Butt Bridge bid scrapped to redesign project

...project will then move to stabilizing the bridge's three-span deck, which is made of concrete ribs layered with slabs of cement, sand, brick and asphalt, said Tom Robertson, the president of Cranston Engineering Group, the firm hired to help with...

Google to be part of new holding company, 'Alphabet'

...advertising, while other ventures have required large investments without showing immediate returns.The reorganization also cements the rise of longtime Google executive Sundar Pichai, who will become CEO for the core Google business. Page will be CEO of...

Confederate monument protected by Plexiglas

...monument has been vandalized twice. On July 15, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the monument had been smeared with liquid cement. Earlier this month, police say the names of eight of the nine people killed in the June shooting in a historic black church...

Knowing her place

...Republican presidential candidates are doing backflips to appear pro-woman. But there's one thing they could do that would cement the image:Agree not to take the next debate stage without Carly Fiorina.The lone woman in the field, according to TheHill...

Tony Stewart OK taking backseat during Speedweeks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Tony Stewart typically shines during Speedweeks, the nine-day span where he cements himself as a top contender to win the Daytona 500.He's back in the spotlight this year, just not the way he's been in the...

Wal-Mart chairman hands off role to son-in-law

...Goumbri, a spokesman at the United Food and Commercial Workers Interna tional Union, said that making Penner chairman further cements the family's power over the board and company."Instead of listening to and respecting Wal-Mart worker shareholders who...

Mega-merger would bolster Blue Cross in Georgia

ATLANTA - Anthem's agreement to buy Cigna for $48 billion, if consummated, would cement the dominant position of Georgia's leading health insurer.The insurer deal, announced Friday, follows the merger agreement...

'Music' man Plummer will leave footprint in Hollywood cement

...celebration this month, which includes a special honor for the 85-year-old Oscar winner: Adding his hand and footprints to the cement collection at Hollywood's Chinese Theatre."I love that idea," said Plummer, who is set to leave his prints on March...

Historic Cottage Cemetery restoration fuels woman's ancestry research

...sarcophagus placed in Cottage Ceme tery.Anne Sherman, who has been working to restore the cemetery since 2007, said the new cement coffin replaces the one that was destroyed by vandals in the small cemetery on Marvin Griffin Road."I came out here as a...

Flammable chemical halts Defense Waste Processing Facility operations while safety reviewed

...Department.Campbell said the DWPF outage does not affect tank closure operations.Work to fill tank 16 with a specialized cement-like grout, which began June 2, is 89 percent complete and scheduled for completion by September, according to DOE.