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  • #FAIL: HB 1224 dies. Thom The Therrible learns karma is a female dog.

    08/21/2014 10:18:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    The Speaker of The House tried to ram through a bill containing a smorgasbord of odds-and-ends spending desired by the governor and various special interests. It got shot down once in the GOP caucus. It got shot down on the House floor Friday in a late-in-the-day revolt. Speaker Tillis and his allies took the hardball route this week. They loaded up the legislation with even more pork, and threatened non-compliant conservatives with a potential ouster from the GOP caucus. Once that shenanigan went public, things continued to go south for the speaker. He took some tough questions during a Monday...
  • Killer sexually assaulted, kidnapped, then strangled North Carolina high school counselor to death

    The man accused of murdering a popular high school guidance counselor first kidnapped and sexually abused the 31-year-old before strangling her to death, according to an indictment unveiled Monday. Sharman Howard Odom, 34, has been in custody since Aug. 2 in connection with the slaying of his Newton, N.C., neighbor, Maggie Daniels. The well-liked Discovery High School educator was found dead in her apartment June 28, though the indictment indicates that authorities believe the crime was committed the night before, the last day she was seen alive. Odom, one of 150 people questioned by cops, was first interviewed July 3...
  • Morehead City Woman Allegedly Finds Swastika Carved Into McDonald's Chicken Sandwich

    08/11/2014 5:16:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    A North Carolina woman who went through the drive-thru at a Morehead City McDonald's reportedly found a swastika drawn in butter on the bun of her chicken sandwich. Charleigh Matice discovered the anti-Semitic symbol when she went to put mayonnaise on her food. Matice went into the restaurant and confronted employees about the offensive emblem. When they offered to replace the sandwich, she asked for her money back instead. "Is this a joke? Does somebody really think they're funny?" Matice told WCTI. "Many people died because of that symbol and it's not something that should be taken lightly. It's not...
  • North Carolina's nondescript, virtually unnoticed, hugely important Senate race

    08/11/2014 3:02:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Thom Tillis thought his last day as speaker of the North Carolina House would be weeks ago, after which he would devote all his energies to running for the U.S. Senate. Instead, on Saturday morning, Tillis stood gavel in hand in the state House chamber, presiding over the passage of a budget that kept lawmakers at work well into the summer. Now, finally, he is finished — unless something else comes up to demand his time at the State Legislative Building. Republicans have bemoaned the fact that their candidate was tied down in the state house, but...
  • AP Fails to Mention DOJ's Involvement As Judge Allows North Carolina Voter-ID Law to Stand

    08/10/2014 8:17:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 10, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    To read the Associated Press's Friday evening coverage of a federal judge's refusal to block North Carolina's election law reforms from taking effect in the upcoming general election, you'd think it was an unsuccessful effort on the part of a group of poor Davids to defeat the Tar Heel State's government Goliath. As J. Christian Adams at PJ Media noted shortly after the decision, it was nothing of the sort. Attorney General Eric Holder's Department of Justice weighed in heavily, and is in fact listed as the plaintiff in one of the three cases Federal District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder...
  • North Carolina judge rejects challenge to voter ID law

    08/10/2014 7:58:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/10/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I missed this story earlier this week, what with the flood of international news, but it certainly represents a significant step in the battle over voter ID laws and the likely looming battle before the Supreme Court. A federal judge in North Carolina has rejected a challenge brought by the NAACP and other civil rights organizations to the state’s recent voting regulations law. ATLANTA — A federal judge in North Carolina on Friday rejected an effort by civil rights groups and the Justice Department to block the application of key elements of a Republican-backed state law that curtailed early...
  • An Inside Look at How Democrats Rig the Election Game

    08/10/2014 4:42:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/14 | James Simpson
    Elections matter. President Obama proves it every day as he willfully seeks to wreck our nation. But this is very evident elsewhere, too. The 2010 elections reversed decades of Democrat majority control in state houses. Since then, GOP governors and legislatures all over the country have been restoring sanity to state government. Most Americans don’t know this of course, because the media won’t tell you. One good example is North Carolina. Republicans took over the North Carolina legislature in 2010, and Charlotte’s popular Republican mayor, Pat McCrory, won the governor’s mansion in 2012. This gave the GOP full control of...
  • North Carolina Senate: Tillis (R) 45%, Hagan (D) 40%

    08/09/2014 2:29:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 07, 2014
    Republican challenger Thom Tillis has pushed slightly further ahead of Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely North Carolina Voters shows Tillis earning 45% support to Hagan’s 40%. Six percent (6%) prefer another candidate in the race, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.
  • North Carolina Man Arrested After Beating Police in Doughnut-Eating Contest

    08/09/2014 5:11:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 8, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Bradley Hardison is charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor injury to real property.A North Carolina man who beat police officers in a doughnut-eating contest got his just desserts the next day after they realized that he was a wanted man. Bradley Herbert entered the cuisine-eating competition at the Elizabeth City Police Department's National Night Out Against Crime and won it by polishing off eight doughnuts in two minutes. The field that the 24-year-old defeated included local police officers and firefighters. "I did congratulate him," Lt. Max Robeson told WTKR. "Good for him. He can eat...
  • Breaking: Federal Court Smacks Down Eric Holder’s Attack on NC Voter ID

    08/08/2014 5:10:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 8, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    The left trumpeted a voter ID decision in Wisconsin as if it were the end of the issue. Let’s see what they do with this one. A federal court today smacked down the Holder Justice Department and refused to enjoin (block) North Carolina’s voter ID law, curtailment of costly early voting and end of fraud-infested same day registration. This means the state’s voter ID law will be in place for the midterm congressional (and Senate) elections in November. The Justice Department had actually argued that even if black voters turned out at higher rates under voter ID (which they do),...
  • Feds target SC Pawn shop (SunTrust Bank gun grab).

    08/08/2014 1:44:55 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 18 replies
    Fits news ^ | August 7, 2014 | Staff
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  • Relatives Heartbroken over North Carolina School Counselor's Murder

    08/06/2014 4:39:24 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 53 replies
    Yahoo-ABC News Network ^ | 8/06/2014 | Dan Good and Shahriar Rahmanzadeh
    Relatives of a popular North Carolina school counselor are heartbroken about her murder -- and relieved that a suspect is behind bars. Maggie Daniels, 31, was found dead in her apartment June 28. She was four days away from obtaining her master’s degree. The death remained a mystery for more than a month. Daniels’ relatives hoped that justice would be served. Those hopes were realized Saturday, when Sharman Odom, 34, was arrested and charged with Daniels’ death.
  • Strangled Counselor Fought For Her Life, Police and Evidence Indicate

    08/04/2014 5:57:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 42 replies
    ABCNews ^ | August 4, 2014
    Strangled Counselor Fought For Her Life, Police and Evidence Indicate Aug 4, 2014, ABC NEWS via GOOD MORNING AMERICA PHOTO: Maggie Daniels, 31, was found dead in her North Carolina apartment on June 28, 2014. Maggie Daniels, a popular North Carolina school counselor, apparently fought for her life before she was strangled, Newton Police Chief Donald Brown told ABC News today. Police are also looking at what they believe are "selfie" photos in the suspect's phone that may detail injuries he allegedly suffered as a result of Daniels' efforts to fight him off, an officer told ABC News. Sharmon Odom,...
  • 'Weird hobby!' Couple gain hordes of fans after picketing pro-life abortion clinic protests with...

    08/04/2014 6:39:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/4/2014 | Dan Bloom
    A couple have gained thousands of fans after they 'counter-protested' anti-abortion pickets with bizarre slogans like 'Bring back Crystal Pepsi' and 'Who farted?'.Grayson and Tina Haver Currin came up with the idea in March to break the ice with pro-lifers outside an abortion clinic near their home in Raleigh, North Carolina.Since then the photographs of their surreal placards have gone viral - prompting dozens of other pro-choice activists to join them every Saturday morning.
  • Rep. Ellison Explains Anti-Iron Dome Funding Vote: ‘Because We Need A Cease-fire’ (VIDEO)

    08/03/2014 3:08:28 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 38 replies
    Jewish Political Updates and News ^ | August 3 2014 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Over the weekend, both the Senate and the House approved $225M in funding for the Iron Dome. The bill passed by unanimous consent in the Senate and by a 395 to 8 vote. Opposition to the funding of the Iron Dome demonstarted an unfortunate bi-partisan measure – four Democrats and four Republicans voted against it. The four Democrats were Keith Ellison (MN-05), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Jim Moran (VA-08), and Beto O’Rourke (TX-16); The four Republicans were Justin Amash (MI-03), Walter Jones (NC-03), Tom Massie (KY-04), and Mark Sanford (SC-01). Rep. Ellison explains vote on “Meet the Press”: “Because a ceasefire...
  • Video: Keith Ellison explains his vote against Iron Dome

    08/03/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/3/14 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that on Friday, in what would have been a Christmas Miracle were it not several months early, Congress actually got something done. It was the passage of a bill approving $225M in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defensive missile system. It was quite the bipartisan effort in retrospect, garnering an overwhelming 395 votes in the House with only eight in opposition. One of those eight was Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, and as The Corner reports, he went out on the weekend gab circuit to explain why he didn’t support the measure. “Because a cease-fire is what we...
  • North Carolina restaurant offers a 15 percent discount to pray in public

    08/01/2014 9:14:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 01, 2014
    A Winston-Salem restaurant is giving customers a 15 percent discount if they pray in public. Mary’s Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem gives the discount for anyone who takes the time to appreciate their food before digging in. Although the restaurant has been offering the special for four years, a recent Facebook post featuring a receipt with the discount has gone viral, highlighting the practice. …
  • This diner gives 15% off if you pray over your meal

    08/01/2014 2:22:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    http://www.hlntv.com ^ | august 1, 2014 | jonathan anker
    There is clearly no separation of church and plate at Mary's Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The pious ("pie"-us?) proof has been delivered unto the social media masses in the form of a picture of a receipt from the restaurant, showing a 15% discount applied for "Praying in Public." The tab belonged to Jordan Smith, who had traveled to Winston-Salem for a business trip and stopped for breakfast at Mary's with two colleagues Wednesday morning. She tells HLN the group "prayed over our meal and the waitress came over at the end of the meal and said, 'Just so...
  • AG Roy Cooper Says Federal Decision in VA Could Clear Way for Gay Marriage in North Carolina

    07/28/2014 11:52:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    A federal appeals court panel on Monday struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage, and that decision could have major political and legal implications for North Carolina. The three-judge panel on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes North Carolina, declared that Virginia’s laws placed an unconstitutional limit on the right to marry. N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper thinks Monday’s decision will undo North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriages, and he has no plans to intervene. Cooper said that it now would be “futile” to continue defending North Carolina’s ban against challenges from within the state. Four cases...
  • Another Serpent Impersonates NC's Most Enigmatic Venomous Snake, in its Absence

    07/28/2014 11:46:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    A new study by a UNC-Chapel Hill biology professor and a graduate student has raised questions about the nature of evolution and whether North Carolina's rarest venomous snake is now almost gone. The study by David Pfennig, who specializes in evolution, and student Chris Akcali appears in the June edition of the online journal Biology Letters. Among other things, it asserts that the eastern coral snake is now either extinct or "functionally extinct" in the Sandhills region of the state, where many science books have long shown the snake to live. This was the farthest north that heat-loving eastern coral...
  • North Carolina: Kay Hagan Stomping GOP Challenger in Fundraising to Keep Senate Seat

    07/28/2014 8:09:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/28/2014 | John Hinton
    During this year’s second quarter, Democrat Kay Hagan raised more than twice the money for her re-election campaign for one of North Carolina’s two seats in the U.S. Senate than her Republican challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the N.C. House. Hagan’s campaign has reported that she raised $3.6 million from April to June, and she has $8.5 million cash on hand. Tillis’ campaign reported that he raised $1.6 million during the same period and has $1.5 million in the bank. The candidates were required to submit their campaign finance data to the Federal Election Commission by July 15, but...
  • UNC professor dies after Chapel Hill mugging

    07/24/2014 2:15:19 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 44 replies
    WRAL ^ | 7/24/2014 | Arielle Clay
    A professor at the University of North Carolina died Thursday morning after being mugged on a Chapel Hill street during a lunchtime walk Wednesday, police said. Feng Liu, 59, of Durham, a research professor in UNC's Eshelman School of Pharmacy, was assaulted and robbed at about 1 p.m. Wednesday in a residential area near the intersection of West University Drive and Ransom Street, police said.
  • Hagan continues to grow lead (North Carolina)

    07/23/2014 2:42:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | July 22, 2014
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds Kay Hagan continuing to grow her lead over Thom Tillis as the legislative session drags on. Hagan now has 41% to 34% for Tillis and 8% for Libertarian Sean Haugh. Her lead is up from 2 points in May and 5 points in June. The protracted legislative session with Tillis at the helm of it can't be doing him any favors. Only 19% of voters approve of the job the General Assembly is doing to 57% who disapprove, and legislative Republicans specifically have a 31/52 favorability rating. Those things are working together to help...
  • Obama silent on epidemic of child rapes being committed by illegal aliens in NC

    07/20/2014 7:18:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    examiner.com ^ | July 2, 2014
    While the Obama administration continues to refer to the thousands of illegal aliens from Mexico and Central America, as a 'humanitarian crisis,' it is of course, a manufactured one. However, as the human tidal wave was crashing over our Southern border over the last few weeks, bringing with it disease, crime and inevitable government dependency, there was yet another sad chapter being written in the ongoing, real-life humanitarian crisis taking place in the great state of North Carolina. During the month of June, there were at least 112 cases of child sexual assaults committed in that state by those who...
  • NC Pastors Demand Gov. Pat McCrory Defend State's Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

    07/16/2014 8:54:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/16/2014 | Alex Murashko
    A group supporting the North Carolina Pastors Network demanded the state's governor defend the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the state despite lawsuits from same-sex couples at the local and national level at a rally on Tuesday. Leaders from the group of about 30 people who gathered on the steps of the old Capitol building, are sending North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory a petition asking him to use his executive powers to defend the amendment that was approved by 61 percent of voters in 2012, The Associated Press reported. In a recent column for The Christian Post, Rev....
  • China Grove, NC school buses take illegals w/EBT cards to Walmart

    07/14/2014 7:05:39 PM PDT · by wtd · 99 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on Jul 14, 2014 | Sean Brown
    China Grove, North Carolina school buses take illegals to shop at Walmart using EBT cards
  • 11-year-old kills his grandfather after grandfather shoots boy's father, newspaper reports

    07/09/2014 2:26:09 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/9/14 | Michelle Hunter
    An 11-year-old North Carolina boy retaliated against his grandfather, fatally shooting the 84-year-old after the grandfather shot the boy's father, The Daily Dispatch reports. Lloyd Woodlief died after he was wounded with a shotgun by the boy. Woodlief's son and the boy's father, Lloyd Peyton Woodlief, 49, is expected to recover from his injuries. But his son now faces juvenile charges, the newspaper reported.
  • Flight 7 03 (Retired US Airways and F-16 Fighter Pilot flies his RV-7 in North Carolina)

    07/05/2014 4:50:39 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4 July 14 | Ron Schreck
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZHhiOrxxco&feature=youtu.be Ron Schreck is a retired US Airways Captain and also a retired Lt Col who was F-4 pilot in Vietnam and later flew the F-16. The video is him taking off from Gold Hill Airpark, NC, where he lives. He built his RV-7 himself, named "Miss Izzy", and flies it frequently at airshows. Another video - of one of his airshows: From the Cockpit with Ron Schreck Another: EVV, Sunday Performance His team also does the flyby for all Carolina Panthers games.
  • Registered sex offender 'ran a home day care center as a front for a child porn ring

    06/27/2014 3:52:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    Authorities in North Carolina say a registered sex offender ran a home child care as a front for a child porn production operation involving a Special Forces soldier and other adults. Harnett County investigators say Bailey Joe Mills ran the unlicensed child care from his home. Mills has three felony convictions involving sexual activity with children and was charged in January with raping a 13-year-old girl. Authorities say there are at least 10 child victims. Also arrested were Mills' wife, 34-year-old Elizabeth Holland Mills; 29-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Jordan Everett Busse of Fort Bragg; 20-year-old Rashawn Rodriguez Drake Jackson; and...
  • North Carolina Came Close to a Nuke Attack

    06/17/2014 8:39:43 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 45 replies
    Military.com ^ | June 14, 2014 | Matt Brawell
    A newly-declassified report reveals that two nuclear bombs accidentally dropped in North Carolina were much closer to detonation than previously reported. On January 21, 1961 a B-52 bomber went into a tailspin, breaking apart mid-flight over Goldsboro, N.C. The plane was carrying two nuclear bombs, both of which were pushed into free-fall. The parachute for one of the bombs was safely deployed, but the other continued to plummet. It had been previously believed that, though nerve-racking, the incident was not nearly as dangerous as it sounded as neither bomb was armed. But documents released Thursday by the National Security Archive...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • Declassified report: Two nuclear bombs nearly wiped out North Carolina

    06/12/2014 11:35:21 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/12/14 | Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
    On a January night in 1961, a U.S. Air Force bomber broke in half while flying over North Carolina. From the belly of the B-52 fell two bombs -- two nuclear bombs that hit the ground near the city of Goldsboro. A disaster worse than the devastation wrought in Hiroshima and Nagasaki could have befallen the United States that night. But it didn't, thanks to a series of fortunate missteps. Declassified documents that the National Security Archive released this week offered new details about the incident. The blaring headline read: "Multi-Megaton Bomb Was Virtually 'Armed' When It Crashed to Earth."
  • Declassified report: Two nuclear bombs nearly wiped out North Carolina

    06/12/2014 8:19:31 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/12/14 | Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
    On a January night in 1961, a U.S. Air Force bomber broke in half while flying over North Carolina. From the belly of the B-52 fell two bombs -- two nuclear bombs that hit the ground near the city of Goldsboro. A disaster worse than the devastation wrought in Hiroshima and Nagasaki could have befallen the United States that night. But it didn't, thanks to a series of fortunate missteps. Declassified documents that the National Security Archive released this week offered new details about the incident. The blaring headline read: "Multi-Megaton Bomb Was Virtually 'Armed' When It Crashed to Earth."...
  • North Carolina says “Yes!” to fracking [While New York studies the issue to death]

    06/06/2014 1:05:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Thanks to the political obfuscation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state of New York is still stubbornly refusing to get on board with the shale oil-and-gas revolution despite its prime positioning on top of the Marcellus/Utica shale formations it shares with Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. Too bad for New York, ’cause the state is missing out on a piece of the job- and wealth-creating action that has helped to keep our otherwise meandering economy afloat because of a few radically overblown but completely manageable environmental(ist) concerns. Other states, like North Carolina, are quickly getting over their erstwhile reluctance:...
  • This Libertarian pizza deliverer could cost Republicans the Senate [North Carolina]

    06/06/2014 12:24:07 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 85 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/6/2014 | Betsy Woodruff
    A bushy-eyebrowed pizza deliverer from Durham, N.C., might keep Republicans from winning the Senate. Sean Haugh isn't a household name and probably never will be. But he's a libertarian candidate for Senate in North Carolina, and his name is on the ballot, and recent polls shows he's doing, well, not terrible. They also show that he siphons off votes from the Republican nominee. So Democrat Kay Hagan, one of the Senate's most vulnerable incumbents, potentially stands to benefit a lot from Haugh's candidacy. Haugh’s central goal is to get onstage for debates.
  • Thieves take 13,000 diapers from N.C. nonprofit

    06/03/2014 6:52:09 AM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies
    AP ^ | June 3, 2014 | Tom Foreman Jr.
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Authorities in North Carolina are searching for whoever made a massive, unauthorized withdrawal from a diaper bank. The Diaper Bank of North Carolina says 13,000 diapers were stolen last weekend. The Durham-based nonprofit provides diapers to struggling families. Founder and executive director Michelle Old said she went Monday to pick up an order to be distributed to a homeless shelter. She found the order had been strewn across the floor, and various sizes of diapers were missing. Old said losing the sizes 4 and 5 diapers was especially difficult because babies can stay in them for up to...
  • Cruz unavailable, Huckabee too pricey; GOP scrambles to secure big names for state convention (NC)

    06/02/2014 1:32:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Sylva Herald ^ | May 28, 2014 | Quintin Ellison
    The state Republican convention in Cherokee is still lacking that big national headliner; some 1,200 to 1,400 people are expected in Jackson County June 5-7, and organizers are feeling the pressure. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the Tea Party darling from Texas, turned down an opportunity to speak in North Carolina because he’ll be attending his state’s convention. Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, wanted $15,000 to secure his presence, an engagement fee North Carolina officials aren’t prepared to pay. “We don’t have that kind of money,” Ralph Slaughter, chairman of the Jackson County Republican Party, said last night during a county...
  • Conservative United Methodists say divide over sexuality is `irreconcilable'

    05/31/2014 12:06:01 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 93 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | May. 30, 2014 | Tim Funk and Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Will the United Methodist Church soon have to drop the “United” part of its name? A group of 80 pastors, including at least two from North Carolina, says the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination faces a split because of an inability to resolve long-standing theological disputes about homosexuality and church doctrine. But more than lamenting the divisions, the pastors indicated there is little reason to think reconciliation – or even coexistence – could be found. Like a couple heading to divorce court, the pastors cited irreconcilable differences that can’t be mended.
  • 45 senators, including vulnerable Dems, are asking the EPA to delay incoming emissions regulations

    05/23/2014 6:48:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    It’s only a small matter of time until the Obama administration finally, rapturously releases what its hopes will be the crown jewel of its rise-of-the-oceans-slowing climate-change agenda: Regulations capping the emissions from existing power plants, a.k.a., stamping out coal plants across the country. This set of regs is going to be even more complicated and controversial than the regulations for only new power plants the administration released last year, and as the AP obliquely explains, we’re likely to start seeing those “necessarily skyrocketing” energy prices Obama once mentioned pretty quickly here: Electricity prices are probably on their way up...
  • North Carolina Restaurant Posts "No Guns" Sign, Then Gets Robbed At Gunpoint

    05/23/2014 12:27:04 PM PDT · by Sasparilla · 22 replies
    gunsnfreedom ^ | 05/21/2014 | gunsnfreedom
    Gun free zones in action. http://gunsnfreedom.com/nc-restaurant-posts-no-guns-sign-and-then-gets-robbed-at-gunpoint/
  • [Video] NC BBQ Restaurant With Prominent “NO GUNS” Sign Robbed at Gunpoint

    05/21/2014 2:15:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    http://gunssavelives.net ^ | may 21, 2014 | dan cannon
    Recently, there have been two shootings at Jack in the Box restaurant less than 10 days after they decided to ask law abiding gun owners to leave their guns at home. Now we have yet another “gun free” restaurant who has been the victim of criminals with… you guessed it, guns. According to local media reports, The Pit in Durham, NC was robbed at gunpoint after just recently opening up the restaurant. According to ABC11, Authorities said just before 9 p.m. Sunday, three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant through the back doors with pistols, and forced several staff members to...
  • Thieves in NC are Targeting Cars With Gun Related Stickers and Cars Parked near Gun Free Zones

    05/20/2014 5:44:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | May 19, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    Thieves in NC are Targeting Cars With Gun Related Stickers and Cars Parked near Gun Free Zones May 19 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post looks like gun thieves in North Carolina are getting smart in their search to illegally acquire guns. According to a local report today, police have managed to bust several thieves they say are targeting cars that have gun related stickers on the bumper or windows. They are also targeting cars that are parked near gun free zones. These areas force law abiding concealed carriers to leave their firearms in their vehicles where they are...
  • Why is Cantor Consultant Ray Allen So Confident of Victory?

    05/19/2014 7:35:22 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8 May 2014 | Tony Lee
    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg's pro-amnesty organization FWD.us bought deceptive advertisements to help Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) defeat underfunded primary challenger Frank Roche in Tuesday's North Carolina primary. The group promptly celebrated Ellmers' win. FWD.us's Joe Green said that Ellmers' victory "makes clear" that "the time is now for House Republicans to bring" amnesty legislation to the floor. Lobbying groups like FWD.us want high-tech visas that will lower the wages of American workers, even though no evidence suggests there is a shortage of American high-tech workers.
  • Will He or Won't He? N.J. Magazine Ban Heading to Christie's Desk

    05/18/2014 3:31:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 5-16-2014 | NRA
    Gun control supporters appear poised to force New Jersey's Republican governor, Chris Christie, often discussed as a potential presidential candidate in 2016, to show where he stands on the Second Amendment. On Monday, the state's Senate passed A2006, legislation to lower the state's magazine-capacity limit from 15 rounds to 10 rounds, by a vote of 22-17, mostly along party lines. The bill will be sent to Christie for signature or veto after the Assembly, which previously approved it by a vote of 46-31, approves technical changes made to the bill by the Senate. Once the bill reaches Christie's desk, he...
  • Nightmarish looking deep sea fish washes up on NC shore

    05/16/2014 8:18:23 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 16, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    A deep sea lancetfish washed up alive on a Nags Head, North Carolina beach on Monday. The species have long, high dorsal fins and can grow over six feet long. Their jaws contain several long fang-like teeth as well as several smaller teeth. The station notes that very little is known about the biology of the fish, except that they live in all oceans....
  • No More Stealing by Government? A Long-Overdue Attack on Asset Forfeiture

    05/16/2014 9:35:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Since I’m a public finance economist, I realize I’m supposed to focus on big-picture issues such as tax reform and entitlement reform. And I do beat those issues to death, so I obviously care about controlling the size and power of government. But I like to think I’m also a decent human being. And this is why I get even more agitated when politicians and bureaucrats engage in thuggish behavior against comparatively powerless citizens. Some of the worst examples of government thuggery are the result of “asset forfeiture,” which happens when governments confiscate the property of people who haven’t been...
  • Armed Thug Taken Down by Homeowner with AR-15

    05/15/2014 8:08:19 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    WRAL via Youtube ^ | 5/13/14 | WRAL via AllYouCanEatNews
    Armed Thug Taken Down by Homeowner with AR-15 Jonathan Haith says he was sleeping in his Henderson, North Carolina, home on Monday morning when heard a light knock on his backdoor. He ignored the noise at first — but a second louder noise coming from the "laundry room area" got his attention in a hurry. The loud bang was the sound of an armed thug kicking in his door. Haith quickly grabbed his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle from under his bed and prepared to confront the unwelcome intruder.
  • Woman calls 911 after pizza made wrong

    05/14/2014 2:42:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    Gaston Gazette ^ | May 12, 2014
    A Gastonia woman, upset about the way Subway employees made her flatbread pizza, called 911 Thursday night to report that the restaurant wouldn’t refund the money she paid for a “flatizza.”
  • Clay Aiken wins North Carolina House primary

    05/13/2014 2:05:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/13/2014 | By TARINI PARTI
    “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken was declared the winner of his tight House Democratic primary in North Carolina on Tuesday, a day after his opponent suddenly died. Aiken and Keith Crisco had been vying for the Democratic nomination to take on Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) She is favored to keep the seat. Aiken was leading Crisco by fewer than 400 votes, and both candidates had been hovering around the 40-percent mark needed to avoid a runoff. The 71-year-old Crisco died Monday after suffering from injuries from a fall. Aiken’s team said they’d received word he’d been planning to concede Tuesday.
  • Keith Crisco died suddenly on Monday [NC Congressional Candidate vs Clay Aiken]

    05/12/2014 2:06:19 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 57 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 5/12/2014 | Craig Jarvis
    Keith Crisco died suddenly on MondayBy Craig Jarvis Keith Crisco, former state Commerce secretary and a Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, died on Monday. Details were not immediately available, but the Courier-Tribune in Asheboro reported that he died suddenly at his home from a fall. . . . Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/12/3856392/keith-crisco-dead-at-71.html#storylink=cpy Aiken has won by default.