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  • EPA says new clean water rules are still in effect even though judge suspended them

    08/29/2015 5:06:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The very same crew which recently dumped three million gallons of toxic sludge out of an abandoned mine and turned the Animas River in Colorado the color of a yellow banded poison dart frog for roughly a week has just issued a whole new set of rules to “protect” small pools of water. They would also like you to know that these rules are going into effect even though a federal judge put them on hold in 13 states, too. This new batch of regulations is going to “protect” bodies of water which may include the ditch in front...
  • Retired Four-Star General Jailed Over Chinese Takeout

    08/29/2015 1:47:44 PM PDT · by robowombat · 166 replies
    Military.com ^ | Aug 23, 2015 | Tammy Joyner and Rodney Thrash
    | A retired four-star U.S. Army general was out on bond Tuesday after being taken to the Fayette County jail over the weekend for allegedly ordering Chinese food without paying for it ..... ....... Fayetteville police Chief Scott Pitts said that after his order from the Royal Chef restaurant arrived at his home, Livsey tried to pay the driver with a debit card that was declined. When Livsey offered to pay with a check instead, the driver told him checks were not accepted by the restaurant and he would have to take the food back, the police chief said. That...
  • Property managers say 'creepy cloaked figure' unmasked

    08/28/2015 7:00:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    Gaston Gazette ^ | Aug. 25, 2015 at 2:06 PM | Diane Turbyfill
    The mystery of the cloaked person in Gastonia has been solved. Two photos of a person wearing a cloak went viral after being posted on Facebook on Aug. 17. The pictures were allegedly taken by a spectator who spotted the man or woman outside Hudson Woods Apartments. The mystery of the cloaked person in Gastonia has been solved. Two photos of a person wearing a cloak went viral after being posted on Facebook on Aug. 17. The pictures were allegedly taken by a spectator who spotted the man or woman outside Hudson Woods Apartments. Speculation grew through social media, and...
  • Christians at Duke U refuse to read lesbian porn novel assignment

    08/27/2015 2:23:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 27, 2015
    DURHAM, NC, August 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Christian freshmen at Duke University are refusing to read an assigned graphic novel depicting masturbation and homosexual intercourse. The university says the assignment was optional and won’t discipline the holdouts. Brian Grasso emerged as the spokesperson for the dissenters after he posted his decision on the Class of 2019’s closed Facebook page. Opponents have done their best to mock and deride the holdouts as ignoramuses who don’t belong at Duke, but Grasso has addressed all their jibes, first to Duke’s student paper and then in an op-ed in the Washington Post, intelligently...
  • BUILDING AN ISLAMIC STATE IN AMERICA, ONE CHURCH AT A TIME

    08/27/2015 9:55:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 27, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Churches fall, mosques rise. Across Europe, thousands of churches have closed and many of them have become mosques. The St. Marks Cathedral in London survived Nazi bombers in WW2, but fell to a new invasion and became the New Peckham Mosque. In France, where there are now more Muslims than practicing Catholics, the Islamic colonists demanded that thousands of empty churches be turned into mosques. The Capernaum Church in Germany has become the Al-Nour Islamic Center. In Amsterdam, the St. Ignatius Church was transformed into the Fatih Camii Mosque. Its name means The Conquerors Mosque. The original Fatih Camii Mosque...
  • Duke University Freshmen Refuse To Read Graphic Novel With LGBT Porn [Sodomite Indoctrination]

    08/25/2015 4:50:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/25/15 | Philip Devoe
    Some members of the Duke University freshman class have refused to read Fun Home, a graphic novel depicting a young girls emergence as a lesbian accompanied by several sexually explicit drawings. School officials selected the book as required freshman summer reading.Some Duke students dont agree with the moral position advanced by the graphic novels author, Allison Bechdel.Duke did not seem to have people like me in mind, incoming Duke freshman Brian Grasso told The Chronicle, the schools student newspaper. It was like Duke didnt know I existed, which surprises me.Grasso is credited with starting the movement against the required book...
  • Trumps Deadline to Rule Out A Third Party Bid: Sept. 30

    08/25/2015 12:35:13 PM PDT · by Abby4116 · 78 replies
    WMAL ^ | August 25, 2015
    NEW YORK (CNN) Donald Trump must rule out a third party bid before October if he wants to compete in South Carolinas Republican primary, a crucial test in the nominating contest. Trump has repeatedly refused to rule out a third party candidacy, noting that he could use the threat of an independent bid as leverage, but he cannot appear on the South Carolina primary ballot unless he pledges to support the GOP nominee in the general election.
  • Republicans Look to Force Trump to Pledge Loyalty Oath to GOP Masters

    08/25/2015 9:30:10 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 72 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/24/15
    Amid mounting concerns about Donald Trumps candidacy from the GOP establishment, Republican leaders in at least two states have found a way to make life a lot harder for him. The Virginia and North Carolina parties are in discussions about implementing a new requirement for candidates to qualify for their primary ballots: that they pledge to support the Republican presidential nominee and not run as a third-party candidate in the general election. The Virginia proposal has earned the support of Ken Cuccinelli, the states former attorney general and 2013 gubernatorial nominee, who has been promoting the idea...
  • Republican First: RPV stands up to Trump

    08/25/2015 6:13:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    Its about time I get a chance to write something positive about RPV. According to Politico, RPV Chairman John Whitbeck and State Central have chosen to stand up to the Trumpkins and their Supreme Leader The Donald. RPV, along with the GOP in North Carolina, are considering making all presidential candidates sign a loyalty oath. This measure is being looked at to deter a 3rd party candidacy from billionaire populist candidate Donald Trump. Trump famously said in last months GOP Presidential Debate that he could not commit to supporting the eventual party nominee. The measure even has the endorsement of...
  • State GOP leaders plot to tie Donald Trumps hands. [VA and NC]

    08/24/2015 6:19:21 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 122 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/24/2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    Amid mounting concerns about Donald Trumps candidacy from the GOP establishment, Republican leaders in at least two states have found a way to make life a lot harder for him. The Virginia and North Carolina parties are in discussions about implementing a new requirement for candidates to qualify for their primary ballots: that they pledge to support the Republican presidential nominee and not run as a third-party candidate in the general election.
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans not welcome to use Lee Chapel, W&L says

    08/20/2015 10:02:41 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 37 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | By Laurence Hammack
    A celebration of Lee-Jackson Day cannot continue in the campus chapel that honors its namesake Confederate general, Washington and Lee University has decided citing rancor that still lingers from the Civil War. For more than a decade, Lee Chapel has been the site of a ceremony held by the Stonewall Brigade of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a group that gathers in Lexington every January for the state holiday that commemorates Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas Stonewall Jackson. But in a decision announced this week, W&L denied a request by the confederate veterans group to rent the university-owned...
  • Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States

    08/19/2015 8:51:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    HealthDay News ^ | August 19, 2015 | Alan Mozes
    Drug-resistant head lice are very likely coming to a school near you, U.S. investigators warn. At least 25 states host lice populations that don't respond to common over-the-counter treatments, a new analysis reveals. Permethrin, part of the pyrethroid class of insecticides, has long been the go-to weapon against head lice, mosquitoes, bedbugs and other insects. But continued exposure to permethrin has caused a huge swath of the dreaded insects to develop genetic mutations that render such drugs useless. "It's a very classic resistance story. ... Head lice, which can't jump or fly, transmit by direct physical contact. They quickly infest...
  • Trump: "Be Careful Carly"

    08/14/2015 10:00:43 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 August 2015 14 August 2014 | by Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump warned fellow candidate Carly Fiorina Be careful Carly in a speech in New Hampshire on Friday. After arguing that fellow candidates South Carolina Senator Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)and former Texas Governor Rick Perry fell in the polls after attacking him, Trump said, Carly was a little nasty to me. Be careful Carly. Be careful. But I cant say anything to her, because shes a woman, and I dont want to be accused of being tough on women. I cant do that, right? Can I do that? Women, am I allowed to fight back? Am I...
  • Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline shuts down plant over Legionnaires' bacteria

    08/11/2015 6:25:37 PM PDT · by John W · 6 replies
    AP ^ | August 11, 2015 | EMERY P. DALESIO
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline shut down a plant Tuesday that produces inhaled medications after discovering the bacteria that causes Legionnaire's disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. The manufacturing plant in Zebulon, about 25 miles east of Raleigh, was closed after routine testing found the bacteria in a self-standing cooling tower. About 400 of the 850 employees who work in Zebulon were told to stay away until the towers are cleaned, officials for the London-based company said. The company said in a statement that the cooling tower "does not come into contact with product manufactured at the facility."
  • S.C. county commission: No more prayers allowed since controversy over Muslim invocation

    08/10/2015 8:32:24 AM PDT · by hemogoblin · 17 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 8/6/15 | Alec Rooney
    Out of concern for religious freedom one county in North Carolina has banned all prayers. You read that right: In Lincoln County, N.C., religious freedom now translates to nobody having the freedom to pray out loud at the opening of a meeting. It all went down thanks to a local Muslim activist who arrived to play the part of the victim, and thanks to a group of elected commissioners who granted that victim status and agreed to abridge everyones rights. Until recently, Christian prayers had been said at Lincoln County Commission meetings to focus board members on their duties,...
  • Man, 90, saves wife of 68 years in wheelchair from fire in North Carolina

    08/08/2015 2:41:23 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | rachelle blidner
    A 90-year-old man pulled his wife of 68 years to safety in her wheelchair as a fire ravaged their North Carolina home. Arthur Schneider jumped into action after a lightning storm hit a street transformer, causing flames to crawl through his Asheboro house, he told the Daily News Saturday. Arthur immediately thought of his wife Rosemary, 89, who has Parkinsons disease and dementia. She was all the way at the back of the house and cannot walk. I had to go back and get her, Arthur said. Shes part of me. The smoke alarms were all buzzing as the power...
  • North Carolina Blue Cross Raises Obamacare Plan Premiums (35%!)

    08/08/2015 2:01:53 PM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    CBN ^ | August 07, 2015 | CBN
    North Carolina's largest health insurer says high costs are forcing it to seek higher premium increases than expected. Two months ago, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina said it wanted to raise rates by an average of almost 26 percent in January 2016. But now it's seeking an average 35 percent higher premium for insurance sold under Obamacare. North Carolina is not the only state facing steep raises. A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation says dozens of health insurers across the country are increasing premiums well beyond 10 percent for next year.
  • Fargo, ND (and everywhere else) to be slammed with new refugees in next seven weeks

    08/08/2015 7:48:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Why the next seven weeks? Because fiscal year 2015 ends on September 30th and the settlers in the US State Department and in their contracting agencies want to hit the Obama target of 70,000 for the year and they have (as of July 31), 18,470 more to go! Actually that 70,000 figure that Obama announced in his Presidential Determination Letter to Congress last September is meant to be a ceiling, not a goal that they necessarily have to hit. However, since the contractors are paid by the head and they have salaries and office overhead to pay, they always try...
  • US judge: Sheriff didnt violate Hispanics civil rights (North Carolina)

    08/07/2015 6:14:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 7, 2015 6:32 PM EDT | Emery P. Dalesio
    The U.S. Justice Department failed to prove a North Carolina county sheriff ordered deputies to target Hispanic residents in violation of their civil rights, a federal judge ruled Friday. Judge Thomas Schroeder dismissed the governments civil lawsuit against Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson. Justice Department attorneys failed to demonstrate that Johnsons agency engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional law enforcement against Hispanics, the judge ruled. The government had alleged Johnsons deputies routinely targeted Latinos for traffic stops. A statistical study commissioned by the DOJ said the Alamance County Sheriffs Office was as much as 10 times more likely to stop...
  • Heath Shuler Is Exploring a North Carolina Senate Run

    08/06/2015 3:29:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 6, 2016 | Alex Roarty
    Former Democratic Congressman Heath Shuler is actively exploring a Senate run in North Carolina, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell National Journal. Should he run, Shuler, a former NFL quarterback who represented a district in the state's western half, would instantly become the Democrats top recruit for the Senate seat held by Republican incumbent Richard Burr. Earlier this year, former Sen. Kay Hagan turned down Democratic entreaties to run for office, and the party has since struggled to find another potential contender. Shuler served three terms in the House before deciding not to seek re-election in 2012.
  • Scores attend Confederate flag rally in King

    08/05/2015 9:07:57 AM PDT · by euram · 10 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | Aug 2 2015 | Jordan Howse
    A seemingly never-ending line of cars, pickups, SUVs and even a replica Hazzard County sheriffs cruiser drove out of the parking lot of Central Park in King on Saturday to start the Confederate Pride Ride through Stokes County.
  • Thousands expected at Confederate flag rally Saturday in Hillsborough

    08/05/2015 8:55:12 AM PDT · by euram · 18 replies
    Times-News ^ | Aug 5, 2015 | Mark Schultz
    Saturdays rally follows a July 18 rally in nearby Graham where about 1,500 people demonstrated outside the Alamance County Courthouse to support a statue that displays a Confederate soldier. Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County held that rally after another group announced it would ask county leaders to remove the monument because it represented slavery, The Burlington Times-News reported.
  • Why its 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 · 68 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 hasnt 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 Couldnt 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 succeededintending to embarrass Meadowsbut 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 callshe was whipping itand so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), a senior conservative movement leader whos 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. Carters 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 GOPs 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 didnt 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...
  • Its 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. Its 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 Commissions 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, Germanys 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...
  • Charlottes 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 Carolinas $37 million streetcar officially began moving this week, and those in the community were still wondering was it worth that much money? Knowing thebacklashthat 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 andchallenged it to a race. According to a video produced by the online site,Charlottes Gold Line streetcartravels 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 Charlottes 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 Didnt 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 childrens 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 saidthat he was inspired to teach the little kids about two men hooking up becausea boy in his class acteda little feminine. When I read the story, the reaction of parents didnt 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 churchs 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 hes 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 Americas Next Top Model contestant and three others was scheduled to be ejected from the US in 2012 but was granted deferred deportation under President Obamas 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...