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  • THE President speaks to Marines at Camp Lejeune, NC (LIVE THREAD)

    04/03/2003 7:36:23 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 110 replies · 374+ views
    Foxnews
    Bush is about to speak to troops in Camp Lejeune according to Foxnews...developing! A very large crowd has gathered to hear our hero speak!
  • Tennessee woman claims stake in N.C. copy of Bill of Rights [plus zingers from Easley(!)]

    03/24/2003 7:35:48 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 9 replies · 129+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) ^ | March 24, 2003 | The Associated Press
    Tennessee woman claims stake in N.C. copy of Bill of Rights The Associated Press March 24, 2003   12:22 am RALEIGH, N.C. -- A Tennessee woman is trying to stake a claim to an original copy of the Bill of Rights stolen from the North Carolina statehouse by a Union soldier during the Civil War.The FBI recovered the document Wednesday after an undercover sting operation in Philadelphia.June Griffin, leader of the private Bill of Rights Committee for Tennessee, says the Volunteer State should share the historic document with North Carolina -- or at least get a copy to display."Since...
  • After Rally Report from Raleigh NC

    03/22/2003 4:44:09 PM PST · by mykdsmom · 134 replies · 1,107+ views
    ME | 3/22/03 | mykdsmom
    We had a GREAT turnout for our Rally for America in Raleigh today. Crowd estimates are between 500-750 people. The weather was great, the speakers and singers were awesome and awe inspiring.I am SO PROUD to be an American and part of Free Republic. I can't begin to tell you the dozens of people that came up to us today to thank us for sponsoring this rally. I'll let all that attended post their reports here and I'll have the pictures up soon.Freepers in attendence were :Spacewarp, Wise Counsel, Goosie, Skeet's Wife, Skeet, Howlin, mykdsmom & husband, Freedom'sWorthIt, Constitution Day...
  • Carrboro, N.C. To Hold In Support Of France's Position On War

    03/13/2003 6:29:31 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 40 replies · 286+ views
    WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC) ^ | March 13, 2003 | The Associated Press
    <p>CARRBORO, N.C. -- There is no talk of changing french fries to "freedom fries" here in the self-proclaimed "Paris of the Piedmont."</p> <p>The Carrboro Board of Aldermen has proclaimed April to be French Trade Month in support of France's stand against a possible U.S.-led war in Iraq. The 17,240 town residents are encouraged to buy and consume French products during the month.</p>
  • RALLY FOR AMERICA: 3/22/03, State Capitol, Raleigh, NC

    03/10/2003 2:12:06 PM PST · by Constitution Day · 161 replies · 2,104+ views
    Old North State Freepers | March 10, 2003 | Constitution Day
    Old North State Chapter, Free Republic Network RALLY FOR AMERICA – Raleigh, NC – 3/22/2003 The NC Chapter of the Free Republic Network announces a rally in support of our military, our President, and the war on Iraq. Speakers will include: John Armor, Esq., (Congressman Billybob)Civil rights attorney in the Supreme Court, author of articles and booksJim Snyderformer GOP primary candidate for U.S. SenateAdditional speakers to be announced soon.  Date: Saturday, March, 22, 2003 Time: 12 PM to 2:00 PM. Location: State Capitol grounds, downtown Raleigh Bring your flag, your family and signs. Sorry, no pets allowed.  COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR...
  • NC: War Protests Continue in Triangle; Protesters Ready To Be More Aggressive

    03/10/2003 7:11:22 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 31 replies · 236+ views
    WRAL-TV 5 (Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville, NC) ^ | March 10, 2003 | WRAL.com staff
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. -- War protesters held several events in the Triangle over the weekend as the U.S. moved closer to a possible war with Iraq.</p> <p>A large group rallied near Brightleaf Square in Durham on Saturday. In a symbolic gesture, the protesters lined up plastic bags signifying body bags - stressing their point that toppling Sadaam Hussein isn't worth American casualties.</p>
  • SUPPORT OUR TROOPS RALLY (Fayetteville, North Carolina)

    02/28/2003 3:33:19 AM PST · by GOD_BLESS_AMERICA_NC · 26 replies · 702+ views
    28 February 2003 | JoAnne Jones
    “Support Our Troops” Fayetteville, North Carolina The families and friends of the military would like to stage a "Support Our Troops" gathering at the Cumberland County Department of Social Services Building on March 8th from 10 a.m.-1p.m. Our residents want to show support for the brave men and women who are serving to protect our freedom. This is important. Our troops deserve support right now! They're laying it on the line for us overseas and all they see in the media is hundreds of thousands of anti-war/anti-American demonstrators marching in our streets. It is evident that the Anti-war Protests frustrate...
  • Pitt County elects North Carolina's first Hispanic GOP county chairman

    03/05/2003 8:17:25 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 11 replies · 336+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.) ^ | March 5, 2003 | The Associated Press
    Pitt elects state's first Hispanic GOP county chairman The Associated Press March 5, 2003   6:53 am GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Pitt County Republicans have elected the state party's first Hispanic county chairman, a man who fled from Nicaragua 23 years ago.Javier Castillo, 52, was elected to a two-year chairmanship during the party's annual convention. Castillo served as the party treasurer for eight years and on its executive committee."For the next two years, we want to work as a team to get the Republican Party to grow. We see it as the party of opportunity for individuals who want to...
  • NC Freepers! Monthly chapter meeting: Tues March 4th, 7 PM, Tir na nOg, Raleigh

    03/02/2003 8:03:50 PM PST · by Constitution Day · 41 replies · 245+ views
    Constitution Day ^ | March 2, 2003 | Constitution Day
    Raleigh area FReepers, and those (like me) who don't mind driving a bit: As we do (almost) every month, we are meeting on Tuesday night at Tir na nÓg in Raleigh, NC.FReepers and lurkers are welcome.I look forward to seeing some of you there on March 4th!Don't be a FINO (Freeper In Name Only) - come out and join us! FRegards, Constitution Day  The place: Tir na nÓg Irish Pub 218 S. Blount St., Raleigh. (919) 833-7795 http://www.tnnpub.com
  • DNC Chairman Calls for Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) to Resign Chairmanship

    02/28/2003 5:44:36 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 54 replies · 384+ views
    WRAL-TV 5 (Raleigh, NC) ^ | February 28, 2003 | The Associated Press
    <p>The Democratic National Committee has called on North Carolina congressman Howard Coble to resign his subcommittee chairmanship after remarks suggesting Japanese-Americans were interned during World War II for their own protection.</p> <p>The committee passed a resolution urging Coble, a Greensboro Republican, to step down from his post as chairman of the House Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security subcommittee, according to a statement released this week.</p>
  • Is al-Arian linked to N.C. Qaida cell?

    02/27/2003 4:15:56 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 390+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, February 27, 2003 | By Paul Sperry
    WASHINGTON – The brother-in-law of alleged terrorist co-conspirator Sami al-Arian attended engineering classes at the same college and time as the suspected mastermind behind the Sept. 11 terror plot, records at the North Carolina college show. The overlap raises questions about the extent of al-Arian's ties to terrorist groups. He and his brother-in-law, Mazen al-Najjar, have been accused by federal authorities of supporting Hamas, a Palestinian militia responsible for anti-Israeli suicide bombings, through an elaborate network of terrorist front groups and fund-raising arms. Mazen al-Najjar Al-Najjar, a Palestinian refugee, was arrested in 1997 and deported last year. Al-Arian, who also...
  • Poll: Most in N.C. favor war

    02/21/2003 6:30:08 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 15 replies · 194+ views
    The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) ^ | February 21, 2003 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Most in N.C. favor war ABOUT THE POLL Polling is a tool for estimating the state of public opinion based on a random sampling of a population. For this poll, The News & Observer commissioned Research2000, a nonpartisan polling firm in Rockville, Md., to survey likely voters in North Carolina. The firm does surveys for the media, advocacy groups, trade associations and businesses but does not work with political candidates. The company did telephone interviews between Sunday and Wednesday with adults who said they voted regularly in elections. It randomly called residents in telephone exchanges across the state, giving...
  • Dueling rallies for war, peace (NC Patriots' Rally mentioned in Raleigh N&O)

    02/14/2003 5:49:27 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 31 replies · 319+ views
    The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC) ^ | February 14, 2003 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Staff Writer
    Friday, February 14, 2003 6:12AM EST Dueling rallies for war, peace By MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE, Staff Writer RALEIGH -- Organizers who hope to draw thousands to an antiwar rally at the Capitol on Saturday must deal with a pro-war rally that will be just around the corner at the same time. But they said Thursday that they aren't worried about any friction. "All voices need to be heard on this, despite what side you're on," said Mandy Carter, co-emcee for the antiwar rally, being advertised as a rally for peace and timed to coincide with similar events in more than...
  • N.C. Congressman Says Internment of Japanese-Americans During World War II Was Appropriate

    02/05/2003 4:16:00 PM PST · by Jean S · 133 replies · 2,653+ views
    AP ^ | 2/5/03 | The Associated Press
    HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) - A congressman who heads a homeland security subcommittee said on a radio call-in program that he agreed with the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. A fellow congressman who was interned as a child criticized Coble for his comment on Wednesday, as did advocacy groups. Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C., made the remark Tuesday on WKZL-FM when a caller suggested Arabs in the United States should be confined. Coble, chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, said that he didn't agree with the caller but did agree with President Franklin D....
  • (N.C. Senator) Basnight (D-Dare) Names Four Republicans As Committee Heads

    02/05/2003 6:22:48 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 10 replies · 226+ views
    WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC) ^ | February 4, 2003 | The Associated Press
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. -- Senate leader Marc Basnight named Senate committee members Tuesday, including a first for him - selecting four Republicans as chairmen.</p> <p>Democrats will continue to head the powerful Appropriations and Finance committees, which set budget and tax policy, but GOP senators will head a judiciary committee and serve as co-chairs of education, health and information technology committees.</p>
  • NC Chapter Free Republic Meeting 2/4

    01/31/2003 10:25:09 AM PST · by mykdsmom · 38 replies · 62+ views
    January 31, 2003 | mykdsmom
    Raleigh area FReepers, and those who don't mind driving a bit: On Tuesday night, February 4, 2003, we are getting together for our first NC FReeper meeting of the new year. We will be at our usual place Tir na nÓg Irish Pub in downtown Raleigh at 7 pm. We have made arrangements for a private meeting room that you will see on your right hand side toward the back as you walk in the front door. Constitution Day is at CPAC right now and will be giving us a report of his CPAC experience at the meeting. He called...
  • School reverses (Confederate) flag ban

    01/30/2003 4:03:19 AM PST · by mykdsmom · 88 replies · 452+ views
    News and Observer ^ | January 30, 2003 | ELLEN SUNG
    CLAYTON -- Johnston schools Superintendent James Causby said Wednesday that Clayton High School will no longer stop students from wearing the Confederate flag after a parent complained that the ban was unconstitutional. Clayton High School principal Jerry Smith banned the symbol Oct. 30, when a group of students wore Confederate insignia to school on the same day in memory of a friend who died the previous year. Smith told the students the Confederate symbol violated the district's dress code, which prohibits clothing that disrupts the classroom. Some students protested the next day by wearing the emblem again. School officials said...
  • (US. Sen. John) Edwards Wants Confederate Flag Removed From S.C. Capitol Grounds

    01/21/2003 6:49:20 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 88 replies · 472+ views
    AP / WRAL.com ^ | January 21, 2003 | The Associated Press
    <p>COLUMBIA, S.C. -- North Carolina Sen. John Edwards says he supports the NAACP's boycott of South Carolina to protest the display of the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds.</p> <p>Edwards, who was in Columbia on Monday for a Martin Luther King Jr. event, is the third Democratic presidential candidate to oppose the banner.</p>
  • N.C. man's remains buried after 57 years (missing WW2 soldier)

    01/09/2003 5:44:00 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 36 replies · 292+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) ^ | January 8, 2003 | The Associated Press
    N.C. man's remains buried after 57 years The Associated Press January 8, 2003   8:01 pm DENTON, N.C. -- For 57 years, the gravestone of Lt. Fred Smith sat over an empty grave. His remains were finally lowered into the ground with full military honors Wednesday."This is really a thanksgiving day," said Smith's widow, 84-year-old Dee MacDonald of Rutherfordton. "We are thankful to finally know what happened to him and we are thankful to finally have him home."On Sept. 7, 1945, five days after the Japanese formally surrendered to end World War II, Smith and seven other men took...
  • State (North Carolina) Gets 'C' on Gun Violence Prevention

    01/08/2003 9:22:53 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 49 replies · 472+ views
    WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC) ^ | January 8, 2003 | Staff
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina has received a 'C' on the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence report card.</p> <p>Rachel Smith, co-President of the North Carolina Council of The Million Mom March says the fact that there's no law mandating locks for all guns sold in the state probably contributed to the lower grade.</p>