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Man accused of setting UNC-CH fire tells others to 'hug a tree' before court appearance

The former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student accused of causing a small explosion that sparked a fire on campus earlier this month was formally charged Thursday afternoon.

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Court Stays Civitas Institute's Francis De Luca Appeal of Smithfield Agreement Lawsuit

Earlier this week, the Court of Appeals stayed a Wake County judge’s ruling last month that dismissed a lawsuit filed last year by Francis De Luca, the president of the conservative Civitas Institute. The lawsuit, filed in October 2016, claimed that then-attorney general Roy Cooper had diverted money from public schools to environmental projects in conflict […]

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Home catches fire as NC pair appear in court following child abuse charges

WFMY photo of the damaged home Monday. LEXINGTON, N.C. (WFMY) — The home of a Lexington couple charged with child abuse caught on fire as they appeared in court Monday morning. CLICK TO ENLARGE AND VIEW MORE MUGSHOTS Fire investigators said the house on Irma Avenue caught on fire just before 8:30 a.m. RELATED: 18-month-old NC […]

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Bad News for Big Pork: A Federal Court Rules That the Murphy-Brown Nuisance Lawsuits Can Go to Trial

For those of you who have been following our coverage of the commercial hog-farming industry in North Carolina, an update: Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Earl Britt ruled that the twenty-six federal nuisance lawsuits filed against the pork giant Murphy-Brown can finally go to trial—an important turning point in a high-profile and potentially game-changing case in […]

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