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McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...More >>
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...More >>
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It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -
Talk about burying the lead.
When Margaret Payne of Chapel Hill died at the age of 87 last week her obituary highlighted her career as a professor, that she wrote academic articles and that she enjoyed traveling. What it didn't call out until the last line of the death notice is that one of her survivors, her nephew, happens to be the President of the United States of America.
"Margaret A. Payne is survived by her brother Charles T. Payne and wife Melanie; her brother Jon V. Payne and wife Susan and friend Margery Duffey. She is also survived by nieces and nephews Richard Payne, Jon Allen Payne, Stacey Gray, Barack Obama and Maya Soetoro."
Payne's sister was Obama's maternal grandmother, making her his great-aunt.
"She was proud of what he did, she was proud of him. But she didn’t make anything of the fact that he was president," Payne's close friend Margery Duffey, who was listed higher than the president in the obit, told the Charlotte Observer.