The idea for the rally crystalized after Clarence Henderson, one of the students who participated in sit-ins at the Woolworth’s diner in Greensboro in 1960, wrote an op-ed piece in last week’s Charlotte Observer saying it was a gross exaggeration to compare the two issues.This very important and necessary event was organized by the N.C. Values Coalition, a conservative Christian group. More:
The ministers urged the General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory to stand up to LGBT and other advocates who are calling for a repeal of HB2, which among other things pre-empted local LGBT anti-discrimination laws including Charlotte’s ordinance.U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch happened to be in Fayetteville yesterday for a policing conference and was able to supply some sensible comments:
Henderson and others recounted historical injustices against blacks — from slavery to lynchings to segregation — as well as lingering racism today, such as police profiling.
“Whatever it is you call yourself doing, don’t call it civil rights,” Henderson said.
“While the civil rights movement certainly in this state focused on racial discrimination, civil rights and human rights are not limited to any one particular issue or even one particular group of people,” Lynch said during a news conference.What she said.
“Where there are people who feel victimized and are indeed victimized and made to feel vulnerable simply because of a physical characteristic over which they have no control — that is exactly what the civil rights laws are meant to cover,” Lynch said.
This bill is the latest attempt by Raleigh politicians to bail out Duke Energy. Citizens and communities across North Carolina followed the rules set out in the Coal Ash Management Act over a year and half ago. Under the existing law, after extensive public comments, DEQ was forced to conclude that Duke Energy must remove its coal ash from its dangerous and leaking pits across the state. Now, after heavy lobbying by Duke Energy, the Raleigh politicians want to re-open the process to try to find a way to let Duke Energy off the hook. The law, common sense, and common decency require Duke Energy to take responsibility for its irresponsible coal ash practices and move its coal ash to safe, dry lined storage as is happening in South Carolina today. In fact, up until they got a result they did not like, Duke Energy and the state’s politicians praised CAMA.He added: "Sooner or later, North Carolina’s politicians have to put the public interest above Duke Energy’s special interest.” One hopes.
The most recent victim, a boy, was 15 years old at the time of the alleged offenses involving Scott on February 12 and 13 of this year, police said.Coach Scott's bond has been jacked up to $12 million.
Scott now faces an additional count of statutory sex offense with a child, one count of crimes against nature, and two counts of indecent liberties with a child.
The N.C. Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a long-delayed plan to shift the state line in several locations in Gaston and Union counties near Charlotte.Why?
The original border was established in the 1700s, but it’s become nebulous over time because it’s based in part on landmarks that no longer exist.What specifically will change?
“Rocks were used, trees were used, fence posts were used,” Tucker said. “They’ve been degraded over the years.”
Researchers combed through old records and century-old boundary surveys to determine where the border belongs. That process wrapped up several years ago, but leaders have since been struggling with how to move properties from state to state without causing major headaches.
If the proposal passes the Senate – and then wins approval from the N.C. House, the South Carolina legislature and both states’ governors – 16 South Carolina homeowners will wake up to find themselves in North Carolina on Jan. 1. Three homes in North Carolina would end up south of the border.One thing is for sure: Money is raining down upon the lawyers working on this on both sides of the border.