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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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Wright could face 11 years in prison

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videoWas Thomas Wright involved in a real estate scam? That's what Wake County DA Colon Willoughby tried to prove during the second day of testimony in the trial of the former Wilmington lawmaker. Full story...
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Local truck drivers pulling rigs off road

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Oil company CEOs went before Congress today to discuss sky-rocketing fuel prices. The soaring costs are hitting truckers hard. An independent trucker's strike has already broken out sporadically in several cities across the country from Los Angeles to New Jersey. Full story...
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Construction theft becoming more common

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Construction theft is becoming an ever more common crime here in North Carolina. Builders say it's an easy crime and each year, they lose more money. Full story...
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Report released on high school dropouts

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A sobering report was released today on high school dropouts. It shows, among other things that in 17 of our nation's largest cities more than 50 percent of students will quit school before graduating. Full story...
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Sheriff Hewett indicted with embezzlement, obstruction

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett was indicted on four criminal charges at today's hearing: three counts of embezzlement and one count of obstruction of justice. Hewett's problems have grown dramatically since a federal investigation was launched in June. Full story...
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Evidence against Wright detailed for third time as trial begins

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For the third time, evidence detailing the alleged crimes of former Rep. Thomas Wright is before the public. Full story...
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Wilmington detectives have lead in year-old murder case

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It's been one year since Ronald Conyers Jr. was found dead in an alley near downtown Wilmington. His murder remains unsolved, but investigators say they are getting closer. That's news his mother Samantha Buchanon has been waiting for. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council members discuss tight budget

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It has been a long day for Wilmington City Council members. Much of an all-day session was devoted to the city's tight budget, due in part to the $7 million shortfall caused by an error in the county tax office. Full story...
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Fifth person arrested in Marshall murder, all teenagers

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videoA fifth person has been arrested in connection with the murder of 23-year-old Robert Marshall Jr. Full story...
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Arrest Made in Traffic Fatality

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Kelvin Cardwell was charged with Death by Vehicle, No Operators License, and Reckless Driving for the fatal crash that occurred in the early hours of March 30 and killed UNCW student Annie McLeod. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council to discuss Monkey Junction annexation

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Wilmington City Council is considering annexing part of Monkey Junction. Some folks who live there protested on the steps of City Hall Friday, saying they live in the county for a reason: because they do not want to pay city taxes. Full story...
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Rain brings relief to wildfires

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Sunday's rain was a relief to wildfires burning in several counties. While the rain helps, it won't completely put out the hot spots that are still burning. Full story...
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Caswell Beach morning call program

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Living alone, at any age, comes with its challenges. If you have an emergency and can't get in touch with anyone, you might not get the help you need. That's why the Brunswick County town of Caswell Beach, which tends to be a retirement community, has a new program aimed at checking up on people who live alone. Full story...
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Questions raised about Hewett's handling of missing persons case

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In August 2006, 28 year-old Billy Wade Russ went missing in Brunswick County. A seven-week search ended when Russ' neighbor found Russ' decomposed body in his backyard. Now, evidence evidence released in the suspension of Sheriff Ron Hewett suggests he could have done more in the search. Full story...
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