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Reward offered in search for Southport bank robber
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 5:09pm.

Police in Southport are looking for a man who robbed a bank this afternoon. Southport Police Chief Jerry Dove says it happened about 1:55 p.m. at the First Citizens Bank at Howe and W. West Streets.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fire at Belk's intentionally set
Submitted by Asha Dave on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 4:56pm.

A fire outside the Independence Mall caused customers to cut their shopping short Saturday afternoon.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: County doubts new equipment led to problem with 911 calls during fire
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 4:56pm.

video A family from Columbus County lost their home along with all of their possessions last week in a house fire. As you saw FIRST ON 3 this weekend, Brian and Amy Smith say they repeatedly called 911 during the fire, but could not get in touch with an operator. Now Columbus County Emergency Management says it is investigating what happened.

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Whiteville sacks football coach
Submitted by Jesse Jones on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 4:39pm.

Baxter Morris received a call from the Whiteville High School principal this morning letting him know he had been let go as head coach of the football team.

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NC ferries cut holiday routes to save money
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 4:26pm.

North Carolina's ferry service will be a little less frequent around Christmas time in a move officials hope will save nearly $50,000.

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ONLY ON 3: Family hopes fire that damaged home can be a lesson to others
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 4:17pm.

video A Brunswick County family is still picking up the pieces and cleaning up from a weekend house fire that damaged their home. Now they want to tell their story in hopes of possibly preventing a similar incident for others.

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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover Co. Commissioner denies being part of Lejeune water cover-up
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 4:03pm.

video The effects of the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune continue to ripple across the community. As one retired Marine continues to speak out about the controversy, he's making some serious allegations against a New Hanover County Commissioner.

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Political tensions continue to run high in Boiling Spring Lakes
Submitted by Asha Dave on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 3:40pm.

video Boiling Spring Lakes city leaders met behind closed doors today to discuss what they say were personnel matters. Concerned and angered residents showed up to see what might really happen. Many believe Mayor Richard White and some other city leaders do not have the citizens' best interest at heart.

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