Noteworthy

Greensboro mom says her son sentenced to life in prison in Kuwait

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro mom is turning to the public to help bring her son home from Kuwait. He’s not serving overseas. She says he is serving life in prison for a crime he did not commit. Jermaine Rogers, a disabled veteran, father of five and graduate of Cummings High School in Burlington, is facing drug charges. We reached out to the U.S. Department of State who told us via email, “The Criminal Court had sentenced him to death […]
Read More

Protests planned at local Verizon stores as FCC readies net neutrality rollback

GREENSBORO, NC — Fight for the Future has organized protests across the country at Congressional offices and Verizon stores in response to an anticipated decision by the FCC to kill Net Neutrality Rules. The new chairman of the FCC is Ajit Pai, whom Fight for the Future describes as a former top lawyer for Verizon. Protests are planned at Verizon’s Wendover and Battleground Avenue stores. Here is the what and why from BattleForTheNet.com:

Read More

Latham Skatepark has big impact on community

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Fabio Camara’s heritage told him he was supposed to be a soccer player. Although he was born in Brazil, his father moved the family to the US when Fabio was young … so, by the time they moved back to Brazil, when Fabio was a teenager, he met all the kids who grew up playing soccer every waking moment they had free. “I was not that kid,” Fabio says with a chuckle. But he was an athlete […]
Read More

Faith, civil rights coalition speaks out against anti-LGBTQ discrimination

On the eve of oral arguments before the US Supreme Court, a coalition of faith leaders, civil libertarians and business owners gathered at Scuppernong Books in Greensboro on Monday to make the case that private businesses don’t have the right to discriminate against people on the basis of sexual orientation. Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil […]

The post Faith, civil rights coalition speaks out against anti-LGBTQ discrimination appeared first on The NC Triad’s altweekly.

Read More