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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An Appalachian State University professor says North Carolina's death penalty process is so full of flaws it should be repealed.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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