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9:10 PM: Republican Heather Losurdo Forces Runoff With Democratic Incumbent Kevin Hill

District 3 Wake County school board member Kevin Hill — the Democratic incumbent and former chairman of the board — has failed to win 50% plus one vote. As of 9:10 p.m., his Republican challenger, Heather Losurdo, has forced a runoff in November.

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Democrat Susan Evans Defeats Republican Wake Board Chairman Ron Margiotta

Wake County school board chairman has been defeated by Democratic challenger Susan Evans for the District 8 seat on the school board.

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Harold Weinbrecht Re-Elected Mayor of Cary

Democratic incumbent Harold Weinbrecht has defeated Republican challenger Michelle Muir for the top job in Cary.

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Nancy McFarlane Elected Mayor of Raleigh

She had Charles Meeker’s endorsement, and now Raleigh city councilwoman Nancy McFarlane will take the top job in the City of Raleigh. McFarlane defeated Billie Redmond and Randall Williams.

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Say It isn’t So: Girl Scouts To Earn “Science of Happiness” Badge

From USA Today:

“This is the first major update (of badges) at every level since 1987,” says Alisha Niehaus of Girl Scouts of the USA. “We kept some favorites, but added new ones that will help girls build the leadership skills they’ll need for success in the 21st century.”

Gone is 1987’s Fashion, Fitness and Makeup badge; in its place, a Science of Style badge has girls explore use of nanotechnology in fabrics and the chemistry of sunscreens.

Other new badges are on financial literacy, public policy and website design. And to help girls master skills needed to tough it out in a sometimes crazy world, there’s the Science of Happiness badge. Developed in conjunction with “positive psychology” researcher Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania, it helps “teach girls how to find happiness in their own lives,” says Niehaus.

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Stomach-Turning Intolerance and Bigotry From the Left

Bigotry and intolerance on display from an icon of the Left. Harry Belafonte’s comments about Herman Cain are sickening. If you don’t think a certain way and are a certain color, Belafonte believes you are a “bad apple,” which is just one of the insults he delivers to Cain. Belafonte ends his review of how he thinks blacks should think and what they should believe by responding this way to Joy Behar’s comment that Herman Cain doesn’t have a prayer in the presidential race. Says Belafonte to Behar: “I don’t think prayers were created for him.” Behar laughs. Disgusting.

Harry Belafonte Calls Herman Cain a Bad Apple

 

 

 

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“They expect everything, everything for free, nothing to pay.”

If there is any doubt about what the Occupy Wall Streeters want, this story will clear it up: They want your wallet.  It’s a shameful display of gimme, gimme in which the productive of the world are bad guys. In other words, they are radical Leftist redistributionists, plain and simple.

“They want to take showers, want to wash up and use the toilet paper to dry up. It becomes … you gotta have one person assigned just to clean the bathrooms,” said Steve Zamfotis, manager of “Charley’s” restaurant.

Zamfotis, who runs a pizza shop directly across the street from Zuccotti Park, said he has to stand guard at the door — just to keep protesters out.

“They expect everything, everything for free, nothing to pay,” Zamfotis said.

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