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  • Silver: Charlotte will lose NBA All-Star Game if LGBT law goes unchanged

    04/22/2016 6:26:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lindsey Foltin
    The 2017 NBA All-Star Game is slated to take place in Charlotte, N.C., but commissioner Adam Silver said that will change if the state's new anti-LGBT laws are not altered. In recent weeks, Silver had been rather vague in addressing the controversy, but on Thursday he indicated that the league is taking a firm stance on the matter during an interview with ESPN's "Mike & Mike".
  • dam Silver: Charlotte All-Star Game ‘problematic’ if law remains

    04/21/2016 2:11:00 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 29 replies
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver hinted Thursday that the league will move its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte if North Carolina does not change a recent anti-transgender law.
  • Duran Duran considered canceling Charlotte show over HB2

    04/16/2016 9:11:22 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 81 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 04/16/2016 | Wbtv
    Duran Duran, an English band out of Birmingham, UK, considered canceling their Charlotte show over House Bill 2. Band member Simon Le Bon took to twitter Thursday to share the band's viewpoint on playing in North Carolina. Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article72009507.html#storylink=cpy
  • Charlotte's LGBT Chamber president resigns after sex-offender status surfaces

    04/09/2016 12:13:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The former president of Charlotte's LGBT Chamber of Commerce has resigned after he came under fire from a conservative group, which noted that he is on a sex offender list and questioned his role in supporting the city's expanded nondiscrimination ordinance. Chad Sevearance-Turner had been the president of the chamber, which supported the newly expanded ordinance that gives legal protection for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. . . . Sevearance-Turner was arrested in 1998, when he was 20, and charged in Cherokee County, S.C., with a "lewd act, committing or attempting a lewd act upon a child under 16."...
  • PayPal Drops Plan to Build $3.6M Facility in NC Because of Controversial Law [LGBT Blackmail!]

    04/05/2016 1:25:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    ABCNews ^ | April 5, 2016 | Susanna Kim
    PayPal Drops Plan to Build $3.6M Facility in NC Because of Controversial Law [LGBT Blackmail!] By Susanna Kim Apr 5, 2016, PayPal announced today that it's withdrawing plans to build a new facility in North Carolina, the first major corporation to pull out of the state as a result of what some call an "anti-LGBT" law there. Two weeks ago, California-based PayPal announced plans to open a $3.6 million global operations center in Charlotte that would have created more than 400 jobs. But today, PayPal CEO Dan Schulman said the company is seeking another location. "The new law perpetuates discrimination...
  • PayPal Pulls Plans in North Carolina Over Transgender Law

    04/05/2016 8:23:02 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 63 replies
    Fortune ^ | 04/05/2016 | Leena Rao
    PayPal is withdrawing plans to open an operations center in Charlotte, N.C., in reaction to the state overturning a local law that would have let transgender people use public bathrooms that match their gender identities. Last week, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, which prevents cities from protecting gay and bisexual people from discrimination, and specifically restricts transgender individuals' rights to use restrooms and other facilities that don’t match their "biological sex." As PayPal CEO Dan Schulman wrote in a statement: "The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the...
  • NC Passes Bill to Protect Women and Girls But The Left Won’t Have It

    03/26/2016 7:37:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 25, 2016 | Michael Ware
    North Carolina passed a bill making it illegal for men and boys who claim to be a woman to use female facilities. Places such as public restrooms, showers and locker rooms now will be off limits to these men. As I reported this bill was voted on in response to the anti-discrimination law that was passed by Charlotte city council. The, pushed as a law to overcome discrimination, was no more than a Transgender wedge to push their agenda. But, now there are consequences for the passage. The bullies are out in full force. Breitbart reports
  • Charlotte Observer Covered Up Open Bathrooms Advocate’s Predatory Past

    03/09/2016 6:46:49 AM PST · by God'sgrrl · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 8, 2016 | Demi Dowdy
    Yesterday, Breitbart News posted a story exposing what some of us already knew: A registered sex offender named Chad Sevearance has been leading the charge that would make Charlotte bathrooms potential venues for sexual predators. In the guise of an LGBT activist, Sevearance has been frequently quoted by the Charlotte Observer as an advocate for the recently passed Charlotte ordinance that will allow bathrooms to be open to any and all genders. The ordinance is scheduled to go into effect on April 15. Read more
  • Charlotte council votes to extend transgender rights

    02/22/2016 9:16:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2016 11:19 PM EST | Tom Foreman Jr. and Jonathan Drew
    North Carolina's largest city passed a law Monday allowing transgender people to choose public bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, which the governor had called a threat to public safety and warned that the General Assembly may step in. The Charlotte City Council voted 7-4 to expand protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity, making it the latest frontier in a national debate on how businesses treat gay, lesbian and transgender customers. One of the revisions to the city's nondiscrimination ordinance allows people to choose restrooms corresponding to the gender with which they identify. "I'm pleased that Charlotte...
  • Group Discovers John the Baptist Cave

    08/16/2004 9:09:34 AM PDT · by technomage · 339 replies · 4,947+ views
    AP | 8/16/04 | AP
    AP: Group Discovers John the Baptist Cave KIBBUTZ TZUBA, Israel (AP) KARIN LAUB Archaeologists said Monday they have found a cave where they believe John the Baptist anointed many of his disciples - a huge cistern with 28 steps leading to an underground pool of water. During an exclusive tour of the cave by The Associated Press, archaeologists presented wall carvings they said tell the story of the fiery New Testament preacher, as well as a stone they believe was used for ceremonial foot washing. They also pulled about 250,000 pottery shards from the cave, the apparent remnants of small...
  • Israeli cave linked to John the Baptist

    08/16/2004 11:00:29 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 10 replies · 493+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Aug. 16, 2004
    Archaeologists said Monday they have found a cave where they believe John the Baptist anointed many of his disciples - a huge cistern with 28 steps leading to an underground pool of water. During an exclusive tour of the cave by The Associated Press, archaeologists presented wall carvings they said tell the story of the fiery New Testament preacher, as well as a stone they believe was used for ceremonial foot washing. They also pulled about 250,000 pottery shards from the cave, the apparent remnants of small water jugs used in baptismal ritual. "John the Baptist, who was just a...
  • cave of john the baptist discovered?

    12/09/2005 2:10:57 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 746+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 12 8 05 | abcnews
    http://www.comcast.net/providers/fan/popup.html?v=11465594&pl=50886733.xml&config=/config/common/fan/default.xmlthe link has high speed video from comcast has a news report stating that archaeologists believe they have found the cave where john the baptist performed many of his baptisms along with a crude rendition of john the baptist carved into one of the walls dial up will probably take forever to load but might be worth the wait its a very interesting story
  • New Discoveries Point To 'Cave Of John The Baptist' As Important Site In The Time Of Isaiah

    04/01/2006 2:47:00 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 1,073+ views
    New discoveries point to 'cave of John the Baptist' as important site in the time of Isaiah The interior of Suba Cave New Discoveries Point to "Cave of John the Baptist" as Important Site in the Time of Isaiah Recently completed digging at Israel's Suba Cave, an archaeological site that is possibly connected with John the Baptist, or Jewish groups of his time has revealed features that deepen the mystery of the site's ancient origins, according to University of North Carolina at Charlotte archaeologist James D. Tabor, associate director of the excavation. The site was brought to international attention in...
  • Cam Newton: 'I'm an African American QB that Scares People'

    01/27/2016 2:41:27 PM PST · by Cecily · 108 replies
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suggested for the first time Wednesday that race may play a factor in why he's become a lightning rod for public criticism. "I'm an African-American quarterback that scares people because they haven't seen nothing that they can compare me to," said the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Newton. The No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL draft out of Auburn, Newton has his share of detractors who either don't like how he plays, his celebrations or his abundance of self-confidence.
  • Sen. Richard Burr asks for retraction on report of comments about Ted (Vote for Sanders) [tr]

    01/21/2016 2:01:21 PM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Charlotte News and Observer ^ | January 21, 2016 | Jim Morrill
    U.S. Sen. Richard Burr on Thursday strongly denied a news report that said he had told people he would vote for Democrat Bernie Sanders over Republican Ted Cruz. Burr’s aides asked The Associated Press for a retraction. An AP spokesman said the news agency was sticking by its story. “I will support whoever the GOP nominee is,” Burr tweeted. “@AP is trying to create discord where there isn't discord by telling lies.”
  • Breaking! Shooting at North Lake Mall, Charlotte, NC

    12/24/2015 11:34:48 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 229 replies
    Daughter in Law/Local TV News ^ | 12/24/2015 | Self/Local News
    Shooting at North Lake Mall- Just got a call from DIL working at Mall. Gunshots fired, everybody taking cover, 911 called, Mall in lockdown. Will post more as I find out. No data on injury or deaths. Please Pray
  • Woman claims right to reside in pricey Piper Glen home

    11/14/2015 5:42:02 PM PST · by NotchJohnson · 19 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | November 12, 2015 | Michael Gordon
    The Charlotte Observer | CharlotteObserver.com CRIME NOVEMBER 12, 2015 Woman claims right to reside in pricey Piper Glen home Group of up to 9 people have occupied foreclosed house since summer, residents say Ninti el Bey, believed to be a member of Moorish Nation, was arrested last week She has launched a fight to keep control of the 5,200-square-foot Piper Glen house Charlotte-Mecklenburg police lined up outside a home in Piper Glen last month to evict Ninti el Bey and others Moorish Nation, whose members make it their business to assume ownership of vacant luxury homes without paying a dime,...
  • SouthPark Mall will add back Christmas tree to controversial glacier display

    11/08/2015 10:05:20 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    WGN TV ^ | 11/8/15
    CHARLOTTE, NC — After receiving a ton of backlash, a shopping mall in North Carolina has put the Christmas tree back in its Santa display. In a tweet Saturday night, SouthPark Mall said they would now include a traditional Christmas tree in their display. The mall in Charlotte had recently announced that when children visit Santa Claus this year, he’d be under a huge faux glacier instead of a Christmas tree. The mall said their goal with the new display was to be “fresh and exciting.” But that idea received cold feedback on social media. A petition was started on...
  • Charlotte Mayor-elect Jennifer Roberts played ‘outside game’ to win

    11/04/2015 4:56:50 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 13 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 11/4/2015 | Bill Moriill
    Back in March, as the field of Charlotte’s mayoral candidates continued to grow, a lot of people considered Democrat Jennifer Roberts a long shot. It wasn’t the first time that Charlotte’s new mayor-elect had been underestimated. Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article42877881.html#storylink=cpy
  • New Sanctuary City law could force Charlotte to change civil rights resolution

    10/30/2015 2:23:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    WBTV ^ | 10/29/15 | Steve Harrison
    CHARLOTTE, NC - Gov. Pat McCrory's signing Wednesday of a bill that would prohibit N.C. municipalities from becoming "sanctuary cities" may force Charlotte to remove language in a civil rights resolution that prohibits police from asking about immigration status. House Bill 318, the Protect North Carolina Workers Act, could also affect Charlotte's efforts to create a municipal ID. Under the new law, municipalities can create their own IDs, but they cannot be recognized by local governments. One exception is that police can use the ID if it's the only way to identify someone. Charlotte council members support a Charlotte-specific ID...
  • Ex-NFL Player Made Some Damning Allegations Against Officer Who Pulled Him Over — So Police Released

    09/05/2015 12:26:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | september 4, 2015 | billy hallowell
    A Texas police organization is demanding an apology from a former NFL player who reportedly claimed on social media that a cop put a gun to his face during a recent traffic stop — but the Pearland Police Officer’s Association said that dashcam footage shows the officer acting properly. The group claims that Lamar Lathon, 47, a linebacker who played for the Houston Oilers and the Carolina Panthers, lied about what unfolded in a Facebook post in which the former NFL player said that he was terrified and that he feared for his life, KHOU-TV reported. Footage from the September 1 incident,...
  • Charlotte’s New $37 Million Streetcar That Travels 1.5 Miles Embarrassed by 25-Year-Old

    07/17/2015 9:01:58 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | july 17, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Charlotte, North Carolina’s $37 million streetcar officially began moving this week, and those in the community were still wondering — was it worth that much money? Knowing the backlash that the electric streetcar has received in the community, two editors at CharlotteFive, a new project of the Charlotte Observer that says it delivers both news and entertainment to Millennials, decided to see just how efficient the streetcar is and challenged it to a race. According to a video produced by the online site,Charlotte’s Gold Line streetcar travels at a speed of approximately 16 mph and only makes six stops on its 1.5 mile route,...
  • Charlotte Employers Seeking More Bilingual Staff

    07/15/2015 8:09:20 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 9 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | July 14, 2015 | Mark Price
    In yet another sign of Charlotte’s growing immigrant workforce a new kind of job fair is being held Friday to recruit ONLY people who speak more than one language. Organizers believe it may be the first of many to come. The Latin American Coalition has programs aimed at helping immigrants find work and it has lately enjoyed growing success. In the past six months, the number of immigrants finding work through its job preparedness programs jumped from 8 to 15 percent, agency officials said.
  • Original suspect in murder of America's Next Top Model contestant and three others (Illegal)

    07/06/2015 10:29:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/6/2015 | Snejana Farberov
    The original suspect in the murder of an America’s Next Top Model contestant and three others was scheduled to be ejected from the US in 2012 but was granted deferred deportation under President Obama’s amnesty policy, it was revealed today. Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, 19, was arrested last month in connection to a triple-homicide in Charlotte, North Carolina, that claimed the lives of aspiring model Mirjana Puhar, 19, her 23-year-old boyfriend Jonathan Alvarado, and 21-year-old Jusmar Isiah Gonzaga-Garcia. His alleged accomplice, 19-year-old David Ezequel Lopez, was taken into custody Thursday and jailed on three counts of first-degree murder.
  • Democrat cries ‘ugly’ about abortion bill changes [NC]

    05/30/2015 8:53:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | J. Andrew Curliss
    Republicans in the state Senate have added provisions to an abortion bill that are drawing strong criticism from a key Democrat in the Senate. The bill has already passed the House and would extend the waiting period for abortions from 24 hours to 72 hours. The purpose is to give women more time to consider the decision in the hope it will lead to fewer abortions. The proposal, House Bill 465, passed the House in a 74-45 vote last month. Now, in the Senate, a substitute bill is set for discussion on Wednesday. That substitute abortion bill now includes language...
  • Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    05/04/2015 11:37:29 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/4/2015 | Andrew Osborn
    (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have named their newborn daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, a choice that honors the baby's late grandmother Princess Diana and her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.
  • Bishop Bars Sr. Jeannine Gramick [LGBT Advocate] from North Carolina Family Gathering

    04/23/2015 11:40:02 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    New Ways Ministry ^ | April 21, 2015 | Bob Shine
    Sr. Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of [LGBT] New Ways Ministry, has been barred from speaking at a Catholic parish in North Carolina, a move which seems to contradict Pope Francis’ initiatives for a more listening and merciful church. Bishop Peter Jugis of Charlotte personally expelled a PFLAG-Charlotte event from St. Peter Catholic Church where it was set to be held, according to QNotes. (PFLAG stands for Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.) Diocesan spokesperson David Hains explained that Jugis acted against Sr. Gramick’s presence because of her connection to New Ways Ministry and outspoken support for LGBT rights. Gramick...
  • Clinton's infant granddaughter a touchstone in 2016 campaign

    04/22/2015 10:39:43 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    whio ^ | 4-22-2015 | CATHERINE LUCEY, ap
    <p>DES MOINES, Iowa — They don't make power suits in her size. If asked for political insights, she might just respond with a goo or a giggle. And her campaign vehicle of choice is a stroller.</p> <p>But Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky is playing a significant part in Grandma Hillary's 2016 presidential bid. Since her birth in September, the daughter of Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky has been a political star, photographed while cradled in the arms of Bill and Hillary Clinton and name-dropped by her grandmother as a newborn during the 2014 midterm elections.</p>
  • Movement to Increase McDonald’s Minimum Wage Broadens Its Tactics

    03/30/2015 4:25:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    On a recent Friday, Kwanza Brooks, a $7.25-an-hour McDonald’s worker, climbed into a 14-person van to take a four-hour ride from Charlotte, N.C., to Atlanta. As she and other workers headed south, Ms. Brooks, a short, fiery woman, swapped stories with her companions about unsafe conditions and unfair managers. Upon arriving, they joined more than 400 other people — including home care aides, Walmart workers, child care workers and adjunct professors. The gathering was a strategy session to plan for the fast-food movement’s next big wave of protests, which is now scheduled for April 15. But the meeting was also...
  • Grassley, Tillis: Illegal Alien With Drug Charges Got DACA Amnesty Before Allegedly Murdering Three

    03/20/2015 9:39:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 20, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) -- An illegal alien and known gang member who has been charged with first-degree murder in North Carolina was granted deferred deportation under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), despite having been placed in removal proceedings for drug charges in 2012, according to a press release from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.). Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez. (Police mugshot.) Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, 19, was charged in February with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of three people in Charlotte, N.C, including a 19-year-old former America’s Next Top Model...
  • It's Wake Up Time, City Of Charlotte

    02/18/2015 3:00:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Michael Brown
    In the name of anti-discrimination, the City Council of Charlotte, North Carolina is poised to discriminate against people of conservative moral values, also imposing the struggles of a tiny minority on every man, woman, and child who lives or works in Charlotte or might happen to visit the city. It’s wake up time, Charlotte! It’s not too late to make a change. According to an in-depth review by a team of lawyers with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a new bill, which the City Council will vote on after a public meeting on Monday, February 23rd, “does not contain adequate safeguards...
  • TECHNOLOGY Google to Announce Fiber Expansion In Four Cities

    01/27/2015 12:35:30 PM PST · by edzo4 · 16 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 1-27-2014 | ALISTAIR BARR
    Google Inc. is preparing to offer its high-speed fiber-optic Internet service in four new metro areas, the latest step in a careful expansion of the service. Google will announce launches of Google Fiber in Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Nashville, Tenn. in coming days, according to two people familiar with the situation.
  • New Site of Democratic National Convention

    12/04/2014 4:38:15 PM PST · by econjack · 13 replies
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  • Former Charlotte (RAT) Mayor Patrick Cannon gets house arrest after illegal vote

    11/09/2014 4:51:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 11/06/14 | Michael Gordon, Steve Harrison, Rick Rothacker
    **SNIP** While Cannon dodged jail for now, his appearance in court continued a 366-day free-fall for one of the city’s longest-serving officials, who first joined the City Council in 1993. On Nov. 6, 2013, Cannon was elected mayor, jubilantly thanking voters for helping him realize a “life goal.” He was arrested in March, charged with accepting more than $50,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents. He pleaded guilty in June to a corruption charge and was sentenced by Whitney on Oct. 14. At the time, Cannon’s attorneys asked that their client be admitted to a prison alcohol-treatment program.
  • Former Democratic Charlotte Mayor, a Convicted Felon, Caught at Polling Place...(VOTING!)

    11/05/2014 7:18:07 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/4/14 | Oliver Darcy
    Full Title "Former Democratic Charlotte Mayor, a Convicted Felon, Caught at Polling Place Doing Something ‘He Shouldn’t Have Done’" Former Charlotte mayor and convicted felon Patrick Cannon appeared to cast a ballot Tuesday, putting him in violation of his bond, an official told a local news outlet. Greg Forrest, who heads Charlotte’s U.S. Probation Office, told the Observer the action might have the 47-year-old Democrat in front of a judge again. “Let’s cut to the chase: He shouldn’t have done that, and we’re going to talk to him tomorrow,” Forrest told the newspaper. Forrest said he would report the apparent...
  • Ex-Charlotte mayor, a convicted felon, votes in violation of bond

    11/04/2014 5:27:54 PM PST · by RightGeek · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jake Miller
    Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was stripped of his right to vote in October when he was sentenced to 44 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to felony corruption charges. But just over two weeks later, Cannon cast a ballot in North Carolina's midterm elections. And the vote, a violation of Cannon's bond, has again landed the former mayor in hot water. "Let's cut to the chase: He shouldn't have done that, and we're going to talk to him tomorrow," Greg Forrest, chief of the U.S. Probation Office in Charlotte, told the Charlotte Observer on Tuesday. Forrest said he...
  • Ex-Charlotte mayor, a convicted felon, votes in violation of bond (DEMOCRAT)

    11/04/2014 3:57:41 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | Nov 4, 2014 | Jake Miller
    Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was stripped of his right to vote in October when he was sentenced to 44 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to felony corruption charges. But just over two weeks later, Cannon cast a ballot in North Carolina's midterm elections. And the vote, a violation of Cannon's bond, has again landed the former mayor in hot water. "Let's cut to the chase: He shouldn't have done that, and we're going to talk to him tomorrow," Greg Forrest, chief of the U.S. Probation Office in Charlotte, told the Charlotte Observer on Tuesday.
  • Clinton Decries Outside Spending In Pricey N.C. Senate Race [Except When It Benefits Her]

    10/25/2014 8:03:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | October 25, 2014 | Dan Merica,
    Clinton Decries Outside Spending In Pricey N.C. Senate Race By Dan Merica, CNN October 25, 2014 Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) -- Negative, expensive campaigns is something Sen. Kay Hagan is getting an education in this year. And something Hillary Clinton knows very well. Clinton campaigned Saturday for her fellow Democrat at a Charlotte rally of about 1,800 supporter. The former U.S. senator and secretary of state -- and widely presumed 2016 presidential contender -- used her appearance for Hagan to decry Thom Tillis, the Republican looking to unseat Hagan in November, as someone who will answer to big business, not...
  • Former NC mayor sentenced for corruption

    10/14/2014 11:31:16 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 17 replies
    WRAL ^ | 10/14/14 | Mitch Weiss
    The former mayor of North Carolina's largest city was sentenced Tuesday to nearly four years in prison in a federal corruption case that spanned the time he was a councilman to when he took over in the executive office. Patrick Cannon had resigned in the midst of the case that stunned Charlotte residents who had once elected him as their youngest councilman.
  • Did Holder resign because he can no longer trust the FBI to be his personal army of thugs?

    09/26/2014 9:02:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is great news for the continued life of our republic. Patriotic Americans are sighing in relief and saying, “Good riddance to a lawless tyrant!” This joyous event brings to mind the startling glut of gut punches brought to bear last March by the FBI against Democrat “sacred cows;” punches which were clearly thrown without permission from Holder or any of his top aides. The FBI raided offices and arrested or indicted a half dozen usually protected Democrat minorities. Last spring within a two week period, Democrats who by their membership in protected groups...
  • Charlotte Observer to stop using the term ‘Redskins’ [except in that headline, apparently]

    09/07/2014 8:58:30 AM PDT · by catnipman · 36 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/7/2014 | Web Staff
    Charlotte Observer has announced it will no longer be printing the name “Redskins” in local articles, citing controversy surrounding the name. The newspaper announced on Saturday that it will start the ban Sunday. The paper said it will still cover the team, but will not refer to them by that term. ...
  • Obama to speak at Legion national convention

    08/26/2014 9:57:24 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 46 replies
    American Legion website ^ | Aug 26 , 2014 | American Legion
    President Barack Obama will(did)address The American Legion on Aug. 26 at the organization's 96th National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. His speech, along with the rest of the general session, will be streamed live start at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at www.legiontv.org. Obama is expected to address the convention at approximately 11:40 a.m. "The American Legion is honored that the nation's commander-in-chief will address those of us who have served in uniform," National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger said. "With so many important issues ranging from the state of VA health care to the Global War on Terrorism, it is...
  • Iredell man jailed 2nd time in abuse case

    08/12/2014 6:41:13 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Aug. 12, 2014 | Steve Lyttle
    A 25-year-old Troutman man is jailed and faces possible deportation proceedings after he was found inside the residence of a woman he is accused of assaulting earlier, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Gustavo Armando Hernandez is jailed under $100,000 bond, and the sheriff’s office said he is facing an immigration detainer. The detainer means U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to take custody of Hernandez when his Iredell County case has been completed. Deputies said Hernandez was arrested Aug. 1 on charges of assaulting a female and interfering with 911 communications. Investigators said the victim reported Hernandez struck...
  • SIM missionaries returning to Charlotte

    08/10/2014 11:25:21 AM PDT · by Raebie · 12 replies
    WCNC News ^ | August 10, 2014 | WCNC Staff
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- SIM Missionaries announced Sunday morning that some of its missionary staff in Liberia will be returning to Charlotte. Charlottean Nancy Writebol, a missionary with Charlotte-SIM, returned to U.S. soil last week after contracting the Ebola virus. Writebol returned just days after Samaritan's Purse's Doctor Kent Brantly, who also tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to stop the outbreak of the virus in West Africa. Writebol and Brantly were brought back to the U.S. one-at-a-time in a specialized plane. Both Writebol and Brantly are receiving treatment at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. SIM tells NBC Charlotte they're...
  • Shocking video of teens BEATING ice cream man in attack filmed and posted online

    07/05/2014 1:42:08 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 7/4/2014 | Mail Online
    A girl is seen trying to touch the man's ice cream cart as another girl stands behind her. The first girl then appears to try to hit the man repeatedly as he attempts to defend himself. The second girl then lunges toward the ice cream man - not long before an unidentified male also tries to take a swing at him. As the teens back away from the man, yelling is heard. The first girl then moves back toward the ice cream man and seems to repeatedly hit him as he tries to dodge her blows. At different parts of...
  • Ex-Charlotte mayor to plead in corruption case

    06/02/2014 6:29:50 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    foxnews.com/A ^ | 6/2/2014
    Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was expected to plead guilty Tuesday in a corruption case after an FBI sting recorded him accepting thousands of dollars in cash and airline tickets from undercover agents posing as businessmen, according to court documents. Cannon agreed to plead guilty to a single count of honest services wire fraud, which carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to documents filed Monday at U.S. District Court. Cannon was set to appear Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge David Cayer. Cannon, 47, was arrested March 26 and the Democrat resigned...
  • Olympia Snowe, on compromise, Citizens United and former colleague Kay Hagan

    04/14/2014 9:23:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/14/14 | Mary Curtis
    Olympia Snowe made her case for a return to governing from the “sensible center,” and she did it with conviction. But while the audience was both loud and supportive at a women’s summit in Charlotte, no one – and that includes the former Republican U.S. senator from Maine — thought it would be easy. Snowe was considered moderate in her approach and her politics when she decided not to run for a fourth term in the Senate in 2012. How bad had it gotten? Republicans and Democrats honored her at separate celebrations, a departure from the past. “It’s not even...
  • A Whole Lotta Democratic Corruption Going On

    03/28/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts. I'm going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogue's gallery reference list. But let's not be naive. It's clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI's...
  • 4 Democratic lawmakers either arrested or raided by the FBI in quick succession

    03/27/2014 10:00:01 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 27 Mar 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Three Democratic lawmakers were either arrested or had their office raided Wednesday by the FBI. Two of the Democrats, including Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Patrick Cannon, were charged in connection with FBI stings that caught them allegedly taking bribes from undercover agents. Coupled with an FBI raid that led to the resignation of a prominent Democratic lawmaker in Rhode Island this past weekend, four Democrats have recently come under the FBI’s radar. Here are the four: New York state assemblyman The FBI raided Democratic New York Assemblyman William Scarborough’s Albany office Wednesday morning and also took papers from his office in...
  • How TV Censorship Works for Democrats

    04/09/2014 4:15:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On April 1, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was denied a second term, defeated in the primary by upstart city councilwoman Muriel Bowser. The beginning of the end came on March 10, when U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen struck a plea bargain with a wealthy businessman who confessed he'd spent $668,000 on an illegal "shadow campaign" to fund get-out-the-vote efforts that helped Gray win the mayoral office in 2010. So the corrupt mayor of America's most important city is thrown out. A political scandal? The same networks that were utterly breathless over the local story of Gov. Chris Christie's aides slowing traffic...