Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,242
23%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 23% is in!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!!

Keyword: nc

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Wife, children of Chinese restaurant owner shot to death say family was targeted

    04/18/2018 12:41:54 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 50 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | April 17, 2018 07:21 PM | Virginia Bridges
    The shooting, the family said, was an attempted robbery that unfolded as Shirley Chan and Hong Zheng returned home from work. It was the fifth time that someone had tried to rob or break into their home since 2015. The family believes they are among a group of Asians who are being targeted because they own restaurants and people think they have money, they said. ... It was pouring rain on Sunday night when Chan and Zheng pulled into their driveway. There two children, Jade and Eastern, 16, were watching in the house for them to return, a routine they...
  • ‘Night Court’ actor found dead in his Asheville home, officials say

    04/16/2018 3:50:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | April 16, 2018 | Carla Field
    Harry Anderson, best known for his leading role in the “Night Court” sitcom in the ‘80s, died Monday morning at his home in Asheville, police officials said. Police were called to Anderson’s home before 8 a.m., according to Christina Hallingse, Asheville police public information officer.
  • White Democrat: ‘I’m A Member Of The African-American Community’

    04/13/2018 3:54:16 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 12, 2018 | Amber Randall
    A white North Carolina Democratic candidate brushed aside questions earlier this week about ensuring diversity in his state by saying he is a member of the black community. House of Representatives candidate Gary Shipman said he doesn’t need to worry about diversity because he has already experienced it as a member of the African-American community, reported The News & Observer Wednesday.
  • North Carolina Outer Banks county has armed officer in each school

    04/02/2018 5:10:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    WSOCTV ^ | 4/02/18 | JEFF HAMPTON
    **SNIP** At the same time, the fourth generation law enforcement officer with 23 years experience carries a badge and a gun. "My mindset is first and foremost the safety of these children," he said. Dare County is one of just four districts among North Carolina's 115 to have a resource officer in every school, said Michael Anderson, community development and training manager for the N.C. Center for Safer Schools, part of the state's Department of Public Instruction. Expense, district size and lack of resources often prevent placing officers in elementary schools, he said.
  • CONVICTED: North Carolina Muslim who plotted to assassinate Pamela Geller and commit mass murder

    03/21/2018 10:04:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Gelllar Report ^ | 3/21/18 | Pamela Gellar
    ..at free speech event in Texas found GUILTY of recruiting for the Islamic StateErick Jamal Hendricks plotted to kill Pamela Geller and hundreds who attended AFDI’s free speech event in Garland, Texas. He was found guilty of aiding and abetting ISIS. Once again, the family covers and sanctions jihad and blames islamophobia (in other words, the victims). His mother told the Observer in 2016 that her son was “patriotic,” and was facing trumped-up charges because he is a converted Muslim. Hendricks had contacted Al-Ghazi over social media to recruit him months earlier. Al-Ghazi said Hendricks tested his religious knowledge...
  • Greensboro City Council considers canceling annual Gun and Knife Show

    03/09/2018 4:14:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    WRAL ^ | 3/08/18
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro City Council members are considering canceling the annual Gun and Knife Show in light of the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school. Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughn told NBC affiliate WXII that the entire City Council is in support of canceling the show, scheduled for Aug. 25 through Aug. 26 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Vaughn, who describes herself as a gun owner, said the idea came about in response to a conversation she had with her daughter, a high school student, about the Florida shooting that left 17 people dead. “As a council, we thought...
  • ICE may deport DWI suspect in NC crash that killed toddler in ambulance

    02/14/2018 4:29:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    WBTV ^ | 2/14/18
    WINSTON SALEM (AP/WNCN) - Authorities say a man accused of drunken driving in a fatal ambulance crash in North Carolina is subject to deportation pending the criminal case’s outcome. **SNIP** Police say Romero’s car hit the ambulance carrying a 3-year-old boy and his mother, causing it to overturn. Police found the ambulance overturned on the curb of U.S. 52 southbound near the Liberty Street exit around 1:15 a.m. Sunday, WFMY reported. The boy later died in a hospital. Three adults on the ambulance had minor injuries, according to the TV station.
  • NC: After Gunfight, AR-15 used for defense of Home in Catawba County

    02/14/2018 12:01:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On the 7th of February, 2018, three young men approached a home in Catawba County at about 6 p.m. One of the young men, a 17-year-old, shot at the intended victim.  The intended victim, also 17, was armed and fired back, hitting the attacker several times, killing him. Shane Cauthen, Masked 17-Year-Old Shot and Killed in Self Defense Gunfight The other two masked men have been arrested, and the incident investigated. The two remaining suspects are 22 and 16 years old.  The investigators met with the District Attorney on Thursday morning. A determination was made the shooting was in...
  • Military impersonator landed helicopter at base to impress woman, agent says

    02/12/2018 4:43:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/12/18
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. -- A man pretending to be a three-star U.S. Army general wanted to impress a woman when he unexpectedly landed a helicopter at the headquarters of a North Carolina technology company last year, a federal agent testified Monday. Details about the strange case of Christian Desgroux emerged at a hearing before a federal magistrate, who ordered that the defendant remain in jail pending his upcoming arraignment.</p>
  • Open Carry Firearm Stolen In North Carolina Walmart

    01/03/2018 12:53:04 PM PST · by PROCON · 87 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | Dec. 26, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    There’s a lot of debate that takes place around the idea of open carry. Many argue that open carry is tactically stupid as it makes it clear to any potential bad guy who to take out first during a robbery. Others counter with arguments about how open carry initiates conversations about the Second Amendment and our right to keep and bear arms. Both are good points, but for one open carrier in Fayetteville, NC, open carry isn’t such a grand thing these days. An incident involving a stolen gun caused a commotion at Walmart on Skibo Road on Thursday afternoon....
  • NC: Prisoner charged with ethnic intimidation 'after performing sex act on copy of the Quran'

    12/02/2017 5:36:30 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 29 replies
    Mirror ^ | 12/2/17 | Chris Murphy
    A prisoner has been arrested and charged after he was accused of performing a sex act on a copy of the Quran. Jonathan Compton was already locked up in Gaston County jail, North Carolina, US, when he allegedly defaced the holy book. The copy reportedly belonged to his Muslim cellmate, whom he also alleged subjected to a racial slur. Compton, 35, was charged with ethnic intimidation following the alleged incident, the Gaston Gazette reports. US media report Abdur Abdulkhafid accused Compton of performing a sex act on his Quran in their cell at around 2am on Friday. It is also...
  • Mother's boyfriend is arrested in connection to disappearance of 3-year-old Mariah Woods

    12/02/2017 4:08:51 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 26 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12/01/17 | DM Staff
    The live-in boyfriend of Mariah Woods' mother has been arrested in connection to the disappearance of the 3-year-old - and police believe the child is dead. Mariah Woods is believed to be dead, her mother's boyfriend has been arrested +7 Mariah Woods is believed to be dead, her mother's boyfriend has been arrested At 2.30am, WCTI12.com announced that Earl Kimrey had been taken into custody and charged for concealing a death and the obstruction of justice. There is no indication as yet that Mariah's body has been found but police believe she is deceased. The 32-year-old man was taken before...
  • Asheville PD detains person of interest after explosive device left at [N.C.] airport

    10/07/2017 3:47:20 PM PDT · by Hadean · 13 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | Oct. 07, 2017 | Dal Kalsi and Sierra Hancock
    ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) - Asheville Police said they detained a person of interest after an explosive device was found at the Asheville Regional Airport. Michael Christopher Estes, 46, was detained Saturday morning along Airport Road after federal authorities said a tipster recognized him. Authorities told FOX Carolina that a suspicious device was found on a curb outside the airport's baggage claim area Friday morning. Police later confirmed the package was, in fact, explosive and had been rendered safe by the bomb squad. The airport was briefly evacuated, but the terminal reopened just before 9 a.m. The FBI released a statement about...
  • Audit: NC housing agency spent TARP money on parties, gifts (& employee bonuses)

    08/30/2017 5:06:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    WRAL ^ | 8/30/17 | Matthew Burns, Kathryn Brown
    RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency misused federal money meant to help homeowners rework their mortgages after the recession, according to a government watchdog. The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, commonly known as TARP, found more than $3 million in wasteful spending from the program's "Hardest Hit Fund" in housing agencies nationwide, including more than $107,000 in North Carolina, officials said. The N.C. Housing Finance Agency disputes the findings but has already begun paying the money back, executive director Scott Farmer said Wednesday.
  • Durham Sheriff Says Protesters Who Tore Down Confederate Statue Will Face Felony Charges

    08/15/2017 11:40:23 AM PDT · by SHRiley · 38 replies
    CBS North Carolina ^ | 8/15/2017 | By CBS North Carolina
    DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews announced Tuesday morning that the sheriff’s office will be investigating and trying to identify and charge the protesters who took part in the toppling of a Confederate statue outside the old Durham County courthouse Monday evening. --snip He said protesters will face felony charges.
  • Sheriff to seek charges against Durham protestors who pulled down Confederate statue

    08/15/2017 6:18:55 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 84 replies
    News Channel 11 Eyewitness News ^ | August 15, 2017 | Jonah Kaplan
    DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said Tuesday his office will seek charges against protestors who pulled down a Confederate statue outside the old courthouse Monday evening. In a statement, Sheriff Andrews said he was grateful that no one was hurt and that county leaders decided to act with restraint towards the demonstrators. "Collectively, we decided that restraint and public safety would be our priority. As the Sheriff, I am not blind to the offensive conduct of some demonstrators nor will I ignore their criminal conduct. With the help of video captured at the scene, my...
  • NC Drink Cheerwine to be Honored by Trump at White House Monday

    07/15/2017 1:08:53 PM PDT · by Cecily · 45 replies
    CBS North Carolina ^ | July 15, 2017
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNCT) – North Carolina based Cheerwine will be honored by President Donald Trump during a “Made In America” showcase at the White House Monday. The event will feature products made in America, as part of the president’s message of putting American first. A White House spokesperson said the event is also supposed to encourage other companies to manufacture their products in America.
  • Asheville Police Respond to Call, Join Block Party (MAHA)

    07/03/2017 2:00:55 PM PDT · by pangaea6 · 10 replies
    WTVD 11 News ^ | 7/3/2017
    Make America Happy Again! Totally opposite of stories while Obama was President. ASHEVILLE -- Some Asheville police officers, who responded to a street complaint in the Oakley area on Saturday, are getting some positive attention after they joined in on a 4th of July party. Resident Katlen Joyce Smith told WLOS that her neighborhood has over 20 kids in a four block radius. Story continues at link
  • Gay marriage-recusal law survives federal court challenge [North Carolina law]

    06/28/2017 8:43:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 28, 2017 1:04 PM EDT | Jonathan Drew
    North Carolina’s law allowing magistrates to refuse to perform same-sex marriages survived a challenge Wednesday when an appeals court determined that three couples weren’t harmed enough to fight the state’s use of taxpayer money to apply the law. The Richmond-based 4th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed their lawsuit, rejecting arguments by the couples that their status as North Carolina taxpayers gives them standing to sue. Because two of the couples are already married and the third is engaged, the law hasn’t hurt their ability to wed, the judges said. “The outcome here is in no way a comment on same-sex...
  • Man Tries to Rob North Carolina Bank Training Office

    05/07/2017 12:59:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    US News ^ | 5/03/17
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — It looked like a bank so it must have had money a robber could take, right? No Police say a man walked into the First National Bank training center in Greensboro on Tuesday afternoon and demanded cash. Police spokeswoman Susan Danielsen said the suspect thought the training facility was a real bank and used real money. It doesn't.