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What Are the Consequences of Verbal Abuse?

Many people think about domestic abuse primarily in terms of physical violence. Those who suffer abuse at the hands of their partners or other family members often experience painful and even debilitating bodily injuries. However, domestic violence comprises not only physical abuse but verbal abuse as well. Verbal abuse can have equally harmful consequences for […]

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How Does a Domestic Violence Charge Affect Custody?

Sadly, many American children still witness domestic violence between parents, and instances of interparental violence can lead to child abuse. The occurrence of domestic violence in a relationship, or even an accusation of domestic violence, will affect the outcome of a child custody matter. Domestic Violence and the Child’s Best Interest Whether the parents resolve […]

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Domestic violence awareness deemed important by North Carolina governor

North Carolina Governor Patrick McCrory declared October as the “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in North Carolina in an effort to recognize the negative impact that domestic violence has had on the lives of far too many citizens of the state. McCrory noted that “the number of North Carolinians affected by domestic violence each year is […]

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Teenage domestic violence a silent danger

The recent arrest of 17-year-old Kelton Fox in Durham for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Tierra Hall has tragically brought teenage domestic violence into the spotlight in North Carolina, WTVD reported on April 1. Fox has been indicted with first-degree murder in relation to Hall, who was found dead behind a vacant home on March […]

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Gregory Hardy still to be investigated by NFL despite case dismissal

Despite the dismissal of 26-year-old Carolina Panthers’ defensive end Gregory Hardy’s domestic violence case on February 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina, the National Football League has announced that it will still investigate the personal life of Hardy to find out if he violated the league’s personal-conduct policy, according to a report by the Las Vegas […]

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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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Domestic violence awareness promoted by North Carolina fraternities

During April, several fraternity chapters throughout North Carolina, including Duke’s Phi Delta Theta, will be campaigning to increase awareness of domestic violence and help raise money in conjunction with Fraternities4Family, a state-wide organization. The Phi Delt fraternity will be specifically raising money for Families Living Violence Free, which is a Granville County rape and domestic violence […]

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