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Former Bald Head Island officer files suit over firing

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videoA former Bald Head Island public safety officer has filed suit in federal court against the village and Manager Calvin Peck Jr., charging they violated his civil rights and denied him due process when he was fired in August. Full story...
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StarNews files lawsuit against Charter Day Schools Inc.

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videoThe StarNews Thursday filed a lawsuit against Charter Day School Inc. alleging that the school group is not following the state's public records law. Full story...
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STARNEWS Reports: Lawsuit calls New Hanover County Commission's voting into question

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A court case could throw some decisions by New Hanover County commissioners into question. A Wilmington development company is challenging the denial of its special-use permit for a project in Porters Neck. Full story...
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NC sterilization agency reports 780 claims filed

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Nearly 800 people thought to be victims of North Carolina's sterilization program have submitted forms to claim compensation from the state. The Office for Justice of Sterilization Victims says as of July 17, it has received 780 forms from potential eugenics board victims. They had until June 30 to submit a claim to be considered for compensation. Full story...
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Delay sought on NC same-sex marriage lawsuit

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North Carolina's attorney general is asking a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit over the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying an order expected later this year in another case likely will resolve the situation. Full story...
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NC judge hears lawsuits over private school grants

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A North Carolina judge is evaluating a new law that would let taxpayer money be used by low-income parents to send their children to private or religious schools. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: WPD, NHCSO named in illegal strip search suit

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A complaint filed in federal district court alleges that two WPD officers and a NHCSO deputy violated a man’s rights when they performed a strip search on him in public. Full story...
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UNC chancellor sued for academic probe information

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A Raleigh newspaper is suing the chancellor at the University of North Carolina for information about athletic and academic standards. Full story...
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Family says Charlotte police used excessive force

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A family is suing Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, saying the department used excessive force in the fatal shooting of a former Florida A&M football player. Full story...
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Class Action suit filed against FirstMed

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video New details are emerging about fallout from the closure of Wilmington based First Med EMS. Full story...
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US court: Coast Guard boater rescues not required

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A federal appeals court is rejecting a North Carolina widow's lawsuit blaming the Coast Guard for failing to save her husband's life, saying the agency does not have an obligation to launch life-saving rescues. Full story...
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North Carolina AG files lawsuit over robocalls

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has filed a lawsuit against an alarm system company that he says made illegal robocalls to numbers listed on the Do Not Call Registry. Full story...
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Holly Ridge council receives public input on gun range suit

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video Citizens of Holly Ridge turned out in force Tuesday night to share their thoughts on a lawsuit against Surf City Guns and Ammo. Full story...
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NC parents sue US government over infant's death

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The parents of a 4-month-old who died at a Fort Bragg day care more than a year ago have filed a $10 million lawsuit against the federal government. Full story...
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