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CCADC to host Business After Hours tonight

Tonight’s Business After Hours is being hosted by Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce, Charles City Area Development Corporation and Charles City Community Revitalization. The event will last from 4-6 p.m. at 401 N. Main St., The hosts request that guests bring a non-perishable food item to assist with efforts at fighting hunger.

Charles City man wins free fuel from Cenex

Duane Roney of Charles City received a thank you for paying it forward in his community. Roney was selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks, a program that recognizes people who go the extra mile for others.

Recently, Roney was presented with a $50 Tanks of Thanks gift card, which is redeemable at any Cenex location, for his continuous efforts to better the community. Every day, Roney and his wife take their grandchildren to three different schools, regardless of rain, snow or sunshine. The couple also offers rides to elderly friends needing transportation to doctors appointments or other activities throughout town. The two are known for constantly giving back to those around them, according to a news release from Cenex.

The Tanks of Thanks program from CHS and Cenex retailers encourages people to nominate neighbors, family and friends for free fuel as a way to thank them for doing good deeds, both large and small. Each month, more than $5,000 in free fuel is given away through the Tanks of Thanks program.

To make a nomination, visit TanksofThanks.com and briefly describe why someone deserves a Tank of Thanks.

US Supreme Court to hear dispute between EEOC, Iowa company

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will consider a longrunning dispute between the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a major Iowa trucking company.

The court granted a petition Friday by Cedar Rapids-based CRST Van Expedited, Inc. to review a decision of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

At issue is whether EEOC has to pay the company $4.7 million in legal fees and costs stemming from a major investigation into allegations that female truckers and trainees were routinely sexually harassed.

U.S. District Judge Linda Reade awarded fees to the company after faulting EEOC for bringing “groundless” claims without first investigating them.

But the appeals panel ruled that CRST cannot recover fees involving claims that were dismissed without any ruling on their merits.

A decision is expected next spring or summer.

LeBron James signs lifetime deal with Nike

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has signed a lifetime contract with Nike.

James has been partnered with the athletic apparel giant since he signed a $90 million contract just before he graduated high school. The NBA star’s new deal will carry into his retirement once he’s done playing.

Financial terms were not disclosed. The company signed Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant to a 10-year, $300 million contract last summer.

James has a shoe and clothing line with Nike, and his new agreement will expand his brand.

While still playing, James has broadened his business portfolio in recent years. In addition to a production company, he earned $30 million last year when his stakes in headphone maker Beats by Dre were purchased by Apple.

James turns 31 on Dec. 30.

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