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NC inmates sentenced to life could be released

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled that a handful of inmates sentenced to life prison terms more than 30 years ago should be released because of a quirk in the law. Full story...
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NC Court of Appeals upholds lower ruling on pre-K

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An appeals court has upheld a lower court decision that says North Carolina cannot deny at-risk children admission to the state's pre-kindergarten program. Full story...
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NC appeals court considers pre-K for at-risk kids

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North Carolina lawmakers are backtracking months after legislation that cut access to pre-kindergarten education for needy children and hours before that law is examined by an appeals court. Full story...
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Trials delayed in Perdue campaign flight probe

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The trials of two people linked to Gov. Bev Perdue's 2008 gubernatorial campaign have been delayed while rulings on motions they filed to have their cases dismissed are appealed. Full story...
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NC appeals court upholds case of murdered Lejeune Marine

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A North Carolina appeals court is upholding the first-degree murder conviction of a former Camp Lejeune Marine who killed his pregnant colleague, then burned and buried her body in his backyard. Full story...
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Appeals Court splits decision in Judge Lewis libel case

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video The North Carolina Court of Appeals says a citizen's blog post two years ago defamed a Brunswick County judge, while another post did not. Full story...
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NC appeals court upholds smoking ban in bars

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld a state ban on smoking inside bars and restaurants. Full story...
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NC court rules in lawsuit over Miley Cyrus tickets

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The state Court of Appeals says a website that allows people to sell event tickets is not responsible for a North Carolina couple's payment of almost three times the face value to see a Miley Cyrus concert. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Court of Appeals rules NC can't ban internet sweepstakes games

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A divided state appeals court has struck down North Carolina's ban on video sweepstakes machines, saying it is overbroad and infringes on free speech. Full story...
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Split decision by NC judges on sweepstakes biz tax

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A split decision by the North Carolina Court of Appeals over the legality of special taxes on businesses using computers to offer games of chance or sweepstakes means the case is likely to reach the state's highest court. Full story...
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Wilmington couple upset after appeals court rejects dead dog claim

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video A five-year fight about a dog is over, for now. The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled in the wrongful death of a Jack Russell Terrier. The New Hanover County couple behind the lawsuit received word today that the court rejected their claim. Full story...
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NC high court to hear case of school bra search

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The case of a teenager who had to untuck her shirt and pull out her bra with her thumb as part of a search for pills at an alternative school in North Carolina is headed to the state Supreme Court. Full story...
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NC appeals court: Weapons center is not a school

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A North Carolina court is rejecting claims that shooting ranges and a training center created by former Delta Force members to train police and troops as next-generation warriors qualifies as a school. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington couple sues over value of dog's life

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video The North Carolina Court of Appeals has waded into a legal tussle over the wrongful death of a Jack Russell terrier named Laci. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Despite state ban, Pender Co. to consider zoning for sweepstakes parlors

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video Pender County commissioners may roll the dice on a gray area at their meeting Monday night. A business is trying to get approval to open a sweepstakes parlor, even though the state banned the video games last year. Full story...
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