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  • With passage blocked, Coast Guard closes Oregon Inlet [NC]

    03/28/2015 8:18:25 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 9 replies
    The Outer Banks Voice ^ | March 28, 2015 | Rob Morris
    Oregon Inlet is closed to vessels drawing more than 2 feet, essentially shutting down the charter fishing fleet with four days left in the bluefin tuna season and Easter week approaching. Petty Officer Kathryn Bruner with the Coast Guard in Wilmington said Saturday that the closing was prompted by the latest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers survey, which showed that search-and-rescue vessels can no longer get out of the inlet. Emergencies will be handled by helicopters out of the Coast Guard’s air station in Elizabeth City, she said. A buffer zone of 100 yards on either side of the Bonner...
  • Cruz Control: A heartfelt missive to the liberally biased reporters in my town.

    03/28/2015 2:06:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 27, 2015 | Patrick O'Hannigan
    Dear journalists: May I have a public word with you, especially if you edit the Raleigh News and Observer? You probably take a dim view of unsolicited advice from a junior member of the guild, but I think I can save you some grief in the run-up to next year’s presidential election, with an assist from the first official candidate for the Republican nomination. That candidate would, of course, be Senator Ted Cruz. Many of the stories about him are written with the same “Get a load of this guy!” tone regardless of where they come from, but I thought...
  • School District Losing Thousands in School Lunch Sales

    03/27/2015 4:36:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    ABC Local News ^ | March 26, 2015
    BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. -- Thousands of students have now stopped buying lunch each week in County cafeterias. The district says it all started when schools were forced to implement the USDA's Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act. It was part of first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative to get kids to eat healthier. All of a sudden, kids are pitching pounds of food in the garbage. "I like vegetables too, like I like spinach and potatoes - great - but they just don't have any flavor at all," freshman Aislinn French said. Hundreds of kids have now dropped out of...
  • Liberal Talk Radio Host Loses Bet and Stiffs Wounded Warrior Project

    03/25/2015 4:55:53 PM PDT · by BlueBerrier0341 · 7 replies
    Twitter/ @BlueBerrier0341 ^ | 3/25/2015 | @Blueberrier0341
    On August 7, 2014 I made a bet with Mr. Britt Whitmire of the Brand and Britt radio show. He was convinced a radio station in North Carolina was flipping to sports because of recent events. This radio station ( 94.5 WPTI) is predominantly a conservative radio station. Their line up includes The K.C. Odea, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh,Sean Hannity and up until August 1st Jason Lewis. When Jason Lewis went off the air Mr. Whitmire got excited that this radio station was finally failing. I proceeded to tell him he was wrong and a bet was made. Mr. Whitmire...
  • Murderer of Four in North Carolina Was a Drug User, Gang Member and an Obama “Dreamer”

    03/23/2015 8:51:34 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 7 replies
    Red Statements ^ | March 21, 2015 | Steven Ahle
    The man who murdered four people in North Carolina, including a former contestant on “America’s Next Top Model”. Senators Thom Tillis and Chuck Grassley, confirmed that accused murderer, Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, was a known gang member and had been arrested on a marijuana possession charge. They also confirmed that in 2012 when Obama enacted his DACA program, the immigration service halted his deportation. Obama and the democrats believe the life of one illegal alien is worth much more than the lives of four American citizens. Grassley and Tillis wrote to Jeh Johnson:
  • Grassley, Tillis: Illegal Alien With Drug Charges Got DACA Amnesty Before Allegedly Murdering Three

    03/20/2015 9:39:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 20, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) -- An illegal alien and known gang member who has been charged with first-degree murder in North Carolina was granted deferred deportation under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), despite having been placed in removal proceedings for drug charges in 2012, according to a press release from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.). Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez. (Police mugshot.) Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, 19, was charged in February with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of three people in Charlotte, N.C, including a 19-year-old former America’s Next Top Model...
  • Police: Suspect Admits Destroying Bodies Of Food Network Finalist, Spouse

    03/20/2015 9:14:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    LATimes ^ | March 20, 2015 | RYAN PARKER AND CHRISTINE MAI-DUC
    <p>Man suspected of killing Food Network contestant and husband admitted to destroying their bodies, police say The man suspected of killing Cristie Schoen Codd, a contestant on "The Next Food Network Star," and her husband told authorities that he had stored and destroyed the couple's bodies at his home, according to documents released by North Carolina authorities Thursday.</p>
  • Police: Man's Facebook threats to form militia led to arrest

    03/19/2015 10:42:50 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    Gaston Gazette ^ | 3-19-2015 | Lauren Baheri
    A man is facing charges after threatening to form a militia against law enforcement in Lincoln County. The man claimed to have weapons and explosive devices he threatened to use against officers. Timothy Lee Cornwell, 45, was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony probation violation and misdemeanor resist, delay and obstruct a public officer and communicating threats.  Police say the threats started after police, looking for Cornwell on outstanding charges from Burke County, searched his daughter’s home in Lincoln County. He wasn’t there at the time, so they left, said Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jason Reid. Cornwell took to...
  • NC: Criminals Shoot Criminals

    03/19/2015 6:10:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The most common murder is of a person with a long criminal and violent history, by another person with a  long criminal and violent history.  They usually occur in geographically small areas know for crime and violence, where people have no faith in the police.  David Kennedy has done enormous work in showing that this is so, as has John Lott.  However, what most people don’t understand is that this “acquaintance murder” number also includes gang members killing other gang members, drug buyers killing drug pushers, cabdrivers killed by customers they picked up for the first time, prostitutes and...
  • Sex, romance would be a conflict of interest under NC General Assembly proposal

    03/18/2015 7:47:36 AM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | 03/17/2015 | Colin Campbell
    One month after the State Ethics Commission ruled that sex between lobbyists and government officials doesn’t constitute a gift, a bipartisan group of N.C. House members filed legislation Tuesday to make it clear that sexual and romantic relationships are indeed a conflict of interest. House Bill 252 would require legislators and other government officials to recuse themselves if they’re in a “current dating relationship or current sexual relationship” with a lobbyist who stands to benefit from the issue at hand. While the legislation doesn’t offer a definition of a “current sexual relationship,” it does provide one for a “current dating...
  • Need Posting Help

    I just re-joined FR and I would like to post to my local NC state board but I am not able to. How do I get the ability to do that?
  • 7 Marines, 4 soldiers missing after Army helicopter crash in Florida

    03/11/2015 3:08:22 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 11, 2015
    <p>Search-and-rescue crews are looking for seven Marines and four soldiers after an Army helicopter crashed late Tuesday during a routine night training exercise in the Florida Panhandle.</p> <p>Eglin Air Force Base spokesman Andy Bourland told the Associated Press that the helicopter was reported missing at around 8:30 p.m. local time and crews found debris from the crash at around 2 a.m. Wednesday.</p>
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • S.F. doctor whose brother was slain decries anti-Muslim hostility

    03/08/2015 8:57:32 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 7, 2015 | Hamed Aleaziz
    Dr. Suzanne Barakat was writing a prescription for one of her patients at San Francisco General Hospital when her phone lit up with text messages from friends sending condolences. It was Feb. 10 and Barakat, 27, was in her first year of family medicine residency. She ignored the first text, thinking it was either a mistake or a reference to family members in war-torn Syria. “I just put my head back to work,” she said. But then Barakat noticed that one of the texts mentioned her 23-year-old brother, Deah Barakat, a dental student at the University of North Carolina in...
  • Charlotte City Council Narrowly Votes Down Transgender Protection Proposal

    03/04/2015 6:10:29 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 3-4-2015 | Heather Clark
    Council Member Kenny Smith said that he does not feel it is appropriate for people who are biologically of the opposite sex to share such a private and personal space as a restroom. “I am not comfortable taking my six-year-old daughter into the men’s room, nor is it acceptable for me to go into the women’s room,” he stated. “And I think I should have full faith and confidence as I send my daughter into the restroom, who’s in that restroom.” Council Member Al Austin, a homosexual, disagreed with those who expressed hesitation and stated that those council members were...
  • (61) Members of Congress Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech (Iran Lobby says 61 will boycott!)

    03/02/2015 7:01:25 PM PST · by Dave346 · 51 replies
    NIAC ^ | March 2, 2015 at 9:24 PM
    Currently, 61 members of Congress have confirmed they will not attend the speech. Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) California Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) — “I am disappointed Speaker Boehner chose to irresponsibly interject politics into what has long been a strong and bipartisan relationship between the United States and Israel. As President Obama has noted, it is inappropriate for a Head of State to address Congress just two weeks ahead of their election. I agree that Congress should not be used as a prop in Israeli election campaigns,...
  • North Carolina Legalizes Prostitutes For Politicians

    02/28/2015 12:41:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    North Carolina’s State Ethics Committee has just opened up a major problem for their state — they just made it legal for lobbying firms to purchase prostitutes to service politicians. The Committee’s determination that sex had no value and that sex between a lobbyist and politician was nothing to report or in any way questionable means that a major loophole has opened up for lobbying firms. Now lobbying firms can hire people with the explicit goal to seduce and fornicate with politicians in order to garner favor. In other terms, lobbying firms can hire people who can offer sexual services...
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas Supporters

    02/27/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas SupportersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 26, 2015 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments There are a lot of stories about the Dem members of Congress boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. But most of the names on the list are longtime opponents of the Jewish State.The boycott lists consists of two groups. Congressional Black Caucus members who are offended on Obama’s behalf and can smell racism anywhere.The other consists of opponents of Israel.It’s instructive to compare the list of boycotters to the 54 members of Congress who signed...
  • NC: Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid Supports armed Defense of Home

    02/26/2015 4:13:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A homeowner shot an intruder in North Carolina on Monday, February 23, 2015.  An accomplice escaped.   The pair broke in through a basement window, then broke down a door to gain access to the house.  The homeowner called 911.  He armed himself with a 12 gauge shotgun.  When the intruders kicked open the basement door and approached him in a hallway, the homeowner shot one once in the chest.  The intruder died at the scene.  The Sheriff, Coy Reid, had some advice for people who would consider breaking into homes.   From hickoryrecord.com: “The only thing I could advise these...
  • Law Introduced to Curb Porn Crisis in Govt. Agencies

    02/24/2015 11:51:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 24, 2015
    An epidemic of federal employees watching pornography on government computers during work hours has gotten so out of control that legislation has been introduced in Congress to contain the embarrassing crisis. Porn has for years been part of the job at some government agencies and in fact a number of federal audits have long documented the enraging details of how our tax dollars are being wasted. Judicial Watch has also reported on this for years, especially the porn crisis at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the agency charged with policing the nation’s financial industry. While the economy crumbled, the...
  • It's Wake Up Time, City Of Charlotte

    02/18/2015 3:00:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Michael Brown
    In the name of anti-discrimination, the City Council of Charlotte, North Carolina is poised to discriminate against people of conservative moral values, also imposing the struggles of a tiny minority on every man, woman, and child who lives or works in Charlotte or might happen to visit the city. It’s wake up time, Charlotte! It’s not too late to make a change. According to an in-depth review by a team of lawyers with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a new bill, which the City Council will vote on after a public meeting on Monday, February 23rd, “does not contain adequate safeguards...
  • A Revisionist Muslim History of America (Greenfield)

    02/16/2015 8:21:36 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, February 16, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, February 16, 2015 A Revisionist Muslim History of America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blogTurkish President Erdogan’s claim that Columbus encountered a mosque in Cuba (the explorer actually saw a rock whose shape he compared to the dome of a mosque) and a Saudi Imam claiming that Columbus had sailed to America to attack Muslims are typical of an emerging genre of Muslim revisionist history that lays claim to America based on an imaginary earlier Muslim presence here. While these examples may be laughable, Muslim historical revisionism has taken root in academia. It can be found...
  • Woman accused of breaking into tractor-trailers at Cumberland truck stop

    02/16/2015 9:14:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Kelly Gardner
    Fayetteville, N.C. — Cumberland County investigators have arrested a woman accused of breaking into tractor-trailer trucks parked at rest areas and truck stops along Interstate 95.
  • Liberal Militant Atheist Murders Muslims; Conservative Christians Clearly To Blame

    02/16/2015 4:00:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    The only thing more elusive than an attractive liberal feminist is a conservative Christian mass murderer, but that doesn’t keep Team Progressive from pressing on with its never-ending snipe hunt to find one. The latest search for the left’s Great White Hopeless began last week when some jerk murdered three people in Chapel Hill. Some say, it was over a parking space, in which case he should be tried and, if convicted, hanged. Others speculate that it was because these three people were Muslim, in which case he should be tried and, if convicted, hanged. Are you sensing a theme?...
  • The Group Accusing ‘an American Extremist and Hateful Racist’ of ‘Terrorism’ in Chapel Hill..

    02/15/2015 6:55:35 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb 15, 2015 | Sharona Schwartz
    The Group Accusing ‘an American Extremist and Hateful Racist’ of ‘Terrorism’ in Chapel Hill Might Strike You as Ironic…and It Wants to Be Part of Investigation. Feb. 15, 2015 7:35am Sharona Schwartz The Palestinian Authority – which grants monthly salaries to terrorists – has called last week’s deadly shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, N.C. “terrorism” and would like the U.S. government to include Palestinian investigators in the official probe. The Palestinian foreign ministry Saturday described Tuesday’s shooting as a “heinous crime” and “terrorism which targets civilians based on their religion.” “We consider it a serious indication of...
  • Judaculla Rock [ Sylva, North Carolina ]

    02/15/2015 12:13:46 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    Judaculla Rock website ^ | 2002-2014 | Presented by L.E.M.U.R.
    Deep in the mountains of Jackson County, just outside Sylva, North Carolina, sets a large, baffling stone. It is a soapstone boulder, and it's covered with a plethora of strange drawings that some archaeologists believe may be 2,000 to 3,000 years old. Even the Cherokee Indians consider the site ancient, pre-dating their presence in the area... According to Cherokee legend, the markings on the rock were created by Judaculla, a slant-eyed giant who dominated the mountains in years long past. He was the "Great Lord of the hunt," a powerful being who could leap from one mountain to another, and...
  • Muslim Students' Slayings Investigated As Possible Hate Crime, FBI Says

    02/12/2015 7:50:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 12, 2015 | DAVID ZUCCHINO AND MATT PEARCE
    Muslim Students' Slayings Investigated As Possible Hate Crime, FBI Says By DAVID ZUCCHINO AND MATT PEARCE 5,000 Muslims and non-Muslims turn out to mourn 3 students shot to death in N.C. The FBI announced late Thursday that it had opened a preliminary hate-crime investigation into the slayings of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, N.C. "The FBI is continuing to provide assistance to the Chapel Hill Police Department to process evidence related to a triple-homicide investigation," the federal agency said in a statement. "The FBI has also opened a parallel preliminary inquiry to determine whether or not any federal laws...
  • 3 Muslim students shot to death in apartment near UNC Chapel Hill

    02/11/2015 4:22:24 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | February 11, 2015 | Saeed Ahmed
    (CNN)—A 46-year-old man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of three Muslim students in an apartment near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Police haven't said what may have compelled the accused, Craig Stephen Hicks, to allegedly carry out the attack Tuesday evening. He turned himself into police later in the night. But given the victims' religion and comments the alleged shooter apparently left on a Facebook page, many social media users wondered what role, if any, the victims' faith played. The victims were Muslims: Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23; Yusor Mohammad, 21; and Razan...
  • When is a Boycott of Israel not a Boycott?

    02/08/2015 6:01:39 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/7/2015 | Michael Curtis
    There are understandable differences of opinion between the American and Israel leaders on the issue of Islamist terrorism. It is wholly appropriate and desirable that they should be heard in the U.S. Congress. It is therefore painful that some honorable Democratic members of Congress should be so misguided as to declare that they will not attend the Israeli leader’s address. John Lewis (Georgia), a hero of the civil rights movement, G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Eric Blumenauer (Oregon) are among those who are engaging in what is tantamount to a boycott of Israel. According...
  • Michael Jordan on Dean Smith's passing: 'mentor, teacher, 2nd father'

    02/08/2015 9:12:01 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Dean Smith, the coaching innovator who won two national championships at North Carolina, an Olympic gold medal in 1976 and induction into basketball's Hall of Fame more than a decade before he left the bench, has died. He was 83. The retired coach died "peacefully" at his North Carolina home Saturday night, the school said in a statement Sunday from Smith's family. He was with his wife and five children. Smith had health issues in recent years, with the family saying in 2010 he had a condition that was causing him to lose memory. He had kept a lower profile...
  • Dean Smith dies at aage 83

    02/08/2015 6:16:26 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 20 replies
    espn ^ | 2-8-15 | n/a
    Dean Smith, who coached North Carolina to two men's basketball national titles, died Saturday night at the age of 83. North Carolina announced Smith's death Sunday morning. "Coach Dean Smith passed away peacefully the evening of February 7 at his home in Chapel Hill, and surrounded by his wife and five children," Smith's family said in a statement. "We are grateful for all the thoughts and prayers, and appreciate the continued respect for our privacy as arrangements are made available to the public. Thank you."
  • Insider says Obama administration 'sent a message' to black Democratic lawmakers that they should...

    02/07/2015 3:01:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/06/15 | David Martosko
    Insider says Obama administration 'sent a message' to black Democratic lawmakers that they should skip Netanyahu speech to Congress, as Biden says he'll be a no-show **SNIP** That disapproval apparently was orchestrated, or at least strongly encouraged, by the White House through comamunications with lawmakers connected to the Congressional Black Caucus. 'I'm not saying the president called anyone personally,' a current White House staffer told Daily Mail Online. 'But yeah, the White House sent a message to some at the CBC that they should suddenly be very upset about the speech.' The source said it was a 'back-channel' arrangement that...
  • Top Black Dems to skip Netanyahu speech

    02/06/2015 12:57:03 PM PST · by yoe · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Leading members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are lining up to skip a coming speech by the prime minister of Israel. Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), the chairman of the CBC, said they won't attend Benjamin Netanyahu's March 3 speech before Congress to protest Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) decision to invite the prime minister without first consulting President Obama and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill. Butterfield said that move marked an "unprecedented overreach of the Speaker’s authority" that "goes beyond the traditions of his office." "It is baffling that Speaker Boehner, who...
  • Help stop Planned Parenthood from writing its own regulations in North Carolina

    01/30/2015 8:37:22 PM PST · by Morgana
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 30, 2015 | John Jansen
    Legislators in North Carolina did the right thing in July 2013 when they voted to raise the quality standards for abortion clinics in the state. The hand-wringing response from the abortion industry was entirely predictable, with Planned Parenthood’s vice president for public affairs, Melissa Reed, calling it “the most restrictive access to safe and legal abortions this state has ever seen.” That was then. Inviting the Fox to Guard the Henhouse But now, more than a year an a half later, the North Carolina abortion industry is perfectly fine with the proposed regulations, which were submitted by the state’s Department...
  • North Carolina Health Department Allowed Abortion Clinics to Write Their Own Rules

    01/30/2015 6:14:07 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/29/15 | John Jansen
    Legislators in North Carolina did the right thing in July 2013 when they voted to raise the quality standards for abortion clinics in the state. The hand-wringing response from the abortion industry was entirely predictable, with Planned Parenthood’s vice president for public affairs, Melissa Reed, calling it “the most restrictive access to safe and legal abortions this state has ever seen.” That was then. Inviting the Fox to Guard the Henhouse But now, more than a year an a half later, the North Carolina abortion industry is perfectly fine with the proposed regulations, which were submitted by the state’s Department...
  • GOP lawmakers look to tighten abortion rules as Democrats protest

    01/29/2015 7:47:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wral.com ^ | 1.29.2015 | Matthew Burns and Laura Leslie
    Raleigh, N.C. — Republican legislative leaders say they plan to file further legislation to regulate abortion this year, even as abortion-rights groups called on them to keep their hands off rules proposed by state regulators for North Carolina abortion clinics. "I'm sure there will be a pro-life bill this year," said House Speaker Pro Tem Paul Stam, R-Wake. The state Department of Health and Human Services last month released rules for clinics drafted under a 2013 law that proposed major changes to the state's abortion laws. Several Democratic lawmakers said Thursday that they fear social conservatives dissatisfied with the result...
  • 2016 and the Coalition of the Uninspired

    How is it possible that a president can win re-election by a relatively comfortable margin while receiving fewer raw votes than his first election? Enter Mitt Romney. A simple data comparison is very telling. That comparison is the Romney raw vote vs. all votes for congressional Republicans in a given state. Crunching the numbers, Romney significantly underperformed the Republican congressional vote totals in multiple states. In North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin -- all presidential swing states -- Mitt Romney underperformed the total raw votes cast for all Republican congressional candidates by an average of 3 percent. That means that...
  • Son of ex-slave who served in Union army during Civil War dies 179 years after father's birth

    01/27/2015 7:40:15 PM PST · by iowamark · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/27/2015 | AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. – Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died — 179 years after his father was born. Martin was 97 when he died Sunday at his home in New Bern, North Carolina.. ..lived in the house where he was born — a house his father built in the 1890s. Martin had little memory of his father, Luke Martin Sr., who died at age 84 in 1920 when the son was just a few years old, according to Martin-Williams. The elder Martin, who was born in 1836, was married twice, the second...
  • TECHNOLOGY Google to Announce Fiber Expansion In Four Cities

    01/27/2015 12:35:30 PM PST · by edzo4 · 16 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 1-27-2014 | ALISTAIR BARR
    Google Inc. is preparing to offer its high-speed fiber-optic Internet service in four new metro areas, the latest step in a careful expansion of the service. Google will announce launches of Google Fiber in Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Nashville, Tenn. in coming days, according to two people familiar with the situation.
  • Abortionist, Clinic Under Investigation For Abortion Horror, Squalor (North Carolina)

    01/26/2015 3:24:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    operatinrescue.org ^ | January 26, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Fayetteville, NC – The red light flashed with urgency on my office telephone, but I hardly gave the routine voicemail indicator a second thought – that is, until I pressed the replay button. What I heard next was a day-changer, and I knew I couldn’t rest until I did something about it. “I’m calling because I recently got an abortion at the Hallmark Clinic in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and it was one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had in my life.” Her emotion-laden voice proceeded to detail her experience that seemed straight from a horror novel. I called her...
  • 4 arrested for attempting to rob Papa Johns driver of money, pizza (North Carolina)

    01/25/2015 7:01:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    WITN-TV ^ | January 20, 2015 | Gina DiPietro
    Four men have been charged, after police say they tried to rob a pizza delivery driver this past weekend. Greenville Police say around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, the Papa Johns driver was trying to make a delivery at the Province Apartment Complex on Boxelder Way. The driver told police that two men approached him in the parking lot and demanded money and the pizza. The driver used pepper spray to stop the robbery. A Province employee saw what happened and tried to help, but police say they were assaulted by one of the suspects while attempting to get the vehicle's license...
  • Pro-Life Leaders Call for Ellmers’ Ouster

    01/23/2015 5:50:07 AM PST · by bestintxas · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/23/15 | a ruse
    On a usually happy and even triumphant day, pro-life leaders found themselves angry at a vote in the U.S. House that never happened. Much of the talk today at the annual March for Life, that likely brought close to 500,000 mostly young people to Washington DC, was about how House leaders canned a bill that would have banned abortion after the 20th week of gestation, the point at which an unborn child is said to feel pain. Much of the anger was directed at Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, who, as reported by Breitbart News, organized a group...
  • Duke suspends fraternity after sex assault allegation

    01/22/2015 12:09:55 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | Michael Muskal
    A fraternity at Duke University has been suspended while police investigate charges that a woman was sexually assaulted at an off-campus party, the school announced Wednesday. Alpha Delta Phi has been suspended while Durham, N.C., police investigate what happened at an off-campus house leased by fraternity members. “Duke University is cooperating with the Durham Police Department in the investigation of an alleged sexual assault of a Duke student at an off-campus private residence that is leased to members of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity,” the school said in a statement emailed to reporters. “Pursuant to Duke’s policy, the fraternity has...
  • “Pro-Life” Lawmakers Sabotage Vote on Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

    01/22/2015 6:38:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/22/15 | Steven Ertelt
    A handful of “pro-life” lawmakers have sabotaged a vote House Republican leaders planned for today to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on scientific evidence showing unborn babies feel pain in abortions. As LifeNews reported yesterday, Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina along with Reps. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania and Jackie Walorski of Indiana — each of whom have pro-life voting records — objected to a vote on the bill on the grounds that the language in the bill did not do enough to allow women who have been victimized by rape to have abortions. Together, they reportedly...
  • Rally draws hundreds of abortion opponents to downtown Raleigh

    01/20/2015 6:27:35 PM PST · by Morgana
    newsobserver.com ^ | January 17, 2015 | Dan Kane
    RALEIGH — When the Love My Life rally began five years ago, 300 teens and their parents attended, a group small enough for the Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown Raleigh to handle. On Saturday, the anti-abortion event, sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, drew roughly five times that number as middle and high school students packed into a huge heated tent on the Halifax Mall in the heart of the state government complex. Those numbers augmented the annual anti-abortion march later that afternoon that ran the length of a city block. The rally featured contemporary Christian music with a...
  • Drug manufacturer Hospira closing Clayton plant, cutting 250 jobs (North Carolina)

    01/20/2015 1:00:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WRAL-TV TechWire ^ | January 14, 2015
    Clayton, N.C. — Hospira, a manufacturer of injectable and other drug products as well as medical devices, is closing its plant in Clayton which employs some 250 people. Hospira says the facility will close in the second half of this year. “After a thorough evaluation of the site and the various products produced at this facility, we had to make this difficult decision,” said Matt Stober, senior vice president for operations, in a statement. The firm operates a major plant in Rocky Mount as well. In 2012, it decided to add 200 works at that operation. Hospira (NYSE: HSP) disclosed...
  • PRO-LIFE LEADERS BLAST REP RENÉE ELLMERS’ ‘REPREHENSIBLE’ REQUEST TO DELAY HOUSE 20WEEK ABORTION BAN

    01/17/2015 1:19:50 PM PST · by Bratch · 14 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 17, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Pro-life leaders are expressing their fury toward Rep. Renée Ellmers (R-NC) for seeking to delay what has been expected to be a relatively easy passage next week of a House bill that would restrict abortions to 20 weeks of pregnancy based on scientific evidence that unborn babies experience pain at 20 weeks of gestation. According to the National Journal, Ellmers is leading a group of moderate Republican congresswomen who appear to have concerns about the political ramifications of the bill – which is to be voted on next week on the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision – because it...
  • Meet the Radical Professor at the Center of the Controversy for Islamic Prayers at Duke University

    01/16/2015 11:07:51 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Jan 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    It all started when a University alumnus made a $3 million dollar donation to fund the position of Director of Islamic Studies at Duke University. Bettye Martin Musham, who gifted the Islamic Studies Center with the vast sum of money, said that she was convinced that it was the right thing to do after hearing a lecture on the meaning of jihad. Musham said that she and her husband would later become “hooked with the importance of Islam.” Dr. Omid Safi was appointed to run Islamic Studies at Duke University in July of 2014. He has been the point of...
  • 'Klansville USA' PBS Documentary Takes Cheap Shot at Republicans

    01/14/2015 10:38:39 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 14, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Klansville U.S.A." which was broadcast nationally last night is a PBS American Experience production by WGBH in Boston based on a book of that title by David Cunningham. It is an interesting look at the rise and fall of the North Carolina Ku Klux Klan in the 1960s. A very good historical documentary marred by the jarring flaw of taking a cheap shot at Republicans. It was almost as if the producer and director, Callie T. Wiser, just couldn't restrain herself from taking a shot at Republicans. The documentary stuck to the facts until just a couple of minutes before...