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Court: NC domestic violence order rule harms LGBT people

A North Carolina appeals court says domestic violence protection orders issued by judges must be granted to someone trying to stay apart from a same-sex dating partner, just like in opposite-sex relationships.

New program allows elementary school students to report abuse in Pender County

Pender County Schools is rolling out a new way for students to report abuse.

North Carolina police investigate audio detailing abuse

An investigation is underway following the release of an audio recording in which the assistant police chief in Winston-Salem apparently admits to physically assaulting his wife.

Report: Staff abused kids treated at North Carolina psych center

The North Carolina health department is threatening to revoke the operating license for a psychiatric center where state records show patients as young as 6 were subject to physical and verbal abuse.

Pope tells bishops to fight abuse, culture behind it

Pope Francis told newly ordained bishops Saturday that they must reject all forms of abuse and work in communion to fight the clerical culture that has fueled the sex abuse and cover-up scandal rocking his papacy.

Sheriff: Mom’s boyfriend shot by teen had abusive history

A man fatally shot by a teenager while strangling the girl's mother had previously terrorized the woman by firing a gun in their house and also faced domestic violence accusations in two other states, North Carolina authorities say.

Grand jury report identifies 1,000+ victims of priest abuse

More than 1,000 children -- and possibly many more -- were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday.

Expert gives advice on detecting, handling alleged school abuse

"If they don't have a world view for what is normal, then they are going to participate as if this is normal."

White House aide resigns after allegations of spousal abuse

One of President Donald Trump's top White House aides resigned Wednesday following allegations of domestic abuse leveled against him by his two ex-wives.

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Work session held by New Hanover County to discuss safety against violence in schools

 Three weeks after a shooting at New Hanover High School, and two weeks after New Hanover County Commissioners passed a motion allocating up to $350 million for school safety, the county held a work session today to discuss safety goals.

Now that U.S. pandemic unemployment payments are over, are more people applying to jobs?

Just after federal pandemic unemployment benefits ended, the Cape Fear is seeing an increase in job seekers. 

Tropical Storm Odette forms off mid-Atlantic coast

Tropical Storm Odette has formed off the mid-Atlantic coast and is expected to weaken Saturday night as it approaches eastern Canada.

Local furniture maker preserves historic Clemson tree as a table

A piece of Clemson football history could be returning home, all thanks to a Wilmington furniture maker.