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February 5, 2014

Clay Aiken’s announcement that he’s running for Congress starts out with a harrowing tale of the domestic violence his mother faced while he was just an infant. Pretty powerful stuff.

10:49 // 5 months ago
January 3, 2014
Resigning in Klingon: This North Carolina city council member announced his resignation with a letter written in Klingon. Because that’s just how he rolls.

Resigning in Klingon: This North Carolina city council member announced his resignation with a letter written in Klingon. Because that’s just how he rolls.

10:08 // 6 months ago
9:45 // 6 months ago
October 28, 2013
The ride attendant was crying, just torn up … was on his knees … all shaken up.
Jonathan Stanley, a witness to a carnival ride accident in Raleigh on Thursday • Discussing the state of mind of 46-year-old Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow directly after the accident took place. Tutterrow was arrested Saturday for assault with a deadly weapon, with the alleged “weapon” being a ride called The Vortex, which Tutterrow is accused of purposely tampering with, putting riders in danger and injuring at least five. Super-scary stuff.
0:51 // 9 months ago
October 25, 2013
15:56 // 9 months ago
October 24, 2013
You know that we can hear you, right?
Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi • Speaking, visibly shocked, to Buncombe County, North Carolina GOP party official Don Yelton, who said a number of extremely racist things during an interview with Mandvi about the state’s voter ID law, as well as this shocking admission of the law’s intention: “The law is going to kick the Democrats In the butt.” He was forced to resign today, because, seriously, what the hell?
19:52 // 9 months ago
September 21, 2013
The day we almost lost North Carolina: Two nuclear bombs—both owned by the U.S.—almost exploded in Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1961. Fortunately for the state of North Carolina, the bombs, which were said to be 260 times more powerful than the one that took out Hiroshima in 1945, didn’t explode. However … one of those bombs went through the motions it should have if it were to blow up. That’s just one of the findings that “Fast Food Nation” author Eric Schlosser found when researching his new book, “Command and Control.”

The day we almost lost North Carolina: Two nuclear bombs—both owned by the U.S.—almost exploded in Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1961. Fortunately for the state of North Carolina, the bombs, which were said to be 260 times more powerful than the one that took out Hiroshima in 1945, didn’t explode. However … one of those bombs went through the motions it should have if it were to blow up. That’s just one of the findings that “Fast Food Nation” author Eric Schlosser found when researching his new book, “Command and Control.”

14:51 // 10 months ago
August 13, 2013

Good Morning! If you live in North Carolina, you now need an ID to vote. Above is Gov. Patrick McCrory discussing his signing of the sweeping law, which he defends with this statement: ”Common practices like boarding an airplane and purchasing Sudafed require photo ID, and we should expect nothing less for the protection of our right to vote.” Civil rights groups have already sued over the new law.

7:02 // 11 months ago
March 31, 2013

Massive multi-car pileups in Virginia, North Carolina

  • 95 separate vehicles were involved in 17 different crashes near the Virginia/North Carolina line on I-77 on Sunday. Heavy fog was to blame, along with the mountainous locale. “This mountain is notorious for fog banks. They have advance signs warning people. But the problem is, people are seeing well and suddenly they’re in a fog bank,” noted one official, Glen Sage of the American Red Cross. Three people were killed in the incident. source
23:36 // 1 year ago
March 30, 2013

North Carolina town devastated by ponzi scheme

  • 50k the number of people taken in by a $600 million ponzi scheme called ZeekRewards … in North Carolina alone. The multi-level marketing scheme, which started as a penny auction site called Zeekler, was launched by Lexington, NC resident and former nursing-home magician Paul Burks, and many members of the Lexington community were taken in by the scheme. Burks, who has not been otherwise charged, was ordered to pay a $4 million fine and help recover some of the $600 million lost. In an interview with the Associated Press, Burks was defensive. “I never told anyone to invest more money than they could afford,” he said. “I didn’t tell them to do that. Never.” source
10:47 // 1 year ago