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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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Carolina Beach hosts Arts Festival

A wildly successful event helped fund several local artists.

Driftwood Apartments to continue providing affordable housing after recent sale

A Wilmington apartment complex once in danger of closing for good will get to continue providing affordable housing to the chronically homeless.

Attorneys: DA should step aside from North Carolina deputy shooting probe

Attorneys for the family of a man who was fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina have asked the local prosecutor to recuse himself from the investigation.

Deputies identify man killed in Bladen County shooting

The Bladen County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim in a deadly shooting Friday night.