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  • Tropical Storm Ophelia

    09/22/2023 7:45:18 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 50 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 22 September 2023 | NHC/NOAA
    TS Ophelia is poised to make landfall along the NC Coast Saturday morning. Mash graphics to enlarge. All images and links are self-updatingNHC Public Advisories NHC Discussions Local Statements Tropical Tidbits
  • Have you seen a missing fighter jet? U.S. asks for help after ‘mishap’

    09/18/2023 6:56:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 82 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | Mon, September 18, 2023 at 5:46 AM CDT | Chantal Da Silva
    A U.S. fighter jet’s stealth abilities appear to be working too well, with authorities forced to ask the public for help finding an F-35 that went missing somewhere over South Carolina when the pilot ejected due to a “mishap.” Joint Base Charleston, an air base in North Charleston, said it was working with Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort to "locate an F-35 that was involved in a mishap" on Sunday afternoon. The pilot was able to safely eject from the aircraft, an F-35B Lightning II jet, and was taken to a local medical center in stable condition, the air base...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Leads Joe Biden in North Carolina

    09/12/2023 2:26:41 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | HANNAH BLEAU
    Former President Donald Trump is leading President Joe Biden in a head-to-head matchup in the swing state of North Carolina, a ForwardCarolina/Change Research survey released this week found.The survey asked residents, “If the 2024 election for president were held today, and the candidates were the following, who would you vote for?”The survey gave respondents two choices: Trump or Biden.Overall, Trump leads Biden by four points, garnering 46 percent to Biden’s 42 percent. Another 12 percent remain unsure. Trump’s lead is outside the survey’s ± 3.6 percent margin of error.The survey also asked respondents who they supported in the 2020 election,...

    09/11/2023 3:36:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 42 replies
    RSBNetwork ^ | September 11, 2023 | Summer Lane
    Photo: AlamyAs Joe Biden’s standing among Americans continues to degrade, President Donald Trump is continuing to gain political strength ahead of next year’s presidential election. According to a new poll from Carolina Forward, Trump is leading Biden by four points in the great state of North Carolina, an important battleground state in the presidential general election battle.In both the 2020 and 2016 presidential elections, Trump won North Carolina by a narrow but solid margin.However, North Carolina is not the president’s only big lead. President Trump is polling at historic highs nationwide, emerging as the clear favorite to win the 2024...
  • Tuskegee Airman Remains Identified After He Went Missing 78 Years Ago During WWII

    09/06/2023 8:07:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | September 6, 2023 at 10:14am | Jessica Marie Baumgartner
    The Department of Defense has identified the remains of a World War II soldier who went missing in 1944. The remains were confirmed to be 2nd Lt. Fred L. Brewer Jr., a Tuskegee airman of the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, in the European Theater. The DOD offered his history noting, “On Oct. 19, Brewer departed Ramitelli Air Base, Italy, as one of 57 fighters assigned to escort bombers to their targets in Regensburg, Germany.” “While enroute to their targets, the bomber group encountered heavy cloud cover over the Udine area of Italy, which forced several escort fighters to...
  • NC State halts welcome packet pushing group sex and one-night stands, following parental backlash

    09/04/2023 10:02:08 AM PDT · by CFW · 27 replies
    Campus reform ^ | 9/3/23 | Austin Browne
    North Carolina State University is walking back its decision to distribute sexually explicit material to new students after numerous parents expressed outrage over their children receiving a paper encouraging them to track how many “orgasms” they experience. Included in the welcome packet were condoms, lubricant, and information discussing various sexual topics, such as group sex and one-night stands, according to local news outlet WRAL. The school ceased distribution of the packets after receiving various parental complaints, including one comment on an NC State Facebook post. The individual wrote, “No advice, a question. A friend was moving in their child this...
  • UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member killed in shooting that sent campus into lockdown

    08/28/2023 5:12:37 PM PDT · by CFW · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/28/23 | Antonio Planas
    A University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill faculty member was killed Monday in a shooting that prompted a campuswide lockdown while officials searched for an "armed and dangerous person," university officials said. A suspect was captured about an hour and a half after the shooting at Caudill Laboratories, and an all-clear was issued for the campus about two hours after that. No other injuries were reported, school officials said at a briefing Monday afternoon.
  • Armed, dangerous person reported at University of North Carolina campus

    08/28/2023 11:54:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/2023 | LAUREN SFORZA
    An armed and dangerous person was reported on or near the campus of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill Monday afternoon, according to university police. The UNC police issued an alert just after 1 p.m. saying that police reported an armed and dangerous person near the campus. The officials did not provide further detail on the location of the person or with what kind of weapon the person was armed. A separate alert issued just after 2 p.m. told students that the shelter-in-place warning was still in place. “If you are on campus, shelter in place. If...
  • Bidenomics: Furniture Company ‘Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ Abruptly Shuts Down Three North Carolina Plants Without Warning — Employees Greeted by Paper Notice on Entrance Gate

    08/28/2023 9:23:57 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 80 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-28-23 | Jim Hᴏft
    Furniture manufacturer Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (MG+BW) abruptly shut down three of its North Carolina plants over the weekend. Employees were shocked to find paper notices tacked to entrance gates and doors, notifying them that the company had ceased operations. This abrupt closure affected North Carolina locations, including the main plant in Taylorsville, the frame plant in Hiddenite, and the NCDC Statesville, as well as remote home office workers. The signs posted at the Taylorsville plant and other facilities were dated Saturday, August 26, and read: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has recently and unexpectedly learned that we are...
  • North Carolina Governor Vetoes GOP Election Bill, Setting Up Override Clash

    08/25/2023 3:44:29 AM PDT · by CFW · 30 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 8/24/23 | Samantha Flom
    North Carolina’s Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a Republican-led bill on Thursday that would make sweeping changes to the state’s election laws, including the rules for absentee voting and same-day registration. The veto is likely to be overridden by the state’s GOP-controlled General Assembly. “Right now, legislative Republicans in North Carolina are pushing an all-out assault on the right to vote,” the governor charged in a Thursday video message. [snip] “We are creating a secure election system that makes it easy to vote and protects election integrity,” said Republican state Sen. Warren Daniel of Burke County. “But Gov. Cooper wants...
  • CMPD Says Fentanyl Is Everywhere. Charlotte Sees 20% Increase in Overdoses This Year.

    08/21/2023 11:21:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Mon, August 21, 2023 | Kallie Cox
    Overdose deaths in Charlotte rose over 20% from a year ago and fentanyl is the main culprit, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Already this year CMPD has reported as many as 137 fatal overdoses and responded to 1,000 calls to aid overdose victims. Most of these involved fentanyl. One of these calls came late Sunday night, when a 32-year-old in Charlotte became the 137th victim, officials said at a press conference Monday. Dr. Jon Studnek, Medic’s deputy director, who joined CMPD Monday, said the agency treats about seven patients a day with suspected opioid overdoses. Medic does what it...
  • North Carolina Legislature Overrides Dem Governor’s Vetoes To Protect Kids From Mutilative Gender Experiments

    08/17/2023 9:58:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/17/2023 | Jordan Boyd
    Legislators in North Carolina overrode several vetoes by Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday to pass three new laws that protect children from the harmful consequences of radical gender ideology.Thanks to the bipartisan efforts of the state’s General Assembly, men in ladyface are barred from infiltrating women’s sports, a policy decision a majority of Americans support because they know that males have an indisputable biological and physiological advantage and women have a right to privacy and safety in places like locker rooms. Teachers, under another new law, must also alert parents of their children’s gender confusion issues instead of transitioning...
  • AP: Veto overridden: Ban on gender-affirming care for minors takes effect in North Carolina

    08/17/2023 3:23:43 AM PDT · by RandFan · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 17 | BY HANNAH SCHOENBAUM
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Transgender youth in North Carolina lost access Wednesday to gender-affirming medical treatments after the Republican-led General Assembly overrode the governor’s vetoes of that legislation and other bills touching on gender in sports and LGBTQ+ instruction in the classroom. GOP supermajorities in the House and Senate enacted — over Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s opposition — a bill barring medical professionals from providing hormone therapy, puberty-blocking drugs and surgical gender-transition procedures to anyone under 18, with limited exceptions. The law takes effect immediately. But minors who had begun treatment before Aug. 1 may continue receiving that care if...
  • TODAY: North Carolina GOP seeks to override governor’s veto of bill banning gender-affirming care for youth

    08/16/2023 3:37:25 AM PDT · by RandFan · 14 replies
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Transgender rights take center stage in North Carolina again Wednesday as GOP supermajorities in the General Assembly attempt to override the governor’s vetoes of legislation banning gender-affirming health care for minors and limiting transgender participation in school sports. The state House will hold the first of two votes Wednesday afternoon in a bid to enact the bills over Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s opposition. If House Republicans quickly muster the votes needed, the Senate might aim to complete the override with a decisive final vote Wednesday evening, the Senate leader’s office said. The GOP holds veto-proof majorities...
  • Woman & NAACP Say NC Police Seized Her Dog and Raided Her Home Without Cause Read more at:

    07/29/2023 12:47:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | JULY 27, 2023 | Virginia Bridges
    Shayla Tapp was in the shower at her Roxboro home when she heard the knocking on her door. “I am in the shower,” she said she shouted. “I said it like three times.” Tapp, 36, grabbed a towel and was drying off as she stepped over the tub and out of the bathroom. Next she saw her backdoor fly off the hinges as about six police officers with guns drawn raced toward her shouting and cursing. “Shut the f — up,” the officers yelled, Tapp said. “Get the f — down.” Officers had been at Tapp’s house earlier that day...
  • North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoes omnibus charter school legislation

    07/22/2023 3:37:49 AM PDT · by CFW · 20 replies
    Just the News ^ | 7/21/22 | Alan Wooten
    Another piece of charter school legislation was vetoed by Gov. Roy Cooper late Friday afternoon. The bill would have lessened the caps on enrollment growth. The Charter School Omnibus bill, as it is known, would also allow county commissioners to give property tax proceeds for capital projects. Cooper, a second-term Democrat, previously vetoed the Charter School Review Board legislation. The latest veto by Cooper is his 89th since taking office in January 2017 and 14th this session. Eight of those have already been reversed by successful override challenges, and more are expected. Cooper’s statement on the veto, in full, said,...
  • Pfizer facility in North Carolina heavily damaged by tornado packing winds of up to 150 mph

    07/20/2023 5:56:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    WTVD ^ | Wednesday, July 19, 2023 10:35PM | BySean Coffey and DeJuan Hoggard
    ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WTVD) -- A tornado heavily damaged a large Pfizer pharmaceutical plant in North Carolina on Wednesday, scattering medicine and other debris around the complex. Pfizer said its large complex in Rocky Mount was damaged by a twister that tore through Nash County. "We are assessing the situation to determine the impact on production," the company said. "Our thoughts are with our colleagues, our patients, and the community as we rebuild from this weather incident." A Pfizer employee who spoke to ABC11 said it happened in a span of 60 to 90 seconds and there was no time...
  • Fowl future? NC wild turkeys face potential climate threat, study says

    07/17/2023 5:22:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | July 17, 2023 | by John Deem
    Changing conditions caused by climate change pose a potential risk to eastern wild turkeys in North Carolina and other Southern states, new research shows. Reluctance by the species to vary when it begins nesting could put that cycle out of sync with evolving weather patterns, threatening the availability of food and protective vegetation, according to a newly published study in the journal Climate Change Ecology. “There are implications here for turkey populations if individuals are inflexible in their ability to shift their reproductive activities, as resources are certainly going to change in the future,” said Chris Moorman, a professor in...
  • North Carolina trooper cleared for sending motorist to the afterlife after the guy unloaded a .44 Magnum round into his chest armor

    07/13/2023 6:53:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | · Jul 12, 2023 | Staff
    It's nice to see that there's still some justice left in America, at least when skin color isn't a factor and the media doesn't need to advance the Narrative™. From WSPA: The Buncombe County District Attorney ruled that a North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) trooper's deadly force was justified in a July 3 shooting along Interstate 26 in Buncombe County. Investigators said Trooper Jeffrey Dunlap was assisting a stranded motorist around 7:35 p.m. on I-26 near Long Shoals Road when that motorist pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest. Nobody's releasing video yet, but the snapshot...
  • Litigation on gender transition a growing possibility

    07/08/2023 7:14:47 AM PDT · by CFW · 10 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 7/7/23 | Victor Skinner
    Legislation vetoed by Gov. Roy Cooper to protect minors from permanent life-altering gender transitions faces a likely override when Republican supermajorities in the General Assembly return next week. The anticipated approval of House Bill 808 over the Democratic governor’s objections would ban medical professionals in North Carolina from performing gender transition surgeries or prescribing puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones to minors, mirroring legislation adopted in 20 other states. North Carolina Democrats opposed to the ban have already warned the legislation is expected to face legal challenges, a concern that has went largely unaddressed publicly by Republican bill sponsors and legislative...