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  • Raleigh boy finds strength to beat cancer through music

    07/22/2018 1:42:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    abc11 ^ | Friday, March 16, 2018 | Stephanie Lopez
    RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) -- A fourth-grader at Walnut Creek Elementary has overcome the battle of a lifetime and learned to play violin along the way, thanks to the help of a local non-profit. Tyler Butler-Figueroa was diagnosed with leukemia at four years old. ... Tyler is in remission now, after years of chemotherapy, but he lost his hair, switched schools, faced some bullying and had his dream of playing sports put to an end after he started his chemo treatment. Now, he's found new inspiration in music. Tyler has received free music lessons and a violin after discovering a local...
  • Gun rights supporters rally in Orange County

    07/21/2018 8:34:01 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 33 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...
  • 2020 Republican convention goes to Charlotte, the lonely and reluctant bidder in age of Trump

    07/20/2018 4:24:51 PM PDT · by lionstar · 78 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Jul 20, 2018 | Noah Bierman
    As Americans fought in recent weeks over whether restaurants should refuse to serve top aides to President Trump, an entire city has been debating what it means to host his convention for reelection. Charlotte won the rights to the 2020 Republican National Convention on Friday. But that's largely because it faced little serious competition. And even before the victory was announced in Austin, Texas, this thriving, progressive urban island in the Trump-friendly South was suffering some buyer's remorse. Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, a Democrat, says the decision to host the convention was the hardest she has tackled — "not just...
  • Erdogan wants more from Trump before Turkey will free pastor

    07/19/2018 2:25:46 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | July 18, 2018 | Amberin Zaman
    Defying expectations, a Turkish court rebuffed appeals today to free Andrew Brunson, the US pastor whose trial on bogus terror charges has become a litmus test for turbulent ties between Turkey and the United States. The trial was adjourned until Oct. 12.The North Carolina pastor has been charged with espionage and links to coup plotters and Kurdish militants and could face up to 35 years if convicted. Brunson continued to deny any wrongdoing in his third courtroom hearing, amid a string of wild assertions from witnesses for the prosecution. “I am an innocent man on all these charges. I reject...
  • GOP Volunteers Kicked Out Of Uber As Driver Says ‘Welcome To The Resistance’

    07/16/2018 8:31:01 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/15/18 | Julia Cohen
    Six Republican campaign volunteers say they were kicked out of an Uber on Saturday as their driver told them “welcome to the resistance.” The six volunteers were told halfway to their destination in Raleigh, North Carolina, to exit the vehicle at a gas station because the driver “had the right to deny [them] service,” Mary Russell, one of the riders in the Uber, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The six riders exited the car and were told, “Welcome to the resistance,” as the driver drove away. “It was clear based on our mild conservative political talk that the driver...
  • House GOP questions FBI lawyer for second day (Lisa Page)

    07/16/2018 4:58:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/16/18 | Olivia Beavers
    House Republicans grilled former FBI lawyer Lisa Page behind closed doors on Monday as they sought to make the case that bias influenced the bureau’s investigations of President Trump and Hillary Clinton. It was the second day of a grueling interview for Page, whose emails and text messages with FBI agent Peter Strzok have been cited by GOP lawmakers as suggesting the FBI was biased against the Republican presidential candidate. Lawmakers from the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform committees remained mostly tight-lipped on the details of her testimony, though multiple Republicans praised her as cooperative and forthcoming....
  • Cruise line plans to hire up to 200 at-home agents in Triad (North Carolina)

    07/14/2018 6:20:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The News and Record ^ | July 12, 2018 | Richard Craver, The Winston-Salem Journal
    The Triad’s economic-development groups said Thursday they have successfully recruited Norwegian Cruise Line to create a work-from-home agent cluster in the region that could lead up to 200 full-time jobs. The agents, serving in an entry-level position, will be the first point of contact for guests and travel agents looking to design a vacation on the cruise line, which visits 300 destinations globally. The cruise line plans to begin its hiring process with interviews taking place Wednesday. It said it may take as long as 18 months to complete its hiring initiative. The interviews will be held at Forsyth Technical...
  • Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus

    07/14/2018 10:15:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Scott Wong
    Early jockeying has begun in the race for chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee — the largest caucus on Capitol Hill, and one that has seen its influence grow with Donald Trump in the White House. At least five House Republicans told The Hill they are weighing bids to replace the group's chairman, Rep. Mark Walker (N.C.). Known informally as the RSC, the caucus imposes a two-year term limit on its chairman, giving more members a chance to lead. So far, the possible contenders are: four-term Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Mo.); three-term Rep. Roger Williams (Texas); two-term Rep. Barry Loudermilk...
  • Mystery Surrounds Death of 18-Year Old Girl After an Incomplete Abortion

    07/12/2018 9:41:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | July 12, 2018 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Charlotte, NC – Even though Diamond Renee Williams died in 2016, it is still extremely emotional for her mother, Shakira, to talk about it. It was January 23 of that year, one day after supporters of abortion around the nation celebrated 43 years of Roe v. Wade and so-called “safe and legal” abortion on demand. But it’s doubtful that eighteen-year old Diamond Williams had the politics of abortion on her mind as she and her mom reported to the Carolina Center for Women, an abortion facility on Wendover Road in Charlotte, North Carolina, for a scheduled six-week surgical abortion. Diamond,...
  • How Florida spread oxy across half of America

    07/11/2018 10:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Metro West Daily News ^ | July 8, 2018 | Pat Beall, The Palm Beach Post
    Reliably red on the political map, Huntington is a West Virginia town with a 191-year-old university, a storied football team and more than 100 churches. It’s where Will Lockwood graduated from high school. It’s where he enrolled at Marshall University. It’s where he first tried OxyContin. By the time Lockwood entered Marshall as a freshman, Detroit dealers were trickling into Huntington selling OxyContin and pills with OxyContin’s active ingredient, oxycodone. Even though Lockwood could step out his front door and get the drug, Detroit street dealers weren’t the preferred supplier. Florida was. It may be 1,000 miles away, but to...
  • GOP Sen Tillis: ‘100 Percent’ Chance Kavanaugh Nomination Confirmed in September

    07/11/2018 4:11:19 PM PDT · by MountainWalker · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/11/2018 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Hugh Hewitt’s nationally syndicated radio show, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he anticipated that Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the vacancy left by the retiring Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, would be confirmed during September. Should Kavanaugh be confirmed by mid-September, which Tillis said it was a 100 percent chance probability, it would set Kavanaugh up for the beginning of the high court’s term in October.
  • ‘Unmasking Antifa Act' includes 15-year prison term proposal

    07/10/2018 5:24:58 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    The “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018,” legislation introduced in the House, carries a potential 15-year prison sentence for those caught engaging in behaviors typically associated with the “antifa” movement of anti-fascist activists. Under the act, anyone “wearing a mask” or in disguise who “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person … in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege” is subject to a fine or up to 15 years in prison. The bill was introduced in the House last month but received renewed attention on Tuesday after alt-right personality Mike Cernovich encouraged his followers to call their...
  • NC woman seriously injured after officer shoots her while trying to shoot her brother

    07/09/2018 3:12:14 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 40 replies
    CBS17 ^ | 7/9/17 | staff
    GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - A woman was seriously injured following an officer-involved shooting in Gaston County late Sunday night. According to the Gastonia Police Department, officers were looking for Jarvis Lynn in the area of Gray Street around 11:30 p.m. A warrant states officers received a call about a noise disturbance in the area. Police said Lynn had a pistol at the time of the shooting. That's when officers shot Lynn's sister, in an attempt to shoot Lynn, officials say. Gaston County EMS said the woman was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries but, police say, she...
  • Charlotte councilman posts video asking citizens to weigh in on 2020 RNC bid

    07/06/2018 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Wave3 ^ | 7/02/18
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte City Councilman Braxton Winston posted a video on Facebook Monday asking citizens to weigh in on the possibility of the Republican National Convention coming to the Queen City in 2020. As of Monday, Charlotte and Las Vegas were the final two cities in the running to host the 2020 RNC. In his Facebook post, Winston says it is "all but guaranteed that Charlotte will be selected" to host the event. **SNIP** "We would be asking the people of Charlotte to host a celebration for a brand of politics that has been highly divisive and some...
  • 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.
  • Woman met man on ‘Farmers Only’ then killed him: cops

    06/29/2018 6:17:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 28, 2018 | Jackie Salo
    A North Carolina woman allegedly shot and killed a man she met through dating site “Farmers Only” after their relationship ended, according to officials. Sheri Williams Jones, 57, turned herself in Monday at the Cumberland County Detention Center in the 2015 murder of 61-year-old Clarence Smith, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office didn’t say why it took three years for Jones to be charged for the shooting, which she claimed at the time was in “self-defense.”
  • Utility meter company to add 301 jobs in Durham (Average pay $94,927 in North Carolina)

    06/26/2018 8:35:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | June 26, 2018 | John Murawski
    Utility meter maker Sensus plans to add 301 jobs in Durham County and invest $4 million in its facility there by 2019. The company can qualify for up to $4.7 million in state financial incentives if it meets the hiring and investment targets over 12 years, according to the office of Gov. Roy Cooper. Sensus plans to expand its operations at Keystone Technology Park on Davis Drive in Durham County, where the company has manufacturing, research and development and general office space. Raleigh-based Sensus already employs 684 people at its Raleigh headquarters and in Durham County. Sensus employs more than...
  • A Spending Embarrassment

    06/24/2018 11:46:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2018 | WSJ Editorial Board
    Republicans have had a rough week, mostly of their own making, and on Wednesday they added to their self-punishment with a spending fiasco in the Senate. Two GOP Senators blocked the Trump Administration’s rescissions package that would claw back $15 billion, much of which wasn’t even likely to be spent under current policy. A Senate procedural vote to move the rescissions package failed 48-50 after defections from Susan Collins of Maine and Richard Burr of North Carolina. From what we’ve heard Ms. Collins wanted to keep the money on ice so if it isn’t spent as part of its current...
  • Oops, Trump almost had a $125 billion border wall

    06/21/2018 12:49:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 21, 2018 | Lauren Fox
    House Republicans had to scramble late Wednesday night to fix a drafting error in a conservative immigration bill that would have accidentally given President Donald Trump $125 billion for border security, including his wall instead of the $25 billion intended. The error, which happens occasionally during legislative drafting accidentally allocated $25 billion per year for five years rather than allocating the $25 billion over a five-year period. The error, first reported by Politico, was just one of the last-minute hiccups that's unfolded around the House's immigration votes, which will occur later today and aren't likely to pass. House Freedom Caucus...
  • Mark Meadows unloads on Paul Ryan in heated floor exchange

    06/20/2018 5:50:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    MSN/CNN ^ | 6-20-2018 | Ashley Killough and Phil Mattingly
    On the eve of two major immigration votes, weeks of hard-fought negotiations took a turn with a heated blowup on the House floor between two lead negotiators. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, a conservative Republican from North Carolina, erupted at House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin over their agreement involving two major immigration bills, saying several times, "I'm done," while pointing in an animated fashion at the top House Republican and raising his voice as their colleagues watched. The explosion drew widespread attention from inside the chamber and out -- and surfaced once again the long-simmering tension between House...