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  • Mark Sanford Announces Republican Primary Challenge to Trump

    09/08/2019 12:09:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 78 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 17:16 08.09.2019
    Ex-South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford Announces Republican Primary Challenge to Trump 16:40 08.09.2019(updated 17:16 08.09.2019) In July, US President Donald Trump officially launched his re-election campaign for the 2020 presidential election during a rally in Orlando, Florida. Former South Carolina governor and congressman Mark Sanford stated Sunday that he would challenge current President Donald Trump during the Republican primaries for the 2020 presidential election. "I’m here to tell you now that I am going to get in," he told Fox News. ​The announcement comes a week after Sanford hinted that he could enter the presidential race. The lawmaker, however, will...
  • USC confirms death of missing 21-year-old student

    03/30/2019 10:00:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    The State ^ | 3/30/2019 | David Bland
    Missing University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson has died, the school confirmed Saturday morning. USC President Harris Pastides released a statement about Josephsons death, saying, Times like these leave me searching for words of wisdom and comfort. Our prayers are with the family and friends of Samantha Josephson following the devastating news of her death, Pastides wrote. It has been a difficult week for our extended Carolina family. The loss of a student is never easy but this has been a particularly painful few days as we have experienced loss on several of our campuses. As a family, lets...
  • South Carolina Man Bought $540 in Cookies so Girl Scouts Could Get Out of the Cold

    02/26/2019 7:22:34 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 70 replies
    It was a chilly winter night in Greenville, South Carolina and Emerson and Maya were on Girl Scout duty selling cookies outside a store. At one point, a man approached the stand and bought seven boxes of cookies worth $40, and told them to keep the change, according to cookie manager Kayla Dillard. Then, he went back to the table and said: Pack up all of your cookies. Im taking them all so yall can get out of this cold, Dillard said in a Facebook post. He spent $540 on cookies, she said.
  • Key witness testifies to tampering with absentee ballots in N.C. House race

    02/19/2019 7:17:42 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 22 replies
    NBC News/MSN ^ | 2/19/19 | Leigh Ann Caldwell and Rich Gardella
    RALEIGH, N.C. A key witness testified Monday that she engaged in fraudulent and illegal activity involving absentee ballots in a congressional race in North Carolina as part of a get-out-the vote operation to benefit the Republican congressional candidate in a race that is still unresolved. In frank testimony before the North Carolina State Board of Elections, Lisa Britt said that she was paid to collect absentee ballots in the 2018 election by McCrae Dowless, a political operative hired by consultants for Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris. Britt said some of the ballots she collected were unsealed and uncompleted and...
  • Police: Elizabeth City homeowner shoots man twice during attempted robbery

    02/01/2019 10:58:38 AM PST · by csvset · 19 replies
    Wtkr ^ | 1 Feb 2019 | Nick Boykin
    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. A suspected robber was reportedly met with gunfire from a homeowner when he tried breaking into a house Friday morning in the 400 block of Bell Street around 6:30 a.m. Tyrell Johnson Officials say they have arrested Tyrell Johnson, 38, who fled the scene and went to Albemarle Sentara Hospital for his two gunshot wounds. The homeowner allegedly heard Johnson breaking in through the backdoor of his home and confronted him with a firearm. Charges against Johnson are still pending. This is still an active investigation and the Elizabeth City Police Department says anyone with information...
  • Jourdan Rodrigue apologizes for offensive tweets (Left eats each other)

    10/05/2017 11:25:53 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 17 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | 10/5/17 | Michael David Smith
    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton still hasnt apologized to the reporter he addressed with a sexist comment on Wednesday, but now the reporter has apologized. Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue posted an apology on Twitter after three tweets she posted years ago were discovered by Black Sports Online.
  • #WhiteFeminist Reporter Who Cried Sexism On Cam Newton Now Forced To Apologize For Her Racist Tweets

    10/06/2017 4:54:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    TNN NEWS RAW ^ | October 6, 2017 | Tommy Sotomayor
    #WhiteFeminist Reporter Who Cried Sexism On Cam Newton Now Forced To Apologize For Her Racist Tweets
  • Bad math: Software error tweaks grades in North Carolina schools

    01/18/2019 5:05:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | 1/18/19
    RALEIGH -- A software error caused public school students around North Carolina to receive incorrect end-of-term grades this school year, state education officials said. The Department of Public Instruction said it has been advising districts about the problem with PowerSchool software since December, after many schools sent home first-quarter report cards. The error could have affected as many as 109 school districts and 59 charter schools in the state, but it's not clear exactly how many students were impacted. **SNIP** The department initially thought the rounding problem was limited to grades ending in certain decimal points, but Elliot said state...
  • Voter ID becomes law in North Carolina as House overrides veto

    12/20/2018 3:36:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    News & Observer via MSN ^ | 12/19/18 | Lynn Bonner
    RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina voters will be asked to show photo identification when they go to the polls next year, barring intervention by a court. The Republican-led Legislature took the final step to shrug off Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of its photo ID bill, with the House voting 72-40 Wednesday to override after a long debate that touched on the state's history of voter suppression. The state Senate took its override vote Tuesday. Minutes after the House vote, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice announced that a lawsuit challenging the voter ID law had been filed in Wake...
  • Charleston/Carolina in the Morning

    09/16/2018 4:52:55 PM PDT · by Twotone · 1 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | September 16, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    This time last year, when Hurricane Irma swept up the spine of Florida, we tracked its progress in song, from "Key Largo" north to "The Swanee River". I'm not as familiar with the geography of the Carolinas, but, with Tropical Storm Florence afflicting our many readers in the neighborhood, I thought I'd take a trip to "Carolina In My Mind", as James Taylor put it. Which is not to be confused with "South Carolina On My Mind", which is the deputy state song of said jurisdiction. Carolina is one - or actually two - of the more hymned American states,...
  • As Hurricane Florence bears down, Canadian power crews make pit stop in Bangor en route to Carolinas

    09/16/2018 6:59:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 9/12/18 | Callie Ferguson
    **SNIP** But for thousands of power crews, the lead-up to the storm is a period of waiting to face the mess it leaves behind. The storm is expected to knock out power to as many as 3 million customers across the two states, utilities officials in the Carolinas said Wednesday afternoon. I was expecting the call [from the power company] when I saw it on the news, said Raymond Gallant, a 70-year-old lineman from New Brunswick. He was among a mix of linemen, mechanics, loggers and carpenters on Wednesday who signed up to spend an anticipated three weeks on the...
  • Florence Forecast To Become A Major Hurricane And Risk To The East Coast Is Rising

    09/08/2018 2:33:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    npr ^ | September 8, 20183:21 PM ET | SHann Van Sant
    Tropical Storm Florence is quickly approaching the eastern United States, and according to the National Hurricane Center, the storm's threat to the East Coast keeps rising. The storm is traveling over warm water, and is expected to increase its speed and become a hurricane Saturday night. The National Hurricane Center forecasts Florence will be a dangerous major hurricane near the southeast U.S. coast by late next week, "and the risk of direct impacts continues to increase." "However, given the uncertainty in track and intensity forecasts at those time ranges," the National Hurricane Center tweeted, "it's too soon to determine the...
  • Katie Arrington's doctor: 'I expect her to make a very quick recovery from this'

    06/25/2018 8:46:22 PM PDT · by boycott · 33 replies ^ | Jun 25, 2018 | Caitlin Byrd
    After congressional candidate Katie Arrington was taken off a ventilator Monday morning, her doctors gave her the news. Her injuries from a high-speed car crash Friday night had been severe and traumatic: Two rib fractures. A colon injury. Two small bowel injuries. Injuries to her iliac artery. Bleeding from her abdominal wall. And spinal injuries that included a fracture to her second vertebrae. The 47-year-old had undergone three surgeries, including two Sunday that together totaled nine hours. "Two weeks, and I'll be back at it!" she wrote. During a Monday morning press conference at the Medical University of South Carolina...
  • New Panthers owner David Tepper is not a fan of Donald Trump

    05/15/2018 3:20:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | May 15, 2018 | Frank Scwabb
    While NFL owners seemed paralyzed by fear last year over what Donald Trump might tweet about them next, the man buying the Carolina Panthers might enjoy that fight. Hedge fund manager David Tepper will buy the Panthers on Tuesday, according to reports, for $2.2 billion. While most new NFL owners arent all that notable, Tepper is because of his opposition to the president. Trump and the NFL waged a bit of a silly war last season, with Trump grandstanding on the national anthem issue and the owners strangely worried about avoiding any more of his criticism. In November of 2016,...
  • North Carolina Outer Banks county has armed officer in each school

    04/02/2018 5:10:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    WSOCTV ^ | 4/02/18 | JEFF HAMPTON
    **SNIP** At the same time, the fourth generation law enforcement officer with 23 years experience carries a badge and a gun. "My mindset is first and foremost the safety of these children," he said. Dare County is one of just four districts among North Carolina's 115 to have a resource officer in every school, said Michael Anderson, community development and training manager for the N.C. Center for Safer Schools, part of the state's Department of Public Instruction. Expense, district size and lack of resources often prevent placing officers in elementary schools, he said.
  • New island appears off coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks [No mention of AGW]

    06/29/2017 7:48:24 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 42 replies
    CBS News CBS Interactive ^ | 28 June 2017 | Jennifer Earl for CBS News
    A new island forms and the article never mentions global warming: New island appears off coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks This mile-long sandbar, dubbed "Shelly Island" for its plethora of seashells and colorful pebbles, has been forming and growing since late spring. INSTAGRAM/@CHADONKA 9 Comment Share Tweet Stumble Email The secret's out. A new island has appeared off the coast of North Carolina's Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and unfortunately for locals, word is spreading -- fast. The mile-long sandbar, dubbed "Shelly Island" for its plethora of seashells and colorful pebbles, has been forming and growing since late spring. Residents...
  • CCU cheerleading team suspended; cheerleader says anonymous letter alleged prostitution, misconduct

    04/01/2017 5:38:09 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 23 replies
    WMBFNEWS ^ | 3-30-2017 | Ian Cross
    A cheerleader who spoke on the condition of anonymity said an investigator with the CCU Department of Public Safety came to their practice Wednesday night. The cheerleader said the investigator explained to the team an anonymous letter was mailed to school president David DeCenzo on March 7 alleging that team members were involved in a long list of things, including prostitution, purchasing alcohol for underage team members, and paying others to complete their homework assignments. According to the cheerleader, the team was met by police outside the HTC Center after practice, who called the names of individual team members, and...
  • Lawmaker calls on NC secretary of state to resign over notary IDs

    03/28/2017 6:46:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    WRAL ^ | 3/28/17 | By Laura Leslie
    Raleigh, N.C. A Republican North Carolina lawmaker is calling on Democratic Secretary of State Elaine Marshall to resign or face impeachment over her handling of notary public licenses, but Marshall says the move is politically motivated. Rep. Chris Millis, R-Pender, held a press conference Tuesday at the Legislative Building. "If the secretary chooses not to resign, I will proceed with all legislative actions, including a resolution for impeachment," Millis said. Millis said his investigation began last September, when he "came across an article that reported that the North Carolina secretary of state may have commissioned illegal immigrants as notaries...
  • Considering move to North Carolina (Vanity)

    03/07/2017 8:54:04 AM PST · by Celerity · 161 replies
    3/7/17 | Self
    General Q&A about life in North Carolina for the conservative
  • Gun Laws in North Carolina

    09/23/2016 10:03:09 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 12 replies
    While you may openly carry a weapon without a permit, North Carolina requires a concealed carry permit to carry a weapon concealed on (or near) you body or vehicle unless you are on your own premises. (N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. 14-269.) People Who May Not Carry a Gun in North Carolina The following individuals are prohibited from carrying a weapon (open or concealed) in North Carolina. people younger than 21 years old non-United States citizens people who have not resided in North Carolina for at least 30 days prior to the date of the application people ineligible to possess...