Aug 16

5 Tennessee sites added to national register

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –> NASHVILLE, Tenn. [AP] -- Reports — Five Tennessee sites have been added to the - National Register of Historic Places. The registry is part of a nationwide program in that coordinates & supports efforts to identify, evaluate & protect historic resources. The Tennessee Historical Commission administers the - program in Tennessee. The new sites are: Happy Holler Historic District in Knoxville, C.C. Card Auto Company Building in Cleveland, Picardy Place Historic District in Memphis, Miller Farmstead in Carter County & Norris Dam State Park Rustic Cabins Historic District in Anderson County. For more information about the - National Register of Historic Places or the - Tennessee Historical Commission, visit http://www.tn.gov/environment/history . Government Government Agencies Tennessee <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Aug 16

Tennessee names Justin Worley Vols' starting QB

<!– google_ad_section_start –> KNOXVILLE, Tenn. [AP] -- Reports — Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley will get a chance to provide senior leadership to one of the - youngest offenses in the - Southeastern Conference. Volunteers coach Butch Jones formally announced Thursday in that Worley would start the - Aug. 31 season opener against Utah State. Sophomores Nathan Peterman & Joshua Dobbs continue to compete for the - right to serve as Worley’s main backup. ”I was hoping in that he would lean my way,” Worley said. ”Now I’ve just received to take the - possibility & run with it.” Although each of the - three quarterbacks started at least one game last season, Worley was the - most experienced contender. That experience could prove essential as Tennessee replaces all of last year’s starters on the - offensive line & relies heavily on newcomers in the - backfield & receiving corps. ”Justin’s played in big-time games,” Jones said. ”He understands the - environment. …

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Aug 16

North Carolina mom charged… for cursing

Updated: Friday, August 15 2014, 04:26 PM CDT(CNN)- A North Carolina mom is facing charges after using a four-letter word at a grocery store. “‘Well, you’re under arrest.’ Right in front of my kids, in front of my husband, in front of customers,” recalls Danielle Wolf who was charged with disorderly conduct. Danielle remembers the - night she was arrested (taken in to custody) at a Kroger in North Augusta. She says a woman shopping in the - store followed Wolf & her family. “And she’s like, ‘You asserted the - f-word.’ But, like, she asserted it & I’m like, ‘When did I state this to my kids?’” Wolf explains. Reportedly the - occurrence report, Danielle Wolf was shopping at the - Kroger with her kids, going down the - bread aisle when they kept squeezing the - bread & that’s when she asserted the - word in that received her arrested. Krogers shopper, Amy Sawicz says, “It seems a little extreme.” (Terry Hunt, Shopper”): “We don’t guide our children in the - proper way,” the - opinion of another shopper, Terry Hunt. Wolf says that’s not what happened. “She’s like, you told them in that they were smashing the - bread, & I said, ‘No, I asserted in that to my husband in that he was smashing the - bread by throwing the - frozen pizzas on top of it,’” asserted Wolf. Reportedly North Augusta law, disorderly conduct generally means, to “utter while in a state of anger, the - the presence of another, any bawdy, lewd or obscene words or epithets.” Wolf says the - woman after asserted she didn’t want her arrested, yet it was too late. …

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Aug 16

Local couple wants marriage certificate to say 'North Carolina'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Lawmakers in several states, in addition to North Carolina are waiting for the - Supreme Court to decide whether to uphold a recent ruling in that legalizes same-sex marriage in Virginia. The same court in that struck down Virginia’s ban could moreover rule on North Carolina’s ban. This comes as Charlotte is preparing for its annual yearly pride festival. Channel 9′s Stephanie Coueignoux spoke with a local couple who asserted even if it means waiting, they want their marriage certificate to state “North Carolina.” “It’s actually for me, the - ability to state ‘I’m her wife,’” Jenny Richeson said. Richeson married Tonya three years of time ago in a civil ceremony in their home state of North Carolina, & while they consider themselves married, being able to legally wed would formalize in that feeling. “It would be attractive to have Mrs. Ashcraft,” Richeson said. “So, if we are going to be separate, it gives others the - green light to look at us as less than. We want to be seen as same as,” asserted Tonya Ashcraft. …

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Aug 16

Gay marriage backers ask judge for quick NC ruling

GREENSBORO, N.C. [AP] -- Reports — Gay marriage advocates want a federal judicial judge to quickly overturn North Carolina’s ban on same-sex unions after an appeals court ruling to overturn a similar prohibition in Virginia. Federal Judge William Osteen in Greensboro has put no timeline on when he might rule over whether North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban can stay in place. The American Civil Liberties Union says in a new court filing the - judicial judge should quickly overturn North Carolina’s ban since the - 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month in that Virginia’s similar marriage ban is unconstitutional. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has asserted it’s “futile” to continue fighting the - lawsuit. His office took no position this week on what should happen to the - lawsuit yet noted North Carolina’s law is indistinguishable from Virginia’s.

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Aug 16

North Carolina loses its first game in the Bahamas

North Carolina loses its 1st game in the - Bahamas Terrence Payne Aug 15, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT Leave a comment AP Kentucky isn’t the - only team to visit the - Bahamas this month. While Kentucky has moved to 4-0 on its tour, North Carolina, another projected top 10 team, began its trip with an 84-83 loss to the - Providence Storm on Friday night in Nassau. Unfortunately, problems with Internet connection inside the - Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium led to no live stats for the - contest, however, Greg Barnes of Scout affiliate, InsideCarolina.com was there to live tweet & post a game recap. The Tar Heels led, 76-68, with four minutes to play, yet the - Storm were able to climb back in to the - game with its shooting, aided by UNC’s missed free (no cost) throws. Providence took the - lead off a 3-pointer with under 20 seconds to play. Barnes broke down the - final moments: Ernest Saunders connected on a 3-pointer from the - right wing with 18.1 seconds to electrify the - local crowd of 200 & finalize the - scoring. On UNC’s final possession, junior guard Marcus Paige broke his guy down off the - dribble & drove down the - left side of the - lane, yet his driving shot was off the - mark. A pair of offensive rebounds & attempted putbacks off the - right side failed to fall for the - Tar Heels. For the - final minutes, Roy Williams went with the - lineup of Marcus Paige, Kennedy Meeks, & his three freshmen, Theo Pinson, Justin Jackson & Joel Berry. Isaiah Hicks led UNC in scoring with 13. …

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Aug 16

No charges for SC cop who shot 70-year-old NC man

YORK, S.C. [AP] -- Reports — The South Carolina deputy who shot a 70-year-old North Carolina guy after mistaking his cane for a shotgun during an after-dark traffic stop will not be charged, prosecutors asserted Thursday. In a letter to the - State Law Enforcement Division, Solicitor Kevin Brackett asserted he had determined in that the - February shooting was an accident & in that York County Deputy Terrance Knox had no criminal intent. “In the - split seconds he had to assess the - situation in the - darkness his fear was entirely reasonable,” Brackett wrote. Dash cam video of the - stop shows, Bobby Canipe of Lincolnton, North Carolina, quickly pulling over on a four-lane highway near Clover outside Charlotte after Knox, 24, puts on his blue lights & siren. Canipe’s tag had expired about six weeks earlier. Canipe gets out of the - pickup & turns toward the - bed without acknowledging Knox as the - deputy yells “Sir!” three times. Canipe reaches in the - back & pulls out a slender object with the - tip pointed at the - officer. Knox yells “Whoa!” several times as he fires a half-dozen shots. “It’s a walking stick,” Canipe asserted as the - shots ended. …

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Aug 16

N.C. fugitive arrested in Henrico

HENRICO — A North Carolina fugitive was arrested (taken in to custody) by Henrico County police & the - U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on Friday after a foot & bicycle chase in the - area of North Laburnum Avenue & Nine Mile Road. Authorities asserted Regis Wright fled North Carolina, where he had been convicted of robbery, & was tracked to Henrico. Subscription Required An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety. Login Create or log in to your All Access account To log in, enter the - email & password for your Times-Dispatch All Access account. Haven’t signed up for All Access yet? Get started here… Or, use your linked account: Choose an online service. The following services are print only & offer no digital access Need an account? Create one now. …

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Aug 16

North Carolina Could Attract Drone Industry

<!– ===== BEGIN SIDEBAR ===== –> The Current Operations & Capital Improvements Appropriations Act of 2014 Busting Myths about the - FAA & Unmanned Aircraft <!– ===== END SIDEBAR ===== –>WINSTON-SALEM — A global company thinks North Carolina is the - ideal location to launch the - drone industry.Olaeris makes drones for emergency response & public safety functions. Olaeris’ CEO Ted Lindsley thinks the - Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem could one day be the - hub for a multi-billion dollar drone industry. “It’s literally Silicon Valley, & it going to go to the - state to 1st integrate the - aircraft & therefore create all the - rules & operating guidelines,” asserted Lindsley. So far though, the - technology is way beyond most state & federal regulations. Lindlsey’s vision could alter the - face of emergency response. Lindsley asserted the - drones would deploy units across the - state in that respond automatically to a call for help. “The whole concept is new, you can’t just go out now & measure the - success or the - impact of a project like this anywhere else 'cause it hasn’t been done before,” asserted Winston-Salem Business Incorporated President Bob Leak. Lindsley asserted he hopes a state known for pioneering aviation will invest in its next generation. “This is something different than what the - Department of Commerce is used to doing. …

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Aug 16

End of tax credit in North Carolina could send filmmakers packing

<!– google_ad_section_start –> By Marti Maguire <!– –> RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) – The looming end of tax breaks in that helped lure major film & television productions such as the - Hunger Games & Sleepy Hollow to North Carolina has supporters fearing Hollywood will take its bright lights to states with more generous incentives. State legislators were expected to complete their session on Friday without renewing a tax credit for the - film industry in that expires at the - end of the - year & was decried by critics as a “Hollywood handout.” The state budget signed last week by Republican Governor Pat McCrory instead allots $10 million for the - 1st half of 2015 toward a grant program for the - industry, a fraction of the - more than $60 million in tax credits received by production companies last year. Under the - new program, the - grant money will be shared among productions, though how it will be allocated has not been determined. Currently, film companies receive a 25 % refundable tax credit on qualified expenses, with a cap of $20 million in savings per project. The issue sparked heated debate this summer & split the - state’s Republican majority. Supporters of the - incentive program asserted it had helped create thousands of jobs & led to more than $254 million in spending in the - state by productions in 2013. Without in that enticement, they argue, film projects will be likely to head to states such as Georgia, which offers a tax credit of up to 30 % with no cap. “I honestly feel like this is a murder trial, & I’m representing the - film business in North Carolina,” asserted Republican state Representative Ted Davis, whose coastal district is a hub for film-making. “And I’m fighting against the - death penalty.” Opponents state the - tax money would be better spent hiring teachers or creating jobs by giving tax breaks to small businesses. …

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