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File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Strikes Means Life For Greenville Armed Robber

Authorities say a 50-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison under South Carolina’s two strikes law after he held a Dollar General manager at knife point in a robbery where he took $22.

10/13/2014

File photo of Gov. Pat McCroy. (Photo by Takaaki Iwabu/Raleigh News &; Observer/MCT via Getty Images)

McCrory Signs 4 Bills Into NC Law

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a bill laying out the activities students and staff can perform while exercising their constitutional rights for religious expression and prayer in North Carolina’s public schools.

06/19/2014

Civil right activist Jesse Jackson talks with Occupy Wall Street participants in Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York, on Oct. 18, 2011. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Rev. Jesse Jackson To Speak At Hometown Church

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is returning to his hometown this weekend to talk about progress made since the Civil Rights Act was enacted nearly 50 years ago and policies he believes are undermining that.

06/14/2014

Appeals court overrules judge who said Larry Stubbs served enough time for a 1973 burglary. (Getty Images)

Court Keeps Life Sentence For Convicted Burglar

Appeals court overrules judge who said Larry Stubbs served enough time for a 1973 burglary.

02/05/2014

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Obamacare Key Dates In 2014

Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.

11/25/2013

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Wake Forest Gay Lawyers Group Offers Free Help

Gay and lesbian law students at Wake Forest University and their friends are out to offer their legal knowledge for free.

10/19/2013

File photo of guns. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

SLED Getting $900,000 To Improve Background Checks For Guns

State law enforcement is receiving $900,000 from the federal government to improve background checks for guns bought in South Carolina.

09/07/2013

File photo of  guns.(Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

NC Senate Passes Gun Expansion, New Safeguards

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A measure adding more places to where people can carry or store concealed firearms in North Carolina and repealing a requirement to get a license to buy a handgun passed the North […]

06/14/2013

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Kids Cyberbullying Teachers Outlawed

Nearly two dozen new laws taking effect on Saturday include one that extends a North Carolina crime against cyberbullying to also protect school employees.

11/30/2012

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Tenn. Official Wants To Grant Beer Permits To Only English-Speaking People

One Knox County official does not want to grant someone a beer permit if they don’t speak English.

07/02/2012

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