Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Indy Week Vol. 34 Issue 20, May 2017
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A United Airlines flight attendant reported Henry Amador-Batten to Raleigh-Durham Airport police for cuddling with his adopted son. Amador-Batten and his husband are a gay couple who legally adopted a child in 2011. They have hired an attorney to open a dialogue with the airline about the way their employees treat gay men.
North River Village, a proposed commercial and residential development, has been a topic of debate in Durham. Questions have arisen over the proposed zones, road improvements, school districts, and population density. Opponents fear that rezoning will lead to over-development and environmental devastation.
Reorganization of the United States Department of Agriculture may have significant impacts to North Carolina farms and rural communities. The proposal combines USDA divisions in charge of farm subsidies and land stewardship, areas in which the department interacts directly with farmers. Reorganization would also eliminate the undersecretary for rural development, which worries small farm advocates.
Orange County Public Schools are being urged to ban the Confederate flag and other hate symbols on school property. In light of a recent mass shooting and racial hate crimes, the Board of Education will discuss the ban as well as potential changes to the dress code.