New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has told University of North Carolina graduates that last week’s gay marriage vote shows there is still a lot of work to be done for civil rights in this country. Bloomberg spoke Sunday to thousands of graduates at Kenan Memorial Stadium.
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Nineteen elected leaders from Orange County [North Carolina] declared their opposition to Amendment One outside Carrboro Town Hall Saturday morning. “People ask me if we’re gonna win this fight,” Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt said beneath a giant elm tree. “Damn right we’re gonna win this fight!” The proposed amendment to the state Constitution would define marriage as between one man and one woman and prohibit other forms of government-recognized domestic union such as civil unions.
Obama’s message to students was simple: Higher education is crucial for the country’s future and keeping college affordable is necessary.
I’m also pretty good friends with Obama.
Doris Betts, the celebrated Southern writer who for decades nurtured others as a creative writing professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, died Saturday at the age of 79.Betts passed away at her home, Araby Farm, near Pittsboro, more than a year after being diagnosed with lung cancer.The author of six novels and three collections of short stories, among other works, Betts was sometimes compared to the great Southern writer Flannery O’Connor.