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February 16, 2018 - 1:07 pm
LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina county government's computers have been infected by ransomware, slowing business to a crawl. The Dispatch of Lexington reports Davidson County Manager Zeb Hanner said officials learned about the software virus early Friday. Hanner said 911 is still operating...
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February 16, 2018 - 9:53 am
YORK, S.C. (AP) — A man is suing police in South Carolina for a chase that led to a fatal crash that killed his wife in 2016. The Herald of Rock Hill reported that William Bartell has sued York County, the city of Rock Hill, the Rock Hill Police Department, the former mayor, the police chief and...
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February 16, 2018 - 7:47 am
FORSYTH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia teenager is accused of posting a potential threat online. Monroe County Sheriff's Lt. Lawson Bittick tells The Telegraph of Macon that the language included in the post was "in a threatening style," but did not disclose when the post was made or where it was posted...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:36 am
WALNUT COVE, N.C. (AP) — A predominantly black unincorporated community has won its decades-long fight to be annexed by an adjacent North Carolina town. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Walnut Cove's Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the annexation of the Walnut Tree community on...
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February 16, 2018 - 5:00 am
GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) — An inmate jailed on robbery and assault charges is accused of threatening to kill court officials and police. At a news conference Thursday, District Attorney Patrick Nadolski told news outlets that 29-year-old Marcus James Wooden verbally threatened Alamance County officials...
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February 15, 2018 - 6:31 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nine organizations covering several states have filed lawsuits seeking to reverse a decision by President Donald Trump's administration to cut short funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs. The lawsuits were filed Thursday on behalf of three Planned Parenthood affiliates,...
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February 15, 2018 - 2:27 pm
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina says in a report that a man died in a North Carolina jail of natural causes. The report cited by local media outlets says 49-year-old Daryl Augustus Carter, of Savannah, Georgia, had several existing conditions...
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February 15, 2018 - 2:19 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A murder trial has begun for a white man who shot an unarmed black man after complaining about "hoodlums" in his neighborhood. The defense and prosecution made opening statements to the jury Thursday in the trial of Chad Copley. Copley fired a shotgun blast from inside his...
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February 15, 2018 - 8:49 am
WENTWORTH, N.C. (AP) — Errors have been found in the plea deals of three men charged with the 2015 fatal beating of an 84-year-old North Carolina man with a baseball bat, making their convictions suspect. The News & Record of Greensboro reports that prosecutors have discovered 22-year-old Kaleb...
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February 15, 2018 - 8:44 am
FAYETTEVILLE N.C. (AP) — A large school system in North Carolina has voted to get rid of its sex education program, which some parents said was too graphic. Media outlets reported the Cumberland County School Board voted Tuesday to ditch the "Get Real" sex education program it started in 2016 and...
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