It worked like a charm. Video-poker-machine owners slipped the gambling devices across the South Carolina state line and into the backrooms of small restaurants and country convenience stores across Western North Carolina. The money rolled in—as much as $30,000 per machine per year—and players were lured by the prospect of winning cash, rather than the […]
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford won’t have to report to prison until Oct. 28, two weeks after a scheduled back surgery. The judge also announced punishment for four men convicted in the government’s illegal-gambling investigation that snared Medford.