PepsiCo, Coca-Cola confident fracking will boost bottled water sales
Jul09

PepsiCo, Coca-Cola confident fracking will boost bottled water sales

RALEIGH- Try to find the good in every situation.   PepsiCo and Coca-Cola have found the good in the recent fracking bill approved by the North Carolina legislature that allows fracking in the state, starting in 2014.   Fracking or hydraulic fracturing gas drilling involves injecting a drilled well with chemicals, water and sand at high speed to break up shale rock deep underground and free trapped natural gas. Fracking...

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Man, who downloads Internet porn, confused why his computer doesn’t have virus
Jul09

Man, who downloads Internet porn, confused why his computer doesn’t have virus

CHARLOTTE- The “Internet Doomsday” virus shut down 69,000 computers today in the United States as the FBI’s temporary fix for all computers impacted by the malicious software expired 12:00 a.m. EDT this morning.   A Charlotte, NC resident Andrew Cortez doesn’t own one of the 69,000 computers infected by the virus. While many may rejoice at the news of their PC’s safety, Cortez is perplexed as to why his computer was not infected...

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Tea Party proud new state budget lands North Carolina closer to 50th in education spending
Jun25

Tea Party proud new state budget lands North Carolina closer to 50th in education spending

RALEIGH- The $20.2 billion state budget sitting on Governor Bev Perdue’s desk spends $250 million more on public schools than last year.   But with the loss of $259 million in one time federal stimulus money used to hire 5,400 local school personnel, the 115 school districts across the state will have $189 million less to work with next year, resulting in 3,500 teachers losing their jobs.   While the statistics may spell...

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Senator to eugenics victims ‘North Carolina saved you money’
Jun25

Senator to eugenics victims ‘North Carolina saved you money’

RALEIGH- The North Carolina legislature passed a $20.2 billion budget last week, but couldn’t find enough money to compensate victims of a 1929 to 1984 forced sterilization program in North Carolina.   North Carolina sterilized more than 7,600 people aiming at creating a better society by weeding out people who were deemed “feeble-minded,” many of them poor women.   The state House had agreed to pay $50,000 to victims who...

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North Carolina fracking inspiration for new Universal Studios Earthquake ride
Jun18

North Carolina fracking inspiration for new Universal Studios Earthquake ride

  RALEIGH- The North Carolina House approved hydraulic fracturing gas drilling or more commonly known as fracking, 66 to 43 Thursday.   But legislators probably did not anticipate their vote would be inspiration for an amusement park ride in Orlando, Fla.   Universal Studios Florida Attractions announced late Sunday plans to add a new ride to the amusement park, “Earthquake 2.0 North Carolina USA.”  The new 20-minute...

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State House Speaker Thom Tillis ‘Whatever, I do what I want’
May21

State House Speaker Thom Tillis ‘Whatever, I do what I want’

RALEIGH, NC- State House Speaker Thom Tillis found himself in hot water after authorizing $19,333 to his former chief of staff and his former policy adviser after both resigned because of inappropriate relationships with lobbyists. Tillis defended the payments as a “pay in lieu of notice,” a UK based law that says workers are owed compensation if an employee is terminated without given a minimum notice of one week.   Tillis’s...

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