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- About 30 members of the 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard, returned home March 23 after serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Over 100 members of the 145th Airlift Wing were activated in early November to provide support for the ongoing war on terrorism in the Middle East.
- A midday rally against President Obama’s health-care requirements drew hundreds to the federal courthouse uptown last Friday. Speakers urged the audience to rise up against what they described as a threat to religious freedom. Critics took aim at a new rule that requires employers to offer free birth control to employees.
- Extra police will remain at several Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools this week. Tweets and Facebook posts about gang violence led to beefed-up security at Vance, West Meck, West Charlotte, Myers Park and Harding high schools last week after a 17-year-old Vance student was shot to death.
- Conservative blogger Tara Servatius found a picture online depicting President Obama dressed in drag with a bucket of chicken between his knees. She thought it would be a good illustration for her “Meck Deck” blog discussing the president’s decision to speak out against N.C.’s proposal to ban same-sex marriage. The former WBT talk show host resigned last week in the wake of the ensuing outrage.
- On March 31, 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte will partner with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas to co-host an inaugural “Sickle Cell Awareness Community Blood Drive.” The event is part of a new CBCC program aimed at increasing the number of African American donors to support area patients with sickle cell disease. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CBCC Charlotte Center, 4447 South Blvd.
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