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  • Would you live with 100 roaches for $2k? Raleigh company makes offer

    06/13/2022 3:40:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    See BS 17 ^ | 6/13/22 | Judith Retana
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – If your skin crawls at the mention of bugs like spiders or roaches, you may want to pass on this news article. A Raleigh-based pest control company is offering money to homeowners willing to live with cockroaches. Typically, finding roaches in your home means breaking out the Raid and roach traps. For people with Katsaridaphobia, a fear of roaches, it could also mean just picking up and finding a new home all together. The Pest Informer announced they are willing to pay $2,000 if you let them release about 100 American cockroaches in your home. They...
  • Trump-Backed Ted Budd Beats Out Establishment Pick Pat McCrory, 12 Others In North Carolina Senate Primary

    05/18/2022 9:16:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | May 18, 2022 | Jordan Boyd
    Former President Trump-backed Republican Ted Budd beat out former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory in the state’s GOP primaries on Tuesday night.Former President Donald Trump-backed Republican Ted Budd beat out former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory in the state’s GOP primaries on Tuesday night. Corporate media such as The New York Times snubbed Budd, a U.S. representative, for currying Trump and other key GOP politicians’ favor, skipping all four Republican primary debates, pushing for election integrity, and catching the eye of “major outside spending” groups that poured millions into boosting the Trump pick. Despite criticism, Budd, who campaigned on fighting...
  • NC Poll Shows Budd Defeating Beasley by 7 Points, But Beasley Defeating McCrory by 5 Points

    05/12/2022 8:12:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    North Carolina Senate - Republican Primary Budd 43, McCrory 16, Walker 12 Budd +27 North Carolina Senate - Budd vs. Beasley Budd 48, Beasley 41 Budd +7 North Carolina Senate - McCrory vs. Beasley Beasley 44, McCrory 39 Beasley +5
  • LIVE THREAD President Donald Trump Rally in Selma, NC

    04/09/2022 8:56:26 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 133 replies
    Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 12:00 EDT Join the RSBN team LIVE from Selma, NC for all day coverage as President Donald J. Trump holds a Save America Rally. President Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America, Delivers Remarks in support of Ted Budd, Candidate for U.S. Senate, and other endorsed candidates at on Saturday April 9, 2022, at 7:00PM EDT Venue: The Farm at 95 215 Batten Road Selma, NC 27576 Timeline of Events: 8:00AM – Parking and Line Opens 2:00PM – Doors Open and Entertainment Begins 4:00PM – Pre-program Speakers Deliver Remarks 7:00PM –...
  • NC LT Governor Mark Robinson DROPS THE MIC On THIS Social Issue!

    04/04/2022 7:09:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/4/22 | Anthony Brian Logan
    North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson dropped the mic on a very controversial social issue a few months back. The comments came while Robinson was speaking to a predominantly...
  • Vice resident Kamala Harris to visit Durham to talk about wages, worker's unions

    02/28/2022 3:47:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    WRAL ^ | 2/26/22
    DURHAM, N.C. - Vice resident Kamala Harris will travel to Durham on Wednesday, according to an announcement from the White House. Harris will be joined by U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh to discuss the Biden Administration's investments in union jobs. A White House task force issued a set of recommendations on Monday that could make it easier for federal workers and contractors to unionize. The report submitted to Biden included 70 distinct policy proposals, according to a release by the White House. Biden created the task force chaired by Vice President Kamala Harris, with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh as...
  • A North Carolina dad dropped the mic at his school board meeting. Love seeing moms and dads speak out like this (CRT)

    02/18/2022 3:43:07 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 52 replies
    Twitter ^ | Feb 18, 2022 | Clay Travis
    "A North Carolina dad dropped the mic at his school board meeting. Love seeing moms and dads speak out like this." (CRT)
  • Asheville One of the “Worst Places to Live”

    02/05/2022 7:46:20 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 99 replies
    Tribune Papers ^ | DECEMBER 25, 2021 | ABI COLE
    Asheville – In the past few years, national publications championed Asheville as one of the best vacation spots. The area’s natural beauty, top rated cuisine and cultural experiences position the area as a top tourist spot. It was named #8 on Travel + Leisure’s “50 Best Places to Travel in 2020. The trusted vacation magazine said this about the city: “With a small-town feel and big-city cultural cred, Asheville, North Carolina, is home to artists, musicians, and food and drink entrepreneurs who were making microbrews and serving farm-to-table meals long before such things were de rigueur,” Travel + Leisure wrote....
  • Asheville area agencies prepare to help nearly 100 Afghan refugees expected next week

    02/04/2022 2:46:25 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 39 replies
    WLOS Asheville/Greenville ^ | Jan 7, 2022 | Caitlyn Penter
    More Afghan refugees are heading to Asheville. Nearly 100 are expected to arrive within the next month. The refugees will arrive very quickly, starting next Tuesday. Caption: Asheville area agencies prepare to help nearly 100 Afghan refugees expected next week "It's going to be fast and furious," said Laura Collins, who is coordinating the effort with Lutheran Services of the Carolinas Refugee and Immigrant Services.
  • What will the North Carolina Supreme Court Do in Redistricting Case?

    02/03/2022 12:15:38 PM PST · by KC Burke · 5 replies
    JohnLockeOrg ^ | 2/3/2022 | Dr. Andy Jackson
    The North Carolina Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a pair of redistricting lawsuits on February 2. A quick ruling on the case is expected. The ruling could alter some or many of North Carolina’s 14 congressional, 50 state Senate, and 120 state House districts. How the Court Could Rule The court, which currently has a 4-3 Democratic majority, has a range of options, from upholding the maps to overturning decades, if not centuries, of precedent. Here are some possible outcomes, ranging from the most positive for Republicans to the most positive for Democrats. Uphold the maps: The trial court...
  • North Carolina fertilizer plant fire prompts evacuations amid explosion fears

    02/01/2022 3:38:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox 23 ^ | 2/01/22 | Michelle Ewing
    WINSTON SALEM, N.C. - A fire at a North Carolina fertilizer plant is prompting evacuations amid fears that a large explosion could occur. According to WSOC-TV, the fire began Monday night at the Weaver Fertilizer Plant in Winston-Salem. Although crews attempted to battle the blaze, officials “pulled the firefighters back” around 8:30 p.m. over concerns that ammonium nitrate at the plant could cause a major explosion, Mayor Allen Joines told the Winston-Salem Journal. **SNIP** It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, WGHP reported. Authorities said they have not received any reports of injuries in connection with the blaze....
  • LOL: Clay Aiken's HILARIOUS Campaign Ad

    01/14/2022 10:23:34 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/12)22 | Michael Knowles
    Clay Aiken has decided to run for Congress again in North Carolina
  • Attorney: Judge made error in sentencing Pilot Mountain woman who took her 14-year-old son into U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (three months for parading)

    01/13/2022 2:23:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Journal Now ^ | 1/12/22 | Michael Hewlett
    A Pilot Mountain woman who took her 14-year-old son into the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, is challenging the sentence she received last week - three-months in federal prison followed by three years of probation. Virginia Marie Spencer, 38, pleaded guilty on Sept. 9, 2021, to a misdemeanor charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a federal building. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly sentenced Spencer after a hearing on Jan. 7. Allen H. Orenberg, Spencer’s attorney, filed a motion Tuesday, asking Kollar-Kotelly to enter an order correcting her sentence. He also asks the judge to delay the sentence...
  • ‘American Idol’ star Clay Aiken to run again for Congress in North Carolina

    01/10/2022 3:29:59 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Nypost ^ | 01/10/2022 | Mark Moore
    for me. Clay Aiken campaign ad for North Carolina seat in congress If at first you don’t succeed, try again eight years later. Singer-songwriter Clay Aiken, best known for finishing second on “American Idol” nearly two decades ago, ​announced Monday that he would run for Congress as a Democrat for a second time after being soundly beaten in a 2014 House race.
  • North Carolina has its first flu death of the 2021-22 influenza season

    12/15/2021 12:49:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    News Observer ^ | 12/14/21 | Hannah Smoot
    One person has died in North Carolina due to influenza complications, the state’s first reported flu-related death of the 2021-22 flu season. The person, an adult in western North Carolina, died during the second week of December, state Department of Health and Human Services officials said Tuesday. The person tested positive for influenza and negative for COVID-19, according to the state. “This is a sad reminder that flu can be a serious illness and can lead to complications and even death in some cases,” State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore said in a statement. “With flu cases increasing and the ongoing...
  • Judge Rules for UNC in Admissions Case (over racial preferences)

    12/13/2021 8:53:52 AM PST · by karpov · 7 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 13, 2021 | George Leef
    In 2014, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) filed suit against the University of North Carolina. Its complaint argued that the university had engaged in intentional discrimination on the basis of race and ethnicity to the detriment of SFFA members. The suit followed in a line of cases challenging the admissions policies of universities, where students from certain groups were given preferences over students who were not in those groups. In a pair of 2003 cases involving the University of Michigan, the Supreme Court ruled that universities were in violation of the law if they used a rigid quota system (Gratz...
  • City will pay up to $200 per gun during Saturday's buyback event at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. No questions asked.

    11/16/2021 3:41:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Journal Now ^ | 11/15/21 | Wes Young
    A gun buyback program approved by the Winston-Salem City Council last spring holds its first event on Saturday at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, with payments from $100 to $200 for guns turned in. The “no questions asked” drive-thru event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fairgrounds, city officials said, billing the event as 100% anonymous. The city has held buybacks in the past, most recently in 2014, when city officials pronounced the event so successful that they ran out of money, had to issue vouchers, and later decided to set aside another $10,000 to hold a...
  • Flurry of Bear Attacks Recorded Recently

    11/03/2021 4:49:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | November 1, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    A flurry of six bear attacks has happened in North America in less than a week from 27 September to 2 October 2021. The attacks ranged from three by grizzly bears in Canada, two by grizzly bears in the Western United States, and one by a black bear in Ashville, North Carolina. The attacks continue a trend to make this a banner year for bear-human conflicts. Here are the six attacks: 1 & 2. Two separate bear maulings on 27 September 2021 in Alberta, Canada:Two men are in hospital after being mauled in separate grizzly bear attacks, roughly 70 kilometres...
  • Judge rules UNC non-admittance of white and Asian students, race-based admissions not discriminatory

    10/30/2021 6:28:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    NextShark ^ | 10/30/2021 | Ryan General
    A federal judge endorsed the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) use of race as a factor in screening applicants after ruling that the university did not discriminate against white and Asian American applicants.No discrimination: Judge Loretta Biggs ruled on Monday that the UNC’s undergraduate admissions process had not been discriminatory toward specific race groups, reported CNN.The group Students for Fair Admissions alleged in its 2014 lawsuit that UNC deliberately discriminated against certain members by including race in its admissions process.According to the suit, UNC allegedly used “racial preferences in undergraduate admissions where there are available race-neutral alternatives capable of achieving...
  • Two teens shot and killed while breaking into North Carolina home, police say

    10/28/2021 4:41:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    newobserver.com ^ | 25 October, 2021 | Simon Jasper
    Two teenagers were shot to death after forcing their way into a North Carolina home, officials said. The Fayetteville Police Department said officers were responding to a home break-in at about 5 p.m. Saturday when a resident reported shooting two people who had gotten inside. Both teens were pronounced dead at the scene, including a 17-year-old whose name wasn’t released because of his age. The other was identified as 19-year-old Hunter Markham, officers said in a news release. Someone who lived at the home was also shot, though police didn’t say how. He was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical...