Lottery Ticket Embezzlement Alleged Against Raleigh Woman

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If you’ve ever played the lottery in North Carolina, then the price you paid for a ticket went to fund the state’s education system. That is, unless you played without paying for a ticket. A young woman in Raleigh is accused of just that. Authorities claim the 22-year-old stole lottery tickets from her employer over
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Clean Records Are Possible Under New North Carolina Law

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A law went into effect on Dec. 1, 2012, that should have a positive impact on many North Carolina residents who were convicted of certain nonviolent crimes years ago. Until recently, their criminal records have affected their job prospects, their applications for car loans, their attempts to rent an apartment and a host of other
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A Criminal Record is Not Forever, Says Bill Sent to Governor

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The North Carolina General Assembly accomplished this week what some state lawmakers have been trying to do for a decade. Both the House and the Senate approved a bill that will allow the courts to wipe the slate clean for some nonviolent offenders. Not only will future offenders have the opportunity to expunge their records,
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16- and 17-year-old Nonviolent Felons Eligible for Expungements, P 2

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We were talking about a new law in North Carolina that will allow 16- and 17-year-olds to ask the courts to have their criminal records expunged. The crimes in question must be nonviolent felonies. Violent crimes will stay on their records. The new law only applies to teens who are convicted and who have no
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