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This soccer goalie is so good, it hurts

18 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

Think soccer is a dull game when it's low scoring? Try this sketch on for size. The comedy nerds at YouTube channel Studio C are behind this imaginary penalty shootout between the Yale Bulldogs and the North Carolina Tar Heels, in which...Show More Summary

South Carolina Elementary School Fundraisers Benefit Local Church’s Mission Work

Oakbrook Elementary School in Summerville, South Carolina ran a teacher-led fundraiser recently with all proceeds supporting missions sponsored by the Old Fort Baptist Church: The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the district yesterday:

Court Won’t Protect Will of South Carolina Voters

By refusing to step in, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriage licenses to be issued in South Carolina. That’s despite overwhelming support for the state constitutional amendment that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson released a statement after the high […]

North Carolina Restores Public Prayer

They can once again pray in Jesus’ name at public meetings in Forsyth County, North Carolina. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorneys actually won the case back in May. Thursday, the final federal district court order was lifted. “All Americans should have the liberty to pray without being censored, just as the Supreme Court found only […]

Jason Avant to Chiefs: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction

Jason Avant probably won't be questioning the play-calling with the Kansas City Chiefs. The veteran receiver was released by the Carolina Panthers earlier this season, shortly after he questioned the play-calling late in a Week 11 loss,...Show More Summary

South Carolina mom says bullying drove son to commit suicide

A despondent South Carolina mother said her 13-year-old son, Brandon, committed suicide because he was incessantly bullied at school.

North Carolina Terminates Contract with Gruber

Citing the "appearance of an independence impairment," North Carolina's Democratic state auditor Beth Wood terminated the state's contract with MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber in a phone conversation with him on Wednesday. The official letter terminating his contract was executed on Thursday. Show More Summary

Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

Michael Donohoe (Illinois), The Economic Effects of Financial Derivatives on Corporate Tax Avoidance Scott Dyreng (Duke), Michelle Hanlon (MIT), Edward Maydew (North Carolina) & Jacob Thornock (University of Washington), Changes in Corporate Effective Tax Rates Over the Past Twenty-Five Years Albert Feuer, Moving Back to the Future by Enhancing a...

Ice Hockey: NHL results and standings

National Hockey League results and standings after Thursday's games: Los Angeles 3, Carolina 2 San Jose 2, Florida 3 (SO) Dallas 3, Arizona 1 Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 2 Montréal 4, St. Louis 1 Ottawa 3, Nashville 2 Vancouver 3, Anaheim 4...Show More Summary

VIDEO: Paratrooper makes GoPro movie of training jump

Astonishing headcam video shows the servicemen of 82nd Airborne leaping out of an airplane over their Fort Bragg base in North Carolina.

South Carolina Town Where Lesbian Police Chief Was Fired, Rehired Adds LGBT Job Protections: VIDEO

12 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

It's not often we get to say this, but it's a great week to be gay in the Palmetto State. Not only is South Carolina's LGBT community celebrating the arrival of marriage equality, but WBTW Channel 13 reports that the...

Buffalo Snow Storm: Bills DE Mario Williams Is Digging People Out and Delivering Food to Neighbors (Videos + Pics)

12 hours agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Mario Williams grew up in North Carolina and he began his NFL career in Houston. Normally people from warmer climates don’t handle winter very well. Williams is different, though. When he signed his record six-year contract with the Buffalo Bills back in 2012, he was determined to make the cold, unforgiving western New York winter […]

What we learned from Kings' 3-2 victory over Carolina Hurricanes

13 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

What we learned from the Kings’ 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday:

Judge to ‘sovereign citizen’: No, you cannot just mint your own silver ‘liberty’ dollars

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A federal judge in North Carolina disagreed with claims made by a “sovereign citizen” and ruled that the U.S. Congress does have the authority to prevent him from minting and selling his own money. The judge upheld the 2011 jury conviction of Bernard von NotHaus, the self-described “architect of...

Friday Links: Batman at the Mercy of City Council

13 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_69699" align="aligncenter" width="620"] The best picture in the New York Times Yesterday.[/caption] This link's for Carolina Miranda: "Hello Kitty, the Big Apple, the Penguin, the Joker and several other heroes,...Show More Summary

This Saturday’s college football schedule is one of the worst in recent memory

13 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

Western Carolina, Colorado, Vanderbilt, Indiana, Arkansas, Charleston Southern, Washington State, Samford. Is this Saturday’s slate of college football games historically bad? We’ll see if upsets occur, but on paper, this is a conspicuously weak Saturday schedule at this point in the season with those opponents matched up against Top 15 teams. Show More Summary

North Carolina Fires Gruber

Jonathan Gruber has now been fired by two states following disclosure of remarks he made about Obamacare.  First it was Vermont that canceled his contract, and now it’s North Carolina. North Carolina’s state auditor on Thursday terminated a contract with Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economics professor and health-care expert whose comments on the Affordable Care [...]

Miami Football: Clash with Virginia Begins Show-Me Stretch for Al Golden

The Miami Hurricanes blasted a pair of conference opponents in Virginia Tech and North Carolina, and are starting to show signs of significant improvement compared to the 18-point season-opening loss to Louisville. Following a bye week, Al Golden's team proved it actually belonged on the same field as Florida State for the first time since 2009. Show More Summary

North Carolina Fires Jonathan Gruber from Consulting Gig

14 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Jonathan Gruber, the Obamacare architect whose decision to call the American electorate "stupid" caused a firestorm of controversy, has just been fired from a job consulting the North Carolina state government for his comments.

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