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  • He needed bail, so he asked his wife, mom to pimp girls, feds say. Now they need bail

    04/24/2017 12:09:27 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    The State ^ | 4/24/2017 | MICHAEL GORDON
    CHARLOTTE, NC Inside the Mecklenburg County Jail, Zerrell Fuentes came up with a plan to have his wife, mother and three underage girls help him make bail, prosecutors say. Now all three members of the Charlotte family face an even longer stay behind bars. An eight-count indictment issued Friday accuses Fuentes, 22, wife Brianna Wright Fuentes, 24, and his mother Tanya Fuentes, 53, with conspiring to traffic the girls for commercial sex acts in Myrtle Beach. All three face multiple sex-trafficking offenses. The two-week operation involved three Charlotte girls, all under 18, whom Ferrell recruited while he was in jail,...
  • Auto supplier Continental creating 160 jobs in western NC

    04/19/2017 9:44:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The News & Observer ^ | April 18, 2017 | David Ranii
    Automotive supplier Continental plans to invest more than $40 million and create 160 new jobs over the next five years at its brake systems manufacturing facility in the western North Carolina town of Morganton. Continental, a German company whose North American headquarters is in Auburn Hills, Mich., is eligible to receive up to $1.6 million in state Job Development Investment Grant incentives if it meets its job and investment targets, according to the office of Gov. Roy Cooper. “Thanks to the generous support of the state and local officials, we are pleased to make an investment that plans to expand...
  • Buncombe commissioners help company bring 550 jobs to area (North Carolina)

    04/19/2017 12:31:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WLOS-TV ^ | April 18, 2017 | Aaron M. Adelson|
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The Buncombe County commissioners unanimously approved an $881,960 economic incentive for Avadim Technologies, which promises to create more than 550 full-time jobs and invest $20 million. Avadim is a medical company that works to make people immune from infection. "Today's health care system is sick care. We wait until you get to sick versus what we really envision, and what's really coming is health care, preventing things before you ever get to that place," Avadim Technologies CEO Stephen Woody said. Of the new jobs, 100 would pay $89,440, 162 would pay $64,480 and 290 would pay...
  • Apex robotics firm plans hiring binge in upcoming expansion (275 jobs in North Carolina)

    04/14/2017 11:05:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Triangle Business Journal ^ | April 13, 2017 | Lauren K. Ohnesorge
    Tucked away in Apex, a robotics company is about to nearly double its headcount. Robert Little, CEO of ATI Industrial Automation, says the company breaks ground next week on an expansion that will create 275 new jobs and grow its Apex footprint to 185,000 square feet. The company currently has 300 employees. Little says it has reached the limits of its Apex facility, and that the new robotics lab will be bigger with state of the art features. With the new facility, ATI intends to focus on new and better robots with force-control. Little describes it as equipping robots with...
  • Duke Energy upgrade project to create 14K jobs a year (North Carolina)

    04/13/2017 2:07:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | April 13, 2017 | Staff
    CHARLOTTE—Duke Energy has launched its Power/Forward Carolinas project -- a $13 billion, 10-year program to modernize the state's electric system. It says the initiative will result in nearly 14,000 new jobs a year and more than $1 billion in tax benefits to communities. Duke says project upgrades will harden the system against storms and outages; make it safer and more resilient against cyber-attacks and physical threats; help expand renewable energy; generate jobs and stimulate economic growth. It will also give 7 million people in North Carolina more information to manage their energy use. David Fountain, Duke Energy's North Carolina president...
  • ‘Bathroom bill’ gone, but California keeping ban on travel to North Carolina

    04/12/2017 8:22:40 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 27 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 12, 2017 | Adam Ashton
    Attorney General Xavier Becerra won’t lift a ban on publicly funded travel to North Carolina even though the Southern state repealed the law that California Democrats condemned as discriminatory against gay and transgender people. North Carolina’s repeal of its House Bill 2, the so-called “bathroom bill,” late last month persuaded the NCAA to lift its own ban on sponsoring championship collegiate sporting events there. Becerra found the repeal inadequate, noting that North Carolina’s new law bans local governments and universities from passing their own anti-discrimination laws. A number of civil rights organizations, such as Equality California, denounced North Carolina’s repeal...
  • Israeli foam maker Palziv to add 40 jobs in Franklin Co. (North Carolina)

    04/12/2017 5:40:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | April 12, 2017 | John Murawski
    An Israeli foam manufacturer is expected to add 40 jobs at its North American headquarters in Louisburg, in exchange for state and local incentives amounting to $2,000 per job created. Palziv North America is expected to eliminate 40 jobs in Canada and create the same number of jobs in Louisburg, about 30 miles northeast of Raleigh. Palziv is expected to create the jobs by 2020 and would receive $1,000 per job from the One North Carolina Fund and a matching grant from Franklin County. The company will also invest $5.2 million at its facility, largely to purchase new equipment. Franklin...
  • North Carolina lawmakers threaten UNC’s, NC State’s ACC membership if league boycotts state

    04/12/2017 1:06:29 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12 April 2017 | Matt Fortuna,
    North Carolina lawmakers filed a bill on Monday that would pull North Carolina and NC State from the Atlantic Coast Conference if the conference boycotted the state again amid the fallout of House Bill 2. House Bill 728 says that if a college conference boycotts North Carolina, then state schools that are a part of that conference would be prohibited from extending the grant of media rights to that conference. The ACC and NCAA had pulled championship events out of North Carolina until HB2 — known as the “bathroom bill” — was repealed. The bill, which was widely decried as...
  • Lidl hiring for Mebane distribution center (150 $20/hr jobs in North Carolina)

    04/10/2017 1:59:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Greensboro News & Record ^ | April 10, 2017 | Staff
    MEBANE – Lidl, a German grocery chain building stores in Eden and Danville, Va., will hold a public hiring event for its state-of-the-art, Alamance County regional headquarters and distribution center next week. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Lid’ls newly constructed, $125 million facility, which will become operational later this year. The Lidl Distribution Center is located at 3815 Senator Ralph Scott Parkway, Mebane. Up to 150 logistics positions will become available at the site this year. Salaries for logistics associates will be up to $20 per hour, plus benefits, which can include...
  • 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. …
  • Company to create 133 new jobs in Asheboro (North Carolina)

    04/04/2017 10:19:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Dispatch ^ | April 4, 2017
    MAS Holdings, a global apparel technology and manufacturing company, will locate its first U.S. manufacturing and development center in Randolph County, creating 133 new jobs, Gov. Roy Cooper’s office announced in a news release. The company plans to invest nearly $20 million in a facility in Asheboro, providing additional payroll impact exceeding $4 million annually. MAS is a textile company headquartered in Sri Lanka, employing more than 85,000 people worldwide, operating 48 facilities in 15 countries including design offices, apparel and component manufacturing plants and private industrial parks. MAS also provides technology to the apparel and footwear industry. Recently, the...
  • What happens when an upscale restaurant bans young children?

    04/01/2017 4:27:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 193 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 1, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    This seems to be a perennial argument in the food service industry but it never fails to attract my interest. The Washington Post picked up the story of an an upscale Italian restaurant in North Carolina called Caruso’s. They had run into a number of issues with parents bringing young and too often horribly behaved children into the eatery for dinner who then wound up annoying the rest of the clientele. As they tell the story, the straw which broke the camel’s back was a young girl with an i-Pad who was playing videos at full volume despite being asked...
  • Weekly Update: Judicial Watch Goes to Congress and the White House

    04/01/2017 12:02:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 31, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    JW Testifies to House Oversight Committee, Visits WH New Clinton Emails Reveal More Mishandling of Classified Information, Favors for Donors Protecting Election Integrity in North Carolina Supreme Court Battle JW Testifies to House Oversight Committee, Visits WH It was my privilege to testify last week on behalf of Judicial Watch before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which was meeting to hear testimony on several bills that would improve government transparency. The complete hearing is available here . You can read all of my prepared remarks here . But let me share with you a few key...
  • Legislator Demands Resignation Of NC Sec Of State Who Gave Notary Licenses To Illegals

    03/31/2017 9:14:35 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Mar. 28, 2017 | Alex Pfieffer
    A North Carolina state representative is calling for the resignation of North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall after he found hundreds of cases of illegal immigrants improperly becoming notaries public. State law requires a notary public to “reside legally in the United States.” Marshall, a Democrat, has commissioned 320 individuals as notaries who are not either legal permanent residents or citizens, according to records provided to North Carolina state Rep. Chris Millis. The legislator received records from the North Carolina secretary of state’s office which showed 250 illegal immigrants who received amnesty have become notaries public. Another 72 other...
  • More than 300 North Carolina notaries were illegal residents, records show

    03/29/2017 6:26:28 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2017 | More than 300 North Carolina notaries were illegal residents, records show
    A state representative is demanding the resignation of North Carolina's secretary of state after reviewing documents that show 320 people with no legal residency status were given notary positions for nearly a decade. Rep. Christopher Millis voiced his concerns in an interview with Fox News over details found within documents provided by North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall’s office. Marshall told Fox News the Dept. of Homeland Security approved the notary authorizations. “We found over 320 nonpermanent residents that her office commissioned as notaries. Including one that was slated for final deportation,” Millis said. “It’s very concerning not just...
  • Toddler, days-old infant found dead in Hoke County; father charged

    03/25/2017 10:18:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    wral ^ | march 25, 2017 | STAFF
    Raeford, N.C. — A toddler and days-old infant who were reported missing Friday following a domestic incident in Fayetteville were found stabbed to death early Saturday in Hoke County, and their father is charged with their deaths, Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said. Authorities discovered the bodies of 2-year-old Serenity Freeman and 4-day-old Genesis Freeman at about 2 a.m. inside a car off the side of the road near the intersection of N.C. Highway 211 and Army Road. Both children were stabbed multiple times, Peterkin said
  • (Vanity) Website Highlights Crimes by Illegals in North Carolina

    03/22/2017 6:02:01 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    Monthly Child Rape Charges by Illegal Aliens 1) February 2017 19 illegal aliens arrested for 37 child rape/sexual assault charges in NC here 2) January 2017 21 illegal aliens arrested for 49 child rape/sexual assault charges in NC here 3) December 2016 18 illegal aliens arrested for 48 child rape/sexual assault charges in NC here 4) November 2016 16 illegal aliens arrested for 82 child rape/sexual assault charges in NC here 5) October 2016 13 illegal aliens arrested for 33 child rape/sexual assault charges in NC here 6) September 2016 9 illegal aliens arrested for 31 child rape/sexual assault charges...
  • How did it all go wrong for Duke?

    03/20/2017 6:26:26 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 38 replies
    espn ^ | 03/20/2017 | c. l. brown
    Sept. 12: The NCAA, citing a commitment to fairness and inclusion, announces it would move seven championship events from the state of North Carolina. That included first- and second-round games for the NCAA men's basketball tournament that were slated for Greensboro, N.C., for March 17-19, 2017. It is in direct response to the state's passing of House Bill 2, also known as the "bathroom bill," which critics say discriminates against the LGBT community.
  • Teenager In North Carolina Beheads His Own Mother, Mutilates Her Body And Face

    03/16/2017 1:59:49 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 26 replies ^ | 03/16/2017 | Theodore Shoebat
    The Franklin County teen deputies say beheaded his mom Monday afternoon was released from a mental health facility less a week before the killing, a family friend said. Miriam Banegas, a longtime friend of the Funes-Machado family, said she is heartbroken over the loss of Yesenia Funes Beatriz Machada and concerned for the son, Oliver, who is accused in the killing. “He did it with his hands, but he didn’t do it with his heart. Like it was a product of something else,” Banegas said Wednesday through a translator. The home where it happened was called a “gruesome scene” by...
  • Farewell, old friend: Touching moment Air Force dog handler hugs his dead....

    03/10/2017 1:02:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 10, 2017 | Abigail Miller For
    FULL TITLE: Farewell, old friend: Touching moment Air Force dog handler hugs his dead K-9 draped in an American flag moments before he was laid to rest A heartbreaking photo shows the moment an Air Force sergeant had to say goodbye to his K9 partner. Air Force sergeant Kyle Smith, from Gastonia, North Carolina, said that having to put Bodza down was one of the hardest things that he has ever done. He was euthanized on Thursday, and a military canine trainer draped a flag over his body. A photo shows Smith giving Bodza one final hug as he was...