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  • Trump Accusers Open Up to Megyn Kelly: ‘Left Me Feeling Very Gross, Very Dirty’

    12/11/2017 8:56:13 AM PST · by be-baw · 162 replies
    Mediate ^ | December 11, 2017 | Joe DePaolo
    Three women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct came together to share their stories with Megyn Kelly. On Monday’s edition of Megyn Kelly Today, Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks spoke to Kelly about a man who they deem to be — in the words of Leeds — “a pevert.” “It was heartbreaking,” Holvey said of Trump being elected after she, Leeds, and Crooks came forward. Holvey added, “For us to put ourselves out there to show America who this man is and especially how he views women, and for them to say ‘We don’t care,’...
  • Remains of missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl found, authorities say

    12/02/2017 5:21:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 2, 2017 | Fox News/AP
    Investigators have recovered a body in a creek believed to be 3-year-old Mariah Woods, officials said Saturday. District Attorney Ernie Lee told reporters that divers recovered the body in neighboring Pender County, about 25 miles from Mariah's home in Jacksonville. He added that they were awaiting a medical examiner's report to determine the official cause of death. The body was found hours after Earl Kimrey, the live-in boyfriend of Mariah's mother, was arrested and held on $1 million bond. He is charged with concealing of death, obstruction of justice, second-degree burglary, felony larceny and possession of stolen property. Prosecutors are...
  • DACA Supporters Plan Huge Push

    11/26/2017 3:51:24 PM PST · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    Valley News (McClatchy) ^ | 11/23/2017 | Franco Ordonez, Emily Cadei And Andrea Drusch
    With prospects dimming for a deal this year to prevent young immigrants brought the to U.S. as children from deportation, sympathetic groups are planning a big push over the next few weeks to force the issue back to the top of Washington’s agenda. Activists see their December bid as their last, best shot to save 800,000 young immigrants protected by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. They face a tough challenge, with the White House distracted by tax reform and Congress reluctant to act quickly to save the program. [SNIP] The multiple initiatives to save the...
  • $100M Fresenius Kabi expansion to add 445 manufacturing jobs in Wilson (North Carolina)

    11/24/2017 7:46:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | November 22, 2017 | Barry Teater
    Wilson, N.C. — Fresenius Kabi will expand its drug-manufacturing operations in Wilson, potentially bringing at least 445 new jobs over five years and $100 million in investment. The German company will enlarge its 100-employee pharmaceutical production facility and build a new manufacturing plant. Both facilities will make products used in hospitals and clinics throughout the United States and Canada. “This expansion is welcome news for Eastern North Carolina and our entire state and shows once again that manufacturing thrives in North Carolina today,” Gov. Roy Cooper said in announcing the expansion. Fresenius Kabi has owned its Wilson site, specializing in...
  • More than 400 jobs coming to Wilson, Cooper announces (North Carolina)

    11/21/2017 2:04:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Reflector ^ | November 21, 2017
    A global health care company that specializes in medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition, will expand its manufacturing operations and add more than 400 new jobs in Wilson County, Gov. Roy Cooper announced today. The expansion project at Fresenius Kabi will bring more than $100 million in investment to Wilson, where the company already employs more than 100 people, according to Cooper’s announcement. “I’m proud that North Carolina is home to so many strong life sciences companies that make life-saving medicines,” Cooper said in a news release. “This expansion is welcome news for eastern North Carolina and...
  • Experts: Tintype Photo of Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett Could Be Worth Millions (Bought for $10)

    11/18/2017 10:32:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    KRQE ^ | November 14, 2017 | Kim Vallez
    It looks like a North Carolina man is holding a priceless piece of New Mexico history. Experts have verified a tintype picture bought for just dollars is that of Billy the Kid and the man who killed him, Sheriff Pat Garrett. It’s a find that could be worth millions. A cool old picture of five men in the Old West went up for sale at a flea market in Ashville, North Carolina in 2011. It caught the attention of history buff Frank Abrams, who decided to spend the $10 to buy it. The picture sat up on a wall as...
  • Revealed: The evangelical North Carolina church that 'kidnapped children with the help...

    11/13/2017 6:23:05 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 13, 2017 | Associated Press and Kelly Mclaughlin For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Revealed: The evangelical North Carolina church that 'kidnapped children with the help of a social worker insider and brainwashed them through years of abuse' A secretive church congregation in North Carolina has used money, influence and lies to rip more than two dozen children from their parents and take them in as their own, an investigation has revealed. Once the children were inside the Word of Faith Fellowship in Spindale, North Carolina, the evangelical church physically and verbally abused them for years, former congregation members claim. Word of Faith Fellowship regularly used its muscle to turn children against...
  • Officials consider bond for quicker I-87

    10/28/2017 5:09:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Elizabeth City Daily Advance ^ | October 1, 2017 | Jon Hawley
    North Carolinians agreed to borrow $2 billion last year to support higher education and infrastructure. Should they borrow a similar amount to more quickly build Interstate 87 and other important roads? Some local officials say yes. For more than a year, Interstate 87 has been a burning issue for elected officials in Pasquotank and surrounding counties. Creating that road from Raleigh to the Virginia state line would cost more than $1.3 billion, based on early estimates, and it could take decades to develop. Just widening U.S. Highway 17 to interstate standards from northern Pasquotank through Camden may cost almost $187...
  • Advanced Superabrasives Plans Expansion in Mars Hill, North Carolina (47 jobs)

    10/27/2017 11:29:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Area Development ^ | October 27, 2017 | Staff
    Advanced Superabrasives Inc., a manufacturer of premium high performance grinding wheels and equipment, will invest $26 million to expand its existing facility, 19 miles north of Asheville, in Mars Hill, North Carolina. The project is expected to create 47 full-time jobs over four years in Madison County. “North Carolina values its manufacturing companies, both large and small,” said Jonathan Szucs, General Manager for Advanced Superabrasives. “Our company is proud to do business here and we look forward to growing in the state for many years to come.” Advanced Superabrasives industrial grinding machines are used by the automotive, aerospace, medical and...
  • Allstate to create 2,250 Charlotte jobs in expansion (Average pay $46,800 in North Carolina)

    10/24/2017 2:29:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | August 9, 2017 | Ely Portillo and Deon Roberts
    Allstate Insurance Company will create 2,250 jobs in a Charlotte expansion project spanning three years, officials announced Wednesday – the second major local expansion by an insurance company in three months. The insurer is expected to invest more than $22 million in the Charlotte area through the expansion of its operations center, officials said at the announcement at the Charlotte Chamber uptown. The move will add to the roughly 1,400 employees the insurer already has in Charlotte. Earlier Wednesday, the state approved a roughly $23.7 million incentives package in exchange for the project. Prospective local matching incentives total almost $1.5...
  • Judge nominee opposed by Congressional Black Caucus heads toward confirmation

    10/19/2017 10:03:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    Thomas Farr moved one step closer to being a U.S. District judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina on Thursday over protests from the Congressional Black Caucus and several progressive groups who say he has worked to defend discriminatory laws. The SenateJudiciary Committee voted down party lines, 11 to 9, to clear Mr. Farr for a confirmation vote with the full Senate. But before the committee’s vote on Thursday, the top ranking Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California voiced opposition to the North Carolina attorney, citing the Congressional Black Caucus’ letter to the committee alleging Mr. Farr has worked...
  • CMPD identifies suspect in viral Panthers assault

    10/13/2017 2:56:01 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 25 replies
    WCNC ^ | 10/13/17 | WCNC
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A video posted to social media from Thursday night's Carolina Panthers game against the Philadelphia Eagles is gaining national attention. Warren Carrigan posted a video to Facebook and Instagram early Friday morning that shows a bloodied altercation between a Panthers fan and another man sitting behind him. Carrigan said the incident happened in section 541. In an Instagram post Carrigan said a man wearing a Panthers jersey and the woman next to him were standing for the entire game. "The dude took offense to the couple never sitting down and obstructing his view," Carrigan wrote. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police...
  • Software company expands in Guilford County (North Carolina: 80 jobs averaging $57,829 a year)

    10/13/2017 12:14:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The News & Observer ^ | October 12, 2017 | Max Diamond
    Superion, a software company that provides service for non-profits and state governments, is expanding operations and adding jobs at its site in Guilford County. Over the next three years Superion plans to create 80 full-time jobs, at an average annual salary of $57,829, in High Point. The Guilford County average is $45,602. The company will also invest $3.6 million at the site. Currently, Superion has 170 employees in High Point. The new jobs will be in software development and customer support. Among Superion’s customers are law enforcement dispatch operations. The company’s “Freedom” is a phone app that gives police call...
  • Raleigh city council candidate’s billboard defaced with racist graffiti

    10/10/2017 5:51:17 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies ^ | October 6, 2017 | CBS North Carolina and Michael Hyland
    A campaign billboard for a Raleigh city council candidate was spray painted with racist graffiti sometime Thursday night or Friday morning. A billboard for Zainab Baloch had the words “SAND N*****” and “TRUMP” with what also appeared to an attempt at a swastika painted on one side. The billboard is located in front of land being cleared for mosque on Louisburg Road just south of Interstate 540. Baloch said she is hurt by the incident but going to use this as a platform for discussion. “It was just emotional. It was disheartening. It hurt, especially because we’ve been working so...
  • A $9 Billion Highway That Promises to Pay for Itself

    10/10/2017 5:17:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Citylab ^ | September 26, 2017 | Andrew Zaleski
    Last Thursday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan unveiled a $9 billion project to widen three of the state’s most heavily trafficked highways: I-270, I-495—also known as the Capital Beltway—and MD-295, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. What the governor’s office dubbed the Traffic Relief Plan involves constructing two express toll lanes each way—or four total toll lanes—to all three highways. Widening the Capital Beltway and the section of I-270 connecting the growing commuter-city of Frederick to Washington, D.C., would cost an estimated $7.6 billion, which the state expects to be financed via public-private partnerships: Private companies would build and maintain the new toll lanes,...
  • Local VFW (NC) protests NFL by burning jerseys

    10/04/2017 3:17:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 4 replies ^ | Oct 4, 2017 | Joe Bruno
    LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Members of VFW Post 1706 in Lincolnton burned the jerseys of players they think disrespect the U.S. flag. "I'm not sorry. I done it and I'll do it again," Burnell Tipton said. Tipton was a lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers until this year. On Saturday, he burned his Ben Roethlisberger jersey because the quarterback previously refused to come out on the field during the national anthem. Julius Peppers protested the same way. Another VFW member joined Tipton by burning the Carolina Panthers defensive end's jersey. "It's fine if you want to protest," Tipton said. "But there's...
  • There Are 345 Diversity Courses at UNCC! They Teach Queer Theory, Street Gangs, and Global Hip Hop

    10/01/2017 6:18:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | October 1 2017 | E.T. Williams
    There Are 345 Diversity Courses at UNCC! They Teach Queer Theory, Street Gangs, and Global Hip Hop
  • Flooring distributor bringing 172 jobs, $6.4 million investment (North Carolina)

    09/19/2017 6:36:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Independent Tribune ^ | September 19, 2017 | Staff
    Haines, the largest floor covering distributor in the U.S., plans to open a distribution center in Concord. The new facility will serve as Haines’ southern hub and will house Haines’ entire stocking portfolio of floor covering, installation and maintenance products. Haines’ new operation in Concord will generate $6.4 million in investment and create 172 full-time jobs. “Haines is so pleased to establish the base for our southern operations in Concord,” Doug Drews, Haines chief supply chain officer, said. “The new location will optimize our warehouse network and enable us to provide our customers next day delivery of our full SKU...
  • New Scotland County saw mill to create 46 new jobs (Average wage of $42,391 in North Carolina)

    09/19/2017 5:30:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Laurinburg Exchange ^ | September 19, 2017 | Scott Witten
    LAURINBURG — Edwards Wood Products plans to expand in Scotland County with a $30 million investment in a new saw mill, state Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced on Wednesday. The manufacturer of wood pallets and high-grade lumber will invest the money over the next three years and create 46 new jobs. The company also plans for a second phase that will include an additional $20 million investment. “It is companies such as Edwards Wood Products that continue to assist in making Scotland County thrive,” said Bob Davis, chairman of the Scotland County Economic Development Corporation. “They have been a...
  • Gen. Robert E. Lee descendant leaves pulpit after backlash

    09/05/2017 4:28:13 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | September 5, 2017 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    A descendant of Gen. Robert E. Lee has stepped down as pastor of his North Carolina church after facing blowback from parishioners and others for his comments denouncing racism and lauding the Black Lives Matter movement. As a minister and newspaper columnist, Robert W. Lee IV, the fourth great-nephew of the Confederate general, has spoken and written countless words, but the five sentences he uttered during MTV's Video Music Awards last week were just too much for some members of his congregation. ... Lee, who was pastor at Bethany United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem, has long supported removing monuments...