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  • After two murders Monday morning, Charlotte reaches 39 homicides this year to date

    04/15/2019 8:25:06 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    WCNC.com ^ | April 15, 2019 | Alex Shabad
    Around 1 a.m. Monday, police say two people were shot, and one man died from injuries. Hours later, officers found another man dead from a gunshot wound. Those were the 38th and 39th homicides of the year, putting the Queen City on pace for a record year. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte's murder rate jumps again, after two people were killed Monday morning. The first homicide happened at the intersection of Hidden Valley Road and Sugar Creek around 1 a.m. Monday. Police say two people were shot, including 20-year-old Jamil Davis who died from his injuries. Then hours later, officers found...
  • North Carolina Judge: Abortion Ban At 20 Weeks Is Unconstitutional

    03/27/2019 3:38:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 3/27/19 | Nick Visser
    A federal judge struck down a controversial law in North Carolina on Tuesday that banned abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy. U.S. District Judge William Osteen declared the ban unconstitutional in response to a 2016 lawsuit filed by several abortion rights organizations. Osteen cited other successful lawsuits around the country that have taken down bans on abortions that were based on weeks of pregnancy or gestational events. His decision will allow women in the state to obtain an abortion at any time prior to the viability of a fetus, which Osteen said would need to be determined on a...
  • Foreign national allegedly repeated requests to tour Bragg “special operations facility”

    03/18/2019 9:31:09 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | 3/12/2019 | Rachael Riley
    The man who caused Fort Bragg’s All American gate to be closed for several hours Tuesday has been arrested and will have a detention hearing at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Raleigh to face charges related to obstruction of justice. Nouran Ahmad Shihab Sueidan was seen by a magistrate of the U.S. District Court of North Carolina on Wednesday. An affidavit presented to the judge from the investigator of Fort Bragg’s Military Police Investigations and Provost Marshal Office states at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday that Sueidan attempted to access Fort Bragg. Sueidan allegedly refused to provide identification to gate guards. “The...
  • Hate groups at all time high in the Carolinas (SPLC)

    02/21/2019 10:01:54 PM PST · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    WCNC ^ | February 21, 2019 | WCNC
    Hate groups at all time high in the Carolinas The new "hate map" created by the Southern Poverty Law Center tracks various organizations like the KKK and Neo-Nazis all currently operating in our area.
  • Barack Obama leads star-studded list of celebrities, athletes in building to watch UNC-Duke

    02/21/2019 4:42:01 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 20, 2019 | Jason Owens
    At 18 years old, Zion Williamson is already getting used to being the biggest name in the building. That was not the case for Wednesday’s Duke-North Carolina showdown at Cameron Indoor Stadium. A number of big names showed up for game, none bigger than noted basketball fan and former President Barack Obama, who was met by a shrieking swath of Cameron Crazies who greeted him with high fives before the game.
  • Key witness testifies to tampering with absentee ballots in N.C. House race

    02/19/2019 7:17:42 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 22 replies
    NBC News/MSN ^ | 2/19/19 | Leigh Ann Caldwell and Rich Gardella
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A key witness testified Monday that she engaged in fraudulent and illegal activity involving absentee ballots in a congressional race in North Carolina as part of a get-out-the vote operation to benefit the Republican congressional candidate in a race that is still unresolved. In frank testimony before the North Carolina State Board of Elections, Lisa Britt said that she was paid to collect absentee ballots in the 2018 election by McCrae Dowless, a political operative hired by consultants for Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris. Britt said some of the ballots she collected were unsealed and uncompleted and...
  • School safety panel calls for resource officers (armed guards) in every NC school

    02/08/2019 3:50:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    WRAL ^ | 2/07/19 | Matthew Burns
    RALEIGH, N.C. — To improve school safety, North Carolina schools needs to ramp up training for law enforcement and educators, improve physical security at schools, gather better information about potential threats, and invest in more mental health support for schools, according to a state panel formed in the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida high school a year ago. The Special Committee on School Shootings, part of the Governor's Crime Commission, presented its final report and 33 recommendations to Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday. "When parents send their kids to school, they expect them to be out of...
  • Man breaks into NC college student's apartment, tries on her clothes

    02/05/2019 12:08:43 PM PST · by bgill · 41 replies
    wset ^ | Feb. 4, 2019 | Rachel Langlitz
    A North Carolina college student says a man was sitting in her closet and wearing her clothes without her knowing. Maddie, a University of North Carolina junior said articles of clothing had begun to gone missing, and she noticed handprints on the bathroom wall of her off-campus apartment. “I’ve been having like pieces of clothes missing. Like shirts and pants,” Maddie told Fox 8. Maddie and her roommate originally thought they had a ghost in the apartment, until they discovered the something worse Saturday. “I just hear rattling in my closet. It sounded like a raccoon in my closet,” Maddie...
  • A boy who was lost in the woods says a bear kept him company. No one can prove it didn't happen.

    02/01/2019 7:45:29 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 96 replies
    cnn ^ | Jan 29 2019 | Amir Vera and Samira Said
    (CNN) -- We may never know what Casey Hathaway was doing during the three days he was missing. He was found on Thursday, cold but alive, in a mess of vines and thorns in Craven County, North Carolina. But the 3-year-old has volunteered one noteworthy detail about those days in the woods: a bear kept him company.
  • Police: Elizabeth City homeowner shoots man twice during attempted robbery

    02/01/2019 10:58:38 AM PST · by csvset · 19 replies
    Wtkr ^ | 1 Feb 2019 | Nick Boykin
    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – A suspected robber was reportedly met with gunfire from a homeowner when he tried breaking into a house Friday morning in the 400 block of Bell Street around 6:30 a.m. Tyrell Johnson Officials say they have arrested Tyrell Johnson, 38, who fled the scene and went to Albemarle Sentara Hospital for his two gunshot wounds. The homeowner allegedly heard Johnson breaking in through the backdoor of his home and confronted him with a firearm. Charges against Johnson are still pending. This is still an active investigation and the Elizabeth City Police Department says anyone with information...
  • North Carolina GOP blasts Dem governor's 'folksy facade' after news of New York campaign kickoff

    01/31/2019 4:34:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/19 | Bradford Betz
    North Carolina’s Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper raised a few eyebrows this week for reportedly scheduling a “re-election kickoff” event in a private New York City home rather than in his home state. “I hope you’ll join us in the Governor’s re-election kickoff event on Thursday,” reads an email that went out to Cooper’s supporters on Monday. The email promises “cocktails and conversation with Governor Roy Cooper.” It will reportedly take place in the home of Nik Mittal, a prominent investment fund manager, and fellow alum of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. **SNIP** “By announcing his re-election campaign...
  • Netflix Pulls Production of ‘OBX’ From North Carolina Over State’s Trans Bathroom Law

    01/12/2019 8:39:19 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 11, 2018 | Jon Levine and Jennifer Maas
    Netflix has canceled plans to produce an upcoming series titled “OBX” in North Carolina after lingering concerns about the state’s trans bathroom law, a person familiar with the matter told TheWrap Friday. The network instead plans to host production in neighboring South Carolina, in a decision that was described as “final.” The series has not been officially announced by Netflix and the company declined to comment on the matter. TheWrap has confirmed that 10 episodes of the show have already been picked up by the network and shooting is expected to begin in the spring. The show is a creation...
  • Students launch Satanic club at NC State

    12/27/2018 4:49:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 12/24/18 | WILLIAM NARDI
    A new club has just completed its inaugural semester at North Carolina State University, welcoming students interested in Satanism. The club calls itself “Satanic Students at NC State,” and its leaders say they promote humanism and are working to build up the fledgling group at the Raleigh-based public university. “This semester, the group has held public meetings to attract and gain interest,” Satanic Students told The College Fix in an email interview. “These meetings have largely consisted of discussions with new and potential members about the type of Satanism practiced by the group.”
  • North Carolina GOP vows to override Dem governor’s veto of voter ID bill

    12/16/2018 8:16:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/15/18 | Dom Calicchio
    Republican leaders in North Carolina’s GOP-dominated General Assembly vowed late Friday to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a state voter identification bill. Earlier Friday, Cooper said no to the legislation, which more than 55 percent of the state’s voters had approved in a recent referendum. The referendum called for the state’s constitution to add an amendment requiring in-person voter photo ID. “Requiring photo IDs for in-person voting is a solution in search of a problem,” Cooper said in a statement.
  • NC Senate passes Voter ID bill, moves on to House

    11/29/2018 3:06:26 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 25 replies
    WTVD11 news ^ | 11/29/18 | Jonah Kaplan
    RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The North Carolina Senate on Thursday swiftly wrapped up the final vote on a proposed bill that spells out which photo identifications will be accepted to cast a ballot. UPDATE: By 30-10 vote, #VoterID bill SB824 clears last hurdle in the @NCLeg Senate. Proposal now moves to House for passage before requiring signature from @NC_Governor. @MyNCSenate @NCSenateDems @ABC11_WTVD #ncpol #ncga pic.twitter.com/xVZLQDF75A
  • 2-Foot Tall Squirrels Caught on Camera in North Carolina, View Pic of Fox Squirrel

    11/29/2018 6:29:51 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 82 replies
    https://www.latestly.com ^ | Nov 29, 2018 | Riddhi Jadhav
    When someone says squirrels you'd think of those small size rodent-like creatures with their bushy tails. Jumping and running across from trees to trees, squirrels make for cute creatures hunting for their nuts more often. But residents in North Carolina can spot some oddity in and around Robeson County. Going by the recent pictures posted by state wildlife officials there are 2-foot tall squirrels in the area. Baby Squirrel Taken into Police Custody After Chasing a Man in Germany.
  • NC Dad Shoots Son on Thanksgiving While Arguing About NFL Players Kneeling

    11/28/2018 6:44:22 AM PST · by bgill · 35 replies
    wfmynews2 ^ | Nov. 28, 2018 | WNCN
    Search warrants obtained by CBS 17 on Tuesday revealed the suspect, Jorge Luis Valencia Lamadrid, 51, is the father of the 21-year-old victim. According to the warrant, witnesses told police that the victim had been drinking heavily throughout the day before the physical and verbal confrontation that led to the shooting occurred. Lamadrid told police that his family had just sat down to have Thanksgiving dinner when two of his sons got into an argument about athletes taking a knee during the national anthem, warrants show... The victim then began throwing patio furniture in the backyard. Lamadrid was still holding...
  • DAY 6: FBI offers $20K reward in case of kidnapped Lumberton teen (Hania Noelia Aguilar - NC)

    11/10/2018 7:08:06 AM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    wsoctv.com ^ | Nov 10, 2018 | staff
    The FBI said investigators need help to identify a person seen walking near the area where a 13-year-old Lumberton girl was abducted on Nov. 5. The FBI released a new missing person poster for Hania Noelia Aguilar on Friday. On the poster, the photos that show Hania wearing red were taken the day before the abduction. Authorities have offered a $20,000 reward for information that leads to finding Hania.
  • In NC, Republicans fend off Democratic US House challengers

    11/06/2018 11:22:04 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 22 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 11/6/18 | Tyler Dukes
    Raleigh, N.C. — Democrats across the country may have picked up enough seats to gain control of the U.S. House Tuesday night. But in North Carolina, the party failed to flip any of the congressional seats held by Republicans in races targeted by millions of dollars in political advertising – aside from one race that could come down to a recount. If the unofficial results Tuesday night stand, the makeup of the state's congressional delegation remains unchanged with 10 Republicans and three Democrats.
  • LIVE THREAD - TRUMP MAGA RALLY CHARLOTTE, NC (7:00 PM EDT)

    10/26/2018 7:35:05 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 34 replies
    Trump MAGA rally tonight at 7:00 PM EDT from Charlotte, NC.