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Funny money (access required)

North Carolina legislators have made some questionable moves lately. But reports circulating on social media about lawmakers passing legislation that bans the use of the $20 bill in the Tar Heel State as a reaction to Andrew Jackson’s mug being ...

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Top cop but not (access required)

Last year, the city of Belmont fired its police chief after an outside investigation determined that things were not being properly handled by the municipality’s highest ranking law enforcement officer. Last week, The Associated Press—and about everyone else—reported that the ...

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Altared reality (access required)

It was only a few weeks ago that a jury in Mecklenburg County refused to hold Charles Saine responsible for a naked shooting rampage because he was under the influence of prescription sleep aid Ambien. But the so-called Ambien defense ...

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The volts on you (access required)

Sometimes it seems like everybody wants to be a cop until it’s time to do what cops do. But recently a Fayetteville police officer was stunned to find—and stunned, literally, when he or she found—that 45-year-old Valerie Hadley was ready ...

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Money might not solve everything (access required)

Musicians, corporations and even a porn website have turned their backs on North Carolina over its so-called bathroom law. But now two Republican activists in Asheville are hoping to silence the outcry – and stem the resulting financial harm that ...

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Henderson County or bust (access required)

Some defendants look forward to their day in court. Stephanie Rhodus of Forest City had hers April 11 and things could’ve gone better for the 25-year-old mother. Just minutes into the proceeding, Rhodus said, she was asked to leave the ...

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