Apr 23, 2024 - News

The Tea: Legal hemp poses new smell test issue for police

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👃 For decades, law enforcement in North Carolina has used the smell of marijuana as a probable cause to search someone's vehicle. But now that hemp is legal, that use has been thrown into question. (The Assembly 🔒)

🛣️ Starting next month, the city of Raleigh will begin widening Blue Ridge Road between Rex Hospital and Crabtree Valley Mall. (News & Observer 🔒)

🗳️ A Meredith College poll found former President Trump leads President Biden 41% to 39% among registered voters in North Carolina. Third-party candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. received 9% support in the poll. (WRAL)

  • The poll also found N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein leads N.C. Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson 45% to 36%.

A 13-year-old girl was found fatally shot in a Raleigh apartment complex. (WRAL)

ğŸŽ¤ The Triangle's music community remembers Kevin "Rowdy" Rowsey II, an influential member of the area's hip-hop scene, who died of a heart attack at 32. (INDY Week)

🏀 Michael Jordan's family has decided not to continue with plans for a downtown Wilmington museum focused on the sports star and his relatives. (WilmingtonBiz)

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