Month: December 2021
A Justice Department investigation into conservative operative James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas group includes a review of O’Keefe’s ties to a member of the far-right Proud Boys, according to a federal search warrant.
On Nov. 6, FBI agents carried out an early-morning raid on O’Keefe’s home. The search came as part of a year-long investigation involving Project Veritas’s purchase of a diary purportedly belonging to Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden, and the diary’s subsequent publication on a right-wing website.
As part of the raid, according to the warrant, FBI agents were looking for communications with a self-described “third degree” Proud Boy named Jackson Voynick. Voynick is listed in the document as one of several persons whose communications could reveal information about “potential co-conspirators.”
The search warrant points for the first time
Archaeologists will soon expand search for lost graves from destroyed African American cemetery buried beneath a local business.
CLEARWATER, Fla. — With a new contract in hand from the city of Clearwater, archaeologists will soon expand their search for lost graves from a destroyed African American cemetery currently buried beneath a local business, and likely extending out to Missouri Ave.
Archaeologists are expected to use ground-penetrating radar starting early next year to confirm the complete boundaries of St. Matthew’s Baptist Church Cemetery. Maps place the cemetery mostly underneath the FrankCrum staffing firm property along Missouri Avenue, with a portion of the cemetery extending out to the middle of the street.
An initial ground-penetrating radar search for the graves began in 2020, with radar results from Cardno confirming at least 70 graves on the FrankCrum property. Through a process called ground-truthing, archaeologists in 2021 dug to confirm the physical presence of
“I’ve been in Asheville 20 years,” says one easily located owner
| Asheville Watchdog
At stake inside a Buncombe County courtroom were a grandfather’s legacy and a family’s inheritance.
Asheville real estate investor Robert Perry Tucker II had just purchased 10 acres along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but nine siblings in the Lyda family still had a claim to approximately 25% of the property, left to them by their grandfather.
So Tucker’s company went to court. Just three months later and without any input from the Lydas, Tucker’s company won a judgment that stripped the family of its land. The Lydas never had a chance to defend their ownership because, two of the brothers said, they never knew about the case.
Tucker’s lawyer, Peter R. Henry of Arden, reported to the court that none of the nine Lyda siblings could be located. Ile Adaramola, another attorney who
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