Actress Alyssa Milano got an idea from a friend of a friend on Facebook to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation. She took the idea to Twitter, posting: "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet." The hashtag #MeToo was tweeted nearly a million times in 48 hours, according to Twitter.
Raleigh’s latest budget included $6.7 million in pay increases across the city, with the biggest and most highly touted raises going to members of the city’s police and fire departments. City workers from other departments – solid waste, parks and recreation, and public utilities – say their raises haven’t been implemented as promised and that workers’ concerns about other workplace policies still aren’t being listened to. About 20 members and supporters of the Raleigh City Workers Union, a chapter of the public service union UE150 demonstrated Tuesday, Oct. 17 outside City Hall.
Senator John McCain jabbed Monday night at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics, saying at his National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony in Philadelphia that abandoning America's role as an international leader is "unpatriotic". The six-term Republican senator from Arizona made the remarks after receiving the award for a lifetime of service and sacrifice to the country.
For 25 years Paul Blankinship has collected artifacts, maps and photographs to present to fair goers a collective memory of 165 years of NC State Fair history. This year, after what happens to be the 150th fair, Blankinship will pack up the small museum for the last time.
The Orange County Republican Party held a press conference commemorating the one year anniversary of the firebombing of its headquarters in Hillsborough, NC, during which they denounced the action and renewed pleas for a confession. Speakers included current Orange County GOP Chairman Waddy Davis, former Orange County GOP Chairman Daniel Ashley, NCGOP Chairman Robin Hayes, and NCGOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse.
Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen were surprised to discover Tuesday that their parents' dog Izzy was uninjured in a ferocious wildfire that destroyed their Santa Rosa neighborhood early Monday morning.
Seven people were injured when an explosion ripped through an oil rig in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, on October 15. The New Orleans Advocate said cleaning chemicals being used on a platform caught fire. This video was posted to Facebook by Karl Hanson, who lives locally. He said he recorded it with the use of a telescope.