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  • A green card holder voted illegally 3 times in North Carolina..judge scolds election officials

    01/21/2019 9:01:26 AM PST · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    News & Observer / MSN ^ | Janaury 18, 2019
    RALEIGH, N.C. - Hyo Suk George lived legally in the United States for nearly 20 years before she voted in her first election, coaxed to cast her ballot by an enthusiastic town council member at church. To register, she presented a green card, Social Security number and driver's license - proof enough for the elections officials in Columbus County - then voted in 2008, 2010 and 2016. But on Thursday, George, 70, faced charges of illegal voting from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, for which she might have spent six months in prison. Instead, U.S. District Court Judge Terrence...
  • Bad math: Software error tweaks grades in North Carolina schools

    01/18/2019 5:05:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | 1/18/19
    RALEIGH -- A software error caused public school students around North Carolina to receive incorrect end-of-term grades this school year, state education officials said. The Department of Public Instruction said it has been advising districts about the problem with PowerSchool software since December, after many schools sent home first-quarter report cards. The error could have affected as many as 109 school districts and 59 charter schools in the state, but it's not clear exactly how many students were impacted. **SNIP** The department initially thought the rounding problem was limited to grades ending in certain decimal points, but Elliot said state...
  • State House speaker invites Trump to give his State of the Union in North Carolina

    01/18/2019 2:32:26 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    News & Observer ^ | Jan 18, 2019 | Lynn Bonner
    Rebuffed by one House speaker, President Donald Trump is invited to give his State of the Union speech in North Carolina by state House Speaker Tim Moore. Moore on Friday released a letter inviting the president to North Carolina to give the speech in the state House chamber. “I attended your first State of the Union address in Washington D.C. last year,” Moore wrote. “It was an unforgettable experience to witness this tradition of our commander-in-chief’s speech to a joint session of Congress. “I also believe taking your message outside of the nation’s gilded capital to a state government venue...
  • Women’s March losing steam, supporters amid anti-Semitism concerns

    01/18/2019 8:34:03 AM PST · by ETL · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 18, 2019 | Adam Shaw | Fox News
    The Women’s March, which was hailed as an international rebuke of President Trump in 2017 when throngs of activists took the streets the day after his inauguration, is steadily losing supporters amid an anti-Semitism scandal that won't go away. The march will be held in D.C. again on Saturday at the National Mall, but the controversial ties of organizers have caused the campaign to lose steam. Groups ranging from EMILY’s List to The National Council of Jewish Women as well as high-profile Democratic politicians are keeping their distance, even as other prominent organizations stand by the movement -- and newly announced 2020 candidate...
  • UNC-Asheville faces pressure to disinvite pro-Farrakhan Women's March speaker

    01/17/2019 7:02:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 16, 2019 | Matthew Stein
    A Jewish student group at the University of North Carolina-Asheville has denounced the university for inviting Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory, who has defended Nation of Islam founder Louis Farrakhan, as a speaker. Farrakhan has compared Jewish people to “termites” and characterized Adolf Hitler as a “very great man.” Mallory, who is scheduled to speak during UNC-Asheville's Martin Luther King, Jr. Week on Jan. 24, has worked with the Nation of Islam and praised the minister, but noted she does not agree with “everything” he has said regarding Jewish people.
  • Women's March relocates from National Mall to smaller venue amid bad weather, loss of support

    01/17/2019 4:49:00 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Aldridge’s Richardson
    Three days before the 2019 Women’s March, organizers announced they had moved to a smaller venue as the third annual march confronts bad weather, a government shutdown and a dramatic drop of support on the left. The Women’s March said Wednesday it had changed its starting point to Freedom Plaza at the corner of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue — instead of the National Mall — with plans to march “past the Trump Hotel.” The Women’s March said it had been required to relocate by the National Park Service due to snow and accused the agency of pressuring the group...
  • Defending Women’s March Leaders, Farrakhan Media Outlet Slams Jews and White Women

    01/16/2019 2:39:22 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 16 replies
    CNS ^ | 1/16/19
    – As the Women’s March continues to suffer defections over its leaders’ associations with Louis Farrakhan, the controversial preacher’s Nation of Islam has been hitting back, accusing “Jewish and white women” of trying to undermine the movement ahead of its planned march this weekend. In racially-charged columns, the Nation of Islam organ The Final Call has been slamming prominent critics who have raised concerns about anti-Semitism and called on the Women’s March leaders to resign. In doing so, the writers have accused “white women,” among other things, of supporting the oppression of blacks, and of historical complicity in rapes and...
  • Democratic National Committee drops partnership with Women’s March

    01/15/2019 9:57:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Jewish News Sndicate ^ | January 15, 2019 | Jackson Richman
    The Democratic National Committee has dropped its partnership in the Women’s March over anti-Semitism concerns, according to a Democratic source. This development comes amid accusations of anti-Semitism within the movement’s leadership, causing many organizations to drop their support of the this year’s march, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19. There have been calls for firms to back out.
  • Women's March leader Tamika Mallory refuses to condemn Louis Farrakhan as interview backfires

    01/15/2019 1:50:53 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    Women’s March national co-chair Tamika D. Mallory’s attempt to tamp down anti-Semitism concerns prior to next weekend’s march may have backfired. Ms. Mallory refused to condemn Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in an appearance Monday on ABC’s “The View” under tough questioning from co-host Meghan McCain, who asked about Mr. Farrakhan’s past comments on “wicked Jews, “false Jews,” and homosexuality. “We did not make those remarks,” said Ms. Mallory. “What I will say to you is that I don’t agree with many of Minister Farrakhan’s statements.” Asked about his remarks about Jewish people, Ms. Mallory repeated, “As I said,...
  • Pickup drivers block Tesla chargers in widening trend

    01/02/2019 3:09:13 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 114 replies
    E&E News ^ | 01/02/2019 | Maxine Joselow
    Forget "rolling coal." A new trend called "ICE-ing," in which pickup truck owners purposefully block electric vehicle charging stations, appears to be gaining ground around the country. The practice, whose name is derived from "internal combustion engine," was observed over the holidays at a Sheetz gas station in Hickory, N.C. Reddit user Leicina shared a photo on Dec. 23, 2018, of three large pickups blocking access to Tesla Inc. charging stations. The drivers apparently chanted "----Tesla." "I've never had a supercharging experience like this one," wrote Leicina, who owns a Tesla Model 3. "These trucks blocked all the chargers, chanted...
  • 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...
  • Six GOP Senators Offer to Trade Amnesties for Border Wall plus Cheap Labor

    01/10/2019 3:05:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 10,2019 | Neil Munro
    Six GOP Senators briefed Jared Kushner and President Donald Trump’s top congressional aide about a plan to swap two amnesties in exchange for border-wall funding. The six GOP Senators included Graham, North Carolina’s Thom Tillis, Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, Ohio’s Rob Portman, Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, and Maine’s Susan Collins. The Senators’ draft offer to the Democrats, however, also includes incentives sought by GOP-aligned business groups, such as an expansion of the H-2B blue collar visa-worker program. Few Democrats support the H-2B visa program but its inclusion could encourage GOP legislators to ignore protests from the GOP’s pro-American base. Several GOP Senators...
  • 2 women arrested for sexually assaulting transgender person at Raleigh bar

    01/08/2019 6:51:11 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 56 replies
    CBS 17 ^ | Jan 08, 2019 | Staff
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Two women were arrested for sexually assaulting a transgender person at a bar in Raleigh, records show. An incident report states that the victim reported on Dec. 10, 2018 being forcibly fondled at the Milk Bar. According to the 911 call, the victim, a transgender woman, reported being assaulted in the bathroom at the bar. Arrest records show Amber Harrell, 38, and Jessica Fowler, 31, were arrested in connection with the assault. Both are charged with second-degree kidnapping and sexual battery. The victim said in the 911 call that two women in the bathroom were joking...
  • A Mysterious Disease Left This College Marathoner Paralyzed. Here’s How She Got Back on Her Feet

    01/07/2019 6:35:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 3, 2019 | Hailey Middlebrook
    Two days after her 21st birthday on May 25, 2018, Anastasia Soule was lying in an emergency room in New Orleans, Louisiana. She didn’t see it coming. And she definitely wasn’t prepared for what came next. Before things went south, the weekend was set to be the ultimate mother-daughter getaway. Soule, a senior studying economics and public policy at the University of North Carolina, had planned a vacation to New Orleans with her mom, opting for a few relaxed days exploring the Southern city instead of a rowdy trip with friends. But from the moment their plane landed on Thursday,...
  • Hoyer: Democrats won't seat NC Republican amid election fraud investigation

    12/28/2018 5:13:33 PM PST · by Kenny Bania · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | DEC 28, 2018 | John Bowden
    House Democrats will refuse to seat North Carolina Republican candidate Mark Harris on Jan. 3 as state election authorities investigate election fraud claims surrounding his race, incoming House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Friday. Hoyer told The Washington Post that Democrats would oppose any effort to seat Harris, who leads Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes in the state's 9th District.
  • Pharma Companies in the Carolinas Are Hiring for Hundreds of Positions

    12/23/2018 11:18:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    BioSpace ^ | December 21, 2018 | Alex Keown
    After enduring a deluge from multiple hurricanes earlier this year, the Carolinas are about to be flooded with something else far more preferable – jobs. Pharma companies based in both North and South Carolina are hiring for hundreds of positions, according to reports. In Raleigh, N.C., RedHill Biopharma is expecting to hire some additional employees following a $25 million underwritten offer in August and a $20 million underwritten public offering earlier this month. Speaking to WRAL TechWire, RedHill Chief Executive Officer Dror Ben-Asher noted that the funding will be used to support the company’s commercial capabilities. With the anticipation of...
  • Chesnee area company to reopen plant, hire 300 workers ($19 to $25 an hour in North Carolina)

    12/20/2018 7:20:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Spartanburg Herald-Journal ^ | December 20, 2018 | Bob Montgomery
    A Pittsburgh-based company with a facility near Chesnee in Mooresboro, N.C., is investing $160 million to reopen a zinc processing facility this spring and hire 300 workers. American Zinc Products has begun hiring for jobs that pay an average of $16.25 an hour, such as logistics coordinator, control room operator, material handler, safety specialist and operations supervisor. A hiring event is planned for Jan. 26 at Spartanburg Community College....
  • Russian couple at center of FBI raid in court

    12/18/2018 10:40:03 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 12 replies
    wraltv ^ | 12/18/18 | Amanda Lamb and Natalie Matthews
    Raleigh, N.C. — The couple at the center of an international money laundering and murder-for-hire case appeared in federal court again on Tuesday morning in Raleigh. Investigators say Tanya and Leonid Teyf profited off a $150 million kickback scheme involving a contract with the Russian military and used the proceeds to purchase their multimillion-dollar mansion. Since December 2010, the couple opened at least 70 financial accounts at four different banks, and wire transfers show money coming into the couple’s bank accounts from countries known to launder money, including Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Panama and Seychelles. Investigators said the Teyfs...
  • Cohesity Plans to Hire Nearly 400 Employees at Its San Jose and Research Triangle Park Locations

    12/17/2018 1:33:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Business Wire ^ | December 17, 2018 | Jenni Adair
    Cohesity, the leader of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced it is significantly expanding its employee base and office footprint in the United States to meet explosive customer demand and to continue its rapid pace of innovation. Cohesity is planning to hire 300 new employees by summer 2019 at its San Jose headquarters, nearly doubling the employee headcount at that location. Cohesity also intends to double the size of its employee base at the company’s location in Research Triangle Park (RTP), hiring up to 70 employees in North Carolina. In San Jose, Cohesity is recruiting new employees across all job functions...
  • Clintons in the Crosshairs : Message Delivered, Shots Fired

    12/14/2018 8:28:10 PM PST · by bitt · 70 replies
    quodverum.com ^ | 12/14/2018 | Rex
    Don’t be distracted by doom-mongers and conspiracy theories. Today’s Congressional hearing into The Clinton Foundation was extremely important, but perhaps not in the way many expected. As Rex explains, once you understand how Trump uses Congress as a strategic weapon, the purpose of today’s kabuki show reveals itself. And it’s not good news for the enemies of The Republic. Perhaps the most interesting part of today’s explosive Congressional hearing into the Clinton Foundation, was the last few minutes. Mark Meadows (R) had a major tantrum about the investigators not turning over the 6,000 documents they have incriminating the Clintons, to...