Cop alleges discrimination at Jacksonville NC restaurant

Torri Donley

Bojangles apologized to an Eastern North Carolina police officer who said a worker pretended to spit in her drinks.

Authorities are investigating after Jillian Wenderoth, a Jacksonville police officer, said she experienced discrimination at a drive-through at the fast-food chicken restaurant, WCTI reported Monday.

In a Facebook post last week, Wenderoth said a Bojangles employee cursed and started laughing with a coworker when she pulled up to the pick-up window. She said one of the employees “made the motion to spit in the drinks” he was preparing for her.

“I had the privilege of being judged and discriminated because of the uniform I wear,” the officer wrote about the events she said unfolded at a Bojangles on Halltown Road in Jacksonville. The restaurant is near the Camp Lejeune Marine base.

In a statement to McClatchy News, Bojangles said it fired the workers involved.

“We became aware of the unfortunate isolated

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Pub curfew: How spend between 9-10pm has rocketed

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The Government’s 10pm curfew for bars and pubs has spawned a rush for drink orders before closing time, data suggests.

On some nights, Britons have been spending a quarter more than usual in what is now the last hour of trade. 

Last Friday, customers spent an average of £23.78 per transaction in the last hour before hospitality venues were forced to shut – up 27 per cent on the £18.70 typically spent on Fridays in September, according to data from banking app Revolut, which has 3million customers. 

General manager Michael Rogerson rings for last orders in the Horseshoe Bar in Glasgow on Friday before it had to close at 6pm for two weeks

General manager Michael Rogerson rings for last orders in the Horseshoe Bar in Glasgow on Friday before it had to close at 6pm for two weeks

When the Government’s curfew was announced on 24 September, spend between 9-10pm rocketed, as people cram in a last hour drinks splurge. 

On the first Saturday after curfew, spend was £24.32 in the last hour of trade,

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Holly Willoughby gives rare look inside her home as her adorable cat Bluebell drinks from the sink

Torri Donley

HOLLY Willoughby posted a rare video from her kitchen as her cat Bluebell enjoyed a drink from the sink.

The 39-year-old shared the clip of the cute cat chugging from the tap in her modern kitchen.

Holly's cat Bluebell drinking from the sink

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Holly’s cat Bluebell drinking from the sinkCredit: hollywilloughby/Instagram

The furry feline named Bluebell was lapping up the running water as its owner filmed it hydrating through the chrome taps in her posh property.

The TV host has a gorgeous five-bedroom London mansion that she rarely gives her 6million Instagram followers a sneak peek of.

From a dreamy kitchen to spacious open plan living areas, Holly’s £3million family home is the stuff of home interior goals.

The plush pad is decked out with neutral tones for her interiors mixing contemporary and vintage chic.

Bluebell the cat in Holly's kitchen

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Bluebell the cat in Holly’s kitchenCredit: hollywilloughby/Instagram
The feline on a bed in Holly's mansion

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The feline on a bed in Holly’s mansionCredit: Instagram/Holly
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These 7 Starbucks Halloween Drinks For 2020 Are Scarily Delicious

Torri Donley

It’s never been tastier to fuel your countdown to the scariest night of the year, thanks to all the seasonal Halloween offerings you can order during your fall Starbucks run. In addition to putting classic favorites like PSLs and Pumpkin Cream Cold Brews back on their October rotation, Starbucks fans can head to the unofficial secret menu — a specially curated lineup of sips dreamed up by fans and baristas — for some major spooky season inspiration. With so many offerings inspired by horror movie villains, scary creatures, and Halloween candy on the docket, these seven Starbucks Halloween drinks for 2020 are a delicious place to start.

Keep in mind that, due to the unofficial menu’s unofficial nature, there’s a chance you won’t be able to order these drinks by name on your next Starbucks visit. Instead, you’ll want to write down these recipes to have on hand so you

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Drinks thrown at Trump rally and distressing escalations | Editorials

Torri Donley

Freedom of speech and the devolving levels of civil and political discourse are all in the forefront as we head toward Election Day.

Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden supporters have been holding roadside rallies along U.S. Route 50. There are also plenty of campaign events scheduled, and advocates on both sides are headed to Pennsylvania to help their candidates’ causes in the key battleground.

We also continue to see plenty of disrespectful behavior toward those with differing views. Some of that disrespect unfortunately continues to cross the line — and some of it is illegal.

That is what happened on Saturday, Oct. 10, along Route 50 at a roadside rally for President Trump in Cambridge. The occupants of a car with Pennsylvania tags threw drinks and cups at Trump supporters who had gathered on the side of the road.

No one was hurt but the occupants of the car

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This Coaster Will Ensure You Never Spill Coffee on Your Computer Again

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a cup of coffee on a table: The TableCoaster from the CouchCoaster Store on Amazon can fit mugs, tumblers, bottles, and cans. It costs about $18.


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The TableCoaster from the CouchCoaster Store on Amazon can fit mugs, tumblers, bottles, and cans. It costs about $18.



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We’ve all experienced that moment of fear and regret after spilling a drink–whether it’s on the carpet, computer, or bed sheets. If you tend to be clumsy and want to spill proof your home, there are coasters on Amazon that can help you with that.

The TableCoaster from the CouchCoaster Store is essentially a godsend for people who do everything in their power to be cautious and still end up spilling their drinks. The coaster can fit various drink sizes and attach to any surface. With a removable adapter, it can fit mugs, tumblers, bottles, and cans. The bottom of the coaster has a micro-suction base that “creates a strong, temporary bond to flat, smooth surfaces like glass, plastic,

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Nasty Cookie opens flagship outlet at Kaki Bukit with Instagram-worthy cafe serving drinks like nutella latte

Torri Donley

Gourmet cookie shop Nasty Cookie is opening its second outlet in Kaki Bukit.

For the uninitiated, Nasty Cookie is a cookie shop that specialises in stuffed cookies.

Some of their offerings include OH! Smores (S$5.50):

As well as Matcha Mania (S$5.50) and Biscoff Cookie (S$4.90):

Flagship concept store

Called the Nasty Factory, the cookie shop’s flagship concept store houses its central kitchen, office, as well as its own retail cafe space.

Here’s what the Tiffany blue-themed cafe looks like:

New offerings

At the cafe, customers can indulge in new offerings such as the Birthday Cake Cookie (S$5.50).

This new cookie will be available online and at all outlets on Oct. 17.

The Nasty Factory will also serve beverages that are exclusive to the new cafe.

This includes the Latte Series:

  • Biscoff Latte (S$5.50)
  • Nutella Latte (S$5.50)
  • Cold Brew Latte (S$5.50)



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Drinks with Daniels: Gubernatorial candidates Loren Culp, Jay Inslee

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KING 5’s Chris Daniels sits down with incumbent Jay Inslee and Loren Culp, the two candidates vying for governor of Washington state.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The general election is right around the corner, but that doesn’t stop a person from enjoying a cup of coffee, or their favorite adult beverage.

KING 5’s Chris Daniels asked Washington state gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp and Jay Inslee to give him 30 minutes to share a drink at a distance, at one of their favorite locations. They chose the spot and the type of drink. 

The goal wasn’t necessarily to ask them all the same questions they’ve heard on the campaign trail but to show a different side of their personality. The choices and the subjects varied.

Jay Inslee will join Chris Daniels Sunday, Oct. 18. 

RELATED: Washington state 2020 General Election voter’s guide

Loren Culp 

He’s the Republican small-town police chief who

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Cutting back on alcoholic drinks can reduce chronic pain among veterans

Torri Donley

Time and again, doctors advise everyone to lower alcohol consumption as it is not good for the body. There are instances though when this can be hard to do, especially for those who have made alcohol a part of their daily routine. New research suggests, however, that by reducing alcohol, chronic pain in later years is also reduced, particularly among veterans.

A report published in Alcoholism, ‘Does Reducing Drinking in Patients with Unhealthy Alcohol Use Improve Pain Interference, Use of Other Substances, and Psychiatric Symptoms?’ found that veterans who reduce alcohol intake were said to suffer from a lesser amount of chronic pain as compared to those who indulge in heavy drinking.

Researchers from the NYU School of Medicine in New York City studied about 1,500 veterans who completed a survey between 2003 and 2015, who stated that they are heavy drinkers in one of the surveys conducted.

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Two drinks a week in early pregnancy could stunt a baby’s brain

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Downing just over two drinks a week in very early pregnancy could be enough to stunt a baby’s brain development, warn scientists.

Even if the mother stops, the alcohol raises the risk children will suffer later from psychological and behavioural disorders, such as anxiety and depression.

Many women may not know they are expecting in the first six to seven weeks of pregnancy but having 16 drinks in this time is enough to cause damage, said the study.

Around 40 per cent of women in the UK drink while expecting, one of the highest rates in Europe.



a man holding a wine glass: Just over two alcohol drinks a week could stunt a baby's development, even in the very early stages of when a woman may not know she is pregnant


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Just over two alcohol drinks a week could stunt a baby’s development, even in the very early stages of when a woman may not know she is pregnant

Lead author, doctoral student Briana Lees, said: ‘Our research found even small amounts

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