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Only in the tarheel state - Sheriff's valentine offer

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AP 12 Feb 21, quote
NASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office is giving people a chance on Valentine’s Day weekend to show their former lovers they’re still wanted by turning them in if they have outstanding warrants.

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office is offering what it calls a “Valentine’s Day Weekend Special,” which it described as “a special too sweet to pass up.”

The “offer” posted on its Facebook page includes what the sheriff’s office described as a set of limited-edition platinum bracelets, free transportation with a chauffeur and a one-night minimum stay in “our luxurious (five-star) accommodations.” It tops the offer with a special Valentine’s dinner.

“Operators are standing by,” says the post at the end, which includes a picture of a rose next to a set of handcuffs.

Some reactions to the post praised the idea as brilliant and hilarious, and one person suggested whoever came up with the idea deserves a raise. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports others did not find it funny. “Nothing like making a joke about people’s freedom!!” one commenter posted. UNQUOTE
 

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Jan 2020 Charlotte Observer, quote:
White Castle breaks hearts, says news of first North Carolina site is elaborate hoax
A social media campaign announcing the “first White Castle in North Carolina” was an elaborate hoax that apparently duped hundreds of burger lovers around Charlotte over the past two days.

The responsible party is still a mystery, but the mischief included a Facebook page that revealed an opening date in the fall and an address for the restaurant outside Charlotte in Indian Trail.

“It’s fake news,” White Castle spokeswoman Wendy Schwantes told McClatchy News on Thursday.

White Castle does not have any plans at this point to open a White Castle in North Carolina. Sorry to disappoint our Cravers there!

The Ohio-based chain, which has a cult-like following, was forced to address the issue Thursday morning after a Charlotte TV station reported the hoax as legitimate news, she said.

 
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