Author Archives: Phillip Bantz

Isn’t that special? (access required)

After the “Biblically prescribed pathway to reconciliation” failed, the senior minister at a Baptist church in Iredell County allegedly took to the pulpit and delivered a trash-talking sermon targeting the overworked church pianist and her deacon husband. The drama at ...

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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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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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$2K for missing deadline (access required)

Most federal judges don’t play when it comes to deadlines. Just ask Charlotte lawyer Carrie O’Brien, who earlier this month was hit with a $2,000 sanction for apparently failing to comply with U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen’s scheduling order in ...

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