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Day Without a Woman March Closing Schools

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:30pm 3/6/2017 at 6:30pm
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Some schools across the country will close on March 8,  the same day as the Day Without a Woman March, due to concerns they’ll be short-staffed.

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools in North Carolina will close. Durham Public Schools may close but have not reached a final decision. Chapel Hill-Carrboro Superintendent Jim Causby...

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North Carolina VA Under Fire for Neglect, Leaving Patients on Floor

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:00pm 3/2/2017 at 7:00pm

The Durham VA in North Carolina has come under fire after photos appeared on Facebook of patients left lying on the floor. Marine veteran Stephen McMenamin and his wife Hanna could not believe what they saw in the waiting room:

“It was very upsetting,” Stephen McMenamin said. He and his wife said...

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North Carolina Deputy Shows Off Moves in a Dance Off

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6:30pm 2/15/2017 at 6:30pm

I love watching these videos! They never get old. Someone posted a video of a North Carolina cop showing off his dance moves when a boy named Jason challenged him to a dance-off. From Fox 13:

“They got onto the topic of...

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North Carolina: Governor Signs Bill Limiting Incoming Democrat Governor’s Power

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 6:00pm 12/17/2016 at 6:00pm
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Having lost his bid for reelection, North Carolina’s governor Republican Pat McCrory has signed into law a bill that will, among other things, limit his Democrat successor’s power to appoint Democrats to the State Board of Elections and that will require the political party of judges to be printed on...

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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Concedes Race to Roy Cooper

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 5, 2016 at 3:30pm 12/5/2016 at 3:30pm

Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has conceded the governor’s race to opponent Democrat Roy Cooper after the closest governor race in the state’s history:

“I personally believe that the majority of our citizens have spoken, and we now should do everything we can to support the 75th governor of North Carolina,...

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Protest Filed in North Carolina Over Potential Voter Fraud in Governor Race

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 1:00pm 11/16/2016 at 1:00pm

No one has called the North Carolina governor’s race between incumbent Governor Pat McCrory (R) and his challenger Roy Cooper (D) since only 5,000 votes separate the two. To make matters worse, there are now allegations of voter fraud on

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Judge Convicted of Bribing Federal Officer . . . With Beer

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2:00pm 10/23/2016 at 2:00pm
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As we’re focused on possible corruption, collusion, and careless handling of classified information in which a presidential candidate may be involved, the U. S. Attorney’s office is going after equally gross miscarriages of justice.  Or not.

Fox News reports:

Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina judge has been convicted of bribery after he...

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NC GOP office firebombed – “Nazi Republicans leave town or else”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 7:30pm 10/16/2016 at 7:30pm
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A GOP office in North Carolina was firebombed.

ABC News reports:

A local Republican Party office in North Carolina was damaged by fire and someone spray-painted an anti-GOP slogan referring to “Nazi Republicans” on a nearby wall, authorities said Sunday.

A news release from the town of Hillsborough said someone threw a bottle filled...

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Hurricane Matthew leaves at least 27 dead across 5 states

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 9:00am 10/11/2016 at 9:00am
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For four days, Hurricane Matthew hit the coast of the southeastern U.S.before weakening and veering out over the Atlantic Ocean.

So far, the storm has left at least 27 dead, over 1 million homes and businesses without power today, and billions of dollars in damage.

Matthew wreaked havoc in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina,...

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Silicon Valley Sides With Democrat in North Carolina Senate Race

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 10, 2016 at 6:30pm 10/10/2016 at 6:30pm

Technology giants in Silicon Valley have donated money to Democrat Deborah Ross against Sen. Richard Burr (R), which has become one of the tightest races in the country. The Hill reported:

Laurene Powell-Jobs, the widow of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, tech venture capitalist Brook Byers and tech executive Amy Rao have...

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Charlotte Protesters Release Ludicrous List of “Demands”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 12:00pm 9/27/2016 at 12:00pm
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We’ve been covering the Charlotte protests here at LI, and the lasted development is quite a doozy.  They’ve released a list of demands that boggles the mind and steps perilously close to the federal definition of terrorism.

Mediaite reports:

Protestors in Charlotte have made quite a few demands over when they’ll end their...

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NFL, Carolina Panthers May Move Game Due to Charlotte Riots

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 1:00pm 9/22/2016 at 1:00pm

The NFL and Carolina Panthers may move Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings because of the violent riots in Charlotte, NC.

From FOX 46:

Panthers President Danny Morrison...

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NCAA Nixes Championship Events In North Carolina Due to Bathroom Law

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2:30pm 9/13/2016 at 2:30pm

North Carolina’s Public Facilities Privacy and Security Bill have drawn another major boycott. The NCAA recently announced its decision to remove seven previously scheduled championship events from the state, including the first and second round games of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

In July, the NBA decided to move its All Star Game from...

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Supreme Court Denies North Carolina Its Voter ID Law

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 1:30pm 9/1/2016 at 1:30pm

North Carolina wanted to reinstate its voter ID law in time for the elections, but a deadlocked Supreme Court denied them this opportunity. From The Wall Street Journal:

The high court, in a brief written order, declined to stay an appeals court ruling from July that struck down North Carolina’s Republican-backed voting...

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NBA Moves All-Star Game From Charlotte Due to Bathroom Law

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:30am 7/22/2016 at 11:30am

The NBA has decided to move their February 19 All-Star Game out of North Carolina due to the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Bill. The league stated:

“Since March, when North Carolina enacted HB2 and the issue of legal protections for the LGBT community in...

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Homosexuality still illegal in Lebanon, but North Carolina boycotters not boycotting

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 16, 2016 at 5:15pm 5/16/2016 at 5:15pm

At least 50 LGBT activists staged a protest outside the Hbeish police station in Beirut, Lebanon, to protest anti-homosexual law.

The activists from the Helem Association demanded the government repeal article 534 of the penal code and release four transgender women.

From The Jewish Press:

Helem leader Genwa Samhat told AFP that the sit-in,...

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San Francisco Mayor Bans City Worker Travel to North Carolina

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:30pm 3/26/2016 at 2:30pm
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Last month, the city council in Charlotte, North Carolina passed an ordinance that included allowing transgendered persons to use bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, etc. for the gender with which they identify.

This did not sit well with North C...

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