General Assembly Considers Cell Phone Ban for Drivers

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Bills are making their way through the North Carolina General Assembly that could make it a crime to use a handheld mobile phone while driving. The bill specifically excludes hands-free phone use but does encompass texting and smart phone web access. Penalties include fines and misdemeanor charges. The law would replace the existing statute that
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Carjacking Results in Massive Marijuana Seizure

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In a bizarre case of a carjacking leading to serious drug charges for the carjacking victims, 170 pounds of marijuana were seized from a vehicle on its way from Utah to North Carolina. The carjacking and marijuana seizure occurred in Wyoming. One of the carjackers and both of the carjacking victims are currently in police
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Study Says Most Texting Violators Are over 25

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The Associated Press recently reviewed North Carolina court records to see how enforcement of the texting ban is going. The ban became effective in December of 2009, and the AP reports that police have issued citations to more than 1,200 drivers. Like most of the state’s traffic violations, this one isn’t cheap: Drivers must pay
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