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  • 3rd person charged in murder of North Carolina mayor, wife

    09/09/2018 1:00:37 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 79 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 9, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    A woman and two men were charged after the mayor of a small North Carolina town and his wife were found murdered in their home, police said. Dakeithia Nesha Andrews, 30, was the third person arrested in connection with the deaths of Leggett Mayor Gary Skelton and his wife, Jackie Skelton, The Charlotte Observer reported. The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that Andrews was charged with conspiracy robbery with a dangerous weapon and is being held on $100,000 bond. Keith Earl Williams, 25, and Mitchell Brinson, 18, were charged with first-degree murder on Friday.
  • Trump in North Carolina 8/31

    09/04/2018 3:55:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 31/8/18
    Standard speech, subdued cheering
  • MARINE WEEK - By Air. By Land. By Sea. By Charlotte. September 5-9, 2018 | Charlotte, N.C.

    09/04/2018 3:23:05 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    US Marine Week ^ | September 4, 2018 | USMC
    About Marine Week Join the United States Marine Corps in Uptown Charlotte this September for a celebration of Community, Country and Corps. From Sept. 5 – 9, Marine Week Charlotte will feature hands-on displays, live demonstrations, time-honored Marine Corps traditions, musical performances and other events to showcase the history, military capabilities and community involvement of the Corps.
  • Republican leaders officially name Charlotte as host city for 2020 RNC

    07/20/2018 4:38:00 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 25 replies
    wsoctv.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Joe Bruno
    AUSTIN, Texas - Charlotte City Council Member-at-Large James Mitchell raised his fist in the air, and then hugged Councilman Ed Driggs. The crowd rose to its feet. The Republican National Committee, on Friday, officially named Charlotte as the host city for the 2020 Republican National Convention.
  • 2020 Republican convention goes to Charlotte, the lonely and reluctant bidder in age of Trump

    07/20/2018 4:24:51 PM PDT · by lionstar · 79 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Jul 20, 2018 | Noah Bierman
    As Americans fought in recent weeks over whether restaurants should refuse to serve top aides to President Trump, an entire city has been debating what it means to host his convention for reelection. Charlotte won the rights to the 2020 Republican National Convention on Friday. But that's largely because it faced little serious competition. And even before the victory was announced in Austin, Texas, this thriving, progressive urban island in the Trump-friendly South was suffering some buyer's remorse. Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, a Democrat, says the decision to host the convention was the hardest she has tackled — "not just...
  • Violent Left: North Carolina Democrats Threaten ‘Civil Unrest’ if 2020 RNC Held in Charlotte

    07/10/2018 4:58:04 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 45 replies
    The Young Democrats of [Mecklenburg County] North Carolina issued a press release threatening violence if the city is selected to host the 2020 Republican National Convention. “Any potential claim to an economic impact from the Convention will undoubtable be outweighed by the civil unrest and reputational harm we would recieve [sic] from welcoming Trump’s divisive rhetoric to our community,” the release says.
  • Charlotte councilman posts video asking citizens to weigh in on 2020 RNC bid

    07/06/2018 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Wave3 ^ | 7/02/18
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte City Councilman Braxton Winston posted a video on Facebook Monday asking citizens to weigh in on the possibility of the Republican National Convention coming to the Queen City in 2020. As of Monday, Charlotte and Las Vegas were the final two cities in the running to host the 2020 RNC. In his Facebook post, Winston says it is "all but guaranteed that Charlotte will be selected" to host the event. **SNIP** "We would be asking the people of Charlotte to host a celebration for a brand of politics that has been highly divisive and some...
  • Wendy's worker accused of shooting customer's car after argument

    06/22/2018 5:00:42 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 51 replies
    WSOCTV.com ^ | June 22, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police arrested a fast food worker after they said he fired shots at customers who had just ordered food in the drive-thru of a north Charlotte Wendy's. Channel 9 crews were the first on the scene at the Wendy’s on Sunset Road around 2 a.m. A bullet hole could be clearly seen on the right side of a red Dodge Charger. Investigators told Channel 9 two female customers from Florida had gone through the drive-thru and were waiting for their food in the parking lot. A female employee brought the food out to them, but the customers...
  • American Airlines carrier cancels hundreds of flights leaves thousands stranded (trunc)

    06/15/2018 7:51:28 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 33 replies
    Fox News/MSN ^ | 6/15/2018 | Fox News
    Thousands of passengers scheduled to fly out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, in North Carolina, on an American Airlines-operated carrier became stranded on Thursday night after the airline suddenly canceled all remaining flights. PSA Airlines, a regional carrier for American Airlines, reportedly experienced a “technical issue” that led to the cancellation of 275 flights on Thursday and 400 on Friday, a representative for the airline confirmed to Fox News. “Our team, in coordination with PSA, is working hard to resolve the issue as quickly as possible,” said American in a statement. “PSA plans to resume their operations at 12 p.m....
  • City councilwoman's tweet compares police to terrorists

    05/17/2018 7:35:14 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    WSOCTV ^ | May 17, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Several police officers have contacted Channel 9, upset about a tweet from Charlotte City Councilwoman Lawana Mayfield. The tweet was posted in March but it’s getting more attention during National Police Week. "Being black in America under number 45 has created homegrown terrorist wearing blue uniforms," the tweet read. The tweet was posted after an officer-involved shooting in Sacramento. An officer shot and killed an unarmed black man while responding to a call about break-ins. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers said the tweet from Mayfield was inappropriate, especially as they are asking the City Council for a pay...
  • Pit bull goes on rampage in Charlotte elementary school, bites 7 children

    03/20/2018 3:51:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 3/20/2018 | Mark Price
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Seven children were bitten Monday afternoon after a stray male pit bull got into a southeast Charlotte elementary school and began chasing students as they fled for cover. ... Investigators said the stray dog first came into the school's playground area while the children were outside playing. School staff escorted children into the school as a precaution. However, the dog managed to get inside the school, ... The dog's owner was contacted by the school using information on the animal's collar tag. The owner picked up the dog and left the school prior to the arrival of Animal...
  • Director Michael Moore Was Russian Pawn In Anti-Trump Protest At Trump Tower (VIDEO)

    02/17/2018 3:55:39 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 36 replies
    The Blunt Force Truth ^ | February 17, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    On Friday, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller announced that a grand jury indicted 13 Russian nationals, along with 3 Russian entities, accused of “supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump … and disparaging Hillary Clinton.” Investigators also found the Russians organized rallies against Trump in New York City and Charlotte. According to court documents, “At the same time, Defendants and their co-conspirators, through another ORGANIZATION-controlled group, organized a rally in New York City called “Trump is NOT my President” held on or about November 12, 2016. Similarly, Defendants and their co-conspirators organized a rally entitles...
  • Criminal justice reformers aim big by targeting local DA races [Soros funded]

    02/14/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by JON SCHUPPE
    DALLAS - If you can’t win big, go small. That’s the strategy gaining momentum among criminal justice reformers in the age of Trump, as the federal government hardens its approach to law enforcement. Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups to push their agendas in county-level district attorney races, where a few thousand votes can determine who asserts the most influence over the local justice system. Picking their targets carefully, and crunching election data to influence pivotal voter blocs - and benefiting from the largesse of...
  • Flight to Heathrow DIVERTED midway across Atlantic due to 'disruptive passenger'

    01/11/2018 11:01:31 PM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | January 11, 2018 | JOEY MILLAR
    American Airlines flight AA732 was diverted several hours into a trip from Charlotte to Heathrow. It turned around over the Atlantic and wasdiverted to Philadelphia. It has now arrived safely at Philadelphia
  • Charlotte air traffic controller arrested for having weapon of mass destruction

    11/11/2017 1:24:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    WGHP ^ | 11/11/17
    An air traffic controller at Charlotte Douglas International Airport was arrested Friday for having a weapon of mass destruction, a source told WSOC.Paul Dandan was working in the Charlotte Douglas airport at the time of his arrest, sources say.Dandan had some kind of explosive, which was not at the airport, sources say.Dandan’s roommate was arrested for having bomb-making materials, which were not at the airport.The Federal Aviation Administration has terminated Dandan’s access to the airport.Read more at WSOC.
  • CMPD identifies suspect in viral Panthers assault

    10/13/2017 2:56:01 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 25 replies
    WCNC ^ | 10/13/17 | WCNC
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A video posted to social media from Thursday night's Carolina Panthers game against the Philadelphia Eagles is gaining national attention. Warren Carrigan posted a video to Facebook and Instagram early Friday morning that shows a bloodied altercation between a Panthers fan and another man sitting behind him. Carrigan said the incident happened in section 541. In an Instagram post Carrigan said a man wearing a Panthers jersey and the woman next to him were standing for the entire game. "The dude took offense to the couple never sitting down and obstructing his view," Carrigan wrote. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police...
  • Swedish man arrested for kidnapping 12-year-old West Virginia girl

    10/08/2017 7:46:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | October 8, 2017 | WOWK
    BLUEFIELD, W. Va. (WVNS) – A man from Sweden is in jail after deputies said he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl from Bluefield. Simon Apell, 19-years-old, is charged with kidnapping, intent to seduce a minor, soliciting a minor via computer and sexual assault third degree. Mercer County Deputies said Apell has no ties to the United States other than flying in to Charlotte, North Carolina and then driving to Bluefield to specifically meet the young girl.
  • Inquiry Highlights Terry McAuliffe’s Ties to Chinese Company

    05/24/2016 7:19:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 24, 2016 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and STEPHANIE SAUL
    Four years ago, one of China’s largest agricultural importers sent representatives to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., hoping that meetings with elite party officials might yield business opportunities. The company, the Dandong Port Group, was particularly focused on the governors in attendance, according to an interview with Dandong’s general counsel broadcast by Chinese state television. But now, the company’s widening influence is coming under scrutiny by federal prosecutors, who are examining the relationship between Dandong’s wealthy and connected chairman, Wang Wenliang, and Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, a Democrat who was elected in 2013. A federal law enforcement...
  • Incumbent Charlotte mayor stunned in primary upset

    09/14/2017 4:47:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Charlotte Business News ^ | September 13, 2017 | Erik Spanberg  
    Vi Lyles pulled off an upset Tuesday in the Democratic primary for mayor with 46% of the vote, putting incumbent Jennifer Roberts out of a job. By surpassing 40%, Lyles avoided a runoff and will face City Council colleague Kenny Smith in the November general election.
  • Liberals believe your civil rights end when they don’t like you

    08/17/2017 2:02:50 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-16-17 | DrJohn
    I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. The media has lost its collective mind. Mass insanity reigns.CBS This Morning opened with their senior journalist Steven Colbert and followed up with legendary reporter Jimmy Kimmel, all in ridiculing Donald Trump.  The media has a full court press on for Trump and is utterly ignoring ethics, principle and the Constitution. Let's look at Trump's initial reaction to Charlottesville, for which he was widely derided: "But we're closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Va.. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on...