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Can’t make this up (access required)

Teaching the art of applying makeup is free speech, argues a Mecklenburg County woman in a civil rights suit against the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners. Jasna Bukvic-Bhayani is a war refugee who wants to open a makeup ...

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Rebel without a case (access required)

After a two-year, $10 million renovation, the York County Courthouse reopened earlier this year to a mostly warm reception. It featured refurbished wood floors, cathedral-style ceilings, and elevators. What it did not feature is the Confederate flag and portraits of ...

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Earmarking in arrears (access required)

There’s falling behind on your child support payments, and there’s falling behind more than $300,000 on your child support payments. Somehow, Dr. David Gerlach managed to do the latter. According to a court ruling in the case involving Gerlach and ...

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Any Volunteers? (access required)

When Fred New contracted with his soon-to-be-ex-wife in 2002 to help cover the “ordinary and necessary” future college expenses for the pair’s two young children, he might not have known what he was volunteering for. Fast forward more than a ...

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A biscuit by any other name (access required)

U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn of Charlotte is no flake when it comes to biscuits. But Cogburn, who recently confessed to being something of a fast food connoisseur given all the time he spends commuting to and from court, might ...

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