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Court: Common-law marriages elsewhere hold in NC

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An appeals court says couples must establish common-law marriages in other states before moving to North Carolina to be treated as spouses in divorce proceedings. Full story...
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NC appeals court upholds trooper's firing

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A North Carolina appeals court has upheld the firing of a state trooper for having extramarital sex in patrol cars and a patrol office. Full story...
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NASCAR CEO France fights to keep divorce private

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The head of the closely held company that stages NASCAR races is fighting to keep the public out of hearings and documents related to a battle with his ex-wife over their high-dollar divorce settlement. Full story...
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NC appeals court rules tax-avoiding Food Lion owes

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A North Carolina appeals court is backing up the power of tax collectors to recalculate the returns of multi-state companies that shift assets to try avoiding or diminishing corporate income bills. Full story...
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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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