"David Sutton...The N.C. Bar suspended the law license of a controversial Greenville attorney for five years Thursday, effectively destroying his chances of becoming a district court judge in Pitt County. ........if his license is suspended...disqualifies...being a judge in North Carolina. Sutton, 52, has been under investigation by the N.C. State Bar, the agency that regulates the practice of law in North Carolina, for about two years after people filed complaints about his behavior."
"North Carolina law treats most divorces as records open to public inspection, said Wake Forest University law professor Suzanne Reynolds, an authority on family and divorce law. The same is true for hearings, where the parties argue their positions to a judge. High-profile divorces and child custody disputes can be sealed at the discretion of a judge, Reynolds said."
"In 2002....Derek Ellington.....started providing information technology services to an established family law firm, now known as Gailor Hunt Jenkins Davis & Taylor.....Ellington Digital Forensics’ services include slipping into homes to preserve snap shots of hard drives before divorce papers are filed, recovering erased text messages on cheating spouses’ cellphones, combing through computers and serving as an expert witness in civil court."
"In January, Gushurst convinced Judge Steven Collins in a courtroom packed with legal aides, clerks and judges that a woman should have the same right as a man to file for paternity of a child. The judge agreed. The decision will allow non-biological parents who have shown a history of parenting to fight for custody, which is a boon for gay parents and for children, Gushurst said."
"....North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus announced their support of a Raleigh-based nonprofit’s mission to get fairer visitation and other rights for fathers. Rep. Garland Pierce, a Democrat who represents the state’s 48th District (which includes Hoke, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland counties), said the concerns of men who participate in Every Father Counts were brought to the caucus’ attention by President Milton McCoy;...."
"CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Less than six months on the job, ....Mayor Patrick Cannon, a 47-year-old Democrat... of Charlotte was arrested and accused Wednesday of accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from FBI agents posing as real estate developers who wanted to do business with North Carolina's largest city."
"....help in finding 26-year-old Shira Raman Mattocks and her three children, who range in age from 3 months to 8 years old. Mattocks was last known to be with her mother, Teresa Arneach Arreaga, also from Cherokee, according to the station. Mattocks has been charged with failure to obey a lawful order and two counts of custodial interference, ..."
"Authorities said Nakutis then used those messages to get a restraining order filed against Trammell. The 29-year-old woman tells ABC 11 she was involved in a child custody dispute with Nakutis' husband and that she contacted the Johnston County Sheriff's office in September 2011 after discovering the fake page. Nakutis was arrested and charged with identity theft Wednesday, following an 8-month investigation."