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Hoke County

May 4, 2018

North Carolina board upholds ruling over senator’s residency

RALEIGH (AP) North Carolina’s election board has sided with a legislator over a complaint that alleged he didn’t live in the district in which he was running for the primary. The board voted 7-1 May 3 to uphold a local elections panel ruling dismissing the residency challenge against Sen. Ben Clark for a district covering Hoke County and […]

Sep 22, 2014

Hoke County to be tested for wind power

LUMBER BRIDGE (AP) — A Florida company is building a 196-foot tower in Hoke County to determine whether the area has enough wind to generate electricity. The Fayetteville Observer reported that NextEra Energy Resources is building the tower near Lumber Bridge. Equipment on the tower will measure wind speeds for up to five years. The […]

Mar 18, 2011

Criminal Practice – Guilty Plea – Knowing & Voluntary – Satellite-Based Monitoring – ‘Aggravated Offense’ – Sexual Offense

State v. Santos. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0279, 11 pp.) (Wanda G. Bryant, J.) Appealed from Hoke County Superior Court. (Richard T. Brown, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Even though defendant is functionally illiterate and shows symptoms of mild mental retardation, he was found competent to stand trial, […]

Mar 3, 2011

Criminal Practice – Conspiracy – Foiled Attempt – Kidnapping & Robbery

State v. Lawrence. Even though the arrival of police scared the conspirators away from their first attempt to kidnap and rob the victim, and even though the conspirators made some changes before . . .

Nov 22, 2010

Landlord/Tenant – Commercial Lease – Failure to Pay Rent – Default – Cure Period – Sublease – Rent Percentage

McDonald’s Corp. v. Five Stars, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-16-1110, 13 pp.) (Cheri Beasley, J.) Appealed from Hoke County Superior Court. (Kenneth C. Titus, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Even though the “Joint Development Addendum” executed at the same time as the parties’ sublease said that […]

Sep 1, 2010

Criminal Practice – Evidence – Bad Acts – Appeals – Failure to Object

State v. Ray. Where defendant objected to the admission of evidence regarding his 1990 assaultive behavior only during a hearing out of the jury's presence and did not then subsequently object when the evidence was actually introduced at trial, defendant failed to preserve for appellate review the trial court's decision to admit evidence regarding his 1990 assaultive behavior.

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