terrorism

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    An divisive view of the 9-11 attacks

    Justin Perry, the co-chair of Mecklenburg County school diversity organization OneMeck, writes in today’s Charlotte Observer, Never forget! These powerful two words will be highlighted, yelled, and displayed ubiquitously throughout the country as we remember Sept. 11. Never forget the terror that was inflicted on this country. Never forget…
    Terry Stoops, September 11, 2018
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    Private Islamic schools are not terrorist training grounds

    At the 2013 N.C. School Boards Association’s Public Policy Conference, then-Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson remarked, With the voucher legislation that we have we could be in dangerous territory as far as taxpayers’ dollars going to private schools. There is nothing in the legislation that would prevent someone…
    Terry Stoops, November 16, 2017
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    Gov. Pat McCrory signs law allowing for armed security at Guard offices

    Gov. Pat McCrory Gov. Pat McCrory has signed a bill that would allow certain members of the National Guard to carry weapons in public places, such as recruiting centers and armories. “We must fulfill our obligation to protect those who protect us,” McCrory said. “This law will…
    Barry Smith, August 18, 2015
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    The capture of Eric Rudolph, ten years later

    It’s been 10 years since a rookie police officer in Murphy, N.C., captured one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives, abortion clinic bomber Eric Rudolph. Yahoo News gives a look at Officer — now Sergeant — Jeffrey S. Postell as he recounts his famous capture. Rudolph pleaded guilty to…
    Jon Sanders, June 18, 2013