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Friends in low places (access required)

Fake friends, like autumn leaves, are scattered everywhere, someone once said. As the foliage falls here in North Carolina (despite 80-degree weather), the subject of one state Court of Appeals opinion learned the true color of one of his ostensible ...

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Beats all you never saw (access required)

Senior U.S. District Court Judge James Fox has been on the bench for 34 years. And he began practicing law in 1957. So when Fox says he’s witnessing something in court for the first time it’s noteworthy. During what was ...

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Slippery when wet (access required)

There must be something in the water in Cary. Though if there is, it was impossible to tell when Christopher Miller, 41, was on duty. Miller was employed by the Town of Cary as a state-certified water system technician. In ...

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Today we are all Gamecocks (access required)

The 2016 version of the University of South Carolina’s Media Law School is in the books and it was a doozy. Last year, this Sidebar reporter provided news coverage for the inaugural event (USC officials say they plan on this ...

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Something stolen, something found (access required)

Sometimes in a singular situation, there’s both good news and bad news. The good news coming from a recent Fayetteville Observer article is that 51-year-old Walter David Jackson of Wilmington has been located. Jackson was reported missing Sept. 12, three ...

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