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War of the Rosses (access required)

Marriage is supposed to last forever. Divorce proceedings are not. But for one split-up couple in Carteret County, it’s been the opposite. Kenneth and Linda Ross married in late 1990 and separated a little more than 11 years later. Last ...

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Deer in the headlights (access required)

They say that grandma got run over by a reindeer, but in the Carolinas it’s far more likely that grandma will be the one doing the running over. That’s according to State Farm’s newest (and highly anticipated) study on deer ...

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A judicial pile driver (access required)

WrestleMania, the marquee event of the year in professional wrestling, is supposed to be the place where scores are settled once and for all. But for one South Carolina musician, the event was the start of long-running battle that has ...

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Technicality for me, not thee (access required)

Disgraced former state representative Stephen LaRoque may get a little mollycoddling after all. LaRoque was convicted June 7 in federal court on 12 counts after he allegedly stole almost $300,000 from two nonprofit development companies he operated. The former Kinston ...

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The march of prime time (access required)

The white-hot popularity of the sleazy lawyer character Saul Goodman on television’s “Breaking Bad” reveals a couple of truths about the age in which we live. First, these are the golden days of television writing. The dialogue flows like honey ...

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(Black) market value (access required)

A thief’s fishy attempt to convince the state Court of Appeals to value stolen merchandise based on the five-finger discount price that it would fetch on the street didn’t come close to passing the sniff test. The aptly named defendant, ...

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Call it ‘12 Angry Ox-Bows’ (access required)

Real life, alas, is not like the movies. In the classic legal thriller 12 Angry Men, one recalcitrant juror sways the other 11 toward an acquittal. But one juror in a trial in notoriously law-and-order Randolph County, claims the other ...

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The choices: Bad and worse (access required)

When your employer tells you one thing, but a police officer tells you something else, who do you obey? One parking attendant at Duke University went with his employer—and as a result is now suing both the school and the ...

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Elephant in the room (access required)

Democrats have a tough row to hoe in the GOP-controlled General Assembly these days, and the times are just as dark, if not darker, for members of the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina. The ACLU shined a light ...

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