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Man still paying child support despite DNA results

Most everyone in North Carolina would likely agree that parents have certain obligations to their children. Both parents must ensure that the needs of their children are met. However, a man in another state claims that he is still being forced to pay child support even though a paternity test revealed that the child in question is not his.

The man claims that because he believed that the child was his, he signed the birth certificate. When he went to court to seek visitation of the child, the judge ordered a paternity test. He was reportedly devastated when the test revealed that there was no biological connection.

3 potential causes of truck accidents, according to a trucker

It can be intimidating to share the road with a big-rig truck, as their massive size and large blind spots mean much less room for error by both truck drivers and the cars on the road alongside them.

Of course, there are driving behaviors you can practice to lower the risk of an accident with these large vehicles. In particular, if you want to avoid an accident with a tractor-trailer, who better to listen to than a truck driver?

Dangerous product: Vaping linked to hundreds of cases of illness

For decades, there has been information available regarding the potential harm that smoking cigarettes can cause. Perhaps because of this, many have turned to an alternative in the form of e-cigarettes in recent years, perhaps believing that it holds less risks to their health. Unfortunately, reports regarding serious illnesses occurring in North Carolina and other areas of the country have prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend cessation of use of such devices. Many across the country are suffering as a result of what appears to be a dangerous product.

According to the CDC, there have been approximately 450 cases of lung illnesses related to vaping. Unfortunately, five people have died. Reports indicate that all of these victims had vaped in the days or weeks preceding their illness; many of the patients used tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). These cases have been reported in over 30 states, including North Carolina, and a territory.

Multiple injuries reported in North Carolina bus accident

Parents across the country send their children to school on school buses. These same parents also sometimes allow their children to ride on school-provided transportation to travel to certain extracurricular events, such as ball games. The decision to allow their children to participate in these events typically centers around the expectation that the professionals involved in the transport will take appropriate action to protect the children, including ensuring that buses are properly maintained and that drivers adjust their driving to road conditions. Though the details of a recent accident are unclear, reports indicate that several people were injured in a school bus accident in North Carolina.

The incident reportedly happened just before 9 p.m. on a day in late August. A bus was transporting the members of a high school volleyball team. Unfortunately, the bus reportedly went down an embankment on a North Carolina mountain road.

You keep hearing about parenting plans, but what are they?

As you begin your divorce proceedings, other North Carolina parents may begin telling you to start thinking about your parenting plan. You may compare these plans to a child custody agreement, but they are so much more.

A parenting plan outlines in great detail how your children will live after your divorce. It includes a multitude of details regarding the ordinary issues such as visitation, drop offs and more, but it can also include a blueprint for you and the other parent to follow in order to maximize your time and relationships with the children.

North Carolina car accident sends 17 people to the hospital

Many people travel to North Carolina to enjoy many of the beaches and lakes that are present in the state. Most trips are fun-filled adventures in which visitors make new memories and return home safely. Unfortunately, that was not the case for a group of people riding together in a van who were involved in a car accident returning from a jet skiing trip. 

The incident, which sent 17 people to the hospital, reportedly happened on a day in mid-August. The victims included a van full of youths who were attending a camp in a neighboring state. Unfortunately, the 21-year-old driver is believed to have taken a curve too fast before overcorrecting and running off the road.

Drug charges against women after North Carolina traffic stop

An encounter with law enforcement officials can be unnerving regardless of the circumstances. Unfortunately, many people in North Carolina and across the country are unsure how to respond if an encounter results in criminal charges. In fact, one woman may choose to seek professional advice after a recent traffic stop led to drug charges.

The incident that led to the woman's arrest reportedly happened just before midnight on a day in July. While reports indicate that her arrest followed a traffic stop, it is unclear what led officers to initiate it. However, a K-9 allegedly detected a controlled substance in the vehicle following the stop.

Man owes over 175K in child support, charged with felony

Most people in North Carolina would likely admit that being a parent is difficult. Parents are often left wondering how they will ensure that the needs of their children are met. In some cases, a person might find him or herself unable to meet financial obligations. Unfortunately, the failure to make court-ordered child support payments could have serious consequences.

In fact, a man in another state is learning this first hand after he was arrested and faces two counts of failure to support. The arrest stemmed from his 2006 divorce. At that time, he was reportedly ordered to make support payments for three children.

Did a prescription medication lead to addiction for a loved one?

Seeing a loved one suffer is never an easy experience. You may have never anticipated a loved one of yours becoming addicted to prescription medication, but unfortunately, it is an event that can happen relatively easily. Your family member may have received a valid prescription from a doctor due to a health issue only to become controlled by the substance later.

Addiction is a problem that can leave once put-together North Carolina residents in situations where they feel as if they have no other choice than to get more of the substance that has taken over their lives. Your loved one may have become addicted to one type of the most commonly misused prescription drugs.

North Carolina car accident: Street race kills 2, arrests made

A driver often makes multiple turns and lane changes in a single trip. Most in North Carolina go to great lengths to ensure that their actions are not the cause of an accident while making these maneuvers. Unfortunately, even the most careful drivers are sometimes unable to avoid the reckless actions of others. In fact, two people were recently arrested in North Carolina in connection with a car accident that resulted in two fatalities.

The incident happened in April 2019. According to reports, a car with two occupants was turning into a gas station parking lot. Unfortunately, the vehicle was reportedly struck by a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old male. Both occupants in the first vehicle died as a result of injuries suffered in the collision. The teenager was injured.

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