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February 2019 Archives

The steps that you take before you retire can affect your future

The older most of us get, the more most of us start thinking about our retirement. While it's important for us all to make plans along the way to get our finances in order for when we retire, those last 10 years before we do are the most critical. Steps that you take during that last decade before you retire can have significant implications on the type of life that you're able to live once you end your career.

NC State basketball player facing assault charge, suspension

A North Carolina State University basketball player is facing a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from an altercation with a former girlfriend in which she was struck in the face. The player, Eric Lockett, has also been indefinitely suspended from the team, where he's a reserve guard.

Can police seize and search your cell phone?

If you are like numerous other North Carolina residents, you keep your life in your phone. You take it everywhere and pretty much always have it on you. While this works well when you need to check your bank balance or find out where you are meeting friends later, it might not work so well if police stop you.

When are oral wills allowed in North Carolina?

There are situations in which a person can have a legally binding will that's not written. Nuncupative (oral) wills are allowed here in North Carolina if a person's death is imminent. That's why they're sometimes also referred to as deathbed wills.

The rights of hearing-impaired people in police encounters

Any interaction with law enforcement can be frightening and stressful. However, for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, dealing with officers can be especially difficult. It's been estimated that as many as 9 percent of people may be hearing impaired to some degree. As our population ages, that number will likely rise.

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