Law enforcement agencies across the nation are having a hard time finding people to fill their open positions. The number of people applying for jobs in law enforcement has been on the decline for the past five years, and it’s no different in North Carolina.
Alphonso Evans rolls his wheelchair into a weight machine in the gym at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. "I'm not so much worried about dying from a heart attack or diabetes, because I'm active. I know what to do to work against it: watch what I eat, exercise," Evans says. "But what do I do about an infection? Or fighting off a bacteria — something inside me that I don't see until it's too late?" Evans, 67, is fully paralyzed from the chest down and has only partial use...
For years, the Cherokee County Department of Social Services illegally removed dozens, and potentially even hundreds, of children from their homes . Instead of seeking an official court order from a judge, DSS workers instead instructed numerous families to sign custody and visitation agreements (CVAs) to authorize removal of their children.
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