North Carolina Marijuana News

According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office:

A Trenton man who resides on Justee Lane reported an incident of burglary and vandalism Saturday.

A North Augusta woman who resides on Lorraine Drive reported a domestic incident Saturday.

On Sunday, an officer observed an Aiken man who resides on Troy Lane who was asleep in a vehicle with the motor running. The subject told the officer he could search the vehicle, and the officer located a clear, plastic bag containing a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana. The officer submitted the material for testing. The subject was release to a licensed driver.

A Warrenville woman who resides on Legion Road reported a domestic incident involving vandalism Friday.

A Burnettown man who resides on Lee Drive reported a domestic incident Friday.

A Trenton man who resides on Country Way, a Windsor man who resides on Oak Ridge Club Road and a Warrenville man who resides on Bath Street were arrested for drug-related charges after a traffic stop Friday.

An officer submitted suspected marijuana for forensic analysis Friday after

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By Chip Womick [email protected] Twitter: @ChipWomickCT

FRANKLINVILLE — A clutch of people cheered a few weeks ago as a crane lifted and human hands guided the last of the 16 prefabricated panels into place on a tiny house being built in the Living Well Community.

It was a special occasion for Marty Clemons, who will live in the house on a little street called Infinite Way off N.C. 22. Several of her future neighbors were on hand to share in her excitement. They had walked a short distance for a front row seat.

The construction was significant enough that several folks flew south from Chicago to watch, too.

Clemons’ future home is the first hemp house ever built in North America using hempcrete panels.

Super insulation

The first house made primarily of hemp in the United States was raised in Asheville in 2010. A mixture of industrial hemp shives (the woody core of the plant), lime and water — which creates a lightweight insulating material called hempcrete — was mixed on site and placed in the walls. Since then, many

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During the month of December, I forego answering gardening questions. I tell stories instead. I hope you enjoy them. I will return to my question-and-answer format in January.

The largest group of landowners in any county are women. Most are widows, some are single, and there are those that inherited land. Talk to any male farmer and you will find many “tend” or rent farms owned by women. Therefore, it is only logical that women were a significant part of my audience.

I have a soft spot in my heart for widows. My mother became one at the age of 51 and never remarried. She became the head of the household and went back to work. She had to face the hardships and stress of raising us and maintaining a household. As a result of seeing what she had to face, I always offered myself to help those women with farm and forest questions and decisions. I was fortunate to have a staff that felt the same.

One of my most successful programs in Montgomery County was called “women in

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By Karla Santos For The Bulletin

NEW LONDON — Relatives of a Massachusetts man cried while he was sentenced 15 months in jail for his drug possession charges Friday in New London Superior Court.

Kevin Allen Malone, 30, of 147 Millbrook Road, Springfield, had 21 people in the courtroom supporting him. Seven of them spoke in front of Judge Hillary Strackbein with the purpose of convincing her to give Malone no jail time, or as little jail time as possible.

Katrina Wiggins, a correctional officer, drove all the way from North Carolina to be present at Malone’s sentence. Wiggins told Strackbein that Malone was a “smart and a very bright young man.” Wiggins also emphasized that Malone is a good father, and she asked Strackbein to “give him an opportunity to show who he really is.”

Assistant State’s Attorney Paul Narducci thanked Malone’s support group for going to court.

“No matter what happens today, he has the chance to do good,” Narducci said.

On the other hand, Strackbein was focused on the seriousness of Malone’s crime.

“What you did is devastating our

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BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) When Jessica Trent-Miller put her then 3-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn, to bed in September of 2012, she had no idea she would be waking up minutes later to a nightmare. 

She didn’t know it at the time, but her daughter had Intractable Epilepsy, a seizure disorder in which a patient’s seizures fail to come under control with treatment. 

The following December, the seizures started increasing in intensity and number. “It was like it never stopped after that. We went through 13 different medications but nothing worked. She was so spaced out and literally drugged on the medications that are FDA approved. “

With each seizure, there was a risk of death and, as Miller explained, more memory loss. 

“I couldn’t talk, but I knew God would bless me while I was having seizures. But that would stop  when I was older,” said Kaitlyn. 

Running out of options, Miller decided to enroll Kaitlyn at age five in a clinical trial at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. It was there she started CBD oil, a liquid form of medical marijuana that is made up

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A Rock Hill man punched a police officer and was arrested after both fell down a staircase Thursday afternoon, according to a Rock Hill police report.

Police tried to stop a man driving a silver Toyota Camry at the intersection of Cherry Road and West Main Street after finding his North Carolina license plate had been revoked, the report says.

The man didn’t stop the car, the report says.

Police obtained the car information and went to the owner’s address, an apartment on Cedar Post Lane in Rock Hill, the report says.

The owner of the car, Shannon Gilmore, 43, was detained and told police the driver of the car was upstairs.

The driver of the car, Brenten Ray Ervin, 33, was ultimately arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest, unlawful possession of prescription drugs, possession of marijuana, open container of liquor in a moving vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle fee violation and failure to stop for blue lights.

Police also found 0.73 grams of marijuana in a clear plastic bag in the car as well as

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Police have charged a Franklin County man in connection with four robberies at Raleigh stores, including two at the same store.

Michael John Perruna, 32, of 2 Franklin St. in Franklinton, was arrested Nov. 28 during a traffic stop in Raleigh, according to search warrant applications made public Friday at the Wake County Clerk of Courts Office.

Perruna remained in custody Friday at the Wake County jail, where he is being held on four felony counts of common law robbery.

Police have accused Perruna of four robberies: Mira Mart on Glenwood Avenue on Sept. 11; United Zone Smoke Shop at 7332 Creedmoor Road on Oct. 27 and Nov. 27; and the Circle K convenience store at 4501 Delta Lake Ave. on Nov. 7.

“The suspect used the same method in all cases with slight differences to each (color of gloves, color/style of shoes and style of bag),” R.K. Corcoran, a Raleigh detective, stated in one of the search warrant applications.

Witnesses in each case said a man with a light complexion entered wearing dark clothing, orange gloves

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Beth Hutson Digital editor @BethHutson

Two Fayetteville men were arrested on drug and weapon charges  Friday in Hoke County after deputies conducting a traffic stop smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, a Hoke County Sheriff’s Office news release said.

A deputy was conducting a community patrol in the Stonewall subdivision Friday when he was flagged down by a person who reported a suspicious vehicle in the area, according to the release.

The deputy located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop, during which he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and had the driver and passenger step out, the release said.

The driver, Richard Thomas Bingham Jr., 30, of the 3900 block of Cookville Court in Fayetteville, attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended, the release said. Passenger Freddie L. Davis II, 30, of the 4000 block of Catherine Drive in Fayetteville, was detained without incident.

Deputies searching the vehicle discovered two handguns, one of which was stolen, about 797 grams of marijuana and 341 grams of suspected cocaine, according to the release.


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WELDON, N.C. – A 1-year-old boy is dead after being shot in the head by someone who fired into his house from a car.

Police in Weldon, a town of around 1,600 northeast of Raleigh, say the house was hit by multiple bullets during the drive-by shooting at around 8:15 p.m. Thursday.

According to police, the child’s mother, father, sibling and a great-grandparent were in the home and escaped injury, but Jaxson Clay was pronounced dead at a hospital, two weeks before his second birthday.

Both Weldon police and the State Bureau of Investigation are investigating.

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Elizabeth City, N.C. — The District Attorney’s Office is seeking the death penalty against a Randolph native and three other North Carolina prison inmates charged in the deaths of four correctional employees during the inmates’ failed escape attempt from Pasquotank Correctional Institution in October. 

Superior Court Judge J.C. Cole signed orders Wednesday allowing District Attorney Andrew Womble to seek the death penalty against Mikel Brady, 28, Wisezah Buckman, 30, Seth Frazier, 33, and Jonathan Monk, 30.

District Attorney Andrew Womble said in an email that all four inmates are charged with four counts of first-degree murder, among other felony offenses.

“Each murder charge represents a heinous and atrocious act committed on one of the four murder victims and is sufficient to warrant a death penalty trial,” Womble said. “We intend to prosecute each defendant and each crime charged to the fullest extent of the law.”

All four inmates are charged in the deaths of Correction Enterprise Manager Veronica Darden, correction officers Justin Smith and Wendy Shannon, and maintenance mechanic Geoffrey Howe. Darden and Smith died on Oct. 12, the day the four

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