A Charlotte Observer investigation found that a hidden world of drugs, sex and gang violence thrives inside North Carolina prisons – and that officers who are paid to prevent such corruption are instead fueling it.
North Carolina has banned video poker for 12 years, but now fish game tables are the new trend. According to arcade operators, they’re following state law because the money a person can win is based on skill not luck. Officials say otherwise.
Rosie Anderson was brutally attacked inside Central Prison in 2015. She survived - and posted the video of when she was attacked, hoping to make prisons safer. Since then, three other North Carolina prison employees have been killed. In April, Sgt
In a cell block inside one of the state’s most dangerous prisons, an inmate stabs a rival gang member 13 times. When investigators examine surveillance videos of the murder, they’re troubled by what happens a few hours later.
Protests turned violent in Charlotte after the fatal police shooting of a black man Sept. 20, 2016. Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency for the city and deployed the National Guard and State Highway Patrol troopers to assist local polic
Members of the Black Lives Matter movement, the group Charlotte Uprising and many others came out Wednesday night to protest District Attorney Andrew Murray's decision not to prosecute CMPD Officer Brentley Vinson in the shooting death of Keith La
Charlotte District Attorney Andrew Murray presented medical examiner slides, surveillance video and other police evidence in discussing why no charges were filed against CMPD Officer Bentley Vinson in the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.
During an exclusive interview with the Charlotte Observer, Charlotte District Attorney Andrew Murray discusses how social media played a role in the aftermath of the Keith Lamont Scott shooting. He also talks about key players during the protests
Roy Carter said he is very proud of his openly gay son and has always had a progressive mind, despite living in North Carolina's rural and mostly conservative High Country all his life. After 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fl
Wendy Ella May, a disabled veteran, has been a fire fighter, EMT, paramedic and farmer and is currently running for county commissioner in Johnston County, N.C. She is the first openly transgender woman to run for public office there and campaigns
Rev. Jay Kennett of Hillsborough United Church of Christ in Orange County, N.C. put up two rainbow flags after HB2 was passed to show support for the LGBTQ community. After vandals burned them down, he replaced them only to find the new flags stol
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released the full-length dash camera video of the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Scott's family asked the police to release the video to the public.
Johnny Dean McCurry said he knew he was gay when he was five years old and was bullied throughout his childhood. After leaving the mountains of North Carolina in his 20s, he has returned and is now healing his childhood wounds through art, yoga an
Kelly Toney had been married to wife Lori Toney for more than a year when she received a letter from her childhood church telling her she was committing a sin by being married to a woman. It threatened "action" if she did not divorce her wife. Eve
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