In his "drone speech" Thursday, President Barack Obama referred to the oft-cited argument that the U.S. should close the Guantánamo Bay terror detention facility (GTMO) because it stirs anti-American opinion: "GTMO has become a symbol around the world for an America that flouts the rule of law," he said. Show More Summary
The Hyde amendment bans federal funding of abortion. But the North Carolina Senate sees no problem with bestowing $250,000 worth of state funding to an umbrella group of faith-based anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers that disseminate dubious medical information to vulnerable young women. Get ready for a deluge of super creepy misleading fetus dolls! Read more...
There's no dispute that the traffic stop one morning in May 2009 was legitimate. The driver of a Pontiac Grand Prix failed to use a signal before turning into an exit lane to leave Interstate 95 in South Carolina. The...
A South Carolina developer is hoping to get in on the Market Street action. Graystar, who currently manage over 200,000 apartments nationwide, is hoping to build an 87-unit rental building at 2198 Market in the Castro. The project is being...
North Carolina rapper J. Cole recently admitted that he moved the release date of his sophomore album Born Sinner up a month in order to compete with Kanye West’s upcoming album Yeezus. Cole’s album was initally scheduled to be released in July, but he changed the date to June 18 — the same day West’s sixth solo [...]Show More Summary
Today we are debuting another one of our DVDs that we shot on location in Bakersville, North Carolina, last summer: Pouring Vessels: Making and Decorating Expressive Functional Pottery, with Suze Lindsay. Since we were on location, in...Show More Summary
In March, N.C. State University hired Chen Jiang, a graduate student, to assist Penelope Perkins-Veazie with the postharvest research.
President Obama on Thursday announced initial steps his administration will take in a renewed effort to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, including transferring some detainees and appointing a special envoy tasked with coordinating Gitmo’s closure. And a senior administration official told the Wall Street Journal that a leading candidate for military commissions — which are [...]
Inspired by and named for the infamous hurricane that wrecked the Carolina coast in 1989, Matt and Ted Lee's Hugo cocktail is just as fierce as its namesake. At its core, the beverage is a riff on a Dark and Stormy, but it uses a serious dose of fresh ginger juice instead of the soda. Show More Summary
Chief Tango sends us a link to today’s feel good story about a man and his gun. A homeowner encountered a burglar claiming to have a gun in his remote North Carolina home, a few minutes later the police got the call; an attempted burglary at a home on Lanesboro Road. The area is mostly [...]
I was working in South Carolina this week and staying with my son and his family in upstate S.C. I attended worship this Sunday at his church (I won’t mention the name of the church), and there he was. Mr. Tacticool (if I am not mistaken, Mauldin Police Department). He was awesome, with fatigues, Kevlar [...]
Congressman Trey Gowdy checkmates Lois Lerner President Obama has finally met its match. After years of deflecting and blaming others for numerous scandals, he finds himself up against one man with superior skills. South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy speaks with a slow Southern drawl. While coastal snobs may consider him a “hick” or a “hilbilly,” [...]
In 1980, South Carolina running back George Rogers ran his way to the Heisman Trophy and a place in college football history. With Rogers stampeding all over the field, the Gamecocks put together a good season with a final record of 8-4. Show More Summary
Following two somewhat disappointing recruiting seasons by North Carolina standards, Roy Williams is back to his dominant ways. Yesterday, 2014's 13th-ranked recruit (ESPN 60), Theo Pinson, committed to UNC after just about everyone had him slated to land in Bloomington with Tom Crean and the Indiana Hoosiers. Show More Summary
An ironically named mother in North Carolina had her own teenage son arrested after he allegedly took her Pop-Tarts without permission. Read more...
Hordes of winged cicadas are coming out and turning up the music for their biggest party in 17 years, stretching from North Carolina through Virginia to New York — but experts aren't yet sure just how big the party will get. Billions of the bugs are climbing out from t …
Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston's massive performing arts festival that spreads across three weeks at the beginning of summer each year, officially kicks off this Friday, May 24. For those who've never been before, it might best beShow More Summary
NASCAR 's longest show, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, will take place on the 1.5 mile quad-oval track with 24 degree banking Sunday, May 26 in Concord, North Carolina. Since the first race in 1960, the 600 mile race has thrilled fans and worn out drivers. Show More Summary
Once every 17 years, a population of cicadas ranging from Connecticut to the Appalachian highlands of North Carolina emerges to annoy everyone within earshot. The last time east coasters saw this brood was in 1996, making 2013 yet another year of annoying insect pests. The only question is, when will we start to see this year’s cicada brood? Radiolab, the … Read the rest
Charlotte, NC – A woman in North Carolina had her juvenile son arrested for allegedly stealing her Pop-Tarts. According to the Charlotte Observer, the woman called police on Monday to report that her Pop-Tarts had been stolen from her home. Show More Summary