News Tuesday June 16, 2015

Heat-

Experts are urging Piedmont residents to stay safe and cool this week with daily temperatures hitting near 100.   Since Saturday, eight people have been treated for signs of heat stroke at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.  Experts say drinking water and limiting time in the sun can help reduce chances of heat stroke.  www.myfox8.com

Gap-

Gap will close a quarter of its stores and cut 250 corporate jobs in an effort  to chart the clothing brand back toward growth.    That’s 175 stores across North America, not including outlets or factory stores, based on store performance. Gap has been struggling to entice customers amid competition from fast fashion brands.  www.myfox8.com

Internet Sensation-

Tarik Cohen is a star running-back at North Carolina A&T. Last month became an internet sensation when a video of him doing a back flip while catching footballs went viral.  http://goo.gl/pHScyx

Guilford County Family Justice Center

The Guilford County Family Justice Center opened Monday, giving families a centralized, secure place to seek a wide-range of crisis services.  Families will receive services from 17 providers can help victims of family and sexual violence seek health, social and legal assistance. Providers have areas of expertise in elder abuse, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault and more.  www.myfox8.com

New Bridges in Downtown

The Creative Corridors Coalition held a “Meet the Designs and the Designers” event to show off the designs.  Designs included bridges with arches, elements of a Moravian star and a naturalistic “land bridge” for the downtown Strollway.  “When you drive though Winston at 40 or 50 miles per hour you ought to come away with an image,”.  Coming to a downtown bridge near you in next year.   www.journalnow.com

Tropical Storm Bill-

Tropical Storm Bill is expected to make landfall in Texas, with the main threat being heavy rain. That will bring additional flash flooding and river flooding in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and for the Ozarks.  Forecasters are expecting widespread 3 to 5 inch rainfall amounts and locally higher in some areas.  http://goo.gl/IPCGmW

Mocksville Police Department-

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Monday a lawsuit can go to trial that alleges three former Mocksville police officers were fired after they contacted state authorities and accused the police chief of corruption, including mismanaging public money, drinking on the job and racial discrimination.  http://goo.gl/bZsruu

Target/CVS

Target is selling its pharmacy and clinic businesses to CVS Health Corp. The deal includes more than 1,660 pharmacies in Target stores that will be branded as CVS/pharmacy. In addition, CVS Health and Minneapolis-based Target plan to develop five to 10 smaller stores over two years. The stores will be branded as TargetExpress and include a CVS/pharmacy. http://goo.gl/L2yOrt

Insurance

Summer means the kids are out of school and more teens are on the road. It’s no secret that adding a teen driver to your insurance policy will increase your rates. For some households, it easily doubles the premium. Insurance for a teenage boy also will cost more than a teenage girl. The cost in some states is better than others. The cheapest state is Hawaii, at about $130 more, while the most expensive is Rhode Island, where the extra premium may cost $1,000 or more. Insurance experts say there are ways to keep the costs down, so check with your agent on available discounts and adjustments that could be made to lessen the cost. http://goo.gl/nNlc9O

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