Politics & Government

City Council’s LGBT proposal sparks firestorm from faith leaders

Proposed changes to Charlotte’s nondiscrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity appear headed to a close vote Monday night as City Council members grapple with phone calls and 39,000 emails. Groups of clergy on both sides have sent letters to the council, and at least 75 people have signed up to speak at the meeting.

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High School Sports

NCHSAA allows playoffs on Sunday

NCHSAA to allow schools to complete first-round games by Sunday. Second round must be completed by Monday, and the third round by Tuesday. The NCHSAA Western Regionals will now start next Thursday, two days later than originally scheduled, with the regional championships on Saturday, March 7

TV

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut ‘Star Trek,’ died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.

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Red-hot Joey Logano wins Sprint Cup pole at Atlanta

Joey Logano picked up Friday right where he left off at Daytona. Logano, who won last Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500, saved his fastest average lap speed for the final round of Friday’s qualifying session and won the pole for Sunday’s Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Ice-delayed Korean New Year was still delicious

Tom Hanchett, the curator of the Levine Museum of the New South, is always putting groups together for a food adventure. For Asian New Year, he had scheduled a trip Feb. 16 to a local Korean restaurant for traditional dumpling soup with rice cakes.

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