The Asheville Citizen-Times provides an update on various bills before the General Assembly to change how alcohol is sold in North Carolina. A brief summary from the article: State law requires that all sales of liquor by the bottle be in the network of ABC stores that are owned by and benefit local government. Brewers […]
Part 1 of a two-part series. Cross-posted at Emerging Civil War. Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman Gen. Joseph E. Johnston learned of the surrender of Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia in Wilmer McLean’s parlor in the hamlet of Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865 several days later. Show More Summary
Freddie James, a 79-year-old South Carolina man, has been arrested and charged with the crime of “buggery,” which is a nice way of saying “having sex with a dog.” A puppy, to be more precise. Unfortunately, while in police custody, he confessed to something even worse. Show More Summary
The secret to stimulating creativity may be to literally stimulate the brain. In a new study, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were able to measurably increase creativity by altering electrical activity in...Show More Summary
Ashley Landess WSJ oped: Yet now lawmakers are proposing a new definition of “electioneering communication” that would include virtually any statement referencing a candidate for office made within 60 days of a general election or within 30 days of a … Continue reading ?
Spinach that was served at 10 Lancaster County Schools in Lancaster, SC, has been recalled, according to a news report from WCSC-TV in Charleston, SC. The spinach was from Taylor Farms in Salinas, CA, which was recalled because of potential contamination with Listeria. The 10 schools included in the recall are A.R. Rucker Middle, Brooklyn Springs... Continue Reading
The Raiders took linebacker Khalil Mack with the fifth pick in last year’s draft and it looks like they got a cornerstone for their defense to build around in the coming years. That wasn’t enough to lift them past the fourth pick in this year’s draft, which they may use on a player to help…
Two churches in Guilford County, North Carolina, were recently vandalized with pro-gay propaganda spray painted on church doors and walls. Gay slogans were spray painted on the churches in Guilford
Every year, South Carolina head coach/red-faced he-man Steve Spurrier allows a reporter from The State newspaper to join him in his dojo for a session of intense training and spiritual introspection. Or, more simply put, the two men get really sweaty and take their shirts off on camera. Show More Summary
The now-infamous video of a South Carolina police officer shooting Walter Scott in the back this month has been viewed more than one million times on YouTube, and countless more around the Web and on television. But moving forward any...Show More Summary
Having only one or two constituents must make things less complicated: North Carolina legislators involved in ALEC have introduced HB 681, the latest attack on the state renewable portfolio standard. Sponsors of HB 681 include at least...Show More Summary
The Shelby Wilkie-Michael Wilkie murder case will air on the latest episode of the hit tv show ABC 20/20, according to ABC News. The murder of Shelby Wilkie in Hendersonville, North Carolina, in 2012 made news headlines and rocked the city of Hendersonville. Show More Summary
Jordan Spieth shook off the Masters hangover that hounded him during his opening round by firing a nine-under 62 on Friday to stand two shots off the pace early in the second round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina.
As you probably heard, last week there was a big story involving North Carolina police officer Michael Slager being charged with murder for the shooting death of Walter Scott. Slager had told a story about how Scott had taken his taser. Show More Summary
The Ball Coach is probably fitter than either me or you, tbh. The State's Josh Kendall worked out with 69-year-old South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier, who says he's fitter now than when he won the Heisman Trophy in 1966. Nothing else matters. And yes, he'll zing you pretty good if you can't keep up: 'Get your toes up over your eyes,' he said. Show More Summary
A North Carolina community college evacuated earlier this week after the fatal shooting of an employee by a former student closed again Friday morning following a telephoned threat to the school, officials said. “We are treating the threat as credible,” said Kim Best, spokeswoman for...
This pregnancy announcement video is just being Miley. Excited announcers: North Carolina parents Chad and Andrea Chapman Announcement method of choice: The Chapmans made their own parody of Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" -- swapping out...Show More Summary
Extreme members of both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly are pushing their own religious refusal bills.
The S.C. Senate Medical Affairs Committee advanced a flawed fetal pain bill to the full Senate by a vote of 9-6. South Carolina Citizens for Life supported advancing the bill but opposed the weakening amendment to exclude children diagnosed with disabilities “incompatible with life outside the womb” or children who were conceived in rape or […]
A pair of great white sharks have been making waves off the North Carolina coast after they were recently tracked into the area around Pamlico Sound, and it now appears that a third member of their species has decided to join them in the region. Show More Summary