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  • Elderly SC man shot to death while delivering newspapers in Uptown Charlotte

    02/15/2017 8:46:51 AM PST · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    The State ^ | 2/15/2017 | Mark Price and Adam Bell
    CHARLOTTE, NC — A newspaper carrier was found dead in the road and a second person was reportedly found wounded early Wednesday in a typically peaceful part of uptown near popular Romare Bearden Park. Police are focusing their investigation on the 300 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The man found dead was identified as Walter “Wes” Scott Jr., 65. He lived in Lancaster County, S.C., south of Charlotte. Scott worked delivering newspapers in uptown for more than 40 years. He was under contract with a company that is also under contract to deliver The Charlotte Observer in...
  • Man with five prior arrests charged with murder of SC newspaper carrier

    02/16/2017 6:58:02 AM PST · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    The State ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2017 | MARK PRICE
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have charged a man in connection with the killing of a newspaper carrier in uptown Charlotte Wednesday. Roger Best, 22, is accused in the murder of Walter “Wes” Scott Jr., 65, who was shot Wednesday at 2:20 a.m. while delivering newspapers to a convenience store near Romare Bearden Park. Investigators believe he was killed during an attempted robbery. The suspect is charged with murder, attempted armed robbery, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Police said he was shot during the encounter with Scott and is being treated for gunshot wounds at Carolinas Medical Center. Once released,...
  • Charlotte schools tell staff: Don't call students 'boy' or 'girl'

    08/16/2016 6:24:40 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 27 replies
    Life Site ^ | Aug. 16, 2016 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    A North Carolina school board has issued recommendations for faculty and staff to stop calling male children "boys" and female students "girls." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools gave a presentation to principals and counselors entitled “Supporting Transgender Students” that focused on "bully prevention." Among the various means of preventing bullying is eliminating all references to boys or girls. Instead, the policy instructs staff to call boys and girls "students" or "scholars." The presentation explained a new set of guidelines for faculty and staff to follow regarding transgender students. For instance, teachers will be required to "work with students" to help them determine...
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • CMS task force recommends K-12 school for African-American males

    08/08/2013 2:21:22 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 44 replies
    WBTV ^ | August 6, 2013 | Dedrick Russell
    CHARLOTTE, NC - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools may look at a new option in its effort to help African-American males succeed in the education system. District superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison created 22 task forces to tackle a variety of issues the school district had to deal with. One of those task force was tasked with ongoing issues dealing with African-American males in CMS. The task force made several recommendations, including beginning a planning phase to open a K-12 African-American male school during the 2015-2016 school year. One black male student thinks that would be a great idea. "The African American male wouldn't...
  • Democratic Convention Organizers Claim $500K of Lost Electronics

    06/16/2013 5:00:52 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 14, 2013 | Garrett Bruno
    The Democratic National Convention may be long over, but its organizers have not forgotten the almost half a million dollars worth of electronics they seem to have lost. Organizers of the Charlotte, N.C., convention have filed a police report for lost and stolen electronics, some of which they appear to have valued at as much as 62 times the listed market prices. A reportedly stolen 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop? $75,537. The price listed on the Apple website is $1,199. A lost iPhone? $30,503. A lost Blackberry? $54,250. The DNC did not respond to a request for comment. Calls to the...
  • Shocking Past of Former Priest Who Was Killed in Apartment Fire (Charlotte priest)

    05/17/2008 2:33:36 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 31 replies · 341+ views
    CBS 3 Springfield ^ | 5/15/08 | Liz Tufts
    Shocking Past of Former Priest Who Was Killed In Palmer Fire YouNewsTV™Story Published: May 15, 2008 at 6:58 PM EDT Story Updated: May 16, 2008 at 3:13 PM EDT By Liz Tufts Watch The Story The shocking past of Andre Corbin is coming to light, just days after the former priest was killed in an apartment fire in Palmer. Andre Corbin was arrested in 1988 for molesting a boy at a church in North Carolina. According to a website that highlights the history of sexual abuse by priests, it says Corbin plead guilty to the accusations and was sentenced to...
  • Police Offered Prizes for Most Tickets

    08/04/2006 1:28:17 PM PDT · by Cagey · 38 replies · 1,004+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 08-03-2006
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police supervisors offered prizes to officers who wrote the most traffic tickets during an eight-day period over the July Fourth holiday. Five officers from the department's North Division earned $10 gift certificates to Dick's Sporting Goods, although officials Wednesday couldn't say how many tickets were issued between July 1-8. Police Chief Darrel Stephens and Maj. John Diggs, who oversees the division, said they were not aware of the contest until they were contacted Wednesday by The Charlotte Observer. "I don't think there is anything inherently evil or bad about rewarding officers for putting in extra effort...
  • Call to Action for Charlotte Area Residents (and friends) - Stop "Domestic Partner" Benefits

    04/28/2005 3:00:00 AM PDT · by Huber · 19 replies · 714+ views
    The Charlotte World ^ | 4/27/05 | Dan Burrell
    The 2004 elections brought a conservative sweep to much of the nation, but Mecklenburg County was not part of it. As a result, our County Commission came back under the control of liberal Democrats and the arrogant and extremist liberal Parks Helms re-assumed his position as chairman of the County Commission. It should be no surprise to any of us that in his first months back in his position, he has worked tirelessly to expand government and raise taxes. But this week, he announced another item on his agenda -- one that calls for economic and social conservatives to respond...
  • Hundreds of NC FreedomWorks Members Rally in Raleigh

    04/13/2005 8:26:37 PM PDT · by Huber · 33 replies · 837+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | April 13, 2005 | Allen Page
    Hundreds of NC FreedomWorks Members Rally in Raleigh Activists fight tobacco tax increase, demand smaller government Contact: Allen Page Phone: (336) 213-1167 Email: apage@freedomworks.org Raleigh, North Carolina - Today, Governor Mike Easley and many North Carolina legislators got a lot more than they bargained for when they proposed a massive tax increase on smokers. That’s because over 400 FreedomWorks activists traveled from all across the North Carolina to the state Capitol to tell their representatives and senators: “We Want Less”. During the 6th annual ‘FreedomWorks CSE Day at the Capitol’, activists focused on the campaign against the 900 percent increase...
  • College Republican challanges North Carolina Republicans

    01/18/2005 7:34:39 PM PST · by AMTRepub · 10 replies · 560+ views
    RealNCRumors.com ^ | Jan. 18, 2005 | Alan M. Teitleman
    The future of North Carolina Conservatives By Alan M. Teitleman It is a sad state of affairs for Conservatives in North Carolina. What used to be a conservative state is now rampant with liberals posing as Republicans. Although I have only lived in North Carolina for five years, I have seen a lot of changes in North Carolina politics during that time. I saw the chairman of a county Democratic party switch party affiliation and become elected to the Stallings town council as a Republican. I saw the Democratic party actively recruit Democrats to switch parties and run in Republican...
  • Charlotte Mayor: Edwards a Stranger to North Carolinians

    07/12/2004 11:39:45 PM PDT · by kattracks · 11 replies · 794+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 7/13/04 | Carl Limbacher
    The mayor of North Carolina's largest city said Sunday that North Carolinians really don't know Sen. John Edwards all that well, and were stunned to find out how liberal he was when he got into office. "He said one thing here in North Carolina on the campaign trail about the values of small towns," said Patrick McCrory, who is now in his fifth term as Charlotte's mayor. "But frankly, he's spent more time with the Hollywood elite than he did with leaders of this state, including me," he told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg. McCrory said the reason Edwards seems...
  • Cruising for a Suing [more outfall from SCOTUS sodomy ruling]

    07/12/2003 6:15:07 AM PDT · by gitmo · 37 replies · 197+ views
    Creative Loafing Charlotte ^ | July 9, 2003 | TARA SERVATIUS
    Charlotte Attorney Ray Warren hopes the Mecklenburg County court system doesn't turn his client into a local crimes against nature poster boy. But he's willing to go there if that's what it takes. Warren spent the weekend putting together a brief he plans to send to District Attorney Peter Gilchrist and State Attorney General Roy Cooper this week. The brief argues that soliciting a crime against nature charges against his client, a gay male, should be dropped because they're unconstitutional. Warren plans to argue that a ruling by the US Supreme Court two weeks ago that struck down a Texas...
  • Texas sodomy ruling applied to soliciting (charges dropped for gay prostitution)

    07/12/2003 6:08:08 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 17 replies · 303+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | July 12, 2002 | CRISTINA C. BREEN
    A Mecklenburg district judge Friday called North Carolina's sodomy law unconstitutional, as he threw out two charges against a man accused of soliciting sodomy last May in a public park. Mecklenburg District Judge Nate Proctor threw out two cases against the defendant, saying the state's law barring anal or oral sex for anyone except married couples was invalidated by a Supreme Court ruling last month that overturned the Texas sodomy law. Proctor's ruling is not binding. It will be up to higher courts to decide whether the N.C. crime-against-nature law should stand after the Supreme Court ruling. Proctor, though, called...