State v. Wooten, 206 N.C. App. 494 (Aug. 17, 2010)

The evidence was sufficient to sustain a stalking conviction where it showed that the defendant sent five facsimile messages to the victim’s workplace but the first four did not contain a direct threat. In this regard, the court noted, the case “diverges from those instances in which our courts historically have applied the stalking statute.” Among other things, the faxes called the victim, Danny Keel, “Mr. Keel-a-Nigger,” referenced the defendant having purchased a shotgun, and mentioned his daughter, who was living away from home, by first name.