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Will YMCA Merger Include Equal Benefits for All Employees?

On Tuesday, June 3, at 6:00 pm, the Board of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA is likely to announce that it will merge with the YMCA of the Triangle Association (YOTA). The meeting will take place at Amity Church, 825 N Estes Drive, adjacent to the CHCYMCA.

A Progressive & Balanced Budget Plan

When the INDY asked me what were my thoughts on the budget of the Sheriff’s office, this is how I responded:

A Just Community

I recently filled out the INDY Candidate Questionnaire and I wanted to go ahead and start sharing my answers.  When they asked what I would do to build a just community in the Triangle, this is how I responded:

NC Pride 2013 photoblog

The annual NC Pride festival and parade happened today with a lot of folks from Chapel Hill, the triangle, and throughout the state in attendance. Here's a little of what I saw.

Chapel Hill Carrboro YMCA waits until no one is looking, signs 1-year management agreement with the YMCA of the Triangle

Back in March, the CHCYMCA Board of Directors stated during their board meeting that all plans to merge with the YMCA of the Triangle were on indefinite hold after a commuity outcry because of the discriminatory practices of the YMCA of the Triangle.  More on this story can be found in this OP post, this post, and this post.

NC Senate Candidate Deb Butler Leads Caravan Against Hate

Deb Butler, candidate for North Carolina Senate, will lead a cross-state caravan to Newton, NC for the “Love, Not Hate” protest against a recent sermon by Rev. Charles Worley in which he advocated placing homosexuals in death camps. Worley’s videotaped sermon has gone viral on YouTube and attracted nationwide media attention, creating a backlash of outrage from coast to coast.

“Rather than working on jobs like he promised back 2010, my opponent sponsored the Amendment that forced this hatred into the public square,” said Butler.  “It’s a matter of priorities. We should be competing to bring more companies to North Carolina - not giving them reason to stay away.  We've seen from national examples that states focused on dividing citizens and discriminating against their own have a harder time attracting top tier companies that bring good jobs with them.  I think North Carolinians are more concerned about issues like job creation and preserving education, and that’s what I’ll focus on when I’m a state senator.”

A local group calling itself Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate has planned a peaceful protest from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 27 on the lawn of the Catawba County Justice Center in Newton, NC.  Butler plans to speak at the event and is rallying citizens to participate in a convoy that will leave Wilmington on Saturday, May 26 with stops in Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem,and Boone. Contact Lee Storrow at LeeStorrow@gmail.com for more information about the Chapel Hill stop.

Saturday, May 26

·         Wilmington

8:00 a.m. at the Best Buy parking lot at 309 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC

·         Chapel Hill

11:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Falconbridge Shopping Center parking lot, 6118 Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill, NC (I-40 Exit 273 A/B)

·         Winston-Salem

1:00 pm at IHOP, 1295 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC (I-40 Exit 192)

Sunday, May 27

·         Boone

8:30 a.m. at the Boone Mall Parking Lot, 1180 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, NC

·         Newton

10:30 am at Catawba County Justice Center Lawn, 100-A Southwest Boulevard, Newton, NC

A local attorney and real estate agent, Butler serves on the Board of Directors of the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors, the Board of Trustees of Historic Wilmington Foundation and the Board of Directors of the Cape Fear Green Building Alliance. She announced her candidacy for NC Senate in February.

Date: 

Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Falconbridge Shopping Center parking lot, 6118 Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill, NC

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