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Willietta Dukes, of Durham, was one of thousands celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in the capital. She returned to her low-wage job at Burger King on West Club Boulevard where she earns just $7.85 an hour. She and many other fast-food workers are planning a nation-wide protest of stepping off the job for a day to draw attention to the country's problem of low-income jobs. The rally is called \"Strike Day' and is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. August 29th at the Martin Street Baptist Church in Raleigh.
In conjunction with New York Police Department, Sanford police busted an illegal gun-running enterprise between the states. The trend of illegal firearms being trafficked to New York will likely increase due to Republican-backed legislation House Bill 518, which states that guns manufactured in the state are not subject to Federal regulations. Cary police captured the ring-leader Walter Walker on a traffic violation and Sanford Police Sergeant Ray Bullard captured Chris Hill, the other leader, fleeing from his Sanford residence.
Allan Gurganus, Hillsborough native and novelist, recently finished his latest work Local Souls. His fans have waited over a decade for a new novel, the last being Plays Well With Others published in 1997. The author interviews Gurganus who discusses recent state politics, his time in the Navy, and his most recent work which is a collection of three novellas.
A Raleigh ordinance, RCC-9.2022, has been on the city's books since 1998. It prohibits the distribution of food without a permit. The permit costs $800 in addition to liability insurance.Â Church groups have been feeding Raleigh's homeless for the past six years; however, the Raleigh Police recently threatened to arrest a group of church members who were preparing to distribute breakfast sandwiches to the homeless in Moore Square Park.Â What resulted was a public relations nightmare for the city.