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Columbus County commissioners approve resolution opposing gay marriage
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:41:34 -0700

What happened: The Columbus County Board of Commissioners were united in their opposition to same-sex marriage Monday night, but divided on saying so.

North Carolina board creates App State early voting site
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:24:30 -0700

An early voting center will be on the Appalachian State University campus starting Thursday even though the North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled it wasn't required during the appeal of a trial judge's order.

Federal judge strikes down NC's same-sex marriage ban
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:35:37 -0700

Nearly two years after North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment recognizing marriage only as a union between a man and a woman, a federal court judge in Charlotte on Friday overturned the ban, allowing gay and lesbian couples across the state to marry immediately.

Marriage Equality: What’s Going On in North Carolina
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:47:18 -0700

North Carolina is another of the states that was impacted by the Supreme Court's rejection of the Virginia case. Here's what's happening there. There are two cases in the state that could bring down the ban once and for all.

NC board creates App State early voting site
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:11:18 -0700

An early voting center will be on the Appalachian State University campus starting Thursday even though the North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled it wasn't required during the appeal of a trial judge's order.

County votes ‘yes’ on hospice grant
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:15:45 -0700

Hospice House of WNC passed a hurdle in its fundraising effort when the Macon County Board of Commissioners voted to submit a grant application on the organization’s behalf.

Union Co. Officers Train for Active Shooter Scenario at Elementary School
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:35:08 -0700

More than 60 Union County law enforcement officers took part Tuesday in a simulation involving an "active shooter" at an elementary school in Monroe.

N.C. Senate Leader Seeks to Let County Officials Opt Out of Same-Sex Marriages
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:01:16 -0700

Phil Berger, a Republican state Senator, plans to introduce legislation to allow officials to refuse to handle same-sex marriages if they have religious objections. read more

Federal judge strikes down NC's constitutional ban on gay marriage
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:09:37 -0700

North Carolina's constitutional ban on gay marriage is no more — giving same-sex couples statewide the freedom to marry immediately and securing legal recognition for gay couples married outside the state.

A day in the life: Sen. Jim Davis makes the rounds, confident of outcome
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:16:28 -0700

Editor’s note: The Smoky Mountain News spent a day on the campaign trail with Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin, as he tries to retain his seat in the N.C. General Assembly representing the seven western counties.