While drug crimes are certainly a serious issue in North Carolina, some may wonder if all of them warrant jail or prison time. Drug offenses vary in their severity, and those who are accused of low level offenses may benefit from treatment rather than punishment. In some cases, Drug Treatment Court simply is the better
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A man who is well known in his community is facing charges that seem unthinkable. A well-liked and respected youth leader at the Unity United Methodist Church in Salisbury has been arrested and is facing statutory rape and other sex crime charges involving minors. As law enforcement officials in North Carolina don’t take such accusations
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Authorities are once again chiding the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Lab for rushing to judgment. This time, however, the situation involves a very unusual suspect. The State Human Resources Commission has overturned the SBI’s decision to fire the blood stain analyst that was such a prominent figure in the 2010 crime lab
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A man died over the weekend. He was beaten and burned in a hotel room in Greensboro just a few days earlier, and he finally succumbed to his injuries at a Winston-Salem hospital. He was 46 years old. Police have charged a 26-year-old man with first-degree murder. Before the victim died, the charge was aggravated
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We wrote about Henry McCollum and Leon Brown in our Sept. 5 post. We didn’t refer to them by name, but the post is unmistakably about them. The two were convicted of murder more than 30 years ago, but McCollum’s petition to the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission resulted in a fresh look at the
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