Tag Archives: North Carolina

Charlotte Official: “No Way At This Point” For The GOP Convention To Happen In The Way That Trump Wants

CNN reports: Charlotte City Councilman Larken Egleston on Tuesday said it would not be responsible to host the 2020 Republican National Convention in the city as planned, adding President Donald Trump should accept it’s going to look different. His comments came a day after Trump threatened to pull the convention out of the city where it is scheduled to be …

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Trump Threatens To Move Convention Over Lockdown

The Hill reports: President Trump warned Monday that the Republican Party could seek to move the location for its 2020 convention due to ongoing coronavirus-related restrictions in North Carolina, where the event is set to be held. In a string of tweets, Trump threatened to explore different locations for the convention if North Carolina’s Gov. Roy Cooper (D) could not …

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Husband Of Reopen NC Leader Willing To Kill To End Lockdown: Yes, We’re Willing To Kill, It’s Not Terrorism

Raw Story reports: The husband of the woman who leads the Reopen NC movement says people should be willing to kill, if necessary, to resist the “New World Order” and emergency orders imposed by state government to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Adam Smith posted a string of Facebook Live videos on Facebook on Friday, May 22, 2020 that culminated with …

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Raleigh Lockdown Protesters Carry Rocket Launcher

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: A dozen people walked through downtown Raleigh Saturday afternoon with weapons and flags on the first full day of North Carolina’s Phase 1 — when some coronavirus-related restrictions have been loosened. The protesters are seen in photos ordering sandwiches from Subway on Fayetteville Street. One is carrying an AT4 rocket launcher, with a sticker …

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Biden +7 Over Trump In Battleground North Carolina

Just in from Meredith College Polling: Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Trump in North Carolina, according to a new Meredith College poll released on Friday, giving the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee an early edge in a key battleground state. The poll shows Biden with roughly 47 percent support in North Carolina. Trump trails him at about 40 percent. …

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Four Arrested At #ReOpenNC Protest, Husband Of Organizer Shouts “Nazi” And “Little Piggies” At Cops

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Hundreds of protesters crowded into downtown Raleigh on Tuesday for a third week of rallying aimed at reversing Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-home order for North Carolina. Four protesters, including ReOpenNC leader Ashley Smith, were arrested when they stepped onto the sidewalk outside the governor’s mansion on Blount Street, violating police instructions. Protesters gathered around …

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NC Lockdown Protest Leader Diagnosed With COVID

Raleigh’s CBS News affiliate reports: A leader of the ReOpen NC group revealed in a Facebook post that she tested positive for COVID-19. Audrey Whitlock posted to the ReOpen NC Facebook page early Sunday saying her two-week quarantine was ending. She described herself as an “an asymptomatic COVID19 positive patient.” Whitlock is one of the administrators of the ReOpen NC …

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Raleigh Police Break Up Cultists Protesting Lockdown

Raleigh’s NPR affiliate reports: Dozens of people, many wearing red, white and blue and waving American flags, gathered outside the Legislative Building in downtown Raleigh Tuesday to protest the statewide stay-at-home order that has shut down businesses and crippled North Carolina’s economy in an attempt to slow and contain the spread of coronavirus. The order, issued March 27 by Gov. …

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NC Republican Leader: Dems Would Rig Mail-In Voting

From the editorial board of the Charlotte Observer: A battle is emerging in Washington and across the country about a large-scale expansion of mail-in voting in November’s elections. In North Carolina, the conversation just got especially ugly. In a statement to the Editorial Board on Thursday about expanding mail-in voting here, Senate leader Phil Berger said he was concerned not …

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Projection: Joe Biden Wins North Carolina

CNBC reports: Joe Biden will win the North Carolina Democratic primary, according to an NBC News projection, giving him another one of the biggest states on Super Tuesday. After his win in South Carolina on Saturday and his projected win in Virginia earlier Tuesday, it represents continued dominance for the former vice president in southern states. With 110 delegates up …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Biden +8 Over Sanders In New Poll

Just in from Civitas Polling: The second Civitas Poll tracking the North Carolina Democratic presidential primary shows former vice president Joe Biden has taken the lead outside of the margin of error over former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). This poll was conducted Wednesday, February 26 through Thursday, February 27, after the CBS News …

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McConnell Team Is Ratfucking NC Dem Senate Primary

The Associated Press reports: A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina’s Democratic Senate primary, the group acknowledged on Friday. Campaign finance documents filed late Thursday show the Faith and Power PAC receiving all of its money so far — $2.95 million — from the …

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POLL: Three-Way Tie In Super Tuesday North Carolina

Raleigh’s NBC affiliate reports: Two weeks out from North Carolina’s March 3 primary, three Democrats are in essentially a dead heat for the state’s presidential nomination, according to a new WRAL News poll. Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders each garnered 22 percent support, while former Vice President Joe Biden was at 20 percent in …

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NC Pastor Arrested On 115 Felony Child Sex Charges

Winston-Salem’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Wilkes County pastor was arrested Thursday on more than 100 counts of felony sex offenses that span 15 years, detectives said. Rodney Dean Luffman, 58, of Pleasant Ridge Road, was arrested by Detective Amanda Boyd of the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office. Luffman is charged with 115 felony sex charges — 80 counts of indecent …

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NC’s Voter ID Law Gets Temporary Block From Court

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: North Carolina voters might not have to show a photo ID in the 2020 elections, due to a ruling in federal court that’s expected in the coming days. A federal judge in North Carolina said Thursday she would block the law, at least temporarily, as the voter ID lawsuit against the state continues. She …

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24th House Republican Won’t Seek 2020 Reelection

United Press reports: North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker says he won’t seek re-election next year, now that his redrawn district tilts Democratic — but he’s eyeing a run for the U.S. Senate in 2022. The former Baptist pastor-turned-politician was in his third term when courts struck down North Carolina’s gerrymandered congressional districts earlier this year, forcing state lawmakers to redraw …

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NC Deputy Fired For Body-Slamming Child [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: A sheriff’s deputy caught on security video twice body-slamming a child under the age of 12 at a North Carolina middle school was fired on Monday morning and state investigators are deciding whether to file criminal charges against him, officials said. The deputy’s termination is “effective immediately,” Vance County, North Carolina, Sheriff Curtis Brame told ABC station …

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NC Towns Spike Xmas Parades Over Confederate Group

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: On Wednesday, Wake Forest became the second Wake County town in a week to cancel its Christmas parade over safety fears. Wake Forest officials canceled the parade for what is though to be the first time since it started more than 71 years ago. Town officials said they had received credible information that “extremist” …

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22nd House Republican Won’t Run For 2020 Reelection

Roll Call reports: Rep. George Holding announced Friday that he will not run for Congress again in 2020 in his own district or a neighboring one. The North Carolina Republican’s district became more Democratic on a new congressional map. Holding’s decision comes after he said earlier this week that he would not run in a district that he could not …

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Hate Group Leader Celebrates North Carolina’s Poor Ranking On LGBT Rights Index: “That’s A Good Thing!”

Pastor Mark Creech writes for the Christian Post: According to a press release from the HRC in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, the “average score for cities in North Carolina is 52 out of 100 points, which falls below the national average of 60.” HRC President Alphonso David said the MEI represents “a true American value.” Rebecca Isaacs, executive …

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