Asheville Brewery Knee Deep in Blood After Terrible Band Plays Terrible Show

After what we can only describe as a terrible show featuring terrible bands with terrible venue etiquette, Asheville, NC favorite Lexington Avenue Brewery was less than amused when they found their venue covered in pigs' blood. The show was put on by local tattoo parlor Empire Tattoo. »6/25/14 11:02am6/25/14 11:02am


NC Governor Signs Fast-Track Fracking Bill Amid Brazenly Poor Energy Policy

North Carolina is going through some tough times right now. As someone whose blog is supposed to cover Southern politics with merely a focus on his home here in the Carolinas, it gets to be pretty damn difficult to not have an inherent bias towards coverage of my home state, especially when the admittedly left-leaning… »6/05/14 12:58pm6/05/14 12:58pm

Cop Avoids Charge for Shooting Unarmed Young Black Man Who Sought Help

A North Carolina grand jury has decided not to indict a Charlotte police officer arrested last year for manslaughter after he unloaded 10 rounds from his pistol into a former college athlete who'd sought the officer's help. But the case might not stop there, according to prosecutors. »1/22/14 2:24pm1/22/14 2:24pm

The Bizarre Parent Letter that Got Invisible Man Banned from Schools

Randolph County in North Carolina recently voted to ban Ralph Ellison’s classic 1952 novel Invisible Man from school libraries over its portrayal of mature topics like sex and rape. Why? Kathi Keys at the Courier-Tribune reports that Kimiyutta Parson, the parent of a local high-schooler, submitted a “complaint”… »9/20/13 10:28am9/20/13 10:28am

North Carolina Soldier and His Wife Arrested for Making Dog Porn

Ruben Chance James Fox and his wife, Amber Nicole Fox, both 23, were arrested Monday morning in Raeford, North Carolina and charged with multiple counts of crimes against nature involving bestiality, disseminating obscene materials, and conspiracy. Amber Fox was additionally charged with soliciting a crime against… »9/17/13 5:45pm9/17/13 5:45pm

North Carolina is a (once) Great State Run by Zealous Trolls Pt. 4: Shame or Inpunity?

Last week, North Carolina conservatives made a backroom deal to effectively shutter all but one of the abortion clinics in North Carolina by stealthily tacking it onto a motorcycle safety bill, because the two are completely related and what kind of baby killing monster votes against the safety of our motorcycles, you… »7/22/13 1:37pm7/22/13 1:37pm

North Carolina is a Great State Run By Zealous Trolls Pt 3: Run for It!

If you have read my series on just how messed up the NC Legislature is, you may feel, like I do, pretty uneasy about the future of the state of North Carolina (that, or you don't care because it's not your state; you should still read on because our problems are not unique). So, I can bitch all I want on here, you… »6/03/13 11:28am6/03/13 11:28am

North Carolina is a Great State Run By Zealous Trolls Pt 2: Is This Real Life?

So you may have read my earlier post regarding our esteemed General Assembly being a bunch of children throwing a tantrum because the big bad Obama was going to enforce Federal legislation such as centralized healthcare and environmental regulations (when as you know, the official North Carolinian position is to close… »5/08/13 1:54pm5/08/13 1:54pm