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Chapel Hill triple-murder suspect’s wife files for divorce

Karen Hicks, the wife of 46-year-old murder suspect Craig Stephen Hicks,  is planning to file a petition to divorce her husband, the International Business Times reported on February 12. Craig Hicks is suspected of shooting and killing three Muslim college students at their home in Finley Forest condominium complex on Summerwalk Circle in Chapel Hill, […]

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North Carolina’s Guardian Ad Litem program seeks volunteers

The organizers of the Guardian Ad Litem program in North Carolina are reaching out to local families to recruit volunteers to visit and advocate for children who are removed from abusive households, mtairynews.com reports. Kate Appler, the program’s district administrator for the Surry and Stokes counties, says that volunteers generally donate 3-6 hours of their […]

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Nicholas Sparks’ wife purchased $1.1M home after split announced

The wife of 49-year-old American novelist, screenwriter, and producer Nicholas Charles Sparks – Cathy Sparks – was reported by entertainment news network TMZ to have moved out of their old home and purchased a new $1.1 million mansion in New Bern, North Carolina in December 2014. Cathy Sparks’ new residence has 4 acres of lakefront […]

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Charlotte Christmas tree commemorates domestic violence victims

To remember the 59 victims of domestic violence in North Carolina this year, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and members of the local Safe Alliance constructed a special holiday tree for this Christmas and hung the names of victims upon the tree, Charlotte TWC News reported on December 15. Among those whose lives were senselessly lost due […]

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North Carolina programs promote domestic violence prevention

Thousands of high school coaches across the country are participating in a program created by nonprofit Futures Without Violence, called Coaching Boys Into Men, which is intended to prevent domestic violence, the Union-Bulletin reported on November 24. Coaches relay messages on how to treat women and children to the young men on their teams. The football coach […]

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U.S. males may not pursue spousal support from ex-wives due to gender roles

According to the National Census, of the 400,000 people in the United States receiving post-divorce financial assistance, only 3% of them are males and the rest are females. However, 40% of households are headed by women who make the majority of the household income. What could possibly be the cause for this disparity? The author of Divorcing […]

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Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn to divorce

After being married to each other for 13 long years, 42-year-old Hollywood television and film actress Angie Harmon and 43-year-old former cornerback for the National Football League Jason Heath Sehorn announced on November 3 that they have reached an “amicable separation,” BreatheCast reported. Because of their conflicting work schedules across the country, their relationship was put […]

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Father of Fantasia Barrino’s baby filed for custody

Thirty-year-old R&B singer Fantasia Barrino’s ex-boyfriend, Brandel Shouse, recently filed for full custody of their 13-year-old daughter Zion, according to a report from one of the celebrity’s representatives. The child custody, visitation, and child support lawsuit was filed in Mecklenburg, North Carolina. The statement said that Shouse has had limited contact with Zion over the […]

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First increase in foster care children in seven years

According to records from the Department of Health and Human Services, the number of children in the United States residing in foster homes increased slightly in 2013 after a seven-year decline, The Associated Press reported on September 29. According to HHS’s annual report, there are 403,378 children in the U.S. foster care system–higher than 2012’s 397,000. […]

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Bigamist arrested in McDowell County

McDowell County police deputies in North Carolina have arrested and charged 33-year-old Old Fort resident Tia Chappell with bigamy and perjury on Monday, September 8. Chappell swore to court officials on June 1 that it was her first time to marry, however, investigators were able to glean information that she had been married twice before, […]

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