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57 min ago | Reuters

Smuggled cellphone use a growing concern for U.S. prisons

Cellphones smuggled into prisons by corrupt guards, concealed in food containers or hurled over security fences are an increasing worry for law enforcement as prisoners use them to intimidate witnesses, direct drug deals and plan escapes.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs

5 hrs ago | The Weekly Standard

As Goes North Carolina

Raleigh, N.C. To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it's mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that happening are close to zero.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, Elizabeth Dole, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, North Carolina Government, West Virginia

Thu Apr 17, 2014

News Observer

30 arrested in NC on sex trafficking charges

Winston-Salem Police said its special investigations division launched an investigation in August 2009 into allegations of organized prostitution.


Daily Kos

North Carolina senate candidate Greg Brannon is what's wrong with the Republican Party

Dr. Greg Brannon, a Republican contending for the party's Senate nomination in North Carolina, once called U.S. property taxes as central planning, referencing the Holocaust and Soviet Union as other examples of central planning, in a 2012 radio interview.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Justin Amash, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Rand Paul, North Carolina Government

Burlington Times News

N.C. Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120 to $140 million

The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, North Carolina Government


Study: A snack might help you avoid a fight with a spouse

A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.


Related Topix: Ohio State University, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Bladen Journal

Task force to battle sweepstakes op...

With the proliferation of sweepstakes parlors across Scotland County despite the establishments' tenuous legal footing, law enforcement has teamed up with Hoke County authorities to create a task force that will investigate and prosecute illegal establishments, District Attorney Kristy Newton announced Thursday in a statement.


Related Topix: Scotland County, NC, Hoke County, NC, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Laurinburg, NC, Raeford, NC

Christianity Today

How God Became Jesus - and How I Came to Faith in Him

Bart Ehrman's narrative suggests the more educated you are, the less likely you are to believe.


Related Topix: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

US Senate candidate Mark Harris became leader in church, North Carolina marriage fight

U.S. Senate Republican candidate Mark Harris speaks with attendees following The Great Debate, a forum sponsored by the East Wake Republican Club at Hephzibah Baptist Church on Friday in Wendell.


Related Topix: Media, Radio, National Public Radio, Wedding, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Wendell, NC, Personal Finance, Social Security

Expect 'Less Active' 2014 Hurricane Season, Researchers Say

The official start of hurricane season is less than two months away, on June 1. Although there were no hurricanes in 2013, Northern Virginia has gotten walloped in the past.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, North Carolina State University


Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Diabetes, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Wichita Eagle

New trial to begin in Baltimore in killing of North Carolina teen

Michael Johnson, 30, will get another chance to plead his innocence starting April 28, when he’s scheduled to return to court to begin a new trial on second-degree murder charges for the death of the 16-year-old honor student from Monroe, near Charlotte.



Delay Sought on NC Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit

North Carolina's attorney general is asking a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit over the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying an order expected later this year in another case likely will resolve the situation.


Related Topix: ACLU

The Washington Post

Dems Hagan, Nunn, Grimes among big winners in Senate campaign fundraising

Donors gave big money to a trio of Democratic women running in battleground U.S. Senate races between January and March, a much-needed jolt of energy for Senate Democrats looking at an increasingly difficult path to holding their fragile majority in the midterm elections.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, Senator Mark Begich, Georgia

Independent Weekly

Man charged in Kansas shooting once a prominent neo-Nazi in North Carolina

On Sunday, the eve of Passover, 73-year-old F. Glenn Miller allegedly shot dead three people, including a 14-year-old Eagle Scout, then shouted "Heil Hitler" from the back seat of a police car following his arrest.


Related Topix: Johnston County, NC, US Military, Fort Bragg, US Army, Camp Lejeune


Former CFO pleads guilty to stealing $4M from employer

The former chief finance officer of a Mint Hill-based company has admitted to stealing approximately $4 million from his former employer and has pleaded guilty to mail fraud, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.


Tue Apr 15, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Former Tobacco Hub Clears the Air

Activists in the world of historic preservation have long staked a claim to rescuing architecturally important train stations, government buildings and private estates.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Gastonia, NC

News Journal

Medal of Honor recipient risked all for comrades

The voice from a distant mountain ambush in Afghanistan left U.S. commanders glued to their radios in 2007.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes

Round-tripping occurs when American citizens open bank accounts in tax havens such as the Cayman Islands.


Related Topix: Cayman Islands, Central America


Police officer killed in wreck involving NCDOT vehicle

Tarboro Police Chief Damon Williams told WTVD that Officer Charles Johnson was killed in the wreck on N.C. 111 Tuesday morning.


Related Topix: North Carolina Government


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