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  • Why it’s now cheaper to produce some goods in the South than in China

    08/04/2015 10:33:36 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/4/2015 | Ana Swanson
    Before World War II, red-brick textile mills that processed cotton and wove it into cloth were all over the southern United States, dotting the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama. But in the last 50 years, automation, free trade agreements and competition from countries like China whittled down the historic industry until it was almost gone. Now some textile jobs are coming back, but on much different terms. As the New York Times reported Sunday, some Chinese manufacturers are setting up shop in the United States, after finding it cheaper to produce their goods in the American South than in China.
  • Feds charge 3 men accused of prepping for martial law

    08/03/2015 3:34:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    AP News ^ | 08/03/15
    Three North Carolina men fearing a government takeover and martial law stockpiled weapons, ammunition and tactical gear while attempting to rig home-made explosives, according to charges announced by the Justice Department on Monday. The men from Gaston County, near Charlotte, were arrested by federal authorities on Saturday after more than a month's investigation. Walter Eugene Litteral, 50, Christopher James Barker, 41, and Christopher Todd Campbell, 30, are accused of stockpiling guns and ammunition, as well as attempting to manufacture pipe bombs and live grenades from military surplus "dummy" grenades, according to the statement by Acting U.S. District Attorney Jill Westmoreland...
  • Cuccinelli Urges Virginians To Support Motion To Oust Boehner

    08/03/2015 4:20:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    Principled limited government constitutional conservative Ken Cuccinelli, Chairman of Liberty Now PAC, issued a powerful appeal for Virginians to demand their Representatives in Congress support Rep. Mark Meadows' motion to vacate the Chair and oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House. Cuccinelli writes: An amazing thing happened the other day, although it hasn’t gotten much attention… yet! On Tuesday, North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows courageously submitted a “Motion to Vacate the Chair.” The “Chair” in this case is Speaker Boehner. If successful, Congressman Meadows’ motion would remove Congressman Boehner as Speaker of the House, and allow for a vote...
  • John Boehner Embarrassed: His Whip Team Couldn’t Find Votes To Reelect Him Speaker Last Week

    08/02/2015 6:32:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/2/15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess. “[House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA),” a senior conservative movement leader who’s had many personal and direct discussions with...
  • Troopers: Driver hits child, steals bicycle

    08/01/2015 6:43:26 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 12 replies
    wcti12.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Lauren Arnott
    A man allegedly hit a nine-year-old girl on a bicycle with his truck, stole her bike and left the scene, according to troopers and the victim's mother. Zachary Armstrong, 18, is charged with hit and run, misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods. He was placed in the Carteret County Jail under $20,000 bond. Troopers with the N.C. Highway Patrol said the girl, Layla Plunkett, was hit Tuesday night on Ole Field Circle in Newport. Investigator's paint lines still mark the road indicating where the bike was dragged by the truck. Troopers say after it happened, Armstrong stopped and picked...
  • Pentagon signals move to arm more troops at recruiting stations

    07/31/2015 7:13:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | July 30, 2015 | JAMES ROSEN
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter has given his top commanders the green light to allow more troops to carry weapons at U.S. bases, with a focus on recruiting stations, Reserve centers and other softer military targets. Carter’s actions came two weeks after a Kuwaiti-born gunman killed four Marines and a sailor before police slayed him at the Navy reserve center in Chattanooga, Tenn. “The tragic shooting on July 16 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, illustrates the continuing threat to DOD personnel in the U.S. homeland posed by homegrown violent extremists,” Carter wrote in a memo released Thursday by the Pentagon. In the memo,...
  • The Real Danger from the GOP’s Latest Mutiny Against John Boehner

    07/30/2015 2:24:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 7/29/15 | Martin Matishak
    If you thought the days of bad blood between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and rank-and-file House lawmakers were on hold, at least for the summer, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) apparently didn’t get the memo. Tuesday night, the congressman marked his 56th birthday by filing a resolution in the House to force Boehner from the top leadership post. The “motion to vacate the chair” is the first time that a Boehner opponent has taken such a step and is a bit of payback from Meadows, a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and one of 25 conservative rebels...
  • Fellow Republican Launches Bid to Oust Boehner as House Speaker

    07/28/2015 7:16:08 PM PDT · by South40 · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | 28 JUL 2015 | LUKE RUSSERT, M. ALEX JOHNSON and ALEX MOE
    WASHINGTON — A House Republican often at odds with John Boehner launched a bid Tuesday to kick the speaker of the house out of his job — an almost unheard-of rebellion but one that has been simmering for months. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, filed a motion to "vacate the chair" — a parliamentary maneuver that could be used to depose Boehner, R-Ohio. The motion accuses Boehner of having "endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent," and of using "the power of the office to punish...
  • It’s On: Rep. Mark Meadows Makes Move To Unseat Boehner As Speaker Immediately

    07/28/2015 4:17:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 75 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 28 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)96% has filed a motion aimed at unseating Boehner immediately as Speaker of the House. “Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has filed a motion to try to force Speaker John Boehner from his leadership post,” Politico wrote in a breaking news alert. “The move, called a motion to vacate the chair, represents a new level of opposition to GOP leadership from the conservative wing of the House Republican Conference. The motion can be postponed for several days before consideration.” It’s unclear if this will be successful, but over the past few years there have been two major coup...
  • LegalZoom Takes On A State Bar That Doesn't Want Competition

    07/22/2015 12:48:16 PM PDT · by reaganaut1
    Forbes ^ | July 22, 2015 | George Leef
    In LegalZoom v. North Carolina State Bar Association, the innovative provider of affordable legal services has challenged the NC bar over its refusal to register its prepaid legal plans for individuals and small businesses. The case is based on the Sherman Antitrust Act, which forbids entities from attempting to monopolize any market. This is the second time in a year that North Carolina has found itself accused of an antitrust violation. In a case decided in February, the Court ruled in favor of the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust suit against the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners. It held...
  • Family says someone fired shots at truck that flew Confederate flag

    07/22/2015 3:46:22 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 76 replies
    WSOCTV.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Ken Lemon
    A Gastonia family has removed a Confederate flag from their truck after they said someone fired half a dozen gunshots at them this weekend. The shooting happened Saturday night and bullets narrowly missed a passenger's head. The family showed Eyewitness News reporter Ken Lemon the damage and told him they believe they were targeted. The father of two, who did not want to be identified, took it down and told Lemon it's not worth flying anymore.
  • Aldi and Lidl Are Ready To Invade the U.S. Beware Walmart and Target!

    07/22/2015 12:46:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    forbes.com ^ | Jul 8, 2015 | Walter Loeb
    Aldi and Lidl, Germany’s toughest discount food retailers, are invading the US. Both operate small, efficient no frill self serve supermarkets with a strong non-food assortment, and very low prices. Both have permanently changed the competitive landscape wherever they have gone. Lidl is about to open its U.S. headquarter in Arlington, Virginia and a distribution center in Alamance County, North Carolina. These are early steps in its U.S. invasion by this formidable company that operates about 11,000 stores in 26 countries throughout Europe. I am told that the company has already selected 80 locations in the Greater Washington, D.C. area...
  • Marine slain in Chattanooga rampage to be memorialized in Georgia

    07/21/2015 2:27:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 7/21/15 | Rich McKay
    Thousands of mourners are expected on Tuesday night at a memorial service for Marine Lance Cpl. Squire K. “Skip” Wells, one of the five U.S. servicemen slain last week in Tennessee. Wells, 21, a reservist, was the youngest victim of an attack being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. He is the first to be honored individually at a memorial service. Fresh out of boot camp, Wells was remembered as a marching band nerd, who had recently returned from a trip to Disney World in Florida with his mother Cathy Wells, according to WSB-TV in Atlanta.
  • North Carolina governor orders state flags to fly at half-staff to honor shooting victims

    07/20/2015 2:56:16 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    Gov. Pat McCrory released a statement Sunday afternoon ordering all state flags to be lowered to honor the military members slain in Tennessee. He ordered the North Carolina flag to half-staff in honor of the four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy petty officer who were gunned down in Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • After Chatanooga shooting, Congress weighs arming troops on bases

    07/20/2015 9:43:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 20, 2015 | Shontee Pant
    The Armed Services Committees are working to allow commanders to carry personal firearms through the National Defense Authorization Act. The House Armed Services chairmen are working together to “do more to protect our troops” following a deadly shooting on July 16 in Tennessee, according to a statement released Friday. A recent shooting in Chattanooga, Tenn. which claimed the lives of four Marines at military recruiting stations, has rekindled debate over rules prohibiting members of the military from carrying concealed weapons on military bases. ... The concealed-weapon amendment, if included in the final version of the bill, would allow the commander...
  • North Carolina Hindu temple sign hit with over 60 shotgun blasts

    07/19/2015 10:51:08 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 44 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Sunday, July 19, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    The Om Hindu Organization of North Carolina is planning to build a 3,600 sq ft temple in Clemmons and has bought 7.6 acres at the site where the sign board, which was shot at, was put. (Representative illustration) Houston: A sign board for a planned Hindu temple in the US state of North Carolina has been fired at, leaving over 60 holes in the sign, prompting authorities to probe the incident that has shocked the Indian community. The incident happened sometime between noon July 4 and about 1pm last Saturday, Forsyth county sheriff's office said in a report. The sheriff's...
  • 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,...
  • Legislative Black Caucus members ask Fort Bragg to change name

    07/16/2015 10:35:58 PM PDT · by rey · 31 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | July 16, 2015 | GLENDA ANDERSON
    The California Legislative Black Caucus has added its voice to a call for Fort Bragg officials to rename the Mendocino Coast city, potentially breathing new life into a debate that had been largely dismissed as silly by residents and officials in the former logging town with some 7,200 residents. On Thursday, the caucus sent a letter to the city signed by eight of its 12 members. “Fort Bragg is known for its strong sense of community, natural beauty and forward vision. It is also a very diverse community, with residents of many ethnicities and nationalities. But the name Bragg comes...
  • 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.
  • Cruz Adds Dozens to North Carolina Statewide Leadership Team

    07/14/2015 9:07:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 11 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/14/15
    Expanded NC grassroots operation represents every Congressional district, Reflects makeup of old Reagan CoalitionHOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, candidate for President, today announced dozens of new members to his North Carolina statewide leadership team, which now covers every Congressional district in the state and reflects his growing grassroots support across the country.“This ever-growing coalition of state grassroots activists shows how broad and competitive our North Carolina Cruz for President team will be in the Republican primary,” Sen. Cruz said. “I am humbled and honored by the support of these leaders in the Tarheel State who are standing...
  • Man enters Spartanburg Wal-Mart waving Confederate flag, threatens to shoot people

    07/14/2015 6:55:21 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 83 replies
    Blue Ridge Now ^ | July 13, 2015 | Staff
    An unknown man came into a Spartanburg Wal-Mart waving a Confederate flag and threatened to come back and shoot people after being escorted out of the store.The man, who was not identified, walked into the store with a Confederate flag around his neck and shoulders and began waving the flag and dancing with it, according to an incident report from the Spartanburg Police Department.The man left in a black moped and was wearing a white T-shirt, black shorts, an orange hat and camouflage cowboy boots.
  • Carolina Beach changes town policy after lifeguard flies LGBT flag off stand

    07/09/2015 6:58:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    WECT ^ | 7/8/15 | Kaitlin Stansell
    Carolina Beach is changing town policy after a lifeguard reportedly decided to fly a rainbow flag from one of the lifeguard stands, supporting the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community on the Fourth of July.<“Pretty much immediately someone complained,” Zach Hupp said. “Told one of the other lifeguards that they thought because I was flying that flag that I would only rescue gay people.”Hupp said he just wanted everyone to feel accepted and safe.“I feel like with that flag, I would hope that everyone would feel welcome to come down to the beach, especially near Freeman Park which is...
  • Gay Teacher Promotes Homosexuality to Little 3rd Graders, Says He Didn’t Care What Parents Thought

    07/09/2015 4:28:07 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    thepcmdgazette.com ^ | july 8, 2015
    A North Carolina elementary school teacher has resigned after his decision to read a gay-themed children’s book to his third-grade class led to controversy in the small town of Efland. Omar Currie said he read his students the book “King and King,” a fairy tale about two princes having a “love” encounter, after he perceived negative gay stereotyping in his class. Currie said that he was inspired to teach the little kids about two men “hooking up” because a boy in his class acted a little feminine. “When I read the story, the reaction of parents didn’t come into my mind,”Currie, 25, said...
  • 'God Is First': NC Church Flies Christian Flag Above Old Glory

    07/07/2015 8:36:08 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 51 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 07/07/2015 | Fox & Friends
    A North Carolina church has sparked a debate with its decision to fly the Christian flag above Old Glory. Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby, N.C., held a flag raising ceremony Sunday to hoist the Christian flag above the stars and stripes. Rit Varriale, pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church, was on “Fox and Friends” this morning to explain his church’s decision. “God is first,” he said, adding that American culture has been pushing back against traditional Christian values for quite some time. Varriale said that he’s a veteran who loves his country. He explained that he was willing to serve so...
  • ESPN Pulls Event From Donald Trump Golf Course

    07/06/2015 3:18:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | Breitbart News
    ESPN has become the latest corporate entity jump on the pig-pile on Donald Trump.
  • 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.
  • Bragg soldier charged with going armed to the terror of the public

    07/03/2015 7:02:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Fay Observer ^ | 07/03/15 | Nichole Manna
    A Fort Bragg soldier with an AR-15 assault-type rifle wearing a military ballistic panel carrier and carrying multiple rifle ammunition magazines caused a busy Cross Creek Mall to lock down Thursday night. Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, was charged early this morning with going armed to the terror of the public. He told police he was preparing to have photographs taken with military equipment when 911 calls sent Fayetteville police to the mall. Wolfinger was processed at the Cumberland County Detention Center and was released to his company commander and provost marshal at Fort Bragg. The incident happened on the eve...
  • Pro-life laws stymied by courts in 4 states

    07/03/2015 6:03:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    brnow.org ^ | Jul 1, 2015 | Baptist Press staff
    Pro-life regulations in Texas, North Carolina, Kansas and Iowa have been stymied in court challenges. Affected are a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to qualify as ambulatory surgical centers and for abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges; a North Carolina law requiring doctors to show pregnant women ultrasound images before performing an abortion; a Kansas law banning dismemberment abortions; and an Iowa Board of Medicine ban on “webcam” abortions. Texas The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a stay of House Bill 2, which was slated to go into effect July 1, until the justices can consider whether to...
  • UPDATE: 7-foot shark pulls man under water Ocracoke Island in NC, victim airlifted to hospital

    07/02/2015 5:11:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    myfox8.com ^ | Stephanie Doyle
    A 68-year-old man was pulled under the water by a shark Wednesday in the Outer Banks — this time on Ocracoke Island. The man was swimming outside the first breaker about 25 feet offshore, directly in front of the lifeguard stand, when he encountered a gray shark about 7 feet long, Hyde County officials said. A lifeguard saw the shark pull the man under the water. He suffered several bites to his rib cage, hip, lower leg and both hands. A witness told CNN he saw a “trail of blood from water to the sand.” The victim was able to...
  • North Carolina’s “Perfect Storm” for Shark Attacks (they're caused by global warming)

    07/01/2015 3:27:17 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 29, 2015 | Brian Clark Howard
    5. Global warming Although Frank J. Schwartz, a shark biologist with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, says there’s too much natural variability in weather cycles to blame the recent shark attacks on global warming, Burgess says the link is plausible. “Clearly global climate change is a reality and it has resulted in warmer temperatures in certain places at certain times,” says Burgess. As warming is expected to increase, it will likely bring more sharks farther north and entice more people to get into the water, which will lead to more bites.
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • GOP leaders poised to reverse punishment for dissenter

    06/25/2015 8:56:35 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/25/2015 | JAKE SHERMAN and ANNA PALMER
    House Republicans look like they are about to cave. Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is on the brink of restoring North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows’ subcommittee chairmanship just days after it was taken away as punishment for crossing party leaders, according to multiple sources familiar with the decision. It would be a stunning reversal for Chaffetz — and, by extension, the GOP leadership — and could embolden the several dozen conservative Republicans who defy Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.). Those close to — and part of — House Republican leadership say...
  • Chaffetz backtracks, reinstates punished GOP lawmaker to chairmanship

    06/25/2015 10:04:16 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6-25-15 | Scott Wong
    Facing enormous blowback, Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Thursday reversed course and said he was reinstating Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) as a subcommittee chairman. Chaffetz stripped Meadows of his subcommittee gavel last week after the congressman joined nearly three dozen other conservatives in voting against leadership on a procedural motion that nearly scuttled a major trade package.
  • Fire At Black Church In North Carolina Ruled Arson

    06/25/2015 9:45:23 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 18 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | June 24, 2015
    <p>CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Investigators with the Charlotte Fire Department in North Carolina say a fire at a predominantly black church is arson.</p> <p>A statement from the fire department said it took about an hour Wednesday to get the fire at Briar Creek Road Baptist Church under control. Two firefighters were treated for heat-related injuries.</p>
  • Hearing delayed for teen accused of plotting to kill Americans [NC]

    06/24/2015 5:59:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    WBTV ^ | 6/24/15 | Jennifer Miller
    The hearing for a Burke County teen accused of plotting to kill Americans in support of ISIL has been continued to July 8. Justin Nojan Sullivan, 19, is charged with attempting to provide material support for terrorists and was arrested by the FBI after they searched his home in Morganton last Friday. According to a federal complaint, Sullivan was charged after having several conversations with an undercover FBI employee about planning the attacks. Sullivan's father, Rich Sullivan, said his son looked like a "deer caught in headlights" in court Wednesday. Wednesday the decision was made that Sullivan's preliminary hearing and...
  • Kay Hagan Won’t Challenge Richard Burr in 2016

    06/24/2015 4:05:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | June 23, 2015 | Emily Cahn and Niels Lesniewski
    Former North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan will not be mounting a challenge to her former GOP colleague, Sen. Richard M. Burr. Hagan, who was defeated by Thom Tillis in 2014, has been making calls to inform donors she will not be running for the seat that comes up in 2016, two sources familiar with the calls told Roll Call. While Hagan’s statewide name recognition and relatively strong performance in a year that saw Republicans sweep into the Senate majority would have made her a top challenger to Burr, a national Democratic strategist said there are plenty of Democrats who could...
  • BAD NEWS FOR DEMS: KAY HAGAN WON’T RUN FOR SENATE IN 2016

    06/24/2015 1:37:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.24.15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Former North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan won’t run for Senate in 2016, disappointing Democrats counting on her to unseat Republican Richard Burr in what will be a major swing state race. Hagan was unseated by Republican Thom Tillis in 2014 after one term in the Senate, and has struggled in the polls since, but was the obvious pick to challenge Burr. She’s been calling donors and supporters to inform them she won’t run, reported Roll Call. Hagan performed relatively well in an election where Republicans secured big majorities in the House and Senate, and supporters figured she could unseat Burr...
  • Currie Spices Up the Classroom Debate

    06/23/2015 7:41:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 23, 2015 | Tony Perkins
    Once upon a time, there was a teacher who undermined parents’ rights. Sound familiar? It should. This has become a common story in classrooms across America, as more liberal teachers latch on to kids’ books with homosexual themes. But for moms and dads in North Carolina, the news that their third graders were listening to gay fairy tales didn’t have the happy ending teacher Omar Currie hoped for. A homosexual himself, the elementary school teacher thought the book King and King would encourage his class to treat others with respect. What he didn’t count on was the overwhelming feeling of...
  • ISIS Agent Living In NC Organizes Massacre Of 1000 Americans (ISIS is now officially in the USA)

    06/22/2015 4:26:26 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 35 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Watching this video of Justin Sullivan says a lot about self-training for an ISIS lone wolf, something we have continually warned about. The Morganton teenager told an undercover FBI agent he planned to kill as many as 1,000 Americans in support of ISIS, according to documents released Monday. Neighbors now reveal that Justin Nojan Sullivan, 19, was training to become an ISIS lone wolf and was arrested Friday at his home, according to a release from the North Carolina U.S. Attorney’s Office. Sullivan’s destructive pattern of statues(?) and his desire to kill his parents is not foreign to Islam where...
  • Arresting Officers Bought Dylann Roof Some Burger King

    06/22/2015 7:35:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/22 | Adam K. Raymond
    Sixteen hours after killing nine people inside a Charleston, South Carolina, church, 21-year-old Dylann Roof was treated to a free meal from Burger King by the Shelby, North Carolina, police officers who arrested him. This is according to Shelby Police Chief Jeff Ledford, who told the Charlotte Observer that Roof complained of hunger before officers bought him the burger. Turns out he only had time for a single bag of chips while leading police on a manhunt. Ledford said that Shelby police had two interactions with Roof: arresting him with guns drawn, and buying him lunch. They then turned him...
  • US teen held on ISIS-linked terror charges

    06/22/2015 6:03:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    AFP ^ | 6/22/15
    A 19-year-old American was charged on Monday with conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State group (ISIS), after allegedly planning to carry out assassinations and attacks in its name. Justin Nolan Sullivan, a self-described Muslim convert, was arrested without incident on Friday at his home in Morganton, North Carolina in possession of an unlicensed silencer, the Justice Department said. It alleged Sullivan planned to buy a semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle at a gun show on Saturday "to kill a large number of US citizens on behalf of ISIL [ISIS]". ISIL is the acronym the US government uses for...
  • North Carolina GOP elects first black chairman

    06/22/2015 4:57:31 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    Winston-Salem Chronicle ^ | June 11 2015 | Gary D. Robertson
    The North Carolina Republican Party elected its first black chairman Saturday, June 6, in an upset victory over the candidate backed by Gov. Pat McCrory and other top leaders in the GOP establishment. “I’m humbled by the win, and it speaks volumes to the delegates who have made their voices be made known,” Hasan Harnett said. As for whether his victory will help broaden the party’s base to more black voters, he added: “I think it’s a good start and there’s much more work to be done.” Collins had been endorsed by McCrory, U.S. Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis...
  • Barack Obama to eulogize slain pastor [Proverbs 6]

    06/22/2015 4:45:54 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/22/2015 | Maura Reynolds
    President Barack Obama will deliver a eulogy on Friday for the pastor gunned down last week along with eight of his parishioners in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the White House said Monday. Obama will travel to Charleston for the funeral of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, who the president considered a friend and who was a well known leader in South Carolina, where he also served as a state senator. “Michelle and I know several members of Emanuel AME Church. We knew their pastor, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who, along with eight...
  • Mock Trials at UNC

    06/22/2015 5:40:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Mike Adams
    The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has just made an enormous political mistake. Just days after being put on accreditation probation in the wake of a massive academic fraud scandal, they decided to fire wrestling coach C.D. Mock. His firing comes under suspicious circumstances and has serious First Amendment implications. The university is claiming that C.D. Mock was fired because of his teamÂ’s performance. It is true that his team has not finished higher than fourth at the ACC Championships since 2008. But there is more to the story. Coach Mock is not your ordinary wrestling coach. He is also...
  • Jason Chaffetz strips Meadows of subcommittee chairmanship

    06/20/2015 4:04:41 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 6-20-15 | Jake Sherman and Lauren French
    The House Republican crackdown has reached a new level of severity. House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz has stripped North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows of his subcommittee chairmanship, just days after he defied leadership on the House floor by voting against a party-line procedural motion. “Sometimes the coach needs to make a change on the field,” Chaffetz (R-Utah) told POLITICO Saturday. “He’s still a valuable contributor, and I really like Mark Meadows, he’s a good person. But I need to make a change.” Losing a subcommittee chairmanship midway through a congressional session is among the most serious punishments...
  • North Carolina mom travels to Iraq to join Kurds in ISIS fight

    06/20/2015 6:33:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    Fox 46 ^ | Jun 17, 2015
    <p>A North Carolina mother of three young children has traveled to Iraq to join the Kurdish Peshmerga in the fight against ISIS terrorists.</p> <p>Samantha Johnston, 25, of Emerald Isle, N.C., is the only known American woman on the ground assisting in the fight against ISIS.</p>
  • Carolina Panthers, owner Jerry Richardson donate $100,000 to families of shooting victims

    06/20/2015 4:52:09 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | June 20 2015 | John McDermott
    Jerry Richardson and his Carolina Panthers have donated $100,000 to the families of the nine Emanuel AME Church shooting victims. The Charlotte-based NFL team announced the gift in a letter dated Friday to state Rep. Bakari Sellers, who’s collecting donations on behalf of the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund. The donation provides $10,000 to each of the families to help defray funeral costs and other expenses. The other $10,000 goes to the Calhoun Street church as a memorial honoring the victims. “Our hearts are one with those who grieve the loss of these individuals,” Richardson wrote. The NFL team owner is...
  • How the liberal media sabotages #BlackLivesMatter in times of trouble

    06/19/2015 12:16:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I realize we’ve been hitting the South Carolina shooting and the disgusting, racist criminal who allegedly perpetrated the murders rather often since yesterday morning. Unfortunately, nothing as serious and tragic as this can unfold in America today without immediately becoming mired in multiple levels of political muck, generally before the first facts are even verified. In this case, the process continued well into the evening and will surely roll forward in the weeks to come. One aspect of the church shooting, however, seemed to offer at least a slim ray of hope in an otherwise dismal day. A consortium of...
  • Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof in custody – latest updates

    06/18/2015 8:48:01 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 75 replies
    The Guardain ^ | June 18, 2015 | Raya Jalabi
    One suspect is in custody Suspect identified as Dylann Roof Nine dead after ‘hate crime’ attack on historic black church Pastor Clementa Pinckney named among the dead Share your accounts with GuardianWitness What we know so far
  • Charleston church shooting suspect arrested in N.C., source says

    06/18/2015 8:31:14 AM PDT · by iowamark · 128 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2015 | Ralph Ellis and Ed Payne
    Charleston, South Carolina (CNN)[Latest developments] • Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof has been taken into custody in North Carolina, a senior law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told CNN's Deborah Feyerick. • Roof, 21, of Lexington, South Carolina, is the suspect in Wednesday's deadly shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, city police said Thursday. • Witnesses say the suspect stood up and said he was there "to shoot black people," a law enforcement official said. The shooter is also thought to have used a handgun, according to the official.