First openly transgender woman running for public office in Johnston County is also a disabled veteran and struggles to be accepted
Wendy Ella May, a disabled veteran, has been a fire fighter, EMT, paramedic and farmer and is currently running for county commissioner in Johnston County, N.C. She is the first openly transgender woman to run for public office there and campaigns
Roy Carter said he is very proud of his openly gay son and has always had a progressive mind, despite living in North Carolina's rural and mostly conservative High Country all his life. After 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fl
Rev. Jay Kennett of Hillsborough United Church of Christ in Orange County, N.C. put up two rainbow flags after HB2 was passed to show support for the LGBTQ community. After vandals burned them down, he replaced them only to find the new flags stol
Johnny Dean McCurry said he knew he was gay when he was five years old and was bullied throughout his childhood. After leaving the mountains of North Carolina in his 20s, he has returned and is now healing his childhood wounds through art, yoga an
Kelly Toney had been married to wife Lori Toney for more than a year when she received a letter from her childhood church telling her she was committing a sin by being married to a woman. It threatened "action" if she did not divorce her wife. Eve
Bob Page, CEO of Replacements Ltd., a nationally-known company which transgender employees consider a safe haven. Page is outspoken in support of LGBT rights. Protesters have boycotted his company, blocked the entrance, left homophobic slurs on th
North Carolina’s legislature recently passed a law that prevents transgender people from using government-run bathrooms corresponding to the gender with which they identify. The law — House Bill 2 (HB2) — has incited a state-wide civil liberties b
South Carolina football coach Bobby Bentley talks about the Gamecocks' four running backs - Ty'Son Williams, Rico Dowdle, A.J. Turner and Mon Denson - and picks two who have separated themselves as top performers this preseason.
South Carolina football coach Pat Washington said seniors Jacob August and K.C. Crosby are picking up where Hayden Hurst left off and assuming leadership roles in the Gamecocks' tight end room throughout fall camp.
North Carolina has banned video poker for 12 years, but now fish game tables are the new trend. According to arcade operators, they’re following state law because the money a person can win is based on skill not luck. Officials say otherwise.
The Carolina Panthers host the Miami Dolphins in their second NFL preseason game. The Observer's Jourdan Rodrigue says these three Panthers players are likely to be the ones to watch during Friday night's game.
Carolina Panthers special teams coordinator Chase Blackburn and assistant special teams coach Heath Farwell are both former linebackers who are bringing energy and attention to detail to work every day.