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  • 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 ^ | 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, 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.
  • VIDEO: Truck driver won’t be cited after plowing through NC protesters, police say

    05/03/2017 3:43:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    WBTW ^ | 5/02/17
    DURHAM, N.C. — The driver of a large pickup truck who ignored protesters in a Durham street on Monday afternoon and drove through the crowd will not be cited, police confirmed. No one was hurt, but several protesters outside the Durham County Jail tried to stop the truck from driving through their rally. The protesters said they did not have a permit to close the road.

    04/27/2017 5:13:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 4/27/17
    DURHAM, North Carolina -- A Durham woman was arrested after throwing lighter fluid on her son's Eno Valley Elementary School kindergarten teacher and threatening to burn the building down, according to an arrest warrant. Durham police said that teacher Megan Jones had arranged a parent-teacher conference with Shequella Sheala Leonard, who became irate at accusations of her son's behavior. About five minutes into the meeting, the school principal told Leonard that she needed to leave the building, and the group, which included Leonard's son, exited into a hallway, police said. Once in the hallway, Jones told police that Leonard pulled...
  • North Carolina church ousts Scouts over transgender decision

    04/05/2017 4:13:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 5, 2017 6:34 PM EDT
    North Carolina church leaders have told a Boy Scout troop and Cub Scout pack they’re no longer welcome to use their facilities as a home base after the Boy Scouts of America decided in January to allow transgender boys. The Charlotte Observer reports Coddle Creek Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Mooresville booted both Troop 169 and Pack 169. Mooresville is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Charlotte. …
  • Lawmaker calls on NC secretary of state to resign over notary IDs

    03/28/2017 6:46:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    WRAL ^ | 3/28/17 | By Laura Leslie
    Raleigh, N.C. — A Republican North Carolina lawmaker is calling on Democratic Secretary of State Elaine Marshall to resign or face impeachment over her handling of notary public licenses, but Marshall says the move is politically motivated. Rep. Chris Millis, R-Pender, held a press conference Tuesday at the Legislative Building. "If the secretary chooses not to resign, I will proceed with all legislative actions, including a resolution for impeachment," Millis said. Millis said his investigation began last September, when he "came across an article that reported that the North Carolina secretary of state may have commissioned illegal immigrants as notaries...
  • NAACP to seek economic boycott to protest lawmakers' actions

    12/22/2016 5:54:30 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 37 replies
    WRAL TV ^ | 12/22/2016 | Matthew Burns; Amanda Lamb
    Raleigh, N.C. — The state NAACP will ask the national leaders of the civil rights group next month for a nationwide economic boycott of North Carolina to protest the actions of the General Assembly, state NAACP President Rev. William Barber said Thursday. "This legislature is trying to raise a new Confederacy in policy," Barber said at a news conference. "This group doesn't respect the Constitution. They do not respect the voices of the people. They do not respect the will of the people. They do not respect the vote, and it seems in some ways they do not respect just...