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  • 'Ceasefire Week' aims to curb gun violence in Durham

    10/09/2019 3:46:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    WRAL ^ | 10/06/19 | Mikaya Thurmond
    DURHAM, N.C. — Several shootings have occurred in Durham in the last few weeks, including one Sunday morning. Police said a man was shot on West Main Street and drove himself to a nearby hospital for treatment. Investigators questioned two men, but no charges had been filed as of Sunday evening. The shooting came at the start of Bull City Ceasefire Week, which organizers hope will usher in at least a few days of peace in Durham. **SNIP** Other events scheduled for the week include the following: Information about obtaining a GED or attending community college from 10 a.m. to...
  • North Carolina Energy Company Finds Solar Power Actually Increases Pollution

    10/05/2019 7:44:01 AM PDT · by libstripper · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Oct. 4, 2019 | Donald van der Vaart
    If we expect to create a prosperous future fueled by low-cost, clean energy, it’s time to recalibrate the way we think about renewables. That requires us to move beyond the once cutting-edge view that solar power is a key ingredient in lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Ironically, a frequent target of environmentalists, Duke Energy, is showing us that’s not the case. In fact, Duke documents show the negative impact of deploying solar power on the electric grid.
  • Pelosi's in SC: Planning Trump Rally

    10/02/2019 2:36:03 PM PDT · by DEPcom · 16 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | Oct 1, 2019 | Dal Kalsi
    Pelosi is attending a fundraising event at the Hyatt. We are planning a Trump Rally at the same location Friday night.
  • High school cheerleaders on probation for posing with pro-Trump banner

    09/16/2019 8:31:46 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 32 replies
    Ny ^ | 9/16/19 | Tamar Lapin
    High school cheerleaders on probation for posing with pro-Trump banner A high school cheerleading squad in North Carolina was put on probation Monday for posing with a pro-President Trump banner at a football game. Members of the North Stanly High School squad posed for photos with the “Trump 2020: Make America Great Again” flag at an Aug. 30 game on “American Night” — in which students were encouraged to dress patriotically, the Stanly News & Press reported. One photo — depicting seven girls in red, white and blue cheer uniforms and two boys in red “MAGA” caps with the banner...
  • Hurricane Dorian shredded one island in the Outer Banks. (Vanity with photo link)

    09/13/2019 1:24:46 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 16 replies ^ | 9/11/19 | Tom at
    Portsmouth Island is an 18 mile stretch of undeveloped barrier island south of Ocracocke. There is a private ferry that carries 4x4 vehicles over to a primitive fish camp. Most people fish and camp along the beach. All 18 miles were driveable. The link shows before and after views of the storm damage. Dozens of new inlets were created. It's a sad day for those of us who loved camping and fishing the entire island. Those days are gone for the foreseeable future. Link to photos
  • Fayetteville police: Homeowner fatally shoots man in home invasion

    09/13/2019 3:49:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | 9/12/19 | Monica Holland
    Fayetteville police are investigating after a person was shot to death by a homeowner during a home invasion. Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department were dispatched at 6:48 p.m. Thursday to the 400 block of Lands End Road in reference to a report of a shooting, according to a news release. At the scene, officers found a man with apparent gunshot wounds who was unresponsive and later pronounced dead by medical personnel on scene, the release said. A preliminary investigation revealed that two men forced open the front door of the residence and entered the home, the release said. One...
  • North Carolina Dems accuse Republicans of deception in vote to override governor’s budget veto

    09/12/2019 8:48:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    WTKR ^ | 9/11/19
    **SNIP** When the vote to overturn Cooper’s veto was brought up Wednesday morning, Democratic state Reps. Deb Butler and Mary Belk - some of the few Democrats on the House floor - voiced objection. Butler accused Republicans of “trickery” and hijacking the democratic process. “This is a travesty of the process and you know it,” Rep. Deb Butler said as the voting got underway. She shouted several times, “We will not yield.” “Our leadership is not present. This is improper,” Butler said, adding later, “There’s no one here, because we have been deceived.”
  • 489 Illegal Immigrants With Criminal Offense Records Released From North Carolina Jails

    09/11/2019 6:15:37 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    THE EPOCH TIMES ^ | September 10, 2019 | Venus Upadhayaya
    US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has reported 489 illegal immigrants with a criminal record, in violation of immigration law, were released from jails across North Carolina during the fiscal year 2019, despite having detainers placed on them.
  • NC-9 Special Election Discussion

    09/10/2019 3:53:05 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 610 replies
    09/10/2019 | self
    NC-9 Special Election Discussion Bishop (R) vs McCready (D)
  • Trump urges North Carolina to pick GOP’s Dan Bishop in special House election

    09/09/2019 7:34:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 9, 2019 | 9:56pm | Bob Fredericks
    President Trump traveled to North Carolina Monday to show support for the Republican in a special election for a House seat that’s viewed as a toss-up. “North Carolina, vote for Dan Bishop tomorrow. We need him badly in Washington! His opponent is a far left Sanctuary Cities supporter,” Trump tweeted about the GOP candidate, who will face Democrat Dan McCready at the polls Tuesday. Bishop, 55, a state senator since 2017, is a conservative and critic of LGBTQ rights who once compared gay rights activists to the Taliban, and spearheaded North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom bill,” which banned transgender people from...
  • LIVE: President Donald Trump's Rally in Fayetteville, NC TONIGHT - 9/9/19

    09/09/2019 2:13:38 PM PDT · by 4Liberty · 54 replies
    Live coverage of POTUS Trump rally in North Carolina TONIGHT!
  • Trump campaign moves North Carolina rally

    09/09/2019 1:38:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/06/19 | JUSTINE COLEMAN
    President Trump's 2020 campaign has shifted the location for a rally in North Carolina on Monday from the Fayettesville Regional Airport to the city's Crown Expo Center. Campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany announced the change on Twitter on Friday, as North Carolina was being battered by Hurricane Dorian. A Trump campaign official told The Hill that logistical problems with flight times at the Fayettesville hangar had prompted the change. The "Keep America Great" rally will take place a day before a special House election, and the Republican candidate, state Sen. Dan Bishop, will be joining Trump on stage.
  • President Trump announces Sept. 9 rally in Fayetteville, NC

    08/28/2019 3:41:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    CBS 17 ^ | 8/27/19
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he will return to North Carolina for a rally on September 9. Trump will hold a “Keep America Great” rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport at 7 p.m. Trump said on Twitter that he would be helping with Dan Bishop’s campaign. “President Trump will be returning to the great state of North Carolina to celebrate his historic achievements on behalf of the American people and his long record of accomplishments in the state,” said Michael Glassner, chief operating officer of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.
  • Trump to return to North Carolina to stump for special election candidate (Dan Bishop)

    08/25/2019 5:30:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/22/19 | ZACK BUDRYK
    President Trump on Thursday evening tweeted a forthcoming rally in North Carolina in support of Republican congressional candidate Dan Bishop. Trump did not specify the date of his appearance, but without naming Bishop’s Democratic opponent Dan McCready, accused McCready of “lik[ing] the ‘Squad’ more than North Carolina,” in reference to four progressive freshman members of Congress Trump has repeatedly attacked in recent months. At Trump’s most recent North Carolina rally, controversy erupted after the crowd began chanting “Send her back” in reference to one of the four, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), a Somali refugee. Trump has since said he did...
  • Motive for Wayne County bomb makers still a mystery, sheriff’s office says

    08/15/2019 3:34:35 PM PDT · by csvset · 26 replies
    WNCN ^ | Aug 15, 2019 | Holden Kurwicki
    DUDLEY, N.C. (WNCN) – Neighbors in Wayne County are still shaken but hoping for answers after an explosives bust earlier in the week. “At one time years ago, we would deal with people finding dynamite in old pack houses, but what we found Sunday I’ve had very few experiences like that,” said Maj. Richard Lewis of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. “They had enough explosives over there to blow Dudley off the map,” said Linda Jones. After raiding a Dudley trailer, deputies arrested Corey Bernard Manuel and Monica Lynn Hunt on felony charges of manufacturing and possessing a weapon of...
  • Deadline Alert for North Carolina!

    08/15/2019 2:18:40 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 1 replies
    Political Charge ^ | August 15, 2019 | TokyoSand
    [Tomorrow,] Friday, August 16 is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming special elections in North Carolina on September 10. Two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are at stake. *** If not [registered], click for: NC Voter Registration Forms and Instructions Please share this post in your networks to alert as many potential voters as possible!
  • The US Land Forever Leased to England

    07/27/2019 9:36:12 AM PDT · by bgill · 33 replies
    bbc ^ | July 12, 2019 | Brian Carlton
    While the US was officially neutral, Germany couldn’t openly attack the ships leaving East Coast ports with these supplies. That changed in December 1941, when Germany and Japan declared war on the United States. One month later, the U-boats arrived on the East Coast and started targeting ships right off Ocracoke. “On the North Carolina coast, you have its Diamond Shoals, sandbars that ships want to avoid,” said Dr Frank Blazich, lead curator of military history for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. “Ships would be hugging the coast and then shooting out to avoid the shoals, which made...
  • Authorities bust $12M cigarette smuggling operation based in Fayetteville

    07/23/2019 3:48:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    WRAL ^ | 7/22/19 | Mattew Burns
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — More than two dozen people were arrested last week in connection with a $12 million cigarette smuggling operation based in Fayetteville, authorities said Monday. U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon said Justin Brent Freeman and his wholesale business, FreeCo Inc., at 231 Williams St., served as a hub for the illegal operation. People would pay cash for large quantities of cigarettes at FreeCo and other retailers in North Carolina, including Sam's Club stores in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Goldsboro, and would then pack the cigarettes into rental cars for shipment to Virginia, Higdon said. In Richmond or Alexandria, Va., the...
  • LIVE THREAD:Trump Rally Greenville, NC 7pm @ Williams Arena

    07/17/2019 11:04:27 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 192 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/17/2019
    President Donald Trump is set to visit Greenville, NC on tonight at 7pm to hold a campaign rally. The president tweeted on Tuesday, saying he's looking forward to the event, at Williams Arena at 200 Ficklen Drive.
  • President Trump heads to North Carolina for Wednesday campaign rally

    07/17/2019 3:45:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    WTKR ^ | 7/17/18 | NICK BOYKIN
    President Donald Trump will head to Greenville, North Carolina, for a campaign rally on Wednesday, returning to the purple state that he won by a narrow 3% over Hillary Clinton, according to CNN’s 2016 election results. It will be Trump’s first rally since he officially kicked off his reelection campaign last month in Orlando, Florida, where he delivered a wide-ranging, lengthy speech echoing many similar themes and grievances of his 2016 campaign, including attacks on Clinton. The trip to Greenville was initially expected to coincide with special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited testimony before the House Judiciary and House Intelligence Committees....