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Gay Carolina businessman on Charlie Rose

Gay North Carolina businessman Mitchell Gold will appeared on Charlie Rose’s nationally-syndicated talk show Thursday evening. Gold discussed his new book “CRISIS: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America.” Several Carolinas leaders, including this writer, appear in the book, available at area Borders, Barnes & …

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Racist graffiti after Obama victory at NC college

No physical threat to Obama, U.S. Secret Service says

RALEIGH — Following Tuesday’s historic election, students and staff at NC State University woke up to find racist and threatening messages targeting President-elect Barack Obama on the campus’ Free Expression Tunnel. A hallmark of the campus since the 1960s, the Free Expression Tunnel has been described as the campus’ way of combating graffiti. – – …

On marriage amendments: ‘One can’t help feeling violated’

Commentary

The marriage protection amendment that bans same-sex couples from marrying was on the ballot in three states last Tuesday. It passed in Florida by more than 60% and in California by a margin of 52% to 48% with a majority of the precincts counted. In Arizona, a conservative state that once rejected the amendment, it …

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Ketner concedes in S.C. First District race

Originally published: Nov. 5, 2008 2:10 p.m.Updated: Nov. 5, 2008, 5:47 p.m. CHARLESTON — Democrat Linda Ketner has conceded to incumbent Republican U.S. House Rep. Henry Brown in the race for South Carolina’s First Congressional District. – – – advertisement – – – At mid-day Wednesday, only two of the five counties in the district …

Group celebrates endorsed candidates’ wins

RALEIGH — The statewide LGBT advocacy organization in North Carolina today announced that 50 of their 59 endorsed candidates won in the 2008 election, including all of the endorsed incumbents. EqualityNC endorsed candidates ranging from N.C. House and Senate races to judicial and executive candidates. – – – advertisement – – – Among those endorsed …

Openly gay candidates face tough Election Day

Carolinas left still with only one gay official

Originally published: Nov. 5, 2008 1:15 p.m.Updated: Nov. 6, 2008, 9:55 a.m. Openly gay candidates across North and South Carolina faced a tough Election Day on Tuesday. Of the few candidates seeking office, only one won her reelection bid. Wade Boyles, Democratic candidate of N.C. House District 74, lost his bid to oust incumbent Republican …

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Tar Heel Blue: Dems sweep N.C.

N.C. votes for Obama, Hagan ousts Dole

RALEIGH — Among a wave of historic firsts across the nation, North Carolina has turned back to its traditional blue after more than three decades of consistent support for Republican presidential candidates. Sen. Barack Obama captured North Carolina with tight 49.67% lead over Sen. John McCain’s 49.40%. Separated by close to 12,000 votes, most news …

70 percent voter turnout expected

CHARLOTTE — As voters head to the polls to cast their ballot, election officials across the Carolinas are preparing for what could be the largest turnout in decades, as much as 70 percent or more in North Carolina. Both the Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns have spent considerable time in North Carolina. On Monday, Sen. …

2.5 million cast early ballots in N.C.

RALEIGH — Preliminary numbers released by the N.C. State Board of Elections indicate that 2.5 million people cast their ballots in the state’s early voting period, which ended Saturday evening. That represents more than 40% of all registered voters in the state. Voters battled hours-long lines from Oct. 16 to Nov. 1 across the Tar …

Safe schools targeted in 2009

North Carolina News Notes

Charlotte   Mancini accepting applications CHARLOTTE — The Wesley Mancini Foundation is accepting applications until Nov. 1 for the grant period of Jan.1-Dec. 31, 2009. Grants are awarded to fund specific projects and are not awarded to cover general operating expenses. The Foundation’s mission is to provide funding for projects that promote the inclusion of …

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