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  • North Carolina Police Shoot Unarmed, Disabled White Man Who Had His Hands Up (DISTURBING VIDEO)

    01/23/2023 8:23:37 PM PST · by wastedyears · 82 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/23/2023 | Cullen Linebarger
    You will not hear the name Jason Harley Kloepfer from any corporate media outlet. Kloepfer is a disabled, white man living in a trailer in rural North Carolina who was the victim of a brutal act of police violence.
  • North Carolina’s DMV to allow more LGBTQ phrases on vanity plates

    01/16/2023 11:24:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | January 16, 2023 1:47pm EST
    North Carolina’s Division of Motor Vehicles has now OK’d more than 200 phrases that had been blocked from being affixed to vanity license plates, including some related to sexual orientation. Among the terms removed from the DMV’s extensive do-not-issue list for personalized plates following a review late last year were “GAYPRIDE,” “LESBIAN” and “QUEER,” WFDD-FM reported. Such entries prompted DMV Commissioner Wayne Goodwin to launch a formal review of the list — containing over 9,000 items — for the first time in its two-decade history, according to the radio station. “Anything on the do-not-issue list should not include the LGBT...
  • North Carolina school district used COVID-19 money to boost staff salaries: report

    01/11/2023 10:57:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 11, 2023 11:00pm EST | Joshua Q. Nelson
    A North Carolina school district used COVID-19 relief funds to boost the salaries and benefits of its staff, according to a report. Chalkboard, a K-12 public education news outlet, reported that Wake County Public School System used more than 40% of $442 million in COVID-19 relief funding to supply “bonus pay” to its employees. The outlet goes on to say that “77.69% of spending to salaries and benefits, with about 10% or less was spent “on other categories.” The report explained further that the school district spent $238.2 million on salaries and benefits, approximately $30 million spent on supplies, $19...
  • North Carolina rep says Madison Cawthorn ghosted him, took constituent files

    01/11/2023 9:28:08 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/11/2023 | Mark Moore
    ​A newly sworn-in North Carolina congressman is pleading with constituents to contact him after his predecessor, scandal-scarred Madison Cawthorn, failed to turn over their case files when he vacated his office last November.​ GOP Rep. Chuck Edwards’ office sent a letter telling voters in his rural western North Carolina district to reach out if they have outstanding or unfinished casework — and adding he doesn’t know where Cawthorn disappeared to.​ The letter said Cawthorn, who ​abandoned his Capitol Hill and district offices two months before his term ended, “did not transfer official constituent casework, which is standard practice for any...
  • Cawthorn’s Successor Can’t Find Constituents’ Files After Former Rep. Ghosted Him: ‘Contact My Office Immediately’

    01/11/2023 6:44:53 AM PST · by blueplum · 9 replies
    Mediate ^ | 10 Jan 2023 | Kipp Jones
    Rep. Chuck Edwards (R-NC) is asking for the public’s help in finding his constituents’ casework after predecessor Madison Cawthorn failed to turn it over. Without such crucial information, Edwards faces the task of going to work for an entire district from scratch. Many of the people he represents may need help with pressing issues. Cawthorn vacated his office last year after Edwards beat him in his primary and won the general election. He apparently ghosted all of western North Carolina on the way out....
  • Duke Energy "sorry" about that cold, dark Christmas weekend

    01/06/2023 6:29:36 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5 Jan, 2023 | BEEGE WELBORN
    Talk about making friends and influencing people. Duke Energy, one of the main power providers for the Carolinas, really stepped in it over the Christmas weekend. For the first time in the energy company’s history, they were forced to institute rolling blackouts and beg their customers to conserve power…in the middle of a ferocious winter storm on Christmas Eve. For the first time in the company’s history, Duke Energy enacted rolling blackouts on Christmas Eve amid freezing temperatures. The move left half a million customers without power. And on Tuesday, the company issued an apology, attributing several compounding factors as...
  • White Students Are Prohibited From Applying to This UNC Fellowship

    12/20/2022 6:01:12 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 19, 2022 | Aaron Sibarium •
    The public university dragged into court over its race-conscious admissions policy is now advertising a research fellowship that bars white applicants from applying. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—whose affirmative action program, along with that of Harvard University, is under review by the Supreme Court—sponsors the Fellowship for Exploring Research in Nutrition, which accepts applications exclusively from students who are "Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC)," according to the program's website. Fellows earn thousands of dollars, live in on-campus apartments paid for by the university, and receive generous mentorship opportunities, including letters of recommendation. "The field of...
  • North Carolina supreme court strikes down voter ID law in absurd decision

    12/18/2022 6:44:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2022 | Jazz Shaw
    In 2018, the North Carolina legislature passed a law that would create a new amendment to the state constitution requiring voter ID at all polling places. The law (Senate Bill 824) passed with significant support, primarily from Republicans who held a supermajority in the legislature and successfully overrode a veto by the governor. But this week, in one of the most self-contradictory rulings I’ve seen in quite a while, the state supreme court struck down the law, claiming that it was unconstitutional. Reading through the ruling is an exercise in confusion and nonsensical assumptions by the justices of the court....
  • We Now Know Who Killed the Thom Tillis Amnesty Deal in the Senate

    12/16/2022 8:16:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/16/2022 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Thom Tillis’ (R-NC) amnesty push is dead. That might be the best political Christmas gift in years—it’s undoubtedly the best news coming from the Hill in a long time. Tillis was working with Democrat defector Krysten Sinema (I-AZ) to get millions of illegal aliens on the citizenship track. You all know the details of the poison pill stipulation in the bill. The first 2 million Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients would be able to sponsor their extended family members when they’ve completed the process. It didn’t secure the border or remove the issue from the table. It just...
  • Supreme Court Considers Case Seeking to Overturn 2020 Presidential Election

    12/14/2022 8:38:58 AM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 58 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 14, 2022 | Jim Hoft
    While there has been much public attention on the U.S. Supreme Court’s present consideration of the “independent state legislature” theory in Moore v. Harper involving North Carolina’s redistricting, that case would not immediately upend the 2020 Presidential Election. In contrast, a little-known case that appeared recently on the Court docket could do just that. The case of Brunson v. Adams, not even reported in the mainstream media, was filed pro se by ordinary American citizens – four brothers from Utah — seeking the removal of President Biden and Vice President Harris, along with 291 U.S. Representatives and 94 U.S. Senators...
  • Should Politicians Be Allowed To Keep Stolen Funds?

    12/13/2022 5:32:06 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 13, 2022 | self
    Today on the CNBC program "Squalkbox", Representative Patrick McHenry, R NC, was interviewed on the FTX debacle. Rep. McHenry is chairman was recently selected as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. He was asked be Andrew Ross Sorkin "what should politicians do with the contributions received from Sam Bankman Fried"? Representative McHenry's reply: "that is up to those politicians".
  • Attacks on Pacific north-west power stations raise fears for US electric grid

    12/10/2022 10:37:27 AM PST · by Levy78 · 64 replies
    Guardian ^ | 12/10/22 | Dani Anguiano
    A string of attacks on power facilities in Oregon and Washington has caused alarm and highlighted the vulnerabilities of the US electric grid. The attacks in the Pacific north-west come just days after a similar assault on North Carolina power stations that cut electricity to 40,000 people. As first reported by Oregon Public Broadcasting and KUOW Public Radio, there have been at least six attacks, some of which involved firearms and caused residents to lose power. Two of the attacks shared similarities with the incident in Moore county, North Carolina, where two stations were hit by gunfire. Authorities have not...
  • Key Provision of Constitution in Play as Supreme Court Hears Election Case

    12/10/2022 9:03:46 AM PST · by Twotone · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 8, 2022 | Hans von Spakovsky
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Moore v. Harper, a case that turns on the meaning of a key provision in the Constitution outlining the Framers’ structure for congressional elections. It is a complex case and although it’s difficult to predict how the high court will rule, the justices sharply questioned lawyer David Thompson, who represents the North Carolina legislators who petitioned the court for review. Thompson was up against two former solicitor generals of the U.S. representing private plaintiffs, as well as the current solicitor general, Elizabeth Prelogar, because the Biden administration has taken the opposing side...
  • Five electricity substations in Oregon and Washington are attacked just days after two in North Carolina were shot up causing widespread power outages

    12/08/2022 2:11:09 AM PST · by fruser1 · 102 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/8/2020 | Sophie Mann
    The incidents come to light via a federal memo following a deliberate attack last week in Moore County, North Carolina, that left tens of thousands of people without power for days as seasonal temperatures fall. In Washington state and Oregon, spokespeople for several energy companies - Puget Sound Energy, the Cowlitz County Public Utilities District and Bonneville Power Administration - confirmed the attacks occurred in November. A federal law enforcement memo revealed that the Pacific Northwest substations have described attacks using 'handtools, arson, firearms, and metal chains possibly in response to an online call for attacks on critical infrastructure.'
  • 'Sabotage will not be tolerated': Motive remains unclear in Moore County power grid attack

    12/05/2022 4:27:47 PM PST · by FarCenter · 67 replies
    MOORE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- More than 30,000 Duke Energy customers spent a second straight day in Moore County without any power with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. The widespread power outage was caused Saturday night when someone intentionally opened fire and caused millions of dollars worth of damage to two of the county's power stations. In an update Monday afternoon, Gov. Roy Cooper led a news conference with other officials. They did not reveal any new details about the motive behind the attack. SEE ALSO: Drag artist vows to return to Moore County despite recent show ending early...
  • 40,000 homes in North Carolina left without power after electrical substations are shot up: Police probe links to residents protesting drag show which was cut short when lights went out

    12/04/2022 11:49:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 79 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 5, 2022 | James Gordon
    Two power substations in a North Carolina county were struck by gunfire in what police say is being investigated as a criminal act, causing damage that could take days to repair leaving tens of thousands of people in the dark without electricity. In response to ongoing outages, which began just after 7pm on Saturday night across Moore County, officials announced a state of emergency that included a curfew from 9pm on Sunday until 5am on Monday. Also, county schools will be closed Monday. 'An attack like this on critical infrastructure is a serious, intentional crime and I expect state and...
  • 'Intentional Vandalism' Causes Mass Power Outage in NC County Bordering Ft. Bragg, US Army Special Forces Command

    12/04/2022 9:20:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/04/2022 | Jennifer Van Laar
    Moore County, in the Sandhills region of central North Carolina, is mainly known for its golf courses, especially Pinehurst No. 2. The county is also home to thousands of active-duty soldiers (many of whom are Special Forces) stationed nearby at Fort Bragg, the home of the US Army Special Operations Command and the 82nd Airborne, making the rural county’s infrastructure an attractive target.Saturday night that infrastructure was attacked when numerous power substations throughout the county were targets of what the Moore County Sheriff labeled “intentional vandalism,” leaving more than 40,000 people without power.Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields reported on Facebook...
  • State of Emergency declared, FBI investigating power grid attack in Moore County, sheriff says

    12/04/2022 7:02:26 PM PST · by matt04 · 98 replies
    A state of emergency has been declared after the electrical power grid was “intentionally attacked” causing a major power outage in Moore County. The Moore County Sheriff’s Office confirmed those details in a news conference Sunday evening. More than 34,000 people in Moore County are still without power. The outages began just after 8 p.m. Saturday night across communities in the area, according to Sheriff Ronnie Fields. Sheriff Fields said firearms were used to shoot and disable equipment at two substations in Moore County. Power could be out until Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office and Duke Energy officials. Duke...
  • Sheriff: 'Intentional vandalism' at substations causes power outage affecting nearly 39K Moore County (NC) residents

    12/04/2022 7:41:58 AM PST · by Perseverando · 39 replies
    WRAL News ^ | December 4, 2022 | Cory Dinkel
    Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said Saturday that the outage was being investigated as a "criminal occurrence." The vandalism appeared to be intentional, but the motive is unknown at this time. A massive power outage is being reported in Moore County. A Duke Energy outage map Saturday evening showed 37,998 customers without power in Moore County; The Randolph Electric Membership Corporation also reported nearly 3,000 customers without power in the southern part of the county. As of Sunday at 8 a.m. 38,890 people are without power, according to a Duke Energy outage map. WRAL viewers began calling in to report...
  • Substations Vandalized by Gunfire; More Than Half of County Without Power

    12/03/2022 9:55:40 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 40 replies
    The Moore County Sheriff’s Office says is investigating incidents at multiple electric substations in Moore County that were shot up on Saturday night as a “criminal occurrence,” causing more than half the county’s Workers from Duke Energy and authorities from the sheriff‘s office were at the substation off N.C. 211 near West Pine Middle School looking over the damage around midnight. Deputies were scanning the the area for bullet casings and other evidence, and vehicles were going through the woods in search of more evidence at the scene. In a text message to a reporter, Chief Mike Cameron of the...