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  • North Carolina GOP vows to override Dem governor’s veto of voter ID bill

    12/16/2018 8:16:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/15/18 | Dom Calicchio
    Republican leaders in North Carolina’s GOP-dominated General Assembly vowed late Friday to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a state voter identification bill. Earlier Friday, Cooper said no to the legislation, which more than 55 percent of the state’s voters had approved in a recent referendum. The referendum called for the state’s constitution to add an amendment requiring in-person voter photo ID. “Requiring photo IDs for in-person voting is a solution in search of a problem,” Cooper said in a statement.
  • NC Senate passes Voter ID bill, moves on to House

    11/29/2018 3:06:26 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 25 replies
    WTVD11 news ^ | 11/29/18 | Jonah Kaplan
    RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The North Carolina Senate on Thursday swiftly wrapped up the final vote on a proposed bill that spells out which photo identifications will be accepted to cast a ballot. UPDATE: By 30-10 vote, #VoterID bill SB824 clears last hurdle in the @NCLeg Senate. Proposal now moves to House for passage before requiring signature from @NC_Governor. @MyNCSenate @NCSenateDems @ABC11_WTVD #ncpol #ncga pic.twitter.com/xVZLQDF75A
  • 2-Foot Tall Squirrels Caught on Camera in North Carolina, View Pic of Fox Squirrel

    11/29/2018 6:29:51 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 82 replies
    https://www.latestly.com ^ | Nov 29, 2018 | Riddhi Jadhav
    When someone says squirrels you'd think of those small size rodent-like creatures with their bushy tails. Jumping and running across from trees to trees, squirrels make for cute creatures hunting for their nuts more often. But residents in North Carolina can spot some oddity in and around Robeson County. Going by the recent pictures posted by state wildlife officials there are 2-foot tall squirrels in the area. Baby Squirrel Taken into Police Custody After Chasing a Man in Germany.
  • NC Dad Shoots Son on Thanksgiving While Arguing About NFL Players Kneeling

    11/28/2018 6:44:22 AM PST · by bgill · 35 replies
    wfmynews2 ^ | Nov. 28, 2018 | WNCN
    Search warrants obtained by CBS 17 on Tuesday revealed the suspect, Jorge Luis Valencia Lamadrid, 51, is the father of the 21-year-old victim. According to the warrant, witnesses told police that the victim had been drinking heavily throughout the day before the physical and verbal confrontation that led to the shooting occurred. Lamadrid told police that his family had just sat down to have Thanksgiving dinner when two of his sons got into an argument about athletes taking a knee during the national anthem, warrants show... The victim then began throwing patio furniture in the backyard. Lamadrid was still holding...
  • DAY 6: FBI offers $20K reward in case of kidnapped Lumberton teen (Hania Noelia Aguilar - NC)

    11/10/2018 7:08:06 AM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    wsoctv.com ^ | Nov 10, 2018 | staff
    The FBI said investigators need help to identify a person seen walking near the area where a 13-year-old Lumberton girl was abducted on Nov. 5. The FBI released a new missing person poster for Hania Noelia Aguilar on Friday. On the poster, the photos that show Hania wearing red were taken the day before the abduction. Authorities have offered a $20,000 reward for information that leads to finding Hania.
  • In NC, Republicans fend off Democratic US House challengers

    11/06/2018 11:22:04 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 22 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 11/6/18 | Tyler Dukes
    Raleigh, N.C. — Democrats across the country may have picked up enough seats to gain control of the U.S. House Tuesday night. But in North Carolina, the party failed to flip any of the congressional seats held by Republicans in races targeted by millions of dollars in political advertising – aside from one race that could come down to a recount. If the unofficial results Tuesday night stand, the makeup of the state's congressional delegation remains unchanged with 10 Republicans and three Democrats.
  • LIVE THREAD - TRUMP MAGA RALLY CHARLOTTE, NC (7:00 PM EDT)

    10/26/2018 7:35:05 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 34 replies
    Trump MAGA rally tonight at 7:00 PM EDT from Charlotte, NC.
  • Board: N Carolina lawmaker didn’t disclose $140K in activity

    10/18/2018 9:13:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    AP News ^ | 10/17/18 | GARY D. ROBERTSON
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s elections board sent to prosecutors Wednesday the case of a state House member whom investigators allege failed to report over $140,000 in campaign contributions expenditures over several years. The elections panel voted unanimously to send their findings involving Democratic Rep. Rodney Moore of Charlotte and his campaign to the Mecklenburg County district attorney for possible charges. The board decided there is “clear and convincing evidence” that false campaign reports were signed while treated under oath as complete and correct, as well as that unlawful spending of campaign contributions occurred.
  • Son Forced to Remove ‘Trump 45’ Jersey at Football Game

    10/12/2018 6:41:22 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 33 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 12 OCT 2018 | S. Noble
    The theme during the Harnett Central High School’s football game Friday was to dress patriotically for USA America night. Mike Collins' son Matthew was forced to remove his jersey at a school football game and it left him very humiliated and hurt.
  • Burr supporting Kavanaugh; Tillis to keep an open mind

    09/26/2018 12:08:21 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 22 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 9/26/18 | Laura Leslie and Travis Fain
    Editor's Note: This story was published prior to allegations Wednesday that Brett Kavanaugh attended parties involving what a third accuser refers to as "gang rape." RALEIGH, N.C. — On the eve of a hearing into allegations of sexual misconduct against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, North Carolina's senators are staking out positions on whether they'll support the nomination. U.S. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, announced Tuesday night that his committee would schedule a vote Friday on Kavanaugh's confirmation. The announcement came two days before the committee will hear from Professor Christine Blasey Ford, a former classmate...
  • Woman may face charges for sheltering pets during Hurricane Florence

    09/21/2018 4:01:40 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 34 replies
    https://www.kxan.com ^ | 09/20/2018 | WNCN Staff
    GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) - A Wayne County woman could face charges after sheltering more than two dozen pets as Hurricane Florence impacted North Carolina. Tammie Hedges runs Crazy’s Claws n Paws, a non-profit group which helps low-income families with veterinary bills, pet supplies and other needs. She’s in the process of converting a warehouse space along Route 581 into a shelter. With the storm approaching last week, she offered it as an option for pets to stay. “The goal was to make sure they were not out there drowning,” Hedges said. “We had an elderly couple, they were evacuating that...
  • Hurricane Florence pummels the Carolinas [CNN reporter:It's absolute pandemonium in North Carolina]

    09/15/2018 8:16:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/14/2018 | CNN's Miguel Marquez
    CNN's Miguel Marquez reports from Carolina Beach, North Carolina,
  • Why Do People Stay When a Hurricane Comes? (looters not mentioned)

    09/14/2018 12:34:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/14/18 | Nicole Stephens
    **SNIP** With my collaborators MarYam Hamedani, Hazel Markus, Hilary Bergsieker and Liyam Eloul, I conducted a psychological study of Hurricane Katrina survivors and relief workers, as well as Americans who watched the disaster from afar. We found that outside observers — and even the relief workers providing aid — viewed those who evacuated as “self-reliant” and “hard-working,” while they denigrated those who stayed behind, calling them “lazy,” “negligent” and “stubborn.” These characterizations, rooted in pervasive American attitudes of independence, presume everyone in harm’s way has a clear ability to leave when, in reality, many lack reliable transportation or the money...
  • Hurricane Florence Heads for the Carolinas

    09/11/2018 5:10:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hurricane Florence continues to churn toward the Carolinas. Looks like the latest forecast track has it hitting landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina, as a Category 3. The danger of this hurricane — besides just the fact it’s a Category 3 and you have the wind and the rain — is it’s supposed to slow down significantly after reaching landfall. Now they’ve got it speeding up a little bit, but if they’re right on this forecast, it’s a significant flooding event and a number of people are trying to figure out what to do. Stay, ride it out, get out,...
  • Florence Forecast To Become A Major Hurricane And Risk To The East Coast Is Rising

    09/08/2018 2:33:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    npr ^ | September 8, 20183:21 PM ET | SHann Van Sant
    Tropical Storm Florence is quickly approaching the eastern United States, and according to the National Hurricane Center, the storm's threat to the East Coast keeps rising. The storm is traveling over warm water, and is expected to increase its speed and become a hurricane Saturday night. The National Hurricane Center forecasts Florence will be a dangerous major hurricane near the southeast U.S. coast by late next week, "and the risk of direct impacts continues to increase." "However, given the uncertainty in track and intensity forecasts at those time ranges," the National Hurricane Center tweeted, "it's too soon to determine the...
  • Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue tells officers to stand down in texts and emails

    08/30/2018 3:50:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Tar Heel ^ | 8/29/18 | MYAH WARD
    Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue instructed Chapel Hill officers to stand down as protesters toppled the Confederate monument Silent Sam, his texts and emails show, according to review of the documents obtained by WRAL News. WRAL news obtained 400 pages of emails and texts sent to and from the Police Chief on Aug. 20-21, the article says. These were sent before, during and after the demonstration. At 9 p.m., Blue texted, "Let's give them lots of space," and then, "Yes but do not engage w Crowd at statue. Stay way out."
  • 3 face charges in connection with toppling of Confederate monument (Silent Sam will return)

    08/25/2018 2:34:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/24/18
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Police filed charges Friday against three people accused of helping tear down a century-old Confederate statue during a protest this week at North Carolina's flagship university. The charges came as a member of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors said the monument known as Silent Sam will be reinstalled on the Chapel Hill campus within 90 days, CBS Raleigh affiliate WNCN reported. Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall confirmed to WNCN that three people face charges of misdemeanor riot and misdemeanor defacing of a public monument. The UNC police department said the three aren't affiliate...
  • Teachers getting another chance to pass a math test (NC)

    08/10/2018 10:54:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 107 replies
    WBTV ^ | 8/08/18 | Dedrick Russell
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Some North Carolina elementary school teachers were initially told they would lose their jobs if they didn't pass a Math test they call difficult and unfair. Teachers say they recently got a call from their school district informing them they have another year to pass the test. Hundreds of teachers have failed the test repeatedly. Teachers argue what's on the test has nothing to do with what they teach in a classroom for students in Kindergarten to 5th grade. "Never in a million years would we even come close to teaching some of the topics on...
  • 9-year-old robbed (at gunpoint) at lemonade stand

    08/05/2018 6:26:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 82 replies
    Fox 46 ^ | August 5, 2018 | Matt Jacobs
    A 9-year-old boy was robbed at his lemonade stand in Union County Saturday afternoon. The Union County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the entrance of St. John's Forest around 3 p.m. Deputies say the boy was approached by a black male teen wearing a camouflague hat and black shirt. The teen allegedly stuck a black handgun to the boys stomach and demanded the money. The teen then fled on foot and the boy was not hurt. Deputies searched the area and found a trail in the woods nearby where the hat, black BB handgun, and a metal tin that...
  • Man busted on moped with $100+ worth of Walmart steaks in pants, Nash deputies say

    07/30/2018 8:23:00 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    CBS 17 ^ | July 30, 2018 | CBS 17 staff
    A thief was busted with several steaks shoved down his pants legs while making his moped getaway in the pouring rain on Monday, Nash County deputies say. Earlier, the man stole several steaks -- worth more than $100 -- from the Nashville Walmart, according to deputies. Keith Jordan stuffed at least nine packages of steaks down both his pants legs, the Nash County Sheriff's Office said. He then walked out of the store without paying, according to officials. Deputies posted photos on Facebook of the seized steaks along with Jordan and his moped. "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor...