Council hears update about Battle Park project | Local News

City Parks and Recreation Director Joel Dunn said the clearing work as part of the renovation of Battle Park is being done because a local expert advised a lot of invasive species of plant life at the park needed to be controlled.

Dunn told the City Council during a council work session on Monday the information from the expert, Nash County Forest Ranger Bill Lewis, was that much of that

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Two Deaths, Two Major Injuries at Eldora Update

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Over the past three days, Eldora Mountain Ski Resort has logged a series of tragedies. First came a collision involving two skiers that required a multi-agency response. The next day, a 26-year-old snowboarder died after colliding with a tree, and a sixteen-year-old skier suffered the same fate less than 24

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Gateway Foundation Gives a Detailed Update on its Voyager Station Concept

In 2012, the Gateway Foundation was founded with the purpose of building the world’s first rotating space station in orbit – known as The Gateway. This is no easy task and must be preceded by establishing the necessary infrastructure in orbit and the creation of a series of smaller structures to test the concept. This includes the Voyager Class station, a rotating structure designed to produce varying levels of artificial

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West Rockhill Township Veterans Memorial update Bucks County PA

A ceremony adding 74 names to the West Rockhill Veterans Memorial in James Park in November took on new meaning for friends and family of Charlie Guenst by the end of 2020.

Guenst, 87, died on Dec. 13, just over a month after a Nov. 8 celebration that included an acapella quartet, a bugle player and a pavilion of West Rockhill veterans and residents. 

The memorial started when Guenst was 

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Santa practicing social distancing in West Springfield as Christmas traditions get COVID-19 update

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Santa Claus is coming to town, but like everyone else in 2020, he’s going to have to stay socially distanced.

Workers in the Park and Recreation Department are making sure that two of West Springfield’s cherished holiday traditions will continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Operation Santa, the annual food and toy drive, is proceeding with as little personal contact as possible, and visits to Santa’s House will

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Pamplin Media Group – Business News Update: Elmer’s Flag and Banner

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Let’s talk gifts. Do you really want another bad tie, dish towel set, or set of matching family pajamas? Some Christmas gifts really are better than others. Now is the time to tell someone you love that you want a gift that stands the test of time.

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Denver Election Results 2020 Update

If President Donald Trump wins another four years in office, don’t blame Denver. Voters in the Mile High City preferred Joe Biden by an enormous margin — and they also voted for numerous progressive ballot measures, including new taxes earmarked to address climate concerns and the homelessness crisis.

The latest results from Denver’s Election Division were updated at 11:30 p.m. on November 3, and while they’re not yet official, none

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PS4 Games Loading Up To 10 Times Faster After Backward Compatibility Update


PS4 games are loading up faster following a recent backward compatibility update, giving players a taste of how they will perform on the PS5.

Some PlayStation 4 games are suddenly loading at a significantly faster rate after being updated to run on the upcoming PS5 with backward compatibility optimizations. While not as in-depth or far-reaching as the Xbox Series X’s more impressive catalog, the PlayStation 5’s previously vaunted backward compatibility

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GOP Goes After Amtrak Joe’s Chartered Train: Campaign Update

Republican lawmakers are criticizing Democratic nominee Joe Biden for chartering an Amtrak train. Biden and President Donald Trump are tied in the swing state of Iowa. And voters waited in long lines in Wisconsin as early voting began on Tuesday.

There are 13 days until the election and 54 days until the Electoral College meets.

Other Developments:

Republicans Criticize Biden’s Chartered Amtrak Train

Republican lawmakers want to make sure that

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Long Lines in Wisconsin as Early Voting Begins: Campaign Update

Voters waited in long lines in Wisconsin as early voting began on Tuesday. A popular young Democrat sought to get out the vote by playing a video game online. And Democratic nominee Joe Biden unveiled a set of Spanish-language ads.

There are 13 days until the election and 54 days until the Electoral College meets.

Other Developments:

Long Lines as Early Voting Begins in Wisconsin

While attention has been focused

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Vote-by-Mail Dropbox Update For Westfield And Union County

WESTFIELD, NJ — Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado announced the locations of two additional ballot drop-off boxes for the Nov. 3 General Election, bringing the number of drop-off boxes in Union County to nine. Over the coming weeks an additional 13 locations will be announced, for a total of 22.

The locations of the nine installed drop-off boxes are:

  • Berkeley Heights – Snyder Avenue Park, 240 Snyder

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U.S. Cases Rise 0.8%; Texas Nears 14,000 Deaths: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — The virus is surging among the young in the U.K., as France’s prime minister warned of a “clear degradation” with more than 9,000 cases reported for a second day. Israel is headed for a second national lockdown.

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U.S. cases rose 0.8%, above the 0.6% average daily increase of the previous week. Florida is taking further steps to reopen its economy, announcing that bars will be allowed

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UPDATE: 2 injured in Region hotel shooting, police say | Crime and Courts

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Florida Breaks Record Daily Cases in U.S. Outbreak: Virus Update

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Florida reported 15,300 new virus cases, the biggest one-day rise since the coronavirus pandemic began in the U.S. The number exceeds records from New York, California and Texas, all of which have reported daily counts at almost 12,000. Reported deaths in Florida dropped to 44, from 95 the day before.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said “the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall,”

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Florida Cases Hit Record; Push to Open Schools: Virus Update

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Florida reported its highest-ever increase of Covid-19 cases, 15,300, or a 6% rise compared to a 4.8% average over the last week. Reported deaths dropped to 44, from 95 the day before.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said “the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall,” despite rising cases around the country.

South Africa may reintroduce tighter regulations on the movement of people and

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Push to Reopen U.S. Schools; New York Cases Steady: Virus Update

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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said “the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall,” despite rising cases around the country. New York reported 677 new cases, in line with daily rises in the last week, and five deaths.

South Africa may reintroduce tighter regulations on the movement of people and curb sales of alcohol as coronavirus infections soar, the Sunday Times reported. Hungary is

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South Africa May Reimpose Curbs; Iran Cases Slow: Virus Update

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South Africa may reintroduce tighter regulations on the movement of people and curb sales of alcohol as coronavirus infections soar, the Sunday Times reported. Hungary is also restricting travel after spikes in neighboring countries.

Thailand plans to start human trials for a locally developed, potential Covid-19 vaccine as early as September, making it among the first done outside high-income countries, after encouraging results in monkeys and mice.

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France to Protect Economy; Violence in Serbia: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — France’s new prime minister said he would back targeted restrictions to preserve the economy if the country is hit by a second wave of virus infections. Violence flared in Serbia with Belgrade facing lockdown at the weekend to confront an “alarming” spike in cases.

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Here’s The Latest Update From 16 Key Events

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The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the film calendar with Sundance, Toronto and London the latest festivals to announce hybrid events featuring physical and online activity.

Below we rundown the current status of some of the key upcoming festivals and markets in the next six months; this list will be updated as developments happen.

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Europe Sees Deeper Slump; Melbourne Locks Down: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — European officials expect a deeper economic slump than previously estimated this year, while German industrial production rose less than forecast in May, underscoring the challenge faced by the continent after months-long shutdowns.

Melbourne will be locked down for six weeks after new cases in the Australian state of Victoria jumped by 191, the biggest daily increase since the outbreak began. In contrast, Beijing reported no new infections for

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