February is on track to be one of the warmest if not the warmest Februaries on record. In keeping with higher temperatures many flowers and trees, like Bradford Pear trees, are in full bloom. The weather forecast for the March 1st calls for a chance of showers and a high near 80 degrees continuing the unseasonable late winter warming.
Conservative activists are defending their "Free Speech Rally" in Boston on Saturday, saying it was organized to simply defend the freedom of speech and that the rally had been planned months in advance, despite it falling a week after a Virginia demonstration of white nationalists turned deadly. Organizers of the "Free Speech Rally" have publicly distanced themselves from the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who fomented violence in Charlottesville on Aug. 12.
Gastonia’s stone Rebel stands calm over MLK Way. But ground beneath him is shifting. Gastonia’s Confederate monument, one of dozens standing quietly on NC public property, inspires loyalty even as people question its message.
Charlotte Catholic defeated Charlotte Christian on Friday night with two key plays during late fourth-quarter action. Running back Milan Howard caught a pass from quarterback Chris Walton and rushed for a touchdown and cornerback Sam Broom intercepted a pass by Charlotte Christian quarterback Garrett Shrader in the closing seconds.