Tag Archives: North Carolina

NC County Places AR-15 Rifles In Every Public School

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports: In response to the Texas school shooting that left 19 children dead May 24, a local school system and Sheriff’s Office are rolling out some beefed up security measures in 2022-23, including putting AR-15 rifles in every school. Madison County Schools and Madison County Sheriff’s Office are collaborating to enhance security in the schools for the …

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NC Youth Pastor Arrested On Child Sex Charges

Wilmington’s ABC affiliate reports: At least two victims have come forward regarding allegations of sexual misconduct involving a former youth pastor at Wrightsboro Baptist Church in New Hanover County. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alan Croom, 35, for indecent liberties with a minor. The arrest took place at Wilmington International Airport, as Croom was traveling back to Wilmington …

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North Carolina Bill Would Destroy EV Chargers On Public Property Unless There’s Also A Free Gas Or Diesel Pump

The North Carolina Pilot reports: State Rep. Ben Moss, who won the GOP primary against Jamie Boles for the newly drawn District 52 seat, is one of four Republicans in the House co-sponsoring legislation that would add regulation to the state’s incipient electric vehicle infrastructure. Moss’ bill, HB 1049, was filed May 25. Known as the “Equitable Vehicle Fuel Stations,” …

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EEOC Suit: Two NC Workers Were Fired For Refusing To Take Part In Company’s Mandatory Daily Jesus Prayers

The Associated Press reports: Two employees with a North Carolina company say they were fired after refusing to participate in the firm’s daily Christian prayer meetings, which they said went against their respective religious beliefs, according to a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit, which seeks a jury trial, was filed in U.S. District Court in …

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NC School Pastor Gets 5 Years On Child Sex Charges

Greensboro’s Fox affiliate reports: A former assistant principal at Union Grove Christian School and pastor has been sentenced to five consecutive 10-12 month sentences in relation to multiple felony counts of sexual activity with a student. On July 11, 2019, Jason Keller was arrested for a series of sex crimes that he committed nearly a decade earlier from 2008 to …

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NC Museum Removes Photo Of Two Men Kissing

The Charlotte Observer reports: LGBTQ equality advocates are demanding officials in Gaston County reverse their decision to remove a photo showing two men recently engaged, kissing, from a museum exhibit. The photograph shows Justin Colasacco and his husband Bren Hipp kissing after Colasacco dropped to one knee and proposed in front of the crowd at the 2019 Charlotte Pride Festival …

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North Carolina Baptist Pastor Charged With Rape

The Greensboro News & Record reports: Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office investigators charged a Baptist pastor who is a former Rockingham County School Board chairman with second degree rape on Thursday, officials said in a Friday news release. James Jeffery Eanes, 66, of 512 Carolyn Court North, was arrested and charged by RCSO Detective G. Staley as part of an ongoing …

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North Carolina GOP Introduces “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Raleigh’s ABC News affiliate reports: North Carolina Senate Republicans took a step that could have been expected: They are filing a bill that dictates what teachers can say to young children about sexuality and requires them to disclose confidential conversations they have with students about gender identity and sexuality. State Sen. Deanna Ballard (R-Watauga), chair of the Senate Education Committee, …

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Trump Pick Ted Budd Wins NC GOP Senate Primary

NBC News reports: Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., won North Carolina’s Republican Senate primary on Tuesday, defeating former Gov. Pat McCrory and former U.S. Rep. Mark Walker. His victory sets up a fall battle with Democratic nominee Cheri Beasley, the former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Budd was locked in a tight race with McCrory for months but …

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POLL: Budd +27 Over McCrory In GOP NC Senate Race

The Hill reports: Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) is surging ahead of former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory in the final stretch before the state’s Senate primary, according to a new poll from The Hill and Emerson College. In a 14-way primary match-up, Budd tops the field at 43 percent, while McCrory trails in a distant second place at 16 percent. …

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NC Pastor Hit With Ten Counts Of Child Sex Abuse

Raleigh’s NBC News affiliate reports: Authorities have arrested a pastor on several sex crime charges stemming from a joint investigation. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reports their detectives, along with police from  Winterville joined forces to investigate suspected child abuse involving John William Lovelace earlier this year. The pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Ayden was charged by Winterville police …

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GOP Ad Rips Cawthorn As Do-Nothing Thirst Trapper

The Hill reports: A state senator challenging Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R) in the North Carolina released a new ad on Monday knocking the congressman for his use of Instagram. The ad released by state Sen. Chuck Edwards, one of a number of Republicans taking on Cawthorn in the Tar Heel State’s primary race, features photos Cawthorn posted on Instagram of …

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Man At Center Of GOP Election Fraud Case Dies

The Associated Press reports: Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., the key player in a North Carolina absentee ballot fraud probe that led to a do-over congressional election, has died. His daughter, Andrea Dowless Heverly, wrote that her father “passed away peacefully” Sunday morning, according to a social media post. The political operative was set to go on trial this summer on …

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Reuters: NC GOP Official Threatened County Elections Chief To Gain Illegal Access To Vote Tabulator Machines

Reuters reports: A local Republican Party leader in North Carolina threatened to get a county elections director fired or have her pay cut unless she helped him gain illegal access to voting equipment, the state elections board told Reuters. The party official, William Keith Senter, sought evidence to support false conspiracy theories alleging the 2020 election was rigged against former …

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GOP PAC Launches Attack On “Liar” Cawthorn [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A Super PAC affiliated with Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) spent more than $300,000 to air an ad targeting fellow North Carolina lawmaker, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R). The video ad, titled “Madison Cawthorn’s Lies,” was uploaded to Youtube on Thursday by Results for NC, a Super PAC tied to Tillis. The ad will also air on cable. The …

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Newly Released Police Dashcam Video Shows Cawthorn Pretending Not To Know That His License Is Suspended

Raleigh’s NBC News affiliate reports: WRAL News on Tuesday night obtained video of a traffic stop involving U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina. Troopers told WRAL News the truck was stopped for driving outside of the designated lane on Highway 74. The video shows a N.C. Highway Patrol trooper stop a pickup truck. You can hear the trooper tell …

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NC Dems Urged To Vote Against Cawthorn In Primary

Asheville’s CBS News affiliate reports: Some Democrats are trying an unusual strategy to try to defeat controversial Republican U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn: they’re urging people to vote in the Republican primary. Moe Davis, a Democrat who ran against Cawthorn in 2020 and lost, is urging Democrats to temporarily change their voter registration to unaffiliated. Under state law, that would allow …

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Madison Cawthorn A No-Show At GOP Primary Debate

Asheville’s ABC News affiliate reports: Seven Republican candidates for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District seat squared off in a debate Monday night at the WNC Ag Center as the May 17 primary inches closer. Noticeably absent from the debate was Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the man currently holding the seat the other candidates are vying for — and the only GOP …

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NC Paper: Trump’s Rally Drew Fewer Than 2000 People

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Former President Donald Trump took the stage at The Farm in Selma in front of what appeared to be roughly 1,000 to 2,000 people — substantially fewer than the 15,000 who attended his rally at the same venue in the days before 2016’s presidential election. All of the speakers who had been announced prior …

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“Orgies And Cocaine” Guy To Speak At NC Trump Rally

The Hill reports: Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) is slated to speak at former President Trump’s upcoming rally in North Carolina, giving the embattled congressman a key audience with Trump’s ultra-conservative base as he faces backlash from GOP lawmakers and much of his state’s congressional delegation. Cawthorn will be joined by Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.), whom Trump has endorsed for the …

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