State v. Wright, 200 N.C. App. 578 (Nov. 3, 2009)

The trial court did not violate the defendant’s due process rights by denying the defendant’s motion to continue, which had asserted that pretrial publicity had the potential to prejudice the jury pool and deprive the defendant of a fair trial. No evidence regarding pretrial publicity was in the record and even if it had been, the record showed that publicity did not improperly influence the jury.