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US: North Carolina (News/Activism)

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  • North Carolina Governor Vetos Volunteer Security in Churches Co-Located with Schools

    07/09/2020 6:04:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 6 July, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 2 July, 2020, the Democrat Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, vetoed Bill H652, also known as “The Second Amendment Protection Act”. From the Bill: AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO HAS A CONCEALED CARRY HANDGUN PERMIT MAY CARRY A HANDGUN ON EDUCATIONAL PROPERTY THAT IS THE LOCATION OF BOTH A SCHOOL AND A PLACE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP AND TO ENACT THE 2ND AMENDMENT PROTECTION ACT OF 2020.H625 has three other mild and incremental reforms of North Carolina weapons law. Allows a person who allowed their permit to carry to lapse, to renew it within 60 days...
  • Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

    07/08/2020 8:15:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    The Lincoln Project, a Republican super PAC, in a new ad slammed some of President Trump’s top GOP allies in the Senate, accusing a slate of Republican lawmakers of “cowardice” and “betrayal.” The ad, released Wednesday, states, “Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done. They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and...
  • Driver who had protesters jump on her car criticizes Raleigh police, protesters

    07/04/2020 7:29:41 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 106 replies
    WRAL ^ | 7/3/2020 | Joe Fisher
    RALEIGH, N.C. — The driver who was stopped and unable to get out of her car during a protest Thursday evening on the way home from a grocery run said she is certain those who threatened her do not represent the Black Lives Matter movement. “These were violent, young, mean kids,” Deb Newton said of her ordeal, which played out on Blount Street. “I was terrified about them being on top of my car like that and as aggressive as they were.” Newton said she got out of her car to get protesters to move, and that police officers who...
  • Black Conservatives Laugh at BLM Protest After They Notice There's No Black People

    07/02/2020 7:13:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | 7/1/2020 | C Douglas Golden
    I have a new hashtag for your consideration: #BlackLivesMatterSoWhite. Like it? I think it’s catchy and accurate. For all the talk about how black people are taking to the streets to demand equal treatment, one thing that’s curious about the recent spate of protests is that they don’t seem, well, very black. When white people began showing up en masse to these events, people attributed it to bad actors. The right said it was antifa, while the left said it was “white power” groups. There couldn’t have been that many of either group, however — and really, it was mostly...
  • Donald Trump is facing the prospect of a landslide loss

    06/25/2020 2:31:17 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 300 replies
    CNN ^ | June 25,2020 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN)A half dozen new swing-state polls released Thursday morning suggest that not only would President Donald Trump lose if the election were held today, he would lose in a landslide. The surveys, conducted by The New York Times and Siena College, show Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden by double digits in Michigan (Biden +11), Wisconsin (Biden +11) and Pennsylvania (Biden+ 10) and by mid-single digits in North Carolina (Biden +9), Arizona (Biden +7) and Florida (Biden +6). Trump won every one of those states in the 2016 election. Switch them from red to blue and you can quickly...
  • Cooper Delays Much-Anticipated Announcement On Reopening NC Schools

    07/01/2020 2:21:07 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    WFAE ^ | 06/30/20 | Ann Doss Helms
    Gov. Roy Cooper backed down Tuesday from a promise to announce a school reopening plan by July 1. Instead of the much-anticipated decision, his office sent a statement at 8:30 p.m. saying his Wednesday news conference "will not include an announcement on how statewide K-12 public schools will open this coming school year." The delay comes less than six weeks before schools are scheduled to open Aug. 17 for 1.5 million North Carolina students. Local school districts were poised to roll out plans this week. "Our basic plans are ready to go," Iredell-Statesville Schools board Chair Martin Page said Tuesday....
  • Never Trumpers cross line with party operatives by targeting GOP senators: 'Taking it too far'

    06/29/2020 7:28:44 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    The "Never Trump" coalition of Republicans fighting to oust President Trump from the White House is making a risky play, just as the president's lackluster poll numbers are raising concerns on the right -- they're going after Republican senators too. The effort is being led by The Lincoln Project, a media-savvy outfit that spends most of its time hammering the incumbent president with scathing TV and digital ads. But along with targeting Trump, The Lincoln Project is now weighing in on the races of GOP senators facing tough reelections this year. ... The spot characterizes Daines – who’s facing a...
  • County Covid numbers jump 13.5% in 72 hours, but sheriff won't enforce mask order

    06/27/2020 7:47:13 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 59 replies
    News & Record (Greensboro NC) ^ | June 26, 2020 | Susie C. Spear
    WENTWORTH — As Rockingham County’s reported COVID-19 cases jumped by 13.5% in three days, Sheriff Sam Page announced on Friday that he will not enforce Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order requiring citizens to wear masks in public. Page further said he will not enforce crowd limits on wedding receptions, despite the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ opinion that such events should be limited. Though the state doesn’t limit the number of people who can attend a wedding or funeral, it doesn’t list receptions as part of the exemption to its mass-gathering limits.The state allows no more than 10...
  • How Joni Ernst's New Bill Would Help End Anarchy in the Streets

    06/26/2020 7:09:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/26/2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    It's time to stop the anarchy. And Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) believes one way to do that is to threaten to withhold funds from any cities or states that continue to let rioters rule the streets. The Ending Taxpayer Funding of Anarchy Act is pretty self-explanatory. "For fiscal year 2021, and each fiscal year thereafter, a State or political subdivision of a State that is an anarchist jurisdiction at any time during a fiscal year may not receive Federal financial assistance from an executive agency during that fiscal year," the bill reads. “Anarchy cannot continue on our streets," Sen. Ernst...
  • North Carolina officers fired over racist remarks, 89 incidents now under review

    06/26/2020 7:11:41 AM PDT · by deport · 14 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | June 26, 2020
    Three North Carolina officers were fired over remarks they made, with one saying he was "ready" for a second "civil war." Now, 89 cases in which the officers were involved are under review for bias, according to the local district attorney. Donny Williams, Wilmington's first black police chief, said he fired the three officers on his first day in the role. "These individuals do not deserve to be in law enforcement," he told CBS News' David Begnaud. An internal investigation at the Wilmington Police Department accused veteran officers Kevin Piner, James "Brian" Gilmore and Corporal Jessie Moore of violating standards...
  • Lt. Gov. Forest says he’s suing Gov. Cooper for violating Emergency Management Act

    06/26/2020 3:36:31 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 4 replies
    CBS17 News.com ^ | June 25, 2020 | Michael Hyland, CBS 17 Digital Desk
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Lt. Gov. Dan Forest plans to sue Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration for violating the Emergency Management Act, according to a Thursday statement from Forest. “The Governor has repeatedly ignored the law, enacting mandates that selectively target the businesses and citizens of North Carolina without concurrence from a majority of the Council of State,” the statement read in part. The crux of Forest’s complaint is that executive orders made by Cooper since March does not allow him or other members of the Council of State to fulfill their oaths to uphold the state’s laws. Forest, in his...
  • “Let the Rioters do their Worst; I won’t Stand in Their way!”

    06/25/2020 6:00:27 PM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    Abbeville Institute ^ | Jun 25, 2020 | Boyd Cathey
    “Let the Rioters do their Worst; I won’t Stand in Their way!” By Boyd Cathey on Jun 25, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina comes across as a nice man, well-mannered, calm, the kind of man you would want as a neighbor and, yes, as a friend. He seems unthreatening in how he speaks, always with a very slight but perceptible eastern North Carolina accent. In short, he radiates a down home “you can trust me” charm. Except for one thing: it’s all a façade, false, a mask hiding a far darker side of his character. His likable demeanor...
  • Lt. Gov. Dan Forest says he plans to sue Governor Cooper's administration over COVID-19 executive orders (NC)

    06/25/2020 12:40:49 PM PDT · by conservativepoet · 14 replies
    abc11 ^ | 6/25/2020 | ABC NEWS 11
    Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest announced on Thursday his plans to sue Gov. Cooper over his executive orders that have kept some businesses closed around the state.
  • RISING STAR -Who is Madison Cawthorn and why is he in a wheelchair? (Mark Meadow's Cong. District)

    06/25/2020 10:37:28 AM PDT · by Gritty · 23 replies
    The U.S. SUN ^ | July 24, 2020 | David Boroff
    YOUNG congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn scored a stunning victory over a Trump-backed candidate in the North Carolina primary on Tuesday. He will take on Democrat Moe Davis in the general election in November. Here is more on the 24-year-old Cawthorn, who nearly died in a car crash six years ago and uses a wheelchair. Who is Madison Cawthorn? Cawthorn has come out of nowhere with a Libertarian-style focus on freedom after joining the Republican race at the last minute. He is competing for the seat belonging to Representative Mark Meadows, who is not seeking another term after becoming President Trump's...
  • Three Wilmington (NC) Police officers fired over racist rants

    06/25/2020 10:23:33 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 4 replies
    WCTI 12 ^ | June 24, 2020 | AP
    Three members of a North Carolina police department have been fired after a department audit of a video recording captured one of the officers saying a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and that he was ready. The Wilmington Police Department took the action on Tuesday against Cpl. Jessie Moore, and officers Kevin Piner and Brian Gilmore. Each was accused of violating standards of conduct, criticism and use of inappropriate jokes and slurs. After conferring with the city council, Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham cleared Police Chief Donny Williams to release the details. “When I...
  • LOCAL NEWS 'We can't wait anymore': Protesters block road outside Durham (NC) Police headquarters

    06/25/2020 7:30:42 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 63 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | 06/25/20 | Jessica Patrick
    A group that has camped outside the Durham, NC Police Department for more than a week has now blocked the street outside the building. On Thursday, a protester told WRAL News the group used wooden pallets to block the headquarters building at 602 E. Main St. in downtown Durham around 3 a.m. The Durham Police Department said they will monitor traffic in the area for the protesters' safety, and state transportation workers were at the scene expanding the road closures to manage traffic.
  • Gov. Cooper extends Phase 2 until July 17, announces mask requirement

    06/25/2020 6:47:51 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 20 replies
    CBS17 News.com ^ | June 24, 2020 | CBS 17 Digital Desk
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Gov. Roy Cooper said the state’s Phase Two of reopening will be extended another three weeks – until July 17 – and a mask requirement will be in place Friday. “Our numbers will keep us from moving ahead,” Cooper said. Wednesday, North Carolina reported 1,721 new cases reported and 906 people in the hospital in relation with COVID-19 – marking the second-highest day in both of those categories since the pandemic started. Since May 19, the number of people hospitalized has increased 56 percent, from being in the 500s to now over 900 in just a...
  • North Carolina requires face coverings statewide

    06/24/2020 2:57:14 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 123 replies
    WSPA News 7 / Associated Press ^ | June 24, 2020 | Johnathan Drew
    AP) – North Carolina’s governor has ordered people across the state to wear masks or other face coverings in public to fight the spread of COVID-19. Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order Wednesday that people must wear face coverings in public when it’s not possible to maintain physical distance. The order also mandates masks or other face coverings for employees of businesses including retailers and restaurants, as well as state employees in the executive branch. Violations of Cooper’s executive orders are punishable by misdemeanor.
  • Tuesday Primary Thread: 6 things to watch

    06/23/2020 12:53:06 AM PDT · by RandFan · 97 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 23 | Bridget Bowman, Niels Lesniewski, Stephanie Akin, and Chris Cioffi
    The successor to prison-bound former Rep. Chris Collins and the challenger to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be decided Tuesday along with nominees for dozens of House seats as six states hold elections. But it may take several days for votes to be counted as states cope with an expected surge in mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic. Elections in Kentucky, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Virginia had already been delayed, while South Carolina’s runoffs for state-level offices were always planned for Tuesday.In New York, Kentucky and North Carolina, which is hosting a GOP runoff for White...
  • Cawthorn defeats Trump’s pick in NC 11th Congressional District GOP primary

    06/23/2020 7:04:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 29 replies
    WSPA News 7 / Associated Press ^ | June 23, 2020 | Associated vPress
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 24-year-old real estate investment CEO won Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff for a western North Carolina congressional seat over President Donald Trump’s endorsed candidate for the nomination. Madison Cawthorn handily defeated Lynda Bennett to complete an upset for the GOP nomination in the 11th Congressional District, according to unofficial results. Bennett had received the president’s backing on Twitter and the earlier endorsement of Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who until recently had held the seat.