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NC Magistrate Refuses To Marry Same-Sex Couple Due To ‘Religious’ Beliefs

A North Carolina Magistrate refused to marry a same-sex couple on Monday based upon what Chief District Court Judge Christopher Bean determined to be Pasquotank County Magistrate Gary Littleton’a “religious or moral principles.” On Friday,  same-sex marriage became legal in North Carolina after a judge struck down the state’s ban. “My understanding is that a couple [...]

Just a few minutes after U.S. District Court Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. issued a ruling shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Friday striking down the North Carolina ban on same-sex marriage several couples were issued marriage licenses and made it official. So many rushed to take advantage of the ruling that no one is quite [...]

The North Carolina Senate race is a tight one and voter turnout is likely to be crucial. Enter Americans for Prosperity, the Koch brother funded organization: The North Carolina State Board of Elections announced this week that it is investigating a controversial mailer the conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF) sent to thousands of state [...]

The parents of a North Carolina teenager are outraged that police pepper-sprayed their son on Monday inside their home after a neighbor mistook him for an intruder. Ricky and Stacy Tyler, both white, have fostered 18-year-old DeShawn Currie for about a year.   ABC 11 reports, the Tylers, their three young children and DeShawn moved to [...]

The son of a Harrisburg, North Carolina town councilman was rushed to the hospital after police said he was shot during an altercation with his father at their home on Sunday night, according to WGHP. Police say that 31-year-old Phillip Cowherd IV was shot when a gun went off during an altercation with his father, [...]

Authorities say that a 7-year-old child was shot in the buttocks after a group of children found a gun inside a backpack in the North Carolina woods, according to WYFF. On Wednesday at 3:47 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a gunshot wound. When they arrived on the scene, they found the child with [...]

A good guy with a gun has been cited after accidentally shooting another good guy with a gun at a firearm shop in Jacksonville, North Carolina over the weekend, according to police. 35-year-old Jeremy Snyder received a citation for discharging a firearm within city limits, according to the Jacksonville Police Department. According to WCTI 12, the [...]

According to the North Carolina Board of Elections, hundreds of North Carolina residents – and a cat – have received incorrect voter registration information.   The culprit is the Conservative group Americans For Prosperity. AFP sent out an “official application form” with incorrect information. A form was received by a resident addressed to her cat. [...]

A North Carolina man says texts from Walmart caused him to become paranoid about a murder he says he committed 17 years ago in Arizona and so he turned himself in. According to the Charlotte Observer, Matthew Gibson, 55, was living near Boone when he felt he needed to divulge his secret which he kept [...]

Republican congressional candidate Mark Walker in North Carolina takes no issue with going to war with Mexico over undocumented immigrants crossing the border. Walker also supports impeaching the President. He stated that he supports going all “laser or blitz” on the border. Via Daily Kos: Question: Mr Walker, I want to ask you how you [...]

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