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Archive - May 9, 2012

As President voices his stance on gay marriage, both sides react to NC's Amendment One passing

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video President Obama's stance on gay marriage comes at a controversial time in our country and our state. His announcement comes a day after North Carolina voters approved Amendment One. After months of debate and protests, reaction has been immediate. Tens of thousands have already signed a petition and one Wilmington church is standing its ground. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Severe weather reported

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Severe weather was reported in southeastern NC Wednesday. Full story...

Trader Joe's starts work on Wilmington store

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It's official: Trader Joe's is coming to Wilmington. Full story...
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Hagan pushes to stop colleges using tax money for recruiting, marketing

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If one US Senator has her way, North Carolina colleges and universities will soon have to pay out of pocket for marketing and recruiting. As a proponent of President Obama's push to extend lower federal student loan interest rates, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) wants to take it one step farther. Full story...
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Perdue's proposal uses higher tax for schools

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Gov. Bev Perdue's proposed budget adjustments for next year would use most of the proceeds from a sales tax increase to restore cuts North Carolina school districts have been forced to make and to reduce class sizes in early grades. Full story...
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Obama staffer testifies at John Edwards trail

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A former campaign spokeswoman for John Edwards has testified that his wife angrily confronted a key donor about his support for the presidential candidate's pregnant mistress. Full story...
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ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: President voices support of gay marriage

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President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president. In an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an "evolution" that led him to this place, based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters. Full story...
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Another principal resigns from Pender County schools

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The Pender County school board will be searching for not one, but two new principals for the start of the 2012 school year. Full story...
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