A field of poppy plants that could be used to make opium was discovered in North Carolina and had an estimated value of $500 million, a sheriff says. Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said the only other opium poppy plant field found in the U.S. this year was in California. The acre (nearly half a hectare) of poppy plants were in rows, similar to how corn would be planted, in a field behind a home.
The school year ended last week and superintendent Tommy Wallis and an assistant superintendent were the only people on campus at the time, according to KFDM-TV. Wallis, who was hired in March, saw Reeves still in his truck about an hour after he resigned and called police to check on him, Brister said. The Kirbyville school board held an emergency meeting Tuesday night, according to the school website. Wallis and others reacted to the loss on Twitter.
Sen. Schumer, I don't live in your constituency, but in the larger picture, you live in mine and every other legal, taxpaying American citizen who is affected by the power you hold in your political party, your blind allegiance to it and the obstructionist posture to anything that doesn't directly benefit it. There's something sinister about seeing you bent over the lectern in the Senate Chamber, your countenance resembling what I would imagine Edgar Allen Poe's would look like reciting one of his macabre tales of doom and gloom, as if there is not one drop of happiness in your life, forecasting a dismal future for America if anything President Trump proposes passes both houses, is signed and becomes law.
After a bombing at her concert in Manchester, England left 22 dead and at least 59 others injured, fans are claiming that Ariana Grande has reached out to the families of the victims of the terrorist act, offering to pay for their funeral expenses. Elite Daily reported that it was the Grande fan Twitter account Ariana Updates! that first shared the news. "News on Ariana: Ariana has reached out to the families who's love[d] ones died last night," the account posted on Tuesday.
A bonobo threw a portion of a concrete block toward a family visiting the Jacksonville Zoo in Florida on Monday, according to zoo officials. Diane Steen was visiting the zoo with her family and a friend when the incident unfolded. Steen's friend, who wants to remain anonymous, told ABC-affiliate WTLV she hid behind a rail and tried to protect her 2-year-old son from the bonobo.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia inmate J.W. Ledford Jr. used his final moments to quote from the movie "Cool Hand Luke" and toss out an insult.
Chris Newman, owner of the Sylvanaqua Farms in Albemarle County, shared his thoughts on a recent “Love Trumps Hate” counter-protest on Saturday. “I’d like to appreciate [the Love Trumps Hate rally],” Newman wrote in a Facebook post published on May 17. Newman went on to call out the subtle racism of his neighbors, who purport to be progressive and inclusive but have yet to acknowledge the fact that Charlottesville is, by his estimation, “the most aggressively segregated place” he’s ever lived in.