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  • Judge nominee opposed by Congressional Black Caucus heads toward confirmation

    10/19/2017 10:03:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    Thomas Farr moved one step closer to being a U.S. District judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina on Thursday over protests from the Congressional Black Caucus and several progressive groups who say he has worked to defend discriminatory laws. The SenateJudiciary Committee voted down party lines, 11 to 9, to clear Mr. Farr for a confirmation vote with the full Senate. But before the committee’s vote on Thursday, the top ranking Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California voiced opposition to the North Carolina attorney, citing the Congressional Black Caucus’ letter to the committee alleging Mr. Farr has worked...
  • CMPD identifies suspect in viral Panthers assault

    10/13/2017 2:56:01 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 25 replies
    WCNC ^ | 10/13/17 | WCNC
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A video posted to social media from Thursday night's Carolina Panthers game against the Philadelphia Eagles is gaining national attention. Warren Carrigan posted a video to Facebook and Instagram early Friday morning that shows a bloodied altercation between a Panthers fan and another man sitting behind him. Carrigan said the incident happened in section 541. In an Instagram post Carrigan said a man wearing a Panthers jersey and the woman next to him were standing for the entire game. "The dude took offense to the couple never sitting down and obstructing his view," Carrigan wrote. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police...
  • Software company expands in Guilford County (North Carolina: 80 jobs averaging $57,829 a year)

    10/13/2017 12:14:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The News & Observer ^ | October 12, 2017 | Max Diamond
    Superion, a software company that provides service for non-profits and state governments, is expanding operations and adding jobs at its site in Guilford County. Over the next three years Superion plans to create 80 full-time jobs, at an average annual salary of $57,829, in High Point. The Guilford County average is $45,602. The company will also invest $3.6 million at the site. Currently, Superion has 170 employees in High Point. The new jobs will be in software development and customer support. Among Superion’s customers are law enforcement dispatch operations. The company’s “Freedom” is a phone app that gives police call...
  • Raleigh city council candidate’s billboard defaced with racist graffiti

    10/10/2017 5:51:17 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    wncn.com ^ | October 6, 2017 | CBS North Carolina and Michael Hyland
    A campaign billboard for a Raleigh city council candidate was spray painted with racist graffiti sometime Thursday night or Friday morning. A billboard for Zainab Baloch had the words “SAND N*****” and “TRUMP” with what also appeared to an attempt at a swastika painted on one side. The billboard is located in front of land being cleared for mosque on Louisburg Road just south of Interstate 540. Baloch said she is hurt by the incident but going to use this as a platform for discussion. “It was just emotional. It was disheartening. It hurt, especially because we’ve been working so...
  • A $9 Billion Highway That Promises to Pay for Itself

    10/10/2017 5:17:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Citylab ^ | September 26, 2017 | Andrew Zaleski
    Last Thursday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan unveiled a $9 billion project to widen three of the state’s most heavily trafficked highways: I-270, I-495—also known as the Capital Beltway—and MD-295, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. What the governor’s office dubbed the Traffic Relief Plan involves constructing two express toll lanes each way—or four total toll lanes—to all three highways. Widening the Capital Beltway and the section of I-270 connecting the growing commuter-city of Frederick to Washington, D.C., would cost an estimated $7.6 billion, which the state expects to be financed via public-private partnerships: Private companies would build and maintain the new toll lanes,...
  • Local VFW (NC) protests NFL by burning jerseys

    10/04/2017 3:17:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 4 replies
    www.wsoctv.com ^ | Oct 4, 2017 | Joe Bruno
    LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Members of VFW Post 1706 in Lincolnton burned the jerseys of players they think disrespect the U.S. flag. "I'm not sorry. I done it and I'll do it again," Burnell Tipton said. Tipton was a lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers until this year. On Saturday, he burned his Ben Roethlisberger jersey because the quarterback previously refused to come out on the field during the national anthem. Julius Peppers protested the same way. Another VFW member joined Tipton by burning the Carolina Panthers defensive end's jersey. "It's fine if you want to protest," Tipton said. "But there's...
  • There Are 345 Diversity Courses at UNCC! They Teach Queer Theory, Street Gangs, and Global Hip Hop

    10/01/2017 6:18:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | October 1 2017 | E.T. Williams
    There Are 345 Diversity Courses at UNCC! They Teach Queer Theory, Street Gangs, and Global Hip Hop
  • Flooring distributor bringing 172 jobs, $6.4 million investment (North Carolina)

    09/19/2017 6:36:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Independent Tribune ^ | September 19, 2017 | Staff
    Haines, the largest floor covering distributor in the U.S., plans to open a distribution center in Concord. The new facility will serve as Haines’ southern hub and will house Haines’ entire stocking portfolio of floor covering, installation and maintenance products. Haines’ new operation in Concord will generate $6.4 million in investment and create 172 full-time jobs. “Haines is so pleased to establish the base for our southern operations in Concord,” Doug Drews, Haines chief supply chain officer, said. “The new location will optimize our warehouse network and enable us to provide our customers next day delivery of our full SKU...
  • New Scotland County saw mill to create 46 new jobs (Average wage of $42,391 in North Carolina)

    09/19/2017 5:30:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Laurinburg Exchange ^ | September 19, 2017 | Scott Witten
    LAURINBURG — Edwards Wood Products plans to expand in Scotland County with a $30 million investment in a new saw mill, state Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced on Wednesday. The manufacturer of wood pallets and high-grade lumber will invest the money over the next three years and create 46 new jobs. The company also plans for a second phase that will include an additional $20 million investment. “It is companies such as Edwards Wood Products that continue to assist in making Scotland County thrive,” said Bob Davis, chairman of the Scotland County Economic Development Corporation. “They have been a...
  • Gen. Robert E. Lee descendant leaves pulpit after backlash

    09/05/2017 4:28:13 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | September 5, 2017 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    A descendant of Gen. Robert E. Lee has stepped down as pastor of his North Carolina church after facing blowback from parishioners and others for his comments denouncing racism and lauding the Black Lives Matter movement. As a minister and newspaper columnist, Robert W. Lee IV, the fourth great-nephew of the Confederate general, has spoken and written countless words, but the five sentences he uttered during MTV's Video Music Awards last week were just too much for some members of his congregation. ... Lee, who was pastor at Bethany United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem, has long supported removing monuments...
  • Audit: NC housing agency spent TARP money on parties, gifts (& employee bonuses)

    08/30/2017 5:06:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    WRAL ^ | 8/30/17 | Matthew Burns, Kathryn Brown
    RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency misused federal money meant to help homeowners rework their mortgages after the recession, according to a government watchdog. The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, commonly known as TARP, found more than $3 million in wasteful spending from the program's "Hardest Hit Fund" in housing agencies nationwide, including more than $107,000 in North Carolina, officials said. The N.C. Housing Finance Agency disputes the findings but has already begun paying the money back, executive director Scott Farmer said Wednesday.
  • Truck strikes overpass; traffic rerouted in Asheboro

    08/19/2017 5:14:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    ASHEBORO — A Friday afternoon accident at the Sunset Avenue overpass in Asheboro caused traffic to be rerouted in and around the area. The incident was reported at 1 p.m. when a dump truck driven by Jeffrey J. Friedmann of Winston-Salem was traveling northbound on Interstate 73/74. He had just left the McDonald’s construction site on Dixie Drive. Friedmann told officers he noticed that the dump bed of the truck was beginning to move, according to a report from the Asheboro Police Department. The dump bed of the 1995 Peterbilt truck struck the support beams of the overpass bridge, causing...
  • Hate on the Left

    08/19/2017 6:02:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2017 | John C. Goodman
    The video that appeared more often than any other on my TV screen this past week showed protestors toppling a statue of a confederate soldier in Durham, North Carolina. Then kicking it, stomping on it, spitting at it.The Workers World Party is the group that pulled off this feat and they were also involved in the violent conflict in Charlottesville.So, who are they? You didn’t learn much about them if you watched CNN or even Fox News. The commentators on the regular cable channels were too focused on racists and white nationalists and why Donald Trump wasn’t condemning them enough....
  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...