News archive from 22 November 2014

Letters reveal contention within Republicans race for state House speaker

Letters from House speaker candidates to their Republican colleagues paint a picture of a contentious race for the chamber's top job. The letters, obtained by the Insider, from four of the six candidates provide details about how they would handle the...

 
Barrow football program featured in Sports Illustrated video

Barrow football program featured in Sports Illustrated video

The Barrow High School Whalers’ football season may not have taken them to the place they most wanted to go, but it did land them -- and the City of Barrow -- in the national limelight. The Whalers were featured in a production of “Underdogs:...

 
Someone like Meehan Faculty, alumni, students want JSU president’s successor to have same traits

Someone like Meehan Faculty, alumni, students want JSU president’s successor to have same traits

A search firm tasked with helping Jacksonville State University find its next president met with alumni, faculty and business leaders this week to find out what they want the institution’s next chief executive to be like. The answer: the current...

 
Restaurant owner charged in dog-beating case

Restaurant owner charged in dog-beating case

Anniston police Friday arrested a local restaurant owner who is charged with felony cruelty to an animal. According to a press release from Anniston police, 49-year-old David Martin Mogil is charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal in connection...

 

Parnell won’t pick new Alaska National Guard leader before leaving office

JUNEAU — Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said Friday that he will not appoint a new adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard before leaving office. Parnell said the new leader needs to have the stamp of approval from the incoming administration. Parnell...

 
Queen Latifah's talk show is a goner

Queen Latifah's talk show is a goner

The Queen has been dethroned, again. The Queen Latifah Show has been axed by Sony Pictures Television, thanks to low ratings and high costs. Production will shut down at year end, though original episodes will continue airing through March. It's...

 

Making progress on housing crisis

Julie Porter spent a recent morning cruising through neighborhoods along Statesville Avenue, stopping every so often to show me the redevelopment work of her organization, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership. About a decade ago, this little...

 

Where's the money?

From an editorial Friday in the Winston-Salem Journal: The GOP-dominated legislature spoke loud and clear in rejecting Common Core standards and establishing a commission to recommend a new curriculum. But well into its work, the commission has yet to...

 
Ready for Hillary: Any day now

Ready for Hillary: Any day now

Ready For Hillary is really ready. The group supporting a potential presidential run by Hillary Rodham Clinton is ready to fold up shop and hand over its list of supporters to the Clinton campaign – if only Clinton will give the word. The group,...

 

American Athletic Observations

What a wacky year it's been in the AAC. So wacky, in fact, that the team picked to finish seventh in the league now is part of the conversation to earn a non-Power 5 bowl bid. You know, the bid ECU had all but wrapped up in mid-October before...

 
Last game for the first 49ers as UNC Charlotte football honors seven seniors

Last game for the first 49ers as UNC Charlotte football honors seven seniors

The Charlotte 49ers don't have many seniors on their football roster. That's not going to happen with a program that is only in its second season of existence. But the seven seniors that Charlotte will honor Saturday in its season finale against...

 
Obama: Ferguson protests are not 'excuse for violence'

Obama: Ferguson protests are not 'excuse for violence'

WASHINGTON -- President Obama said in a television interview Friday that those upset with the Ferguson grand jury decision should not use it as "an excuse for violence." Obama gave an interview to ABC News host George Stephanopoulos for the...

 
House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted...

 
Cassidy wields immigration order as weapon in Senate runoff

Cassidy wields immigration order as weapon in Senate runoff

WASHINGTON — It didn't take long for Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy to turn President Barack Obama's Thursday night speech on immigration into campaign fodder. Minutes after the president finished detailing his executive order to protect millions of...

 
Obama speech barely keeps up with 'Big Bang Theory'

Obama speech barely keeps up with 'Big Bang Theory'

TagsCBS CorpLatin Grammy AwardsPublic Broadcasting ServiceGeorge W. BushWASHINGTON — At least 14.6 million people watched President Obama's prime-time Thursday immigration speech live, a figure that put it neck-and-neck with CBS's The Big Bang Theory...

 

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