Posts tagged with ‘north carolina

Woman posts about ‘Happy’ song on Facebook seconds before fatal Business 85 crash

A woman in North Carolina gets in a fatal crash seconds after she posted to Facebook that the song she was listening to made her happy. Oh, and she had also been posting selfies for miles along the highway.

I thought you should know what your music does. It kills people. You made her happy, and it killed her.”

-Pa Cox from ‘Walk Hard’ 

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As snow started falling really fast this afternoon in North Carolina, this happened. 
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Photo taken by Sean Breslin

As snow started falling really fast this afternoon in North Carolina, this happened. 

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Photo taken by Sean Breslin

First video of a Black Friday brawl, from a Walmart in Elkin, NC

A guy comes barreling through a crowd swinging a flat screen TV. The guy that filmed this was then kicked out of Walmart… because Christmas.

This was the price of gas as seen in the reflection of the window of a Taco Bell in Burlington, NC a few days ago. Finally, gas that’s affordable.

This was the price of gas as seen in the reflection of the window of a Taco Bell in Burlington, NC a few days ago. Finally, gas that’s affordable.

The quick decline of North Carolina, or how an almost blue state became a Koch brother pet project

Among the southern states, North Carolina had, for a while, been a beacon of social progress and forward thinking. But after the state seemed to be on its way to becoming solidly blue, hundreds of millions of dollars began pouring in to turn that tide. Now, North Carolina has a Republican governor and a Republican controlled legislature and every day, the state government turns back the tide… cutting off retirement and unemployment benefits, pushing anti-abortion and anti-gay agendas, slashing social programs, trying to limit voting for the poor and minorities and on and on and on…

Read more here at the New York Times

Pickin’ and Trimmin’ in a Down-Home North Carolina Barbershop

This is a really well-made short film about a barbershop in Drexel, North Carolina which doubles as a hangout for local bluegrass musicians. The two old barbers are interesting characters, and the music is typical NC mountain bluegrass.

Proposal would have Christianity established as the state religion of North Carolina. Because fuck the Constitution.

North Carolina has mostly been a red state for a while, but our state politics have mainly been held in check by a balance of the two major parties. This last election cycle saw Republicans get the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature, leading to some pretty dumb shit going down in NC. The latest example is a proposal that would establish Christianity as the state religion, despite a well-known separation of church and state in the US constitution.

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North Carolina fashion show turns into an all-out brawl

When a contestant didn’t make the final cut, some people had a problem with it and then chairs and tables started flying.

My co-worker just broke the women’s hot dog eating record at Roast Grill in Raleigh and she got this awesome champion pin. I’m a little star-struck and jealous.

My co-worker just broke the women’s hot dog eating record at Roast Grill in Raleigh and she got this awesome champion pin. I’m a little star-struck and jealous.

Rural NC church stalks man after he rescued a gay church member from their grasp. That’s some crazy Red State shit right there.

After a man saved a gay man from being abused by a church in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, the church turned on him. He’s accusing the Word of Faith Fellowship Church of sending its members to stalk and harass him.

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The Escapist Expo is in Durham, NC this weekend

This fall The Escapist is launching the first Escapist Expo, a premier consumer convention centered around games culture! The Expo will unite fans of videogames, tabletop games, science fiction, fantasy, comics, music and more in a celebration of everything great in multi-media escapism.

http://www.escapistexpo.com/









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