All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘North Carolina’

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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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“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 …

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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 …

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“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 …

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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 …

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