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

Single Mother of Four Wins the Powerball and We're Not Even Mad

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). » 2/13/15 10:30am 2/13/15 10:30am

Republicans Shocked GOP Women Don't Just Do Whatever The Men Say

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. » 1/21/15 6:30pm 1/21/15 6:30pm

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

Mom Calls C-SPAN to Yell At Her Arguing Pundit Sons

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. » 12/16/14 12:10pm 12/16/14 12:10pm

​Lesbian Mothers' Home Address Labeled with Slur on Google Maps

A lesbian couple in North Carolina were the victims of what they believe is a hate crime after finding out their home address on Google Maps had been renamed "Fagits Live Here." Yeah, sounds pretty fucking hateful to me. » 11/23/14 6:12pm 11/23/14 6:12pm

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

Woman Killed in Car Crash While Facebooking Lyrics to 'Happy'

32-year-old Courtney Sanford was driving on Business 85 in High Point, North Carolina when her car crossed the median and collided with an on-coming truck. Sanford's car burst into flames. Emergency services were called to the scene at 8:34 AM. Investigators confirm that at 8:33 AM, seconds before Sanford collided… » 4/26/14 12:07pm 4/26/14 12:07pm

Boy's My Little Pony Lunchbox Is a 'Trigger for Bullying,' Says School

Grayson Bruce, a 9-year-old boy from North Carolina, says he was bullied by his classmates for bringing a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic lunchbox to school. Instead of doing the sensible thing — like, oh, I don't know, teaching elementary schoolers that it's never acceptable to harm and harass one's peers (or to… » 3/17/14 5:20pm 3/17/14 5:20pm

This 12-Year-Old Girl Is Already President In An Alternate Universe

North Carolinian Madison Kimrey is 12 years old and already more articulate and fabulous than 95% of the members of the United States Congress. Case in point: this speech she gave on Monday in protest of the state's idiotic new voting restrictions. And her outfit! If I wasn't so damn impressed by her poise, I'd be… » 10/30/13 3:20pm 10/30/13 3:20pm

School Terrifies Kids With Fake Masked Gunman as Part of a Lesson

Have you ever heard of a bad idea so sublimely tasteless and terrible that you fall to the ground and mutely curse the gods who have forsook you and all of your wretched mortal companions? No? Here's one! A North Carolina public school decided to provide its sixth-graders with an "enrichment lesson" by having… » 10/16/13 3:20pm 10/16/13 3:20pm

Professor Argues Blackface Is A-OK As Long As It's For Charity

Ready to hear the most pathetic defense of blackface of all time? An adjunct college instructor argued that a group of pals who darkened their skin to lip-sync to The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" didn't do anything wrong because they raised money and she wasn't in it. » 9/13/13 3:50pm 9/13/13 3:50pm

North Carolina Agency Suspends Abortion Clinic's License

North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has suspended the license of an Asheville abortion clinic, citing 23 rule violations discovered in a recent inspection. It's certainly suspicious that this happened just two days after Governor Pat McCrory broke his campaign promise by signing the "motorcycle… » 7/31/13 10:30pm 7/31/13 10:30pm

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory vowed not to enact any new restrictions on abortion when he ran for office last year. He broke that promise last night by signing the "motorcycle safety abortion bill" into law. » 7/30/13 12:50pm 7/30/13 12:50pm

North Carolina Lawmakers Pass ‘Motorycle Safety’ Abortion Bill

Women all over North Carolina slept soundly last night, knowing just how protected they are, after the state Senate gave final approval to a prohibitive anti-abortion bill that could close 15 of the state's 16 abortion service providers because women need to be protected from their own...what? Manipulative vaginas? » 7/26/13 1:20pm 7/26/13 1:20pm

Crazy Abortion Law-Pimping Governor Sees Huge Approval Rating Drop

North Carolina, shoo-in for the 2013 Most Improved Player Award in red states' unofficial League of Whackadoodlery (perennial champions: Arizona and Florida, natch), has a bit of a PR problem on its hands. You see, the state's Republican-run state government got a little carried away recently; one thing led to… » 7/16/13 7:45pm 7/16/13 7:45pm

If You Hate Ladies & Are Scared of Muslims, You'll Love North Carolina

The latest state to hop on the nutty abortion law train is North Carolina, where the Senate just passed an anti-sharia law with a twist that not even the wiliest M. Night Shyamalan buff could have seen coming: an out-of-left field amendment that would basically ban abortion in the state. In the state legislature,… » 7/03/13 11:20am 7/03/13 11:20am

North Carolina Senate Wants to Give $250K to Crisis Pregnancy Centers

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… » 5/24/13 4:40pm 5/24/13 4:40pm

N.C. Democratic Chairman Compares GOP Efforts to Rape, Regrets Nothing

There are so many ways to describe something unpleasant happening that don’t involve alluding to sexual assault that one might think politicians, in their ongoing effort to ingratiate themselves to the voting public, would just leave the word “rape” out of their vocabulary when they’re not, you know, talking about… » 5/05/13 6:00pm 5/05/13 6:00pm