06, Mar 2015 - NC considers exempting some from performing gay weddings
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina lawmakers are convinced that court officials should be exempt from having to perform same-sex weddings or issue marriage licenses to gays because of the workers' religious beliefs.
05, Mar 2015 - $4.8 million in gold stolen from truck in North Carolina
Sixteen members of a breakaway Amish community from eastern Ohio are scheduled to be resentenced in Cleveland after a federal appellate court overturned their hate crimes convictions.
04, Mar 2015 - Kings Mountain, NC North Carolina has spent over $100,000 in marriage fight
Outside lawyers have billed the state of North Carolina more than $107,000 to appeal federal court rulings that have legalized gay marriage in the state, a cost the attorney general… Click to Continue »
03, Mar 2015 - Bill clearing Senate panel responds to NC gay marriage
Some North Carolina lawmakers say court officials should be able to avoid marriage duties because of their religious beliefs.
03, Mar 2015 - Durham, NC Prosecutor seeks death penalty for man who killed 3 Muslims
DURHAM, N.C. — Prosecutors plan to seek the death sentence for a man accused of killing three young Muslims in North Carolina in a case that garnered national attention and...
03, Mar 2015 - NC Senate response to gay marriage rulings is approved
Some North Carolina court officials could opt out of marriage duties - including same-sex marriages - under legislation given the state Senate's approval.
03, Mar 2015 - Durham, NC NC prosecutor seeks death for suspect in killing 3 Muslims
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to seek the death sentence for a man accused of killing three young Muslims in North Carolina in a case that garnered national attention and calls to investigate a potential hate crime.
02, Mar 2015 - FBI, NC law enforcement arrest 10 in online predator operation
A two-week effort by North Carolina law enforcement to catch individuals that victimize children online ended Tuesday with the arrests of 10 people, according to a news release from the FBI Charlotte Division. James Ford didn't have much to say as he walked out of the Cabarrus County courthouse Thursday morning. He made his first appearance on charges of distributing or receiving materials of ...
02, Mar 2015 - US charges Duke with illegal pollution from 5 coal ash dumps
Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. The three U.S. Attorney's ...
02, Mar 2015 - N.C. may exempt some from performing gay weddings
RALEIGH, N.C. Some North Carolina lawmakers are convinced that court officials should be exempt from having to perform same-sex weddings or issue marriage licenses to gays because of the workers' religious beliefs.
02, Mar 2015 - North Carolina Senate passes opt-out measure for officials opposed to gay marriage
By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - The North Carolina state Senate voted on Wednesday to allow government officials to refuse to marry same-sex couples without fear of being fired, adding a new twist to the gay marriage debate in a region where such unions have faced strong opposition. North Carolina, which began allowing gay marriages last year to comply with a federal court order, had ...
02, Mar 2015 - NC Supreme Court hears arguments for and against vouchers
It could be months before North Carolinas justices issue a ruling on the states voucher program. Click to Continue »
02, Mar 2015 - Durham, NC Services, prayers for 3 fatally shot in North Carolina; feds investigating cause
Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, sits in the Durham County courtroom for his first appearance in the shooting deaths of three University of North Carolina students on Feb. 11, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Hicks has been charged with three counts of first degree murder and is being held without bond.
12, Oct 2014 - Durham, NC Appeals court reverses parts of N.C. voter reform law
A federal appeals court panel Wednesday ruled that parts of North Carolina's new voting law should be set aside while lawsuits are pending, creating confusion three weeks before early voting is set to
12, Oct 2014 - Raleigh, NC Gay marriage is legal in North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge in North Carolina struck down the state's gay marriage ban Friday, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state to begin immediately. U.S. Distric
12, Oct 2014 - Gay marriage ban struck down in North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN) — A federal judge in North Carolina ruled Friday that same-sex marriage can begin there. State officials earlier Friday had announced they would fight any such order, and it is unclear when and if marriage licenses would be issued. If eventually upheld, the North Carolina case would add further legal and […]
12, Oct 2014 - Appeals court suspends part of new North Carolina voting law
Ruling sets aside portions of the law during next month's elections out of concerns the provisions could disenfranchise black voters
11, Oct 2014 - Judge strikes down North Carolina gay marriage ban
RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) A federal judge in North Carolina struck down the state's gay marriage ban Friday, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state to begin immediately.U.S. District Court Judge Max O....
11, Oct 2014 - Judge strikes down NC gay marriage ban - Gay marriage in Kansas throws political twist - Supreme Co
RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal judge in North Carolina struck down the state's gay marriage ban Friday, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state to begin immediately.
11, Oct 2014 - Courts say 'I do' to same sex marriage
Sarah Mellon with her kids Echo, 2, and Aloe, 4, enjoy a picnic with friends Tony Brown and April Ayers at #ShelbyLoves an event for gay LGBTQ pride held at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Shelby on June 27. The church's pastor, Rev. Dr. Valori Mulvey Sherer supports overturning North Carolina's ban on same sex marriage.
11, Oct 2014 - Charlotte, NC Same-sex marriages soon may be legal in Carolinas
An unexpected Supreme Court decision Monday not to get involved in the country’s same-sex marriage debate may have cleared the way for the unions to become legal in North Carolina, perhaps in a matter of days.
11, Oct 2014 - US appeals court blocks 2 provisions of N. Carolina elections overhaul bill
The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that two provisions of North Carolina's 2013 election law overhaul cannot be enforced during the November election. Click to Continue »
11, Oct 2014 - NC gay marriage proponents to move to overturn ban
RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Same-sex marriage advocates in North Carolina say they will ask a federal judge to quickly strike down the state's ban following the US Supreme Court's refusal to hear appeals of the issue . "I believe that whether it's a man or a woman, or a man and a man who fall in love, that's alright,” Angela Colon said. "Marriage is between one man and one woman,” New Hanover County ...
11, Oct 2014 - Asheville, NC Judge strikes down gay marriage ban
RALEIGH — A federal judge in North Carolina struck down the state’s gay marriage ban Friday, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state to begin immediately.
11, Oct 2014 - Asheville, NC Judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban in North Carolina
A federal judge in North Carolina struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban Friday, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state to begin immediately.
11, Oct 2014 - Federal judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban in N.C.
Same-sex marriages are legal in North Carolina after a federal judge in Asheville ruled the state's ban unconstitutional Friday.
11, Oct 2014 - Same Sex marriage ban overturned in North Carolina
A federal judge ruled a ban approved by voters in 2012 was unconstitutional
11, Oct 2014 - Federal judge strikes down NC's same-sex marriage ban
Nearly two years after North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment recognizing marriage only as a union between a man and a woman, a federal court judge in Charlotte on Friday overturned the ban, allowing gay and lesbian couples across the state to marry immediately.
10, Oct 2014 - GOP leaders told they have until noon Friday to file in same-sex marriage case
As same-sex couples in North Carolina await federal court rulings they hope will allow them to get married, Republican legislative leaders make a last-minute move to block or delay the nuptials.