Tag Archive for North Carolina

Are people really this dumb to be scared of solar panels? (Update)

So, the top story shared on my social media today is a point-and-LOL chortle-fest at a North Carolina town who has rejected a solar panel farm project. There are DOZENS of stories that make fun of the people who provided public comment against the rezoning decision in Woodland, NC because of their apparent ignorance of…

Megalodon teeth found along North Carolina beaches

Really huge shark teeth are washing up along North Carolina beaches in large amounts since the beginning of October from Surf City to North Topsail Beach. Beach-goers found the teeth that were washed free from offshore sediments after recent coastal storms and higher than normal tides. The teeth of the extinct shark Megalodon (which means “big tooth”)…

Unwelcome hitchhiker surprises woman driving down the highway

You can imagine the stress caused by this episode. Even people not freaked out by snakes would have been rattled. Beckie Kistler said she was driving down Interstate 485 on Wednesday when the snake slid down the driver’s side door toward her steering wheel. Source: Woman finds copperhead sliding down door while driving on highway…

Swimming bobcat spotted near North Carolina beach

A very interesting story of several unusual animals found swimming near shore in North Carolina. Sea creatures not the only animals to be found along area beaches. Cedar Point resident Mike Maroules is no stranger to the area’s waterways, but he was surprised while out on his boat last week to find a bobcat paddling…

Chupacabra (mangey raccoon) killed in North Carolina

Don’t tell the finder that it’s not the legendary monster chupacabra. Because he KNOWS it is. It exists, he says. Did elusive chupacabra attack farmer’s cows? Wildlife experts suspect sickly raccoon – Your Daily Journal – yourdailyjournal.com. After the disappearance of two goats, evidence of attacks on his cows and some mysterious late-night howls, James…

North Carolina man bags a Hogzilla

That’s a BIG PIG. “I had no idea that there could be something that big running around the woods of Eastern North Carolina”. Jett Webb had only been on the hunt for a month. Then, on February 28, at about 10:30 p.m. he went to the woods and brought home a 500- pound hog. Webb shot…

Woman pays psychic $30,000 for help with love issues

Another alleged psychic scam. A local reporter in North Carolina looks into it and for rules for setting up a psychic business and can’t find any. Action 9: Woman pays $30,000 for psychic session. The industry of fortune telling isn’t one that is always taken seriously, but one woman claims she was tricked out of…

Every friggin’ dead thing is “CHUPACABRA”!

Who decided that a chupacabra is anything you want to gain attention for and think is hideous? This photo uploaded to a local news site was called a chupa and is getting lots of attention. I have no idea why. Viewer uploads ‘chupacabra’ photo. A viewer named Ramona uploaded a photo she headlined “Chupacabras do…

Room 225 claims 3 lives; cause is found

A creepy, bizarre story hit the news a few days ago. Boy dies in same motel room where two died in April. North Carolina police are investigating why an 11-year-old South Carolina boy died and his mother was injured in the same motel room where two elderly guests were found dead almost two months ago.…

Luminous mystery: Point the camera at the Brown Mountain lights

The Brown Mountain lights are still an unsolved mystery. New observation system on its way? Brown Mountain lights still enchanting | CharlotteObserver.com. Dan Caton, a physics and astronomy professor at Appalachian State University in Boone, is one of the foremost academic researchers of the lights. He believes most sightings are bogus – people are seeing…

When legislators stick their heads in the sand, they might just drown. Poor North Carolina.

Senate Panel OKs Sea-Level Rise Bill Unfazed by a heavy barrage of worldwide criticism and outright ridicule by sources ranging from Scientific American to the “Colbert Report,” the N.C. Senate’s Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Committee yesterday approved a new version of a bill that restricts the use of scientific modeling in state and local…

Pastor thinks “gay” can be smacked out of children.

North Carolina Pastor Advocates Punching Gay Acting Children. The words of a homophobic North Carolina preacher are reverberating around the Internet today, following a sermon in which he advocated physically assaulting toddlers with “limp wrists.” In Sunday’s sermon, Harris screams like a maniac about cracking limp wrists and punching young children who exhibit gender-variant behavior.…

North Carolina science teacher points students towards Creationist information

Wake County science teacher told to stop teaching about creationism – Education – NewsObserver.com. The Wake County school system has told a middle school science teacher to stop giving assignments about creationism as part of the study of the theory of evolution. School officials say the assignment, in which the teacher gave his students the…

Ole Stinky sighted in North Carolina back in August

Bigfoot Evidence: Recent Sighting Report: Cab driver’s near collision with Bigfoot in Pender County, North Carolina. This sighting happened on August 15, 2011 in Pender County, North Carolina. The witness was driving South of Harris Road on Highway 53 when a bipedal creature bolted in front of his cab. The creature was less than 50…