King City Council votes to remove Christian flag–The vote was not unanimous

September 20, 2010

(Editor’s note: This story, originally posted on Sunday night, was updated on Monday evening and again on Tuesday morning after further interviews with City of King officials.)

The flags that fly at the Veterans Memorial in King’s Central Park flutter in the late summer breeze. But one flag that has stood there since the Memorial was presented to the public in 2004 is conspicuously missing—the Christian flag.
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Poll: Burr solidifying lead in Senate race

September 14, 2010

Raleigh, N.C. — U.S. Sen. Richard Burr continues to widen his lead over Democrat Elaine Marshall in his bid for re-election, according to a WRAL News Poll released Tuesday.

SurveyUSA polled 582 likely voters statewide Friday through Monday and found that, if the election were held now, Burr would garner 58 percent of the vote to Marshall’s 34 percent. Only 2 percent of respondents were undecided.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

Two months ago, Burr held a 46 to 36 percent lead in a similar poll.
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