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  • 8,000 jobs? NC ‘on the cusp’ of landing major project, House speaker says

    06/23/2017 10:26:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | June 22, 2017 | Colin Campbell
    RALEIGH — More than 8,000 new jobs could be lured to North Carolina under a new corporate incentive program included in the state budget, House Speaker Tim Moore said Thursday. Moore explained a budget provision that would allow larger incentive packages for companies that invest more than $4 billion in the state and create at least 5,000 jobs. Those companies wouldn’t be subject to the state’s current cap on incentive packages. “We’re on the cusp of maybe landing a major industry in this state,” Moore said....
  • White middle schoolers forced to stand in front of classmates, apologize for ‘privilege’

    06/23/2017 9:54:18 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 66 replies ^ | June 21, 2017 | Victor Skinner
    EDEN, N.C. – “White privilege” training in the Rockingham County school system is causing a lot of headaches. Superintendent Rodney Shotwell told Rockingham Now the state threatened to withhold federal funding when a disproportionate number of minority students were suspended in a special exceptional children’s program in 2012 and 2013, so district leaders implemented mandatory “equity training” for school staff. Now, some teachers are complaining that the training materials focused on white privilege and transgender issues violate their principles, while parents are speaking out about other teachers who are taking what they learned and imposing it on students. At a...
  • Men Legally Allowed to Finish Sex Even If Woman Revokes Consent, NC Law States

    06/22/2017 5:03:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 43 replies
    Vice ^ | June 22, 2017 | Kimberly Lawson
    North Carolina is the one state where the law explicitly says you cannot revoke consent once it's given. A bill that would remove this "unacceptable loophole" has little traction. One May evening in 1977, Beverly Hester was sexually assaulted. According to the summary included in the North Carolina Supreme Court decision State v. Way, she testified that the perpetrator, Donnie Way, threatened to beat her if she didn't have sex with him while hanging out at a friend's apartment. When she tried to leave the bedroom, he allegedly slapped her in the face. Hester went on to tell the court...
  • Gunman kidnaps family, forces them to shop at Target

    06/22/2017 5:25:25 AM PDT · by xp38 · 24 replies
    WSB TV ^ | June 21 2017 |
    DURHAM, N.C. - A North Carolina man has been arrested after police say he kidnapped a family at gunpoint and forced them to take him shopping. Durham police say on Tuesday 29-year-old Rollin Anthony Owens Jr. knocked on the door of a house in the West End neighborhood asking for money. A resident gave Rollins money, but police say he then used a gun to force the residents - a man, woman and two children - out of the house and into their vehicle. Owens allegedly made the driver take him to a convenience store, then a Target, where police...
  • Storage facility to locate in Edgecombe (100 jobs in North Carolina)

    06/18/2017 7:52:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Rocky Mount Telegram ^ | June 18, 2017 | Corey Davis
    A more than $20 million state-of-the-art commercial cold storage facility is coming to Edgecombe County and creating more than 100 permanent jobs in the region. Lionchase Holdings Inc., a privately held asset management firm, recently agreed to build a $22.7 million, 200,000-square-foot facility at the Tarboro Commerce Center, a manufacturing and distribution park, located at exit 484 off U.S. 64 in Tarboro. The Carolinas Gateway Partnership, town of Tarboro and Lionchase Holdings all were part of the agreement for the planned development. Construction is slated to start this summer with a planned completion timeline of 18 months for the new...
  • Starbucks customer says she was bullied for supporting Trump

    06/15/2017 12:44:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies ^ | Updated: Jun 15 2017 09:58AM EDT | By: Brett Baldeck
    CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - On a day when lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in Washington are asking Americans to unite, a loyal Starbucks customer says she was targeted for supporting Donald Trump. Starbucks said they are making sure this incident won't happen again. "I don't know what politics has to do with getting a cup of coffee," Kayla Hart said. Hart walked in to Starbucks on East Boulevard in Dilworth on Wednesday morning, wearing a Donald Trump t-shirt. Instead of being greeted with a smile, Kayla said the cashier laughed and her order was labeled with a...
  • Principal withheld diploma from senior class president who refused to read school-written speech...

    06/15/2017 8:12:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 15, 2017 | Ariel Zilber For
    FULL TITLE: Principal withheld diploma from senior class president who refused to read school-written speech and instead read his own remarks at graduation A North Carolina high school withheld a diploma from a graduating senior who refused to read a commencement speech prepared for him and instead read his own written remarks, it was reported on Thursday. Marvin Wright was permitted to write a speech and read it at last Friday's graduation ceremony by virtue of his being the senior class president at Southwest Edgecombe County High School, according toWRAL-TV. 'I really worked hard on this speech,' he said. But...
  • Duke Assails Free Speech So It Can “Protect and Value Diverse Perspectives”

    06/14/2017 7:35:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | June 14, 2017 | George Leef
    American college campuses are becoming more and more like the old communist states where people enjoyed freedom of speech—but only so long as they didn’t question some aspect of the official orthodoxy. Any such “deviationism” was apt to land them in severe trouble with the authorities, who encouraged loyal citizens to report it. (Alexander Solzhenitsyn recounted many cases of that in The Gulag Archipelago.) Duke University Divinity School professor Paul Griffiths is the latest faculty member to fall victim to the taboo against speaking out against “progressive” beliefs. His thoughtcrime: daring to say that a “racial equity” seminar would be...
  • Prep school math teacher arrested for having sex with students

    06/12/2017 10:30:32 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 105 replies
    A prep school math teacher in North Carolina was arrested for having inappropriate sexual contact with three male students, police said. Erin Elizabeth McAuliffe, 25, is scheduled to make her first court appearance on Monday in Nash County District Court on three counts of sexual activity with a student and one count of indecent liberties with a minor.
  • Firm seeks incentives, plans up to 390 jobs in Triad city (North Carolina)

    06/09/2017 6:53:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Triad Business Journal ^ | June 9, 2017 | Katie Arcieri
    A Turkish textile company that purchased the assets of the former Microfibres firm is seeking $125,000 worth of incentives from the city of Winston-Salem and plans to create up to 390 jobs, according to a story in the Winston-Salem Journal. The newspaper reports that the Winston-Salem City Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. June 19 for Tukek Holdings Inc, which has requested the incentives to offset the costs of a startup called HPFabrics Inc. Tukek plans to invest $3.85 million over five years to upgrade the former Winston-Salem facility of Microfibres. The local jobs would pay $31,310,...
  • Gay Trump supporters denied entry into Charlotte Pride Parade

    06/08/2017 7:28:31 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 37 replies
    Fox ^ | June 8, 2017
    A group says ‘Charlotte Pride’ is pushing them out of the Gay Pride Parade because they support President Trump. "I’m very proud of my country, proud of my president, and was once proud of my community," said Brian Talbert, who said he’s proud to be gay and proud to be a republican. ... A spokesperson for the organization said in written statement, "Charlotte Pride reserves the right to decline participation at our events to groups or organizations which do not reflect the mission, vision and values of our organization, as is acknowledged in our parade rules and regulations by all...
  • American Airlines Passenger Opened Door and Jumped Off Moving Plane

    05/29/2017 10:36:44 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 48 replies
    Time ^ | 25 May 2017
    An airline passenger was arrested Thursday after he opened the plane's galley door as it was taxiing and jumped onto the tarmac at a North Carolina airport, authorities said. Tun Lon Sein was seated on American Airlines Flight 5242 just before takeoff, when he suddenly stood from his seat and attempted to open the aircraft's main door before he was halted by a flight attendant, whom he then tried to bite, federal air marshals said in a criminal complaint, according to CNN. Following the struggle, Sein was able to pry the door open and escape onto the tarmac, before airport...
  • Mosque Takes Over Pentecostal Church as Pastor Prays to Allah

    05/24/2017 12:32:09 PM PDT · by metmom · 49 replies
    CharismaNews ^ | May 16, 2017 | JESSILYN JUSTICE
    Christian clergy helped a Muslim mosque open in a Pentecostal church. "It's open faith; we're brothers," Ali Mohammad, an organizer of the mosque, tells North Carolina's News & Observer. The Muslims are stripping the church of its Christian roots, including removing any crosses and handing them over to pastors in the area. When they opened on Saturday, Christian clergy, including Pastor Jim Melnyk of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, participated in the ceremony. Other pastors from Methodist and Baptist congregations were also present. "I see it as an important statement of community, that we take each other's faiths seriously," Melnyk says....
  • Need Area Info from Charlotte Freepers

    05/23/2017 7:42:24 AM PDT · by shatcher · 51 replies
    Self | 5/23/2017 | Self
    My husband began a new job west of Charlotte, NC recently. We are not familiar with the area yet, but what we have seen feels very busy and chaotic. Are there any Freepers from the area that can tell us about some good places to live west of Charlotte with a slower pace? Thank you in advance!
  • The Supreme Court Finds North Carolina's Racial Gerrymandering Unconstitutional

    05/22/2017 10:11:56 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/22/17 | VANN R. NEWKIRK II
    You don’t see a Kagan-Breyer-Ginsburg-Sotomayor-Thomas majority often in U.S. Supreme Court decisions, but today that quintet joined together to deal a blow to North Carolina Republicans. In the decision in Cooper v. Harris, the eight-member pre-Gorsuch roster upheld a district court’s ruling that two congressional districts in North Carolina were unconstitutional racial gerrymanders, putting an end to one part of a six-year saga that began with redistricting in 2011.
  • How Donald Trump seized the mantle of hope and change

    05/21/2017 10:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2017 | Daniel Allott
    ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. — Looking back, the sign-stealers were a portent of sorts, an early indication that 2016 would be like no election in recent memory. While it is not uncommon for people to steal campaign signs from other people's lawns in the heat of an election campaign, normally people confiscate the signs of candidates they oppose. But something quite different happened in Robeson County, N.C., as Donald Trump started to gain traction in the presidential campaign. As Bo Biggs, treasurer of the county's Republican Party, tells it, "People were stealing [Trump] signs to put them in their own yard."...
  • At 3 a.m., NC Senate GOP strips education funding from Democrats’ districts

    05/13/2017 8:25:08 PM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | 5/13/17 | By Colin Campbell
    N.C. Senate Republicans were visibly upset with Democrats for prolonging the budget debate with amendments during an after-midnight session Friday morning. As the clock approached 1 a.m., Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue was summoned to the front of the chamber to talk privately with Senate leader Phil Berger. The Senate had rejected five amendments from Democrats to fund their spending priorities, but each time one proposal was shot down, another one was filed. Senate Rules Chairman Bill Rabon abruptly called for a recess, stopping the proceedings for nearly two hours. GOP leaders headed to a conference room with legislative budget...
  • Credit Suisse gets $40M in tax breaks, adds 1,200 jobs in NC

    05/09/2017 3:12:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WRAL-TV ^ | May 9, 2017 | Kathryn Brown and The Associated Press
    Research Triangle Park, N.C. — Credit Suisse is adding 1,200 jobs at its technology hub in North Carolina, which approved more than $40 million in tax breaks on Tuesday to lure the jobs away from the New York City area. The financial services giant is reorganizing operations and sharply reducing its workforce after two years of losses, cutting up to 6,500 jobs this year after slashing its overall headcount by 7,200 last year. The announcement comes five weeks after North Carolina lawmakers repealed House Bill 2, a controversial state law that limited the rights of gay and transgender people. Passage...
  • Appeals court upholds I-77 toll project

    05/07/2017 9:07:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Greensboro News & Record ^ | May 2, 2017 | Doug Clark
    A challenge to the state's I-77 toll lane was denied by the N.C. Court of Appeals today.The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel upheld a lower court, which had dismissed a citizen group's attempt to stop the public-private project in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties.This was a big political issue in the 2016 governor's race, costing Pat McCrory a lot of votes in those counties. As a legal issue, the opposition doesn't seem to have much gas.I-77 from Charlotte to Mooresville is a traffic nightmare. To address the congestion, the state's DOT in 2014 signed a contract with a Delaware LLC...
  • NC House Just Passed HB 330 – Allowing Drivers To Legally Hit Protesters Who Block Roads

    05/04/2017 8:42:22 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 103 replies
    A new bill has just passed the NC House that would allow North Carolina drivers to legally hit protesters who are blocking the road without being sued, as long as they “exercise due care.” North Carolina House Bill 330 was passed by a 67-48 vote. It was introduced by Republican Justin Burr and “provides that a person driving an automobile while exercising due care is immune for civil liability for any injury to another if the injured person was participating in a demonstration or protest and blocking traffic.” “As we’ve seen, time and time again, as folks run out in...