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Archive for July, 2014

Victim of gunshot wound transported to hospital

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Emergency officials in Brunswick County confirm that one person has been transported to the hospital with an apparent gunshot wound.

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NC gay marriage ban faces uncertain future

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– North Carolina’s attorney general has decided to stop fighting for its marriage amendment.

This comes after a federal appeals court ruled that Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.

The North Carolina attorney general says there’s no argument left to be made.

Roy Cooper has been an avid opponent of North Carolina’s same sex marriage ban but as attorney general has defended it.

“Our attorneys have vigorously defended North Carolina’s marriage law, which is their job, but today we know our law almost surely will be overturned as well,” said Roy Cooper, “Simply put, it’s time to stop making arguments we will lose, and instead move forward, knowing that the ultimate resolution will likely come from the United States Supreme Court.”

Activists here in Wilmington say they are thrilled.

“Ecstatic at the speed with which the tide has been turning,” said Ryan Burris, President of Cape Fear Equality, “not only regionally, or here in North Carolina, but nationally as well.”

The North Carolina Values Coalition responded to the decision today.

“It is outrageous that federal judges put themselves in the place of God by seeking to redefine the very institution that He created,” said Tami Fitzgerald, North Carolina Values Coalition Executive Director, ”Two judges sitting in Richmond have erroneously found a “fundamental right” to same-sex marriage, thus overriding the will of the people of Virginia, who voted to pass their Marriage Amendment by 57% to 43%.”

As it stands North Carolina’s ban remains the same.


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Suspicious fires on the same road prompt arson investigations

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Investigators in Brunswick County are looking for multiple arsonists in connection to five separate suspicious fires that sparked along the same road, all within the past six months.

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Private club law exemption bill dies

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Lawmakers in North Carolina will not be giving smaller bars any breaks on membership, at least not yet.

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Charter school company delays response to records request

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Charter Day School Inc.had previously agreed to respond to the StarNews’ requests on or before Monday, July 28

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