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  • Carolina Panthers Show Lack Of Gratitude By Hiring New Head Coach

    01/27/2023 5:50:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | SETH ROY CONTRIBUTOR January 26, 2023 5:35 PM
    The Carolina Panthers have hired a new head coach. The team announced Thursday on Twitter that it has chosen Frank Reich to lead the ballclub for the 2023-2024 NFL season. Reich’s hiring comes as a bit of a surprise considering the Indianapolis Colts recently fired him as their head coach back in November after a 23-point loss to the New England Patriots. He was 3-5-1 at the time of his firing, according to Pro Football Reference. Carolina’s management is doing Steve Wilks wrong here by picking Reich over him. Wilks took over the Panthers as interim head coach after Carolina...
  • Source: Deshaun Watson will be suspended 11 games, pay $5 million fine

    Watson will be suspended 11 games. He’ll pay a fine of $5 million.The draft press release also mentions mandatory evaluation and another $2 million from the NFL and the Browns that will be given to relevant non-profit organizations that work to minimize and prevent sexual misconduct and assault. He’ll be eligible to return on November 28.
  • North Carolina's COVID-19 State of Emergency officially ends, Gov. Roy Cooper announces

    08/16/2022 5:20:49 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 7 replies
    WRAL News ^ | 8/15/2022 | Mark Bergin
    Gov. Roy Cooper officially ended North Carolina’s COVID-19 State of Emergency on Monday. North Carolina’s COVID-19 state of emergency had remained in effect since March 2020. “The pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to our state and people now have the knowledge and the tools like vaccines, boosters and therapeutic treatments to keep them safe,” Cooper said in a news release. “Executive orders issued under the State of Emergency protected public health and helped us save lives and livelihoods. “North Carolina is emerging even stronger than before and my administration will continue to work to protect the health and safety of our...
  • Thousands of North Carolina felons can now register and vote

    07/28/2022 6:03:40 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 43 replies
    WRAL News ^ | 7/27/22 | GARY D. ROBERTSON
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Tens of thousands of people serving punishments for felony convictions in North Carolina but who aren’t behind bars can now register to vote and cast ballots this fall after an appeals court ruling. Expanding the scope of those able to register and vote began Wednesday, the State Board of Elections said — the day after local elections were held in more than a dozen localities. The change proceeds from litigation challenging a 1973 law that prevents someone convicted of a felony from having voting rights restored while they are still on probation, parole or post-release supervision. More...
  • Carolina Panthers hire NFL's first transgender cheerleader

    When the 2022 NFL season officially starts in September, the professional football league will welcome its first transgender cheerleader. In a recent Instagram post, Justine Lindsay, a 29-year-old Black trans woman, announced she would be joining the Carolina Panthers’ cheerleading squad, the TopCats. The news was first reported on by BuzzFeed over the weekend.
  • Army to stage 'realistic' guerrilla war exercise in rural Carolinas

    01/11/2022 11:39:41 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill via Yahoo ^ | 01 11 2022 | staff
    Army Special Forces candidates will train in a "realistic" guerrilla war to be fought in rural North Carolina and South Carolina counties later this month, according to the service. Known as the Robin Sage training exercise, the two-week "unconventional warfare" drill is the final test of candidates' Special Forces Qualification Course training. The drill will take place Jan. 22 to Feb. 4 on privately owned land across 25 counties in North Carolina and three counties in South Carolina, the U.S. Army's John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School said in a news release. The Army did not provide the...
  • E-Waste, shell company linked to $100 million New Jersey deli, announces reverse merger

    06/02/2021 8:51:37 AM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/06/2021 | Dan Mangan
    Below is an article from CNBC. Just the first few sentences make no sense. Here is a company that exists in name only and is worth millions. And it's part of a "reverse merger"....WTH is a reverse merger and it gets even more confusing from there. It sounds like money laundering, and connected guys getting richer and scratching each others back. It sounds crooked as a dogs hind leg. I need some freepers who can read between the lines and explain what is going on. I really want a better understanding of this article. E-Waste, a shell company linked to...
  • NC Lieutenant Governor Destroys Media Outlet Over Racist Hypocrisy

    02/03/2021 6:35:59 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 7 replies
    The Liberty Loft ^ | 2/2/21 | Jared Dyson
    On Tuesday, the NC Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson held a press conference where he took offense with a recent cartoon by a local media outlet. WRAL in Raleigh released the cartoon which depicted members of the NC GOP as KKK members with their recent attacks on the NC school curriculum. Robinson did not like it one bit. Robinson, the state’s first Black Lieutenant Governor, said that the cartoon was hypocrisy against GOP members of the NC Council of State who were minorities themselves. He said that running such a cartoon during Black History Month was an absolute disgrace.
  • North Carolina mail-in voting: Are the Democrats in trouble?

    10/01/2020 12:00:14 PM PDT · by bort · 22 replies
    Old North State Politics Blog ^ | October 1, 2020 | Vanity
    I preface this post by cautioning that it is still too early to draw firm conclusions from mail-in requests, but North Carolina numbers at this time look promising. Superficially, the Democrats appear to have the upper-hand: 150K Dem/ 47K Rep/ 82K Una mail- in ballots returned. Democrats have also been turning their ballots in at higher rate than Republicans. The good news is that the Democrats appear to be overwhelmingly cannibalizing their election day vote, which is occurring because Democrat PACS/DNC have been pounding their voters to vote by mail b/c of the China Virus. Meanwhile, Republicans may be holding...
  • Black turnout lagging in North Carolina mail-in voting.

    09/29/2020 11:31:38 AM PDT · by bort · 31 replies
    NC State Board of Elections ^ | September 29, 2020 | Vanity
    Bad news: Mail-in ballots cast in North Carolina as of today: 147K/46K/81K (Dem/Rep/Una) Good news: Mail-in ballots cast by race: 201K/44K/29K (white/black/other). Translation: 4.3% of white registered voters have already cast a mail-in ballot, versus 2.94% of black registered voters. THIS IS A DISASTER FOR DEMOCRATS (see below).
  • South Carolina 2020 Primary: Live Results [NYT sucks, but hands down is best election live data updating]

    02/29/2020 4:42:56 PM PST · by catnipman · 84 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/29/2020 | n/a
    Joseph R. Biden Jr. has won the South Carolina primary
  • My name is Joe Biden and I’m a candidate for the United States SENATE

    02/25/2020 2:18:55 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 81 replies ^ | 2/25/20 | Kane
    ‘My name is Joe Biden and I’m a candidate for the United States SENATE’… Biden to South Carolina Voters: “My name is Joe Biden and I’m a candidate for the United States Senate.” — CHIZ (@CHIZMAGA) February 25, 2020
  • Court temporarily blocks NC from requiring photo ID at polls in 2020

    12/27/2019 4:55:25 PM PST · by justme4now · 45 replies
    WTVD-AP ^ | 12/27/2019
    Republican senators Warren Daniel and Joyce Krawiec released a joint statement on the court order. "An overwhelming majority of North Carolina voters amended the state Constitution to require voter ID, and an unelected judge just suppressed their votes. The bill to implement that amendment was passed by a bipartisan supermajority and was even sponsored by a Democrat. It provides more ways to comply with the ID requirement than almost any state in the country, including issuing free IDs. We urge the Attorney General's office and the State Board of Elections to immediately appeal this decision, since this vote-suppressing judge won't...
  • Bodycam footage shows South Carolina deputy under attack shooting suspect’s mom

    12/05/2019 5:54:22 AM PST · by thefactor · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/4/2019 | Tamar Lapin
    Bodycam footage released Wednesday shows the moment a South Carolina deputy accidentally shot a shoplifting suspect’s mother in her home while trying to make an arrest. The Greenville County sheriff’s deputy, who hasn’t been publicly named, confronted 40-year-old Sean Theodore Kaiser Oct. 20 in front of his mom’s home, but he retreated inside, according to the footage released by the sheriff’s office.
  • Mark Sanford Announces Republican Primary Challenge to Trump

    09/08/2019 12:09:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 78 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 17:16 08.09.2019
    Ex-South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford Announces Republican Primary Challenge to Trump 16:40 08.09.2019(updated 17:16 08.09.2019) In July, US President Donald Trump officially launched his re-election campaign for the 2020 presidential election during a rally in Orlando, Florida. Former South Carolina governor and congressman Mark Sanford stated Sunday that he would challenge current President Donald Trump during the Republican primaries for the 2020 presidential election. "I’m here to tell you now that I am going to get in," he told Fox News. ​The announcement comes a week after Sanford hinted that he could enter the presidential race. The lawmaker, however, will...
  • USC confirms death of missing 21-year-old student

    03/30/2019 10:00:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    The State ^ | 3/30/2019 | David Bland
    Missing University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson has died, the school confirmed Saturday morning. USC President Harris Pastides released a statement about Josephson’s death, saying, “Times like these leave me searching for words of wisdom and comfort.” “Our prayers are with the family and friends of Samantha Josephson following the devastating news of her death,” Pastides wrote. “It has been a difficult week for our extended Carolina family. The loss of a student is never easy but this has been a particularly painful few days as we have experienced loss on several of our campuses. As a family, let’s...
  • South Carolina Man Bought $540 in Cookies so Girl Scouts Could Get Out of the Cold

    02/26/2019 7:22:34 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 70 replies
    It was a chilly winter night in Greenville, South Carolina and Emerson and Maya were on Girl Scout duty selling cookies outside a store. At one point, a man approached the stand and bought seven boxes of cookies worth $40, and told them to keep the change, according to cookie manager Kayla Dillard. Then, he went back to the table and said: “Pack up all of your cookies. I’m taking them all so y’all can get out of this cold,” Dillard said in a Facebook post. He spent $540 on cookies, she said.
  • Key witness testifies to tampering with absentee ballots in N.C. House race

    02/19/2019 7:17:42 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 22 replies
    NBC News/MSN ^ | 2/19/19 | Leigh Ann Caldwell and Rich Gardella
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A key witness testified Monday that she engaged in fraudulent and illegal activity involving absentee ballots in a congressional race in North Carolina as part of a get-out-the vote operation to benefit the Republican congressional candidate in a race that is still unresolved. In frank testimony before the North Carolina State Board of Elections, Lisa Britt said that she was paid to collect absentee ballots in the 2018 election by McCrae Dowless, a political operative hired by consultants for Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris. Britt said some of the ballots she collected were unsealed and uncompleted and...
  • Police: Elizabeth City homeowner shoots man twice during attempted robbery

    02/01/2019 10:58:38 AM PST · by csvset · 19 replies
    Wtkr ^ | 1 Feb 2019 | Nick Boykin
    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – A suspected robber was reportedly met with gunfire from a homeowner when he tried breaking into a house Friday morning in the 400 block of Bell Street around 6:30 a.m. Tyrell Johnson Officials say they have arrested Tyrell Johnson, 38, who fled the scene and went to Albemarle Sentara Hospital for his two gunshot wounds. The homeowner allegedly heard Johnson breaking in through the backdoor of his home and confronted him with a firearm. Charges against Johnson are still pending. This is still an active investigation and the Elizabeth City Police Department says anyone with information...
  • Jourdan Rodrigue apologizes for offensive tweets (Left eats each other)

    10/05/2017 11:25:53 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 17 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | 10/5/17 | Michael David Smith
    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton still hasn’t apologized to the reporter he addressed with a sexist comment on Wednesday, but now the reporter has apologized. Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue posted an apology on Twitter after three tweets she posted years ago were discovered by Black Sports Online.