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Archive for May, 2012

Residents discuss facility with NRC

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Global Laser Enrichment wants to build and operate a plant in Castle Hayne

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USA Today/Gallup Poll: 51% agree with Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage

Friday, May 11th, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (USATODAY.com) — More than half of Americans say they approve of President Obama’s stance that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally, but 60% say that his shift in position will have no bearing on how they vote in the November election, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup poll.

Overall, 51% approve of Obama’s new position on same-sex marriage, compared with 45% who disapprove. Nearly 13% say his shift in position will make them more likely to vote for him, while 26% say it will make them less likely, suggesting that more supporters of likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney feel more strongly about this issue than do base supporters of Obama.

Since Obama announced on Wednesday his shift on the issue in an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, his campaign has highlighted his position on gay rights while charging that Romney would further restrict rights for same-sex couples. Though Obama endorsed gay marriage, he told Roberts that the issue should be a matter for each state to decide on individually.

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ONLY ON 3: Statement from Mississippi Lt. Gov on Perdue’s “Disparaging” comments

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Mississippi Lt. Governor Tate Reeves reacts to Governor Perdue’s statement that NC approving Amendment One Tuesday made the state, “Look like Mississippi…”

JACKSON, MS (NEWS RELEASE) — “Governor Perdue should know that her administration has a lot of work to do to make her state’s business climate ‘look like Mississippi.’ We are creating an environment which encourages the private sector to invest capital in Mississippi, and I would invite any North Carolina-based company wanting to move to a lower-taxed, less-regulated state to look at our business-friendly opportunities.

“In fact, the Tax Foundation ranks Mississippi as the 17th best in the country in its latest State Business Tax Climate Index, while Governor Perdue’s policies have dropped her state among the six worst in America. The business-friendly policies enacted in Mississippi have reduced our unemployment rate to 9 percent, according to the latest numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, Governor Perdue’s home state’s unemployment rate remained significantly higher than Mississippi’s at nearly 10 percent.”

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ONLY ON 3: Widow talks about arrest of three teens for husband’s murder

Friday, May 11th, 2012

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Three teens are behind bars in Columbus County charged with murdering a man. Today, the wife of the victim says her husband did not deserve the fate he received, and she is fighting for justice.

“He was the most generous person that I knew,” Wanda Gachett said about her late husband Keith. “If anybody came to him and they needed anything or they asked him for anything, if he had it, he would give it to them.”

Wanda gachett says life has not been the same since her husband Keith died last month. Because he was a disabled veteran, Gachett says Keith spent a lot of time at home.

She says every day she thinks about finding her husband murdered. Gachett says now that three teenagers have been arrested for the crime, she feels some tension ease, but it does not heal her pain.

“I feel a sense of relief,” Wanda said. “I feel a little safer, but it still doesn’t change the fact that’s he’s not here, and he’ll never be here.”

One of the boys accused of murdering Gachett is Wanda’s great nephew. She says she’s not sure if the relationship had anything to do with the crime. She says she is grateful that information about the case surfaced, so the state can move forward with punishing those responsible.

“He didn’t deserve for his last days to be like this,” Wanda said. “He didn’t deserve that treatment that they gave him. He didn’t deserve what they did to him, and he deserves justice.”

Deputies arrested 18-year-old Tarrence Hazel, 16-year-old Kenneth da’Shawn Williams, and 16-year-old Marquice Alexander Antone yesterday for Gachett’s murder.

Sheriff Chris Batten says the boys were caught after they bragged to classmates about the crime.

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ONLY ON 3: Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant responds to Gov. Perdue’s “derogatory remarks”

Friday, May 11th, 2012

JACKSON, MS (NEWS RELEASE) -— Gov. Phil Bryant issued the following statement in response to the derogatory remarks about Mississippi made by North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue:

“I am certainly disappointed by Gov. Perdue’s statement regarding North Carolina’s ‘looking like Mississippi.’ Apparently, North Carolina’s voters are much more in line with Mississippi’s traditional values on marriage than those of Gov. Perdue.”

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