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In Harnett, death by Taser 05:51

In Harnett, death by Taser

Brandon Bethea's death by Taser: The full video 74:15

Brandon Bethea's death by Taser: The full video

Michael Cardwell suffered injuries 03:20

Michael Cardwell suffered injuries

Tyrone Bethune 03:18

Tyrone Bethune

Derrick McClain 02:10

Derrick McClain

Wesley “Katdaddy” Adrian Wright 04:42

Wesley “Katdaddy” Adrian Wright

Christine Broom tells of her experience with Harnett deputies 03:49

Christine Broom tells of her experience with Harnett deputies

A knock, a struggle, a death 10:18

A knock, a struggle, a death

Surveillance video captures drive-by shooting that injured 5 people 00:40

Surveillance video captures drive-by shooting that injured 5 people

N&O investigation: Deadly Force 02:27

N&O investigation: Deadly Force

Graphic content: Dashcam video captures police officer saving life of driver after dramatic crash 03:21

Graphic content: Dashcam video captures police officer saving life of driver after dramatic crash

Coming next: A detective's testimony 00:22

Coming next: A detective's testimony

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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

A potentially disastrous Medicaid move

The last time our state considered a legislative fix for Medicaid was in 1996, when a hospital consortium attempted to convert Medicaid into a for-profit managed-care system. Physicians bonded together to convince the General Assembly that the Community Care of NC program was a better option for our state, our patients and providers. It is not too late for the General Assembly to rethink its potentially disastrous proposal.

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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Crest coach Will Clark on championship rematch with Southern Durham

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Coach Darius Robinson on Southern Durham's 'secret weapon

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South Granville's Annie Preddy on team's path to championship match

Austin Collins on East Chapel Hill senior night loss to Riverside 01:04

Austin Collins on East Chapel Hill senior night loss to Riverside

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NCCU's Ryan Smith's excited reaction to being picked in the NFL Draft

NCCU's Ryan Smith was the first area player to go in the NFL Draft. Watch his reaction as he gets the word while at home with family.
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NCCU's Ryan Smith's excited reaction to being picked in the NFL Draft 00:43

NCCU's Ryan Smith's excited reaction to being picked in the NFL Draft

Orange downs Northwood 8-7 in emotional match 02:07

Orange downs Northwood 8-7 in emotional match

Zach Wright leads Orange to big lacrosse win 01:26

Zach Wright leads Orange to big lacrosse win

Northwood falls to Orange in lacrosse action 01:55

Northwood falls to Orange in lacrosse action