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North Carolina church leader arrested for multiple sex crimes involving a child

The men’s ministry leader at a church in North Carolina has been arrested for multiple sex crimes against a girl over the span of four years. Joseph Robert Hall, 62, in Gastonia was arrested Wednesday night on 14 different child sex charges. Hall was charged with first degree rape of…

‘American Idol’ star Clay Aiken wins Democratic primary in North Carolina

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) – “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken won the Democratic nomination for a U.S. congressional seat in North Carolina on Tuesday, a day after his main challenger died from a fall, official results showed. Aiken, 35, earned the party’s nod in the 2nd congressional district by just…

Establishment Republican Thom Tillis beats tea party challengers in North Carolina Senate primary

A North Carolina Republican backed by the party establishment fought off Tea Party and Christian conservative rivals on Tuesday to win the nomination to take on vulnerable Democratic Senator Kay Hagan in November. State House Speaker Thom Tillis was projected to capture more than 40 percent of the vote, surpassing…

NC pastor-turned-GOP candidate may be breaking law by taking church ‘love offerings’

Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, may be violating campaign laws by taking money collected for Mark Harris, the Baptist pastor. WRAL-TV reported that Harris, a Tea Party favorite, has been preaching at churches throughout North Carolina after taking a leave of absence from his own First Baptist…

NC sheriff probing Kansas shooter’s ties to 1987 triple slaying following Raw Story report

Last week, Raw Story brought you an in-depth report exploring accused Kansas City shooter Frazier Glenn Miller’s possible ties to a 1987 triple slaying at an adult bookstore in North Carolina. Now, investigators with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office are traveling from North Carolina to Kansas to question Miller, according…

Kansas shooter ran for U.S. Senate, governor, declared war on Jews and ‘white race traitors’

The man accused of killing three people  in Overland Park, KS. has a well known and extensive history that includes leading a white power party in North Carolina, spending time in federal prison, running for multiple political offices including governor and U.S. Senator, and even giving interviews to radio personalities…

Two runners collapse and die while participating in North Carolina half-marathon

(Reuters) – Two runners competing in a half-marathon in Raleigh, North Carolina, collapsed and died on Sunday, officials said. The runners were among some 12,000 participants in the race, one in a series of half and full Rock’n'Roll marathons held across the United States and abroad but for the first…

Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon resigns after arrest on bribery charges

By Emily Harris CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – The mayor of North Carolina’s largest city resigned Wednesday after prosecutors said he had been arrested on federal public corruption charges that include accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents. Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, 47, said his resignation was…

Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon arrested for accepting more than $48,000 in bribes

By Emily Harris CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – The mayor of North Carolina’s largest city was arrested on Wednesday on federal public corruption charges that include accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents, a U.S. attorney’s office said. Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, 47, is charged with theft…

North Carolina man claiming to be podiatrist arrested at Walmart for toe-sucking

A North Carolina man was arrested on Thursday after convincing a woman shopping in Walmart that he was a podiatry student and then sucking on her toes without her permission. According to WISTV, Michael Brown, of Concord, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault on a female. Police authorities indicated…

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