Some NC counties are so short on lawyers that they’ve become “legal deserts” – and state officials have few plans to fill the void.Read more Continue reading As North Carolina courts work through backlog, some counties don’t have enough lawyers
Wendy Jones was the second Native American in three months who Robeson County investigators say was killed in a domestic violence situation. Read more Continue reading A young mother was abused. Then her dismembered body was found in Robeson County
When North Carolina sheriffs make pleas to a state commission dominated by other sheriffs, employees with job troubles are more likely to keep their jobs.
Read more Continue reading North Carolina sheriffs carry clout when defending officers at risk of losing their badges
A detention officer with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office who was charged in connection with a suspect who was booked and released from jail under a false name was previously suspended from his job three times, officials say. Read more Continue reading Robeson County detention officer charged with obstruction had history of suspensions
A 20-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy were shot and killed in Robeson County over the weekend. Read more Continue reading Lots of witnesses, but no one is talking in latest Robeson County homicides
Fayetteville PACT is calling for the removal of Robeson County District Attorney Matthew Scott for his handling of a case last year. Read more Continue reading Police accountability group calls for removal of Robeson County district attorney
Estrella Sosa, now 10, is recovering after she was shot in the head while riding in a car with her family in September in their neighborhood near Pembroke. Read more Continue reading A puppy – and a hope for justice – for Robeson County family recovering from shooting
Some residents say violence is too common in the Columbus County town of Chadbourn, where three people were killed in July. Read more Continue reading Murder and a police scandal gripped this small NC town. Can Chadbourn find its way?
Parts of southeastern North Carolina saw a spike in homicides and other violent crimes in 2020, while fewer property crimes were reported. Read more Continue reading Murders increased across southeastern North Carolina in 2020. Here are the numbers
Matthew Oxendine, who was shot and killed by a Robeson County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, sustained “multiple” gunshot wounds, autopsy results show. Read more Continue reading Robeson County man in distress was shot ‘multiple’ times by SWAT team, autopsy shows