Tag Archives: North Carolina

NC County GOP’s Coca-Cola Boycott Backfires [VIDEO]

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: County commissioners in North Carolina wanted to send a message to Coke by removing its vending machines from county property after the CEO spoke out against changes to Georgia’s voting laws. But the machines didn’t belong to the Atlanta-based beverage giant. The 12 Coke vending machines on Surry County property were owned and operated …

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No Charges In Police Killing Of NC Black Man [VIDEO]

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: The district attorney for Pasquotank County will not bring criminal charges against sheriff’s deputies who shot and killed Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, a move likely to increase tension and protest over police violence. Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble [photo] announced the news while discussing the state’s investigation at a press conference …

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Pastor Of Anti-LGBT Church Arrested For Child Porn

The Winston-Salem Journal reports: A Forsyth County minister has been arrested on a child-pornography charge, according to a news release from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. T. Elliott Welch, 34, of Stonewell Lane in Tobaccoville was charged with one count of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. An arrest warrant alleges that Welch copied material showing a nude girl, who …

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GOP Rep Launches Senate Bid By Posing With Assault Weapon And “Liberal Agenda Crusher” Monster Truck

Politico reports: Rep. Ted Budd entered the already crowded North Carolina Senate race on Wednesday, in what is likely to be one of the top battleground races in the country next year. Budd, who was first elected to the House in 2016, had been widely expected to launch a bid to replace retiring GOP Sen. Richard Burr. A video announcing …

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Lara Trump Leads NC GOP Field In 2022 US Senate Poll

The Hill reports: Former President Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump hasn’t said whether she’ll run for retiring Sen. Richard Burr’s (R-N.C.) seat next year, but she already has an imposing presence in the race. A poll obtained by The Hill on Tuesday shows Trump with a double-digit lead over a crowded field of current and potential GOP Senate candidates in North …

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GOP Sen. Thom Tillis Reveals Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

CNN reports: Sen. Thom Tillis announced on Monday that he has prostate cancer and will be getting surgery next week. Tillis, a North Carolina Republican who just won reelection last fall, said in a statement that he expects “to make a full recovery.” “Next week, I will have surgery in North Carolina to treat prostate cancer,” he said. “I am …

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LGBT Activist To Challenge Rep. Madison Cawthorn

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports: A Buncombe County commissioner who gained national prominence in the campaign to fully legalize same-sex marriage has said she will seek the congressional seat held by far-right Republican Madison Cawthorn. The Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara of Asheville announced her run March 3 for the 11th District seat, taking an immediate shot at Cawthorn and his Washington speech …

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FBI Collars Alleged Capitol Rioter After Tips From Family

Charlotte’s NBC News affiliate reports: A man was arrested by the FBI in Cherryville Monday for his alleged participation in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. According to court documents, Grayson Sherrill has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in restricted building or grounds, and …

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NC Republicans Unanimously Censure Sen. Richard Burr

From the North Carolina Republican Party: Tonight, the North Carolina Republican Party Central Committee voted unanimously to censure Senator Richard Burr for his vote to convict former President Trump in the impeachment trial which he declared to be unconstitutional. The NCGOP agrees with the strong majority of Republicans in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate that the Democrat-led …

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Sen. Richard Burr To Face Censure Vote By NC GOP

The Associated Press reports: The North Carolina Republican Party is expected to vote Monday on whether to censure Sen. Richard Burr over his vote to convict former President Donald Trump during Trump’s second impeachment trial. Party spokesman Tim Wigginton told multiple news outlets Sunday that the group’s central committee would meet for the vote Monday night. Burr is one of …

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NC GOP Condemns Burr For Vote To Convict Trump

The Hill reports: The North Carolina Republican Party condemned Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on Saturday for his vote to convict former President Trump during the Senate impeachment trial. Burr was one of seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump of the charge that he incited the violent insurrection that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. “North Carolina Republicans …

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NC Man Charged With Threatening To Kill Biden

Via press release from the Justice Department: A federal criminal complaint was unsealed in federal court today, charging David Kyle Reeves, 27, of, Gastonia, N.C., with threatening the President of the United States, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Reeves was arrested on Friday, February 5, 2021, and had a court hearing this morning …

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NC Paper Eviscerates “Embarrassment” Cawthorn

From the editorial board of the Charlotte Observer: Can someone please keep Madison Cawthorn away from the cameras? And the microphones? And really, most situations in which he publicly tries to turn words into meaningful thoughts? The first-term, District 11 U.S. House member has been an embarrassment to the institution, to his party, and to his state. In the last …

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NC Court Strikes Down Law Banning Same-Sex Partners From Getting Domestic Violence Orders Of Protection

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: LGBTQ people in North Carolina can no longer be prevented from getting domestic violence protective orders, the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. North Carolina had been the only state in the country to withhold emergency protections from people seeking protection from abuse by a same-sex partner. That kind of protection is offered to …

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NC “Christian Values” Venue Rejects Same-Sex Wedding

NBC News reports: The newly engaged couple Kasey Mayfield and Brianna May did not expect to ignite an online backlash when they shared on Facebook a recent email exchange that Mayfield had with an employee at a North Carolina wedding venue. In the exchange, Mayfield mentions potential wedding dates, the estimated number of guests and the “other bride.” In response, …

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Retiring GOP Rep Seeks To Succeed Sen. Richard Burr

Roll Call reports: Retiring GOP Rep. Mark Walker announced Tuesday that he is running for Senate in North Carolina in 2022, kicking off a potentially competitive Republican primary to replace retiring GOP Sen. Richard Burr. “Washington has lost its mind. Job-killing regulations, the Green New Deal, defund the police and our military — seriously? I’m proud of my record taking …

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Politico: Lara Trump May Run For US Senate In 2022

Politico reports: Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of President Donald Trump, is considering a Senate run in North Carolina, according to two people familiar with her plans. She is looking at a possible run in 2022, as Republican Sen. Richard Burr’s term comes to a close. Burr has said he will not seek reelection after more than 15 years in office. Though …

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Dem Kathy Manning Flips North Carolina House Seat

Greensboro’s CBS News affiliate reports: Democratic nominee Kathy Manning won the seat as the new congresswoman in North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District Tuesday. Manning won the race against Republican candidate Joseph Lee Haywood. The two faced off to claim a seat in the US House of Representatives in order to represent North Carolina in Congressional District 6. The newly seated …

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North Carolina Cops Sued For Voter Intimidation

NBC News reports: A federal lawsuit is accusing police in North Carolina of voter intimidation after they deployed pepper spray during a get-out-the vote rally and hauled several participants to jail in a chaotic display of pre-Election Day discord. The complaint, filed late Monday against the police chief of Graham, a rural community west of Durham, and the Alamance County …

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NC Cops Pepper-Spray Voters Marching To Polls [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: On the final day of early voting in North Carolina, police in Alamance County pepper-sprayed a group of voters who were marching to the polls, leaving demonstrators injured and vomiting in the streets. At least one journalist was arrested in the chaotic showdown on Saturday in Alamance County, a red county but one that may decide …

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