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Archive for March, 2013

NC rallies put local face on gay marriage push

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina advocates in favor of gay marriage are putting a local face on the issue as the U.S. Supreme Court decides the law of the land.

The Campaign for Southern Equality and other groups plan candlelight rallies Tuesday in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Hendersonville, Hickory, New Bern and Raleigh. Similar events were held over the weekend in Fayetteville, Winston-Salem and Wilson.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday hears a challenge to California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

Justices hear arguments Wednesday concerning the Clinton-era Defense of Marriage Act. The federal law defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman and therefore keeps legally married gay Americans from collecting a range of federal benefits that generally are available to married people.

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NC House wants kids to focus on handwriting

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Some North Carolina legislators want to require that school children learn how to write and multiply even in today’s modern world.

A legislative committee on Tuesday is scheduled to discuss a proposal to change state law and require public schools to teach cursive handwriting and force students to memorize their multiplication tables.

The back-to-basics bill being considered by the House Education Committee goes further by insisting that students be taught handwriting until they can write legible documents before finishing fifth grade.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Wilmington projects and events happening this week

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

The City of Wilmington will be conducting road work on Water Street which will cause a short-term road closure and will also hold an event later in the week to help with your spring cleaning.

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WEATHER: No friends for the forecaster

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Soon, if it doesn't get warmer, I'm going to have a hard time getting outside. Not because it's so unseasonably cold, although it is. But rather, because people are fascinated

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BREAKING NEWS: Police looking for suspects in two early morning robberies

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Police are looking for the suspects in connection to two early morning robberies.

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