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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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Justices hear appeal of Marine convicted of killing pregnant comrade

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A former Marine convicted of killing a fellow Marine wants his conviction overturned. Today the state court of appeals heard arguments from both sides in the case. Full story...
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Appeals court upholds Pierce's murder conviction, vacates gun charge

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Less than a month after a Wilmington man appealed his murder conviction, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has made its ruling. Full story...
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NC court takes issue with Wachovia settlement

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A North Carolina appeals court says a class-action settlement for former Wachovia Corp. shareholders who sued over terms of the company's 2008 acquisition by Wells Fargo must go back to a judge to work out attorneys' fees. Full story...
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Court hears appeal of murder conviction in police officer's death

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video A Wilmington man convicted of killing a police officer appealed his second-degree murder conviction today. In February of 2009 Anthony Pierce led Wilmington Police on a chase after fleeing from an officer during a traffic stop. Full story...
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Murder conviction in police officer's death goes to appeal

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The NC Court of Appeals will hear arguments tomorrow in the case of a man convicted of killing a Wilmington Police officer. Full story...
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NC charter schools seeking capital funds lose case

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North Carolina's Court of Appeals is telling charter schools seeking taxpayer money to buy and maintain their buildings and buses to take it up with lawmakers. Full story...
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NC court: DNA firing OK in Duke lacrosse case

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals says a lab had the right to fire the man who provided the report on the DNA analysis in the Duke University lacrosse case. Full story...
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NC Appeals Court divided on Brunswick Co. school's 'bra lift' search

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video A State Court of Appeals has reviewed the legality of personal searches on students. In 2008, the Brunswick County Academy required a "bra-lift" search on its female students, which some say is unconstitutional. According to a ruling by the court of appeals today, the “bra-lift” search at the alternative school was degrading, demeaning and highly intrusive. Full story...
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Court: Strickland family's lawsuit against UNCW can move forward

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The state Court of Appeals says a lawsuit filed by a college student killed by a sheriff's deputy against UNCW can move forward. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: State Court of Appeals turns down David's traffic court appeal; DA taking it to State Supreme Court

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video The North Carolina State Court of Appeals issued this decision yesterday regarding District Attorney Jon David's appeal of Judge Jerry Jolly's suspension of traffic court in Brunswick County: Full story...
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NC court again tackles governor's budget powers

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North Carolina courts have again weighed in on how far a governor can go to balance the state's budget.

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