Pilot Light: County Adopts Marriage Measure
The Moore County Board of Commissioners came down on the side of heterosexual marriage Monday night.
The board voted unanimously and without discussion to adopt a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as "between a man and a woman" and "the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state." In order to amend the state constitution, the legislature must call a referendum.
The resolution was an addition to the agenda for the regular Monday night meeting. It is being circulated to county boards, municipal councils, civic groups, churches and other bodies for approval and returned to lawmakers.
Commissioner Tim Lea made the motion to adopt the draft resolution.
GOP PRECINCTS -- Moore County Republicans have announced two new precinct meetings and a change in a previously announced meeting.
DHR (Deep River, High Falls and Ritter) Precinct will meet at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the residence of the chairman, Otis Ritter (464-3945), 120 Lakey Siding Road in Robbins.
Robbins Precinct will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Robbins Library, according to an announcement from the former county vice chairman, Ellis Hardison (948-4121).
The Little River Precinct has been moved it meeting one week later to Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Carolina Room at Woodlake Country Club.
Republicans in two other precincts are reminded of these meetings: Taylortown, 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Town Hall, chairman Clarence Levine (603-2613); and Pinehurst C, 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at chairman Bob Tweed's home, 790 Lake Forest Drive SE in Pinehurst (his number is 295-3199).
COBLE -- Congressman Howard Coble attended the Americans for Prosperity's "Help Save the Secret Ballot" event at the Greensboro Historical Museum Monday.
He is back in the 6th District for Congress' Presidents Day break.
Coble addressed students at two schools in Greensboro Tuesday, met with constituents in the afternoon and addressed the Triad World Affairs Council later in the day. This morning he spoke to the Business Network International in High Point. His schedule today also includes a speech for the Republican Forum in Greensboro and a visit with the Naval Junior ROTC at Northeast Guilford High School in McLeansville, along with appointments with constituents.
HAGAN -- U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan says the economic stimulus package passed by Congress late last week will create or keep 105,000 jobs in North Carolina.
She said it will also make investments in infrastructure and help to move the state in the direction of a new, green economy assuring growth and prosperity.
A Democrat, she voted for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The bill vigorously supported by President Obama was passed with a largely Democratic vote. No House Republicans voted for the measure, and seven Democrats also voted no, among them Congressman Heath Shuler of North Carolina. U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and Congressman Coble, both Republicans, voted against the bill.
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