Posted on 18 September 2012.
By DAVID BORAKS
Davidson College’s student-led Union Board has formally decided not to order food from Chick-fil-A for its late-night study breaks this year. The decision came this week, after a summer student petition that objected to the fast-food chain’s donations to groups fighting gay marriage. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Davidson and the World, Davidson College
Posted on 14 August 2012.
Faced with a student petition seeking to drop Chick-fil-A from its lineup, Davidson College’s student-run Union Board says it will buy food from “alternative options” until the full board has a chance to discuss the issue after classes resume. Read the full story
Posted in Davidson College
Posted on 30 July 2012.
By DAVID BORAKS
Hundreds of Davidson College students, alumni and staff have signed a petition over the past week asking the college to stop buying food from Chick-fil-A to protest the fast-food chain’s donations to groups fighting gay marriage. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Church news, Cornelius, Davidson College, Huntersville, Mooresville, Politics
Posted on 08 May 2012.
Aneralla (left) and Tarte will face off in a July runoff.
Cornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte and Huntersville business owner John Aneralla finished neck and neck in the race for the 41st District state Senate seat, but neither got the 40 percent needed to avoid a runoff.
Voters across North Carolina on Tuesday easily approved a constitutional amendment defining male-female marriages as the only “domestic legal union” allowed in the state. Meanwhile, the Republican race for the 9th Congressional District appeared headed for a July runoff as well, with no candidates topping 40 percent. And voters picked slates of candidates for county commission at-large seats. See more on our ELECTION page» Read the full story
Posted in Election 2012
Posted on 02 May 2012.
To the North Mecklenburg Community:
On May 8, we will have an opportunity to vote on an amendment to the North Carolina state constitution. As proposed, Amendment 1 says: “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized by this state.”
There are many objections to Amendment 1. Legal scholars believe that, if passed, the amendment would create significant harm to hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians, including stripping them of healthcare benefits and legal protections against domestic violence. Read the full story
Posted in Church news, Cornelius, Letter to the Editor
Posted on 23 March 2012.
Opponents of Amendment One, which would add a ban on gay marriage to the N.C. Constitution, will rally on the Village Green in Davidson on Saturday. The rally will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Green, Main Street and Concord Road.
North Carolina’s “defense of marriage” law already defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. The Republican-controlled legislature, with the help of conservative Democrats, voted in September to put the amendment on the ballot alongside election primaries on Tuesday, May 8. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Politics
Posted on 09 September 2011.
To the Editor:
Last week, N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis (R-Cornelius) said he plans to vote for a Constitutional Amendment banning gay marriage. As one of Tillis’s constituents, I very strongly disagree with this position.
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Posted in Beyond Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Politics
Posted on 17 August 2011.
House Speaker and 98th district Rep. Thom Tillis spoke to reporters Tuesday. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
CORNELIUS – N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis patted himself on the back Wednesday for slashing the state budget and cutting taxes during the last session in Raleigh. In a meeting with reporters, he also said Republicans will be back in Raleigh in September to work on constitutional reforms that could include an anti-gay marriage amendment, state Board of Education restructuring, term limits for the House and Senate speakers, and restrictions on local governments’ use of eminent domain to acquire property.
Listen to a full audio replay of the interview with Speaker Tillis below.
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Posted in Audio, video, photos, Cable TV, Commuter rail line, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Politics, Transportation