News archive from 9 May 2014

Depot holding ceremony for new combat vehicle work

Anniston Army Depot employees will soon be much busier. The depot will be one of main sites for upgrade work beginning next week on the Army's M109A7 Paladin self-propelled howitzer combat vehicles and companion ammunition carriers. The depot will...

 
Anniston Housing Authority opens job training center

Anniston Housing Authority opens job training center

slideshow Marcedrick Williams just wants a job. The Anniston Housing Authority could soon help him earn one. Williams, a resident at Anniston’s Cooper Homes public housing facility for the last three years, was one of around 30 visitors to the...

 

Jacksonville council to replace AC in community center

The Jacksonville City Council on Wednesday voted to spend $16,000 to replace an air conditioning unit at the Jacksonville Community Center. The air conditioning unit that is supposed to cool the weight-training room at the center failed, prompting the...

 

Tracy McGrady set to make first start for Skeeters

SUGAR LAND, Texas -- Former NBA star Tracy McGrady is set to make his first start for the Sugar Land Skeeters on Saturday night in an Atlantic League game against the Somerset Patriots. The Skeeters said Thursday that the 34-year-old McGrady will be...

 

Apple reportedly close to buying headphone maker Beats for $3.2 billion

Apple Inc. is close to acquiring headphone maker and music-streaming service Beats Electronics LLC for $3.2 billion, in what would be the largest-ever purchase by the iPhone maker, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. A deal would give...

 

Apple reportedly close to buying headphone maker Beats for $3.2 billion

Apple Inc. is close to acquiring headphone maker and music-streaming service Beats Electronics LLC for $3.2 billion, in what would be the largest-ever purchase by the iPhone maker, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. A deal would give...

 
McCrory expects his coal ash plan to be part of legislation

McCrory expects his coal ash plan to be part of legislation

Gov. Pat McCrory expects his coal ash disposal plan to be the foundation of legislation that Republican leaders will file as the General Assembly convenes next week. “I'd be surprised if that's not the main framework,” McCrory...

 

Live Video: Coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft

Watch live coverage from the 2014 NFL Draft courtesy of the ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel, along with current and former NFL players Clinton Portis, Renaldo Wynn, and Greg Olsen:

 

NC Hall of Fame class of 2014

The new members of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame will be formally inducted Friday at the Raleigh Convention Center. The group includes star athletes, successful coaches, a longtime athletics administrator and a one of the state's most...

 

Colorado pot taxes boomed in March

DENVER -- Colorado's recreational pot sales jumped nearly a third in March. That's according to sales tax reports issued by the state Thursday. The state Department of Revenue says that Colorado sold nearly $19 million worth of recreational pot in...

 

Darlington's Wile thinks date change will stick

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile likes where his old, country track stands in NASCAR, even if it's no longer the sports' backdrop for honoring mothers this week. The 65-year-old facility had spent the previous nine years...

 

New push launched to end partisan redistricting

Two days after primary elections that left many N.C. voters with no choice in November, two prominent former mayors launched a new effort to end partisan redistricting. Former Mayors Richard Vinroot of Charlotte and Charles Meeker of Raleigh announced...

 

Lawmakers: UK spies need stronger oversight

LONDON A panel of British lawmakers says the system for scrutinizing the country's spies is stuck in the 20th-century world of John Le Carre's fiction rather than the 21st-century age of online surveillance and cyber-espionage. Parliament's Home...

 

Lawmakers: UK spies need stronger oversight

LONDON -- A panel of British lawmakers says the system for scrutinizing the country's spies is stuck in the 20th-century world of John Le Carre's fiction rather than the 21st-century age of online surveillance and cyber-espionage. Parliament's Home...

 

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