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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
    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 | 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
  • 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 ^ | 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 / ^ | 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>
  • Commuter Plane Crash @ Charlotte NC Airport (BREAKING)

    01/08/2003 6:11:25 AM PST · by TankerKC · 250 replies · 2,372+ views ^ | 8 Jan 03 | MSNBC
    Breaking news. Charlotte to Greenville flight--19 on board. Crashed on takeoff into a US Airways hangar. More to follow...
  • From Edwards Campaign, Variation on a Theme (Efficacy of 'Regular People' Message Debated)

    01/06/2003 7:24:43 PM PST · by jern · 17 replies · 236+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 6, 2003 | Dan Balz
    If you are a Democrat, it seems, there are never enough ways to say you're for the little guy. In 2000, there was Al Gore's "people versus the powerful" and in 1992, Bill Clinton's "putting people first" and the "forgotten middle class." For years, Democrats have talked about themselves as soul mates of America's "working families." Now comes Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.), a newly minted presidential candidate with his own variation on this theme. He wants to become president, he said last week, to be "a champion for regular people."
  • Congressman Billybob on Jerry Agar, 1/6/2003

    01/06/2003 10:56:26 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 62 replies · 394+ views
    Congressman Billybob ^ | January 6, 2003 | Constitution Day
    North Carolina Freepers,Our own "Congressman Billybob" will be doing the first of a ten-part weekly series on constitutional law.He will be appearing every Monday from 5 to 6 pm Eastern on the Jerry Agar Show.This airs on 680 WPTF in Raleigh.Today's show will be on the First Amendment.I encourage all NC Freepers to listen, and to call in if they can!Local number for WPTF is 919-860-WPTF, outside the Raleigh area call toll free: 800-662-7979FRegards,Constitution Day
  • Sen. Edwards Announces White House Run

    01/01/2003 11:16:22 PM PST · by kattracks · 189 replies · 779+ views
    AP | 1/02/03 | REBECCA MILLER
    RALEIGH, N.C., Jan 02, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- Democratic Sen. John Edwards will run for president in 2004, telling guests at a party at his home Wednesday he will form an exploratory committee. The first-term senator from North Carolina told about 200 friends he will announce his plans publicly Thursday, said Walter Dellinger, a former U.S. solicitor general who attended the New Year's Day party. Edwards' guests gathered in his back yard while the senator thanked them for their support during his time in the Senate and in "what I'm going to do next." As he spoke,...
  • Myrick calls for Sen. Lott to step aside (See Ballenger quotes in article!)

    12/20/2002 5:25:12 AM PST · by wimpycat · 21 replies · 193+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | December 20, 2002 | Jim Morrill
    Two N.C. Republican members of Congress have joined those calling on embattled Sen. Trent Lott to resign as the GOP's Senate leader. U.S. Reps. Sue Myrick and Cass Ballenger are the Carolinas' first Republican lawmakers to publicly say Lott should step aside. The Mississippi Republican ignited a firestorm this month after praising Sen. Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist presidential campaign during a birthday bash for the S.C. senator. "It's in the best interest of the country if he steps down as leader so we can move forward with what the people want us to do and this isn't an issue forever,"...
  • White House thwarts Republican Jim Snyder's plans to run for US Senate (Prefer Richard Burr)

    12/18/2002 7:18:37 AM PST · by jern · 38 replies · 258+ views
    News & Observer ^ | December 18, 2002 | ROB CHRISTENSEN,
    Snyder remains untapped By ROB CHRISTENSEN, Staff Writer For Republican Jim Snyder, the White House's decision to back U.S. Rep. Richard Burr for the U.S. Senate in 2004 looks like a case of deja vu. When he sought the Republican nomination for the Senate in September, Snyder, a Lexington lawyer, found himself running against not only Elizabeth Dole but the full power of the Bush administration and the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Snyder finished a distant second to Dole with 14 percent of the vote. He's now exploring a second possible Senate bid in 2004. But he may once again...
  • Sources say Edwards likely to run for president

    12/17/2002 6:56:55 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 53 replies · 281+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) ^ | December 17, 2002 | The Associated Press
    Sources say Edwards likely to run for president The Associated Press December 17, 2002   9:33 am CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Close friends and advisers say U.S. Sen. John Edwards will almost certainly run for president in 2004, The Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday.Eight close associates said they expect Edwards, D-N.C., to join the race. He is expected to take the first formal step soon by announcing an exploratory committee, supporters said."My belief is that John will pursue the presidential nomination for the Democratic Party and pursue the presidency," said David Kirby, Edwards' best friend and former law partner.Speculation about Edwards...
  • Why now for John Edwards? (Expected to make official leap into the 2004 presidential race)

    12/08/2002 7:04:46 AM PST · by jern · 32 replies · 382+ views
    News & Observer ^ | December 8, 2002 | JOHN WAGNER
    Why now for Edwards?No more playing coy. Within weeks, John Edwards is expected to make an official leap into the 2004 presidential race, sharpening questions about his readiness and support in the South By JOHN WAGNER, Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON--U.S. Sen. John Edwards has been flirting with a presidential bid for well over a year. Now things are about to get serious. Within weeks, the North Carolina Democrat is expected to take the first formal step toward a 2004 White House run by creating a committee that will let him raise money and scour the country in search of support. In...
  • Sen. Edwards to Meet With NATO Officials (gravitas alert)

    12/03/2002 7:08:21 AM PST · by paul in cape · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-3-02 | Will Lester, AP
    WASHINGTON - Sen. John Edwards,who is considering a run for president in 2004, plans to meet with top NATO officials Tuesday in Brussels, Belgium, to talk about international politics and questions about terrorism and Iraq. The North Carolina Democrat was leaving Monday and planned to stay through Thursday, aides said. "He wants to confer with NATO officials about the recent expansion of the alliance and talk with allies about the situation in Iraq," said Michael Briggs, an Edwards spokesman. He said the trip has been planned for several weeks. While in Brussels, Briggs said, Edwards expects to meet with Javier...
  • Relatives don't believe NC man defected to North Korea

    12/02/2002 6:10:40 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 6 replies · 281+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun (Durham, North Carolina) ^ | November 30, 2002 | The Associated Press
    Relatives don't believe NC man defected to North Korea The Associated Press November 30, 2002   12:06 pm CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Relatives of a North Carolina man living in North Korea say they don't believe that the U.S. Army sergeant defected to the communist country.Instead, they say believe that Charles Robert Jenkins was kidnapped by the North Koreans, just as his wife was.So his family has renewed nearly 40 years of questions to the Army and U.S. government about what happened to Jenkins, who lived in Rich Square. They've written to his wife, but have received no response.They've never...
  • Quran lawsuit not resolved (UNC Quran reading lawsuit update)

    11/24/2002 6:05:31 AM PST · by jern · 11 replies · 1,360+ views
    The Herald-Sun ^ | Nov 23, 2002 : 10:20 pm ET | Eric Ferreri
    By Eric Ferreri : The Herald-Sun Nov 23, 2002 : 10:20 pm ET CHAPEL HILL -- Three months have passed since the cameras left, since the correspondents from CNN and MTV and the rest filed their stories about the triumph of academic freedom at Carolina, since the summer reading program controversy seemed to die down. Yet one matter remains unresolved, one last thorn in the university’s side. The lawsuit that sparked so much of this summer’s turmoil has been amended and still sits quietly in federal court in Greensboro, awaiting the attention of a judge. While many at UNC...
  • Millions vanish through misuse (NC agencies tales of misspending, theft and embezzlement )

    11/24/2002 6:15:22 AM PST · by jern · 4 replies · 304+ views
    News & Observer ^ | Nov. 24, 2002 | DAN KANE
    Millions vanish through misuseState agencies have not uniformly reported years of misspending, theft and embezzlement By DAN KANE, Staff Writer At UNC-Chapel Hill, the manager of a scholars program for doctors turned it into her personal piggy bank for groceries, CDs and books, and allowed staff and scholars to walk off with computers and furniture. Over 10 years, the theft and misuse of state property totaled $157,000. related  Credit-card spree at UNC Schools squeamish about telling names of offenders lost, stolen, missing Here's a list of items reported by state agencies in the first nine months of 2002. 66 laptop computers...
  • New deficit in N.C. may top $2 billion

    11/24/2002 6:23:19 AM PST · by jern · 12 replies · 195+ views
    News & Observer ^ | Nov. 24, 2002 | AMY GARDNER,
    New deficit in N.C. may top $2 billion By AMY GARDNER, Staff Writer Gov. Mike Easley and the General Assembly are facing yet another budget shortfall that could exceed $2 billion, and they have begun to confront the certainty that they must either cut existing programs or raise taxes when lawmakers return to Raleigh in January. Government number-crunchers already are poring over the likely big-dollar new expenses for the spending year beginning July 1. Looming largest is the need for Easley and lawmakers to replace $850 million in one-time revenue and reserves used to pay for ongoing expenses in the...
  • North Carolina: Wayne Recount Finished; GOP To Control State House

    11/15/2002 1:46:28 PM PST · by Constitution Day · 32 replies · 231+ views
    WRAL TV-5 (Raleigh, NC) ^ | November 15, 2002 | WRAL staff
    <p>WAYNE COUNTY, N.C. -- Republicans will control the state House in January after a recount declared a Republican candidate as the winner in Wayne County.</p> <p>Rep. Phil Baddour, the House majority leader since 1999, lost to Republican Louis Pate after a hand recount in Wayne County completed Friday afternoon gave Pate a 174-vote victory, a county elections official said.</p>
  • Jim Snyder may run again (NC Gov or NC Senate against John Edwards)

    11/13/2002 6:09:09 AM PST · by jern · 30 replies · 185+ views
    News & Observer ^ | November 13, 2002 | ROB CHRISTENSEN AND JOHN WAGNER
    By ROB CHRISTENSEN AND JOHN WAGNER, Staff Writers Jim Snyder, the Lexington lawyer who lost the GOP primary to Elizabeth Dole, is beginning to set his sights on Democratic Sen. John Edwards. Snyder plans to send an e-mail letter to 40,000 Republicans next week, testing the waters for a Senate bid in 2004. "I believe John Edwards can be defeated," Snyder said. Snyder said he has also received encouragement to run against Democratic Gov. Mike Easley in 2002, but he said his strongest interest is in the Senate. Snyder said he hopes to decide by April on whether he...
  • Election losses for Dems might help (Sen. John) Edwards' future chances

    11/12/2002 5:22:11 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 34 replies · 250+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) ^ | November 12, 2002 | The Associated Press
    Election losses for Dems might help Edwards' future chances The Associated Press November 12, 2002   1:49 am CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- U.S. Sen. John Edwards may suffer less damage from last week's Republican victories than other prominent Democrats considering runs for the White House in 2004, analysts say.Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt -- top party officials who are considered presidential contenders -- face growing criticism within their party for surrendering the Senate and allowing Republicans to widen their control in the House.Tied to a similar stake is former Vice President Al Gore, who...
  • Butting Heads (Golden LEAF - a N.C. Democrat slush fund?)

    11/11/2002 8:40:59 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 10 replies · 165+ views
    Butting HeadsBy TOM MURPHY, Rocky Mount Telegram Critics attack it, but Golden LEAF President Valeria Lee says the nonprofit organization was created with the future in mind. Created in 1999, the Golden LEAF awards grants and other forms of assistance for economic development, market research, product development, job training and scholarships. The money for the program comes from a national lawsuit settlement reached with tobacco companies over medical costs related to smoking. Golden LEAF is based in Rocky Mount but dispenses money statewide. Lee projects the foundation will receive $2.3 billion by the year 2025, but is far from having...
  • (Wayne County, NC) Board to Hold Manual Recount of State House Race [Control of NC House in doubt?]

    11/11/2002 5:56:43 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 17 replies · 222+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) ^ | November 10, 2002 | The Associated Press
    Wayne board to hold manual recount of state House race The Associated Press November 10, 2002   11:36 pm GOLDSBORO, N.C. -- The Wayne County Board of Elections has ordered a manual recount of the race that could determine which party will control the state House.The GOP gained the advantage in the House on Friday when updated vote totals from Wayne County showed Majority Leader Phil Baddour trailing Mount Olive Mayor Louis Pate Jr. by 164 votes in District 11.The House had appeared to be split 60-60 for the next legislative session. But Republicans would have a 61-59 advantage...
  • Veteran Legislator Appears to Lose Seat in Recount (GOP wins NC House??)

    11/08/2002 10:53:41 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 88 replies · 452+ views
    WRAL - TV (Raleigh, NC) ^ | November 8, 2002 | Associated Press
    <p>GOLDSBORO, N.C. -- A recount of votes in Wayne County has turned up an upset in the legislative election.</p> <p>Veteran Democratic state House member Phil Baddour Junior lost to Republican challenger Louis Pate by a narrow margin of 164 votes.</p>
  • (NC)Republicans gain seats in state Senate

    11/05/2002 10:18:02 PM PST · by jern · 6 replies · 265+ views
    News & Observer ^ | November 5, 2002 | WADE RAWLINS AND DAN KANE
    By WADE RAWLINS AND DAN KANE, STAFF WRITERS Republicans appeared to have gained seats in the state Senate, based on early election returns Tuesday evening, while the balance of power in the House remained undecided. Republicans had won six Senate races and were leading in 16 others, while Democrats had won five and were ahead in 17. With that trend, Republicans would increase their numbers from 15 to at least 22 in the Senate. Republicans had hoped that their success in overturning Democratic-drawn election maps would produce majorities for them in the Senate and House. In House races, Democratic...
  • Election Night - NC FReepers To Invade Raleigh Pub, Cause Ruckus While Watching Returns

    11/04/2002 2:58:24 PM PST · by Constitution Day · 64 replies · 244+ views
    Old North State FReepers ^ | November 4, 2002 | Constitution Day
    Raleigh area FReepers, and those (like me) who don't mind driving a bit: We are planning to meet once again at Tir na nÓg in Raleigh. On Tuesday night, November 4, 2002, we are getting together to watch the election returns, and hopefully both the election of Elizabeth Dole to the US Senate and the return of the Senate to GOP control. We will be meeting around 7 pm in a private room at this pub and will have election result access on TV via satellite. As always, FReepers in good standing and lurkers are welcome. I know that...
  • Accidental Death

    11/03/2002 3:19:09 PM PST · by God'sgrrl · 11 replies · 307+ views
    WFMY2 ^ | 11/3/2002 | Web Producer: Dawn Murphy
    Accidental Death Web Producer: Dawn Murphy Modified: 11/3/2002 5:38:37 PM High Point, NC 13 year old Christopher Dixon disappeared from his High Point home Thursday, October 24. Volunteer search crews found his body Saturday morning underneath an overpass where highway 68 meets the new 311 bypass. High Point police believe Chris's death was accidental. The family is trying to cope with the news and have not yet finalized memorial service arrangements. But your prayers are welcome. WFMY News2
  • Feds investigate possible election fraud in Madison County (North Carolina)

    11/02/2002 9:01:46 PM PST · by jern · 14 replies · 363+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Nov. 2, 2002 | The Associated Press
    The Associated Press MARSHALL, N.C.(AP) - Federal agents are investigating allegations of election fraud after reports that about 30 absentee ballots were mailed to the brother of a clerk of court candidate in Madison County. The Madison County Board of Elections has decided not to count more than 50 ballots - including those sent to the brother of Clerk of Court Tim Cantrell. The remaining ballots were mailed to another Madison County resident. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Edwards declined to talk in detail about the investigation. Cantrell, seeking his second term in the office, said his brother received the...
  • Searchers Find Body of Missing 13-year-old

    11/02/2002 3:56:47 PM PST · by God'sgrrl · 89 replies · 580+ views
    News and Record ^ | 11-2-02 | News and Record
    Searchers find body of missing 13-year-old 11-2-02 News & Record Posted: 4:55 p.m. HIGH POINT -- A volunteer search team on Saturday morning found what appeared to be the body of missing 13-year-old Christopher Dixon near a busy highway interchange in north High Point, police say.cont
  • Dority Faces Obstacles Against Ballance (NC 1st GOP Dority: "We Will Win")

    11/01/2002 9:27:51 AM PST · by Jomini · 9 replies · 226+ views
    Greenville (NC) Daily Reflector ^ | October 31, 2002 | Ginger Livingston
    The 1st Congressional District is a comfortable one for Democrats. Since U.S. Rep. Eva Clayton became the first black woman elected to Congress from North Carolina, no Republican has come close to mounting a successful campaign. Now, Clayton is retiring, and her longtime campaign manager and family friend, Democratic state Sen. Frank Ballance, is seeking her place in Congress. He is being challenged by Republican Greg Dority, a Washington, N.C., man who works in the security field. The conventional wisdom among both political parties' state leaders is that Ballance will win Tuesday's election. However, a growing number of local Republicans...
  • Editorial: Teen's Disappearance Leaves Grief, Frustration

    11/01/2002 6:29:54 AM PST · by God'sgrrl · 9 replies · 232+ views
    High Point Enterprise ^ | 11/01/2002 | High Point Enterprise
    Editorial: Teen's disappearance leaves grief, frustration November 01, 2002 The disappearance last week of Christopher Dixon is devastating to his family, heartbreaking for the community and frustrating for law-enforcement officials. No one knows whether the 13-year-old High Point boy ran away or was abducted. High Point police lean toward the first possibility, but an expert on such cases thinks abduction is more likely. Police say they have received calls reporting possible sightings of the boy, but nothing so far seems to have provided a definite lead. By all accounts, Christopher was not the type of youngster to run away from...
  • Dole Links License To Drug Test

    10/31/2002 4:57:12 AM PST · by Wolfie · 442 replies · 665+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | October 30, 2002 | Mark Johnson
    Dole Links License To Drug Test Elizabeth Dole wants to require all teenagers to pass a drug test before getting a driver's license. Dole, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate and a former transportation secretary, has promised to push for a federal law pressuring states to enforce such a measure. "Wouldn't that help them understand how important it is to be drug free?" Dole asked at a recent campaign stop in Washington, N.C. "It's not cool (to abuse drugs). It kills." Then-President Bill Clinton proposed a nearly identical measure in 1996 while campaigning against Dole's husband, former Sen. Bob Dole, and...
  • Republicans want to take control of (North Carolina) Legislature

    10/30/2002 6:00:27 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 6 replies · 198+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) ^ | October 29, 2002 | Scott Mooneyham, AP Writer
    Republicans want to take control of Legislature By SCOTT MOONEYHAM, Associated Press Writer October 29, 2002   11:53 am RALEIGH, N.C. -- After more than a year of court battles, voters will finally have their say next week on who should control the state House and Senate for the next two years.The election could affect everything from tax policy to education spending. But ultimately the results will come down to how people in rural, suburban and city legislative districts feel about local candidates seeking a seat in the 120-member House and 50-member Senate."I couldn't tell you who is going...
  • (N.C.) Legislator Pushed for Incentives Despite Apparent Conflict

    10/29/2002 9:51:58 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 6 replies · 626+ views
    Carolina Journal (John Locke Foundation) ^ | October 28, 2002 | Don Carrington
    ExclusiveLegislator Pushed for Incentives Despite Apparent ConflictWas economic stimulus bill N.C.’s version of insider trading? From November, 2002 Carolina JournalOctober 28, 2002 By DON CARRINGTONRALEIGH — Conceived as North Carolina’s answer to recession and unemployment, a new state business incentives program instead bears the birthmarks of questionable ethical conduct.Helping to deliver the N.C. Economic Stimulus and Job Creation Act was Rep. Pryor Gibson — who is employed by Time Warner. Time Warner is expected to be one of the first beneficiaries of the act when it becomes effective in January.Even though the Montgomery County Democrat recused himself from voting on the...
  • FBI Joins Hunt For 13-year-old Boy

    10/29/2002 5:28:46 AM PST · by God'sgrrl · 25 replies · 279+ views
    News and Record ^ | 10-29-02 | SUE SCHULTZ
    FBI joins hunt for 13-year-old boy 10-29-02 By SUE SCHULTZ, Staff Writer News & Record HIGH POINT -- The FBI has joined efforts to find a 13-year-old boy who disappeared from his north High Point home last week. Christopher Edward Dixon, 13, is 5 feet tall and weighs 90 pounds. He has light brown hair and bluish-green eyes. He wears glasses. On Thursday afternoon, he was wearing a light blue, short sleeved shirt and dark blue pants. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call High Point Police at 883-3224 or CrimeStoppers at 889-4000. Information can also be...