Fish game arcades are popular in NC — but are they legal?
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.
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.
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
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
Bob Page, CEO of Replacements Ltd., a nationally-known company which transgender employees consider a safe haven. Page is outspoken in support of LGBT rights. Protesters have boycotted his company, blocked the entrance, left homophobic slurs on th
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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