In the Blue Ridge Times-News:
"[State Rep. Chuck McGrady] has had plenty of input on the issue [of the marriage amendment]. Nothing could have prepared him for the onslaught of phone calls he received late last week about the amendment - at one point, the calls were coming in at a rate of one every 10 seconds, McGrady said Sunday, and all were generated by the hot-button issue.
... [State Sen. Tom Apodaca] said about 70 percent of the people his office has heard from support the amendment, with particularly strong backing in Henderson County.
McGrady, who said he is unsure who is backing the ads and robo calls, added that one of his colleagues, state Rep. Glen Bradley (R, Youngsville), has been so overwhelmed by robo calls he’s had to turn off his cell phone and unplug his land line.
... But while almost all the calls McGrady has received come from those who support the amendment, a slight majority of emails he gets are from those who oppose it.
On Monday, several hundred amendment supporters held a rally behind the Legislative Building in Raleigh, saying it’s time for lawmakers to let the people vote on the same-sex marriage question.
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