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…
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.
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.
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.
As if my home state of North Carolina has embarrassed itself enough lately, twenty coastal counties have been pushing legislation through the state senate that ignores science, so they can measure sea level rise in the coming decades on their own terms, but not to exceed eight inches total.
The last time NC amended their constitution to redefine marriage, it was to prevent interracial marriage
It was disappointing last night to see my home state of North Carolina vote in favor of a wide-reaching amendment that not only enshrines a ban on gay marriage in the state constitution, but doesn’t allow any civil unions or domestic partnerships at all, even for straight couples.
Having lived most of my life in North Carolina, I heard a lot about the Lost Colony growing up, but there had never been any new information past the mysterious word “CROATOAN” carved in a tree stump. It was thought that this meant the settlers had tried to get to the island of Croatoan (now Hatteras) to the south, but it was a dead end. Now, a 425 year old map may shed some new light on the fate of this early colony.
Investigators say two 16-year-old girls have been arrested and charged with murder in the 2011 slaying of a North Carolina cab driver. According to CBS affiliate WBTV, Consandra Tyree and Emily Starnes are also charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery in the death of Adam Williams, who investigators say was stabbed to death after picking up passengers from a Hickory restaurant.
Chapel Hill NC will be the first US town to ban all cellphone use while driving, even hands-free earpieces or in-car Bluetooth
When the law goes into effect on June 1st, Chapel Hill, North Carolina won’t be the first in the country by far to ban cellphones while driving, but it is the first to ban any sort of cellphone use at all— including hands-free headsets and earpieces and in-car Bluetooth phones.