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Idiot Arrested for Bringing Assault Rifle, Kevlar Vest On Mall Outing

Some people like taking pictures of themselves with their guns. That’s fine, as the world needs all kinds. Most people, though, would understand that trying to take a picture with your guns should be done at home and not in a busy mall on the eve of Independence Day. Army sergeant Bryan Scott Wolfinger didn’t. » 7/03/15 4:00pm 7/03/15 4:00pm

Supreme Court Slaps Down North Carolina Anti-Abortion Law

The Supreme Court has declined to rescue a 2011 North Carolina law that would require an abortion-providing doctor to show a patient an ultrasound of the fetus and describe it in detail, including the size of organs and limbs. A federal appeals court already declared that the law was unconstitutional because it… » 6/15/15 1:10pm 6/15/15 1:10pm

Pregnant Woman Disappears Right Before Giving Birth

A Salisbury, North Carolina woman named Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther was scheduled to give birth via C-section on Tuesday morning, but vanished right before she was supposed to head to the hospital. The 49-year-old woman’s daughter, Lauren Lusk, was supposed to drive them to the appointment. Bradshaw-Crowther told Lusk to… » 6/07/15 6:30pm 6/07/15 6:30pm

That One Time I Left My Fiancé and Fled to the Appalachian Trail

The Park Ranger parks his truck and steps over to my tent as gingerly as he could in his heavy boots. “Hello? Hey.” I poke my head out and look up to see him sporting the beige uniform of woodsy authority. The light behind him, dappled through the trees, is fading from gold to dark blue. » 5/20/15 3:45pm 5/20/15 3:45pm

Meth Lab Found in Home Of Elementary School Teacher

A third-grade teacher from North Carolina was arrested after a meth lab was found inside of her home. Police discovered meth-making equipment during a search warrant at the residence of Lori Riley Whitley and her husband, Gary. The couple will face a combined total of a dozen charges, including manufacturing… » 5/17/15 4:30pm 5/17/15 4:30pm

Noose Found Hanging from Tree on Duke University Campus

A noose made with yellow rope was found hanging from a tree on the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina around 3 a.m. today. In an email to students, Larry Moneta, the school’s Vice President for Student Affairs, wrote, “I can’t begin to describe the disgust and anger I felt, and still feel.” » 4/01/15 9:30am 4/01/15 9:30am

North Carolina Frat Suspended for Notebook of Rape and Lynching Jokes

North Carolina State University's Pi Kappa Phi has been suspended by its national leadership after a waitress at a university near campus discovered a pledge book allegedly authored by the fraternity's members. The book was filled with jokes about rape, lynching, and racial slurs. According to local news station WRAL,… » 3/23/15 11:30am 3/23/15 11:30am

Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Ultrasound Law 

A federal appeals court has permanently blocked a North Carolina law that would have forced women to undergo an ultrasound and hear a detailed description before being allowed to have an abortion. In their decision, the appeals judges called the law "ideological in intent and in kind" and said it "risks the infliction… » 12/22/14 4:15pm 12/22/14 4:15pm

DMV Makes Teen Remove Makeup Because He Didn't Look 'Like a Boy'

Chase Culpepper, a 16-year-old resident of South Carolina, was allegedly told by the DMV that he had to remove his makeup to take a driver's license photo. Because, according to a DMV employee, Chase (who considers himself "gender non-conforming" and reportedly prefers male pronouns) didn't look "like a boy should." » 6/18/14 4:45pm 6/18/14 4:45pm

Religious Leaders Sue North Carolina over Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The United Church of Christ is the first national religious organisation to file suit against a state's ban on same-sex marriage, claiming that North Carolina's laws violate the liberal protestant denomination's first amendment rights under the United States Constitution. » 5/07/14 9:02pm 5/07/14 9:02pm