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Complaint filed against Forsyth County Sheriff

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Federal lawyers have filed a complaint against Forsyth County Sheriff William Schatzman saying he unfairly fired a deputy less than a year after the officer was deployed to Afghanistan with the Army National Guard. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington man fights for child ex never told him he had

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video A Wilmington man is fighting for the right to raise his own child. A child he's never met. A child he never knew existed until the baby was several months old and already living with its potential adoptive parents. So far, trying to intervene has been a losing battle. Full story...
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LegalZoom.com sues NC State Bar

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An online legal services company that wants to sell standard legal forms in North Carolina from its website and provide other services is suing the North Carolina State Bar, which says the company engages in the unauthorized practice of law. Full story...
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Supreme Court limits Walmart sex bias case

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The Supreme Court has ruled for Walmart in its fight to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of women who work there. Full story...
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Indigent defense pay cuts rile lawyers

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More than a dozen defense attorneys have resigned from Alamance County's court-appointed counsel list after the state said it could no longer pay $75 per hour for defense of poor clients. Full story...
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NC scholar's report calls for end to death penalty

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An Appalachian State University professor says North Carolina's death penalty process is so full of flaws it should be repealed. Full story...
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Drivers face enforcement of new laws Wednesday

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video Drivers, you have one more thing to worry about tomorrow: your license plate, or at least what's around it. A new law can earn you a hefty ticket. Full story...
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Boseman-Jarrell custody battle heads to state Supreme Court

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The North Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to hear the child custody case between State Sen. Julia Boseman and her ex-partner Melissa Jarrell. Full story...
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New NC laws to soon go into effect

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A new law designed to help smokers put out their cigarettes is one of more than thirty laws taking effect in North Carolina as the New Year begins. Full story...
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Judge: NC sex offenders don't need lifetime monitoring

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A Wake Superior Court judge has ruled that four North Carolina sex offenders shouldn't be subject to lifetime monitoring. Full story...
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Probation officers overworked

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The probation officer in charge of monitoring Laurence Lovette -- the North Carolina teen accused of murdering two college students -- reportedly never met Lovette face-to-face. Full story...
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NC media: Public records law is clear, state e-mail must be saved

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North Carolina's media organizations say it's clear the state's public records law requires e-mail sent by state workers to be saved and made available for public inspection. Full story...
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Attorney General warns of foreclosure scam

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The state Attorney General's office has a warning. The warning comes after a company in Florida offered foreclosure assistance to some North Carolina residents, but did little or nothing to help them. Full story...
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Judges: Woman entitled to one new breast implant, not two

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Appellate judges have ruled that a woman who said her breast implants were damaged after a car accident can be compensated for the replacement of one implant, but not the other. Full story...
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No fetal homicide law in NC

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videoThe recent murdered Marine case has raised questions about North Carolina laws regarding the death of a fetus. Full story...
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