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Boy uses birthday money to buy deputies treat bags

For many, cash gifts given for a birthday give an opportunity to splurge on the something they’ve been eyeing for a while. Read more

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Chubby’s of Hildebran getting upgrades through town grant

HILDEBRAN — Chubby’s of Hildebran is the first business to be awarded funds from the town’s new Façade Improvement Grant Program, the town … Read more

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Restaurant inspections (June 19 to July 9)

The following foodservice facilities underwent safety inspections in the past three weeks: Read more

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'Pleading' from aides led to Trump agreeing -- after months -- to wear a mask

As coronavirus cases surged in the Sun Belt in recent weeks, one Republican leader after another has come forward to publicly endorse face masks -- and model the practice themselves -- in an attempt to depoliticize their use as a public health precaution. Read more

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Texas hits new record for virus deaths as hospitals scramble

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Worsening coronavirus trends in Texas again set another grim milestone Thursday as the state reported more than 100 deaths in a single day for the first time, making this the deadliest week of the pandemic in what has rapidly become one of America's virus hot zones. Read more

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Bed Bath & Beyond closing stores, cruises prepare to sail

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday relat… Read more

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Court filing alleges $400K paid to Williamson family in '18

The legal fight over NBA rookie Zion Williamson’s endorsement potential now includes an allegation that his family received $400,000 from a marketing agency before his lone season for Duke. Read more

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Another COVID-19-related death reported in Burke

Burke County health officials reported Thursday the 21st death associated with COVID-19, and the positive cases in the county continue to c… Read more

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PHOTOS: Local sports throwback 1970, 1995, 2000; Part VI

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GALLERY: Throwback Thursday - This week in 1970

This week's Throwback Thursday gallery takes readers back in time to this week in 1970. This weekly gallery is a collection of photos from … Read more

Sports

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COLUMN: In Cherokee – home to Redskins, Braves and Indians fans – debates over team nicknames pique curiosity

We might think we fully understand the mascot controversy sweeping the country right now. And we might assume that every Native American on every reservation in the United States feels the same way about it. Read more

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Jimmie Johnson confused, frustrated after virus scare

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is just as confused as everyone else about his plight with the coronavirus. A positive test caused th… Read more

COLUMN: NASCAR sure could use a breather right now

Another week, another wild controversy in NASCAR. Read more

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COLLEGE SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Lenoir-Rhyne football defensive tackle Dan Louba

Dan Louba has been a difference maker for the Lenoir-Rhyne football team ever since he arrived on campus in 2017. The hulking defensive tackle has played in 38 games for the Bears, including all 28 contests over the past two seasons. Read more

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Austin Cindric wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Austin Cindric answered the nagging question of when he'll finally conquer an oval. Read more

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