North Carolina prioritizes public safety on our roads. Driving behaviors that are negligent, careless or dangerous carry serious legal repercussions. Because driving is not a right but a privilege, those who abuse the privilege, are subject to losing it.
Every parent's nightmare when sending a child off to college for the first time is that he or she will fall prey to the lures of drugs and alcohol. Those living in the Triad know that use, manufacture and sale of heroin are on the rise in the community with an increased number of deaths and overdoses since 2014.
Often we generalize the definitions of assault. To many, the term means that someone inflicted a physical harm upon another. That's not entirely the case. Assault is the threat of harm. For example, assault in its simplest form is when a person raises their fist in a manner that the other person believes he or she is about to suffer a black eye. No actual physical contact need be made. Battery, on the other hand, is the actual physical contact.
It's a scenario no one ever envisions themselves facing: sitting handcuffed in a police station accused of having committed assault, domestic violence, armed robbery or some other violent crime.
Last month, our blog discussed how the Drug Enforcement Administration declined to grant a request to remove marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, the most restrictive classification.
A High Point man was arrested by Greensboro Police Department detectives on Sept. 1 for the first-degree murder of his girlfriend. The 26-year-old woman, who remains missing, was last seen alive on June 16 at the Huntley Court apartment she shared with the man believed to be her killer.
At this very moment, people in offices, warehouses, retail stores, construction sites and every other imaginable worksite across North Carolina are eagerly awaiting the end of their shifts so they can start enjoying the Labor Day weekend.