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Off Price Luxury* Charlotte store Grand Opening July 1-4 10 A.M. till 6 P.M.

Retail innovator Off Price Luxury* announced today its Charlotte store grand opening July 1-4 10:00 AM untll 6:00 PM. It’s conveniently located at 7004 Smith Corners Boulevard, Suite B near Northlake Mall and the intersection of I-77 & Harris Boulevard. This new store is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lotz International recognized in 2019 by […]

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Further Allegations of Misconduct surrounding former judge Randy Pool while State and Federal Investigations Loom

Since the sudden resignation of former Chief Judge Randy Pool, allegations of further misconduct have continued to surface. Many of the known victims are currently reluctant to reveal their stories or seek assistance in making any attempts to seek legal recourse for Judge Pool’s often retaliatory conduct. Judge Pool seemingly punished these other victims in […]

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Corruption within District Legal System?

As previously reported, information regarding former Chief Judge Randy Pool’s misconduct and abuses of power with respect to many women appearing before him continues to surface throughout our judicial district. Although additional details regarding the scope and scale of Judge Randy Pool’s actions will be discussed in a forthcoming article, many in the community have […]

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Governor Cooper Highlights Innovative Safety Training Program for Restaurants, Other Businesses

Count on Me NC provides free online training to protect customers and employees in Phase 2 and beyond Raleigh May 22, 2020 Today, Governor Roy Cooper and Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services were joined by North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) President and CEO Lynn Minges to highlight Count […]

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Ex-WoFF member makes bail despite judge’s denial of bail reduction

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC — This morning in Rutherford County NC District Court, Judge Robert Martelle ruled against ex-WoFF member Stephen Cordes’ motion for a reduction of the $100,000 bond. Many bailbondsmen require a $10,000 cash payment upfront. In his ruling, Judge Martell noted that: Cordes had a loaded shotgun, was in possession of illegal controlled […]

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Cordes arrested for Break-in of WoFF Pastor’s Home

Sunday afternoon Stephen Cordes was arrested for “breaking and entering with intent to terrorize, felony possession) after breaking into Brooke Covington’s home. Covington is a Word of Faith Fellowship pastor. Cordes is a former Word of Faith Fellowship member who has been reportedly posting angry statements against Word of Faith Fellowship on a Facebook social […]

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Senior District Court Judge and new District 41 Judgeship candidates

Shortly after former District Court Judge Randy Pool retired last year, the District 41 bar (McDowell & Rutherford County attorneys) met to nominate candidates for gubernatorial appointment replace ment. As verified in nominee Anna Kegley’s Facebook post of December 20, 2019, the nominees were: Joshua Howell, Michelle McEntire, Krinn Evans, Alicia Vega, and Anna Kegley. […]

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District Attorney Ted Bell loses another Assistant D.A.

MARION — Assistant District Attorney David Denninger has left the employ of District 29A Attorney Ted Bell. Denninger was a familiar figure in the McDowell District Court after becoming Assistant District Attorney (ADA) under D.A. Ted Bell in January 2015. Denninger has accepted an ADA position in a neighboring county. Denninger obtained his law degree […]