Friday, September 7 2012 8:57 PM EDT2012-09-08 00:57:35 GMT
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - According to numbers released by Verizon this afternoon, Charlotte cell phone use was off the charts during the DNC. People made 31 % more calls than they typically do and thereMore >>
Wireless carrier reaches numbers which show many people spent quite a bit of time talking while they were in Uptown Charlotte.More >>
Friday, September 7 2012 8:30 PM EDT2012-09-08 00:30:20 GMT
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - John Wilson and David Beddinger came up with the idea to show support for the thousands of Police, Fire and Medic personnel who worked countless hours during the DNC. "WorkingMore >>
John Wilson and David Beddinger came up with the idea to show support for the thousands of Police, Fire and Medic personnel who worked countless hours during the DNC.More >>
Thursday, September 6 2012 11:09 PM EDT2012-09-07 03:09:56 GMT
The following are President Barack Obama's remarks as prepared for delivery. Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me soMore >>
The following are President Barack Obama's remarks as prepared for delivery.More >>
Thursday, September 6 2012 11:06 PM EDT2012-09-07 03:06:42 GMT
Below are the full remarks of Vice President Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention.My fellow Democrats, and my favorite Democrat. Jilly, I want you to know that Beau, Hunt, Ashley, and I areMore >>
Below are the full remarks of Vice President Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention.More >>
Thursday, September 6 2012 10:08 PM EDT2012-09-07 02:08:01 GMT
The following is a transcript of a speech by Ted Strickland, former governor of Ohio at the Democratic National Convention. I'm Ted Strickland, and I come from Duck Run, Ohio. Let me tell you, folks in Ohio knowMore >>
The following is a transcript of a speech by Ted Strickland, former governor of Ohio at the Democratic National Convention.More >>
TAMPA, FL (RNN) - On a day in which Republican National Convention festivities were cut short due to the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac, protests inside and outside the convention hall provided plenty of action on what could have been an otherwise quiet day.
Under high humidity and drizzly Tampa skies, a few hundred protesters marched through the streets Monday, demonstrating against a hodge podge of issues like war, restrictions on abortion and the so-called "1 percent."
The march, scheduled to draw up to 5,000 but drew a few hundred, was accompanied by a heavy police presence.
According to the Associated Press, one protester was arrested after refusing to comply with police requests to remove a bandana. Masks are not allowed in protest areas.
"I've seen nothing stronger than the people's movement and I wish to make it larger until we can build revolutionary change in this country," said protester Cas Schwerdtfenger.
Inside the sparsely populated convention hall, Ron Paul supporters mounted a protest of their own, chanting "President Paul" and waving "Ron Paul" signs shortly after RNC Chairman Reince Preibus opened and immediately recessed the session.
Even though the convention is centered on the official party coronation of Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential candidate, Paul supporters say they want to make their presence felt.
While they won't succeed in removing Romney as the nominee, they could create an awkward convention for organizers who want to spend the week galvanizing the party around their chosen nominee, not fighting off the distraction of a floor fight.
The convention kicks into full gear Tuesday, with many of Monday's scheduled speakers finally taking the platform.
With a day of ground to make up, convention organizers have cut speech times and shuffled speakers to fit in as much of the original schedule as possible.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and former Alabama Democratic Congressman Artur Davis, both originally slated for Monday, will take the podium.
Other Tuesday speakers include Romney's chief campaign rival, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney's wife, Ann Romney.
The tone of the speeches - and the rest of the convention - will have all eyes looking towards Tropical Storm Isaac as it makes its way towards New Orleans on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was a featured speaker, but has decided to say home to manage the affects of the storm.
While some attention is being given to the storm, Republicans are pushing their message that President Obama's policies have failed the country and that Romney is the candidate to fix the economy.
Preibus unveiled a debt clock that will count how much the National Debt has grown for the duration of the convention. Another debt clock displays the nation's current debt. Speeches on reforming Medicare and other entitlement programs are likely to be on the docket of the condensed convention.
Republicans also will target Obama on business with the theme "We Build It" for Tuesday, which target the president's comment "You didn't build that" during a campaign appearance over the summer, with the intent to show that Obama doesn't understand the business community.
The GOP is delicately addressing women's health issues and abortion, an issue that came roaring into the spotlight when Rep. Todd Akin from Missouri said that a women's body can prevent pregnancy in the case of "legitimate rape."
While Mitt Romney supports abortion only in cases of rape and incest, the Republican platform, along with his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, opposes abortion in all cases.
To court women's vote, the Republicans are featuring a docket full of women, particularly rising stars within the party, such as Haley and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.
Either way, the Republicans hope to showcase their stars and candidates to win over independent voters because a CNN/ORC polls shows that Romney and Obama are neck-and-neck.
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Friday, May 24 2013 4:08 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:08:26 GMT
School officials say a lockdown at North Charleston Elementary School on 4921 Durant Ave. has been lifted. According to officials, the school was under a code yellow administrative lockdown due to policeMore >>
The North Charleston Police Department is on the lookout for two men who demanded to be let in a home and ransacked two rooms at the residence.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-25 18:25:53 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man wanted for killing his girlfriend's sister after the three of them got into a fight at a Columbia nightclub has turned himself in. Richland County deputies say 30-year-oldMore >>
A man wanted for killing his girlfriend's sister after the three of them got into a fight at a Columbia nightclub has turned himself in.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:57:36 GMT
Authorities are responding to a wreck Saturday morning on I-26 east bound near mile marker 195. South Carolina Highway Patrol says one lane of traffic is open east bound at Sheep Island Road. TroopersMore >>
Authorities are responding to a wreck Saturday morning on I-26 east bound near mile marker 195.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:55 AM EDT2013-05-25 13:55:47 GMT
The South Carolina Aquarium on Charleston Harbor has 5,500 creatures ranging from bald eagles and river otters to sharks and stingrays. And it's opening a new exhibit to help visitors see just how staffers care...More >>
The South Carolina Aquarium on Charleston Harbor has 5,500 creatures ranging from bald eagles and river otters to sharks and stingrays. And it's opening a new exhibit to help visitors see just how staffers care for those...More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:52 AM EDT2013-05-25 13:52:23 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday morning for indecent exposure after officers saw her wearing a thong swimsuit. Tiara Monique Garness, 22, was arrested at about 5 a.m.More >>
A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday morning for indecent exposure after officers saw her wearing a thong swimsuit.More >>
TAMPA, FL (WTSP/CNN) – Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction. Police found 66-year-old James Hopkins living on the property that belonged to someone else. TheyMore >>
Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction.More >>
NEW YORK (CNN) - It's seen as the official start of summer, but it appears most people will be spending Memorial Day close to home. Triple A expects the volume of travel this holiday weekend to drop byMore >>
It's seen as the official start of summer, but it appears most people will be spending Memorial Day close to home.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:21 AM EDT2013-05-25 04:21:28 GMT
Good friend and co-worker Charlene Williams says there was no one quite like Kim Nesmith. "She was one of the best friends that a person could have. You would want her in your corner. You would want KimMore >>
A mother-of-two killed after crashing into a parked car, but it wasn't the accident that killed her. The 31-year-old had a heart attack behind the wheel. Now, family and friends remember a woman who they say left an impression anywhere she went.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:11:04 GMT
Nearly 2 million dollars, that’s the amount of scholarship money offered to a small group of high school graduates in Goose Creek. They're all part of a special arts program on the campus of Goose Creek High School. It's called the Berkeley Center for the Arts, also known as BCA.More >>
Nearly 2 million dollars, that’s the amount of scholarship money offered to a small group of high school graduates in Goose Creek. They're all part of a special arts program on the campus of Goose Creek High School. It's called the Berkeley Center for the Arts, also known as BCA. More >>
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