#Ophelia has found its way inland in NC, bringing heavy rain and flash flooding to inland NC & VA, along with one more significant high tide cycle this evening. TD 17 formed in the Atlantic, with no threat to land currently noted.
Tropical Storm Ophelia makes landfall at 6:15am in North Carolina's coastal areas.
"Life-threatening flooding caused by the weather system was forecast for parts of eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, but the system was expected to weaken after landfall, the hurricane center said."
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.
Enjoying the last few days of summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains... 😃
"𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐈𝐓𝐘 𝐎𝐍 𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐄 𝐋𝐀𝐊𝐄"
See more at https://shelia-hunt.pixels.com/featured/serenity-on-price-lake-shelia-hunt.html
#PriceLake #BlueRidgeMountains #BlueRidgeParkway #BuyIntoArt #NorthCarolina #AppalachianMountains #FediArt #ArtforInteriorDesign #BlowingRock #BlueRidgeOutdoors #ExploreCarolina #ncOutdoors #RomanticAsheville #nature
WHOA: am i the only one who's scared?
#NorthCarolina Rethuglicans stripped their Dem governor of majorities on state/local election boards, giving gerrymandered legislature huge new powers to overturn elections & limit early voting in Dem areas
Dare County, NC under Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge, Surf, and Flood Watch as Tropical Storm Ophelia Approaches: Dare County, NC braces for Tropical Storm Ophelia's landfall tomorrow. Life-threatening rip currents, storm surge, strong winds, and heavy rainfall expected. https://shut.net/2023/09/23/news-dare-county-nc-under-tropical-storm-warning-storm-surge-surf-and-flood-watch-as-tropical-storm-ophelia-approaches?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #NorthCarolina #Tropicalcyclonewarningsandwatches #Ripcurrent
North Carolina Republicans Just Passed a Massive Power Grab to Seize Control of Elections
A new law could give the GOP legislature the ability to overturn results and cut early voting in Democratic areas...#NorthCarolina https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2023/09/north-carolina-election-boards-bill-roy-cooper/
Medicaid expansion to begin soon in North Carolina as governor decides to let budget bill become law
> #NorthCarolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) announced Friday he would let the state budget bill that's now reached his desk become law without his signature, opening the way for #Medicaid coverage for 600,000 low-income adults, with some receiving the government health insurance soon.
https://www.moosejawtoday.com/health/medicaid-expansion-to-begin-soon-in-north-carolina-as-governor-decides-to-let-budget-bill-become-law-7585022 #healthcare #US
Fighting the christofascist drive to destroy public education in North Carolina.
' “The thing that terrifies me is that at the rate we’re going now with voucher bills, with the culture wars that are playing out, our public schools in five or 10 years are gonna be unrecognizable. They’re going to be like nothing we’ve ever seen in this country because they will be completely gutted.” '
Every once in a while, I will try some landscape photography.
This scene at the Linn Cove Viaduct is more popular with the fall colors but I wanted to try something different with everything green and the white clouds in the sky.
The Linn Cove Viaduct is located along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Western North Carolina.
I wrote a letter to the principal similar to this one on my Instagram. Bibles were handed out at a public school in Creedmoor, NC. It's not right. Idk what else to do. Send something to papers?
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Courts #Conservatives #Extremism #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate
#NorthCarolina #schooldistrict goes to a new #extreme after banning a #children's #picture #book called “#Red: A #Crayon’s Story” for allegedly being #inappropriate for #children in #kindergarten through #4thGrade.
Just back from an amazing week at the John C. Campbell Folk School. I threw clay on a wheel; others made cheese, felted, quilted, turned wood, built their own banjos, and forged viking-era padlocks!
When It Rains, It Pours: East Coast Residents Issued Tropical Storm Warning Ahead Of Heavy Weekend Rain: A tropical storm warning has been issued for the East Coast, advising residents to prepare for heavy rain and high winds. https://shut.net/2023/09/22/news-when-it-rains-it-pours-east-coast-residents-issued-tropical-storm-warning-ahead-of-heavy-weekend-rain?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #Florida #AssociatedPress #MidAtlanticUnitedStates #NorthCarolina
Apparently some were concerned about the story of a red crayon which is really blue despite its label.
Apparently there is no mention of either sexuality or politics in the book rather. The book it seems was included in the general academic curriculum to tech children about Title IX issues
#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.
Desperate Republicans routinely resort to anti-democratic measures to hang onto power instead of (e.g.) having messages that resonate with the majority or helping the public with effective policy: https://apnews.com/article/republicans-power-elections-impeachment-wisconsin-carolina-0f5b2915bf0b9325165a28aa60b55c7d
Possibility of rail travel returning to #WNC in #NorthCarolina in the #US. In general, trains are not part of most regions' transportation options. #Asheville, as a huge tourist area, would be well-suited to regain this mode of travel.
Fingers crossed... Preferably connecting to some area that we'd like to go, too.
American Oversight Condemns North Carolina Lawmakers’ Secret Attempt to Eviscerate Public Records Laws
* would give legislators power to det. wh. records belong to public
* provision buried w.i. 100s pages N.C.’s draft budget
* would be devastating to N.C.’s right to know what elected officials are doing
NC lawmakers would be able to keep records secret w. new provision in state budget
Major upheaval coming in #NorthCarolina.
In this state, the Gov's party has a majority on election boards. Right now, that's Dems.
So, in the lead-up to the 2024, GOP is on the brink of passing a law that'd upend election boards in lead-up to 2024: take away Dem majorities & create a structure prone to gridlock.
F-35 jet "missing" after pilot ejects over North Carolina // some #NorthCarolina news… https://boingboing.net/2023/09/18/f-35-jet-missing-after-pilot-ejects-over-north-carolina.html
A new day dawning... On my recent visit to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, I fell in love with this beautiful view... ❤️
“𝐒𝐔𝐍𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐄 𝐎𝐍 𝐖𝐑𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓𝐒𝐕𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐄 𝐁𝐄𝐀𝐂𝐇”
#WrightsvilleBeach #NorthCarolina #sunrise #ocean #pier #JohnnieMercerPier #BuyIntoArt #Wilmington #Mastoart #art #fediart #nature #FediGiftShop #ArtforInteriorDesign #HospitalityInteriors #InteriorDesign #wallart #interiordecorating #interiordecor
Vice President Kamala Harris at North Carolina A&T State University participating in a moderated conversation with EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Terrence J, kicking off the, "Fight For Our Freedoms" college tour.
Voters who vote by mail in the 2023 NC municipal elections must include a photocopy of an acceptable ID.
Don't have a photocopier? No fear. We're hosting a photocopy-your-ID-a-thon outside of the Chapel Hill Public Library
on Sunday and Tuesday. You'll also be able to register to vote on-site. #ncpol #chapelhill #voting #vote #politics #northcarolina #voterid
US sees surge in child labour violations
Like Yesterday revisits the memory of autumn touched trees lining the gravel lane that leads up to the picturesque Queen Ann Victorian Inn and the scent of cinnamon and pumpkin bread that fills the air. I am so ready for Autumn to arrive - how about you?
Like Yesterday - Autumn Reverie ---> https://chrystyne-novack.pixels.com/featured/like-yesterday-autumn-reverie-chrystyne-novack.html
“Where Is There to Go?”
He Needs Gender-Affirming Surgery, but His State Is Fighting to Deny Coverage.
A #NorthCarolina policy that denies state employees coverage for gender-affirming care has been on hold pending appeal.
For one #transgender worker still awaiting surgery, the anxiety is “like somebody has got their hands around my neck.”
She’s 25, idealistic, and believes she has the formula to win North Carolina for Joe Biden. The state’s Democratic Party chair is organizing youth and rural voters, and people have noticed: “They know she’s fighting for them.”
I love the Great Smoky Mountains... The sunsets are stunning. Enjoy!
"𝐀 𝐒𝐌𝐎𝐊𝐘 𝐌𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐒 𝐒𝐔𝐍𝐒𝐄𝐓"...
See it HERE: https://shelia-hunt.pixels.com/featured/a-smoky-mountains-sunset-shelia-hunt.html
#sunset #SmokyMountains #GreatSmokyMountains #GreatSmokyMountainsNationalPark #GSMNP #Tennessee #NorthCarolina #AppalachianMountains #Appalachians #BuyIntoArt #AYearForArt #fediart #photography #Mastoart #FediGiftShop #ArtForInteriorDesign #officedecor #homedecor
I was at the Outer Banks last month, and while I was there I got to test out this really cool GoPro kite mount prototype I designed. It worked really well, but I am just now getting around to uploading the video for it. I'll end up doing an actual post of this project in its entirety soon, but for now, you can see the video on my site:
I was at the Outer Banks last month, and while I was there I got to test out this really cool GoPro kite mount prototype I designed. It worked really well, but I am just now getting around to uploading the video for it. I'll end up doing an actual post of this project in its entirety soon, but for now, here's the video.
SO FREAKING COOL, RIGHT?!
@aaup survey of faculty in red states.
"An overwhelming majority of faculty members in [#Florida, #Georgia, #NorthCarolina & #Texas] are deeply dissatisfied with…political interference in university affairs & changes, or proposed changes, to #tenure & academic freedom policies…More than 65% would not recommend their state as a…place to work…while about a third are actively considering interviewing elsewhere in the coming year."
Experience the timeless allure of downtown Wilmington, NC with our captivating wall art featuring the Port City Marina at twilight. I love Wilmington! ❤️
"𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐓 𝐂𝐈𝐓𝐘 𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐀"
#Wilmington #WilmingtonNC #PortCity #NorthCarolina #PortCityMarina #CapeFearRiver #LongExposure #AYearForArt #BuyIntoArt #travelphotography #Mastoart #art #fediart #nature #FediGiftShop #HospitalityInteriors #InteriorDesign #wallart #interiordecorating #interiordecor
A Green Heron in the Wetlands fine art photo.
A Green Heron searches for breakfast in the wetlands as the sun rises over the Tideland Trail. Located in the Croatan National Forest's Cedar Point Recreation Area.
#BuyIntoArt #AYearForArt #wildlife #bird #heron #wildbird #fineart #photography #nature #naturephotography #birdwatching #NorthCarolina #hiking #fediart #mastoart #fedigiftshop #photographyisart #art #wildlifephotography
I joined a group from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences where we observed the turtle rescue volunteers in action. We didn't get to see a nest hatch out, but did see a nest excavation. Volunteers count the hatched/unhatched eggs. In one of the nests they found two little guys that hadn't quite made it out, and we were able to watch them be released into the ocean, where they will make their way to the Gulf Stream!
Today in Labor History September 2, 1991: 25 workers were killed by a fire at the nonunion Imperial Foods poultry processing plant in Hamlet, North Carolina. Bosses had locked the doors in violation of the law, leaving the workers no escape.
Nags Head Pier at sunrise, heavy shadows and light blue waves, from under the pier:
More art: www.ElegantFinePhotography.com
#nagshead #northcarolina #OBX #obxpier #nagsheadsunrise #outerislands #underpier #landscapephotography #art4mom #AYearForArt #travelphotography #nature #BuyIntoArt #springforart #art #artforsale #Travel #photooftheday #elegantfinephotography #normabrandsberg
As per #TheDailyBeast
The super #PAC fueling #Florida Gov. #RonDeSantis’ 2024 bid 4 #WhiteHouse has scaled back efforts in number o key states, includn #Nevada & #California, officials confirmd 2 #NBCnews. The PAC, #NeverBackDown, has also backd down in #NorthCarolina & #Texas, 2 other #SuperTuesday states alongside California. Group plans 2 halt its door-to-door canvassing operations in those states in order 2 conserve resources 4 early-voting states like #Iowa, #NewHampshire, & #SouthCarolina
"It’s only been three months since the Asheville Police Department announced the launch of a new Drone Unit. Speaking with the Mountain Xpress, an APD Captain assured the community that the technology would not be used for “surveillance on the unknowing public.” But that’s exactly what is happening..."
FBI arrests first Capitol rioter to breach tunnel where melee broke out on Jan. 6
#Idalia's exiting the #Carolina coast this morning, off to #Bermuda in some fashion. Idalia's future beyond Bermuda is debatable. Franklin and Jose will spin away out at sea. And new one may form later next week way out in the #Atlantic.
Judd Legum reports today on the attempt of the North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission, packed with judges appointed by Republican chief justice Newby, to silence Supreme Court justice Anita Earls, the only Black woman on the court.
Her alleged misconduct? She has criticized the state Supreme Court for its handling of issues of racial and gender discrimination. So the court wants to make her shut up.
An early evening update on now Tropical Storm #Idalia has the storm moving into South Carolina tonight with heavy rain, flash flooding, gusty winds, and coastal flooding all likely in the Carolinas. Idalia will head out to sea and be done with the U.S. by tomorrow.
The Daily Tar Heel front page this morning. https://s3.amazonaws.com/snwceomedia/dth/a05ac798-5a0a-468c-b74d-4db0a2a8b559.original.pdf #GunViolence #NorthCarolina
Here is our 11:15 PM ET update on #Idalia, and it's rather grim for the Big Bend and Apalachee Bay, where as much as 12 to 16 feet of water may arrive Wed AM. Winds are now 110 mph near the center, and Idalia landfall is expected as a Cat 4. Major hurricane force winds will come close to #tallahassee Lots of details and most questions answered in our post.
NC gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson says public school teachers are wicked. As governor, he'd remove science and social studies from school curricula. https://tinyl.io/9GBF
This is the same idiot who defended Moms for Liberty which quoted Adolf Hitler in a newsletter. He said we all should be quoting Hitler. Odd thing for a Black man to say since A.H. said n!ggers don't deserve to go to college in his book*, Mein Kampf*. Guess he'd be okay with quoting that.
Education Looms Large in North Carolina Governor’s Race As #Republican Frontrunner Calls Educators ‘Wicked People’
> Robinson, the flame-throwing Republican frontrunner for the state’s gubernatorial nomination, has recently attempted to soften his comments on education
>As recently as last month, Robinson referred to public school teachers as “wicked people” in remarks before a church audience.
A suspect is in custody after shots were fired at University of #NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill, school says
“Remain sheltered in place…”
Police at the University of #NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill are responding to an “armed and dangerous person on or near campus,” according to an alert from the university on Monday.
#NorthCarolina governor vetoes election bill, sparking override showdown with GOP supermajority
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a sweeping #Republican elections bill Thursday that would end a grace period for voting by mail and make new allowances for partisan poll observers.
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Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountain Magic Sunset:
More art: www.ElegantFinePhotography.com
A crisp fall day in the mountains of Western North Carolina at Lake Glenville, formerly known as Thorpe Reservoir. Located near Cashiers, NC, this beautiful wilderness area is the perfect spot to get away for the day and spend some time with nature.
Autumn At The Lake is available here: https://www.pictorem.com/825835/Autumn%20At%20The%20Lake.html
#NorthCarolina legislature overrides governor’s veto of a bill limiting #LGBTQ instruction in the early grades, immediately making it law. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article277213798.html
The law, expected to face legal challenge, requires public school teachers in most circumstances to alert parents before they call a student by diff name or pronoun. It also bans instruction about gender identity & sexuality in K-4 classrooms, which critics have previously likened to Fla Don’t Say Gay law https://apnews.com/article/536351cc360a92cdd21f298f6212e6d2