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  • I-49, Greenwood, Charleston road projects make CAP-2 list

    09/05/2019 1:05:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Fort Smith Times-Record ^ | June 18, 2019 | John Lovett
    A first-draft plan for Arkansas roadway spending shows lane additions to the Greenwood bypass and Arkansas 22 between Charleston and Fort Smith, as well as potential Interstate 49 construction in the Fort Smith area. Dubbed the CAP-2 draft by the Arkansas Department of Transportation, the Connecting Arkansas Program-2 list is a “data driven” starting point work that will largely be contingent on the continuation of a half-percent sales tax next year, according to ARDOT spokesperson Danny Straessle. “The governor proposes to make it permanent,” Straessle said. “This is a list of about 20 years of work.” In a recent meeting,...
  • State dismisses charges against man accused of assaulting 82-year-old clinic volunteer(W.Va)

    08/08/2019 7:07:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    WVAH.COM ^ | AUG 7, 2019 | Leslie Rubin
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — The Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has dismissed two charges against a man arrested last week who was accused of assaulting an 82-year-old volunteer at the Women's Health Center in Charleston, according to an order filed Wednesday in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. Christopher McComas, 52, of St. Albans was charged with assault and disorderly conduct after incident that occurred on July 25 outside the health center at 510 Washington St. W., according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. In the motion to dismiss, prosecutors indicated that, "after careful review of the report,...
  • Abortion protester arrested in Charleston (West Virginia)

    07/31/2019 9:28:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WOWK 13 News ^ | July 31, 2019 | Haley Kosik
    KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WOWK) – A man was placed into handcuffs this morning in the capitol city while protesting outside of a health clinic. The man, identified as Christopher McComas, 52, of Saint Albans, was arrested after having two warrants issued for him stemming from last week for disorderly conduct and assault. He was arrested while protesting abortion in front of the Charleston Women’s Health Center around near the corner of Washington Street and Greendale Drive. He had been protesting there for several weeks.
  • Democratic 2020 candidates court South Carolina's black voters

    06/15/2019 10:31:51 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06-15-19 | Amanda Becker
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Four of the two dozen Democrats vying for the party’s 2020 U.S. presidential nomination will appear at a Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, with an eye on the key role black voters will play in the early-voting state. South Carolina, which will host the fourth nominating contest next year, will be the first state where a significant proportion of the Democratic electorate - about 60 percent - is black. In a crowded Democratic field, the candidates are aiming for strong performances to show their messages resonate with black voters in the...
  • AG: Charleston's (West Virginia) abortion ordinance raises free speech concerns

    06/05/2019 10:14:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    WOWK 13 News ^ | June 6, 2019 | WOWK 13 News
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK/AP) — West Virginia's top prosecutor says Charleston's new ordinance to target protests at abortion clinics could run afoul of Constitutional law. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Tuesday released a statement saying the ordinance is problematic because it targets free speech. "We are analyzing it, we are seeing the nature of our state constitution and the breath of it, free speech protections and we are also urging the city council to take steps because they could do this better," says Morrisey Charleston City Council voted 21-5 on Monday to approve restrictions on approaching people as they enter health...
  • Activists will protest abortion bans at Brittlebank Park on Tuesday at 6 p.m. (South Carolina)

    05/20/2019 9:12:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    CHARLESTON CITY PAPER ^ | May 20, 2019 | STAFF
    Reproductive rights activists will gather at Brittlebank Park Tuesday afternoon to protest the spate of partial and near-total abortion bans being enacted across the country. Planned Parenthood Votes! South Atlantic and We Are Family, a Charleston-based LGBTQ youth organization, are calling for "patients, volunteers, supporters, reproductive rights advocates, and concerned citizens" to join them from 6 to 7 p.m. at the park on the Ashley River. The rally is part of a nationwide effort to mobilize activists against abortion restrictions. It comes less than a week after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a near-total abortion ban. Under the law, which...
  • Should ‘Roads to Prosperity’ turn toward West Virginia pothole repair?

    03/28/2019 10:43:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | March 12, 2019 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has a mountain of borrowed money on hand for “Roads to Prosperity” highways projects. Should a slice of that money be diverted to fix bumpy, bouncy secondary roads? West Virginia went to market with $800 million in bonds last May. Because of advantageous interest rates, the state actually wound up with bonds valued at $915 million. Since then, very little has been used. According to documents available through the state Auditor’s Office, only $11,133,309.19 had been spent as of earlier this week. Meanwhile, the money in reserve generated $13,666,081.46 in interest. So what’s been spent...
  • [SC-01] Drilling proved to be key in 1st Dist.; Area has strong ties to conservation ... [tr]

    11/18/2018 6:55:57 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 10 replies
    The Post and Courier (Charleston SC) ^ | November 18, 2018 | Chloe Johnson
    In the waning days of her congressional race, Republican Katie Arrington attempted to paint her opponent as a one-issue candidate, concerned only with offshore drilling. The issue, however, is likely one of the main forces that helped Democrat Joe Cunningham turn the 1st Congressional District blue for the first time in four decades. And it may have resonated with an important constituency that Cunningham’s staunch opposition to fossil fuel exploration likely spoke to: conservation-minded conservatives. “It’s a huge group in the 1st District,” said outgoing Rep. Mark Sanford. Sanford, who lost to Trump loyalist Katie Arrington in a primary for...
  • [Catholic Caucus only] Letter of Bishop of Charleston

    09/01/2018 5:29:40 AM PDT · by sitetest · 10 replies
    Diocese of Charleston, SC ^ | August 31, 2018 | Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone
    His Excellency Christophe Pierre, Nuncio Apostolic Nunciature 3339 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20008-3610 Dear Archbishop Pierre, Our Church is in crisis and as the leader of the Catholic faithful in the State of South Carolina, I write with urgency to express my sentiments and echo those of the people in my care. We feel betrayed, angry and misled. Something must be done now. I have several recommendations that support the statement from Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It is imperative that the Holy See take a leadership role in investigating the...
  • The short drive to Charleston just got a lot more expensive (West Virginia toll hike)

    08/25/2018 9:59:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | June 20, 2018 | Charles Owens
    So tolls will soon be increasing along the 88-mile West Virginia Turnpike. This doesnÂ’t come as much of a surprise, as the move to double tolls had gained significant momentum in recent months.Years ago, there appeared to be a solid push among lawmakers in the deep south counties to eliminate tolls once the original bond indebtedness associated with the construction of the turnpike expired. But a number of factors, including the stateÂ’s budget crisis in 2017, derailed those efforts.Members of the West Virginia Parkways Authority Board voted on June 7 to double tolls effective Jan. 1, 2019. The move will...
  • LIVE STREAM: President Trump holds rally in Charleston, West Virginia 7 pm on Aug. 21, 2018

    Watch it live at 7 p.m. EST right here on ClickOnDetroit. Trump returning to campaign in West Virginia President Donald Trump is making his sixth visit to West Virginia since taking office. Trump’s campaign says the president will hold a rally Tuesday in Charleston at the Charleston Civic Center. He’s expected to encourage voters to turn out for Republican candidates in the midterm elections, including West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. Morrisey is running against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin. Trump’s campaign said he will speak on topics such as the economy, national security, trade and Supreme Court nominee...
  • POTUS, Trump political rally, 08/21/2018, Charleston Civic Center, WV,...700:PM.

    08/19/2018 9:14:45 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 11 replies
    Reminder. This joint holds about 16,200, lets turn out 20,000 plus folks. Come on, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania & surrounding state, etc., get those butts into gear and support our great, POTUS, Trump and "HIS" Republican Party and candidates in the upcoming Mid-Term elections. Be there, or be nowhere, Your POTUS, Your Country, Your Children, Your Families, Your loved ones, Your futures are at stake. If the Democrat Party succeeds in taking back the House, game over, for the USA!!! It is as simple as that. If you want the America of Democrats, Andrew Cuomo and, now Corey...
  • Mystery of the secret Confederate submarine Hunley is SOLVED (TR)

    07/19/2018 8:51:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/19/2018 | Iain Burns
    The first submarine to down an enemy ship was sunk itself after its crew failed to release an emergency weight to help it resurface. Crew aboard the Confederate vessel HL Hunley did not disconnect the 1,000lb keel blocks to help it rapidly resurface, resulting in the sub being trapped underwater and the men dying from lack of oxygen. Scientists who removed the corrosion, silt and shells from the boat found the levers all locked in their regular position, solving a mystery dating back to 1864. The blocks would typically keep the sub upright, but also could be released with three...
  • Charleston may apologize for role in U.S. slave trade

    06/15/2018 7:53:03 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 57 replies
    Blue Ridge Now ^ | 6/15/18 | By Emily Bohatch
    One of South Carolina’s oldest cities may be apologizing for its prolific role in the U.S. slave trade, according to city documents. Charleston’s city council will consider a resolution “recognizing, denouncing and apologizing” for the role the South Carolina port city played in the slave trade, according to the council’s agenda. The formal apology will be considered for the first time on Juneteenth, a day aimed at celebrating the abolition of slavery. The resolution — which is scheduled for next Tuesday’s meeting — also says the city will commit to continuing to “pursue initiatives that honor the contributions of those...
  • Father Who Raped His 11-Year-Old Daughter, Took Her for Abortion, May Finally Go to Prison

    05/24/2018 12:34:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | May 11, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    A father of an 11-year-old girl in West Virginia who was arrested and ultimately indicted after arranging for an abortion following a case of pregnancy following incest may head to prison — butnot for the initial crime. As LifeNews reported, Michael and Amanda Adkins were arrested on charges of child neglect causing the risk of injury. While some licensed medical professionals were involved in getting information to authorities, WSAZ-TV indicates the abortion clinic in Charleston that did an abortion did not report the clear case of statutory rape. The indictment charged Michael Joe Adkins with incest, first-degree sexual assault and...
  • USS Ralph Johnson commissioned in Charleston before a crowd of thousands

    03/24/2018 8:16:23 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 37 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | Mar 24, 2018 | Gregory Yee
    U.S. Sen. Tim Scott stood atop the deck of the massive gray warship docked in Charleston Harbor on Saturday morning and asked members of the crowd to transport themselves back to 1968 — a time of social strife amid the civil rights movement. Out of that period and out of Charleston, a city with its own history of racial issues, comes a singular story: that of Pfc. Ralph Johnson, a Marine who was killed in Vietnam after jumping on a grenade that landed in his fighting hole, Scott said. His actions cost him his life but saved two fellow Marines...
  • Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers [Dylann Roof]

    09/18/2017 11:00:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2017 9:01 PM EDT | Meg Kinnard
    A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian-American. In a handwritten request filed Monday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, Dylann Roof wrote that his attorneys’ backgrounds are “a barrier to effective communication.” Given their ethnicities, Roof wrote, “it is therefore quite literally impossible that they and I could have the same interests relating to my case.” ”Because of my political views, which...
  • Charleston Mayor Tells Al Sharpton Group To Raise Your Damn Kids

    07/09/2017 8:07:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | July 8, 2015 | E.T. Williams
    Charleston Mayor Tells Al Sharpton Group To Raise Your Damn Kids
  • How a conspiracy theory closed part of a major US seaport

    06/19/2017 1:28:06 AM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 16 June 2017 | Donie O'Sullivan  
    The theory: a cargo ship with a "dirty bomb" was just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. The notion came to life during a live YouTube broadcast Wednesday evening. During the broadcast, conspiracy theorist George Webb initially claimed a "source" had told him that there was "a dirty bomb planned for a major city." Based on the information from the "source," Webb said he believed Memphis might be the target. The Coast Guard said in a further statement provided to CNN that the source of the threat had been detained by authorities for further questioning. The statement did not mention Webb's...
  • FBI investigating dirty bomb threat on ship in South Carolina

    06/14/2017 10:47:48 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 9 replies
    News ^ | Staff
    Officials with the Coast Guard say federal and state authorities are continuing to investigate a potential threat which was reported at the Wando Terminal Wednesday night. Coast Guard officials say the FBI is investigating a report of a "dirty bomb" aboard a vessel.