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The Latest: Council votes to expand ordinance to LGBT people

The Charlotte City Council has voted to adopt expansion of its nondiscrimination ordinance, setting up a showdown with North Carolina lawmakers after Gov. Pat McCrory deemed the measure a threat to public safety.

Charlotte proposal stokes debate over transgender rights

North Carolina's largest city may pass a law allowing transgender people to choose public bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, prompting the governor to call the measure a threat to public safety and warn that the General Assembly may step in.

School lifts ban on clubs after questions over LGBT group

The board of directors of a Rutherford County public charter school has reversed its ban on student-led clubs, two weeks after complaints about a newly formed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group.

Doritos creates rainbow chips to support LGBT community

Move over Cool Ranch -- "Doritos Rainbows" are here. The new variety of chips was unveiled yesterday.

Pentagon readying plan to lift transgender ban

The Associated Press has learned that Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals serving in the military.

Equal protection protests lead to arrests at NC legislature

Protestors advocating equal protection for gays, immigrants and the uninsured in the wake of last week's U.S. Supreme Court rulings were arrested at a demonstration in the North Carolina Legislative Building.

Police: Wake County man charged with assault at LGBT bar

A Wake County man has been charged with assault after police say he entered an LGBT bar, angrily criticized the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage and then slapped the owner.

Covil calls gays ‘perverted,’ faces backlash

Covil posted on Facebook a comment about her thoughts on gay marriage. “Gay marriage isn't about marriage rights at all, it's about forcing others to accept a perverted lifestyle choice as “normal.””

NC LGBT group to hold rally over tax filing policy

North Carolina's largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples.

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WWAY 5th Quarter: February 26, 2021

The 2021 high school football season started with a bang on Friday night with five teams from the Cape Fear in action. WWAY Sports Director Tanner Barth brings you the highlights and final scores from the 5th Quarter.

US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

Shipments of a few million doses could begin as early as Monday.

Lady Gaga’s dogs recovered safely

Lady Gaga had offered a $500,000 reward for the safe return of the dogs.

Bars open indoor spaces Friday night

Downtown Wilmington looked a whole lot different Friday night. Starting at five o'clock, bars could open indoors at 30 percent capacity.