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Prison sergeant in North Carolina faces drug charges

Many people in North Carolina and across the country have difficult jobs. Often, such as in the case of those who work in the prison system, these jobs are thankless and could even result in them being suspected of a crime. Unfortunately, one woman who was a sergeant in a prison now faces drug charges after officials say she smuggled drugs into the prison to inmates.

The woman charged in the case is 34 years old. A news release claims that she had been with the Department of Public Safety since 2015. Officials claim that the woman smuggled in marijuana and suboxone -- a drug used to alleviate withdrawal symptoms of opiates but that can itself lead to addiction.

Winston-Salem pedestrian suffers personal injury in car crash

There are many places in Winston-Salem where a person feels completely safe. For many people, this includes the roads surrounding their home. Unfortunately, a recent car accident has recently resulted in a serious personal injury for a North Carolina pedestrian.

The accident happened at approximately 10 p.m. on a night in early August. According to reports, a 52-year-old woman was walking on a North Carolina roadway when she was struck by a vehicle. Police believe that the driver of the vehicle was a 28-year-old man.

North Carolina man's farmers' coop said to be fraud

People in North Carolina often think of ways to help others, potentially including creating cooperatives that are dedicated to benefiting those who contribute. Unfortunately, sometimes people's plans go awry or take longer than expected to implement. In fact, a man was recently arrested after someone raised suspicions of fraud.

The case involves a 45-year-old man. Reports indicate that the man created an organization called the All-American Agricultural Association. As part of it, he allegedly visited several different counties in North Carolina, convincing farmers to contribute $500 to the cooperative. According to a social media page for the AAAA, the funds are dedicated to "returning prosperity" to independent farmers.

North Carolina woman accused of DWI after rollover crash

It only takes a split second. A single moment of inattention can result in a car accident with serious consequences. Though accidents happen every day in North Carolina for a variety of different reasons, it may be easy for police to assume that the cause of an accident was related to a driver who was under the influence of alcohol. In fact, a woman has recently been charged with DWI following an accident that sent her to the hospital.

The incident happened one night on a day in July. According to reports, the 26-year-old woman was in the northbound lanes when police allege that she lost control of the vehicle she was driving. As a result, the vehicle is said to have flipped over a ditch, coming to a rest in someone's yard.

Drinking and driving: Not a good mix

If a North Carolina police officer pulls you over because he or she thinks you are drunk, the rest of that particular day and the rest of your foreseeable future may not go so well. Let's say you had a drink or two with friends on your way home from work. Does that mean you are committing a crime if you then get behind the wheel of your car to drive? The answer depends on several factors, including what your blood alcohol content happens to be at the time.

If you operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, you might cause a collision. In fact, a large percentage of fatal accidents every year in this state and others are alcohol-related incidents. There are other possible consequences of drunk driving as well. However, there are also many times where police err in their decisions to place drivers under arrest for suspected DUI. That's why it's good to know where to seek immediate support if it happens to you.

North Carolina moped crash leads to DWI charge

There are a variety of different ways to legally use North Carolina roadways. While many people may automatically think of cars and trucks when they consider personal transportation vehicles, there are some people who opt for a moped because they are less expensive and better for the environment. Unfortunately, one man who chose such a mode of transportation now faces an accusation of DWI.

The incident that led to the man's arrest reportedly happened one evening on a day in mid-July. According to reports, police were called to an intersection in North Carolina for a single-vehicle crash. When police arrived, they reportedly discovered a 39-year-old man who had allegedly wrecked his moped.

North Carolina motor vehicle accident kills 1, injures 2

It is not uncommon for car crashes to occur in North Carolina and across the country. As such, it becomes extremely important for drivers -- especially those who are relatively inexperienced ones -- to follow all traffic rules and safety recommendations. Unfortunately, a recent motor vehicle accident seems to underscore the potential consequences of failing to do so.

The incident happened on a day in early July and involved a vehicle containing three people. Police say that the vehicle allegedly exited the roadway before striking a tree. Reports indicate that the vehicle came to a rest on its side.

North Carolina brothers face drug charges

It does not take much to raise someone's suspicions. A nosy, concerned neighbor could easily make the decision to notify police about activity that may ultimately be innocuous. Because of the relative ease of notifying police of a concern, a simple suspicion may not be sufficient to warrant a search by law enforcement officials. Unfortunately, three brothers now face drug charges in North Carolina.

The brothers, who are triplets and 21 years old, were reportedly living in high-end apartments in the downtown area of a North Carolina city. Apparently someone notified police that two of the brothers as well as "other individuals" had large amounts of drugs and cash. It is unclear who notified police or how they knew of the alleged drugs and cash.

Do sudden changes in your teen have you concerned about drugs?

You may be among the many parents who dreaded your child reaching the teenage years. You expected mood swings, attitudes and a reluctance to spend time with you, but you may have been pleasantly surprised when your child's high school years went by with only minimal disruption. You may have even already sent your teen off to his or her first years of college.

Because your child's early teenage years did not present much issue, you may have been looking forward to him or her spending the last couple of years as a teen — and legal adult — away at school. Of course, being on one's own can be vastly different than living at home, and you may have noticed some changes in your child over time.

Wrongful death: Child killed in North Carolina crash

Most parents in North Carolina are committed to protecting their children. They worry about the food that they eat, the education that they receive and the material that they are exposed to on social media. Despite their best efforts to protect their children, however, it is often impossible to avoid the actions of a negligent driver who could potentially cause a wrongful death.

In fact, a family is now likely coming to terms with the news of the unexpected death of a 10-year-old girl. According to reports, the girl died in a car accident that happened at approximately 10:15 p.m. on a day in late June. The girl was reportedly riding in the backseat of a sedan driven by her 32-year-old mother at the time of the accident.

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