The laws regarding murder in North Carolina are by and large clear. However, people are often surprised to learn about the charge of felony murder through accomplice liability. A felony murder charge can be brought against someone who is involved in the commission of a felony that results in another person's death. This applies even if murder was not the intent or if the person charged did not directly kill someone.
The county commissioners representing New Hanover County plan to participate in the Take Back North Carolina initiative. This program announced by the U.S. Attorney's Office will distribute federal prosecutors throughout the state to increase federal prosecution of drug and gang crimes. One commissioner said that the entire board approved of paying for a second prosecutor to work within the county and supplement the efforts of another prosecutor funded by the federal government.