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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
  • 124 and counting: Turner’s Hardware celebrates anniversary. (Local Hardware Store, Mooresville, NC)

    09/18/2023 12:40:46 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 19 replies
    Lake Norman Publications ^ | September 13, 2023 | Karen Kistler
    Jack Moore and his children, from left, Danny Moore, Jackie Justice, Davidson and Donna Lane.MOORESVILLE – While many things are constantly changing, one Main Street mainstay has been D.E. Turner & Co. Hardware, which celebrated its 124th year on Sept. 9. On Saturday, visitors had the opportunity to enjoy refreshments, look around the store and learn some of its history, share memories and pass along congratulations to Jack and Danny Moore for their many years of work. Family and friends dropped by the store to visit with Jack Moore, who has been serving the community for 77 years, and son...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Armed woman shoots road rage 'aggressor' trying to force his way into her car: DA

    08/07/2023 11:21:42 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 7, 2023 | Emma Colton
    A legally-armed woman in North Carolina acted in self-defense when she fatally shot a man during a road rage incident at a grocery store parking lot, according to the local district attorney. "I think what's really important here for people to understand is that provision in our law is not an invitation to vigilante justice, but it does allow when someone has a responsible fear for imminent death or bodily injury that you're allowed to protect yourself," Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman told ABC 11. Steven McLamb, 49, was fatally shot outside a Food Lion located at Raleigh's Greystone...
  • Cause of death being investigated for 3 Marines found in vehicle at North Carolina gas station (no sign drugs or foul play)

    07/25/2023 6:53:55 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 51 replies
    NBC News ^ | 25 July | Phil Helsel
    Three people found dead in a vehicle at a North Carolina gas station Sunday were Marine lance corporals based at Camp Lejeune, the Marine Corps said Tuesday.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Six new laws overcome gubernatorial veto[NC}

    06/28/2023 5:37:08 AM PDT · by CFW · 12 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 6/27/23 | Alan Wooten
    Republican three-fifths supermajorities – 30 in the Senate, 72 in the House – are in the process of reversing North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's vetoes, and Democrats by the dozen who supported the bills are reversing their votes. The latest action was Tuesday, when a modern-day record six bills became law on override votes – five in the House of Representatives, and a sixth late in the day in the Senate. The new laws prohibit environmental, social and governance factors in government hiring and financial decisions; prohibit compelled speech in state employment; address counties or municipalities that fail to submit...
  • Senate overrides four Cooper vetoes[NC]

    06/21/2023 2:54:52 AM PDT · by CFW · 12 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 6/21/23 | Victor Skinner
    Legislation to prohibit compelled speech in state hiring decisions, vetoed by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, was overridden in the Senate and sent to the House on Tuesday. It was one of four veto overrides that moved across the hall to the House. Override votes have not yet been scheduled in the House. In North Carolina, a veto override can be done with three-fifths, or a supermajority, in favor in each chamber. If all are present, Republican representation totals exactly that – 30 for the Senate, 72 for the House. The Grand Old Party is on the cusp of making it...
  • LAWSUIT: NC House Speaker Tim Moore Coerced State Employees Into Group Sex, Suit Claims

    06/19/2023 10:07:17 AM PDT · by CFW · 17 replies
    National File ^ | 6/19/23 | Frankie Stockes
    North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore used his position to advance a deviant sexual relationship with a state employee, according to a lawsuit filed in Wake County. Speaker Tim Moore is at the center of the scandal primarily because of the allegation that he had an affair with an at-will state employee named Jamie Lassiter. The plaintiff, Scott Lassiter, filed the lawsuit under a North Carolina law known as ‘Alienation of Affection,” a law typically on the books in more conservative, Christian states in the south that has fallen out of favor in many places. In North Carolina,...
  • North Wilkesboro Speedway ready for its NASCAR return (Thanks to Benny Parsons, his Widow-Terri, Dale Jr and many others.)

    05/17/2023 4:34:11 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 41 replies ^ | May. 15, 2023 1:17 p.m. ET | Bob Pockrass
    NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. — Among the list of things former NASCAR driver and television broadcaster Benny Parsons asked his wife to do prior to his death in January 2007 was to try to get North Wilkesboro Speedway to reopen for NASCAR racing. It took more than 16 years to get it done, but Terri Parsons — along with many others — can celebrate that achievement this week. The NASCAR All-Star Race this weekend will be the first NASCAR race at the historic 0.625-mile oval since 1996. The track was the place that nurtured the love of racing for the Parsons...
  • North Carolina Gun Sales Soar After Repeal of Unconstitutional Purchase Permit Law

    05/17/2023 4:46:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | May 15, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    On March 29, 2023, the North Carolina legislature overrode Governor (D) Roy Cooper’s veto, eliminating the unconstitutional state requirement to obtain a permit to purchase a pistol. The permit system was put into operation in 1919, with a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan and racism, during the Woodrow Wilson presidency. It was in place for 103 years. It is a classic example of a statute that effectively chills the exercise of a Constitutionally protected right. To see how effective the statute was in chilling rights protected by the Second Amendment, consider handgun sales, as measured by the NICS system,...
  • Here's Rising GOP Superstar Mark Robinson Nailing it With Johnny Cash Song

    05/13/2023 3:41:45 PM PDT · by CFW · 37 replies
    The Liberty Daily-rumble ^ | 5/13/23 | The Liberty Daily
    I just had to post a link to this video. Anyone who can do those Johnny Cash lyrics has practiced a lot. Robinson has a natural connection with the true Patriots across the heartland of this country. And, his conservative credentials can be traced back to his 2018 statement at his county commissioner's meeting where he stood up for the 2nd Amendment rights of the citizens of our nation.
  • Rising GOP star Mark Robinson touts vocational apprenticeships as alternative to 4-year degrees

    05/10/2023 4:46:31 AM PDT · by CFW · 45 replies
    Just the News ^ | 5/10/23 | Charlotte Hazard
    North Carolina GOP Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson says there are other avenues to successful careers besides a four-year college degree, including vocational apprenticeship programs. "We're not against four-year university degrees, but we also want to let our students and our children know that there are a number of other venues that you can go through to make not just a living, but a great career," Robinson told the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show Tuesday. "And the skilled trades of those opportunities definitely exist." Robinson, who recently announced his candidacy for North Carolina governor, said that his state is...
  • Three Cases in North Carolina, Decades of Democracy Undone (mega barf)

    05/08/2023 4:50:09 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 22 replies
    Slate ^ | May 7, 2023 | GENE NICHOL
    A new Republican majority on the state Supreme Court is making its preferences known. I’m not certain North Carolina has become the most anti-democratic state in the union. But over the past dozen years, we’ve surely joined the hunt. Our General Assembly has enacted, according to reviewing judges, among the largest, most pervasive racial gerrymanders ever presented to a federal court. Lawmakers used “surgical precision” to deny Black Tar Heels the right to vote. They created the most bald-faced and unrepentant political gerrymanders seen in modern America. They’ve effectively overturned municipal elections when they didn’t like the outcome. And they...
  • North Carolina Governor Says He’ll Veto Pro-Life Bill Prohibiting Abortion After First Trimester

    05/04/2023 5:59:53 AM PDT · by CFW · 23 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 5/4/23 | Matt McGregor
    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said he will veto a proposed bill that would ban abortions after 12 weeks. According to House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger, House and Senate Republicans came to a consensus on legislation that would enact the legislation. Currently, state law prohibits abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy with the exceptions of circumstances involving rape, incest, fetal abnormality, or when the life of the mother is at risk. Those exceptions remain in the new legislation, which Cooper has called an attack on women’s freedom to choose. “It will effectively ban access...
  • North Carolina House Representatives vote on concealed carry permit bill

    05/03/2023 4:13:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    WFMY News 2 ^ | 5/03/23 | Amber Lake
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina House representatives will be voting on house bill 189 today pertaining to concealed carry permits. Republican lawmakers advanced legislation yesterday to make it to where anyone would be able to carry a concealed handgun without getting a permit from a local sheriff. This comes barely a month after the Republican-controlled General Assembly agreed with gun-rights groups and repealed — overriding Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto — another kind of permit issued by sheriffs before someone could buy a pistol. Those groups now are lobbying to eliminate the concealed handgun permit mandate, which has been in...
  • NC Supreme Court ruling on Voter ID, Partisan gerrymandering, felons voting draws ire, celebration

    04/28/2023 5:35:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 27 replies
    ABC 11 - Raleigh ^ | April 28, 2023 | Staff
    In major victories for Republicans that have nationwide implications, North Carolina's state Supreme Court on Friday threw out previous rulings that had declared illegal both redistricting maps for excessive partisanship and a Voter ID law for being infected with racial bias. The ruling garnered ire from Democrats, other politicians and organizations while Republicans celebrated the ruling.