Crime

Death by Taser, in a padded cell, caught on camera

Brandon Bethea died in March 2011 after being shot with a Taser by a Harnett County detention officer; no one was charged with a crime

A surveillance video released by the county 5 years after his death shows a shackled Bethea backing into the corner of a padded cell when the officer fired

County officials paid Bethea’s family $350,000 and bound them to silence with a strict settlement agreement

UNC’s new NOA a challenge for NCAA, too

The UNC scandal apparently has the NCAA tied in knots over its role in policing academic fraud, despite perennially touting the happy marriage of academics and athletics at its member institutions.

This week's circulars

In Depth

PolitiFact NC looks at how many people support a ‘living wage’

‘Living wage’ is a precise term, and it’s $10.53 an hour in North Carolina

Rev. William Barber of the NAACP said 80 percent in NC support raising the minimum wage to a living wage

Support is high, but the exact amount changes depending on how pollsters ask the question

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A knock, a struggle, a death

Deputy Nicholas Kehagias and witness Clayton Carroll give their accounts of what happened the night of Nov. 15, when Kehagias shot and killed Carroll's friend, John Livingston.
Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
A knock, a struggle, a death 10:18

A knock, a struggle, a death

N&O investigation: Deadly Force 02:27

N&O investigation: Deadly Force

Men become first same-sex couple to get married publicly in a United Methodist church in North Carolina 00:45

Men become first same-sex couple to get married publicly in a United Methodist church in North Carolina

Happy 100th birthday, National Parks Service 01:02

Happy 100th birthday, National Parks Service