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Leading Telecommunications Firm DigitalPhone.io Installs Hosted VoIP…  Virtual-Strategy Magazine

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North Carolina media partnership focuses on sexual assault victims, inconsistent conviction rates  Poynter

This week, the Carolina Public Press rolled out a new criminal justice series, “Seeking Convictions.” The press, an independent news nonprofit since 2011, ...


DigitalPhone.io Steps in to Help City of Graham, NC After Electrical Storm Takes Down Phone System  EIN News

Leading Hosted VoIP & Telecommunications Firm DigitalPhone.io Steps in to Help City of Graham, NC After Electrical Storm Takes Down Phone System.


North Carolina considers hand-held phone ban while driving  Miami Herald

Distracted driving dangers are getting revisited in North Carolina, where lawmakers are advancing a prohibition on hand-held cell phone use in the name of ...


Poor People’s Campaign to launch bus tour in South Carolina  The State

The Poor People's Campaign is launching a national bus tour of poverty-stricken areas to bring attention to what they call the "real crises" or "interlocking ...


NCAA Tournament returns to Columbia. Its last time here was madness for Gamecocks  Durham Herald Sun

Columbia, South Carolina, is hosting the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 49 years. But March Madness wasn't all that fun for Frank McGuire, John Roche ...


Ex-N Carolina lawmaker indicted in campaign finance probe  Miami Herald

A former North Carolina state lawmaker has been indicted on charges of filing false campaign statements and his ex-campaign treasurer faces a related charge.


Plane that crashed into Franklin County pond was carrying three people, FAA says  Myrtle Beach Sun News

Franklin County emergency personnel responded to reports of a plane crash on Friday night. A Cessna 182 was flying from Louisburg, North Carolina, to Hilton ...


Criminal – Wrong commanding officer authorized search of defendant's cell phone  South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Although evidence obtained during a military search of the defendant's cell phone was inadmissible because it violated the Military Rules of Evidence, the ...


MWC 2019: Huawei Politics, Robots and Speedy 5G  The New York Times

The American-led campaign against Huawei hung over the giant tech conference in Barcelona. But most attendees were focused instead on new mobile phones ...


Facebook's Phone Number Policy Could Push Users to Not Trust Two-Factor Authentication  Motherboard

Users are angry that Facebook is letting others, including advertisers, look up users via the phone numbers they provided to enable two-factor authentication.


Nicole Lovell murder: Was a Virginia teen lured to her death through a smartphone app?  CBS News

Two promising college students stand trial in the girl's 2016 death.


Suspect in Providence shooting died after turning the gun on himself, police say  Charlotte Observer

Police give updated details on Sunday morning's Providence Country Club neighborhood double-murder. The alleged shooter has died after killing a father and ...


United Methodists reject same-sex marriage and gay clergy. What happens next?  Raleigh News & Observer

United Methodists voted to continue to ban same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay clergy, opening the door for what is expected to be an exodus of ...


Telephone polling response rates continue to slide  NBCNews.com

In 1997, Pew had a now-unthinkable response rate of 36 percent. In 2018, that response rate was just 6 percent.


SC continues to invest in telehealth, but internet connections lag  Charleston Post Courier

The virtual way of seeing a doctor or managing health is seen as a solution to deteriorating health care services in rural parts of the state. South Carolina's ...


North Carolina middle school makes students put phones on 'lockdown'  KWQC-TV6

Middle schoolers at Carter Community School in Durham, North Carolina are using a new kind of locker. Each morning, students place their phones in Yondr ...


Driving laws NC: bill would make talking, texting illegal  Raleigh News & Observer

Under a new bill, HB 144, North Carolina drivers could be assessed a $100 fine if they're caught and convicted of talking on the phone or texting while driving.


After outrage over UNC blackface photos, NC’s online yearbook archive stays busy  Durham Herald Sun

A digital archive of yearbooks from North Carolina colleges and high schools has seen about twice its normal number of visitors in the past week, since the ...


Police: 1 dead in shooting inside North Carolina mall store  Charlotte Observer

Police in a North Carolina town say a person was shot and killed during a dispute at a store inside a mall.


The Ultra-Pure, Super-Secret Sand That Makes Your Phone Possible  WIRED

*Fresh* from church on a cool, overcast Sunday morning in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, Alex Glover slides onto the plastic bench of a McDonald's booth.


Christian Right Aided the Ascent of Republican in Disputed North Carolina Race  The New York Times

Religious leaders are rallying around Mark Harris, a pastor turned politician whose victory is under scrutiny as the state conducts an investigation into possible ...


Hurricane Florence live updates: North Carolina coast prepares for storm impact  The Herald

Get live updates and the latest news from the North Carolina coast as Hurricane Florence heads our way. We'll bring you information on how residents are ...


Waste from Hurricane Florence Continues to Overwhelm North Carolina Landfills  Government Technology

(TNS) - More than four months after Hurricane Florence battered the state, rivers of waste are still flowing to landfills in eastern North Carolina in volumes that ...


Days of flooding ahead in the Carolinas as Florence leaves at least 13 dead  CNN

Tropical Storm Florence's relentless rain is flooding parts of the Carolinas and promises even more for days, officials said Saturday, a day after it landed as a ...


Duluth Trading Co. opens first North Carolina store in Greensboro  Greensboro News & Record

Duluth Trading Co. makes its North Carolina debut with a store in Greensboro.


Sheetz opening 100th North Carolina store in High Point  Greensboro News & Record

Sheetz is opening its 100th North Carolina store next week in High Point.


Hurricane Florence live updates: North Carolina and South Carolina  The Herald-Sun

As Hurricane Florence hurtles into the Carolinas and residents face what's now a Category 1 storm, our reporters and photojournalists are on the coast and ...


More outages expected as winter storm leaves nearly 100,000 SC customers without power  The State

The winter storm that was working its way across South Carolina Sunday plunged close to 100,000 power customers into darkness, according to the energy ...


New SC laws go into effect on New Year’s Day 2019  The State

A handful of new laws passed by the S.C. Legislature go into effect Jan. 1, 2019. Here is a look at those changes and how they will affect the lives of South ...


‘We’re just getting prepared for the worst’: Florence pounds flooded Carolinas as death toll rises to 32  The Washington Post

Florence, the once-powerful hurricane that swept across the Carolinas in recent days, has prompted a widespread emergency across all of North Carolina, from ...


South Carolina Hands-Free Driving Bill Advances in State Legislature  Insurance Journal

A bill banning drivers in South Carolina from holding cellphones in their hands passed its first hurdle. The proposal would fine drivers $200 for using a.


What is 5G E? Explaining AT&T’s misleading network on smartphones  Digital Trends

When is 4G not 4G? When it's 5G, of course. AT&T is rebranding potentially millions of 4G LTE smartphones to make it appear as though they are on 5G ...


Landlines Predicted Obsolete by 2020; ULTATEL Explains What This Means for Businesses  Markets Insider

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Thanks to dwindling landline use, experts now predict that traditional telephone systems are about to ...


Blue Cross and 5 NC hospitals will now share patients medical data to slow cost increases  The News & Observer

Blue Cross and five hospital systems have announced a strategy to bring down health care costs. Blue Premier will require Blue Cross and providers to share ...


At Butler High School in N.C., Bullying Led to Fatal Shooting of Student, Police Say  The New York Times

One 16-year-old is charged with murdering another during a fight in a crowded hallway at David W. Butler High School in Matthews, N.C..


Samsung brings 400 new jobs to South Carolina with a new customer care center  Digital Trends

Samsung customer *service* is getting a major upgrade. On Thursday, the South Korean technology company announced the opening of a new "consumer care ...


Gophers sweep South Carolina to reach NCAA volleyball Sweet 16  Star Tribune

Sometimes, having too many options can be overwhelming. Samantha Seliger-Swenson might feel that way once in a while, if she's perusing the selections at ...


Body is believed to be of missing North Carolina boy with autism  CNN

A body believed to be that of Maddox Ritch, the 6-year-old boy with autism who went missing at a North Carolina park, was found Thursday afternoon, officials ...


Hurricane Florence Bathed North Carolina in Raw Sewage. New Figures Show It Was Even Worse Than We Thought  Government Technology

(TNS) — As Hurricane Florence was soaking North Carolina in September, local creeks and rivers were swirling with germs, chemicals, sewage and other filth ...


Carolina Panthers plan to build team HQ, practice facility in SC  Charleston Post Courier

COLUMBIA — The Carolina Panthers plan to build a team headquarters and practice facility in York County just over the state line from its Charlotte stadium, ...


SC mayor says phone call was a threat; Katie Arrington says it was political talk  Charleston Post Courier

A phone call between GOP congressional candidate Katie Arrington and the mayor of local beach community Isle of Palms has caused a divide over whether ...


Snow days will become online class days in some SC schools districts  Charleston Post Courier

When the weather outside is frightful, students in a few South Carolina school districts won't find their day so delightful. Five districts are replacing snow days this ...


Callers will soon ring a new area code in South Carolina  Charleston Post Courier

Regulators approved a new area code for the 803 region that includes Aiken, Columbia and Rock Hill, the second time in recent years that fast-growing S.C. ...


‘Sextortion’ scam: SC inmates pose as women on dating app to trap soldiers, warrant says  The Island Packet

A search warrant filed in Charleston accuses prisoners in South Carolina of posing as underage girls on dating apps to catfish and extort soldiers in the U.S. ...


Massive sex blackmail scheme run by SC inmates targeted military, officials say  Myrtle Beach Online

More than 400 military *service* members across the United States have fallen victim to sexual blackmail schemes run by inmates in S.C. prisons, officials said ...


Textbook 'scam' alleged in federal lawsuit against SC's biggest technical college  Charleston Post Courier

A used textbook seller is taking South Carolina's largest public technical college to federal court alleging it ran a "scam" on its own students by inking a deal with ...


LATEST: Emergency Operations Center loses phone service  The Fayetteville Observer

Fayetteville Observer reporters are feeding updates in real time as Hurricane Florence hits our region. Check here for the latest throughout the day and into the ...


NC election voter fraud hearing: Live updates | Raleigh  Raleigh News & Observer

Here are live updates on North Carolina Board of Elections hearing on November 2018 general midterm election & vote fraud allegations in 9th District race ...


‘It’s like a death.’ Bill’s Barbecue closes in Wilson after 56 years.  The News & Observer

Bill's Barbecue in Wilson, one of North Carolina's largest BBQ operations, closed this week. Owner Bill Ellis died in 2017.


A South Carolina school district just abolished snow days — and will make students learn online  The Washington Post

Anderson County School District 5 has implemented e-learning days during which students will learn at home when inclement weather shuts down the district.


Carolinas Hospital System sold to MUSC  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. — The Medical University of South Carolina has purchased four South Carolina hospitals, including two Pee Dee facilities.


New Pixel Phones and Other Gadgets Keep Google in the Hardware Hunt  The New York Times

Though sales of its devices have been slow, the search giant unveiled the Pixel 3, a smart speaker with a built-in screen and a tablet that doubles as a PC.


I-95 and I-40 reopen to all traffic, hundreds of other NC roads still closed  The Herald-Sun

Interstate 95 and I-40 through North Carolina are now open to all traffic for the first time since floodwaters from Hurricane Florence forced them to close more ...


In This North Carolina Coastal Town, ‘Downtown Is Literally Underwater’  The New York Times

Hundreds were rescued from flood-marooned homes overnight, with another 150 awaiting rescue. “We are praying and hoping for the best,” one resident said.


South Carolina is on the verge of outlawing phone number spoofing. Will it stick?  Charleston Post Courier

State Rep. Rick Martin has had just about enough of the daily deluge of calls he gets from faked phone numbers, and he's upset by the stories of scams they.


Verizon Wireless outage: Here’s why your phone isn’t working today  The News & Observer

Verizon Wireless customers experienced difficulty making calls, sending texts and using data across South Carolina Tuesday. The issues are part of a larger ...


Presidential alert: US mobile phones get test message  BBC News

More than 200 million US mobile phones have received a test "Presidential Alert" notification. The trial is designed to check that a previously unused emergency ...


Virginia College campus in Greensboro closes after parent company calls it quits  Greensboro News & Record

GREENSBORO — The local campus of Virginia College closed Wednesday as its struggling parent company announced that it will shut down all of the schools ...


LIST | New NC Laws That Go Into Effect January 1  WFMYNews2.com

Each year, on January 1, new state laws and amendments passed by the General Assembly go into effect. There are 11 laws and/or amendments effective in NC ...


Sheetz opening new Greensboro store  Greensboro News & Record

A new Sheetz store opens Thursday in Greensboro.


Berkeley County deputies Facebook shame suspect who dropped phone while running  WSBT-TV

In the age of social media, you quickly can become famous (or infamous) for all the wrong reasons. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office made that one man's ...


These NCGOP tweets on disputed election may be irrelevant. But they’re mostly true.  Charlotte Observer

In North Carolina's 9th District, now under investigation, Dallas Woodhouse of the NC GOP said no elections protest was filed, Dan McCready conceded to Mark ...


After complaints, Eden police remove 'jammers' from sweepstakes parlor  Greensboro News & Record

Police say they have recovered several electronic “anti-cheating devices” from an Eden sweepstakes parlor, and thereby remedied static that has for months ...


News 13 Investigates: Duke Energy's smart utility meters not without problems  WLOS

Connectivity. In the mountains, it can disrupt phone calls, needed emergency help and, maybe now, your power bill. A News 13 investigation has uncovered a ...


Trey Gowdy to rejoin South Carolina law firm Nelson Mullins after leaving Congress  Charleston Post Courier

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy plans to rejoin South Carolina's largest law firm next year after leaving Congress, The Post and Courier has learned.


Deputy on leave after video posted of him roughing up teens  Charlotte Observer

North Carolina: Sheriff's deputy on administrative leave after a video posted to social media shows him roughing up two teenage girls recording an arrest on ...


N. Carolina officer shot, wounded; 2 suspects in custody  News & Observer

Police in North Carolina say a Raleigh police officer has been shot several times while trying to take a suspect into custody.


SC Department of Corrections to give inmates tablets  The State

As South Carolina's prisons try to cope with an employee shortage, Department of Corrections Director Bryan Stirling thinks he has a solution that could help.


Body found has been identified as kidnapped NC 13-year-old Hania Aguilar, FBI says  The News & Observer

The FBI and Lumberton, North Carolina, police found a body on Tuesday in Robeson County during their search for kidnapped 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar ...


Hurricane Florence: If you live in the Carolinas or Virginia, do this by the end of Monday  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The National Hurricane Center on Monday warned that Hurricane Florence is likely to be a major hurricane as it nears the coast of North Carolina later this week ...


More than 70,000 in Guilford County remain without power; repaired Horse Pen Creek Road reopens after Michael damage  Greensboro News & Record

Restoring power could take days, Duke Energy says.


Carolina Panthers player says he used ‘arm bar’ wrestling move to help make an arrest  Charlotte Observer

Carolina Panthers fullback Alex Armah says he used an “arm-bar” wrestling move to detain a person he saw attempting to enter his vehicle on Feb. 6 at his ...


Contraband smugglers use potato guns after prisons spend millions on netting, SCDC says  The State

After the S.C. Department of Corrections spent more than $8.5 million dollars installing golf course-like netting around higher-security prisons, criminals looking ...


Phone call allegedly discussing requests from Zion Williamson’s family brought up at trial  The News & Observer

Kansas assistant coach Kurtis Townsend discussed the financial requests of the family of recruit Zion Williamson, who's now a Duke forward, during a phone call ...


NC GOP leader raises possibility of impeaching justices over amendment ruling  The Charlotte Observer

NC Republican Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse says Democrats on the Supreme Court could face impeachment over a constitutional amendments ruling.


Ryan Hilinski takes another step toward becoming a Gamecock  The State

South Carolina Gamecocks football quarterback Ryan Hilinski signed his financial papers on Wednesday, taking another step toward becoming a USC player.


NC voter fraud case: McCrae Dowless criminal record  McClatchy DC Bureau

Leslie McCrae Dowless, who worked for the Mark Harris campaign, was convicted of felony fraud in 1992 and served more than five months in prison. Dowless ...


For 10 years, a chemical not EPA approved was in their drinking water  CNN

For almost 10 years, a South Carolina couple saved jars of tap water worried there was something wrong with it. Now the EPA is investigating and the scientist ...


Woman conspired to kill mother with a man online she had never met in person, police say  The News & Observer

Police say a Garner woman conspired to kill her mother and stole thousands of dollars from a family member's bank account after she got caught up in online ...


Phones, bikes...’high-voltage copper wire’? A sample of what gets stolen at USC  The State

Bicycles, backpacks, purses, money and phones are among the most commonly stolen items reported to the University of South Carolina's police department.


Oklahoma attorney accused of solicitation of murder, witness tampering arrested in North Carolina  Tulsa World

Authorities in North Carolina arrested a Jay attorney accused of solicitation for first-degree murder, witness tampering and racketeering related to his contact with ...


Harnett deputy suspended after teen assaulted while recording arrest  WRAL.com

A Harnett County deputy was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday, a day after a video was posted to Facebook showing him roughing up two girls who ...


We Have Reached Peak Screen. Now Revolution Is in the Air.  The New York Times

With smartphones, everything digital has been managed through screens. Now that all of our visual capacity has been captured, the tech giants are starting to ...


Garner shooting reported at Walgreens  Raleigh News & Observer

Police are responding in Garner after reports of a possible shooting, according to scanner traffic.


Mark Harris’ son told his father ‘shady character’ in Bladen was collecting ballots  Charlotte Observer

Here are updates from testimony by Republican Mark Harris' son at the North Carolina Board of Elections hearing on the November 2018 general midterm ...


Michael updates: At least 6 killed by storm in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina  The Washington Post

Tropical Storm Michael continues to march through the Southeast, still packing powerful winds and flood-causing rains. Michael made landfall in the Florida ...


North Carolina flu deaths climb as season enters its most dangerous phase  Greensboro News & Record

So far, the current flu season has been milder than last year's. In the previous flu season, 48 people died from flu-related causes in North Carolina by this time ...


Video of blind NC student allegedly bullied at school prompts sheriff’s investigation  Myrtle Beach Online

An investigation has been launched by the Stokes County Sheriff's Office in NC after video posted on social media allegedly shows bullies taunting a ...


South Carolina students bomb the ACT, falling behind Mississippi  Charleston Post Courier

South Carolina's graduating class of 2018 didn't fare well on the ACT college readiness test: Students' scores were ahead of Nevada's but behind Mississippi ...


Fewer people moved into North Carolina in 2018 than previous years, but it continues to grow  Winston-Salem Journal

North Carolina proved to be a less attractive destination for migration during 2018 even as the nation's ninth-largest state continued to grow, according to annual ...


Trump declares state of emergency in both Carolinas as Hurricane Florence nears  The Herald-Sun

President Donald Trump has declared of State of Emergency in both North and South Carolina, in anticipation of damage done by Hurricane Florence.


Why Raleigh, North Carolina, Will Be the Next Startup Hub  Inc.com

Every city has unique benefits for entrepreneurs, but few, like Raleigh, have the entire package.


How to watch WGHP/Fox8 shows during dispute with cable provider Spectrum  Greensboro News & Record

Godzilla vs. King Kong. Freddie vs. Jason. Charter vs. Tribune Media. The battle rages on between Charter Communications, the owners of Spectrum Cable, ...


They thought living in churches would protect them. Now they fear nowhere is safe  CNN

After Samuel Oliver-Bruno's arrest, other undocumented immigrants living in sanctuary churches in North Carolina face a haunting question this Christmas: Will I ...


Pizza delivery driver loses car, phone in Beaufort Co. armed robbery, police say  The Island Packet

A pizza delivery driver lost his car and phone Wednesday after he said two men approached him in a Burton parking lot and held him at gunpoint, according to a ...


North Carolina police force asks Google for data from devices near crime scenes  Digital Trends

Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, have been quietly issuing warrants to Google, requesting account data from mobile devices that are tracked as coming close ...


The University of South Carolina has a new logo. Reviews are mixed.  Charleston Post Courier

The focal point of the University of South Carolina's new logo is not a palmetto tree, a stylized silhouette of the campus's historic Horseshoe, or even a ferocious ...


Apple plans on hiring 20,000 people — possibly in North Carolina  Digital Trends

Apple is doubling down on its commitment to building a new campus, and it seems increasingly likely that the tech giant's new home could be in Research ...


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