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Coastal: Couple gets dissed by restaurant owner

Carolinas News Notes

NEW BERN, N.C. — WCTI-TV, a FOX affiliate, reported on Jan. 10 and 11, that a restaurant owner Ed McGovern of The Stingray Café, 520 S. Front St., on Dec. 4, presented a married lesbian couple, Ariel and Shawnee McPhail, with a condemning letter in the parking area, after they had completed their meal and paid their bill.

Mayfield responds to Farrakhan controversy

'It is not my place to place judgment on anyone,' Mayfield tells local newsweekly

City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield responded publicly on Wednesday to the controversy surrounding her refusals to condemn Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT comments.

Neo-Nazis, KKK outnumbered by counter-protesters in Charlotte

Police: No arrests at raucous but peaceful rally

As many as 250 counter-protesters flocked to Uptown Charlotte today to demonstrate against a neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan rally meant to protest undocumented immigration. Organizers of the counter-protest say they wanted to take a stand against hate.

Neo-Nazi, KKK groups to rally in Uptown today

Community members prepare to counter messages of hate

Community members are preparing to counter messages of hate as a national neo-Nazi group and a North Carolina Ku Klux Klan make plans to rally in Uptown on Saturday.

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Neo-Nazi group plans Charlotte rally next week

'Clown protest' organized to counter Nov. 10 rally

A national neo-Nazi hate group has announced its plans to hold a Nov. 10 rally against illegal immigration in downtown Charlotte. The event by the National Socialist Movement, a Southern Poverty Law Center-documented hate group led by Jeff Schoep, comes just a few weeks after another hate group leader addressed audiences in Charlotte.