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  • Woman may face charges for sheltering pets during Hurricane Florence

    09/21/2018 4:01:40 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 29 replies
    https://www.kxan.com ^ | 09/20/2018 | WNCN Staff
    GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) - A Wayne County woman could face charges after sheltering more than two dozen pets as Hurricane Florence impacted North Carolina. Tammie Hedges runs Crazy’s Claws n Paws, a non-profit group which helps low-income families with veterinary bills, pet supplies and other needs. She’s in the process of converting a warehouse space along Route 581 into a shelter. With the storm approaching last week, she offered it as an option for pets to stay. “The goal was to make sure they were not out there drowning,” Hedges said. “We had an elderly couple, they were evacuating that...
  • Hurricane Florence pummels the Carolinas [CNN reporter:It's absolute pandemonium in North Carolina]

    09/15/2018 8:16:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/14/2018 | CNN's Miguel Marquez
    CNN's Miguel Marquez reports from Carolina Beach, North Carolina,
  • Why Do People Stay When a Hurricane Comes? (looters not mentioned)

    09/14/2018 12:34:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/14/18 | Nicole Stephens
    **SNIP** With my collaborators MarYam Hamedani, Hazel Markus, Hilary Bergsieker and Liyam Eloul, I conducted a psychological study of Hurricane Katrina survivors and relief workers, as well as Americans who watched the disaster from afar. We found that outside observers — and even the relief workers providing aid — viewed those who evacuated as “self-reliant” and “hard-working,” while they denigrated those who stayed behind, calling them “lazy,” “negligent” and “stubborn.” These characterizations, rooted in pervasive American attitudes of independence, presume everyone in harm’s way has a clear ability to leave when, in reality, many lack reliable transportation or the money...
  • Hurricane Florence Heads for the Carolinas

    09/11/2018 5:10:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hurricane Florence continues to churn toward the Carolinas. Looks like the latest forecast track has it hitting landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina, as a Category 3. The danger of this hurricane — besides just the fact it’s a Category 3 and you have the wind and the rain — is it’s supposed to slow down significantly after reaching landfall. Now they’ve got it speeding up a little bit, but if they’re right on this forecast, it’s a significant flooding event and a number of people are trying to figure out what to do. Stay, ride it out, get out,...
  • Florence Forecast To Become A Major Hurricane And Risk To The East Coast Is Rising

    09/08/2018 2:33:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    npr ^ | September 8, 20183:21 PM ET | SHann Van Sant
    Tropical Storm Florence is quickly approaching the eastern United States, and according to the National Hurricane Center, the storm's threat to the East Coast keeps rising. The storm is traveling over warm water, and is expected to increase its speed and become a hurricane Saturday night. The National Hurricane Center forecasts Florence will be a dangerous major hurricane near the southeast U.S. coast by late next week, "and the risk of direct impacts continues to increase." "However, given the uncertainty in track and intensity forecasts at those time ranges," the National Hurricane Center tweeted, "it's too soon to determine the...
  • Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue tells officers to stand down in texts and emails

    08/30/2018 3:50:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Tar Heel ^ | 8/29/18 | MYAH WARD
    Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue instructed Chapel Hill officers to stand down as protesters toppled the Confederate monument Silent Sam, his texts and emails show, according to review of the documents obtained by WRAL News. WRAL news obtained 400 pages of emails and texts sent to and from the Police Chief on Aug. 20-21, the article says. These were sent before, during and after the demonstration. At 9 p.m., Blue texted, "Let's give them lots of space," and then, "Yes but do not engage w Crowd at statue. Stay way out."
  • 3 face charges in connection with toppling of Confederate monument (Silent Sam will return)

    08/25/2018 2:34:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/24/18
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Police filed charges Friday against three people accused of helping tear down a century-old Confederate statue during a protest this week at North Carolina's flagship university. The charges came as a member of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors said the monument known as Silent Sam will be reinstalled on the Chapel Hill campus within 90 days, CBS Raleigh affiliate WNCN reported. Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall confirmed to WNCN that three people face charges of misdemeanor riot and misdemeanor defacing of a public monument. The UNC police department said the three aren't affiliate...
  • Teachers getting another chance to pass a math test (NC)

    08/10/2018 10:54:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 107 replies
    WBTV ^ | 8/08/18 | Dedrick Russell
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Some North Carolina elementary school teachers were initially told they would lose their jobs if they didn't pass a Math test they call difficult and unfair. Teachers say they recently got a call from their school district informing them they have another year to pass the test. Hundreds of teachers have failed the test repeatedly. Teachers argue what's on the test has nothing to do with what they teach in a classroom for students in Kindergarten to 5th grade. "Never in a million years would we even come close to teaching some of the topics on...
  • 9-year-old robbed (at gunpoint) at lemonade stand

    08/05/2018 6:26:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 82 replies
    Fox 46 ^ | August 5, 2018 | Matt Jacobs
    A 9-year-old boy was robbed at his lemonade stand in Union County Saturday afternoon. The Union County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the entrance of St. John's Forest around 3 p.m. Deputies say the boy was approached by a black male teen wearing a camouflague hat and black shirt. The teen allegedly stuck a black handgun to the boys stomach and demanded the money. The teen then fled on foot and the boy was not hurt. Deputies searched the area and found a trail in the woods nearby where the hat, black BB handgun, and a metal tin that...
  • Man busted on moped with $100+ worth of Walmart steaks in pants, Nash deputies say

    07/30/2018 8:23:00 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    CBS 17 ^ | July 30, 2018 | CBS 17 staff
    A thief was busted with several steaks shoved down his pants legs while making his moped getaway in the pouring rain on Monday, Nash County deputies say. Earlier, the man stole several steaks -- worth more than $100 -- from the Nashville Walmart, according to deputies. Keith Jordan stuffed at least nine packages of steaks down both his pants legs, the Nash County Sheriff's Office said. He then walked out of the store without paying, according to officials. Deputies posted photos on Facebook of the seized steaks along with Jordan and his moped. "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor...
  • Deadly beach season continues as 41-year-old drowns at Emerald Isle

    07/26/2018 2:50:35 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 17 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | 7/25/18 | Janine Bowen
    Emerald Isle, N.C. — One person drowned Wednesday afternoon after swimming near Emerald Isle, despite red flag conditions. Authorities said a 41-year-old man was pulled from the ocean near the 9000 block of Emerald Isle at about 2:30 p.m., but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. Emergency personnel were called to four water rescues within less than one hour Wednesday afternoon as a result of people ignoring the red flag warnings, authorities said. Video from Emerald Isle showed beach-goers on Wednesday forming a human chain to rescue swimmers from the rough surf. It is unclear if the video was taken...
  • 3 drown along North Carolina coast in 1 day

    07/22/2018 6:05:37 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 25 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | 7/22/18 | the AP
    WILMINGTON, N.C. — The deadly season along North Carolina's coast continues as three people died after pulled from waters along the southeastern coast. Media outlets report the drownings occurred Saturday off Wrightsville Beach, Holden Beach and Sunset Beach. Coastline Rescue Chief David Robinson says a surfer pulled a 20-year-old man from the waters off Holden Beach. Robinson says officials believe the man got caught in a rip current.
  • Gun rights supporters rally in Orange County

    07/21/2018 8:34:01 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 34 replies
    wral.com ^ | 7/21/2018 | Alfred Charles
    Hillsborough, N.C. — Under the threat of rain, dozens of people gathered Saturday morning in Orange County to express their support for the Second Amendment and their right to carry guns. Over 200 people had expressed interest in the event, which was publicized by organizers via a Facebook.post. The event was held at the Old Orange County Courthouse and several speakers said they were strong advocates of the Second Amendment, which is enshrined in America's Bill of Rights. "Only the misuse of a gun is wrong," one of the speakers said. "I believe the majority of Americans do not want...
  • Man drowns while saving girlfriend's son in Outer Banks

    07/21/2018 5:51:55 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 48 replies
    wral.com ^ | 7/20/18 | Janine Bowen
    Powells Point, N.C. — Beach-goers in the Outer Banks got a powerful reminder of the dangers of the ocean after a man drowned Thursday. According to police, the drowning victim, Kenny Ray Gooch, 32, was from Powells Point and sacrificed himself to save his girlfriend’s son. “We heard screams of help in the water and we looked out and there were multiple people in the water, somewhat scattered,” one witness said. Southern Shores police said three teenage boys were swimming north of the Kitty Hawk Pier at about 8 p.m. Thursday when they got pulled too far out. Gooch jumped...
  • 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.
  • Man who challenged black family's use of pool loses job

    07/06/2018 10:11:26 AM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 205 replies
    WRAL ^ | 7/6/18
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A white man who challenged a black family's use of a private community's pool has not only resigned from the homeowner's association board — he's also lost his job. Sonoco announced Friday that Adam Bloom is no longer employed by the packaging and industrial products company, saying it doesn't condone discrimination of any kind, even if it happens outside its workplace.
  • WYFF News 4 anchor, photojournalist tragically die when tree falls on SUV

    05/28/2018 6:25:39 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 40 replies
    http://www.wyff4.com ^ | May 28, 2018 | Unknown
    The accident happened on Highway 176 in Polk County while they were covering the impact of heavy rain in that area. Video: Polk County authorities give update on accident Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey Tennant said the engine of the SUV was running and the transmission was in drive when authorities arrived at the scene about 2:30 p.m. He said the tree that fell on the SUV was about 3 feet in diameter and had stood back off the road. Tennant said the ground was saturated and the tree's root system failed.
  • Man drives SUV into North Carolina restaurant, killing 2; police call it 'domestic' incident

    05/20/2018 7:37:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    Katelyn Self, a deputy with the Gaston County Sheriff's Office, was killed at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City, officials announced at a news conference Sunday afternoon. The second woman who died was identified by Fox 46 as Amanda Self. Investigators said that 62-year-old Roger Self, Katelyn Self's father, and reportedly Amanda Self's father-in-law, drove right into the restaurant -- apparently on purpose. The Gaston Gazette reported that restaurant staff claimed Roger Self went with his family to the restaurant and had them seated. The father then allegedly went outside and purposely drove his Jeep into the building.
  • Asian business owners terrorized during Raleigh home invasion robbery

    05/08/2018 7:22:47 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 11 replies
    ABC 11, RALEIGH, NC - WTVD ^ | Tuesday, May 08, 2018 06:58PM | Ed Crump
    RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) -- A Raleigh family was terrorized by three masked and gloved gunmen who forced their way into an East Raleigh home, tied the family up, and robbed them. The victims are owners of three Chinese restaurants in Wake County. The home invasion robbery is the latest in a rash of robberies targeting Asian business owners in the Triangle. Jun Wang, 22, arrived at his home in Edgewater at Rogers Farm just before 11 p.m. Monday night to the surprise of his lifetime. He told ABC11, "My key was still in the door as I opened and they...
  • Chinese business owners, fearful of being robbed, are turning to guns for protection

    05/08/2018 11:42:05 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 33 replies
    Durham Herald Sun ^ | May 08, 2018 02:11 PM | Colin Warren-Hicks
    Raleigh When closing time nears, local Chinese restaurant owners say they must quickly decide whether to greet people approaching the entrance doors with a welcoming smile or a drawn gun. Their fears continue after they lock up for the night, checking their rear-view mirrors for headlights as they drive home. They want to make sure robbers aren't following them. Dozens of Chinese business owners in the Triangle say they have felt targeted by thieves for so long that they have turned to firearms, including AR-15 assault-style rifles, to defend their livelihoods and their families. About 100 small-business owners have banned...