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  • Former NC Dem Official (Parmley) Infected Me With HIV, Says Ex

    04/25/2012 1:44:22 PM PDT · by DBeers · 17 replies
    TPM ^ | April 24, 2012 | Eric Lach
    The former executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, who resigned last week amid allegations of sexual harassment in the organization, is now facing a startling new accusation from an ex-girlfriend. Rebecca Burgin says Jay Parmley infected her with HIV several years ago. “And after Jay and I broke up, the biggest concern that I had was, ‘what if this happened to somebody else? Would he do this to someone else?’ … My biggest concern is for anybody else that has had a relationship with him that he did not tell,” Rebecca Burgin, 29, told The Daily Caller. Burgin...
  • N.C. Democratic Party Chair David Parker Refuses to Resign (titular head will greet Hussein)

    04/19/2012 6:26:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 4/19/12 | David N. Bass
    N.C. Democratic Party Chair David Parker Refuses to ResignChairman calls alleged sexual harasser ‘a close talker’ By David N. Bass Apr. 19th, 2012 RALEIGH — David Parker, the embattled chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party, refused to resign during a Thursday afternoon press conference convened to address salacious allegations of sexual harassment at the party. With students released for recess at the next-door Catholic day school screaming in the background, Parker said that he would not stand for re-election to the chairmanship and, instead, would request that an election for a replacement be rescheduled from June 17 to May...
  • Chief: Home-invasion shooting 'clearly self-defense'(NC)

    04/12/2012 8:47:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | 11 April, 2012 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe said Wednesday that a shooting involving a man who killed a would-be burglar who was kicking down his girlfriend’s apartment door was “clearly a case of self-defense.” It took detectives and prosecutors a matter of hours to determine that the shooting Tuesday in a quiet east Charlotte neighborhood was within the boundaries of the law. “The (shooter) was defending himself and his property from a criminal act,” Monroe told the Observer. “It was clear he was protecting himself.” Self-defense laws have come under scrutiny in recent months after the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, 17,...
  • Store clerk shoots robbery suspect in Greensboro(NC)

    04/12/2012 8:24:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    myfox8.com ^ | 11 April, 2012 | Ryan Sullivan
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police say a convenience store clerk stopped a knife-wielding robber by shooting him with a handgun Tuesday night in Greensboro. In a news release, police said Shawnda Johnny Shelton, 25, of Pleasant Garden, was shot when he tried robbing the EZ Way Curb Market at 2906 High Point Road. Shelton entered the store with a knife shortly before 10 p.m. and demanded money from the clerk, police said. The clerk responded by shooting the suspect once with a handgun, police said. Police said officers found Shelton in the parking lot of the store when they arrived. He...
  • Black leaders reject marriage amendment (hurts Hussein’s reelection chances?)

    04/10/2012 4:58:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Yes Weekly ^ | 4/04/12 | Jordan Green
    Black leaders reject marriage amendmentBy Jordan Green Wednesday, April 4,2012 Some black Democrats have kept quiet about an amendment on the primary ballot that would change North Carolina’s constitution to say only marriages between a man and a woman are recognized, stuck in an awkward spot between constituents’ conservative social values and a political initiative advanced by Republican rivals. Others are speaking out against the proposed amendment, charging that it is a ploy to divide the Democratic base and hurt President Obama’s chances for reelection. “Folks, it is a wedge issue that was put in place to divide our community,...
  • Deputies: Man Kills Neighbor Trying To Break Into Home(NC)

    04/10/2012 9:04:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    wcti12.com ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Staff
    JACKSONVILLE -- Deputies in Onslow County are investigating an Easter night shooting in Jacksonville in which they say one neighbor shot another as he was trying to break into his house. Deputies were called to 111 Fieldcrest Drive around 9 p.m. Sunday where 22-year-old David Darling was shot and killed. Deputies said Darling was trying to enter that home through a broken window. Darling lives next door to that home at 113 Fieldcrest Drive. NewsChannel 12 spoke with the roommate of a neighbor who witnessed the shooting and called 911. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, recalled the conversation...
  • Judge: NC can’t ban guns during emergencies

    04/03/2012 7:04:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    myfox8.com ^ | 2 April, 2012 | Ryan Sullivan
    When winter storms slammed North Carolina in early 2010, Gov. Bev Perdue declared a state of emergency. The city of King followed on Feb. 5 with its own declaration of emergency that included — as allowed by state law — a ban on the possession of alcohol and firearms except at a person’s own home. A Stokes County man, two other people and two gun-rights organizations sued the state, King and Stokes County that summer, claiming that their rights under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution were violated. The amendment protects citizens’ right to bear arms. Now, a federal...
  • Miss. farming town's immigrants pray bill will die

    03/31/2012 1:08:18 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    The State ^ | Mar. 31, 2012 | LAURA TILLMAN - Associated Press
    VARDAMAN, Miss. — On a recent afternoon in this Mississippi sweet potato farming town of 1,300, a group of immigrants gathered in the safe haven of the Catholic Charities office to discuss visa options. The conversation quickly turned to the immigration bill being debated in the state Legislature, and talk of what to do if it passes.
  • SAF VICTORY STRIKES DOWN NORTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY POWERS GUN BAN

    03/29/2012 12:18:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    SAF ^ | 29 March, 2012 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, WA – A federal district court judge in North Carolina has just struck down that state’s emergency power to impose a ban on firearms and ammunition outside the home during a declared emergency, ruling that the provision violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The case, Bateman v. Purdue, was brought by the Second Amendment Foundation, Grass Roots North Carolina FFE and three individual plaintiffs. Defendants in the case were Gov. Beverly Purdue and Reuben F. Young, secretary of the state’s Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, in their official capacities. In his opinion, Judge...
  • Deportation rules breaking up families

    03/18/2012 5:32:17 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 49 replies
    San Antonio Express ^ | March 18, 2012 | Esther J. Cepeda, Washington Post columnist
    Wasteful, senseless and cruel. How better to describe the ridiculous battle that Felipe Montes is waging to be reunited with his three U.S.-born children? Since his deportation, they've been ensnared by the foster care system and are at risk of being put up for adoption. Montes, who had lived in the U.S. illegally for almost 10 years, was sent back to Mexico in 2010 after having been sentenced to probation following an arrest for driving with an expired license, an expired registration and no automobile insurance. He was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents at one of his...
  • Obama opposes NC gay marriage amendment

    03/16/2012 5:02:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/16/12 | TOM BREEN
    Obama opposes NC gay marriage amendmentBy TOM BREEN | Associated Press – 1 hr 47 mins ago RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama took a stand Friday against a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina, a state he won in 2008 that remains crucial to his re-election hopes. "While the president does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the president has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same-sex couples," said Cameron French, the Obama campaign's North Carolina spokesman, in a...
  • Man, 35, charged with statutory rape after girl, 14, gives birth

    03/13/2012 4:09:54 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    CharlotteObserver ^ | March 13, 2012 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    A 35-year-old south Charlotte man has been charged with statutory rape after a 14-year-old girl gave birth to his child this weekend, according to police. Jail officials say Juan Martinez Hernandez, who is believed to be in the country illegally, has run afoul of police and immigration agents before, following a 2010 drunken driving arrest. It’s unclear what became of Hernandez between his release to immigration agents in 2010 and the rape charges on Sunday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials couldn’t be reached for comment Monday. On Sunday, the 14-year-old gave birth to a baby in the bathroom of an...
  • Dream Act: Jailed illegal immigrant becomes N.C. rallying point

    03/13/2012 11:16:40 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 13, 2012 | David Zucchino
    Reporting from Durham, N.C.— Two weeks ago, Uriel Alberto interrupted a state legislative hearing in North Carolina and declared himself an undocumented immigrant. "I am undocumented and I am unafraid," Alberto, 24, told a North Carolina House of Representatives immigration committee in Raleigh. "I refuse to be bullied and intimidated by this committee and choose to empower my community." Now, thanks to an online petition campaign, Alberto is a rallying point for supporters of the Dream Act, which would give permanent resident status to undocumented students brought illegally to the U.S. by their parents. Supporters have launched a Facebook page,...
  • Supporters rally in Raleigh for jailed immigrant

    03/11/2012 9:17:29 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | Mar 11, 2012 | RON GALLAGHER
    RALEIGH -- With posters and candles, about 30 people held a vigil Friday night outside the Wake County jail to support a man who was arrested Feb. 29 during a protest at a legislative committee hearing and is now being held for federal immigration authorities. Uriel Alberto was one of three people charged with disorderly conduct after a demonstration near the conclusion of a state House committee hearing on immigration policy. Wearing T-shirts that said "Undocumented and Unafraid," they began shouting after Republican state Rep. George Cleveland suggested illegal immigrants who come as workers bring crime to the state. Taken...
  • A City Council That Gets It (guns)

    03/11/2012 7:34:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 9 March, 2012 | John Richardson
    The Gastonia (NC) City Council voted Tuesday evening to allow concealed carry in all areas of that city's parks. The vote was 6-1 and came despite a recommendation from the Gastonia Recreation Advisory Commission to impose a ban on concealed carry in athletic facilities. The city’s 6-1 vote, with only Councilman Dave Kirlin opposing, went against a 5-0 recommendation of the Gastonia Recreation Advisory Commission. The commission wanted to allow licensed, concealed weapons in public parks, but to continue to ban them in the more specific recreational areas. But Councilman Jim Gallagher was one of the six who favored a...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Poll (NC) - In need of serious Freeping!

    03/10/2012 1:20:12 PM PST · by fwdude · 37 replies
    Ourlocalcommunityonline.com ^ | 03/10/2012 | Our Local Community Online
    The North Carolina Same-Sex Marriage Amendment will appear on the May 8, 2012 ballot in the state of North Carolina as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would define marriage in the state as between one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage is already banned in the state of North Carolina. The proposed measure, however, would add the ban to the state constitution. http://www.ourlocalcommunityonline.com/pages/12393174.php
  • NC Special Forces soldier dies trying to save kids

    03/08/2012 6:37:44 AM PST · by armymarinemom · 6 replies
    News Observer ^ | 3/6/2012 | AP
    HOPE MILLS, N.C. -- A Special Forces soldier who recently returned from Afghanistan and his two young daughters are dead after he tried to rescue them from their burning home near a North Carolina military post. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says 36-year-old Edward Cantrell and his daughters, 6-year-old Isabella and 4-year-old Natalia, all died in the fire early Tuesday near Fort Bragg. Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/06/1909260/nc-special-forces-soldier-dies.html#storylink=cpy
  • Woman to 911 operator: 'I just shot him' (NC)

    03/06/2012 8:49:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    wcnc.com ^ | 5 March, 2012 | Staff
    GASTONIA, N.C. -- Police released the 911 call after a Gaston County woman shot and killed an intruder during a home invasion early Saturday morning. Kenneth James Cox, 28, broke into a woman’s home in the 4700 block of Chapel Grove Road in Gastonia shortly after 1 a.m., according to the Gaston County Police Department. Police say Cox and a woman at the home confronted each other the break-in, and the woman shot Cox. "I'm in my room with the gun pointed at the door," the woman told a 911 operator. "I just shot him. He tried coming into my...
  • Marine Corps’ NC air base undergoing big expansion ($140 million mega-hangar - V-22 Osprey)

    03/06/2012 1:56:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    My Fox 8 ^ | 3/05/12 | Ryan Sullivan
    Marine Corps’ NC air base undergoing big expansionPosted on: 10:05 am, March 5, 2012, by Ryan Sullivan MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. — The military’s big expansion in North Carolina continues as the Marine Corps builds a $140 million mega-hangar to hold four squadrons of a revolutionary aircraft. **SNIP** ...preparing to break ground on one of the Marine Corps’ largest single structures. The super hangar will house dozens of the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.
  • Page witnesses protests on illegal immigration

    03/04/2012 7:53:39 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    GoDanRiver.com ^ | March 04, 2012 | Danielle Battaglia |
    A group of protesters who said they were illegal immigrants created a commotion Wednesday night in Raleigh as the N.C. House Select Committee on Immigration Policy spoke about recent arrests of illegals in Rockingham County. Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page was present during the protest. Earlier, Page had provided information to the committee dealing with recent arrests regarding drug trafficking in his county, and also supplied further information on the National Sheriff’s Association’s stance on immigration issues, immigration reform and border security. This was the group’s third meeting, and much of the focus was on the business side of immigration....