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  • CMPD identifies suspect in viral Panthers assault

    10/13/2017 2:56:01 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 25 replies
    WCNC ^ | 10/13/17 | WCNC
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A video posted to social media from Thursday night's Carolina Panthers game against the Philadelphia Eagles is gaining national attention. Warren Carrigan posted a video to Facebook and Instagram early Friday morning that shows a bloodied altercation between a Panthers fan and another man sitting behind him. Carrigan said the incident happened in section 541. In an Instagram post Carrigan said a man wearing a Panthers jersey and the woman next to him were standing for the entire game. "The dude took offense to the couple never sitting down and obstructing his view," Carrigan wrote. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police...
  • Swedish man arrested for kidnapping 12-year-old West Virginia girl

    10/08/2017 7:46:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | October 8, 2017 | WOWK
    BLUEFIELD, W. Va. (WVNS) – A man from Sweden is in jail after deputies said he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl from Bluefield. Simon Apell, 19-years-old, is charged with kidnapping, intent to seduce a minor, soliciting a minor via computer and sexual assault third degree. Mercer County Deputies said Apell has no ties to the United States other than flying in to Charlotte, North Carolina and then driving to Bluefield to specifically meet the young girl.
  • Inquiry Highlights Terry McAuliffe’s Ties to Chinese Company

    05/24/2016 7:19:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 24, 2016 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and STEPHANIE SAUL
    Four years ago, one of China’s largest agricultural importers sent representatives to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., hoping that meetings with elite party officials might yield business opportunities. The company, the Dandong Port Group, was particularly focused on the governors in attendance, according to an interview with Dandong’s general counsel broadcast by Chinese state television. But now, the company’s widening influence is coming under scrutiny by federal prosecutors, who are examining the relationship between Dandong’s wealthy and connected chairman, Wang Wenliang, and Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, a Democrat who was elected in 2013. A federal law enforcement...
  • Incumbent Charlotte mayor stunned in primary upset

    09/14/2017 4:47:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Charlotte Business News ^ | September 13, 2017 | Erik Spanberg  
    Vi Lyles pulled off an upset Tuesday in the Democratic primary for mayor with 46% of the vote, putting incumbent Jennifer Roberts out of a job. By surpassing 40%, Lyles avoided a runoff and will face City Council colleague Kenny Smith in the November general election.
  • Liberals believe your civil rights end when they don’t like you

    08/17/2017 2:02:50 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-16-17 | DrJohn
    I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. The media has lost its collective mind. Mass insanity reigns.CBS This Morning opened with their senior journalist Steven Colbert and followed up with legendary reporter Jimmy Kimmel, all in ridiculing Donald Trump.  The media has a full court press on for Trump and is utterly ignoring ethics, principle and the Constitution. Let's look at Trump's initial reaction to Charlottesville, for which he was widely derided: "But we're closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Va.. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on...
  • Craig's List thread to hire actors to play Trump supporters and tear down liberal monuments

    08/17/2017 7:29:50 AM PDT · by TheLurkerX · 38 replies
    Craig's List Charlotte ^ | 8-16-2017 | self
    A friend of mine in NC found this ad to hire actors to play Trump supporters and tear down liberal monuments in Charlotte. https://charlotte.craigslist.org/tlg/d/need-conservative-actors-to/6267628172.html
  • North Carolina man attempts to flee arrest, crashes into police cruiser, cops say

    08/02/2017 9:40:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/3/17
    Meaders was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts fleeing arrest with a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle with no insurance, driving without registration, possession of marijuana and reckless driving.
  • Starbucks Barista Bullies Trump Supporter

    06/16/2017 5:09:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Kayla Hart dropped by the Starbucks in Charlotte, North Carolina the other day for a cup of coffee. She left with a bitter taste – and it had nothing to do with the overpriced java. Kayla happened to be wearing a Donald Trump t-shirt when she walked into the coffee shop on East Boulevard in the Dilworth neighborhood. She tells Fox 46 the cashier took one look at her t-shirt and laughed. She also noticed her order was labeled with a political message – mocking her support of the president. Instead of her name, the cashier wrote, “Build A Wall.”...
  • American Airlines Passenger Opened Door and Jumped Off Moving Plane

    05/29/2017 10:36:44 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 48 replies
    Time ^ | 25 May 2017
    An airline passenger was arrested Thursday after he opened the plane's galley door as it was taxiing and jumped onto the tarmac at a North Carolina airport, authorities said. Tun Lon Sein was seated on American Airlines Flight 5242 just before takeoff, when he suddenly stood from his seat and attempted to open the aircraft's main door before he was halted by a flight attendant, whom he then tried to bite, federal air marshals said in a criminal complaint, according to CNN. Following the struggle, Sein was able to pry the door open and escape onto the tarmac, before airport...
  • Appeals court upholds I-77 toll project

    05/07/2017 9:07:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Greensboro News & Record ^ | May 2, 2017 | Doug Clark
    A challenge to the state's I-77 toll lane was denied by the N.C. Court of Appeals today.The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel upheld a lower court, which had dismissed a citizen group's attempt to stop the public-private project in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties.This was a big political issue in the 2016 governor's race, costing Pat McCrory a lot of votes in those counties. As a legal issue, the opposition doesn't seem to have much gas.I-77 from Charlotte to Mooresville is a traffic nightmare. To address the congestion, the state's DOT in 2014 signed a contract with a Delaware LLC...
  • NC hate crime? Man accused of burning Indian grocery, leaving racist note

    04/11/2017 3:17:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    WLOS, ABC 13, Asheville NC ^ | Sunday, April 9th 2017 | Joe Bruno, WSOC and Jennifer Saylor
    Police arrested a man who is accused of arson, ethnic intimidation, and committing a hate crime at Central Market in Charlotte on Thursday. Curtis Dwight Flournoy, 32, is charged with burning a building of trade, malicious damage by use of an incendiary material, felony breaking and entering, ethnic intimidation, and anonymous or threatening letters. Police searched for the man seen in surveillance video leaving a racist note, breaking a window at the business, and then setting a fire. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Friday that they’re working with federal authorities to investigate the incident as a hate crime. […] Officers responded Thursday...
  • Elderly SC man shot to death while delivering newspapers in Uptown Charlotte

    02/15/2017 8:46:51 AM PST · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    The State ^ | 2/15/2017 | Mark Price and Adam Bell
    CHARLOTTE, NC — A newspaper carrier was found dead in the road and a second person was reportedly found wounded early Wednesday in a typically peaceful part of uptown near popular Romare Bearden Park. Police are focusing their investigation on the 300 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The man found dead was identified as Walter “Wes” Scott Jr., 65. He lived in Lancaster County, S.C., south of Charlotte. Scott worked delivering newspapers in uptown for more than 40 years. He was under contract with a company that is also under contract to deliver The Charlotte Observer in...
  • Man with five prior arrests charged with murder of SC newspaper carrier

    02/16/2017 6:58:02 AM PST · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    The State ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2017 | MARK PRICE
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have charged a man in connection with the killing of a newspaper carrier in uptown Charlotte Wednesday. Roger Best, 22, is accused in the murder of Walter “Wes” Scott Jr., 65, who was shot Wednesday at 2:20 a.m. while delivering newspapers to a convenience store near Romare Bearden Park. Investigators believe he was killed during an attempted robbery. The suspect is charged with murder, attempted armed robbery, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Police said he was shot during the encounter with Scott and is being treated for gunshot wounds at Carolinas Medical Center. Once released,...
  • BREAKING: Charlotte City Council LIES To NC State Lawmakers, Jeopardizes HB2 Repeal Deal

    12/20/2016 9:48:55 PM PST · by 198ml · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/20/16 | Susan Wright
    Despicable. Faithless. Conniving. Liberal. As was reported earlier this week, a deal was struck between North Carolina’s lawmakers and the Charlotte City Council to mutually repeal both HB2 – the “bathroom bill” – and the Charlotte ordinance that made the bathroom bill a necessity, for the safety and privacy of the state’s citizens. Outgoing Governor Pat McCrory had announced that he would call a special session to repeal HB2, pursuant to Charlotte repealing the ordinance – and agreement that all parties seemed to agree with.
  • Gov-elect: North Carolina will repeal LGBT law on Tuesday

    12/19/2016 8:14:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 19, 2016 10:50 AM EST | Jonathan Drew
    North Carolina legislators will repeal the contentious HB2 law that limited protections for LGBT people and led to an economic backlash, the state’s incoming governor said Monday. Gov.-elect Roy Cooper made the announcement shortly after the Charlotte City Council voted to repeal its own local ordinance enacted in early 2016. It was that ordinance that Republicans blamed for the statewide law. …
  • Emails: LGBT law cost N. Carolina project with 700 jobs

    12/02/2016 9:58:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2016 12:26 PM EST
    Internal emails show that city and state officials blame a North Carolina law limiting LGBT protections for a company’s decision to pick another state for a new project that includes 700 jobs. The Charlotte Observer reports it obtained emails showing the law known as HB2 was cited as a key factor in CoStar Group’s decision not to put its hub in Charlotte. …
  • 3 Charlotte Area Counties Report Voting Machines Picking Wrong Candidates

    10/28/2016 9:07:44 AM PDT · by Free America52 · 19 replies
    Charlotte Stories ^ | 10/28/2016 | Scott Jensen
    NC’s election board has just reported a high number of complaints about electronic voting machine errors and wrong selections. State Board of Elections spokesman Pat Gannon commented this week that the complaints involved touch-screen machines used for early voting. He noted that the complaints only came from 5 out of the 100 North Carolina counties, including: Cumberland New Hanover Iredell Mecklenburg Catawba
  • LIVE:Two Trump Rallies 10/14/2016 Greensboro, NC @ 2pm and Charlotte, NC @ 7pm ET.

    10/14/2016 2:50:42 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 647 replies
    Friday, October 14, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Greensboro, NC at White Oak Amphitheater. Live coverage begins at 2:00 PM ET. White Oak Amphitheater Friday, October 14, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Charlotte, NC at;PNC Music Pavilion. Live coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET. PNC Music Pavilion
  • BIAS ALERT: Police group accuses CNN of deceptive edit of Charlotte shooting

    10/04/2016 10:18:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 4, 2016
    A law enforcement group is charging CNN edited video of the racially charged police shooting of a Charlotte, N.C., man to make officers look bad. Blue Lives Matter, an organization comprised of active or retired law enforcement officers, claims the cable news network edited video of the Sept. 20 fatal shooting of Keith Scott to cut out police ordering him to “drop the gun,” fueling claims Scott, a black man, was unarmed when he was shot by Officer Brentley Vinson. Although Vinson is black, the incident was the latest police shooting around the nation to spur violent protests and rioting....
  • Charlotte RIOTERS commit brutal attack and hate crime on Army Veteran [VIDEO]

    10/02/2016 7:37:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | October 2, 2016 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Somehow, this never even made my radar. Everyone should know about this. David Palmer is an Army veteran who works at a bar in Charlotte to earn money to go to school. During the riots, he had dinner with his sister and started to walk home. Ten men who were Black Lives Matter activists were hiding behind a construction site as he neared the Epicentre parking deck. They jumped out and viciously beat David. These are the same guys that were beating on others and looting there. While breaking bones and practically killing Palmer, they videoed the event to post...