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Gay marriage is legal in North Carolina
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:57:12 -0700

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge in North Carolina struck down the state's gay marriage ban Friday, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state to begin immediately. U.S. Distric

Judge strikes down NC gay marriage ban
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:58:27 -0700

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge in North Carolina struck down the state's gay marriage ban Friday, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state to begin immediately. U.S. Distric

Attendees Praise Meetings Quest in Cabarrus County
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:35:00 -0700

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Superlatives such as "wonderful," "excellent," "outstanding" and "awesome" are being used by attendees to describe Meetings Quest, which was held September 9–10 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. "Meetings Quest in Cabarrus County was a blast! I made a lot of connections," said Shamele Jenkins of the Miami/Dade County Foster & Adoptive Parent ...

Alternate routes to Charlotte Motor Speedway
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:07:20 -0700

The N.C. Department of Transportation is preparing for race events at Charlotte Motor Speedway that will generate increased traffic in northeast Mecklenburg County and southwest Cabarrus County Oct. 9-12. The heaviest traffic is expected on I-85, U.S. 29, N.C. 49 and Bruton Smith Boulevard. NCDOT in recent years has partnered with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the Concord Police ...

Judicial candidates make campaign stop in Craven
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:08:22 -0700

Annette Gibbs, left, chats with Judge Eric Levinson and Judge John Tyson in the Craven County Courthouse Monday afternoon.

Cabarrus issues first same-sex marriage licenses
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:57:14 -0700

CONCORD, N.C. — When Jean Raley-Dennis and Terry Raley-Dennis came to the Cabarrus County Register of Deeds in November to apply for a marriage license, they knew they would be denied because a same-s

Mecklenburg issued most same sex-marriage licenses in NC
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:11:23 -0700

 It marked the busiest week on record for marriage licenses in Mecklenburg County, with a total of 267 licenses issued for all couples, gay and straight. The previous high was 198, issued the second week of September in 2012.

EDC retools website to inform, attract prospective employers
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:57:28 -0700

CONCORD, N.C. —Cabarrus Economic Development has revamped its website to include information tools designed to help both domestic and international industries and businesses considering coming to Caba

Golf Tournament Supports Lymphedema Advocacy Group
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:36:05 -0700

One North Carolina mother's dedication to find affordable care for her son diagnosed with an incurable disease led to a national push toward giving patients the care they deserve, and now a local company wants to help too.

First same-sex couples marry in Davidson County
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:18:15 -0700

Days after a federal judge made his ruling to allow same-sex couples to marry in North Carolina, Davidson County now has its first gay married couples.