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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘North Carolina’

Franklin Graham Mad About ‘Activist Judges’ Allowing Gay Marriage in His State

It’s been over a week since the Supreme Court denied appeals from several states that would have stalled same-sex marriage in those places. In many of those states, amendments to the state constitutions had rendered same-sex marriage illegal. But those amendments were struck down as unconstitutional, despite what a majority of voters may have said they wanted. And since the …

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Randy Travis’ Name Removed From Hometown Sign

Randy Travis’ hometown of Marshville, North Carolina, has a new sign and it is missing the country music singer’s name. Town Manager Fern Shubert explained that the town replaced both of their welcome signs this summer because they were falling apart. The signs used to read, “Marshville, Home of Randy Travis & Country Living.” Now, the signs simply read, “Welcome …

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Amber Alert in Virginia Called Off

An Amber Alert issued Saturday by the Virginia State Police and Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse for an abduction of a teenager has been called off. Fifteen-year-old Dustin Wade Shaver was found safe by authorities at approximately 7:15 a.m. Sunday. Virginia State Police noted that the teen was found in North Carolina. The original alert read: The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office …

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Kelli Bordeaux: Remains Finally Found

Police announced on Wednesday that the remains of a woman soldier that had been missing for two years were recently found. 23-year-old Fort Bragg-based Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux was last seen outside of the Froggy Bottoms bar on Ramsey Street in Fayetteville, N.C. in April 2012. The young woman had spent the evening socializing, drinking, and singing karaoke. Her vanishing was …

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Clay Aiken Wins Congressional Primary, Opponent Dead

Clay Aiken made headlines earlier this year when he announced he would be seeking a congressional seat for North Carolina. Aiken and his opponent were deadlocked until the end, but Aiken squeaked out a win in the primary. Even if he hadn’t though, his opponent wouldn’t have made it. KCTV5 News reports that Aiken’s opponent in the primary – Keith …

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Miley Cyrus Postpones US Tour Dates Due to Illness

Miley Cyrus officially postponed the remaining dates on the U.S. leg of her Bangerz tour on Friday. The announcement on Cyrus’ website read as follows: “All remaining U.S. dates on the Miley Cyrus Bangerz tour have been postponed. Miley is continuing to recover from the severe allergic reaction she suffered on April 15. Existing tickets will be honored on the …

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Patrick Cannon, Charlotte Mayor, Resigns Pending Corruption Charges

Eight hours following his arrest on charges of bribery, extortion, and theft, among others, Mayor Patrick DeAngelo Cannon of Charlotte City, North Carolina, resigned from his post. The resignation was contained in a letter addressed to city manager Ron Carlee and city attorney Bob Hagemann, effective immediately. In his letter, Cannon explains that he chose to resign because the charges …

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Lynda Petty, Wife of Richard, Dies at 72

Richard Petty Motorsports has announced that the NASCAR Hall of Famer’s wife Linda had passed away Tuesday at 72. Lynda Gayle Owens Petty died peacefully at her home in Level Cross, North Carolina, after battling cancer for the past several years. Lynda Petty first revealed that she had central nervous system-related Lymphoma that had affected her brain in 2010, and …

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500-Pound Wild Boar is Killed by North Carolina Hunter

North Carolina hunter Jett Webb’s freezer is sure to be overflowing with pork after killing a 500-pound wild boar last month. The hunter reportedly killed the 8-foot long animal in Bertie County on land leased by the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club. The hunter says that the boar had been spotted by other hunters, and now he is the envy …

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Kilah Davenport: Child Abuse Victim Dies At Age 4

“We know she’s dancing in heaven. She’s not in pain anymore,” said her grandmother Leslie Davenport. The four-year-old girl, who was severely beaten by her stepfather in May 2012, finally stopped breathing on Thursday. Kilah was at home with her mother, who tried to revive her with CPR before rushing Kilah to Northeast Medical Center. Doctors pronounced her dead on …

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North Carolinian Hunter Kills 500lb Hog

Every now and then our inner child jumps around like a relapsing drug addict on planet cocaine when the news showcases a wild beast like Big Foot or the Mothman that ‘proves’ to us that monsters DO exist and reality is truly stranger than fiction. Unfortunately, a lot of the times, we grow up, we learn then that news is …

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Coal Ash Spill Now Subject To Criminal Probe

The Associated Press is now reporting that the coal ash spill into a North Carolina river is now the subject of a federal investigation. The spill, which was discovered on February 2nd, resulted in tons of toxic materials seeping into the nearby Dan River. Somehow the coal ash had managed to escape a Duke Energy containment basin. The company waited …

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