All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘North Carolina’

NC State Fair Inspector in Kiddie Land Was Actually Sex Offender, Say Police

This year, around a million people will attend the North Carolina State Fair. And one of those attendees was not who he said he was, according to authorities. ABC13 reports that a registered sex offender was arrested on Tuesday after he was found posing as a ride inspector in the kiddie land area. “A couple of state troopers noticed a …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

Clay Aiken Is Running For Congress

Clay Aiken may have risen to fame in the early days of “American Idol” with his Southern charm and velvety voice, but he says he has a lot more to offer than entertainment, and he’s ready to prove it. 35-year old Aiken announced this week that he will seek the Democratic nomination for Congress in North Carolina, saying he believes …

Read More

Clay Aiken’s Rumored Run for Congress A Reality

Clay Aiken was rumored to be considering a run for Congress in North Carolina just a few weeks ago. Now it seems that rumor is far closer to a reality than it was before. The political website The Hill reports that the former American Idol runner up is preparing to throw his hat into the ring against Rep. Renee Ellmers. …

Read More

Klingon Letter Of Resignation Submitted By Councilman

Indian Trail, N.C. councilman David Waddell surprised fellow council after handing in his resignation letter. The resignation was not the surprise. Mr. Waddell, a grown man and a real politician, penned his letter in Klingon. For those who may be unfamiliar, Klingon a fictional race/language that comes from the popular Star Trek TV series. This is how David Waddell chose …

Read More

P.J. Hairston’s Career At UNC Is Over

P.J. Hairston, one of the top players on the team until this year, will not be reinstated by the University of North Carolina’s basketball team. He has sat out for the first 10 games of the season, and in a hard decision for the team to make, they announced that his career as a Tar Heel is officially over. Hairston …

Read More

Elk Euthanized After Interaction with Photographer

After a video taken of a photographer interacting with an elk in North Carolina went viral, the elk was euthanized, leaving people outraged. The video was posted to YouTube earlier this month and the elk was put down just days later because of his behavior. The video, which has been viewed 2.6 million times on YouTube and has received hundreds …

Read More

Five Injured on Vortex Thrill Ride at NC State Fair

Five people were injured on Thursday night on the Vortex thrill ride at the North Carolina State Fair. According to officials, the ride started back up as riders were trying to exit. Of the five people injured, three are still hospitalized and two are in serious condition. The ages of the injured range from 14 to 39 years old. “The …

Read More

Belmont, NC Drug Store Standoff Ends Peacefully

In a story that should be hailed as a shining example of two police departments working together towards a nonviolent goal, the Charlotte Observer reports a six-hour standoff between a lone gunman and law enforcement came to a peaceful end. The suspect, 46-year-old Edward Scott Russ, was taken into police custody around 7 a.m. this morning, nearly six hours after …

Read More

“Invisible Man” Ban Lifted In North Carolina

A North Carolina Board of Education voted 6-1 to rescind the ban on Ralph Ellison’s classic tome “Invisible Man” on Wednesday after a high school’s story went viral. Following a parent complaint, the board voted earlier this month to ban the book from its library, but the story gained national attention and brought quite a bit of negative attention to …

Read More

Rice Diet Center in North Carolina Closes

The Rice Diet Program, formerly a part of Duke University’s medical center, has officially closed its doors after 70 years of operation. The diet was founded in the 1930s by German immigrant Dr. Walter Kempner. Dr. Kempner stated that his original goal was not to create a diet program, but instead to create a regimen that would combat high blood …

Read More

“Only White People” As Church Greeters

Many churches pride themselves in being an open door to people of all races, backgrounds, ages and color. However, a church in North Carolina has suddenly caused a lot of stir. Executive pastor Makeda Pennycooke, an African-American, sent out an email to a list of her church’s volunteers, asking that “only white people” greet those attending the church services at …

Read More

N.C. Deck Collapse: Condo Accident Sends 20 To Hospital

The second-story deck of an oceanfront condo on Ocean Isle Beach collapsed on Tuesday night, injuring 20 people and sending one person on a flight to a hospital in Wilmington. Several of the injuries included broken bones, but authorities say none of them were life threatening. There were about 25 people on the deck when it suddenly gave way and …

Read More

North Carolina Gives Up Federal Jobless Aid

In a move designed to repay their Federal debt faster, the state of North Carolina has cut benefits to 170,000 workers within the state. As a result, they have put themselves in a position of not being eligible to receive Federal jobless benefits for people who have been employed for longer than six months. North Carolina has the fifth worst …

Read More

High School QB Drowns Just Weeks Before His Graduation

The end of May is typically filled with smiling, happy high school seniors looking forward to their next step in life, and celebrate graduation. For Southwest Onslow High School, they are left in mourning as one of their own has died, drowning while swimming with friends. Star QB Shak Pershey was found 2am Friday morning, after he was reported missing …

Read More

North Carolina Church Demands Marriage Equality, Stops All Marriages in Protest, Takes Heat on Facebook

One North Carolina church is taking a stand for marriage equality by refusing to marry anyone until the right is granted to all people. Green Street United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, NC, has asked that its pastors refrain from signing any marriage licenses issued by the state of North Carolina (or any other same-sex marriage-restricting state) until “full privilege is …

Read More

Ex-Boyfriend Living In Attic, Spying On Woman

In perhaps one of the creepiest stories in the history of ever, a woman in North Carolina recently discovered her ex-boyfriend from 12 years ago hiding out in her attic, where he’d built himself a little nest complete with a rigged-up peephole. Tracy, a single mother of five, said she was in bed one night when she heard thumping noises …

Read More

‘The Hunger Games’ Town For Sale

A town in North Carolina called Henry River Mill Village, that was used as the District 12 set of the blockbuster film “The Hunger Games” is now

Read More

Page 1 of 212»