A former family doctor was sentenced to prison for giving women patients opioid and other drugs for sex at his practice in Mount Holly, Gaston County. The NC Medical Board stripped the doctor of his license.
Records of a state investigation into supervision of Jean Carolyn McGirt found a lack of documented checks in that area the day of her death. The jail has responded by increasing the checks, and with plans to electronically document them in the unit as they do elsewhere in the facility.
Duke college basketball freshman Zion Williamson was injured against North Carolina and former Blue Devils and NBA star Carlos Boozer tweeted for him to get well, but sent it to the national park by mistake.
Proponents of redistricting reform say it will lead to more moderate politicians on both sides, since under heavily gerrymandered maps the races are often won in the party primaries, not the general elections.
The country's last vacant congressional seat will stay that way for months after North Carolina's election board, hearing evidence of ballot fraud and testimony that the Republican ignored warning signs, ordered a new election.
Republican Mark Harris called for a new election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, giving up on certification as winner in a race marked by voting irregularities in Bladen and Robeson counties.
The push to limit or end cash bail or secured bonds in North Carolina demands alternatives for the state’s jail population. Here are suggestions, pilot programs and plans tried in other states, especially California, where voters will choose in 2020.
NC court officials, judges and magistrates are increasingly calling for bail reform to keep low-level, misdemeanor defendants out of jail before their trials. Cash bonds and secured bonds often keep defendants behind bars because they cannot pay.
Under a new bill, HB 144, North Carolina drivers could be assessed a $100 fine if they’re caught and convicted of talking on the phone or texting while driving. If passed, the bill takes effect in 2020.
A Wilmington, North Carolina man was arrested after, police say, he tried robbing his Uber driver. The man told the driver to give up his car and jumped into the font seat during the ride, according to cops.
Kristie Puckett Williams spent months in jail on a cocaine charge while pregnant because she could not afford the high bond set for her. She pleaded guilty to gain her freedom and had twins days afterward. Now she fights for bail reform.
UNC Charlotte trustees won’t change their decision to keep the name of former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson on its football stadium. Richardson faced accusations of racial, sexual misconduct.