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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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Bikers get used to new helmet law

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The number of annual motorcycle deaths has doubled over the past decade; a new state helmet law is aimed at changing that. Full story...
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New state laws now in effect

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videoMore than 40 new state laws went into effect this weekend. Two aim to prevent underage drinking. Full story...
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Few teen drivers cited under state law that bans cell phone use

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A state law went into effect last year that bans drivers younger than 18 from talking on cell phones, but court officials say only 51 teenagers have been ticketed and only 23 convicted. Full story...
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