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  • Former NC police chief detained at JFK for 90 minutes

    03/20/2017 6:52:05 AM PDT · by VanShuyten · 35 replies
    WTOP ^ | 3/19/2017 | unknown (AP)
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina police chief whose mother is Italian and father is Somali said Sunday that he’s disappointed with his country of 42 years after he was detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Former Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden of Alexandria, Virginia, who now works as a law enforcement consultant, said he was detained March 13 on his return trip from Paris for his mother’s 80th birthday. He supports the officers of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, but he believes his 90-minute detention was unreasonable, he said in a telephone interview.
  • NC judges rule some Repub laws undercutting new Dem governor’s powers are unconstitutional

    03/18/2017 3:49:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    North Carolina judges rule some Republican laws undercutting new Democratic governor’s powers are unconstitutional.
  • Massive fire destroys Raleigh apartment block

    03/17/2017 12:42:01 PM PDT · by wtd · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/17/2017 | Reuters
    Reuters: Massive fire destroys Raleigh apartment block - only one injury from glass - non life threatening
  • Large Fire Downtown Raleigh, NC

    03/16/2017 7:41:06 PM PDT · by pgyanke · 30 replies
    WRAL Raleigh ^ | 3/16/17 | pgyanke
    Big fire in downtown Raleigh, NC!
  • Asian Store Owner Under Fire After Assaulting Black Customer For Allegedly Stealing Eyelashes

    03/15/2017 12:49:05 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    Nextshark.com ^ | 3/14/2017 | Ryan General
    A video showing the Asian owner of a beauty supply store attacking and choking a Black female customer has prompted the local black community in Charlotte, North Carolina to gather in front of the store and protest the incident. According to Missha Beauty store owner Sung Ho Lim, he was trying to confront the customer whom he thought stole something when things got out of hand. No one has been arrested following the incident. “The female attempted to leave the store, but [Lim] blocked the exit and asked the female to show him what was in her bag since the...
  • Illegal Immigrant Faces Deportation after Raping Teen

    03/14/2017 8:10:08 AM PDT · by davikkm · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    An illegal immigrant will be deported after admitting to raping a 15-year-old girl during a New Year’s Eve party. Leonel Jardines Martell, 23, pleaded guilty to statutory rape after performing a sex act on a minor during a party in 2014, the Gaston Gazette reported. At the time of the crime, Martell was celebrating his birthday when the victim arrived with a friend. The victim was younger than most at the party, where alcohol and marijuana were present.
  • UNC head coach Roy Williams: Trump tweets 'more bull---- than anybody I've ever seen

    03/10/2017 12:52:17 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 70 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/09/2017 | Scott Davis
    University of North Carolina men's basketball head coach Roy Williams doesn't seem to be a fan of US President Donald Trump's Twitter activity. After UNC beat Miami 78-53 on Thursday in the ACC Tournament, Williams was asked about the impact of the tournament taking place in New York could have on recruiting or media attention. The question was seemingly in reference to a rant from Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim on Wednesday on the importance of the tournament being held in a big city, as opposed to Greensboro, North Carolina. Williams said because of the impact of social media, it's...
  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: WPD OFFICERS FALSELY TELL DRIVER HE CAN’T RECORD DURING TRAFFIC STOP (NC)

    03/10/2017 11:02:23 AM PST · by heartwood · 27 replies
    WWAY3 TV ^ | 3/8/17 | Hannah Patrick
    WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An attorney is speaking out after he says two law enforcement officers told him it was illegal to film them during a traffic stop. Jesse Bright said he was pulled over on February 26 by the Wilmington Police Department and a deputy from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Bright is an attorney, but he said he is also an Uber driver. Bright said he was taking a fare on a round trip when he was pulled over near Dawson and 16th streets. “I explained that I was an Uber driver and that, you know, my...
  • Illegal Alien Allegedly Beheads Mother In North Carolina

    03/08/2017 2:43:15 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    An 18-year-old man who beheaded his mother in a small North Carolina town on Monday is an illegal alien, The Daily Caller has learned. Oliver Mauricio Funes Machado was taken into custody after police say he decapitated his 35-year-old mother, Yesenia Funes Beatriz Machado, in their home in Franklin County. Machado, a Honduran national, was found holding a large butcher knife in one hand and his mother's head in the other. "When they arrived, he was with the decapitation in his hand and it was a gruesome scene," Franklin Co. sheriff Kent Winstead told WRAL, a local news station. Machado...
  • Court ruling could delay beltway

    03/07/2017 8:09:52 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | February 16, 2017 | Wesley Young
    A judge’s order could delay the start of construction on the next segment of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway unless contested condemnation claims are resolved by this coming fall. Attorney Matthew Bryant said Forsyth County Superior Court Judge John Craig would be signing orders this week dismissing some new condemnation proceedings started recently by the N.C. Department of Transportation against some landowners in the beltway segment planned between Reidsville and New Walkertown roads. Those new condemnation proceedings were started as part of the state’s effort to acquire land for that beltway segment, which is scheduled to go to contract this fall....
  • Is the ‘Day Without a Woman’ protest elitist?

    03/06/2017 5:13:55 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 6, 2017 | By Dan Steinberg
    The organizers of the massive post-inauguration women’s mar­ches have called on female workers to stay home Wednesday, raising concerns among some supporters of the burgeoning feminist movement that the burden of the protest will fall too heavily on the poor. The debate over “A Day Without a Woman” has been simmering on social media and flared in North Carolina last week, when the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools superintendent decided to cancel classes March 8 because so many staff members plan to participate. While some applauded the school district’s decision, praising it as a gesture of support for its overwhelmingly female...
  • North Carolina State Senator Who Blamed Trump for JCC Threats Goes Silent

    03/05/2017 4:50:39 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 5, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Rolling Stone published a February 28 story which featured North Carolina state senator Jeff Jackson (D) who vociferously blamed President Trump for the Jewish community center bomb threats around the nation. Bad timing for him because just three days later, on Friday, a suspect was arrested for the JCC threats. Very inconveniently for Jackson and many liberals the suspect, Juan Thompson, turned out to be an anti-Trump leftist. So what was the reaction of Jackson and the Rolling Stone? Contrition? An apology? Naw. Complete silence.  Like much of the rest of the mainstream media as pointed out by Newsbusters' Brad Wilmouth,...
  • February 2017 Child Rapes by Illegals in NC 17 illegals = 37 charges

    03/03/2017 8:41:22 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 6 replies
    ncfire.org ^ | February 2017 | Staff
    Link goes to 5 page PDF file with charges and mugshots.
  • Veterans Administration under fire after horrifying photos of neglected vets go (DURHAM NC)

    03/02/2017 7:04:06 AM PST · by GailA · 36 replies
    Raw Story ^ | 2/28/17 | NA
    The Durham VA Medical Center is under fire after a visitor took pictures of veterans in their care who were shown slumped over in chairs, with one man crumpled on the floor with no one attending to him. The shocking photos were posted to the Facebook account of Hanna McMenamin who has since stated that the VA hospital demanded that she take them down.
  • In Foxx, Trump & DeVos Have a Staunch Education Ally (Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-NC)

    02/23/2017 4:39:50 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    RCP ^ | Christopher Beach
    With control of all three branches of government, Republicans are set on unraveling President Obama's education legacy and pushing an unprecedented amount of funding and authority back to states. Leading this charge is Rep. Virginia Foxx, the newly appointed chairwoman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. Her mission, as she told RealClearPolitics in an interview for the new episode of the “First 100 Days” podcast series, is to make the federal government “as minimal as possible.” In fact, the North Carolina Republican has no qualms about abolishing the entire Department of Education. “If the Lord put me in...
  • POTENTIAL TERROR THREAT FOILED IN CARY (NORTH CAROLINA) (Muslim charged with threatenin

    02/21/2017 6:40:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    WTVD ABC News via Jihad Watch ^ | February 21, 2017 | By Angelica Alvarez, WTVD via Robert Spencer
    <p>“Don’t go to Cary tomorrow….For too long the kuffar [non-Muslims] have spit in our faces and trampled our rights. This cannot continue. I cannot speak of anything. Say your dua [prayers], sleep, and watch the news tomorrow. It will only be the beginning.”</p>
  • FBI arrests man in Myrtle Beach allegedly planning attack 'in the spirit of Dylann Roof'

    02/20/2017 1:18:02 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 14 replies
    WCSC ^ | February 16th 2017 | Ian Cross
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A man with connections to a white supremacy group was arrested in Myrtle Beach Wednesday after purchasing a gun from an undercover FBI agent, apparently intending to commit an attack “in the spirit of Dylann Roof.” Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell, 29, from Conway, was arrested at around 5 p.m. Wednesday by the FBI, according to records from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. On December 26, 2016, McDowell posted to Facebook a message: “I love love to act what u think,” followed by a link to the Temple Emanu-El Conservative Synagogue in Myrtle Beach, according...
  • UNC condemns flyer inciting violence against Trump supporters

    02/17/2017 10:35:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | February 17, 2017 | Will Rierson
    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill administrators condemned a flier found on campus encouraging violence against Donald Trump supporters, calling it antithetical to free speech. The flier, which WRAL reports was found on a distribution box of The Daily Tar Heel student newspaper, featured a political cartoon captioned, “If you see something… Do something!”
  • HEARTBREAKING VIDEO CAPTURES FALLEN SOLDIER'S HOMECOMING

    02/17/2017 7:16:56 AM PST · by grayboots · 17 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 02/16/2017 | KTRK
    RALEIGH, N.C. (KTRK) -- They are the sniffles heard around the world. When Lisa Williams' plane arrived at Raleigh-Durham Airport, passengers were asked to wait to let someone off the plane first. When she looked out the window, there were several soldiers unloading a flag-draped coffin from the cargo hold. For minutes, the plane remained silent, aside from the sniffles coming from the passengers. A woman walked over and placed her hand on the casket to say her final goodbyes, and others -- presumably family members -- joined her. Then, seven Green Beret soldiers dressed in full uniform carried the...
  • Radicalizing for Vandalism with Campus Identity Politics

    02/12/2017 11:54:06 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 10, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bernie is asking for a political revolution and college students are some of the main demographic he is speaking to,” Elizabeth Prier, communications director for the Young Democrats of Watauga County, told students at Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. That was a year ago. This year, Prier became one of four ASU students arrested for spray painting "F--- Trump," "F--- Cops" and "Black Lives Matter" on a police car and stores in downtown Boone, North Carolina. Watauga County is divided between rural conservative voters and the students of Appalachian State University. Boone has a smaller population than the number...
  • Child Sex Abuse Site ‘PlayPen’ Operators Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

    02/08/2017 4:28:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    We Are Change ^ | 2/8/17 | Aaron Kesel
    The two primary operators of a child sex abuse site known as “Playpen” were sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday.David Lynn Browning of Kentucky Michael Fluckiger of Indiana were prosecuted for their involvement with the site, which was run off of The Onion Router (TOR)’s darkweb as a hidden address.TOR bounces data requests around through three different default nodes, encrypting at every step to conceal the locations and the identities of its users, if used properly.The router is used by journalists and others for legitimate purposes. A long-standing use of the network has unfortunately been proliferating child pornography underground, which...
  • Curt Schilling Slams Liz Warren: Senator ‘Lieawatha’ Represents ‘Everything We Hate About Politics’

    02/08/2017 8:46:40 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    Heat street ^ | February 7, 2017 | Andrew Stiles
    Former baseball star Curt Schilling is reportedly planning to run for Senate in Massachusetts against incumbent Elizabeth Warren, and he’s wasting no time attacking his would-be opponent. Warren, a favorite politician among the liberal activists, represents “everything we hate about politics,” the former Red Sox pitcher said during an radio interview on the Larry O’Connor show. Schilling thinks he could be successful against Warren because of the “disconnect” between the politics of average voters in Massachusetts and the senator’s left-wing beliefs. “As I talk about potentially running for Senate and running against ‘Lieawatha,’ I’ve talked about the fact that the...
  • Judges block North Carolina law limiting governor's powers

    02/08/2017 7:46:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 10:42 AM EST | Gary D. Robertson
    A North Carolina court has temporarily blocked a state law passed by the GOP-controlled legislature that strips the Democratic governor of his some of his powers. The law required Senate confirmation for the governor’s Cabinet members, which previous governors have not needed. The law was approved in December, just two weeks before Roy Cooper took over as governor. …
  • There is No Campus Rape Epidemic, But A Lot Of Media Malpractice

    02/02/2017 9:21:20 AM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Minding The Campus ^ | February 1, 2017 | Stuart Taylor Jr. and K.C. Johnson
    The New York Times’ coverage of alleged sexual assault on college campuses “seems of a piece with the leftist bias I noticed within the Times newsroom regarding climate change, gay marriage, abortion, affirmative action, labor, and other hot-button issues.” Tom Jolly, New York Times sports editor, confessed in February 2008 that he regretted aspects of his paper’s much-criticized coverage of the Duke lacrosse case. He vowed to do better. “Knowledge gained by hindsight has informed our approach to other stories since then,” said Jolly, who later became an associate managing editor. But The Times did not do better. Its handling...
  • Marine colonel accused of sexual crimes waives right to hearing (6 year old little girl)

    02/01/2017 9:04:00 AM PST · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    WITN.com ^ | January 31, 2017 | Unattributed
    <p>CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - There will be no Article 32 hearing for the Camp Lejeune Colonel accused of sexually assaulting a child.</p> <p>55 year old Colonel Daniel Wilson of Mason, Washington, reportedly waived his right to the hearing, which is the military version of a civilian grand jury which determines if there is probable cause of a crime involving the accused. That's according to the online website Headquarters Marine Corps.</p>
  • Black Panthers Disarmed By Tactical Officers At NC Courthouse

    02/01/2017 5:33:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    Bearingarms.com ^ | January 30, 2017 | Bob Owens
    The Revolutionary Black Panther Party pledged legal action Sunday against local officials for their response to a planned armed march at a news conference interrupted when law enforcement officers arrived to remove their weapons. The news conference was taking place on the steps of the New Hanover County Courthouse when members of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the Wilmington Police Department arrived. New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Donald Warnick told party leader Dr. Alli Muhammad they were not allowed to have their weapons on courthouse property. Tensions heightened when some party members noticed officers with the Wilmington...
  • NC high schoolers face deportation after helping ‘classmate obtain gun’

    01/30/2017 6:36:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    EAG News ^ | 1/30/17 | Victor Skinner
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials could deport two 17-year-old students in North Carolina after police allege they helped a 14-year-old classmate obtain a gun.A student at Millbrook High School alerted a school resource officer about a gun at school Thursday, and police investigated and arrested three teens: an unnamed 14-year-old student who allegedly was in possession of the .380 caliber pistol and ammo, and two 17-year-old immigrant students who allegedly helped him acquire it, WRAL reports.Franklin Castillo-Diaz, from Honduras, and Elsy Diaz-Quintanilla, of El Salvador, both face felony charges possessing a gun on school property, while Castillo-Diaz faces an...
  • DA Releases Statement Regarding Black Panther Party's Planned "armed march"

    01/26/2017 1:25:29 PM PST · by cblue55 · 42 replies
    WECT TV ^ | January 26, 2017 | Tess Bargebuhr
    WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David issued a statement Thursday in response to a planned “armed march” of the local chapter of the Revolutionary Black Panther Party.
  • How HB2 Can Help Flush Out Bad Recruits

    01/26/2017 8:54:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2017 | Mike Adams
    In a recent Associated Press article, UNC President Margaret Spellings was quoted as saying that North Carolina’s controversial HB2 “bathroom bill” is causing academics to avoid taking jobs in the UNC system. She went on to conclude that this was hurting our efforts to recruit competent faculty. President Spellings is probably correct in her premise that HB2 is causing some academics to avoid teaching in the UNC system. But she’s wrong to conclude that this is hurting our efforts to recruit competent faculty. In fact, it might be helping us by weeding out emotionally unfit applicants. As a preliminary matter,...
  • Universities Cave to Snowflakes (Walter Williams)

    01/23/2017 3:25:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 25, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    One wonders just how far spineless college administrators will go when it comes to caving in to the demands of campus snowflakes. For those unfamiliar with the term "snowflakes," it is increasingly being used to characterize college students easily traumatized by criticism and politically incorrect phrases. They demand safe spaces and trigger warnings so as not to be upset by views that challenge their own. Snowflakes feel as though they must be protected against words, events and deeds that do not fully conform to their extremely limited, narrow-minded beliefs built on sheer delusion. This might explain their behavior in the...
  • Students in one school will need parental permission to watch Trump being inaugurated (Not Satire)

    01/18/2017 10:28:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/18/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    There was a time in my younger days when I would have seen a headline such as this and simply assumed that it came from some sort of parody publication. Perhaps National Lampoon. In the modern era, however, it’s really just another day at the office. Sure, it would be pleasant to think that you’re being tricked and this is just some sort of Rickroll to The Onion, but it’s not. At one school in North Carolina, students will be able to watch the inauguration of the next president, but only if they have a permission slip from their...
  • Trump Supporter Attacked On School Bus In Shocking Hate Crime

    01/11/2017 4:11:09 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 36 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | January 11, 2016
    A supporter of President Donald J. Trump was attacked on a school bus in Southern Pines, North Carolina, according to a new report by GotNews.com. 15-year-old Patrick Daly, a 9th grade student at Pinecrest High School, who is white, was repeatedly punched by two black students for supporting Donald Trump. According to his parents, race was a factor in the assault in addition to politics. The Moore County Police Department has filed assault charges against one of the perpetrators, Anthony Martin, and Daly filed an impact statement with the court, explaining how the thugs used a portable speaker and smartphone...
  • North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking Senior U.S. Government Officials

    01/06/2017 3:41:12 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    FBI ^ | January 6, 2017
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Justin G. Liverman, 24, of Morehead City, North Carolina, pleaded guilty today for his role in a harassment scheme that targeted senior U.S. government officials. Liverman’s plea admits guilt to a conspiracy to commit unauthorized computer intrusions, identity theft, and telephone harassment. According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, beginning in November 2015, Liverman conspired to attempt to intimidate and harass U.S. officials and their families by gaining unauthorized access to victims’ online accounts, among other things. For example, Liverman publicly posted online documents and personal information unlawfully obtained from a victim’s personal...
  • NC governor pledges to expand Medicaid, despite state law

    01/04/2017 4:22:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2016 7:03 PM EST | Gary D. Robertson
    Setting up more conflict with the Republican-led legislature, new North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday announced plans to expand Medicaid through the federal health care overhaul, even though a state law specially prevents such unilateral action. Cooper, the attorney general for the past 16 years before narrowly beating GOP Gov. Pat McCrory in November, announced at a New-Year economic forum that he plans to file paperwork with federal regulators by Friday. Cooper’s action comes in the waning days of the administration of President Barack Obama, who championed the 2010 health care law and wants to protect his legacy,...
  • ‘Black’ Activist Rachel Dolezal Dropped from MLK Event by North Carolina Town

    01/01/2017 8:10:14 AM PST · by NCDragon · 34 replies
    Heatstreet.com ^ | December 30th, 2016 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    A North Carolina town has nixed Rachel Dolezal from its Martin Luther King Jr. Dreamfest next month, saying her scheduled appearance would “take away from the goals” of the event. Charming Cary, North Carolina, had originally booked Dolezal to speak on a panel about racial identity and race relations. The former president of the Spokane, WA NAACP chapter, Dolezal drew nationwide controversy after news broke that she was born to white parents. She says she identifies as black.
  • Reagan mural defaced at local GOP office in North Carolina

    12/30/2016 3:18:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 30, 2016 10:47 AM EST
    Police in North Carolina say someone broke into a local Republican Party office and defaced a wall mural of former President Ronald Reagan. A Goldsboro police report says the break-in was discovered Thursday. Police say a door was kicked in at the building housing the Wayne County GOP. The report says nothing appears to have been stolen, but the vandalism caused hundreds of dollars in damage. …
  • North Carolina law stripping gov.-elect's power blocked

    12/30/2016 12:46:33 PM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    MSN AP ^ | December 30, 2016
    A North Carolina judge is temporarily blocking a new Republican-backed law that strips the incoming Democratic governor of his control over election boards just before he takes office. Wake County Superior Court Judge Don Stephens ruled Friday that the risk to free and fair elections justified stopping the law from taking effect this weekend until it could be reviewed more closely. Stephens plans to review the law Thursday.
  • North Carolina is no longer classified as a democracy

    12/23/2016 11:48:39 AM PST · by RKV · 66 replies
    News and Observer ^ | 22 December 2016 | Andrew Reynolds
    In the just released EIP report, North Carolina’s overall electoral integrity score of 58/100 for the 2016 election places us alongside authoritarian states and pseudo-democracies like Cuba, Indonesia and Sierra Leone. If it were a nation state, North Carolina would rank right in the middle of the global league table – a deeply flawed, partly free democracy that is only slightly ahead of the failed democracies that constitute much of the developing world.
  • NAACP to seek economic boycott to protest lawmakers' actions

    12/22/2016 5:54:30 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 37 replies
    WRAL TV ^ | 12/22/2016 | Matthew Burns; Amanda Lamb
    Raleigh, N.C. — The state NAACP will ask the national leaders of the civil rights group next month for a nationwide economic boycott of North Carolina to protest the actions of the General Assembly, state NAACP President Rev. William Barber said Thursday. "This legislature is trying to raise a new Confederacy in policy," Barber said at a news conference. "This group doesn't respect the Constitution. They do not respect the voices of the people. They do not respect the will of the people. They do not respect the vote, and it seems in some ways they do not respect just...
  • NAACP To Call for Boycott of NC After HB2 Repeal failure.

    12/22/2016 9:40:37 AM PST · by NCDragon · 43 replies
    ABC11.com ^ | December 22, 2016 | WTVD Raleigh NC
    RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The North Carolina branch of the NAACP said Thursday it will request a national NAACP economic boycott of the state following the General Assembly's failure Wednesday to repeal HB2. A similar boycott of South Carolina over the Confederate flag at the statehouse in Columbia lasted 15 years and cost that state millions. A supposedly bipartisan deal to repeal the anti-LGBT law collapsed Wednesday night when both sides balked and started blaming each other. After more than nine hours of backroom discussions and sporadic public effort, Republican state legislators quit trying to repeal the law and went home....
  • North Carolina Senate defeats bid to repeal controversial 'bathroom bill'

    12/21/2016 9:34:19 PM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/261/1 | fox/ap
    The North Carolina Senate Wednesday voted down legislation to repeal the controversial law known simply as the “bathroom bill,” months after the measure limiting LGBT protections triggered an economic backlash for the state. ADVERTISEMENT The Senate voted 32-16 against the repeal effort before voting by the same margin to adjourn, ending the special session two days after the Charlotte City Council gutted an ordinance that in March led the state's General Assembly to pass House Bill (HB) 2. The state House also adjourned without voting. The repeal legislation, Senate Bill 4, caused new turbulence by imposing a six-month moratorium on...
  • Repeal of North Carolina LGBT law fails in bitter divide

    12/21/2016 6:02:34 PM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    MSN AP ^ | December 21, 2016
    A deal to undo the North Carolina law known as the "bathroom bill" fell apart Wednesday night when legislators couldn't agree on a plan to repeal the measure, a sign of the bitter political divide within the state. The North Carolina General Assembly was called into a special session about nine months after they passed the law, which tarnished the state's national image as major corporations decided to pull up stakes, entertainers canceled concerts and the NCAA and ACC moved sporting events away. The wide-ranging law's best-known provision required transgender people to use restrooms in many public buildings corresponding to...
  • The North Carolina Electors Sang ‘God Bless America’ On their Way To Vote For Trump. This Is Awesome

    12/19/2016 11:57:17 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/16/16
    The North Carolina electors sang ‘God Bless America’ on their way to vote for Trump. This is awesome!  #ElectoralCollegehttps://twitter.com/SoCal4Trump/status/810924022401626112?lang=en    
  • North Carolina Bathroom Bill To Be Repealed

    12/19/2016 10:32:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2016 | Jason Hopkins
    During a time when a lot of pundits are screaming about partisan antics taking place in North Carolina - there is a monumental bipartisan deal set to take place inside the state’s capitol. Incoming Democratic governor Roy Cooper announced that the state's legislature will repeal the controversial HB2 law that has caused the ire of so many liberals and pro-LGBT activists around the country. "Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore assured me that as a result of Charlotte's vote, a special session will be called for Tuesday to repeal HB 2 in full. I hope they will...
  • The “Never Trump” Left: Making America Hate Again

    12/19/2016 8:42:25 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 19, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    The Left is livid and distraught over the Election Day victory of Donald Trump and has resorted to reporting incidents to blame Trump supporters. However, the problem is that many of them have been debunked as hoaxes. For example, Yasmin Seweid accused New York City subway riders of not coming to her aid when Trump supporters harassed her. She later admitted she made it up to not get in trouble for violating curfew. On college campuses, here are some Trumped-up hate crimes which have since their first reporting been verified to be false: • At North Park University in Chicago,...
  • North Carolina's Controversial HB2 Law to be Repealed

    12/19/2016 8:38:34 AM PST · by NCDragon · 9 replies
    abc11.com ^ | December 19, 2016 | WTVD-TV
    RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) -- The Charlotte City Council voted Monday to repeal a bathroom ordinance passed in early 2016 that led to the General Assembly convening a special session to pass North Carolina's controversial HB2 law. Within minutes of the repeal, Governor-elect Roy Cooper said the controversial state law will be repealed too in the General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory confirmed he will call for a special session for that purpose.
  • 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. …
  • 'We've made a decision': Electors prepare to cast votes for Trump (North Carolina)

    12/18/2016 9:19:18 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 15 replies
    WRAL.com news ^ | December 18, 2016 | Candace Sweat
    The next step in the 2016 presidential election isn’t happening without controversy as North Carolina’s presidential electors are gearing up to cast their votes in the Electoral College. Several groups, including Unite America, are calling on electors to vote their conscience after President elect Donald Trump won North Carolina. A spokesman for the state Republican Party ... press conference began that there would be no mystery in the outcome Monday. There will be 15 votes for Trump, but that didn't stop protesters from gathering to urge electors to change their mind. "We have decided that the electoral college will serve...
  • When Green Beret Is Sentenced to Night in Jail, Security Camera Catches Judge Going Into Cell

    12/18/2016 6:09:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Liftable ^ | Cathy Cornelison
    A North Carolina judge sentenced a Green Beret veteran to spend a night in jail. But when he remembered his own story and all he had gone through, he couldn't just let him spend the night alone. Judge Lou Olivera, a Gulf War veteran, is a district court judge over the Veterans Treatment Court in Cumberland County, North Carolina. He had to sentence Green Beret Joe Serna to one night in jail for a probation violation. Serna, a recipient of three Purple Hearts, is retired from the military and is having a hard time adjusting back to life after experiencing...
  • North Carolina upheaval: GOP bids to limit next gov's power

    12/15/2016 6:16:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 15, 2016 8:47 PM EST | Gary D. Robertson and Emory P. Dalesio
    North Carolina’s Republican-dominated legislature took extraordinary steps Thursday to reduce the powers of a Democratic governor-elect, defying raucous protests and threatened legal challenges days before he takes office. GOP lawmakers ignored protesters disrupting House and Senate floor debate and advanced legislation on the second day of their surprise session, which Democrats angrily called a power grab to weaken Roy Cooper once he becomes governor Jan. 1. The state’s attorney general, Cooper beat Republican Gov. Pat McCrory by barely 10,000 votes and vowed to fight back against GOP initiatives of recent years, particularly a law McCrory signed last March limiting LGBT...