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Archive for January 8th, 2013

Gboro women behaving badly, Parts III & IV

Not meaning to make light of it, but pretty incredible that on the heels of recent news regarding Janet Danahey and Mary Ann Holder comes word from GPD that Sharon Palmer was the shooter in the domestic dispute that left her and her 14-year-old son dead and her older daughter and boyfriend wounded. Details still to come, however.

Meanwhile, meet 21-year old Amber Carter, who last week led police on a high-speed chase –blowing three red lights on High Point Road—-before flipping her Cadillac Deville and killing herself.

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HP furniture market sweating state funding

‘With the host of new faces in Raleigh’ — i.e. the Republican majority plus Gov. Pat McCrory—- the High Point furniture market is (understandably) concerned about maintaining the $1.7 million in state funding it receives every year:

Market Authority President Tom Conley said supporters of the trade show at minimum want to maintain the current level of state funding in the General Assembly’s upcoming budget. State legislators should enact a budget by June 30 that will carry the state through the 2013-14 fiscal year.

“Quite frankly, we are realistic. If we can hold the same level of funding we got last year, that would be great,” Conley told The High Point Enterprise.

Market supporters hope McCrory’s Jamestown roots means the guv will lend a sympathetic ear.

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Debate over publishing concealed carry permit holders

Remember the controversy back in July when former N&R reporter Mark Binker —now working for WRAL — published a database of concealed carry permit holders in North Carolina?

No doubt over the holidays you heard about the New York newspaper publishing an interactive map a concealed carry permit holders in three counties in the wake of the tragic Newtown shootings. The debate has carried over into the new year.

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