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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Deputy Leland Police Chief resigns
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 04/17/2012 - 10:01am.

One of the five Leland Police officers suspended last week has quit. Leland Town Manager David Hollis says Deputy Police Chief Karl Smith resigned effective this morning. Smith had been suspended with pay Friday while an internal investigation continues.

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Wilmington Fire Department brings the fight to a brush fire
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Mon, 04/16/2012 - 10:54pm.

video What started as a small fire grew to about 60 acres, causing evacuations and damaging three homes. The Wilmington Fire department rolled out with all they had and thanks to an array of resources they knew where to take the fight.

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Dozens of Pine Valley homes evacuated, residents watch as smoke fills sky
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 04/16/2012 - 10:33pm.

video It was a scary afternoon for many in Wilmington, as they watched smoke fill the sky, not knowing if the fire would engulf their homes. Luckily, only a few houses were damaged and no people were injured.

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FIRST ON 3: Pender Co. commissioner's DWI case dropped
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 04/16/2012 - 10:31pm.

Prosecutors in Charlotte have dropped a DWI charge against a Pender County Commissioner. A spokesman for Mecklenburg County Courts says the District Attorney voluntarily dismissed the charge against David Williams Friday. READ THE ORDER TO RULING THE CHARGES INSIDE

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'Iron Man 3' extras casting in Wilmington this weekend
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 04/16/2012 - 9:41pm.

The Major Motion Picture "CAGED HEAT" is seeking those interested in working as Extras on the film. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Many insiders say "Caged Heat" is the code name for 'Iron Man 3.' Code names are used to help protect early production and thefts of early screening prints.)

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River search suspended for missing Lejeune Marine
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 04/16/2012 - 9:10pm.

Crews have suspended their search for a Camp Lejeune Marine reported missing in the Cape Fear River. The Public Affair's Office at Camp Lejeune has confirmed he is Lance Cpl. John J. Pruitt of Fontana, CA. He is assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division.

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