Tag Archives: North Carolina

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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Court Strikes NC’s Gerrymandered US House Maps

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: North Carolina’s 2020 elections for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives must happen under new maps, a panel of judges ruled Monday evening, saying that the current Republican-drawn maps are unfair to many voters. The legislature will get to redraw the lines, the court ruled, instead of having an outside expert step in …

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Sheriff’s Office Bans Employees From Cohabitation Unless “You’re Married According To The Word Of God”

From the sheriff of North Carolina’s Scotland County: Effective immediately! The policy has been changed in reference to Cohabitation. The policy change will be distributed on Monday. It will be prohibited for you to live with another while employed at the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office unless you are officially married according to the law and word of God, sisters, brothers, …

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NC GOP State Chairman Pleads Guilty Of Lying To FBI

The Charlotte Observer reports: Former North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes faces up to six months in prison after agreeing to plead guilty to lying to the FBI in a sweeping federal bribery case. Hayes, a former member of Congress, is scheduled to formally enter his guilty plea Wednesday in federal court. Hayes, 74, is one of four men …

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Trump Takes Credit For GOP Victory In North Carolina House Race That Was Forced By GOP Election Fraud

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is taking credit for turning around a faltering Republican congressional candidate and hoisting him to victory in a North Carolina special election. Trump wrote on Twitter late Tuesday that Dan Bishop was down by 17 points three weeks ago, but after the 9th Congressional District candidate asked Trump for help, “we changed his …

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LIVE RESULTS: North Carolina US House Election

The New York Times reports: Few races are as convoluted as the one in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District, which is — 10 months after Election Day 2018 — the last vote of the midterm elections. Polls show an extremely close race between State Senator Dan Bishop, a Republican, and the entrepreneur Dan McCready, a Democrat. Mr. McCready appeared to …

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Trump Accuses Democrats Of Voter Fraud At Election Rally Forced By Republican Ballot Tampering [VIDEO]

Vox reports: On Monday night, President Donald Trump was in North Carolina to stump for Dan Bishop, a Republican who is competing with Democrat Dan McCready in a special election on Tuesday to fill the Congress seat vacated by former 9th District Rep. Mark Harris (R-NC) after evidence emerged that the Harris campaign was involved in a ballot tampering scheme. …

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Dorian Batters North Carolina’s Outer Banks As Cat 1

The Associated Press reports: Dorian howled over North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday, lashing the low-lying barrier islands as a weakened Category 1 hurricane. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association weather station at Cape Lookout, located inside the western eyewall of Dorian, reported sustained hurricane-force winds of 74 mph (119 kmh), the National Hurricane Center reported early Friday. At 5 …

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Pro-Trump Klan Members Demonstrate In NC [VIDEO]

Durham’s ABC News affiliate reports: Members of the Ku Klux Klan gathered on the sidewalk in front of the Orange County Courthouse for a demonstration on Saturday evening, quickly drawing condemnation from community members and elected officials at the local, state and national level. Accounts from the scene showed community members outnumbering the Klan members and white supremacists on Saturday. …

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Former Cop Files Religious Discrimination Suit After Being Fired For Refusing To Train Female Police Officer

The Virginian-Pilot reports: A former sheriff’s deputy in North Carolina is suing over his firing, saying he lost his job because his religious beliefs prevented him from training a woman. The Sanford Herald reports that Lee County Deputy Manuel Torres is claiming religious discrimination in the lawsuit he filed July 31 in U.S. District Court. The lawsuit says the 51-year-old …

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Ad Company To Take Down NC Gun Shop’s Billboard

CBS News reports: An advertising company has announced it will take down a billboard in Murphy, North Carolina, calling Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley “idiots.” The billboard was promoting a local gun shop, and the shop’s owner said he wants to go to court to keep it up. The billboard received national attention after Cherokee …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Dem Gov. Roy Cooper Signs Exec Order Banning Use Of State Funds For Ex-Gay Torture

Charlotte’s ABC News affiliate reports: On Friday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law Executive Order No. 97, which directs the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services to ensure no state tax money is used for conversion therapy for LGBTQ children. The order prohibits any medical or mental health provider receiving state or federal funds allocated to the …

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Gun Shop Billboard Targets Progressive Democrats

The Asheville Citizen Times reports: Along U.S. 64 in Murphy, a billboard advertising a gun store mocks “the 4 Horsemen” — freshmen U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhad Oman, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley. The “Cherokee Guns” tag at the bottom (it’s a mile ahead on the right) almost seems like an afterthought. The Citizen Times spoke to a man who …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Republican Operative Hit With New Felony Charges In 2018 US House Election Fraud Case

The Charlotte Observer reports: A Republican political operative who worked for one-time congressional candidate Mark Harris in Bladen County faces felony charges in connection with the 2018 general election, an indictment revealed Tuesday by the Wake County district attorney shows. Leslie McCrae Dowless was charged with two counts of felony obstruction of justice, perjury, solicitation to commit perjury, conspiracy to …

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NORTH CAROLINA: “Bathroom Bill” Author Wins GOP Primary In Election Fraud Do-Over Of US House Race

The Charlotte Observer reports: State Sen. Dan Bishop easily won Tuesday’s 9th District Republican primary, three months after state officials took the unprecedented step of throwing out a 2018 election marred by fraud allegations. Bishop will face Democrat Dan McCready and two third-party candidates on Sept. 10 in what’s expected to be the nation’s most closely watched special election. In …

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GOP Sen. Thom Tillis Gets Primary Challenger From The Right For Only Voting With Trump 95% Of Time

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Sen. Thom Tillis has drawn a Republican challenger in 2020. Garland Tucker III, the retired chairman and CEO of Triangle Capital Corporation and an author, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Committee to run in the Republican primary on Monday. Tucker wrote “Conservative Heroes: Fourteen Leaders Who Changed America — Jefferson to Reagan” and …

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UNC Charlotte Gunman Had Researched Sandy Hook

Charlotte’s ABC affiliate reports: The suspected gunman behind a shooting at the University of North Carolina Charlotte allegedly researched the Sandy Hook school shooting, sources tell a local CBS affiliate. Trystan Terrell, 22, is accused of killing two students and wounding four others on Tuesday. The sources told the television station that Terrell made a full confession to police and …

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NC Mass Shooting Suspect Booked For Murder [VIDEO]

The Charlotte Observer reports: The 22-year-old Charlotte man accused of shooting six people Tuesday on the Charlotte campus of the University of North Carolina is facing two counts of murder, according to the Mecklenburg County jail. Trystan Andrew Terrell was arrested on the campus by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Tuesday after six people were shot on the north Charlotte campus, creating widespread …

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