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  • NC: Armed Victim, Armed Samaritan, Police, Stop Crime Spree ~ VIDEO

    02/11/2020 9:20:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 9 February, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Screenshot from WCNC video, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten An armed victim, armed Samaritans, and the police all worked together to arrest young, violent, criminal suspects and stop a crime spree in Charlotte, N.C.The details of the events are recorded in the reporting of WCNC, but they take some careful reading to untangle. It probably started on January 29th. That is when the car the criminals used in their crime spree was reported stolen. We do not know the precise time the offenders stole the white Toyota Camry they used in their crimes.Early in the morning of 4...
  • 'I don’t understand how you can be a pedophile and keep your job’: 12-year old asks NHC School Board

    02/09/2020 5:09:53 PM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    wect.com ^ | February 5, 2020 | Alex Guarino
    Parents packed the New Hanover County School Board meeting Tuesday, demanding for superintendent Tim Markley to be removed. Many of those parents and even a 12-year-old girl spoke out about the school sex scandal. This all comes after investigators arrested Roland Grise band teacher, Peter Frank. Frank is charged with a dozen felony sex crimes against female students. It’s the third arrest of a school system employee on these types of charges within the past two years. This was the second time this week the board met and did not mention the sex scandal. The meeting left parents more frustrated...
  • Remarks by President Trump at the North Carolina Opportunity Now Summit | Charlotte, NC

    02/07/2020 7:04:03 PM PST · by ransomnote
    whitehouse.gov ^ | February 7, 2020 | White House
    Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, North Carolina 1:51 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good music. But we have to get down to business. We’re in North Carolina, and they talk business. But I want to just thank everybody for being here. Wonderful crowd. Oh, look up there. Look at all those wonderful people. Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you very much. And thank you to Ben — a special guy. He was very tough, you know, on the campaign trail. I had to fight him for a long time. (Laughter.) He wouldn’t go away. He doesn’t give up. And he’s...
  • Man Finds Box of Adorable Baby Bears Outside Home

    02/06/2020 5:54:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    WISN ^ | Feb 6, 2020
    It was a bear-y baffling discovery in front of a North Carolina home. Cornelius Williams returned home from the grocery store Tuesday night and heard a squeaky noise coming from a cardboard box left in his walkway, WTKR-TV reported. It was dark outside, so Williams called authorities for help. A deputy approached the box, peered inside and to his surprise — he found two newborn bear cubs. Bears are no stranger to Camden County, Sheriff Kevin Jones said. But, he said finding cubs in a box was “a little strange.” Williams wasn’t sure why he was left to bear with...
  • NC voters React to the State of The UNION Address

    02/05/2020 10:22:55 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 5, 2020 | James Hoft
    "Put a Cape on His Back, an 'S' on His Chest, and Call Him Superman" Americans React to Trump SOTU
  • QuikTrip clerk injured as 'flash mob' destroys store (Gastonia, NC)

    02/04/2020 9:19:00 PM PST · by Moose4 · 26 replies
    WCNC.com (Charlotte, NC) ^ | 3 February 2020 | WCNC Staff
    GASTONIA, N.C. — A QuikTrip gas station clerk was injured early Sunday morning as a 'flash mob' took over the store and caused extensive damage. Video posted to social media, and reviewed by the Gastonia Police Department, shows numerous individuals ransacking the QuikTrip convenience store at 1843 West Franklin Blvd in Gastonia around 2:43 a.m. Investigators have reviewed the video and are working to identify and locate possible suspects. A store clerk in the video can be seen with a facial injury. " A Flashmob entered the store and began to steal and throw items throughout the store," a QuikTrip...
  • Judicial Watch: Eight Iowa Counties Have Total Registration Rates Larger than Eligible Voter Population – at Least 18,658 Extra Names on Iowa Voting Rolls

    02/03/2020 8:59:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 3, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that eight Iowa counties have more voter registrations than their eligible voting-age population. According to Judicial Watch’s analysis of data released by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in 2019 and the most recent U.S. Census Bureau’s five-year American Community Survey, eight Iowa counties are on the list of 378 counties nationwide that have more voter registrations than citizens living there who are old enough to vote, i.e., counties where registration rates exceed 100%. These 378 counties combined had about 2.5 million registrations over the 100%-registered mark. In Iowa, there are at least...
  • GPA or SAT? Two Measures Are Better Than One

    02/03/2020 7:18:54 AM PST · by karpov · 31 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | February 3, 2020 | Shannon Watkins
    At a time when only 41 percent of college students graduate in four years—and only 56 percent in five years—colleges and universities across the country are phasing out the only truly objective measure of academic excellence and student success in the application process: standardized tests. Next month, for example, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors (BOG) is set to vote on a policy that would significantly diminish the role of test scores in the admissions process. To do so, however, would be a blow against academic standards for the 16 UNC schools. Currently, in order to even be...
  • Prominent UNC alumni want to stop the $2.5M Silent Sam deal with Confederate group

    01/31/2020 7:58:50 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 10 replies
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | 01/29/20 | Kate Murphy
    A group of 88 UNC-Chapel Hill alumni and donors have taken legal action to urge a judge to void UNC’s agreement to pay $2.5 million and give the Silent Sam Confederate monument to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The group filed an amicus brief in Orange County Superior Court on Wednesday asking the judge to set aside the consent agreement that authorized the deal. The alumni and donors argue the settlement is a “misuse of university funds” that “seriously damages the reputation of the University, which should be committed to historical truth and opposed to modern-day white supremacy.” The 88...
  • Funds expected to speed up I-95 widening south of Fayetteville

    01/31/2020 8:34:03 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Blue Ridge Now ^ | November 8, 2019 | John Henderson, Staff Writer
    Widening and improvements to a 27-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in Robeson and Cumberland counties are being sped up due to a grant. The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to accelerate the improvements because of a $22.5 million federal grant awarded this week. It is the second major federal grant the NCDOT has received since the summer of 2018 to help fund major improvements along I-95 corridor. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the grant through its “Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development,” or BUILD, program, which helps states and cities build and repair critical pieces of the transportation network....
  • Court Sentences North Carolina Bloods Gang Members for Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Murder (NC)

    01/30/2020 9:35:01 PM PST · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    justice.gov ^ | January 29, 2020 | DOJ
    Four North Carolina members of the United Blood Nation (UBN or Bloods) street gang were sentenced in Charlotte, North Carolina, after pleading guilty to federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conspiracy charges, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney R. Andrew Murray of the Western District of North Carolina. Tyquan Ramont Powell, aka Savage, 24, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Lamonte Kentrell Lloyd, aka Murda Mo and Moo, 26, of Scotland Neck, North Carolina, Thomas Oliver, aka T.O., Recon, Rex, and Mr. Trippbadd, 34 of Gastonia, North Carolina were each sentenced...
  • Feline dubbed 'world's worst cat' finds her forever home after shelter's post goes viral

    01/30/2020 12:29:37 PM PST · by nuconvert · 55 replies
    WESH2 ^ | 1-30-20
    SPRUCE PINE, N.C. — A cat named Perdita may be the "worst cat in the world," but a social post by a North Carolina animal shelter made her one of the most sought-after felines in the world. According to the rescue's Facebook post, Perdita has found her forever home after 175 adoption applications were sent to the rescue The post said that after narrowing down the applications to the top 10, staff conducted interviews, checked references and had some interactions with possible future families. Perdita chose her adopters after a successful meet and greet, according to the post. The post...
  • Australian Runner Finds Corks With Nails on Populated Trail

    01/27/2020 2:29:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 22, 2020 | Andrew Dawson
    An Australian runner found an unpleasant surprise while running on Monday near his home in New South Wales. Paul Roberts, 42, was doing run-walk intervals at Lake Macquarie State Conservation Park. when he saw what looked like a man-made pile of leaves along the trail. Though not heavily populated, the trail does get foot and bike traffic, which is why Roberts was shocked when he kicked off the top of the leaves and found wine corks with nails through them. These are similar to historic weapons known as caltrops. At first, Roberts said he didn’t think much of his initial...
  • Mark Meadows Blasts Desperate Dems Clinging to '11th Hour' 'Leaked' 'Unpublished Manuscript'

    01/27/2020 9:48:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released a statement in response to new allegations that involve former National Security Advisor John Bolton's unpublished book about his time at the White House under President Trump. The New York Times reported Bolton's book states Trump tied the Ukraine military aid to the country's officials helping investigate the former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, because he was on the board of gas company Burisma. Multiple Senate Democrats have come out to say Bolton must testify in the ongoing impeachment trial in light of the allegation. Meadows said Democrats are becoming desperate if...
  • North Carolina Soldier Killed in Crash in Syria

    01/27/2020 12:15:25 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    WBTV ^ | January 26, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Defense announced Saturday the death of a North Carolina soldier serving in Syria. Army Spc. Antonio I. Moore, 22, of Wilmington, was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in Deir ez Zor Province. He died in a rollover accident Friday while conducting route clearing operations. The incident is under investigation. Moore was assigned to 363rd Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade in Knightdale, N.C. He enlisted in May 2017, and this was his first deployment. “The 363rd Engineer Battalion is deeply saddened at the loss of Spec. Antonio Moore,” said Lt. Col. Ian Doiron, 363rd Engineer Battalion commander. “Antonio...
  • NC sheriff: Man held woman in 'sexual servitude' for 5 years

    01/25/2020 6:07:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 24, 2020 | Associated Press
    ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — A man is accused of keeping a woman “in sexual servitude” for five years, authorities in North Carolina said. Salvador Espinoza Escobar, 48, was expected in court Friday after being charged with one count of felony human trafficking, the Randolph County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. He was taken into custody Wednesday, the same day the investigation began.
  • Police: Pizza Delivery Driver Shoots 3 Of 4 Suspects Trying To Rob Him

    01/24/2020 4:40:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | January 23, 2020
    A pizza delivery driver shot three of four suspects who tried to rob him during a late-night delivery, police in North Carolina said. The man said he was delivering a pizza at an apartment complex in east Charlotte late Monday night when he was approached by four suspects who pointed what appeared to be an assault rifle at his head, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. The driver then pulled out his own pistol and fired at the suspects, causing them to flee the scene, CBS affiliate WBTV reported. WBTV News âś” @WBTV_News #BREAKING UPDATE: Three people were shot during...
  • Caught on cam: Anonymous uniformed service member folds fallen American flag- VIDEO

    01/18/2020 4:39:02 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 10 replies
    WRAL reporter ^ | 1-18-2020 | Joe Fisher
    A home security camera captured a touching scene earlier this week: An anonymous man in a service member's uniform carefully folding a flag that had been torn from its ropes and fallen. The passing man was dressed in fatigues and folded the flag in proper ceremonial style. This simple act of kindness shows just how important the American flag is to our service members, and the inspirational footage is going viral on social media. It's already been shared thousands of times. Now, the Hope Mills homeowner hopes to find the man and personally thank him. Frankie Grandstaff, who posted the...
  • Standoff with Active Shooter ends in Death of Suspect.

    01/16/2020 6:11:50 AM PST · by wastoute · 19 replies
    Ashe County Line ^ | 1/16/20 | Staff Report
    Any Ashe County freepers? Anyone know the guy?
  • Latino group launches effort to defeat Donald Trump in 2020

    01/13/2020 1:53:07 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    MSN News ^ | 1/13/2020
    In a bid to capture one of the most quickly growing segments of American voters, American Latinos United has launched a new political action committee focused on defeating President Donald Trump in the upcoming 2020 presidential election. Led by former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and entrepreneur Fernando Espuelas, the committee will specialize in Latino voter engagement in key swing states in hopes of propelling the Democratic nominee, whoever that turns out to be, to victory. "President Trump captured about 30% of the Hispanic vote in 2016. If he falls under that threshold in 2020, key battleground states will be...