James Giannakos Jr., 46, of Gilbert, S.C. left a series of voicemails last month threatening that the former prosecutor, her family and her co-workers would be in “danger” if anything happened to Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio. He then blamed the former prosecutor for outing Tarrio to the press as an FBI informant, transcripts of the court documents filed Feb. 2 show.
Black History Month is off to a great start. Several award nominations were announced for 2021, and Chadwick Boseman made history. He is the first actor to be nominated for four film nominations for the SAG Awards in one year.
The bills introduced in both chambers on Monday look to erase the ability of minors being able to wed in the state. Something that would be a first in history. As it stands currently, anyone over the age of 14 can enter into a marriage commitment in the Tar Heel State.
"To call our system of government racist, that is an untruth as far as I'm concerned. I truly believe that is an untruth as far as history is concerned and it does a disservice to our students. It puts the idea in the mind of our children that they live in a nation that has promoted racism," Robinson said at the time.
One person who strongly disagrees with Cooper's assessment of the state's current education model is Steve Oreskovic. The 25-year veteran middle school teacher, co-chair of the CMS Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Council and member of the CMS Metrics Committee joined WBT's Bo Thompson Morning Show to give his perspective on state officials pushing to reopen schools for in-person instruction.
"We're pushing for choice," Rebecca Ivanov told WBT's Bo Thompson on Tuesday. "And a lot of people have signed up for Plan B, we were patient in August and saying "Okay, they're going to wait until the data comes out." Now here we are over 100 days into school. You've got surrounding counties that have been operating."
The proposal would still give parents the all-virtual option for their child, but also gives them the choice to send them to school. It would still require passage through the House and Senate before going to Gov. Roy Cooper's desk, who would like districts to remain fully remote.
A policy that took effect Jan. 1 after the DMV said that, "The license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag have the potential to offend those who view them. We have therefore concluded that display of the Confederate battle flag is inappropriate for display on specialty license plates, which remain property of the state.”
It happened 61 years ago today. A group of four North Carolina A&T freshmen took a stand against racism and forever changed history. Ezell Blair, Jr., Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil and David Richmond walked into downtown Greensboro around 4:30 p.m. and "sat-in" at the "whites only" lunch counter at F.W. Woolworth’s store.