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Former Rep. Wright guilty, sentenced to up to 8 years in prison

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videoFormer Rep. Thomas Wright has been sentenced between roughly six and eight years in prison after a jury found him guilty of fraud. The crimes are nearly identical to those that led his colleagues in the House to kick him out of office. Full story...
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Spaulding Hughes named as Wright's replacement

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Five people came forward Thursday night in hopes of filling Thomas Wright's seat in the State House of Representatives. Sandra Spaulding Hughes received the majority of votes. Full story...
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Probation officers overworked

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The probation officer in charge of monitoring Laurence Lovette -- the North Carolina teen accused of murdering two college students -- reportedly never met Lovette face-to-face. Full story...
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Ex-Brunswick County Sheriffs' Dept. employee talks

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videoA women who spent five years working under Ron Hewett told NewsChannel 3 about the good, the bad and the ugly of what was really going on behind the scenes. Full story...
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Wilmington trucker stabbed to death

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A Wilmington trucker is dead after an incident at a Virginia truck stop. Full story...
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20 years later coal spill to be cleaned up

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videoTwenty years after a train derailment in Columbus County officials are finally looking into ways to clean up the mess left behind. Full story...
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Two arrests made in connection with robbery

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Clerk's information leads to arrests in robbery of Wilmington ABC Store. Full story...
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Brunswick County debating how, when to replace Sheriff Hewett

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Since Ronald Hewett's suspension as the Brunswick County sheriff there has been a lot of debate and even confusion as to when and how to replace him. Full story...
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Charges, counter-charges flying in NC gubernatorial race

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We're a month away from North Carolina's primary election and it's not just the presidential race that's heating up. Charges and counter charges have been flying in the North Carolina gubernatorial race. Full story...
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TroubleShooters: Blue Hippo computer refund

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videoA local man is having a hard time getting a refund from a computer company called Blue Hippo. He canceled his order back in December. But he's still waiting for his money. Full story...
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Rising food prices hurting consumers

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While rising gas prices get the headlines, rising grocery prices are also chewing through our wallets. Full story...
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Azaleas survive drought

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videoThe North Carolina Azalea Festival kicks off one week from today. We've dealt with a pretty significant drought since last year's festival ended. So that had us wondering how the featured flowers would look for the event. Full story...
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Wright defends himself at trial, says letter not for loan

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videoFormer Rep. Thomas Wright denies that he committed fraud by persuading a state official to write a letter about a nonexistent state grant. Wright also insists he didn't use the letter to take out a $150,000 loan. Full story...
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Spanish radio station hits air

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It's the first of it's kind to hit the local air waves. The growth of the Hispanic population in our area has given way to a new radio station. Full story...
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Elementary school student faces drug charges

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A fifth grader brings two bags of marijuana to Hunter's Creek Elementary School. Full story...
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