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Big trouble in little Boone (access required)

“There’s no such thing as good money or bad money,” mobster Lucky Luciano once said. “There’s just money.” But when the folks at Boone Ford (not to be confused with Boone’s Farm) received a mysterious wire of more than $200,000 ...

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Bill bolsters belief boycotts bad (access required)

You don’t boycott us, we boycott you. That’s essentially the thrust of a bill in the North Carolina House that would withdraw UNC system universities from any athletic conference that boycotts North Carolina in the future. The GOP-backed bill follows ...

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Boyling mad over the 11th Amendment (access required)

North Carolina U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle unsheathed his legal cutlass and slashed into some longstanding jurisprudence on 11th Amendment sovereign immunity in a swashbuckling order involving a copyright squabble over shipwreck photos of the Queen Anne’s Revenge. The case ...

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That’s my dog (access required)

  A bitter custody battle is playing out in New Hanover County over a photogenic Pomeranian named Macs. The 6-year-old pooch is caught between Alexandra DeRita and her ex-husband Ryan Cantor. The two split in 2015 after about three years ...

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Wright is wrong (access required)

Regis Wright stood accused of robbing four convenience store clerks while brandishing a pistol. According to the court, he walked into the stores — weapon in hand — and demanded money. Donning ski masks and other face coverings, Wright ordered ...

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Not a cinderella story (access required)

The great Al Czervik, played by Rodney Dangerfield, observed in “Caddyshack” that “Country clubs and cemeteries are the biggest wasters of prime real estate.” Now, country clubs have suffered another insult, this time at the hands of the state Court ...

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Let’s say too-da-loo to too many 2s (access required)

The big story coming out of Jones Street on March 30 was the legislature’s unexpected, sudden success in passing a fake-repeal of the state’s notorious House Bill 2. The lukewarm legislative compromise was hurried along like a stinky fish in ...

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Here today, gone tomorrow (access required)

Devrie Burris scored a very short-lived victory at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, which mysteriously yanked an opinion granting him a new trial the day after it was published. Burris’ appellate attorney, Andrew Yu of Carrboro, said he had ...

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