Former Campaign Aide Accused Of Driving Drunk In Raleigh

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In North Carolina, as required by state law, refusing to submit to a breath test can result in the automatic suspension of a driver’s license. This means that even if a driver is not intoxicated, he or she can still end up having their driver’s license suspended simply for refusing to take an Intoxilyzer test
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North Carolina Bill Addresses Mugshots Posted In Newspapers

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Certain North Carolina legislators have inserted an amendment into an appropriations bill that would require retractions by newspapers concerning reports about individuals being arrested who later are acquitted of the offense. The newspaper would also be required to purge information regarding that individual’s arrest from the public archives. The policy behind such a requirement appears
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SBI Independence Addressed In, Of All Things, A Budget Bill

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The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation may move from the Department of Justice to the governor’s office. If you recall from past posts, one of the criticisms of the SBI — especially following the News & Observer’s report about the questionable practices in the crime lab’s handling of evidence — has been that it
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Accounting Director Accused Of Embezzling From Foundation

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The former accounting director of a charitable foundation in North Carolina has been accused of embezzling $400,000. The embezzlement supposedly occurred at the foundation over a three year period. The 50-year-old woman charged with the theft had worked for the foundation for close to nine years. This individual is facing charges of embezzlement, obtaining property
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38 Years And Counting: Womble’s Case Will Go to 3-Judge Panel

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According to its website, the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission has received 1,661 claims since its inception in 2007. As of January 2014, the commission has conducted hearings on just six of those claims, and only four of those resulted in exonerations. That number may change soon. Willie Womble has been in prison for 38
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