NC magistrate resigns over same-sex marriage
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 10/16/2014 - 6:32pm.

A North Carolina magistrate has resigned, saying marrying a same-sex couple violates his religious beliefs. Rockingham County Magistrate John Kallam Jr. sent a letter to Chief District Court Judge Fred Wilkins on Thursday saying when he took his oath of office, he didn't take it with the understanding that he would be required to marry same-sex couples.

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Judge: GOP can intervene in gay marriage cases
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:06pm.

A federal judge has allowed Republican lawmakers to intervene in a pair of challenges to North Carolina's now-defunct gay marriage ban, potentially enabling them to appeal to the US Supreme Court.

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NC considers car-free ferry to Ocracoke Island
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:02am.

Transportation officials in North Carolina are considering a car-free ferry to Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks. Each car ferry takes about 30 vehicles to the north end of Ocracoke Island.

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Judge rejects bid for concealed weapons at NC fair
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:48pm.

A Wake County judge has declined to allow concealed carry permit holders to bring their guns to the NC State Fair which opens this week.

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Judge in NC strikes down gay marriage ban
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 10/10/2014 - 5:03pm.

video A federal judge in North Carolina has struck down the state's gay marriage ban, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state to begin immediately.

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NC Zoo names lion cubs
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:14pm.

Four lion cubs at the North Carolina Zoo now have names. Nearly 2,000 names were submitted in a contest the zoo launched last month.

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Republican leaders try to stop NC gay weddings
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:18pm.

Lawyers for North Carolina Republican leaders have filed a legal brief urging a federal judge to allow them to intervene in a pair of cases seeking to overturn the state's gay marriage ban.

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Leader changes at State Bureau of Investigation
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:12pm.

Some leadership changes are being made in the State Bureau of Investigation, after the Department of Public Safety took over control of the agency.

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JUST IN: Judge in NC gay marriage case denies delay
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 10/09/2014 - 9:46pm.

videoA federal judge overseeing a pair of challenges to North Carolina's gay marriage ban has denied a motion from lawyers for Republican legislative leaders seeking more than a weeklong delay in the case. Chief U.S. District Court Judge William Osteen Jr. in Greensboro issued a ruling late Thursday denying a request from House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger that they be given until Oct. 17 to prepare arguments supporting their motion to intervene in the case. Instead, Osteen gave them until noon Friday.

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NC man charged in death of pregnant girlfriend
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:48pm.

Robeson County authorities have arrested a man in connection with the death of his pregnant girlfriend. Multiple media outlets report 29-year-old Christopher O'Brian Lennon is charged with first-degree murder and murder of an unborn child. Lennon was arrested on Wednesday after he was indicted by a grand jury.

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