Last month, Asheville, N.C. coffee shop Waking Life Espresso was forced to close up shop indefinitely after its owners were outed as the misogynists behind pick-up-artist podcast Holistic Game. Now, former employee Sarah Winkler, along with Lindsey Pitman and Brock Kehoe, are raising money to rent a second location… »
Last week, Jared Rutledge and Jacob Owens were considered upstanding members of the unusually liberal Asheville, North Carolina community. As the owners of Waking Life Espresso, they had made a name for themselves in the town, supplying goods to a number of local establishments as well as coffee shops nationwide. But… »
A North Carolina man was planning to propose to his girlfriend when he was rudely interrupted by a robbery in progress. The romantic moment was scheduled to happen at a Mexican restaurant called Salsarita’s, where Nicolas Anderson, his fiancee Deanna and her son Brighton were enjoying a meal.
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. »
It’s pretty standard for teachers to read to their young students, but a third grade teacher was just forced to resign from his much-loved post for doing so.
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… »
Here’s a beach goer’s nightmare, multiplied: two separate shark attacks happened within about an hour of each other around the same swath of beach, causing a pair of teens to each lose a limb and remain in critical condition. Shudder. »
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… »
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. »
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… »
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.” »
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,… »
If you're reading this, you probably didn't win the Powerball last night. But if you're feeling bad, here's some consolation: One of the people who did win is someone we can all empathize with — a single mom with four kids (one of whom lives with cerebral palsy). »
On the eve of a vote on a national abortion ban (and the National March for Life, which, regrettably, I had to miss this year, as I've got a thing), Republican leaders in Congress are experiencing a revolt from an unlikely source: Republican women. »
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… »
Oh my Lord, shut it down, here is the greatest moment in the history of C-SPAN: A (very Southern) mama called into one of their shows to yell at the guests. Not because she disagrees, but because the guests are brothers and both her sons and she is sick and tired of their shit. »