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.
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.
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.
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
Holly Grange (R), Raleigh
Jim O’Neill (R), Winston-Salem
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
Secretary of state
Superintendent of public instruction
James Barrett (D), Chapel Hill
Matt Leatherman (D), Raleigh
N.C. Supreme Court (8-year term)
Cheri Beasley (D) (i), Raleigh
Phil Berger Jr. (R), 2107 Summit Drive, Hillsborough
N.C. Court of Appeals (8-year term)
Lora Christine Cubbage (D), Greensboro
Reuben F. Young (D), Raleigh
N.C. Senate (2-year term)
Gladys A. Robinson (D) (i), 3 Jacobs Way, Greensboro
N.C. House (2-year term)
Ashton Clemmons (D) (i), 1607 Beechtree Rd., Greensboro
Amos Quick (D) (i), 529 Foxridge Rd., Greensboro
Cecil Brockman (D) (i), 1166 Roberts Lane, High Point
Mary Price “Pricey” Harrison (D) (i), Greensboro
John Faircloth (R) (i), High Point
Kirk Perkins (D), 5773 Bethel Church Road, McLeansville
James Upchurch (D), 5010 Harness Lane, Colfax
Skip Alston (D) (i), 2705 W. Vandalia Road, Greensboro
Board of Education
Michelle C. Bardsley (R), 3 Wildrose Court, Greensboro
Bettye Taylor Jenkins (D), Greensboro
Register of deeds
Jeff L. Thigpen (D) (i), 5105 Leary Court, Summerfield
District Court (District 18)
Caroline Pemberton (D), Greensboro
Marcus Allen Shields (D) (i), 6209 Black Willow Drive, Greensboro
Angela C. Foster (D) (i), 4603 Southall Drive, Greensboro
Tonia A. Cutchin (D) (i), Greensboro
Commissioners (3 seats)
Register of deeds
Benjamin “Ben” Curtis (R) (i), 420 Greenway Drive, Eden
Board of Education
Bob Wyatt (R) (i), 210 N. Henry St., Stoneville