24, 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.
23, Oct 2014 - Wilson, NC Religious community reacts to NC's same-sex marriage ruling
It's been a historic last few days for North Carolina after a judge ruled the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.
23, Oct 2014 - Judge tosses lawsuit by John Wayneâ€™s heirs against Duke University over use of starâ€™s nickname
SANTA ANA, Calif. â€“ John Wayne had a two-fisted image but heirs of the late movie star have lost a legal throw-down over use of his nickname, Duke. A federal judge in Southern California on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit that John Wayne Enterprises filed against Duke University in North Carolina. The two have squabbled since Read the Rest of the Entry
23, Oct 2014 - Wilson, NC 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.
23, 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.
23, Oct 2014 - Federal judge strikes down NC's constitutional ban on gay marriage
North Carolina's constitutional ban on gay marriage is no more â€” giving same-sex couples statewide the freedom to marry immediately and securing legal recognition for gay couples married outside the state.
23, Oct 2014 - Wilson, NC First full day of same-sex marriages Monday in NC
Courthouses across North Carolina are preparing for the first full day of legal gay marriage on Monday after a federal judge handed same-sex couples a late Friday victory.
23, 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 ...
22, 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.
22, Oct 2014 - Same-sex marriage supporters celebrate in New Bern
Lora Wadman, right, hugs her wife, Eugenia, outside New Bern City Hall Monday evening. They were part of a group celebrating a recent court ruling that makes same-sex marriage legal in North Carolina.
21, Oct 2014 - Fallen state official who avoided prison targeted in federal lawsuit
Joseph Felix Strevell, who pleaded guilty seven years ago to stealing more than $111,500 from the state of New York, is being sued by a North Carolina auto dealer that accuses him and his brother Chauncey of breaking a contract to sell the company 57 used cars valued at more than $1.04 million. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in North Carolina by Credit Union Auto Buying Service Inc ...
21, Oct 2014 - Asheville, NC Gay marriages begin in NC
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 license and exchanged vows on the front steps, their two children in tow.
21, 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.
21, Oct 2014 - Secret Service director resigns; U.S. Ebola patient wasn't immediately diagnosed; Hong Kong pro
Also, court rules Kansas Democrats do not need to put candidate on U.S. Senate ballot; Texas girl abducted 12 years ago found alive and well in Mexico; federal court blocks provisions of North Carolina law barring same-day voter registration; Dan Gilbert testifies at Detroit bankruptcy trial; fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine; and British Prime Minister David Cameron pledges tax cut if ...
21, Oct 2014 - Columbus County commissioners approve resolution opposing same sex-marriage ruling
The Columbus County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Monday night opposing the recent federal court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in North Carolina.
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 - 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 - Charlotte, other police collect cellphone info
CHARLOTTE â€” 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.
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 hisÂ wife of stealing nearly $400,000 in PPG stock from his 90-year-oldÂ mother to buy a North Carolina beach house.
12, Oct 2014 - Gay marriage ban struck down in North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN) â€” 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 [â€¦]
12, Oct 2014 - Raleigh, NC Gay marriage is legal in North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) â€” 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 - 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 - 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
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 - 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 - 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 - Judge strikes down NC gay marriage ban - Gay marriage in Kansas throws political twist - Supreme Co
RALEIGH, N.C. â€“ 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 - Same Sex marriage ban overturned in North Carolina
A federal judge ruled a ban approved by voters in 2012 was unconstitutional
11, Oct 2014 - Asheville, NC Judge strikes down gay marriage ban
RALEIGH â€” A federal judge in North Carolina struck down the stateâ€™s gay marriage ban Friday, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state to begin immediately.