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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Possible Tornadoes, Severe Storms Slam Piedmont

WGHP: Several reported tornadoes, hail and severe thunderstorms moved through the Piedmont on Sunday destroying several homes and causing flooding problems through early Monday morning.

Tornado warnings were in effect for much of the viewing area Sunday night, with the strongest storms moving through Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford and Rockingham Counties.

A tornado was confirmed near Linwood in Davidson County. Davidson County EMS confirmed that a tornado damaged many homes at the Chestnut Grove trailer park off Clark Road, and 30 people were displaced from their homes. 30-40 people were also displaced from a trailer park on Sink Lake Road in the Hasty Community. Davidson County Sheriff David Grice declared a state of emergency due to the severe damage.


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