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  • Shots fired at US embassy in Turkey

    08/20/2018 9:55:25 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 5 replies
    Gunshots have been fired at the US embassy in Ankara but caused no casualties, Turkish and American officials said, amid escalating tensions between the two NATO allies.
  • White House Rejects Turkey's Trade Offer to Release Pastor Andrew Brunson

    08/20/2018 9:54:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2018 | Samuel Smith
    The Trump White House has turned down an offer from the Turkish government to release imprisoned evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the White House rejected an offer from Ankara to release the imprisoned North Carolina native in exchange for the United States' forgiveness of billions of dollars of fines against one of Turkey's largest state lenders, citing an unnamed senior White House official. According to the official, Turkey offered to release Brunson if the U.S. drops its investigation in Halkbank (formerly known as Turkiye Halk Bankasi), which faces fines for violating U.S. sanctions against...
  • Caught on camera: Car goes 198 mph on Wake County [NC] highway

    08/19/2018 7:06:37 AM PDT · by jjotto · 80 replies
    ABC 11 Raleigh-Durham ^ | August 17, 2018 | Josh Chapin
    WAKE COUNTY, NC (WTVD) -- One hundred ninety-eight miles per hour! It's how fast a driver in Wake County got up to last month on US-1 near the Triangle Expressway. William Jefferson, 22, was behind the wheel -- he has since been charged with street racing and reckless driving. Only on #ABC11 the wild video of a street racing stunt in wake county. If you can believe it, the car got up to 198 MPH! @NCSHP pic.twitter.com/7kL4vBqSju — Josh Chapin (@JoshChapinABC11) August 17, 2018 "It's one reason why I don't want my kids on the roads late at night," said...
  • This Day in History: Virginia Dare is Born

    08/18/2018 9:34:58 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 26 replies
    North Carolina History ^ | 8/18/18 | Anon
    Virginia Dare was born on August 18, 1587 at Roanoke Island in colonial Virginia (present-day North Carolina). Virginia Dare was the first English-born child in the Americas. She was the daughter of Ananias Dare and Eleanor Dare and the granddaughter of Governor John White. Ananias Dare served on the twelve-member board of directors for the Roanoke Colony. Virginia’s mother Eleanor was the daughter of Governor John White. The name Virginia was chosen to signify that she was the first English child born in Virginia. She was baptized into the Church of England on August 24, 1587 and was the first...
  • AP Interview: Top Republican says Russia probe difficult

    08/18/2018 9:16:36 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 08 18 2018 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    <p>For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill.</p> <p>In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, the North Carolina Republican opened up about the investigation that has now consumed 19 months of his life. He says it has been “frustrating as hell” and much more difficult than he originally envisioned. But he says the integrity of the investigation — and its importance to the institution of the Senate — is something he has labored to protect.</p>
  • Senate Republicans defend Trump's decision to revoke Brennan's security clearance

    08/17/2018 3:05:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 16 August 2018 | Ali Rogin
    Senators’ reactions to President Donald Trump revoking former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance mostly broke down along party lines, with Democrats condemning and Republicans defending him. In a statement, Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., cited a New York Times op-ed published Thursday, after Brennan’s security was revoked, in which Brennan wrote that Trump’s claims of no collusion were "hogwash," saying the only remaining questions were whether the collusion amounted to a criminal conspiracy and whether the Trump team obstructed justice in order to cover up the collusion Brennan alleged. Burr said that if in fact Brennan had...
  • Think Confederate monuments are racist? Consider pioneer monuments

    08/09/2018 6:58:38 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    In San Francisco, there is an an 800-ton monument that retells California history, from the Spanish missions to American settlement. Several bronze sculptures and relief plaques depict American Indians, white miners, missionaries and settlers. A female figure symbolizing white culture stands atop a massive stone pillar. The design of the “pioneer monument” was celebrated in newspapers across the country when it was erected in 1894. Today, however, apctivists argue that the monument – particularly its depiction of a Spanish missionary and Mexican “vaquero,” or cowboy, towering over an American Indian – is demeaning to American Indians. Should the city take...
  • Records Reveal 20 Previously Unknown Medical Emergencies at NC Abortion Facility Responsible for...

    08/10/2018 6:00:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | August 9, 2018 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: Records Reveal 20 Previously Unknown Medical Emergencies at NC Abortion Facility Responsible for Patient Death Charlotte, NC – When Diamond Williams died in 2016 from complications to an abortion she received at the Carolina Center for Women, (now known as A Women’s Choice of Charlotte), she certainly was not the first to have endured a medical emergency as a result of a botched abortion at that facility — and she also wasn’t the last. Diamond Williams died from a fatal abortion in 2016. Operation Rescue has obtained twenty Incident Reports from the Charlotte Fire Department related to 911...
  • Woman killed by neighborhood dogs

    08/10/2018 3:03:59 PM PDT · by Norski · 84 replies
    Montgomery Herald ^ | August 10, 2018 | Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins
    released this statement Friday, August 10. On Thursday, August 9, 2018, a resident of a Lake Tillery development on the western side of Montgomery County went missing while taking her daily walk. After several hours the 66 year old female did not return home. Her husband called neighbors and friends who searched the area. They were unable to locate her and call 911. Sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue were sent to the scene. Within hours she was discovered deceased on the side of an unused road within the development. An investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Medical...
  • Feinstein: NCAA Must Hammer UNC For Academic Fraud

    07/27/2017 5:00:05 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 40 replies
    CBS Sports Radio ^ | July 26, 2017 | John Feinstein
    Never in history has there been an NCAA investigation like the one that is (still) ongoing at the University of North Carolina. Now, six years after the initial investigation began, it appears that the school will finally have its day in NCAA Court on August 14th. The outcome will almost certainly have a huge impact on UNC and on college athletics – one way or the other. The basic premise of the investigation is this: During a period that might have been as long as 18 years (!!) dating from 1993, numerous Carolina athletes were involved in sham classes in...
  • John McCain passes the torch at the International Republican Institute

    08/04/2018 8:31:52 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2018 | Josh Rogin
    For the first time in 25 years, the International Republican Institute will have a new leader. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is battling brain cancer, has decided to step down from his role as chairman of the board of the organization, which for decades he has helped to fight for democracy, freedom, civil society, the rule of law and human rights around the world. McCain’s handoff to IRI’s next chairman, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), is not a signal that McCain’s health is declining. In fact, several McCain associates say his condition hasn’t changed in recent months and he remains actively...
  • 9-year-old robbed (at gunpoint) at lemonade stand

    08/05/2018 6:26:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    Fox 46 ^ | August 5, 2018 | Matt Jacobs
    A 9-year-old boy was robbed at his lemonade stand in Union County Saturday afternoon. The Union County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the entrance of St. John's Forest around 3 p.m. Deputies say the boy was approached by a black male teen wearing a camouflague hat and black shirt. The teen allegedly stuck a black handgun to the boys stomach and demanded the money. The teen then fled on foot and the boy was not hurt. Deputies searched the area and found a trail in the woods nearby where the hat, black BB handgun, and a metal tin that...
  • Twitter is run by Democratic donors and activists (follow the money)

    08/05/2018 9:11:54 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 4, 2018 | 8:21am | Paul Sperry
    After Twitter was caught last month “shadow-banning” Republicans, while giving Democrats unrestricted voice, the social-media giant insisted it has no political agenda. But records of its political contributions show board members, top executives and major shareholders have all given overwhelmingly to Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, while snubbing Republicans and Donald Trump. Federal records reveal 80 percent of Twitter’s corporate PAC contributions in the 2018 election cycle have gone to Democratic candidates, none of whom are moderates. Liberal Democrats also got top dollar in the 2016 race. The lobbying records I reviewed, moreover, show Twitter has sought to...
  • Brennan Center for Justice: Democrats need to win by 11 percent nationally to retake House

    08/02/2018 10:43:22 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies
    vanity | August 2, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    "We want the report to be a reality check." It certainly is. In March The Brennan Center for Justice (BCJ) delivered some bad news to Democrats hoping to retake the House and reinstalling Babbling Nancy Pelosi as the next Speaker. Aside from the scary news itself, the reason for the scary news should put a smile on the face of Americans concerned about the life of our nation. Without even knowing how insanely far to the left the Democrats would have moved five months later, the BCJ report titled "Extreme Gerrymandering & the 2018 Midterm," makes it clear that the...
  • Turkey demands removal of sanctions over pastor Andrew Brunson

    08/02/2018 5:39:22 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Aug 2, 2018 | by Alastair Jamieson
    The White House said the North Carolina native is "a victim of unfair and unjust attention" and should be released. LONDON — Turkey demanded an immediate reversal from the U.S. after its NATO ally imposed sanctions over the treatment of detained American pastor Andrew Brunson. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said the Trump administration’s decision was “incompatible with the most simple diplomatic courtesy and mutual respect" and risked regional instability. Relations between the countries have plummeted after Brunson, 50, was arrested in 2016 on charges of "committing crimes on behalf of terror groups without being a member" and espionage. He...
  • GOP Senate Intel Chair: There Were “Sound Reasons” Why Judges Issued FISA Warrants on Carter Page

    07/24/2018 4:01:19 PM PDT · by detective · 76 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 24, 2018
    Chairman of the Senate Intel Committee Richard Burr (R-NC) said on Tuesday there were “sound reasons” why the judges issued FISA warrants on Carter Page. The newly released Carter Page FISA docs, although heavily redacted, reveal the FBI and DOJ relied on Hillary’s phony dossier and liberal media reports as ‘evidence’ presented to the court in order to wiretap Page. The FBI omitted the fact that the dossier was paid for by Hillary and the DNC.
  • Man busted on moped with $100+ worth of Walmart steaks in pants, Nash deputies say

    07/30/2018 8:23:00 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    CBS 17 ^ | July 30, 2018 | CBS 17 staff
    A thief was busted with several steaks shoved down his pants legs while making his moped getaway in the pouring rain on Monday, Nash County deputies say. Earlier, the man stole several steaks -- worth more than $100 -- from the Nashville Walmart, according to deputies. Keith Jordan stuffed at least nine packages of steaks down both his pants legs, the Nash County Sheriff's Office said. He then walked out of the store without paying, according to officials. Deputies posted photos on Facebook of the seized steaks along with Jordan and his moped. "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor...
  • 'His daughters saved his life.' Friend describes aftermath of WRAL anchor Hogan's beach accident

    07/30/2018 7:37:28 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 45 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | July 30, 2018 | David Crabtree, Brad Johansen, Jeff Hogan
    WRAL News anchors Jeff Hogan and Brad Johansen, both new to North Carolina in the past year, were enjoying Wrightsville Beach with their families Saturday when a freak accident left Hogan hospitalized. On Monday, Johansen described what happened to his friend. The surf was rough, and red flags were flying, although dozens of people remained in the water, and lifeguards had not whistled them out. Hogan, a seasoned triathlete, was body surfing with his daughters when a wave slammed him face down into a sand bar. Johansen was about a half-mile away when his son ran to tell him his...
  • NC coastal town's police force on leave after chief and lieutenant arrested

    07/30/2018 6:52:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    WECT ^ | Jul 27, 2018
    SOUTHPORT, N.C. - All police operations in Southport have been suspended and the entire force placed on paid administrative leave after the city's police chief and a lieutenant were arrested Thursday and charged with double-dipping at a second job while on the clock at the police department. Chief Gary Smith, 46, and Lt. Michael Christian Simmons, 48, were both charged with conspiracy to obtain property by false pretenses, willful failure to discharge duties, and obstruction of justice. ... State investigators said Smith and Simmons were driving overnight shifts for an unnamed local trucking company during the same hours they had...
  • Fence feud: McDowell County neighbors argue over wall of tires

    07/29/2018 5:25:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    WLOS ^ | July 26, 2018 | Stephanie Santostasi
    A war over a wall of tires. That's what's happening in one McDowell County neighborhood. Jennifer Guyer and her parents have lived there for more than six years. They love where they live, but lately, Guyer says, it's not as enjoyable as it once was. "We were asked to put up a fence," she said. "Chain link fences are really expensive. We can't afford the expense of a chain link fence to go all the way down through there." So, Guyer came up with an idea. She decided to create a tire fence. "It's not a dump yard. This is...