Click for larger image • Supporters of gay equality gathered Nov. 15 in Raleigh to protest California's approval of Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage and may undo marriages previously performed. Arizona, Arkansas and Florida also passed anti-gay initiatives. "We are tired of separate but unequal," Chapel Hill High School teacher Tom Greene declared. "We are tired of being told, you must sit down, you must shut up, you must enjoy your second-class citizenship. We will no longer ask permission to love."
Around 770 people worked at the Slim Jim manufacturing plant before an explosion in 2009 left it abandoned. The nonprofit Garner Economic Development Corp. wants to attract companies that pay higher than the Wake County average annual wage.
Emails provided to the INDY by N.C. State University reveal some disagreement between Illinois agribusinessman Jerry Walker and former members of his company regarding plans for the 79,000-acre property.