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Archive for October, 2013

NC Republicans condemn GOP official’s TV comments

Friday, October 25th, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina county Republican Party official is resigning after GOP leaders criticized him over comments he made on “The Daily Show” about the new law requiring photo identification to vote.

Buncombe County precinct chairman Don Yelton said in a brief interview Thursday that he’s stepping down.

State party chairman Claude Pope said Yelton’s comments airing Wednesday on the Comedy Central show were “completely inappropriate and highly offensive” and Yelton didn’t speak for the party.

Yelton said the voter ID law “is going to kick the Democrats in the butt” and was OK if it meant some college students or white or black people wouldn’t vote when it takes effect.

Pope and the Buncombe GOP chairman had threatened removal proceedings against Yelton if he didn’t resign.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Newton throws for 2 TDs, Panthers beat Bucs 31-13

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Cam Newton threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score Thursday night to lead the surging Carolina Panthers to a 31-13 victory over the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Five people hurt after falling off ride at NC State Fair

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

At least five people were taken to the hospital after falling off a ride at the North Carolina State Fair Thursday night.

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The Forum shopping center sold to pension fund

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Wilmington’s Swain & Associates developed the property

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US Airways flight misses landing at Charlotte

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A USAirways flight was directed to perform a “go-around” at Charlotte Douglas International Airport because a departing aircraft was still on the runway.

The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/16wea2d) that Flight 2085, an Airbus A321, missed the approach to Runway 36 Right around 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The plane had departed from LaGuardia Airport in New York.

Federal Aviation Administrtation spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said procedures were reviewed and it was determined that all of the agency’s safety requirement were met.

Bergen described the “go-around,” also known as a “missed approach” as a routine procedure initiated by pilots or air traffic controllers when a landing cannot be completed.

It wasn’t immediately known how many passengers were on the flight, and airport officials couldn’t be reached for additional comment Thursday afternoon.


Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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