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North Carolina deputy disciplined over handling teen on bus

Jan. 05, 2022 14:25 PM EST

LAURINBURG, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina deputy has been suspended without pay and demoted after a confrontation with a teenager on a school bus in November, a sheriff's office said. Scotland County Chief Deputy Travis Harper said deputy Sheronica Smith has been removed from her...

N Carolina dissolving town of East Laurinburg over finances

Dec. 08, 2021 08:38 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A south-central North Carolina town will be shuttered next summer after a state panel decided Tuesday that it has too many financial, demographic and electoral troubles. The state Local Government Commission, which monitors the finances of municipalities,...

North Carolina inmate who escaped in dump truck recaptured

Oct. 25, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prison inmate who authorities say escaped from a work detail by driving off in a dump truck has been recaptured, a sheriff's office said. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said it received two calls on Saturday regarding a...