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Red-light camera legal battles continue after all but two N.C. cities scrap programs

The N.C. Supreme Court could decide in the weeks ahead whether to hear Greenville’s legal defense of its red-light camera enforcement program. That’s despite the fact that the city shut down the program in November. Red-light critics filed paperwork with the state's highest court Wednesday.

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Watauga County, three towns ask N.C. Supreme Court to reject Boone’s tax challenge

Watauga County and three of its towns urge the N.C. Supreme Court to reject Boone’s request to take up a dispute involving local sales taxes. Boone is trying to drag the state’s highest court into a "messy, local political squabble," according to a document filed Tuesday with the state’s highest court.

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Split Appeals Court rules for Graham police in dispute over media access to recordings

The N.C. Court of Appeals has issued a 2-1 ruling favoring the Graham Police Department in its dispute with media outlets over access to law enforcement recordings of an October 2020 protest. The decision reverses a trial judge’s June 2021 ruling.

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Former Spring Lake official gets four years behind bars in embezzlement case

Spring Lake’s former finance director faces four years in federal prison after embezzling more than $500,000 from the town. Gay Cameron Tucker, 64, was sentenced Wednesday, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office.

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