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  • Man who challenged black family's use of pool loses job

    07/06/2018 10:11:26 AM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 205 replies
    WRAL ^ | 7/6/18
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A white man who challenged a black family's use of a private community's pool has not only resigned from the homeowner's association board — he's also lost his job. Sonoco announced Friday that Adam Bloom is no longer employed by the packaging and industrial products company, saying it doesn't condone discrimination of any kind, even if it happens outside its workplace.
  • WYFF News 4 anchor, photojournalist tragically die when tree falls on SUV

    05/28/2018 6:25:39 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 40 replies
    http://www.wyff4.com ^ | May 28, 2018 | Unknown
    The accident happened on Highway 176 in Polk County while they were covering the impact of heavy rain in that area. Video: Polk County authorities give update on accident Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey Tennant said the engine of the SUV was running and the transmission was in drive when authorities arrived at the scene about 2:30 p.m. He said the tree that fell on the SUV was about 3 feet in diameter and had stood back off the road. Tennant said the ground was saturated and the tree's root system failed.
  • Man drives SUV into North Carolina restaurant, killing 2; police call it 'domestic' incident

    05/20/2018 7:37:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    Katelyn Self, a deputy with the Gaston County Sheriff's Office, was killed at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City, officials announced at a news conference Sunday afternoon. The second woman who died was identified by Fox 46 as Amanda Self. Investigators said that 62-year-old Roger Self, Katelyn Self's father, and reportedly Amanda Self's father-in-law, drove right into the restaurant -- apparently on purpose. The Gaston Gazette reported that restaurant staff claimed Roger Self went with his family to the restaurant and had them seated. The father then allegedly went outside and purposely drove his Jeep into the building.
  • Asian business owners terrorized during Raleigh home invasion robbery

    05/08/2018 7:22:47 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 11 replies
    ABC 11, RALEIGH, NC - WTVD ^ | Tuesday, May 08, 2018 06:58PM | Ed Crump
    RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) -- A Raleigh family was terrorized by three masked and gloved gunmen who forced their way into an East Raleigh home, tied the family up, and robbed them. The victims are owners of three Chinese restaurants in Wake County. The home invasion robbery is the latest in a rash of robberies targeting Asian business owners in the Triangle. Jun Wang, 22, arrived at his home in Edgewater at Rogers Farm just before 11 p.m. Monday night to the surprise of his lifetime. He told ABC11, "My key was still in the door as I opened and they...
  • Chinese business owners, fearful of being robbed, are turning to guns for protection

    05/08/2018 11:42:05 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 33 replies
    Durham Herald Sun ^ | May 08, 2018 02:11 PM | Colin Warren-Hicks
    Raleigh When closing time nears, local Chinese restaurant owners say they must quickly decide whether to greet people approaching the entrance doors with a welcoming smile or a drawn gun. Their fears continue after they lock up for the night, checking their rear-view mirrors for headlights as they drive home. They want to make sure robbers aren't following them. Dozens of Chinese business owners in the Triangle say they have felt targeted by thieves for so long that they have turned to firearms, including AR-15 assault-style rifles, to defend their livelihoods and their families. About 100 small-business owners have banned...
  • Key primary elections are coming Tuesday: Here are the races to watch

    05/07/2018 10:05:42 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/7/2018 | Jacob Pramuk
    *Primary elections will take place Tuesday in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and North Carolina. *Voters will choose challengers to vulnerable Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Joe Donnelly in West Virginia and Indiana, respectively. *Parties will set their nominees for multiple competitive House races in Ohio and North Carolina. *In Ohio, both Republican and Democratic primaries for governor are competitive. A string of 2018 primary elections take place Tuesday, shaping elections that will help to determine which party holds the House and Senate after November's midterms. Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia will hold primaries Tuesday. Both West Virginia and...
  • Jury awards hog farm neighbors $50 million (environmental racism?)

    05/05/2018 5:50:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 4/27/18 | ANNE BLYTHE
    A North Carolina jury awarded $50 million to neighbors of a 15,000-hog farm in Eastern North Carolina in a case being closely watched across the country by environmentalists and the hog farm industry. The verdict, revealed late Thursday after a jury deliberated less than two days, is the first to come in a series of federal lawsuits filed against Murphy-Brown/Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer. In this case decided in a federal courtroom in Raleigh, 10 neighbors contended that industrial-scale hog operations have known for decades that the open-air sewage pits on their properties were the source of noxious,...
  • Doctors Stumped By Rare Eye Cancer Cases In North Carolina, Alabama

    05/05/2018 7:28:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    npr ^ | Samantha Raphelson
    A rare form of eye cancer has struck a group of people in two locations in North Carolina and Alabama, confounding medical experts who are trying to determine whether the cases are linked. Ocular melanoma typically affects 6 out of every 1 million people, but doctors have found dozens of cases where those affected have ties to either Huntersville, N.C., or Auburn, Ala. Many of those diagnosed attended Auburn University between 1983 and 2001 — at least three of them were friends. At least 38 people who went to Auburn have reported being diagnosed with the disease, according to a...
  • Congressman says N.C. school system pushing anti-gun agenda, asks feds to investigate

    04/30/2018 3:54:03 PM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    journalnow.com ^ | 4.28/2018 | Unk
    CHARLOTTE — Congressman Robert Pittenger said Friday that he wants U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to look into reports that schools are indoctrinating students with an anti-gun political agenda. His prime example: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ reaction to a principal’s videotaped remarks about gun culture, delivered during a student “walkout” at Collinswood Language Academy to demand safer schools. Student organizers and several parents said the comments, which interrupted a guest speaker, were inappropriate. In response to a Charlotte Observer query, CMS said that “appropriate actions have and will be taken to address concerns regarding this incident.” “Incident? An educator shared a different...
  • Police arrest suspect in killing of Chinese restaurant owner in Durham

    04/27/2018 10:59:39 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    Durham Herald Sun ^ | April 27, 2018 03:29 PM | Virginia Bridges
    Durham The Durham Police Department arrested a 28-year-old man Friday in the fatal shooting of Durham restaurant owner Hong Zheng. Police charged Maurice Owen Wiley Jr. in the 600 block of East Ellerbee Street on Friday morning. He is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted first-degree-burglary, and six counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle/residence. In addition, Wiley was charged with five offenses from a domestic-violence case in Durham last year and assault by strangulation in connection with a domestic-violence case in Wake County. He was also charged with two...
  • Durham police say task force responded to attacks on Asian community

    04/20/2018 6:42:19 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 19 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | April 20, 2018 08:27 PM | Colin Warren-Hicks And Virginia Bridges
    The fatal shooting of Chinese restaurant owner Hong Zheng in Durham last weekend resonated with Lawrence Yoo, the son of first-generation Korean immigrants, whose parents were robbed numerous times in Philadelphia. “This hits home for me,” he said. Yoo, pastor of Durham County's Waypoint Church, says many Asian immigrants keep a low profile in America and don't want to be seen as stirring up or getting mixed up in trouble. But trouble seeks them out, Yoo said. “I can walk into any largely Asian church … and easily find businessmen and women who have robbed before, in minutes.” After Zheng,...
  • Wife, children of Chinese restaurant owner shot to death say family was targeted

    04/18/2018 12:41:54 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 50 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | April 17, 2018 07:21 PM | Virginia Bridges
    The shooting, the family said, was an attempted robbery that unfolded as Shirley Chan and Hong Zheng returned home from work. It was the fifth time that someone had tried to rob or break into their home since 2015. The family believes they are among a group of Asians who are being targeted because they own restaurants and people think they have money, they said. ... It was pouring rain on Sunday night when Chan and Zheng pulled into their driveway. There two children, Jade and Eastern, 16, were watching in the house for them to return, a routine they...
  • ‘Night Court’ actor found dead in his Asheville home, officials say

    04/16/2018 3:50:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | April 16, 2018 | Carla Field
    Harry Anderson, best known for his leading role in the “Night Court” sitcom in the ‘80s, died Monday morning at his home in Asheville, police officials said. Police were called to Anderson’s home before 8 a.m., according to Christina Hallingse, Asheville police public information officer.
  • White Democrat: ‘I’m A Member Of The African-American Community’

    04/13/2018 3:54:16 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 12, 2018 | Amber Randall
    A white North Carolina Democratic candidate brushed aside questions earlier this week about ensuring diversity in his state by saying he is a member of the black community. House of Representatives candidate Gary Shipman said he doesn’t need to worry about diversity because he has already experienced it as a member of the African-American community, reported The News & Observer Wednesday.
  • North Carolina Outer Banks county has armed officer in each school

    04/02/2018 5:10:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    WSOCTV ^ | 4/02/18 | JEFF HAMPTON
    **SNIP** At the same time, the fourth generation law enforcement officer with 23 years experience carries a badge and a gun. "My mindset is first and foremost the safety of these children," he said. Dare County is one of just four districts among North Carolina's 115 to have a resource officer in every school, said Michael Anderson, community development and training manager for the N.C. Center for Safer Schools, part of the state's Department of Public Instruction. Expense, district size and lack of resources often prevent placing officers in elementary schools, he said.
  • CONVICTED: North Carolina Muslim who plotted to assassinate Pamela Geller and commit mass murder

    03/21/2018 10:04:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Gelllar Report ^ | 3/21/18 | Pamela Gellar
    ..at free speech event in Texas found GUILTY of recruiting for the Islamic StateErick Jamal Hendricks plotted to kill Pamela Geller and hundreds who attended AFDI’s free speech event in Garland, Texas. He was found guilty of aiding and abetting ISIS. Once again, the family covers and sanctions jihad and blames islamophobia (in other words, the victims). His mother told the Observer in 2016 that her son was “patriotic,” and was facing trumped-up charges because he is a converted Muslim. Hendricks had contacted Al-Ghazi over social media to recruit him months earlier. Al-Ghazi said Hendricks tested his religious knowledge...
  • Greensboro City Council considers canceling annual Gun and Knife Show

    03/09/2018 4:14:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    WRAL ^ | 3/08/18
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro City Council members are considering canceling the annual Gun and Knife Show in light of the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school. Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughn told NBC affiliate WXII that the entire City Council is in support of canceling the show, scheduled for Aug. 25 through Aug. 26 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Vaughn, who describes herself as a gun owner, said the idea came about in response to a conversation she had with her daughter, a high school student, about the Florida shooting that left 17 people dead. “As a council, we thought...
  • ICE may deport DWI suspect in NC crash that killed toddler in ambulance

    02/14/2018 4:29:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    WBTV ^ | 2/14/18
    WINSTON SALEM (AP/WNCN) - Authorities say a man accused of drunken driving in a fatal ambulance crash in North Carolina is subject to deportation pending the criminal case’s outcome. **SNIP** Police say Romero’s car hit the ambulance carrying a 3-year-old boy and his mother, causing it to overturn. Police found the ambulance overturned on the curb of U.S. 52 southbound near the Liberty Street exit around 1:15 a.m. Sunday, WFMY reported. The boy later died in a hospital. Three adults on the ambulance had minor injuries, according to the TV station.
  • NC: After Gunfight, AR-15 used for defense of Home in Catawba County

    02/14/2018 12:01:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On the 7th of February, 2018, three young men approached a home in Catawba County at about 6 p.m. One of the young men, a 17-year-old, shot at the intended victim.  The intended victim, also 17, was armed and fired back, hitting the attacker several times, killing him. Shane Cauthen, Masked 17-Year-Old Shot and Killed in Self Defense Gunfight The other two masked men have been arrested, and the incident investigated. The two remaining suspects are 22 and 16 years old.  The investigators met with the District Attorney on Thursday morning. A determination was made the shooting was in...
  • Military impersonator landed helicopter at base to impress woman, agent says

    02/12/2018 4:43:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/12/18
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. -- A man pretending to be a three-star U.S. Army general wanted to impress a woman when he unexpectedly landed a helicopter at the headquarters of a North Carolina technology company last year, a federal agent testified Monday. Details about the strange case of Christian Desgroux emerged at a hearing before a federal magistrate, who ordered that the defendant remain in jail pending his upcoming arraignment.</p>