Pork giant Smithfield Foods loses another neighbors' lawsuit

Pork giant Smithfield Foods loses another neighbors' lawsuit

Smithfield Foods was found responsible Friday for a fifth time for nuisances neighbors suffered from waste generated by thousands of the company’s hogs. Jurors determined the pork giant should pay $420,000 after four previous juries awarded nearly $550 million in penalties.
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Body cam video shows the moment deputy shoots, kills Nash County man

Authorities on Sunday released body camera video that shows the moment a man was shot by Nash County deputies in his yard on Feb. 9, but the angle and distance do not make it visible whether the man was armed at the time, as deputies have claimed.
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Wilmington elementary school defends slavery game

A grandmother is outraged after her granddaughter’s fourth grade school teacher led the class in a role-playing game that included shackles, plantations, severe punishment and simulated slaves running toward freedom.
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Fort Bragg soldier killed in motorcycle crash

A soldier from Fort Bragg died Sunday following a motorcycle crash on Yadkin Road.

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North Carolina sued again over transgender rights

North Carolina is being sued again over its treatment of transgender people, as state employees argue their health plan violated federal law by dropping coverage of medically necessary procedures.
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Behind the scenes of government, millions in payouts and little transparency

When public agencies face the risk of legal action – whether it’s from an employee alleging discrimination or a driver hit by a local school bus – lawyers for state and local governments often spring into action to settle. Settlement agreements can be a cost-saving measure, but the payouts from taxpSee Original Article

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