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Editor’s note: This article is Part 2 of a two-part investigative series.  Part one can be read here.

Rape Victims Need Help From Specialized Nurses, But No One In NC Keeps Track Of Them

Jan 25, 2021
Alicia Carter / Carolina Public Press

Editor’s note: This article is part 1 of a two-part investigative series from Carolina Public Press.

After a sexual assault, survivors have choices to make.

Lilly Knoepp / Blue Ridge Public Radio

Republican nominee candidate for NC Congressional District 11 Madison Cawthorn is facing new allegations of sexual misconduct.  BPR spoke with Cawthorn at a law enforcement rally over the weekend:

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators are putting new legal power behind the notion that "no means no" — even if a woman first said yes.

A 40-year-old North Carolina court ruling that says women can't revoke consent once a sex act has begun could be a thing of the past after the state House and Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a wide-ranging sexual abuse bill.

Lilly Knoepp

  One impact of the partial federal government shutdown has been the lack of federal grant dollars going to nonprofits around the country. Here’s a look at one in our region - a domestic violence shelter in Franklin.


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Buncombe County’s rape crisis and prevention center says it has seen a surge in calls before, during, and after last Thursday's hearing featuring Dr. Christine Ford.  She testified to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee allegations that supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers. 

There are more than 15,000 sexual assault evidence collection kits in North Carolina that have yet to be tested, according to the numbers compiled by the Department of Justice and made available by Attorney General Josh Stein’s office and the state crime lab.