20, Oct 2014 - Mecklenburg, NC Gay marriage developments: North Carolina mandate
It's been more than a week since a flurry of gay marriage developments began with the Supreme Court's denial of appeals from five states, allowing for expansion of marriage rights. Shortly afterward, a federal court in the West struck down bans in Idaho and Nevada. Recent developments on same-sex marriage around the country: ___ ALASKA
20, Oct 2014 - W.Va. couple convicted of stealing $400,000 from man's elderly mother
A federal court jury on Friday convicted a West Virginia man and his wife of stealing nearly $400,000 in PPG stock from his 90-year-old mother to buy a North Carolina beach house.
20, Oct 2014 - US Supreme Court sides with North Carolina on voting rules
The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a federal appeals court ruling from taking effect that would have restored same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for this fall's election.
20, Oct 2014 - Charlotte, other police collect cellphone info
CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and three other agencies across North Carolina use equipment that collects information from cellphones to fight crime, but the devices also collect information from innocent people.
19, Oct 2014 - Charlotte, other NC police collect cellphone info
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and three other agencies across North Carolina use equipment that collects information from cellphones to fight crime, but the devices also collect information from innocent people. The goal of the device is collect information about suspects in kidnapping, violent felony and missing ...
19, Oct 2014 - Mecklenburg issued most same sex-marriage licenses in NC
Mecklenburg County issued a record number of marriage licenses last week as gay and lesbian couples flocked to the register of deeds office during the first full week of legalized same-sex marriages in North Carolina.
19, Oct 2014 - Court blocks parts of new North Carolina voting law
A federal appeals court panel is ordering parts of North Carolina's strict new voting law set aside for next month's elections because it is likely to disenfranchise black voters.
19, Oct 2014 - Court blocks part of new North Carolina voting law
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Parts of North Carolina's new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month's elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.
19, Oct 2014 - First same-sex couple marries in Lenoir County
After a federal court ruling legalizing gay marriage in North Carolina, Lenoir County issues its first same-sex marriage license this week.
19, Oct 2014 - Charlotte, NC NC magistrate won't marry 2 men despite ban lifted
It's been more than a week since a flurry of gay marriage developments began with the Supreme Court's denial of appeals from five states, allowing for expansion of marriage rights. Shortly afterward, a federal court in the West struck down bans in Idaho and Nevada. Recent developments on same-sex marriage around the country: ___ NORTH CAROLINA
18, Oct 2014 - Want to Scare People About Voter Fraud? Show Them These Pictures
With just over two weeks left until Election Day, states and courts across the nation continue to debate over voter ID laws. The Supreme Court cleared the way for restrictive ID laws to go forward in Ohio and North Carolina this week (after the lower courts ruled them unconstitutional) and then intervened to stop another identification law from going into effect in Wisconsin.
18, Oct 2014 - Court clears way for gay marriage expansion
The U.S. Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States, including North Carolina, and may have signaled that it’s only a matter of time before same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states.
18, Oct 2014 - Couples rush to wed as North Carolina gay marriage ban dumped
RALEIGH, N.C.—Minutes after a federal judge in Asheville struck down North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriages, Amy Cantrell and Lauren White rushed out of a county office with their newly printed marriage licence and exchanged vows on the front steps, their two children in tow. “This is it folks,” exclaimed the Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, a Unitarian Universalist minister from Asheville, to ...
18, Oct 2014 - North Carolina scrambles after new voter law blocked by court
By Ken Otterbourg WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - North Carolina officials, scrambling to comply with a court ruling that blocked parts of a restrictive voter law just weeks before the November election, were in federal court on Tuesday to detail a proposed overhaul of their election plans. North Carolina was ordered to restore provisional ballots and same-day voter registrations last week when a ...
18, Oct 2014 - Charlotte, NC North Carolina And Alaska Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
A shift in the two states are part of the cascading effects of the Supreme Court's refusal to review any appeals in same-sex marriage states in its current term.
17, Oct 2014 - GOP leaders signal move to block same-sex marriages
As same-sex couples in North Carolina await federal court rulings they hope will allow them to get married, Republican legislative leaders appear to be making a last-minute move to block or delay the nuptials.
16, Oct 2014 - US man guilty of conspiring to support terrorists
RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — A North Carolina man faces up to 15 years in federal prison over plans to travel to either Syria or Yemen to join a jihadist group.
16, Oct 2014 - Gay marriage: North Carolina official resigns
Well-wishers yell encouragement to same sex couples, including Karen McMillan, right, make their way out of the Ada County Courthouse after they received their marriage license, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Boise, Idaho.
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
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 - 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 - 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 […]
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 - 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.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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.