North Carolina Election Officials Warn Voters That Voting Twice Is A Crime, After President Trump Suggests It

Election officials in North Carolina warned voters on Thursday that voting more than once, or attempting to do so, is a felony, USA Today reported. The warning comes a day after President Trump suggested that voters should try to cast their ballots via by mail and in-person to see if they get caught. As previously […]

Donald Trump Encourages North Carolina Residents To Test The Mail-In System By Voting Twice

When Donald Trump was asked on Wednesday whether or not he had confidence in the mail-in ballots program in North Carolina, he wanted people to test it by voting twice, wrote Lauren Egan and Pete Williams of NBC News. Trump said they should all try once through the mail and once in person. This, he […]

Asheville, North Carolina, Approves Slavery Reparations For Black Residents

The city of Asheville, North Carolina, voted Tuesday night to approve slavery reparations for its Black residents, The Citizen-Times reported. The ordinance doesn’t authorize direct payments, but rather aims to invest in the city’s Black community. In a unanimous 7-0 vote Tuesday night, the city passed a resolution apologizing for its role in slavery and […]

Ohio State, North Carolina Athletic Departments The Latest To Pause Workouts After Coronavirus Resurgence

The University of North Carolina and Ohio State’s athletic programs are the latest to announce that their summer workout programs are on pause due to a reported resurgence of the novel coronavirus. Bill Rabinowitz of the Columbus Dispatch reported on Wednesday that the Buckeyes’ football, men’s and women’s basketball, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer […]

Raleigh, North Carolina, Protesters Pull Down Confederate Statue, Hang Parts From A Light Post

Protesters in Raleigh, North Carolina, vandalized the city’s Confederate monuments Friday night, toppling the likenesses of soldiers and hanging one from a tree, The Raleigh News & Observer reported. In the wake of the George Floyd protests, attention has turned to monuments of Confederate fighters, of which there are over 700 across the country. In […]

Shark Attacks A 16-Year-Old Boy Visiting The Outer Banks, Father Had To Fight It Off

On Thursday, a 16-year-old boy visiting the Outer Banks in North Carolina was attacked by a shark. According to CNN, Nick Arthur was playing on the sandbar when the shark bit his thigh and refused to let go. Tim Arthur, the boy’s father, rushed over to his son and started to kick the shark in […]

Donald Trump Threatens To Move Republican Convention If North Carolina Can’t Promise Full Occupancy

Donald Trump announced on Monday morning via a Twitter post that he’s considering moving the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina. While the Republican National Committee (RNC) has the final say on where the event is held, it’s thought the RNC would follow the lead of the president. In a tweet thread, Trump explained […]

North Carolina Poll: Donald Trump Trails Joe Biden By Seven Points

In the state of North Carolina, President Donald Trump trails the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden by seven points, according to a Meredith College poll released on Friday. Per The Hill, the poll shows Biden polling at 47 percent and Trump at 40 percent. Considered a battleground state, North Carolina swung Republican in […]

Democrats Accuse Republicans Of ‘Sabotage’ In A Key North Carolina Race

Democrats in North Carolina are accusing Republicans of sabotage after an outside contestant for the Democratic senate nomination has threatened the chances of the establishment candidate, reports Politico. The brouhaha began a week ago when numerous advertisements for three-term state senator Erica Smith began hitting the airwaves. The media blitz came as a shock to […]

Protesters Waved Confederate Flags, Chanted ‘Trump 2020’ At Early Voting Site In N.C.

A group of protesters waving Confederate flags and shouting “Trump 2020” showed up to an early voting site in North Carolina that was also holding a discussion about the removal of Confederate monuments, reports noted. As WRAL reported, the group of protesters gathered outside the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Chatham County on […]

North Carolina Woman Uses Toes To Call 911 After Crushing Her Hands While Changing A Tire

Driving on a dark highway can be a nerve-racking experience and a woman from North Carolina found out why. After pulling over to inspect a flat tire she found herself stranded with her hands crushed under her car. Yet, she was able to perform an incredible task while under extreme duress by finding a way […]

Black Mother Adopts Three White Children Only To Be Slammed With Hate Comments

Treka Engleman is a single mother from Cincinnati, Ohio, who also happens to be African-American with three adopted white children. When Engleman gave her three children a loving home, she did not expect to be slammed by hate comments — with some people telling her that she should have adopted within her own race. Nevertheless, […]

‘World’s Worst Cat’ Up For Adoption At North Carolina Shelter, ‘Perdita’ Is Just Plain Mean, Her Carers Say

The “World’s Worst Cat” is available for adoption at a North Carolina animal shelter, The Charlotte Observer reports. The Mitchell County Animal Rescue is so eager to be rid of “Perdita” that they are waiving their customary adoption fees. Cat owners know that felines can be stingy with their affection, giving it only on their […]

North Carolina Pizza Delivery Driver Fights Back Against Armed Robbers, Shoots Three Of Them

A North Carolina pizza delivery driver wasn’t about to let four youths rob him, instead using his own weapon to shoot three of them, Charlotte’s WSOC-TV reports. The unidentified driver had been sent to a Charlotte, North Carolina apartment complex just before midnight Monday night. There, he was set-upon by four youths who aimed what […]

North Carolina Town Ditches ‘Possum Drop’ New Year’s Eve Tradition After Three Decades

A North Carolina town is getting rid of its traditional “possum drop” New Year’s Eve tradition, possibly due to complaints from animal-rights activists, CNN reports. In cities across the country, the New Year will be rung in with an object being ceremonially “dropped” as the clock counts down. New York City’s Times Square has its […]

Arlando Henderson Accused Of Stealing $88,000 From Bank, Posting Pics Of The Stolen Loot On Facebook

A North Carolina man is accused of stealing $88,000 from the vault at the bank where he had worked. Police began to suspect Arlando Henderson of the crime after he allegedly posted pictures of himself on social media holding stacks of the stolen loot and showing off the luxurious lifestyle he was living thanks to […]

North Carolina Towns Cancel Christmas Parade Because Of Fears Of Violence Over Confederate-Themed Floats

Two North Carolina towns have canceled their Christmas parades over fears that planned floats that would reference the Confederacy would invoke fights or violence, ABC News reports. The cancellations come amid other cities canceling, moving, or otherwise altering their Christmas parade plans due to social/political issues. Wake Forest This week, the town of Wake Forest […]

North Carolina Fast Food Restaurant Cashier, Manager Fired For Refusing To Serve Police Officer

A cashier and a manager of a North Carolina fast-food restaurant have been fired after both refused to serve a police officer, Durham’s WTVD reports. Cook Out, for those not familiar, is a regional burger chain with about 250 locations in 10 states, mostly in the Southeast. At a Roxboro, North Carolina, location last week, […]

North Carolina Football Coach Resigns After Using N-Word, Says He’s Not Racist

A North Carolina high school football coach has resigned after video of him using the N-word appeared on social media, Raleigh’s WTVD reports. However, John Hoskins says that he used the word in a joyful context that was not meant to be taken offensively. Last Friday, Hoskins’ Knightdale High School defeated Corinth Holders High. Hoskins […]

North Carolina Man Buys $200,000 Winning Lottery Ticket On The Way To His Last Cancer Treatment

A North Carolina man stopped by a convenience store to buy a lottery ticket while on his way to his final chemotherapy appointment and wound up winning $200,000, BBC News reports. Unfortunately for the lucky winner, much of that money will have to go to medical bills. Ronnie Foster had been battling colon cancer, one […]

Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Sinks In North Carolina Amid Controversy

As Donald Trump faces an impeachment probe following his calls to Ukraine and China to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, some Republicans appear to be having a tough time continuing to stand by the president’s side. A recent Meredith Poll reflects this and shows Trump’s approval rating dipping from 44 percent in March […]

North Carolina School Where Cheerleaders Held Trump Banner Cancels Football Game Over ‘Safety Concerns’

A North Carolina high school where a group of cheerleaders was placed on probation for displaying a pro-Trump banner abruptly canceled Friday’s game over unspecified “safety concerns,” ABC News reports. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, last week the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) handed down a punishment to a group of North […]

North Carolina Cheerleaders Put On Probation After Holding Up ‘Trump 2020’ Sign At Football Game

A group of high school cheerleaders in North Carolina are being placed on what the state high school association called “probation” after they held up a “Trump 2020” sign at a football game and then posted a picture of it on Facebook. The punishment for the North Stanly High School cheerleaders came down this week […]

A Once-Abandoned ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Theme Park Reopens For Autumn At Oz

A once-abandoned amusement park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina regularly opens its doors for a few days each fall for an event called Autumn At Oz. Road Trippers reported that the Beech Mountain Wizard of Oz theme park, called Land of Oz, opened in 1970 and closed the gates to the Emerald […]

North Carolina Republicans Voted To Override Governor’s Budget Veto While Democrats Were Away At 9/11 Ceremony

Republicans in North Carolina are coming under fire for holding a surprise vote to override Governor Roy Cooper’s budget veto — one that took place while the governor and House Democrats were attending a 9/11 memorial ceremony. As The News & Observer reported, Republicans leading the North Carolina House of Representatives held the vote on […]

North Carolina Teacher Loses Job After Posting Video Of Disabled, Mocking Her On Instagram

A North Carolina school teacher is out of a job, just days into the new school year, after posting a video on Instagram that appeared to mock a disabled child, Yahoo News reports. The teacher, whose name has not been made public, voluntarily left her job with Mooresville Graded Schools after the Instagram video was […]

North Carolina Police Officer Fired For Obeying ‘Billy Graham Rule,’ Refusing To Train A Female Colleague

A North Carolina police officer who was fired for refusing to train a female colleague, citing a religious exemption, is suing on the grounds of religious discrimination, NBC News reports. The man followed a rule, called “The Billy Graham Rule,” that forbids him from spending any time with a woman who isn’t his wife. Manuel […]

Man Dies From ‘Brain-Eating’ Amoeba After Swimming At A North Carolina Water Park

A North Carolina man died after he became ill when he came into contact with a “brain-eating” amoeba after swimming in Fantasy Lake Water Park in Cumberland County. Eddie Gray visited the lake on July 12 and developed a brain infection after he was stricken with the amoeba, known as Naegleria fowleri. He died on […]

Woman Defends Use of Slur In Viral Video: ‘I Used That Word Because They Forced Me Into It’

In a video that went viral this week, a North Carolina woman used the racial slur known as the n-word while confronting a group of black women at a Bonefish Grill restaurant in the Raleigh area. Reached at her home by a local TV station, the woman refused to apologize and said she would use […]

Build-A-Bear Refused To Construct ‘Pay Your Age’ Toy For Grieving Mom

Ashley Guevara of North Carolina describes the day her 6-month-old daughter, Dahlia, died as the “worst day” of her life. The day her daughter passed away was the same day she received a ticket for a “Pay Your Age” toy from Build-A-Bear. Distraught over the loss of her daughter, Guevara thought building a bear in […]

President Trump’s Twitter Endorsement Of Thom Tillis Looks Very Familiar

President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted his endorsement of Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina, who is running for re-election in 2020. The endorsement followed Tillis dissenting from Trump’s declaration of a state of emergency last year, which led to whispers of a primary challenge against Tillis. The senator, though, ultimately voted with Trump, and […]

An 11-Year-Old North Carolina Boy Fought Off Home Invader With A Machete And Won

A quick-thinking North Carolina boy with a machete fought off a thief who allegedly broke into his home, emerging the victor in the encounter, Yahoo News reports. Meanwhile, the boy’s parents are demanding answers after the alleged thief walked away from the hospital when he should have been under arrest. Braydon Smith, 11, was at […]

North Carolina Junior High School Invites Drag Queens To Teach Kids About Being Themselves

A North Carolina junior high school invited drag queens to host an event designed to encourage kids to be themselves, and the response from the community has been “overwhelmingly positive,” CNN reports. Eighth-grade teacher Taylor Schmidt says he noticed that gay kids at Central Park School for Children in Durham were getting bullied, even at […]

North Carolina Bill Could Give Pay Raise To Teachers Who Carry A Gun To School

A proposed North Carolina law would give a pay boost to teachers who are packing heat. The School Security Act of 2019 was submitted to the state legislature this week and would give a 5 percent salary boost to teachers who complete basic police training that allows them to carry a gun either openly or […]

North Carolina GOP Candidate Mark Harris Will Not Run In New Election Following Ballot Fraud Scandal

North Carolina Republican candidate Mark Harris will not run in the new election after the results of the initial election were contested, CNN is reporting. Harris, who ran for the 9th Congressional District, appeared to had won his election against Democratic opponent Dan McCready by 900 votes. After it was discovered that absentee ballots were […]

Toddler Missing In Cold For Days ‘Hung Out With A Bear’

It took three stressful days for rescuers to locate 3-year-old Casey Hathaway after the boy went missing in the woods behind a relative’s North Carolina home, WQAD reports. “He was walking in the woods back there and we can’t find him,” his great-grandmother relayed in a call to 911. “The other ones come through the […]

Alligators Freak People Out By Freezing Themselves With Their Noses Out In A North Carolina Swamp (VIDEO)

The cold winter months can cause a lot of problems for people around the country, but the animals are having to deal with it, too. Some birds will fly south for the winter. There are bears and other creatures which will retreat to a cave or burrow into the ground to hibernate. In North Carolina, […]

Oops: A Would-Be Kidnapper Chased His Intended Victim All The Way Into A Karate Studio

An North Carolina man allegedly tried to kidnap a woman and, when she broke free, chased her on foot — all the way to a karate studio. He quickly realized that was a major mistake, CNN reports. Randall Ephraim, the head instructor of Charlotte’s Bushiken Karate Charlotte Dojo, said that he and a few adult […]

NC Woman Pleads Guilty To Nationwide Adoption Scam, Gets Five Years In Prison

Last week, Wendy George pleaded guilty to 10 counts of “obtaining property by false pretenses” or claiming to be pregnant to defraud prospective parents who are seeking to adopt a baby. But it was all a lie and the Carolina Beach, North Carolina woman was never even pregnant, so the money she took to cover […]

Voter ID Legislation Vetoed By North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

Last November, North Carolinians voted on a number of state constitutional amendments. Most on the ballot were suspiciously vague in their wording. Some of the amendments on the North Carolina ballot included wording like an amendment “to strengthen protections for victims of crime; to establish certain absolute basic rights for victims; and to ensure the […]

Have You Noticed That Real Christmas Tree Prices Are Higher? You Can Thank The 2008 Recession For That

If you’ve suffered from sticker shock while trying to purchase a fresh, real Christmas tree this season, you’re not alone: prices of real Christmas trees are, in fact, up this year, CNBC reports. And you can thank the 2008 recession for that. In fact, the price of fresh Christmas trees has been trending upward for […]

Christmas Tree Farmers In North Carolina Experience Shortage Due To Recession

Greg Schneider with High Country Christmas Trees recently spoke with reporters about the Christmas tree shortage in the foothills of North Carolina. The 2008 recession is to blame for a Christmas tree shortage. Picking out a Christmas tree is a family tradition for many, but with the shortage, it could mean increasing costs for consumers. […]

Defeated State Republicans Scrambling To Sabotage Incoming Democrats During Lame-Duck Session

Republican lawmakers in Michigan, Wisconsin, and North Carolina are taking steps to curb the power of incoming Democrats before the January transition, according to Newsweek. In Michigan, Republicans will continue to operate as a majority in the state legislature thanks to heavily gerrymandered districts, but suffered losses in the gubernatorial election and in other top […]

Investigation Into An Alleged Fight Club Sees Eight Employees Fired From NC Developmental Treatment Center

Information surrounding the investigation into what is being called “unprofessional conduct” by the authorities at J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton, North Carolina, was recently made public via The News Herald. J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center is a state government institution dedicated to the care and treatment for persons with developmental challenges. According to […]

Republican Congressman Sparks FBI Investigation Over Twitter Troll’s Use Of A Bomb Emoji

A heated race for North Carolina’s 6th district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives has drawn the attention of federal investigators – after they received a complaint that incumbent Rep. Mark Walker recently filed against a Twitter user he believes to have posed harm to the safety of him and his family. As it […]

GOP County Chair Shared Fake Picture Of Christine Blasey Ford, Suggests She Was Unattractive As A Teen

The chairman of the Republican Party of Cabarrus County recently shared a vintage photograph of a young woman, whom he and others deemed unattractive, alleging it was a picture of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford from the 1980s. The implication from the post, many inferred, was that Chairman Lanny Lancaster was trying to suggest Ford, who […]

Giant Mosquitos Swarm North Carolina In Aftermath Of Hurricane Florence

With Hurricane Florence having brought flooding and damage to various Southern states earlier this month, swarms of giant-sized mosquitos known as “gallinippers” have been spotted in parts of North Carolina. These mosquitos, according to reports, can be up to three times larger than average, making them easy to mistake for wasps. According to North Carolina […]

Crews Find Body Of Maddox Ritch, 6-Year-Old Boy With Autism Who Went Missing Last Week

Investigators believe they have found the body of young boy with autism, who went missing over the weekend at a Gastonia, North Carolina, park after running away from his father. Six-year-old Maddox Ritch was with his father — Ian Ritch — and his girlfriend at Rankin Lake Park on Saturday. At one point during the […]

Tammie Hedges, Good Samaritan Who Took In Animals During Hurricane Florence, Gets Charges Against Her Dropped

Tammie Hedges — the North Carolina Good Samaritan who took in over two dozen animals abandoned when their owners fled Hurricane Florence — will not face criminal charges for her actions after all. As the old saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished. And as previously reported by the Inquisitr, Tammie Hedges found that out […]

Wilmington, NC, Without Access As Florence Death Toll Reaches 20

North Carolina’s 8th largest city is cut off from the rest of the world Monday as still-rising floodwaters engulf the state. Rescuers have brought some food and water to the city of nearly 120,000 people as the effects of Hurricane Florence, now downgraded to a tropical storm, continue to wreak havoc on the state. As […]