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identified: Police release name of man shot to death in Greensboro

GREENSBORO — Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting Friday on Immanuel Road. Mack Kelly Porter, 30, of Baltimore, was found around 2:10 p.m. on Friday inside a vehicle parked in the 2500 block of Immanuel Road, police said in a news release.

Investigators said it appears the man was shot while sitting inside the vehicle and that a vehicle fled the area. Porter’s death marks the 39th killing in the city this year. The investigation is ongoing.

mountain snow:

Weather threat closes two roadways

ASHEVILLE — The Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and U.S. 441 through Great Smoky Mountains National Park were closed Monday because of heavy snow predictions.

The National Park Service cited hazardous traveling conditions and strong wind gusts.

Most of the parkway was forecast to receive anywhere from a dusting to more than 12 inches of snow overnight.


Life
This day in history

In 1818, Illinois was admitted as the 21st state.In 1960, the Lerner and Loewe musical “Camelot,” starring Julie Andrews as Guenevere, Richard Burton as King Arthur and Robert Goulet as Lancelot, opened on Broadway.

In 1964, police arrested some 800 students at the University of California at Berkeley, one day after the students stormed the administration building and staged a massive sit-in.

In 1967, a surgical team in Cape Town, South Africa, led by Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky, who lived 18 days with the donor organ, which came from Denise Darvall, a 25-year-old bank clerk who had died in a traffic accident.

In 1979, 11 people were killed in a crush of fans at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum, where the British rock group The Who was performing.

In 1980, Bernadine Dohrn, a former leader of the radical Weather Underground, surrendered to authorities in Chicago after more than a decade as a fugitive.

In 1984, thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal, India.

In 1991, radicals in Lebanon released American hostage Alann Steen, who’d been held captive nearly five years.

In 1992, the first telephone text message was sent by British engineer Neil Papworth, who transmitted the greeting “Merry Christmas” from his work computer in Newbury, Berkshire, to Vodafone executive Richard Jarvis’ mobile phone. The Greek tanker Aegean Sea spilled more than 21 million gallons of crude oil when it ran aground off northwestern Spain.

In 1999, Tori Murden of the United States became the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean alone as she arrived at the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, 81 days after leaving the Canary Islands near the coast of Africa.

In 2001, in the wake of bombings that had killed 26 Israelis, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared a war on terror. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge asked Americans to return to a high state of alert, citing threats of more terrorist attacks.

In 2002, thousands of personnel files released under a court order showed that the Archdiocese of Boston went to great lengths to hide priests accused of abuse, including clergy who’d allegedly snorted cocaine and had sex with girls aspiring to be nuns.

In 2009, President Barack Obama hosted a White House-sponsored jobs forum, where he said he’d heard many “exciting ideas” and proposals and expressed hope some could be put into action quickly. Pope Benedict XVI and visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev agreed to upgrade Vatican-Kremlin ties to full diplomatic relations. Comcast and GE announced joint venture plans, with Comcast owning a 51% controlling stake in NBC Universal. British actor Richard Todd died in Little Humby, Lincolnshire, England, at age 90.

In 2014, a Staten Island, New York, grand jury declined to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. Herman Badillo, a Bronx politician who was the first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman, died at age 85.


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Candidate filing began Monday for the 2020 elections. See who filed to run.

Filing began Monday for most offices up for election in 2020. The filing period runs through noon Dec. 20. Terms are for four years unless noted. “R” indicates Republican, “D” is Democrat, “U” is unaffiliated and “I” is independent. An (i) indicates incumbent. Here’s a look at who filed:

N.C. Council of State

Governor

Holly Grange (R), Raleigh

Lieutenant governor

  • Bill Toole (D), Charlotte
  • Terry Van Duyn (D), Raleigh
  • Yvonne Lewis Holley (D), Raleigh
  • Mark Robinson (R), Greensboro

Attorney general

Jim O’Neill (R), Winston-Salem

State auditor

Anthony “Tony” Wayne Street (R), 1714 Stanbury Road SW, Supply

Commissioner of agriculture

Steve Troxler (R) (i), Browns Summit

Commissioner of insurance

Mike Causey (R) (i), Raleigh

Commissioner of labor

  • Jessica Holmes (D), Raleigh
  • Pearl Burris Floyd (R), 518 E. Main St., Dallas

Secretary of state

  • Elaine Marshall (D) (i), Raleigh
  • Chad Brown (R), 2008 Lee Ellen Court, Stanley

Superintendent of public instruction

James Barrett (D), Chapel Hill

State treasurer

Matt Leatherman (D), Raleigh

N.C. Supreme Court (8-year term)

Seat 1

Cheri Beasley (D) (i), Raleigh

Seat 2

Phil Berger Jr. (R), 2107 Summit Drive, Hillsborough

Seat 4

  • Mark Davis (D) (i), Raleigh
  • Tamara Barringer (R), Raleigh

N.C. Court of Appeals (8-year term)

Seat 4

  • Tricia Shields (D), Cary
  • April C. Wood (R), 2080 Huntington Woods Drive, Lexington

Seat 5

Lora Christine Cubbage (D), Greensboro

Seat 6

  • Gray Styers (D), Raleigh
  • Chris Dillon (R) (i), Raleigh

Seat 7

Reuben F. Young (D), Raleigh

N.C. Senate (2-year term)

District 24

  • J.D. Wooten (D), Greensboro
  • Amy S. Galey (R), 233 Dr. Floyd Scott Lane, Burlington

District 27

  • Michael Garrett (D) (i), 5 Bluegill Cove, Greensboro
  • Sebastian King (R), 15 Woodstream Lane, Greensboro

District 28

Gladys A. Robinson (D) (i), 3 Jacobs Way, Greensboro

N.C. House (2-year term)

District 57

Ashton Clemmons (D) (i), 1607 Beechtree Rd., Greensboro

District 58

Amos Quick (D) (i), 529 Foxridge Rd., Greensboro

District 59

  • Nicole Quick (D), 4338 Clovelly Drive, Greensboro
  • Jon Hardister (R) (i), 6427 Bellcross Trail, Whitsett

District 60

Cecil Brockman (D) (i), 1166 Roberts Lane, High Point

District 61

Mary Price “Pricey” Harrison (D) (i), Greensboro

District 62

John Faircloth (R) (i), High Point

Guilford County

Commissioners

District 4

Kirk Perkins (D), 5773 Bethel Church Road, McLeansville

District 6

James Upchurch (D), 5010 Harness Lane, Colfax

District 8

Skip Alston (D) (i), 2705 W. Vandalia Road, Greensboro

Board of Education

District 5

Michelle C. Bardsley (R), 3 Wildrose Court, Greensboro

District 7

Bettye Taylor Jenkins (D), Greensboro

Register of deeds

Jeff L. Thigpen (D) (i), 5105 Leary Court, Summerfield

District Court (District 18)

Seat 4

Caroline Pemberton (D), Greensboro

Seat 5

Marcus Allen Shields (D) (i), 6209 Black Willow Drive, Greensboro

Seat 7

Angela C. Foster (D) (i), 4603 Southall Drive, Greensboro

Seat 10

Tonia A. Cutchin (D) (i), Greensboro

Seat 12

  • Kelvin Smith (D), 201 N. Murrow Blvd., Greensboro
  • Gavin Reardon (D), 609 Northridge St., Greensboro

Rockingham County

Commissioners (3 seats)

  • Kevin Berger (R) (i), 371 Hush Hickory Trace, Reidsville
  • Reece Pyrtle (R) (i), 130 Tamerlane Court, Stoneville
  • Mark Richardson (R) (i), 4798 Ellisboro Road, Stokesdale

Register of deeds

Benjamin “Ben” Curtis (R) (i), 420 Greenway Drive, Eden

Board of Education

District 2

  • Ophelia Wright (D), 115 Apple Gate Drive, Reidsville
  • Brent Huss (R) (i), 181 Crownover Road, Ruffin

District 4

Bob Wyatt (R) (i), 210 N. Henry St., Stoneville