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Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

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A Republican Court of Appeals judge will join the state Supreme Court two months before he's scheduled to be on the ballot to run for the same seat on North Carolina's highest court. Full story...
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Judge Lewis fires back after Martin named next Chief Justice

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videoA battle between two Republicans in the non-partisan race for North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice took an interesting turn today, when Gov. Pat McCrory said he will appoint one of the candidates to the post. Full story...
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Judge holds bond for ministry leader accused of '90s sex crimes with child

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video Nearly two dozen people filled a Brunswick County courtroom today trying to make the case that a minister charged with sex crimes involving a child two decades ago should be let out of jail. Full story...
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Ola Lewis files to run for NC Supreme Court Chief Justice

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videoIt was no secret Brunswick County Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis planned to run for North Carolina Supreme Court this year. She made that announcement last summer. What was not widely known was her intention to run for Chief Justice. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Drug Treatment Program gets $200,000 grant

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The Honorable Ola M. Lewis is pleased to announce the Brunswick County Drug Treatment Program has been awarded a $200,000 grant by the Department of Justice. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Banned football coach says he did nothing wrong

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video Two Brunswick County pee wee football coaches are being forced to take a knee before the season kicks off. Now one of the exiled coaches says he was blind-sided by the judge's decision. For Brian McDowell, football isn't just a game, it's a way of life. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge lowers bond for former staffer facing felonies

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video Wednesday Tammie Pierce and her son Kyle were arrested and charged with a number of felonies for possession of stolen goods. Today, Tammie Pierce walked out of jail after having her bond reduced from $50,000 all the way down to $2,500. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Judge Ola Lewis to run for Supreme Court, appear on Fox News tonight

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videoBrunswick County Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis plans to run for the North Carolina Supreme Court. Lewis tells WWAY NewsChannel 3 she announced her candidacy earlier this month at the NCGOP Convention. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Judge Ola Lewis awarded $105,000 in libel case

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video After four days of testimony, a jury found Edward Rapp guilty of libel. Brunswick County Judge Ola Lewis was awarded $105,000. Full story...
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Judge Lewis takes stand in libel case

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video For the second time in two years a jury will be asked tomorrow to distinguish between first amendment rights and libel in a case involving a Brunswick County judge. Full story...
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Judge's libel claim heads to court for third time

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video It was a Facebook post meant to be viewed by friends. But Edward Rapp's comments about Judge Ola Lewis turned into a libel suit after it ended up on an internet blog. Now the lawsuit is back in court. Full story...
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Brunswick County gets creative to staff court offices

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video The Brunswick County Commission has come up with what one judge says is a creative solution to a budget hurdle. 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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Julia Boseman no longer a court appointed attorney

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Former Senator Julia Boseman has dropped her appeal to be put back on the court appointed attorney list in Brunswick County. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Brunswick Chief Deputy responds to judges' accusations

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In a motion to the NC Supreme Court filed this week, Judges Jerry Jolly and Ola Lewis say Chief Deputy Charlie Miller was not truthful when he said Lewis called him away from an investigation to deliver a court order to the District Attorney. Full story...
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