Comedian John Oliver advocated Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, for moving Confederate statues like the one in Alamance County to a museum on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight” and replacing them with more deserving historical figures.
Two women at the wrong place at the wrong time died when their car was hit by a stolen car carrying two men and a woman fleeing a Guilford County Sheriff’s Office deputy Saturday night. The three occupants of the stolen car also died in the crash.
The conservative Civitas Institute announced Tuesday, Sept. 19, that it will no longer operate the Carolina Plott Hound website that came under fire last week for promoting an anti-Semitic blog post about NC Attorney General Josh Stein.
“This Is Us” writer Bekah Brunstetter’s new play “The Cake” is partially inspired by North Carolina’s Amendment One. Her father, former NC Sen. Pete Brunstetter, was a supporter of the law that forbade gay marriage.
Alamance commissioner Tim Sutton referred to slaves as workers during a meeting of the commission. Sutton was referring to his great-grandfather's service in the Confederate army during the Civil War and said “It is my understanding that when he died ... that some guys on the farm, you can call them slaves if you want to, but I would just call them workers, that they raised a good bit of my family. When the time came, my great-grandmother gave them land.'
‘You can call them slaves if you want to... I would call them workers,’ Alamance commissioner says
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