What's the weather like in your part of the world today?
For us here in Winston Salem, NC, it's a nice and cool 59F currently. The high is supposed to only get up to 67F. It's going to be rainy most of the day which is ok with me as I'll be staying inside.
#PublicTransit advocates in Wilmington #NC needed to complete a survey on rail, bus, bike, and pedestrian #transportation needs in the area. Responses will help shape the WMPO’s infrastructure plans for the next 25 years.
Survey available in English and Spanish until Nov. 30.
Today's #Hike was rockier and rootier than expected, so took longer than we'd hoped, but still fun and some great views.
Drove along the #NC #Asheville area portion of the #BlueRidgeParkway to Fork Ridge Overlook. The sun hadn't quite crested the ridges here, but you could see it lighting up ones further away (and see the fog captured in some of the valleys.)
About a 3 hour round trip up to #WaterrockKnob overlook, which we had previously only driven to. Really spectacular.
#NC town cracks down, fines jaywalkers who avoid crosswalks
There is so much space in this area. I just need some trails. Dirt is fine. There are some wonderful trails in parks. But really. How about a shoulder so I don't have to drive to everything?
A trail? A road that isn't two lanes and 80 mph? Really anything would be an improvement.
‘Vote them out’: #UNC students rail against #NC lawmakers as they demand stricter gun laws
Sometimes I tell people I moved to Seattle from #NorthCarolina and they start talking about #Asheville and I just roll my eyes and calmly try to explain that Asheville is terrible. Its a cute town to visit but its not a very good city and that, frankly, South #Raleigh is more fun than Asheville. But there is only one good city in #NC and its called #Greensboro
Visited Grandad's Apples again today, and many more apple varietals (and people.) The corn maze was open (pass), pumpkins were out, and the sunflowers were in bloom.
This woman needs support, money, people to run for the Democratic Party in North Carolina, and a lot more, including probably a new car & mileage money. She sounds impressive, and she's from Roxboro. #NC #NCpolitics #DemocraticParty https://www.politico.com/news/2023/09/13/shes-25-idealistic-and-believes-she-has-the-formula-to-win-north-carolina-for-joe-biden-00114640
"She wants to tap into colleges and universities in North Carolina, and she wants a presence felt in even the reddest, most rural parts of the Tar Heel state, with a personal goal of visiting all 100 counties by the end of the year."
North Carolina's governor Cooper appoints Allison Riggss, a Democrat and long time voting rights attorney to fill a recent vacancy on #NC Supreme Court. She is, at 42, the youngest woman Supreme Court justice in the state's history. Voting rights issues are sure to come before her, as the #gop majority legislature has a long history of voter suppression. She will serve out of retiring justice Morgan, and her name will be on the 2024 ballot. https://apnews.com/article/roy-cooper-north-carolina-supreme-court-appointments-c35442abcce3d15601b510fe7731801d
The nine most expensive homes for sale in North Carolina.
this is my official (re) #introduction!
i'm nerdy and introverted, but looking to expand my social circle. i play video games, but i don't really consider myself a "gamer". i'm married and have a stinky but lovely #cat named o'malley. pics of him will surely follow.
Seagrass at Atlantic Beach fine art print.
Seagrass sprouts up at the edge of the dune zone along Atlatnic Beach at North Carolina's Fort Macon State Park.
#AYearForArt #BuyIntoArt #fineart #seascape #coastalscape #seagrass #AtanticBeach #ocean #NorthCarolina #NC #OuterBanks #beach #naturephotography #fediart #mastoart #creativetoots #art #photography #nature
apparently, i haven’t done a proper #introduction yet!
i am misha. i’m in #NC, USA, but only because my wife’s family is from this area. i am from florida originally, and i hate what the fascists are doing to the place.
my #cat o’malley is my work-from-home co-pilot and best buddy. there are some pics on my page!
i work in mortgages, but i’m the guy in our department that does all the #excel macros, data analysis, some database work, etc., mostly because i’m the only one in our group that understands any of it.
i’m introverted and nerdy, but am seeking to expand my social circle. i don’t usually start conversations, but get me talking and i can go for hours. my politics are left and progressive; i don’t like to “be political”, but the world we live in is political and we have to make it better.
I'm from #NC #USA & I love #Reading #Fantasy #Horror #HistoricalFiction & playing #VideoGames #RPG #OpenWorld #Zelda #NeverwinterNights #TheWitcher3 #Skyrim etc. & I would love to make music for your game! #DungeonSynth #VideoGameMusic
This bunny rabbit has been coming to see us since we moved in here 16 months ago. He's pretty much here daily, but we often can go a few weeks without seeing him.
Kumquat, my male cat who used to be an outside cat, absolutely loves watching him run around the yard. We've named him Peter.
Picture quality isn't great due to how far I had to zoom in as he's on the far side of the back yard.
One consequence of letting rules for firearms be determined by gun owners and the gun industry (via enthusiastic legislators) is that concerns like rising deaths and injuries of children and other safety factors aren’t even mentioned, as in #NC (now about to allow concealed carry w/o permits for people as young as 18). Media coverage could broaden the scope to the public impact and effect of changes in recent years on gun violence and public safety. https://www.ncdhhs.gov/public-health-approaches-reduce-violence-and-firearm-misuse-leading-injury-and-death/open #NCPol #journalism
Wowza. Remember Moore v. Harper? It's baaaack! Repub judges in NC court are siding w/ gerrymandered GOP results, trying to get back on SCOTUS so southern states can throw out liberal winners. Wow. They are brazen.
#SCOTUS #judges #conservative #gerrymandering #upheld #by #NC #court #who's #not #taking #sides #LOL #southern #GOP #GQP #brazen #states #rights #bull #again https://www.npr.org/2023/04/28/1164942998/moore-v-harper-north-carolina-supreme-court
#BREAKING #NEWS: Clearly bought, #NC elected betrays #women, her constituents & #Dems . NO WAY a woman runs as #Prochoice in Nov & changes her mind in favor of #Abortion restrictions by April. And switching parties gives the North Carolina #GOP a #VetoProof majority. #TriciaCotham , #WTF ?
Sunrise at Mills River Valley. The Blue Ridge Parkway has so many amazing views, this one included. A great place to watch the sun rise over the mountain peaks and light up the valley.
#mountains #blueridgemountains #nature #northcarolina #photo #naturephotography #photooftheday #pic #landscapephotography #AYearForArt #nc #blueridgeparkway #smokymountains #pigeonforge #gatlinburg #tennessee #travel #travelphotography #mountain #mountainlife #sunrise
Have I complained yet about the Bradford pears blooming already? No matter when they bloom, they're bad trees. Why? Here's why: https://www.treebountync.com/bradford-pear.html
The good thing is that in some areas in North Carolina, you can get free replacement trees. Also, some arborists are offering discounts as part of this removal program: https://www.treebountync.com/
I also must tag @rossgrady for reasons. :)
Yep everything is completely normal! Nothing to worry about here.
This is the NC Legislature's response to Black Lives Matter. (Because they only like radical uprisings when white people lead them.)
"With support from those Democrats, the bill passed by a large enough margin to override a veto from Cooper, if he were to block the bill again. Moore said bill sponsors had worked to address concerns from Democrats, and that he hoped Cooper would not oppose it.
The bill, which would increase felony penalties for certain existing rioting charges, is similar to the earlier bill that Moore introduced in response to some of the violence and rioting that occurred during 2020 protests against police brutality in downtown Raleigh."
@democracydocket @kevinjelliott Nick Stephanopoulos wrote this in August 2022. I wonder how he might revise it having heard the oral argument. I came away from the oral argument under the impression that Moore would be decided on narrower grounds based on whether the Court thought the decision below could be fairly read as judicial review rather than legislating from the bench, perhaps adopting Rehnquist's standard in his Bush v. Gore concurrence. #law #elections #scotus #democracy #nc
Good morning and happy Tuesday!
Tell me or show me what the weather is like for you currently.
As you see for me, it's cool and rainy. The cold feels nice as I much prefer it over the heat. The rain isn't too hard at the moment, but we're supposed to get rain pretty much all day and a bit more storms later.
If you follow politics at all, I encourage you to go to Twitter or Instagram and follow JeffJacksonNC. He’s a new Dem Congressperson from NC, and he lays things out pretty plainly, and I feel in a balanced way. Here’s his latest IG post discussing the fiasco of the last few days. He’s got a substack too. #NC #NCPol #JeffJacksonNC #Politics https://www.instagram.com/reel/CnHrS2JIYg3/?igshid=NDk5N2NlZjQ=