sports of women’s cross country, women’s golf, women’s soccer and volleyball boasted an average GPA of 3.0 or better. Across the entire Sun Belt Conference, women’s golf student-athletes recorded the highest collective GPA at 3.57.    
September 21, 2022
App State Games vs. Robert Morris and Old Dominion Sold Out
  BOONE, N.C. — App State’s unprecedented season rolls along with the announcement that reserved seat tickets have sold out for the Oct. 29 Homecoming game against Robert Morris and the Nov. 19 Heroes Day/Senior Day matchup with Old Dominion.   The only tickets available for either game are in the Rock Garden premium on-field area in the north end zone. Purchase Rock Garden tickets here.   Current App State students will be emailed the instructions to opt in for mobile student tickets during game weeks. Ticket priority and 30-minute early admission is given to Student Yosef Club members (Join the Student Yosef Club now for priority access.) Once student tickets have been allocated, if there is any remaining ticket inventory, the athletic ticket office will send an email with information about how to purchase student guest tickets.   Game times and TV designations for the Robert Morris and Old Dominion games are expected to be announced by ESPN and the Sun Belt Conference 12 days ahead of each game.   Tickets for six of the Mountaineers’ seven home games have now sold out, with reserved seats left only for the Oct. 19 Wednesday night tilt against Georgia State. Season tickets sold out in July. Last fall, App State set Sun Belt and school season attendance records, which are on pace to be shattered again this season.   New for remaining home football games: For the safety of our fans, […]
September 21, 2022
Three App State students win ‘free ride’ for a year with College GameDay posters
Poster contest winner and App State junior Annilyn Impara, ESPN College GameDay reporter Jess Sims, poster contest winner and App State freshman Zack Carr, App State Chancellor Sheri Everts and poster contest winner and App State sophomore Ethan Cagle pose with the top three winning posters made for College GameDay at App State on Sept. 17. Photo by Chase Reynolds   BOONE, N.C. — Capping off a week that Mountaineer fans won’t soon forget, three Appalachian State University students have won a year of tuition and fees for making the best posters at ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot, held on campus Sept. 17.   Zackary Carr, a freshman from Gastonia, North Carolina, was named the winner of the poster contest with “The Only ATM That Lets You Withdraw $1.5 Million” — a clever play on the Texas A&M logo and reference to the guarantee the Aggies paid to host App State on Sept. 10. Junior Annilyn Impara, of Suwanee, Georgia, and Ethan Cagle, a sophomore from Hendersonville, North Carolina, were the two other finalists in the contest — learning on air that, they, too had been awarded a one-year free ride in front of thousands of college football fans on Sanford Mall and millions watching on ESPN.   Appearing at App State for the first time, College GameDay selected the university as its Week 3 destination after the Mountaineer football team defeated then-No. 6-ranked Texas A&M at […]
September 20, 2022
Game Notes for App State-JMU
  LINK: https://appstatesports.com/documents/2022/9/20/2022_AppState_JMU.pdf      
September 19, 2022
App State Follows GameDay Debut With Stunning, Last-Second Win
  BOONE, N.C. — An unforgettable day at App State began with ESPN College GameDay’s first visit to Boone. It then delivered a second unbelievable, historic ending at The Rock. Call it Miracle on the Mountain: Part 2. Chase Brice’s 53-yard, Hail Mary touchdown pass to Christan Horn — with help from 6-foot-4 teammate Dalton Stroman’s crowded tip at the 5-yard line and Kaedin Robinson’s sealing block after Horn made a circling catch of the tip at the 8 — gave App State a thrilling 32-28 win against Troy in their Sun Belt Conference opener Saturday. Thrilling. Historic. Unbelievable. Unforgettable. What other adjectives are fit to describe what all transpired Saturday in the High Country. Twenty years after App State won the original “Miracle on the Mountain” game by returning an intercepted two-point conversion pass for a go-ahead two points with seven seconds left in a 16-15 home win against Furman, App State (2-1) pulled off a shocker with no time remaining on the clock and, by the end of the celebration, no shortage of stunned reactions. Just like country music star Luke Combs and beloved GameDay personality Lee Corso predicted, with Corso wearing Yosef headgear to close GameDay’s appearance in a packed Sanford Mall in the center of campus nearly seven hours earlier, App State did indeed beat Troy. No one expected it to happen like that. Brice’s incompletion on a fourth-and-goal pass from the 3 gave Troy (1-2) possession with 1:13 left […]
September 19, 2022
Husky Sports Schedule Week of 9-19-22
  Monday 9/19/22   Golf @ Orchard Hills (3:00) Tennis Home vs Watauga (4:00) Volleyball @ Hibriten (4:30/6:00)   Tuesday 9/20/22   NO EVENTS   Wednesday 9/21/22   Tennis @ Alexander Cetral (4:00) Volleyball Home vs Freedom(4:30/6:00) Cross Country Home (5:00)   Thursday 9/22/22   Soccer Home vs Surry Central (Varsity Only 5:00)   Friday 9/23/22   Powder Puff Football Game (6:00)    
September 16, 2022
Game Preview for App State-Troy
  BOONE, N.C. — Missteps — figurative or literal — can serve as a painful reminder within App State’s football program. The hallway floors in Kidd Brewer Stadium’s north end zone facility have contained small, wooden mousetraps this week. The Mountaineers have been riding high after a win at No. 6 Texas A&M, with that result triggering a trip to the High Country from ESPN’s College GameDay show, but App State’s pursuit of a Sun Belt Conference title hinges on quickly turning its attention to the upcoming league opener against Troy. College GameDay wraps up on Sanford Mall at noon, and kickoff for the ESPN+ game between the Mountaineers and Trojans is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. The message from head coach Shawn Clark has been clear since App State returned home — many hours later than expected due to a flat tire on the airplane — from its attention-grabbing outcome. “When you do well, it’s human nature to think you’ve arrived, but don’t take the cheese,” Clark said. “Be careful out there when people want to tell you how good you are. This is a friendly reminder to be locked in.” App State (1-1) has won four straight games against Troy (1-1) and seven straight Sun Belt openers. In the last 100 games overall, dating back to their 2014 FBS debut, the Mountaineers are 80-20. It’s a no-brainer that ESPN guest picker and country music star Luke Combs will pick his alma mater to win. When […]
September 15, 2022
AP Sports
AP-Sports-SummaryBrief September 15, 2022   Roger Federer says he is retiring from pro tennis at age 41 Roger Federer has announced that he is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 41 after winning 20 Grand Slam titles. Federer has not competed since Wimbledon in July 2021. He has had a series of knee operations. Federer posted his news on Twitter. He says his farewell event will be the Laver Cup in London next week. That is a team event run by his management company. This announcement news comes just days after the end of the U.S. Open. That tournament was expected to be the last of 23-time major champion Serena Williams’ career.   NFL on Prime Video latest foray by leagues into streaming The NFL is set to make its debut with a streaming service on Thursday night. Amazon Prime Video will show the Los Angeles Chargers’ game against the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s the highest-profile of a series of deals between sports leagues and streaming services. NHL games will be shown on both ESPN+ and Hulu. Major League Baseball has deals with Apple TV+ and Peacock. Industry experts say viewers are becoming more comfortable with streaming games and advances in technology have made it seamless.   Pro Picks aims to rebound following a rough start in Week 1 Patrick Mahomes loses sleep preparing for Thursday night games. Pro Picks had a restless weekend after a rough first […]
September 15, 2022
AP Scorecard
September 15, 2022 Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ AMERICAN LEAGUE Chi White Sox at Cleveland 1:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto 3:07 p.m. Oakland at Houston 7:20 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota 7:40 p.m. ___ NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Miami 6:40 p.m. Pittsburgh at N-Y Mets 7:20 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis 7:45 p.m. San Diego at Arizona 9:40 p.m. ___ NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE L.A. Chargers at Kansas City 8:15 p.m. ___ WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS Las Vegas at Connecticut 9 p.m. ___
September 14, 2022
2023 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule Release
  2023 NASCAR Cup Series Schedule   Date Race / Track Network Sunday, February 5 Clash (L.A. Memorial Coliseum) MRN Thursday, February 16 Duel at Daytona MRN Sunday, February 19 DAYTONA 500 MRN Sunday, February 26 Auto Club MRN Sunday, March 5 Las Vegas PRN Sunday, March 12 Phoenix MRN Sunday, March 19 Atlanta PRN Sunday, March 26 COTA PRN Sunday, April 2 Richmond MRN Saturday, April 9 Bristol Dirt PRN Sunday, April 16 Martinsville MRN Sunday, April 23 Talladega MRN Sunday, April 30 Dover PRN Sunday, May 7 Kansas MRN Sunday, May 14 Darlington MRN Sunday, May 21 All-Star (North Wilkesboro) MRN Sunday, May 28 Charlotte Oval PRN Sunday, June 4 World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway MRN Sunday, June 11 Sonoma PRN Sunday, June 18 OFF   Sunday, June 25 Nashville Superspeedway PRN Sunday, July 2 Chicago Street Race MRN Sunday, July 9 Atlanta PRN Sunday, July 16 New Hampshire PRN Sunday, July 23 Pocono MRN Sunday, July 30 Richmond MRN Sunday, August 6 Michigan MRN Sunday, August 13 Indianapolis RC IMSRN Sunday, August 20 Watkins Glen MRN Saturday, August 26 Daytona MRN Sunday, September 3 Darlington (Playoffs Begin) MRN Sunday, September 10 Kansas MRN Saturday, September 16 Bristol PRN Sunday, September 24 Texas PRN Sunday, October 1 Talladega MRN Sunday, October 8 Charlotte Roval PRN Sunday, October 15 Las Vegas PRN Sunday, October 22 Miami MRN Sunday, October 29 Martinsville MRN Sunday, November 5 Phoenix MRN  
September 14, 2022
AP Sports
AP-Sports-SummaryBrief September 14, 2022 Cowboys won’t put Prescott on IR for possible earlier return FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys aren’t putting quarterback Dak Prescott on injured reserve after surgery on his right thumb. That leaves open the possibility that he could return within the next four games. That is the minimum number of games a player must miss if put on that list. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday during his weekly appearance on the team’s flagship radio station 105.3 The Fan that the team wants Prescott to be a consideration for playing within the next four games. Prescott had surgery Monday, a day after he got hurt in the fourth quarter of a season-opening 19-3 loss at home to Tampa Bay.   Preseason rest led to Week 1 rust for several top QBs Preseason rest appeared to lead to a little bit of rust in Week 1 for several of the NFL’s top quarterbacks. More than one-third of the league’s Week 1 starting quarterbacks didn’t play a single snap in the preseason and most of those 11 QBs didn’t play anywhere close to their usual form. Whether the poor results were a result of rust or other factors isn’t clear but the poor results are. The only QBs to rest the entire preseason and end up on the winning side in Week 1 were Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins, Justin Herbert of the Chargers and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson.   […]
September 14, 2022
AP Scorecard
September 14, 2022 Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: ___ INTERLEAGUE San Diego at Seattle 4:10 p.m. Baltimore at Washington 7:05 p.m. Colorado 2 Chicago White Sox 0 (Bot 4th) ___ AMERICAN LEAGUE Tampa Bay at Toronto 7:07 p.m. N-Y Yankees at Boston 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota 7:40 p.m. Oakland at Texas 8:05 p.m. Houston 2 Detroit 1 (Top 8th) L.A. Angels 3 Cleveland 3 (Bot 8th) ___ NATIONAL LEAGUE Atlanta at San Francisco 3:45 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami 6:40 p.m. Chi Cubs at N-Y Mets 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis 7:45 p.m. L-A Dodgers at Arizona 9:40 p.m. Pittsburgh 10 Cincinnati 3 (Bot 9th) ___ MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Atlanta at Orlando City 6 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Austin FC 9:15 p.m. San Jose at Colorado 10 p.m. LA Galaxy at Vancouver 10 p.m. ___ ___
September 13, 2022
AP Sports
AP-Sports-SummaryBrief September 13, 2022 Suns owner Sarver suspended 1 year, fined $10M after probe NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA suspended Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury owner Robert Sarver for one year and fined him $10 million after an investigation found that he had engaged in what the league called “workplace misconduct and organizational deficiencies.” The findings come nearly a year after the NBA asked a law firm to investigate allegations that Sarver had a history of racist, misogynistic and hostile incidents over his nearly two-decade tenure overseeing the franchise. The league said the results of the investigation were based on 320 individuals and more than 80,000 documents and other materials. Sarver apologized for “words and actions that offended our employees,” though he disagreed with some of the report’s findings.   Analysis: Nathaniel Hackett head-scratcher caps wild Week 1 The Denver Broncos acquired quarterback Russell Wilson from Seattle for three players and five draft picks and then gave him a huge contract before he’d taken a single snap in a game for them. But when rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett was faced with fourth-and-5 from the Seattle 46 in the closing minutes of Wilson’s return to Seattle, he decided to take the ball out of his $296 million man’s hands. Instead, Hackett went for a 64-yard field goal and Brandon McManus was wide left. That left the Seahawks as 17-16 winners. Hackett stuck with his decision afterward. Even Wilson said, […]

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