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Pineville is a town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina located between Charlotte and York County, South Carolina. It is perhaps most famous as the birthplace of James Knox Polk. It is mostly a quiet town, but it does have some industries; the Cone Mills textile plant was until recently here,... (More Info and Source) Pineville Real Estate

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Deceased transgender woman's friends enraged after family buries her as a man

The family of a recently deceased transgender woman in Idaho has generated a controversy on social media after choosing to bury the woman as a man.

Several websites have recently reported on Jennifer Gable, who passed away unexpectedly in October at the age of 32.

Gable, who was born as Geoffrey, lived as a woman for the past several years.

Friends of Gable have taken to social media to register their opinions on the matter.

CBC blogger Lauren O’Neil recently compiled a package detailing the story via the social media site Storify. You can read her account below.

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:00:00 -0500

Officials: Family member shot after squirrel hunt

Hickory officials said someone was shot in the face by a family member while hunting squirrels.

The Catawba County sheriff showed up at the scene wearing a bullet proof vest, according to our partners at the Hickory Daily.

A SWAT team showed up at the scene on 39th Avenue Northeast.

The victim was shot with a 22-caliber rifle and was taken to the hospital, the newspaper said.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:49:47 -0500

Student from Cabarrus Co. to march with WCU band in Macy's Parade

If you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, you may see a familiar group -- familiar to North Carolina, at least. 

The Western Carolina Marching Band, also known as The Pride of the Mountains, will be leading the annual parade in New York City. 

Sophomore Kelsey Keller, who attended Northwest Cabarrus High School, made the trip to the Big Apple.

“I’ve always wanted to do marching band. (The flute) always seemed like a really pretty instrument to me,” Keller said.

She discovered the flute while in middle school band and liked the sound it made. Keller knew early in high school that Western Carolina was where she wanted to be.

“My freshman year we went to a band competition where Western was an expedition band,” Keller said. “After that I turned to my friend and said ‘This is the school I’m going to go to.’”

When Keller got to Western Carolina, she went through marching band camp and an audition in front of three directors. She made the gold band, which performs half-time shows at football games. There is also a purple band. Both groups, which total around 500 members, will perform in the Macy’s parade.

They practice three times a week -- Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The group also gets together on Saturday game days.

The band also performed in the Rose Bowl parade in 2011.

“It’s unbelievable honestly,” Keller said. “It was unbelievable honestly to find out we were playing, but to find out we’re leading ... it is crazy.”

The group left for New York on Sunday.

The band’s energy is apparent. Keller says there are always dance moves. She enjoys the band’s competitiveness, but also its balance of fun. No doubt everyone in Cullowhee will be looking for this energy on Thursday morning. 

Click here to learn more about Western Carolina’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:37:09 -0500

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