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In Harnett, leaders shrugged at complaints

Residents have little recourse when top law enforcement officials ignore signs of deputies’ misconduct

Sheriff’s office and district attorney’s office didn’t detect signs that some Harnett deputies were using excessive force

Sheriff advises residents to submit to officers’ demands to avoid altercations

NC State’s Abu considers leaving Pack

N.C. State forward Abdul-Malik Abu told ESPN that he is “seriously considering transferring or hiring an agent.” Abu, who led the team in rebounding as a sophomore and was second in scoring last season, had declared for the NBA draft on March 24.

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.

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North Carolina pair survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness

An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A helicopter pilot spotted the large "help" signs they had made from fern fronds.

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Watch 100-year-old Ida Keeling crush the 100 meter dash <span class='title-duration'>01:04</span> 01:04

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Learn how to make pimiento cheese in 35 seconds <span class='title-duration'>00:35</span> 00:35

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A forceful stop <span class='title-duration'>00:51</span> 00:51

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​Lee County's Drayton Lamb ready for Cape Fear Valley tournament <span class='title-duration'>00:50</span> 00:50

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Stephenson eyes championship for after 3A regional win <span class='title-duration'>01:49</span> 01:49

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In Harnett, death by Taser

In March 2011, Brandon Bethea died in the Harnett County jail after being shot three times with a Taser by detention officer John Clark. A state medical examiner ruled Bethea's death a homicide, but no one has been punished. This edited version, derived from more than an hour of videos from two county surveillance cameras, shows Bethea, still in leg shackles, backing into the corner of a padded cell when Clark fired.
Harnett County Detention Center
In Harnett, death by Taser 05:51

In Harnett, death by Taser

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Couch Commander: An inside look into Obama's plans after the Presidency 04:03

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Five-week-old kitten rescued from manhole 00:23

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