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  • DSS Debacle: Six Months in the Making (Guilford County's food stamp mess)

    04/22/2014 2:39:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 4/17/14 | SCOTT D. YOST
    The Guilford County Department of Social Services (DSS) scandal has left a mountain of questions in its wake as to how it came about, and now county officials investigating the matter are finally starting to get some answers. **SNIP** One Guilford County DSS employee told the Rhino Times this week that the problems in the department go very deep and this latest crisis is just one manifestation of those issues. “No management manages,” the employee wrote in an email. “No policy is completely followed. People are authorized benefits that are not thoroughly evaluated. Workers have to keep authorizing clients that...
  • Greensboro council considering seeking refund from Civil Rights Museum

    02/15/2014 1:22:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    My Fox 8 ^ | 2/14/14
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Some Greensboro City Council members are having their trust of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum tested again after learning no one representing the museum ever signed loan papers. The loan from the city was for $1.5 million and wouldn’t have had to be paid back if certain conditions were met. The city paid the museum the first half of it — $750,000 — in October, but today the council learned the loan papers were never signed. Some council members are wondering if the city should ask for the money back.
  • Franklin McCain Dies - Helped Start Sit-In Movement At Greensboro Lunch Counter (Greensboro Four)

    01/10/2014 9:36:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    WUNC - North Carolina Public Radio ^ | January 10, 2014 | Jeff Tiberii and Carol Jackson
    A Civil Rights pioneer has died. Franklin McCain was one of four teenagers who sat down at an all-white lunch counter in Greensboro on February 1, 1960... The freshmen from North Carolina A&T ignited a sit-in movement in the Jim Crow south that led to other key chapters in the Civil Rights era... Initially McCain and the other men were known as the A&T Four, because what they did was viewed as so controversial. In time, the city adopted them as their own, and today they're more commonly known as the Greensboro Four...
  • 5-year-old boy left locked in daycare van for 3 hours in Greensboro (Academy of Spoiled Kids)

    12/11/2013 3:45:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    My Fox 8 ^ | 12/10/13 | Lindsey Eaton
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A mom says her 5-year-old son was left in a locked daycare van for three hours. April Murphy’s son goes to The Academy of Spoiled Kids in Greensboro for after school care. On Wednesday Murphy was running late so she had a friend pick up her son from daycare. “The friend got to the daycare and the daycare told him that my child was absent or had already been picked up for the day,” explains April Murphy, who says her son was left in a daycare van.
  • Boeing 777 looking at Greensboro, NC

    12/06/2013 8:21:57 PM PST · by eyedigress · 63 replies
    ME
    777 plant in Greensboro?
  • 200 teens gather near downtown (Greensboro, NC) Thursday night; gun fired

    07/26/2013 6:07:23 AM PDT · by wbill · 47 replies
    Greensboro News and Record ^ | Friday, July 26, 2013 | Staff Reports
    GREENSBORO — Six teens were arrested or cited Thursday night after a gun was fired near downtown Greensboro among a large group of teens. There were also fights breaking out amongst the group. Those charged or cited Thursday included: •Kenyon C. Jordan, 20, charged with carrying a concealed gun and discharging a firearm inside the city limits; •George McCoy, 16, charged with affray; •Steven Lloyd, 16, cited for disorderly conduct; •Shyquan Chavis, 16, cited for assault on a law enforcement officer and resist, delay and obstruct a law enforcement officer. •Two juveniles were charged on juvenile referrals for disorderly conduct....
  • Curfew considered after massive brawl in downtown Greensboro

    07/02/2013 4:37:37 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | 7/1/2013
    <p>A massive fight in downtown Greensboro Saturday night has some city leaders taking a hard look at bringing back the teen curfew.</p> <p>Nearly 400 people were involved in the several fights that happened along Elm Street.</p> <p>Greensboro police arrested 11 people ranging in age from 16 to 20-years-old. Officers had to use pepper spray and a stun gun to try to get the crowd under control. Greensboro Police Department had to call UNCG Police and Guilford County for extra help. Some officers minor injuries following the fights. As soon as one fight stopped another started.</p>
  • Push for teen curfew after massive fight breaks out in downtown Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C.– A massive fight in downtown Greensboro Saturday night has some city leaders taking a hard look at bringing back the teen curfew. Nearly 400 people were involved in the several fights that happened along Elm Street. Greensboro Police arrested 11 people ranging in age from 16 to 20-years-old. Officers had to use pepper spray and a stun gun to try to get the crowd under control. Greensboro Police Department had to call UNCG Police and Guilford County for extra help.
  • Gingrich to speak at (Tea Party) rally in Greensboro (NC - 1:30 p.m - April 14 - TAX DAY!)

    04/09/2012 6:02:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Greensboro-NC ^ | 4/04/12
    Gingrich to speak at rally in Greensboro Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will speak at a tax day rally in Greensboro next week. The event, hosted by Conservatives for Guilford County and called the ProsperiTEA Rally, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. April 14 at the Governmental Plaza, 301 W. Market St., in downtown Greensboro. Jeff Hyde, an organizer with Conservatives for Guilford County, said Gingrich is expected to speak at about 1:30 p.m.,
  • Lawmakers unite at anti-war town hall [Look who RINO Walter Jones is hanging out with now]

    02/25/2012 3:33:09 PM PST · by MitchellC · 10 replies
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | February 21, 2012 | Rob Christensen
    RALEIGH -- In an odd political bedfellows moment, three North Carolina congressmen - two progressive Democrats and one religious-right Republican - joined forces Monday to urge the Obama administration to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. At an anti-war town hall meeting in the Legislative Building, Republican U.S. Rep. Walter Jones and Democratic U.S. Reps.David Price and Brad Miller sought to keep the pressure on the administration to end the American combat operations by the middle of 2013. "Our concern is that too many times, administrations will say that the date for coming home is a year from now, 18 months...
  • Occupy protesters tidy up, leave site (freeloaders to focus on other issues - like hot coffee)

    11/13/2011 9:11:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    News & Record ^ | 11/07/11 | Morgan Josey Glover
    Occupy protesters tidy up, leave siteBy Morgan Josey Glover - Staff Writer Monday, November 7, 2011 GREENSBORO — Gone are the tents, blankets and lawn chairs. The donated food, dishes and propane burners. The white boards, extension cords and protest signs. **SNIP** Permission to use the land ended Sunday. Members will resume meeting at least twice a week at Glenwood Coffee and Books, an independent bookstore, to discuss long-term strategies. Demonstrators also plan to stage a mock foreclosure of Bank of America on Friday at the company’s Green Valley Road branch. “A lot of people are worried about the Occupy...
  • Police Investigate Downtown Greensboro "Flash Mob Beatings"

    07/27/2011 2:37:50 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 91 replies
    WFMY ^ | 7/26/11 | Mark Geary
    This past weekend, a former mayor had his business vandalized and another community leader got beat up in Center City Park. "One of the teenagers came up from behind and just punched me in the back and kicked me and knocked me to the floor. Then, he just continued to kick me, punch me, step on me. People were screaming," Mitchel Sommers, executive director of the Community Theatre of Greensboro said. The swarm came from nowhere and the beating lasted seconds. "Within a minute, I'd say, hundreds and hundreds and hundreds...I'm not being dramatic...hundreds of young people...just came descending upon...
  • N.C. man linked to hijackers pleads guilty

    12/06/2001 12:40:45 PM PST · by mykdsmom · 14 replies · 116+ views
    News and Observer ^ | December 6, 2001 | PAUL NOWELL
    GREENSBORO -- A Pakistani man federal officials have said is linked to hijackers in the Sept. 11 attacks pleaded guilty today to voter fraud. Imtiaz Ahmed Siddiqui entered the plea in a brief federal court hearing in which no mention was made of the allegation that he may be acquainted with terrorists. Siddiqui, 31, answering questions in halting English, admitted he claimed to be a U.S. citizen when he filled out a voter registration form in Durham in August, though he is actually a Pakistani citizen. "Yes, I am," he said when U.S. District Judge James Beaty Jr., asked if ...
  • Former President Clinton in Greensboro for lecture (tonight - good tickets still available)

    11/30/2010 8:06:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Reflector ^ | 11/30/10
    Former President Clinton in Greensboro for lectureThe Associated Press Tuesday, November 30, 2010 GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is visiting Greensboro for a lecture hosted by Guilford College. The event Tuesday evening at the Greensboro Coliseum is titled, "Embracing Our Common Humanity." It's part of an annual lecture series offered by the college. Clinton is the first U.S. president to take part in the Bryan Series. Other former heads of state who have participated in the talks include Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union in 2004 and Mary Robinson of Ireland in 2006. Tickets to the event...
  • Dude Talks Like a Lady

    05/03/2010 2:58:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 877+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2010 | Mike Adams
    I don’t get angry very often. But I’m angry right now. On May 10th, I’m moving to Manitou Springs, Colorado, to teach all summer at Summit Ministries. I’m living in a cabin at the base of Pikes Peak, teaching a whopping two hours per week, and starting work on my third book. But, obviously, that’s not why I’m angry. I’m angry because I will be missing a very important event on May 22nd at UNC – Gomorrah, which was previously known as UNC- Greensboro, and is also sometimes referred to as UNC Gonorrhea. The UNCG Speech and Hearing Clinics –...
  • North Carolina MS-13 Gang Member Convicted of Racketeering Charges Related to Murder...

    04/29/2010 5:39:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 324+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: North Carolina MS-13 Gang Member Convicted of Racketeering Charges Related to Murder; First MS-13 Member Sentenced to Death Defendant Shot and Killed Two Brothers in December 2007 in Guilford County, N.C. WASHINGTON—A 12-person federal jury in Charlotte, N.C., today voted unanimously to impose the death penalty against Alejandro Enrique Ramirez Umana, aka “Wizard,” 25. Umana was convicted by the same jury on April 19, 2010, for the murders of Ruben Garcia Salinas and his brother, Manuel Garcia Salinas, on Dec. 8, 2007, in Guilford County, N.C. The jury also found that Umana was...
  • Bomb threat diverts plane to Greensboro airport

    04/28/2010 9:41:26 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 11 replies · 1,144+ views
    TheTimesNews.com ^ | April 28, 2010 12:22 PM
    A plane on its way to Dulles International in Washington, D.C. was diverted to Piedmont Triad International Airport Wednesday morning after a bomb threat. According to reports from multiple media outlets, Federal Aviation Administration officials said a Continental Airlines flight 3006 from Houston, Texas to Washington, D.C. landed in Greensboro at 10:45 a.m. after a bomb threat was called in at 10:20 a.m. According to sources, a the bomb threat was written on the mirror in the plane's bathroom. All 45 passengers were safely removed from the plane in Greensboro.
  • Greensboro, NC Tea Party (after action report, vanity)

    04/15/2010 7:32:31 PM PDT · by wbill · 6 replies · 666+ views
    freerepublic.com ^ | 4-15-10 | Wbill
    OK, so this is a total vanity, but I didn't see anything on FR about the Greensboro Tea Party today. Zot away, if I'm out of line, here. So, I was there. I'd guesstimate 2500-3000 people - the entire plaza in front of the courthouse was full, along with all of the staircases and balconies on the buildings surrounding the area. It was a really good turnout in my opinion. Parking was hard, Traffic was terrible - the worst I've ever seen in the city. I was hoping to hear from / talk to some of the local conservative candidates....
  • Sit-in Museum Opens

    02/01/2010 3:27:36 PM PST · by HIDEK6 · 2 replies · 285+ views
    FOX8 ^ | February 1, 2010 | Staff writer
    GREENSBORO, N.C. - An estimated 3,000 people from Greensboro and beyond braved frigid temperatures Monday morning to attend the International Civil Rights Center and Museum's grand opening exactly 50 years after the sit-in at the Elm St. Woolworth's, which now houses the museum. Museum cofounders Skip Alston and Rep. Earl Jones were joined by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Gov. Bev Perdue and other North Carolina legislators for a brief ceremony followed by an official ribbon cutting along the street just outside the building on South Elm St. Franklin McCain, Jibreel Khazan (formerly Ezell Blair Jr.) and Joseph McNeil -- the three...
  • Knight wins mayoral race [surprise conservative victory in Greensboro NC]

    11/04/2009 11:29:33 AM PST · by MitchellC · 4 replies · 594+ views
    (Greensboro) News & Record ^ | November 4, 2009 | Amanda Lehmert
    GREENSBORO — The City Council just got a lot more conservative — starting with the guy at the top. First-time mayoral candidate Bill Knight ousted incumbent Yvonne Johnson in Tuesday’s City Council election. The victory is the first by a challenger over an incumbent mayor since voters began electing the mayor at-large in 1973. Knight ran on a platform of fiscal conservatism and cleaning up the city’s police department. He will lead a council that, in the course of one election, now has a supermajority of registered Republicans. “The voters spoke to change,” Knight said. About 18 percent of the...
  • Group Protests Greensboro Neo-Nazi Meeting (National Socialist Movement Kept Meeting Secret)

    08/29/2009 8:25:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 1,190+ views
    WXII 12 ^ | 8/29/09
    Group Protests Greensboro Neo-Nazi MeetingNational Socialist Movement Kept Triad Meeting Secret UPDATED: 8:21 pm EDT August 29, 2009 GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The controversial National Socialist Movement group/Party, commonly referred to as neo-Nazis, was in Greensboro Saturday night for a regional business meeting. While civic leaders decided not to respond to the group's presence in the Triad, others said they don't want the meeting in their neighborhood. A group of nearly 100 people gathered at Elm and McGee streets to show their opposition to the neo-Nazis' presence in Greensboro. "I think we need to continue to stand up as a community...
  • Ding Dong The Mitch Is Gone! (Greensboro NC fires corrupt city manager)

    03/05/2009 1:16:15 PM PST · by MitchellC · 7 replies · 1,157+ views
    Rhino Times Greensboro ^ | March 5, 2009 | John Hammer
    Mitch Johnson was fired as Greensboro city manager at 9:27 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3. The vote was quick and there was no public discussion. After a closed session of a little over an hour, the council came back into the council chambers. On the way in, Councilmember Goldie Wells turned to me and said, "You've got your victory. You should be glad." Councilmember Robbie Perkins and Mitch Johnson both declined to comment. Councilmember Sandra Anderson Groat explained to the press, "The manager is going to continue to be a city employee." As soon as the public meeting reconvened, Mayor...
  • Armored Truck Driver Dies After Shooting At Greensboro Shopping Center

    12/15/2008 4:04:22 PM PST · by waterguard06 · 24 replies · 1,406+ views
    WFMY-2 (Greensboro, NC CBS affiliate) ^ | 12/15/2008 | Matt McKinney
    Greensboro, NC -- Greensboro Police are searching for a man who shot and killed an armored car driver near the Old Navy store at the Friendly Center. VIEW SUSPECT PHOTOS Investigators say a Brinks Security driver was shot several times during a robbery just before 10am Monday morning. The driver was taken to the hospital and where he later died. Another Brinks employee also at the store was not injured in the shooting. Shoppers who witnessed the shooting say they were in shock. One witness told us they couldn't believe how the suspect just ran up and shot the Brinks...
  • Sarah Palin To Headline Greensboro Fundraising Event

    10/03/2008 9:31:13 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 9 replies · 772+ views
    WXII 12 ^ | Oct 2, 2008
    GREENSBORO -- Vice presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will attend a fundraiser event on Oct. 16 in Greensboro, according to Joe Hauck at the New Breed Company in Greensboro. The event, which most likely won't be open to the public, will be held at the home of Louis DeJoy, president of Greensboro logistics copany New Breed, the News and Record reported. DeJoy is the state finance chair for the McCain/Palin ticket. Palin is also scheduled to make another swing through the Tarheel state leading up to Election Day in November. She will be attending a rally on the campus...
  • Is al-Arian linked to N.C. Qaida cell?

    02/27/2003 4:15:56 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 390+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, February 27, 2003 | By Paul Sperry
    WASHINGTON – The brother-in-law of alleged terrorist co-conspirator Sami al-Arian attended engineering classes at the same college and time as the suspected mastermind behind the Sept. 11 terror plot, records at the North Carolina college show. The overlap raises questions about the extent of al-Arian's ties to terrorist groups. He and his brother-in-law, Mazen al-Najjar, have been accused by federal authorities of supporting Hamas, a Palestinian militia responsible for anti-Israeli suicide bombings, through an elaborate network of terrorist front groups and fund-raising arms. Mazen al-Najjar Al-Najjar, a Palestinian refugee, was arrested in 1997 and deported last year. Al-Arian, who also...
  • Wyndham is last chance for players to seize FedExCup points [Golf Ping]

    08/15/2007 10:38:23 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 20 replies · 225+ views
    PGATour.com ^ | August 13, 2007 | Dave Shedloski
    Wyndham is last chance for players to seize FedExCup points  Aug. 13, 2007 By Dave Shedloski PGATOUR.com Senior Correspondent August, and everything after. K.J. Choi already has two victories this year on the PGA TOUR. (WireImage) That's the title of a musical work from the Counting Crows, but it's also a worthy theme for this crucial upcoming stretch of the PGA TOUR season, the first of the new era and the FedExCup playoffs.This week's Wyndham Championship at Forest Oak Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., merges the old and the new into one big event that signals both the end of...
  • Cindy Sheehan to Visit Lynchburg (and Charlottesville and Greensboro) MOONBAT ALERT

    07/12/2007 7:45:54 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 23 replies · 627+ views
    Cindy Sheehan to Visit Lynchburg WSLS NewsChannel 10 Jul 12, 2007 Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan - best known for setting up camp near President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas - will be in Lynchburg next Thursday. The Hill City is one of 18 stops on Sheehan's planned Journey for Humanity, which began Tuesday in Crawford and will end with a rally in Central Park on July 27-28. Just last month, the 50-year-old Californian - drawn into opposition to the Iraq war after her soldier son Casey died in it - had declared that she was retiring from public activism. She...
  • Dwindling church makes large gifts

    06/26/2007 4:03:12 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 2 replies · 171+ views
    The Biblical Recorder ^ | June 26, 2007 | Bob Burchette
    GREENSBORO - Most churches can only dream that their finances would be good enough that the congregation could dole out $1.7 million for needy causes. North Pointe Fellowship of Greensboro is the little church that could. Although attendance at the 100-year-old church Southern Baptist church has dwindled to only eight people, the church recently gave $1 million to Southern Baptists' Lottie Moon international missions offering. Another $700,000 was divided among six other projects or agencies that the tiny church thought needed financial help. Don Smith, 75, treasurer and lay leader of the church remnant, said that donations went to Samaritan's...
  • 2 N.C. Hospitals Warn of Virus Outbreak

    02/11/2007 5:52:54 AM PST · by NCjim · 19 replies · 947+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 9, 2007 | STEVE HARTSOE
    Two hospitals are asking visitors, especially children, to stay away until they control an outbreak of a highly contagious stomach virus that has sickened patients and staff members. "We're just asking the community to help out," said Dr. Ward Robinson, an infectious disease specialist at Moses Cone Hospital. "I don't think this is the black plague coming into Greensboro." Doctors confirmed an outbreak at the hospital and believe the virus also has hit Wesley Long Hospital. The number of people affected wasn't immediately available, hospital officials said. Three suspected norovirus cases first appeared on Feb. 1 and were not confirmed...
  • Honda to build new jet in North Carolina(Honda goes into aviation)

    02/09/2007 8:56:59 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies · 2,920+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/10/07
    Saturday February 10, 6:08 AM Honda to build new jet in North Carolina WILMINGTON, North Carolina, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Honda Aircraft Co. Inc. will build its new light jet, the HondaJet, at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, Gov. Michael Easley's office said on Friday. The Honda Motor Co. Ltd. subsidiary will invest up to $100 million over the next five years to build an aircraft manufacturing plant and expand the Greensboro operation it established in August to oversee production, certification, sales and service of the aircraft, Easley said. He described the HondaJet as a lightweight private...
  • Nine arrested in protest of Iraq decision (NC peaceniks block traffic)

    01/12/2007 7:20:09 AM PST · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 61 replies · 1,099+ views
    News and Record ^ | 11/12/06 | Joe Killian
    Nine arrested in protest of Iraq decision By Joe Killian Staff Writer The nine people arrested Thursday. (Nelson Kepley/News & Record) Nelson Kepley/News & Record The nine people arrested Thursday. (buy photo) GREENSBORO — Nine protesters were arrested Thursday during a demonstration downtown against President Bush's decision to increase troop levels in Iraq. One was taken to the ground with a Taser. The rally began at around 4:30 p.m. with chanting, signs and music from a local drum corps. Drivers in cars honked their support as they passed through Elm and Market streets. The crowd swelled from a few dozen...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10-18-06

    10/18/2006 5:12:39 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 287 replies · 3,634+ views
    President Bush spent the day in North Carolina Traveling with the president were Press Secretary Tony Snow and Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings After arriving in Greensboro, NC, the president enjoyed a barbeque lunch at Stamey’s Restaurant, then visited nearby Waldo C. Falkener Elementary School where he spoke about the No Child Left Behind initiative. Later, President Bush traveled a few miles further south to visit The Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, NC, then on to speak at a private GOP fundraiser. Enjoy your Wednesday visit to Sanity Island
  • Burke Davis, who wrote Civil War books, dies

    09/07/2006 11:16:56 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 12 replies · 1,700+ views
    TimesDispatch ^ | Sep 2, 2006 | ELLEN ROBERTSON
    A private burial for Walter Burke Davis Jr., a writer and historian best known for his books on the Civil War, was held Aug. 21 in Greensboro, N.C. Mr. Davis, whose 47 books included novels and biographies, died Aug. 18 in a Greensboro hospital. The former resident of Meadows of Dan in Patrick County, who also wrote fiction and nonfiction for young readers, was 93.
  • Greensboro Leaders To Take Polygraph Exam (Someone leaked confidential police department report)

    05/02/2006 3:27:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 689+ views
    WXII12 ^ | 5/02/06
    Greensboro Leaders To Take Polygraph ExamLeaked Report Is Subject Of Investigation UPDATED: 5:15 pm EDT May 2, 2006 GREENSBORO, N.C. -- City leaders are looking for the truth through the use of a polygraph exam. Some members of the City Council are taking the exam to prove they didn't release to the media a confidential report about the police department. Council members voted 8-1 to submit to the exam. Dianne Bellamy Small gave the dissenting vote and has said in the past that she's not responsible for the leak. Another member of the council, Yvonne Johnson, said she didn't like...
  • Black panthers to march at Duke Univeristy

    04/30/2006 8:47:13 AM PDT · by JaggedEdge · 199 replies · 8,583+ views
    DURHAM - The national chairman of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense says his group intends to march at Duke University on Monday to "deal directly" with lacrosse players about charges of rape of an escort service dancer at a team party. Duke's campus police are coordinating with the Durham Police Department to prepare for the black-separatist group, which has a reputation for coming to its protests armed. Malik Zulu Shabazz, a Washington lawyer who is the leader of the New Panthers, said he will be in Durham to rally with local black leaders and monitor progress of the...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • 5 Bush protestors charged with assaulting officer

    02/01/2006 4:48:15 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 89 replies · 2,531+ views
    News & Record ^ | 2/1/06 | staff
    GREENSBORO — Five protestors attending an anti-Bush rally in Greensboro on Tuesday night assaulted a plain-clothes officer trying to take their picture, according to police. Greensboro police described the following version of events, according to a press release: As officers monitored a group of 130 protestors on Elm Street, a small portion of that crowd moved away, proceeding east on Lewis Street. Several in the smaller group then assaulted a plain-clothes officer as he tried to photograph them, police said. Uniformed officers then responded to that area. Kenneth Wayne Harris, 24, of 621 Fairmont St., was charged with assault on...
  • Embattled Greensboro Police Chief Resigns (allegations of racial profiling & secret police)

    01/09/2006 1:47:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 865+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/09/06
    Embattled Greensboro Police Chief Resigns 10 minutes ago Greensboro Chief of Police David Wray has announced his resignation. In a letter dated Monday morning, Wray said events of the past several months created controversy and hurt his ability to lead the force. Assistant Chief Tim Bellamy was named acting chief effective immediately, according to City Manager Mitchell Johnson. Wray has dealt with allegations of a unit in his department targeting officers with investigations based on race. Johnson is reviewing a report concerning the accusations. Scheduling of officers has also caused unrest in the department. Johnson last month told Wray he...
  • Judicial society announces Greensboro location (Janet Reno on hand to announce forensic think tank)

    11/14/2005 4:23:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 416+ views
    Biz Journal ^ | 11/14/05 | Michelle Cater Rash
    Judicial society announces Greensboro location Michelle Cater Rash The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area - 3:09 PM EST Monday The American Judicature Society formally announced Monday that its new Institute of Forensic Science and Public Policy will be coming to downtown Greensboro. Close to 100 city leaders, attorneys and judges gathered in the former City Club on the top floor of the Jefferson Pilot building for the announcement. The institute will be a think tank to look at forensic science standards for use by law enforcement agencies, attorneys and courts. The institute will be advised by the society's...
  • KKK chief testifies about 1979 shootings

    07/16/2005 5:45:50 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 26 replies · 734+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | July 16, 2005 | Estes Thompson
    GREENSBORO, N.C. - A Ku Klux Klan leader who was at a workers' rally more than 25 years ago where five people died and 10 others were injured gave defiant testimony to a commission Saturday, saying "maybe God guided the bullets." Virgil L. Griffin of Mount Holly, imperial wizard of the Cleveland Knights of the KKK, said someone in the crowd of Communist Workers Party marchers fired first and hit a van driven by a Klansman. "We had every right to drive down that street with nobody touching the cars," he said. "I didn't come to shoot or kill anybody."...
  • ACLU pushes state on Quran oaths

    07/15/2005 4:47:09 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 81 replies · 1,403+ views
    News Record ^ | 14-July-05 | Eric Collins
    GREENSBORO — The ACLU of North Carolina on Monday accused state court officials of not responding quickly enough to a controversy involving the use of the Quran for courtroom oaths. The group’s legal foundation is calling on the state Administrative Office of the Courts to adopt a policy allowing the Quran and other religious texts for oath-taking in North Carolina courtrooms. A Greensboro Muslim group has been waiting for an AOC decision for three weeks after Guilford County’s two top judges decided that Muslims could not legally take an oath on the Quran. “We think they are dragging their feet,”...
  • N.C. courts may ask legislators to decide Quran issue - (good grief....ACLU at work again!)

    07/12/2005 3:42:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 26 replies · 809+ views
    HERALD-SUN.COM ^ | JULY 12, 2005 | Staff Writer
    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Legislators may be asked to decide if the Quran and other religious texts can be used for courtroom oaths, said a spokesman for the agency that manages state courts, as the ACLU pressed for a response on the texts' use. The legal foundation of the ACLU of North Carolina has called on the state Administrative Office of the Courts to adopt a policy allowing the Quran and other religious texts for oath-taking in North Carolina courtrooms. The request came after Guilford County's two top judges decided that Muslims could not legally take an oath on the Quran....
  • Arrest Made In Greensboro Bomb Threats (16-year-old charged with 20 felony counts)

    03/30/2005 3:07:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 384+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/30/05
    Arrest Made In Greensboro Bomb Threats 33 minutes ago WXII ThePiedmontChannel.com Police in Greensboro said Wednesday that a 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with a series of recent bomb threats. Tony Wayne Moore was arrested late Tuesday night at a residence on Cranbrook Street, police said. He is charged with 20 felony counts of making false reports concerning a destructive device, according to authorities. More than 50 bomb threats have been called in to various businesses and government buildings since March 24. Police said the bomb threats are not terrorist related. "We did look at this and found no...
  • FAA Certifies Illegal Immigrants. What?

    03/16/2005 8:16:21 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 17 replies · 1,004+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MARCH 17, 2005 | Nathan Tabor
    I recently read about a very disturbing incident that happened just last week — literally in my own back yard. Federal agents arrested 27 illegal immigrants at the Piedmont/Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, not very far from where I live. What were these guys doing when they were arrested? They were working on commercial jet airliners! You know, like the ones that al Qaeda terrorists flew into the Twin Towers on 9-11. This strikes me as a pretty lax approach to national security. These 27 men originally came from a variety of countries, including Sudan, Chile, Peru, Zimbabwe,...
  • Muslim community protests woman's arrest (Greensboro, NC)

    11/08/2004 10:23:21 AM PST · by mykdsmom · 112 replies · 2,563+ views
    News 14 Carolina ^ | 11/8/2004 | Associated Press
    (GREENSBORO) - Greensboro's Muslim community wants an apology from a police officer who they say broke the shoulder of a 68-year-old Egyptian-American woman. Afaf Saudi, who's accused of resisting police officers and assaulting an employee of a Wal-Mart store on Saturday, also suffered a broken rib, a mild heart attack and cuts and bruises on her wrists. She remains in Moses Cone Hospital awaiting shoulder surgery. Wajeh Muhammad, treasurer of the Islamic Center of the Triad, wants the city to pay for the woman's medical bills and for the officer responsible to issue an apology in a language she can...
  • 12 witnesses say officer's conduct fine

    11/10/2004 5:18:02 PM PST · by beeler · 40 replies · 1,398+ views
    Greensboro News & Record ^ | 11-9-04 | Margaret Moffett Banks and Eric Collins
    GREENSBORO — Twelve witnesses say a police officer didn’t use excessive force when he arrested an elderly Egyptian woman at Wal-Mart on Saturday, according to police Chief David Wray. But an Islamic leader says he’s sticking by 68-year-old Afaf Saudi’s claim that an officer broke her shoulder and her rib when he dragged her to his patrol car. The Muslim community wants an apology — issued in Arabic or French. Saudi was charged with refusing to leave the Battleground Avenue store, resisting arrest and assaulting an employee by kicking him in the chest. Wray said Monday an investigation is under...
  • In Greensboro, Gorbachev critiques U.S. war with Iraq (as Senator Gone celebrates debate loss...)

    10/07/2004 3:53:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 516+ views
    The Business Journal ^ | 10/07/04 | Justin Catanoso
    In Greensboro, Gorbachev critiques U.S. war with Iraq Justin Catanoso The Business Journal 3:42 PM EDT Thursday Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, in his first-ever visit to North Carolina, decried the lack of world leadership in general and specifically criticized the United States' war with and occupation of Iraq. "Implanting models from the West has never worked; you must take into account the uniqueness of other cultures," said Gorbachev, who while president moved to extricate his country from a losing cause in Afghanistan in the mid-1980s. Gorbachev, 73, met with local journalists Wednesday evening at the Greensboro Coliseum complex...
  • Join ProtestWarriors at Edwards "Welcome Home" Rally (10-6-04 in Greensboro, NC)

    10/05/2004 6:55:44 AM PDT · by vj2004 · 17 replies · 829+ views
    www.wfmy2.com ^ | 10-4-04 | vj2004
    Join Protest Warrior at the "Welcome Home" rally for "Senator" John Edwards at North Carolina A & T University (Greensboro, NC). The event will be held on the parade grounds across from the Dudley Memorial Building on Wednesday night, October 6 at 7:00 pm.
  • John Edwards is Coming to Greensboro, NC (Take two)

    10/04/2004 8:21:01 PM PDT · by vj2004 · 3 replies · 298+ views
    www.wfmy2.com ^ | 10-04-2004 | WFMY News 2
    North Carolina A&T University will host a welcome home rally with John and Elizabeth Edwards on Wednesday.
  • After-action Report: Greensboro, NC John Kerry FReep

    09/07/2004 1:53:57 PM PDT · by thomas70 · 36 replies · 2,389+ views
    9-7-04 | thomas70
    Before I give the details of today's Kerry rally FReep, I must commend fellow FReeper Mike Fieschko for driving from Raleigh to Greensboro early this messy morning to help me with this pro-Bush demonstration. If I missed any other members of FR who were in attendance, I apologize. A rainy morning awaited Mike Fieschko and myself two hours prior to the 11:00 am Kerry rally in Greensboro, NC. We FReepers were the first two demonstators to show up (for either side) as we were directed by police across the street from the rally's venue. Those 500 "lucky souls" with tickets...