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  • Chemical company to add 200 jobs in North Carolina (Average salary of $78,000)

    08/15/2017 4:26:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WNCT-TV ^ | August 15, 2017 | The Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A specialty chemical company plans to expand in North Carolina and create 200 jobs over five years. Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration announced Monday that Albemarle Corp. expects to invest more than $10 million over five years on an expansion in Cleveland County that will add 170 jobs through 2022. The company also expects to add 30 jobs at its headquarters in Charlotte. The company already employs 150 people in Kings Mountain and 130 in Charlotte....
  • Durham Sheriff Says Protesters Who Tore Down Confederate Statue Will Face Felony Charges

    08/15/2017 11:40:23 AM PDT · by SHRiley · 38 replies
    CBS North Carolina ^ | 8/15/2017 | By CBS North Carolina
    DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews announced Tuesday morning that the sheriff’s office will be investigating and trying to identify and charge the protesters who took part in the toppling of a Confederate statue outside the old Durham County courthouse Monday evening. --snip He said protesters will face felony charges.
  • Sheriff to seek charges against Durham protestors who pulled down Confederate statue

    08/15/2017 6:18:55 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 84 replies
    News Channel 11 Eyewitness News ^ | August 15, 2017 | Jonah Kaplan
    DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said Tuesday his office will seek charges against protestors who pulled down a Confederate statue outside the old courthouse Monday evening. In a statement, Sheriff Andrews said he was grateful that no one was hurt and that county leaders decided to act with restraint towards the demonstrators. "Collectively, we decided that restraint and public safety would be our priority. As the Sheriff, I am not blind to the offensive conduct of some demonstrators nor will I ignore their criminal conduct. With the help of video captured at the scene, my...
  • REGIONAL: Cooper announces 145 new jobs in Randolph County (North Carolina)

    08/14/2017 9:54:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Stanly News & Press ^ | August 14, 2017 | B. J. Drye
    FROM GOVERNOR COOPER'S OFFICE: RALEIGH: Fibertex Personal Care, a Danish textile company, will add 145 jobs in Asheboro with its first U.S. manufacturing facility, Governor Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $60 million by Dec. 31, 2021 with a project facilitated in part by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG). “Fibertex Personal Care could go anywhere in the world, but they chose North Carolina,” said Governor Cooper. “Our state’s workforce and leadership in manufacturing and textiles brought this company here.” Fibertex Personal Care manufactures nonwoven materials for different applications in the personal care industry, including diapers, feminine hygiene...
  • Allstate to create 2,250 jobs with North Carolina expansion

    08/09/2017 10:24:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | August 9, 2017 | The Associated Press
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Allstate Insurance Co. announced on Wednesday plans to more than double its North Carolina workforce by expanding in the Charlotte area, investing more than $22 million and creating 2,250 new jobs by 2020. Gov. Roy Cooper and leaders of the nation’s largest publicly-traded personal insurance company were joined by local leaders in announcing the expansion, beginning in 2018, at the Charlotte Chamber office. Allstate listed a wide range of jobs to be filled, but a company official said they were still working on specifics. “We’re still putting the final touches on them,’ said Harriet Harty, Allstate...
  • CSX rail hub to create 1,500 regional jobs (North Carolina)

    08/05/2017 5:21:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Wilson Times ^ | August 4, 2017 | Drew C. Wilson
    ROCKY MOUNT — An intermodal CSX rail hub proposed for Rocky Mount will bring 1,500 jobs to North Carolina. The facility, called the Carolina Connector Hub, is expected to be operational by December 2019. “Good transportation is essential to economic growth. You can take it to the bank,” said Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-Wilson, sponsor of the “Jobs First: Building for Our Future” forum held Friday. More than 100 people attended the event at the historic Helen Gay Train Station in Rocky Mount. Built in 1903, the station was acquired by the city of Rocky Mount in 1995 and restored in...
  • My Resignation from UNC-Wilmington

    08/04/2017 4:52:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | August 4, 2017 | Mike Adams
    On August 12, 2017, I will get in my car and make my annual cross-country trip from my summer home in Colorado to my other home in North Carolina. After I arrive in the Tar Heel State and get settled I will sit down at my computer and do something the leftists at my university have been wanting me to do for years: I will pen my letter of resignation to the Board of Trustees at UNC-Wilmington.However, before I submit that letter, I thought it would be a good idea to write a brief letter of explanation to all of...
  • Woman Arrested After Trying to Return 67 Items to Wal-Mart in North Carolina

    08/02/2017 6:22:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    ktla ^ | August 2, 2017 | Tracy Bloom
    Police responded to the Wal-Mar at 306 N. General’s Blvd. in Lincolnton around noon to a report of possible fraud. When officers arrived, they were advised by a manager that a woman was trying to return items that were stolen from the store for a refund, a news release from the Lincolnton Police Department stated. The items — 67 in total — included underwear, medical supplies, clothing, notebooks and magazines, the Charlotte Observer reported. “There was no rhyme or reason,” one officer told the newspaper. “It was as if someone had randomly filled up a cart.”
  • More than 500 jobs need to be filled at Triad schools (North Carolina)

    07/30/2017 1:39:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WGHP-TV ^ | July 19, 2017 | Chad Tucker
    About 200 jobs still need to be filled before school starts in Forsyth County and staff believe they can get it done. "We spend the entire summer just restaffing," said Kathy Furr, with Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools. "We have applicants coming from North Carolina, a lot of people from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and other states having a surplus of teachers." Furr says they need to fill elementary education positions, special education positions and a number of math teachers. "We also need maintenance workers, skilled electricians, HVAC, plumbers, some roofers and groundskeepers." According to the Guilford County school system website, they...
  • European wood company announces plans to create 770 jobs in Davidson County (North Carolina)

    07/25/2017 12:42:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WXII-TV ^ | July 24, 2017 | Staff
    WXII LEXINGTON, N.C. — A European business plans to create more than 700 jobs over the next 15 years in Davidson County. Gov. Roy Cooper and the Davidson County Economic Development Commission announced Monday afternoon in Lexington the completion of a long term agreement with EGGER Wood Products, one of Europe’s leading wood-based materials supplier for the furniture, wood construction and the flooring industries. The company’s development plans include creating 770 manufacturing jobs over the next 15 years with a proposed $700 million investment. The first phase, creating 400 jobs, will happen over the next six years, and an additional...
  • Teacher Calls Students Racist… She Shows Up to a Class to Find a “Decorated” Room

    07/19/2017 11:07:55 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 7/19/17 | Ben Marquis
    … a picture of the 2016 electoral college map that was hung on the board, irked that her students continued to remind her of the election’s outcome and that she lived in a red state. She appeared to point to Florida on the small map. Down the hall a few doors, another math teacher, said to be Mexican-American and who was also apparently not a fan of the president, found a “wall” blocking the doorway to her classroom. Throughout the video, the teacher repeatedly stated that she had been warning others that her students weren’t simply “rowdy,” but were disrespectful...
  • Darryl Howard, Wrongfully Convicted in a Double Murder, Is Suing the City of Durham (Mike Nifonged)

    07/10/2017 11:59:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Raleigh-Durham Indy Week ^ | Sarah Willets | Sarah Willets
    Darryl Howard, who was released from prison last year after a judge overturned his convictions in the 1991 murders of a Durham woman and her teenage daughter, is suing the city of Durham and a police officer he says fabricated and suppressed evidence. The civil suit was filed in U.S. District Court last month and names the city, four then-employees of the Durham Police Department, and a Durham fire official as defendants. The lawsuit claims the defendants violated Howard's constitutional rights and seeks compensatory and punitive damages. Durham City Attorney Patrick Baker said the city is reviewing the suit and...
  • Infosys to hire 2,000 workers at North Carolina hub

    07/09/2017 3:07:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | July 6, 2017
    India-based information technology company Infosys said Thursday it will hire 2,000 workers at its planned North Carolina hub over the next four years. Infosys executives were joined by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper at a news conference in which they said the hub will be developed in the state's Research Triangle region. The company expects to hire the first 500 North Carolina workers within two years as part of an overall strategy leading to eventual creation of 10,000 job overall across the four sites. The first was announced for Indiana in May and the other two locations haven't yet been...
  • Jobs Coming to Catawba County (72 furniture-making jobs in North Carolina)

    07/05/2017 5:50:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    North Carolina News Network ^ | July 5, 2017 | Staff
    CLAREMONT -- Sutter Street Manufacturing, a Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operation, plans to create 72 new jobs with an expansion in Catawba County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The upholstered furniture manufacturing company plans to invest $1.9 million over three years to upgrade its facilities in Claremont. “North Carolina is home to some of the most skilled furniture talent in the world,” said Governor Cooper. “It’s that talent that keeps furniture manufacturers here, and this expansion is a testament to the health of the furnure industry in North Carolina.” Sutter Street Manufacturing produces top-quality upholstered home furnishings for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. through brands...
  • Shelly Island: The new beach off North Carolina's Outer Banks

    07/04/2017 8:10:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 7/4/2017 | Unknown
    There's a new attraction for thousands of people enjoying the long holiday weekend on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Shelly Island is a destination you won't find on a standard map. The giant barrier island suddenly formed in the Atlantic Ocean, almost overnight. CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann reports the mile-long island, which measures as wide as a football field, has attracted hundreds of tourists by boat for the Fourth of July. Pilot Larry Ihler told Strassmann the island "has definitely gotten bigger" and is "more built up." Strassmann set out by kayak on Monday to explore Shelly Island with County...
  • New Island Surfaces Along Coast Of North Carolina's Outer Banks

    06/29/2017 7:07:42 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 40 replies
    WUWM ^ | Jun 28, 2017 | editor-NPR
    The United States has gotten just a little bit larger. Cape Hatteras, N.C., has a new addition to the landscape. Shelly Island is the unofficial name of a mile-long sandbank that has appeared just off the coast. And here to speak with us about it is Dave Hallac, who is superintendent of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Thanks for joining us today. [snip]
  • Gay marriage-recusal law survives federal court challenge [North Carolina law]

    06/28/2017 8:43:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 28, 2017 1:04 PM EDT | Jonathan Drew
    North Carolina’s law allowing magistrates to refuse to perform same-sex marriages survived a challenge Wednesday when an appeals court determined that three couples weren’t harmed enough to fight the state’s use of taxpayer money to apply the law. The Richmond-based 4th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed their lawsuit, rejecting arguments by the couples that their status as North Carolina taxpayers gives them standing to sue. Because two of the couples are already married and the third is engaged, the law hasn’t hurt their ability to wed, the judges said. “The outcome here is in no way a comment on same-sex...
  • Man accused of holding Charlotte teen captive denied bond

    06/26/2017 6:44:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WSOCTV ^ | June 26, 2017 | Glenn Counts
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hailey Burns, a teenager who had been missing for the past year from her Ballantyne home, was found alive over the weekend and returned from Georgia to Charlotte with her family. An FBI special agent in Charlotte learned of information that led them to Burns, now 17, at a home in Duluth, Georgia, where she was found just after midnight Saturday. Michael Ren Wysolovski, 31, was taken into custody in Georgia and is facing a number of state charges, the FBI said. Wysolovski faced a judge on Monday and was denied bond after he was arrested and...
  • 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...