Posts tagged "north carolina"

North Carolina Teen Gave Birth After Secret Pregnancy & Buried Infant In Her Backyard

A teen girl in North Carolina kept her pregnancy a secret from everyone but her boyfriend, then buried their newborn in her backyard. Police said the infant appeared to have…

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

Not This Crap Again: Girl Kicked Out Of Prom For Wearing Pants

A North Carolina high school senior was kicked out of her high school prom not because she was sneaking booze, not because she was humping on the dance floor, but…

Jessica Wakeman | April 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

DJ Banned After Playing “Blurred Lines” At A North Carolina Bar

A University of North Carolina student’s complaints about the Robin Thicke song “Blurred Lines” successfully got a DJ banned from playing a Chapel Hill bar again. Here’s how it went…

Jessica Wakeman | April 11, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Report: Clay Aiken From “American Idol” May Run For Congress

Hollywood has a long and sometimes ignominious history of cross-pollinating in the political sphere.  I mean, Arnold Schwarzenegger served for eight years as governor of California. Who the hell thought…

Jessica Wakeman | January 4, 2014 - 9:00 am

Jonathan Ferrell, Ex-College Football Player & Unarmed Black Man, Shot 10 Times By North Carolina Police After Car Accident

Jonathan Ferrell, 24, a former college football player at Florida A&M University, who is black, was shot to death by police on Saturday after he suffered a major car accident…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Could North Carolina Temporarily Be Without An Abortion Clinic?

North Carolina has suspended the license of the one abortion provider in the state that is able to stay open following the passage of new abortion restrictions. Femcare, in…

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Female Dentist’s Assistant Fired For Being Too Hot

After a female dental assistant was fired from her job because her male boss was worried that he would have an affair with her, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court

Daley Quinn | July 12, 2013 - 6:30 pm

North Carolina’s State Senate Advances Anti-Abortion Bill

This morning, North Carolina’s state senate advanced a bill to further restrict abortion rights in the state. The bill the Senate voted on was supposed to be about prohibiting Islamic…

Jessica Wakeman | July 3, 2013 - 11:45 am

Women Don ’60s “Mad Men” Costumes To Protest North Carolina Birth Control Refusal Bill

North Carolina’s state house is set to debate a bill that would allow employers to refuse coverage of employees’ birth control. In protest, a bunch of women dressed up…

Jessica Wakeman | May 15, 2013 - 6:40 pm

North Carolina Pols Actually Thought Requiring Parental Consent For STD Testing Was A Good Idea

Thank God somebody in North Carolina’s state legislature has some sense: the Health and Human Services Committee has pulled a bill that would require teens get parental consent for STD…

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2013 - 5:40 pm

An Imagined Conversation Between Mistresses Paula Broadwell And Rielle Hunter

You want to hear something absolutely weird? It turns out that Rielle Hunter — the woman who had an affair with John Edwards, had a child with him, and then…

Julie Gerstein | November 13, 2012 - 10:40 am

Candidate Co-Stars With Vaginal Probe In New Campaign Ad

It’s that time of year where you can’t turn on the television without another campaign ad intoning “… and then Barack Obama ate a live baby.” So I think this…

Jessica Wakeman | October 11, 2012 - 3:40 pm

North Carolina Votes To Add Gay Marriage Ban To State Constitution

Last night North Carolina became the 3oth state in the country to approve a constitutional amendment defining “marriage” as a union between a man and a woman. NC law has…

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2012 - 11:20 am

Today’s Lady News: NC County Says Young Women Should Be “Responsible” & Not Have Sex

Dear Man I Am Sleeping With And Other Men I Might Sleep With In The Future: The New Hanover County board of commissioners in North Carolina has turned down…

Jessica Wakeman | March 13, 2012 - 5:40 pm

North Carolina Politician Calls For Public Hanging Of Abortion Providers

A North Carolina politician sent an email to all his colleagues calling for “public hangings” of abortion providers as a deterrent.  Republican Rep. Larry Pittman wrote in an email:…

Jessica Wakeman | January 27, 2012 - 12:20 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Watch Two Elderly Lesbians Arrested Over Love

Is there anything cuter than an old married couple who are still in love? Reverend Kathryn Cartledge and Elizabeth Eve have 30 years together, but cannot be legally married in…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: North Carolina’s Ultrasound Before Abortion Law Challenged

The ACLU and several other rights groups have filed a lawsuit against North Carolina’s new state law requiring a pregnant woman receive an ultrasound and hear an explanation about…

Jessica Wakeman | October 4, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: North Carolina Passes 24-Hour Waiting Period For Abortion

North Carolina’s Senate has joined the House in overriding the governor’s veto on a bill to restrict abortion rights. Women seeking abortions will now have to have a sonogram,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: North Carolina To De-Fund Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood clinics in North Carolina will lose their federal and state money as of July 1 after Republican state representatives overrode a veto by NC’s Governor Bev Perdue.

Jessica Wakeman | June 15, 2011 - 6:40 pm

North Carolina Crowns A Bald Beauty Queen

I love it when a beauty pageant doesn’t push a tired, old beauty standard! This weekend, the 2011 Mrs. Black North Carolina pageant crowned the state’s very first bald beauty

Jessica Wakeman | March 29, 2011 - 4:20 pm