Even Olympic selfies are complicated by Koreas’ rivalry

Even Olympic selfies are complicated by Koreas’ rivalry

RIO DE JANEIRO — Nothing is ever easy for the rival Koreas, even that most ubiquitous and usually innocent of Olympic interactions, the selfie.L...

August 10th, 2016 |  


Green, not gold, color of the day at Olympic diving pool

Green, not gold, color of the day at Olympic diving pool

RIO DE JANEIRO — Green, not gold, was the color of the day at the Olympic diving venue.Sure, China won its third consecutive gold medal on Tuesd...

August 10th, 2016 |  


‘Final Five’ win one more gymnastics gold for Karolyi

‘Final Five’ win one more gymnastics gold for Karolyi

RIO DE JANEIRO — Martha Karolyi leaned forward, her hands clutching the railing in front of her seat. Knuckles white. Head tilted. Body tense.It...

August 9th, 2016 updated: August 10th, 2016. |  


First gold medal in Rio goes to US shooter Virginia Thrasher

RIO DE JANEIRO — Virginia Thrasher went through a three-week spring whirlwind, winning three NCAA titles and a spot on the U.S. Olympic Shooting...

August 7th, 2016 |  


Olympics media: Delayed start for NBC, ad overload

Olympics media: Delayed start for NBC, ad overload

NBC is proud of showing every Olympics competition live online, and many on TV. So, it makes the decision to air Friday’s opening ceremony via t...

August 7th, 2016 |  


Swimming’s best sister act carries the Aussies to relay gold

Swimming’s best sister act carries the Aussies to relay gold

RIO DE JANEIRO — Australia turned to the best sister act in swimming to hold off an American team anchored by Katie Ledecky.Give the gold to Cat...

August 7th, 2016 |  


Many players to watch outside US in Olympic men’s basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO — From Kyrie to KD, DeMar to DeMarcus, many players on the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team are so well known to NBA fans...

August 6th, 2016 |  


US-Australia rivalry highlights 1st night in Olympic pool

US-Australia rivalry highlights 1st night in Olympic pool

RIO DE JANEIRO — Katie Ledecky is going for a sweep of the longer freestyle races at the Olympics, a feat unmatched since another American teena...

August 6th, 2016 |  


Rio delivers a simple, but spirited, Olympic welcome

Rio delivers a simple, but spirited, Olympic welcome

RIO DE JANEIRO — What it lacked in flash, Rio made up for with feeling.With a limited budget, the consequence of a biting recession that roiled ...

August 6th, 2016 |  


Brenda Maudline

Mrs. Brenda Puckett Mauldin, age 72 of Mount Airy, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday morning, August 5, 2016. She was born on March 26, 194...

August 5th, 2016 |  


Smooth sailing? US men’s basketball seeks more Olympic gold

Smooth sailing? US men’s basketball seeks more Olympic gold

RIO DE JANEIRO — There were so many questions about their cushy accommodations it seemed the Americans were on vacation.Yes, the U.S. men’...

August 4th, 2016 |  


Rio Games an acid test for Olympics’ appeal in a grim world

Rio Games an acid test for Olympics’ appeal in a grim world

RIO DE JANEIRO — Even if only for two weeks, can “Faster-Higher-Stronger” overpower deadlier, scarier and bloodier? Can the Olympic ...

August 4th, 2016 updated: August 4th, 2016. |  


Heath shows she is fit, ready to help US at Olympics

Heath shows she is fit, ready to help US at Olympics

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — It didn’t take long for Tobin Heath to overcome any doubts about her physical condition.Less than 10 minutes into...

August 4th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Statistics on DNC viewership, cost of security

DNC 2016: Statistics on DNC viewership, cost of security

PHILADELPHIA — Here is some statistical information about the Democratic National Convention from throughout the event:• 24.7 million view...

July 28th, 2016 |  


First election a memorable one for Mountain Top woman

First election a memorable one for Mountain Top woman

PHILADELPHIA — The 2016 Democratic National Convention is about Hillary Clinton and her quest to become the first female president in the histor...

July 28th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Hats off to transportation services and DNC volunteers

DNC 2016: Hats off to transportation services and DNC volunteers

PHILADELPHIA — Transportation to and from the Wells Fargo Center has been pretty impressive, considering the number of people attending the Demo...

July 28th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Pennsylvania delegates tout optimism as DNC comes to a close

DNC 2016: Pennsylvania delegates tout optimism as DNC comes to a close

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania delegates were wondering where all the top Democrats have been, noting that none of them took time to address the de...

July 28th, 2016 updated: July 28th, 2016. |  


DNC 2016: Sen. Mike Carroll hopes Democrats make ‘inroads’ in Pennsylvania

DNC 2016: Sen. Mike Carroll hopes Democrats make ‘inroads’ in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA — State Rep. Mike Carroll, D-Avoca, is attending the Democratic National Convention in his roll as chairman of the Pennsylvania Hou...

July 28th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Delegates stress that Clinton should make Supreme Court nominations

DNC 2016: Delegates stress that Clinton should make Supreme Court nominations

PHILADELPHIA — California delegates have been vocal and active at the Democratic National Convention, and one Hillary Clinton supporter said the...

July 28th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Delegates from Kansas seek higher minimum wages, gun control

DNC 2016: Delegates from Kansas seek higher minimum wages, gun control

PHILADELPHIA — For delegates from Kansas, they want to hear Hillary Clinton talk about her plans for raising the minimum wage, gun control and e...

July 28th, 2016 updated: July 28th, 2016. |  


DNC 2016: Delegates from Indiana stress the need for growing education

DNC 2016: Delegates from Indiana stress the need for growing education

PHILADELPHIA — Growing education is a key issue for the delegates from Indiana who are attending the Democratic National Convention.John Zody, c...

July 28th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Affordable health care is a main concern for delegates

DNC 2016: Affordable health care is a main concern for delegates

PHILADELPHIA — Health care is on the minds of delegates attending the Democratic National Convention. The Democratic Party platform includes mak...

July 27th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Pa. delegation stood up twice by scheduled speakers

PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Delegation was stood up twice Wednesday by two scheduled speakers.U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was suppos...

July 27th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Thursday’s Schedule

DNC 2016: Thursday’s Schedule

Thursday’s council and caucus meetings include:• Women’s Caucus• LGBTQ Caucus• Senior Council• Rural CouncilAll se...

July 27th, 2016 updated: July 27th, 2016. |  


DNC 2016: What They’re Saying

DNC 2016: What They’re Saying

“It was truly surreal on a number of levels.”- Spencer Dirrig, Ohio delegate, on Hillary Clinton formally receiving the Democratic nominat...

July 27th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Delegates look for answers about gun issues

DNC 2016: Delegates look for answers about gun issues

Gun control has been in the news a lot in recent weeks following several incidents that have left several dead. Delegates from South Carolina were di...

July 27th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Facts by the numbers from the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday

DNC 2016: Facts by the numbers from the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA — Here are some interesting statistics from the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday:• 2,836 delegate votes were receive...

July 27th, 2016 updated: July 27th, 2016. |  


DNC 2016: A lesson in resolving differences from South Carolina

DNC 2016: A lesson in resolving differences from South Carolina

PHILADELPHIA — It was a simple lesson in resolving political differences.State Sen. John Matthews of Bowman, South Carolina, was talking about t...

July 27th, 2016 updated: July 27th, 2016. |  


Lady Bears earn academic recognition

Lady Bears earn academic recognition

The Mount Airy volleyball team experienced a banner season in 2015, both on and off the courts.The American Volleyball Coaches Association gave the 20...

July 26th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: What they’re saying

DNC 2016: What they’re saying

“Not voting is not a protest — it’s a concession.”— Spencer Dirrig, Ohio delegate, on unity in the Democratic party̶...

July 26th, 2016 updated: July 26th, 2016. |  


DNC 2016: Wednesday’s DNC schedule

DNC 2016: Wednesday’s DNC schedule

Wednesday’s council and caucus meetings include:• Ethnic Council• AAPI Council• Native American Council• Black Caucus...

July 26th, 2016 updated: July 26th, 2016. |  


DNC 2016: Sanders supporter on backing Clinton: ‘I’m still not there yet.’

DNC 2016: Sanders supporter on backing Clinton: ‘I’m still not there yet.’

Tara Mosley-Samples, a member of City Council in Akron, Ohio, wants to believe Hillary Clinton, but she’s not convinced she can.Samples, a dele...

July 26th, 2016 updated: July 26th, 2016. |  


DNC 2016: Delegate’s main concern is relationships with other countries

DNC 2016: Delegate’s main concern is relationships with other countries

New Jersey delegate Deborah Price said her main concern is world peace.“I’m very concerned with our relationships with foreign countries,...

July 26th, 2016 updated: July 26th, 2016. |  


DNC 2016: ‘Clintonettes’ will do all they can to help Hillary win the White House

DNC 2016: ‘Clintonettes’ will do all they can to help Hillary win the White House

Jean Milko and Ruth Pastore, both from Pittsburgh, comprise half of the four-member “Clintonettes.” The women formed their small group in...

July 26th, 2016 updated: July 26th, 2016. |  


DNC 2016: Millennial delegates concerned about race and women’s issues, excited about party unity

DNC 2016: Millennial delegates concerned about race and women’s issues, excited about party unity

PHILADELPHIA — With the Democratic National Convention under way, numerous millennial delegates are casting their vote for the Democratic nomine...

July 26th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: All eyes are on the Democratic Party platform

DNC 2016: All eyes are on the Democratic Party platform

PHILADELPHIA — With Hillary Clinton about to be crowned as the Democratic candidate for president, the attention will then return to the platfor...

July 26th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: From Little Rock to Washington to Philadelphia, always for Hillary

DNC 2016: From Little Rock to Washington to Philadelphia, always for Hillary

PHILADELPHIA — Two women were trying to find a ride back to their hotel Monday night, but transportation was not available.“What are we go...

July 26th, 2016 updated: July 26th, 2016. |  


DNC 2016: Facts by the numbers from Monday and Tuesday

DNC 2016: Facts by the numbers from Monday and Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA — Here are some interesting statistics from the Democratic National Convention from Monday and into Tuesday:• 57 fiberglass d...

July 26th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Delegates from Ohio want to see more from Hillary Clinton

DNC 2016: Delegates from Ohio want to see more from Hillary Clinton

PHILADELPHIA — For delegates from Ohio, there are a lot of issues they want to see become part of the Democratic platform that Hillary Clinton w...

July 26th, 2016 updated: July 26th, 2016. |  


DNC 2016: Sen. Leach: Medical marijuana will only go forward under Clinton presidency

DNC 2016: Sen. Leach: Medical marijuana will only go forward under Clinton presidency

PHILADELPHIA — Medical marijuana will only go forward if Hillary Clinton becomes president, according to Pennsylvania State Sen. Daylin Leach, p...

July 26th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Minimum wage a regular topic of discussion at convention events

DNC 2016: Minimum wage a regular topic of discussion at convention events

PHILADELPHIA — Raising wages for American workers has been talked about constantly during the first day and a half of the Democratic National Co...

July 26th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Sen. Bob Casey gets interesting introduction at delegation breakfast

DNC 2016: Sen. Bob Casey gets interesting introduction at delegation breakfast

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, was welcomed to the podium at Monday’s Pennsylvania Delegation breakfast, but in a somewha...

July 25th, 2016 updated: July 25th, 2016. |  


RNC: On the issues: Second Amendment

RNC: On the issues: Second Amendment

Republican convention delegates have hear about perceived threats to the Second Amendment throughout the event. For Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania, delegate ...

July 21st, 2016 |  


RNC: On the issues: Veterans Affairs

RNC: On the issues: Veterans Affairs

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has frequently criticized the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs during his campaign. Kay Reynolds, a delegate-...

July 21st, 2016 |  


RNC: Go figure

RNC: Go figure

21Years is the age of the youngest delegate from North Carolina, Joseph Knox.25Dollars will get convention-goers the official Donald Trump “Make...

July 21st, 2016 |  


RNC: Ohio native aims to inspire

RNC: Ohio native aims to inspire

Prior to his scheduled address at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, Wauseon, Ohio, native Brock Mealer expressed his hopes of deli...

July 21st, 2016 |  


RNC: Trump’s son praises North Carolina during visit

RNC: Trump’s son praises North Carolina during visit

Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization and son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, paid a visit to the North Caro...

July 21st, 2016 |  


RNC: What they’re saying

RNC: What they’re saying

“(Delegates) said this was one of the easiest conventions to get around, and they’re also surprised at how great the city looks.”...

July 21st, 2016 updated: July 21st, 2016. |  


RNC: What they’re saying

RNC: What they’re saying

“It is deeply troubling that specific language in the Republican Party platform calling for defensive lethal aid to Ukraine was removed in favor...

July 20th, 2016 |  


RNC: On the issues: Taxes

RNC: On the issues: Taxes

Many Republicans at the convention have voiced objections to America’s current corporate tax system. Speaking to various state delegations throu...

July 20th, 2016 |