Tag Archives: North Carolina

Karen Pence Campaigns For GOP House Candidate Who Longs For Return To Criminalization Of Homosexuality

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, spent time this week in North Carolina campaigning for Mark Harris, a right-wing pastor who upset incumbent Rep. Robert Pittinger in the GOP primary in May. Karen Pence was seemingly brought in to help Harris deal with fallout from recent controversy over comments Harris had ...

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North Carolina Republican Leader Shares Fake Photo Of Ford, Implies She’s Too Ugly To Have Ever Been Raped

Law & Crime reports: The North Carolina Republican Party appears to have taken President Donald Trump‘s recent mocking of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a Mississippi night rally as a call-to-arms. Cabarrus County GOP Chairman Lanny Lancaster shared a meme purporting to contain an image of Ford with the caption, “This is the alleged sexual assault victim. Wow.” Lancaster’s post ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Federal Court Rules That 2017 Law Doesn’t Ban Trans People From Using Public Restrooms

The Winston-Salem Journal reports: A federal judge ruled Sunday that a 2017 law replacing the controversial HB2 doesn’t prohibit transgender people from using restrooms and other public facilities that correspond to gender identity. U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder also allowed a legal challenge to go forward on one part of the new law, known as HB142. The challenge is ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Wilmington Cut Off By Flooding

USA Today reports: Storm-weary residents of North Carolina struggled Monday to loosen the grip of Florence, the lingering killer that has closed more than 100 roads, cut off power to almost 500,000 homes and businesses and essentially cut off the city of Wilmington from the world. At least 17 people have died in the wreckage of the hurricane-turned-tropical depression that ...

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Four Dead As Florence Batters Carolina Coast [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. At least four people were killed. As 400-mile-wide Florence pounded away at the coast with torrential downpours and ...

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Trump To Visit Areas Affected By Hurricane Florence

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: President Donald Trump is planning to visit areas affected by Hurricane Florence next week, though his exact plans are not yet finalized. “The President is expected to travel to areas affected by the storm early to middle of next week, once it is determined his travel will not disrupt any rescue or recovery efforts. ...

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Florence Makes Landfall With 10-Foot Storm Surge

CNN reports: Hurricane Florence has made landfall in North Carolina, but its crawling pace and overwhelming storm surges are setting up hours and hours of destruction and human suffering — with dozens desperately awaiting rescue in one flooded town alone. The Category 1 hurricane, with wind of more than 90 mph and dumping 3 inches of rain an hour, made ...

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Florence Nears Landfall, Storm Surge Begins [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Florence is spreading heavy rain and strong winds into the Carolinas, with landfall possible either overnight tonight or on Friday, kicking off an agonizing crawl through the Southeast into early next week, producing catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds. As of late Thursday afternoon, Florence’s eye was located about 100 miles ...

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Mandatory Evacuations Begin In Advance Of Florence

The Weather Channel reports: As Hurricane Florence’s threat to the Carolinas and Virginia became clearer, authorities and residents ramped up storm preparations Monday – including the first mandatory evacuations. Along North Carolina’s Outer Banks, all residents and visitors on Hatteras Island were ordered to evacuate starting at noon Monday, according to Dare County Emergency Management. The state’s barrier islands are ...

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Florence On Track To Slam Carolinas At Category 4

The Washington Post reports: Hurricane Florence is tracking toward the East Coast with inevitability rarely seen in storms several days away from landfall. While forecasters were careful to cite “high uncertainty” in recent days, their tone changed after watching the storm’s eventual path barely shift from what they had considered to be a worst-case scenario. Monday morning, as the storm ...

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East Coast Warned Of “Major” Hurricane Florence

AccuWeather reports: Florence, currently a Category 1 hurricane, is expected to regain major hurricane status (Category 3 or higher) as it continues to track westward and enters a favorable environment for intensification early this week. Florence became the first Category 4 hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season last week, but later weakened due to a zone of strong wind shear ...

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Charlotte To Host 2020 Republican Convention

Charlotte’s NBC News affiliate reports: The RNC site selection committee has voted in favor of Charlotte hosting the 2020 RNC convention, sources tell NBC Charlotte. The entire RNC delegation will confirm their pick this Friday in Austin, Texas. On Monday, the Charlotte City Council voted 6-5 to accept contracts to host the Republican National Convention in 2020. When Charlotte formally ...

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North Carolina GOP State House Candidate: God Is A Racist White Supremacist And Therefore I’m One Too

The Charlotte Observer reports: A website tied to a candidate for the North Carolina General Assembly says God is a racist white supremacist and that Jews are descended from Satan. Russell Walker is a Republican candidate running for state House District 48 which includes Scotland and Hoke counties. On Tuesday, the North Carolina Republican Party withdrew its support for Walker. ...

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North Carolina GOP Hired Cambridge Analytica In 2014

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis and the state’s Republican Party paid $345,000 to a data company that is now under scrutiny for its use of personal information about Facebook users. Cambridge Analytica also worked for the Donald Trump campaign, earning more than $5.9 million in 2016 according to Federal Election Commission filings, and for ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Homocon State House Candidate Opposes Trans Troops Because They Might “Snap”

The Daily Beast reports: Peter Boykin, the founder of the right-wing activist group “Gays for Trump” who is running for the North Carolina House of Representatives, believes transgender troops “would be our weakest link.” Speaking to The Daily Beast, Boykin said he believed that transgender soldiers are “mentally challenged” and too expensive for the military. “As long as there are ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Anti-LGBT Activist Flip Benham Arrested For Threatening Volunteer At Women’s Clinic

Charlotte’s ABC affiliate reports: Concord pastor Phillip “Flip” Benham was arrested for threatening a volunteer at a Charlotte woman’s clinic. The pastor, who holds rallies with dozens of people throughout the week, especially at woman’s clinics that provide abortions, told Channel 9 the arrest was “bogus.” A volunteer at A Preferred Woman’s Health Clinic on Latrobe Drive in Charlotte claims ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Rep Proposes Arming Teachers Because Shootings Are Plots By Communist Democrats

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: On Thursday morning, Republican state Rep. Larry Pittman of Cabarrus County near Charlotte told other lawmakers that he recently met with a police officer who wants to talk with lawmakers about training school personnel and allowing them to carry guns on campus. In a Facebook comment on another user’s post, Pittman speculated the Florida ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Federal Court Again Tosses Racist Districts Map, Orders No US House Elections Until Fixed

Raleigh’s NBC affiliate reports: A panel of three federal judges has ordered the state to redraw its congressional map again, forbidding North Carolina from holding this year’s scheduled U.S. House elections until it does. In doing so the court ruled that state legislators, seeking to address a racial gerrymander the court complained about with a previous map, put too much ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: State GOP Condemns Charlotte Mayoral Candidate For “Vote For Me, I’m White” Post

The Charlotte Observer reports: The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party Tuesday condemned a Facebook post from a Charlotte Republican candidate who listed one of her qualifications as being “white.” “VOTE FOR ME!” mayoral candidate Kimberley Paige Barnette had posted. “REPUBLICAN & SMART, WHITE, TRADITIONAL.” “Any suggestion that a candidate is more or less qualified for political office based ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Man Claims He Flies The Nazi Flag Because People Keep Stealing His Confederate Flag

North Carolina’s Gaston Gazette reports: A bright red Nazi Party flag waved in front of Joe Love’s Gaston County residence Sunday afternoon, a day after white supremacists orchestrated a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead and dozens injured. When cellphone-camera toting neighbor Page Braswell stopped in Love’s Forestway Drive driveway, Love vocalized his interpretation of the flag’s ...

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