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High-speed chase ends well for police

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A high-speed chase has ended well for Wilmington Police. Police say a suspect driving a vehicle that may have been stolen led police until he crashed the car into a utility pole on Seventh and Chestnut Streets. Full story...
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Grand jury won't indict former deputy in shooting

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videoThe New Hanover County grand jury has reached a decision in its inquiry into whether former deputy Chris Long committed any wrongdoing in the shooting death of Peyton Strickland. The grand jury has decided not to indict former deputy Chris Long of any wrongdoing in the case. When the judge announced that there was not a true bill of indictment on voluntary manslaughter charges, Chris long sobbed in relief. Full story...
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Grand jury considers charges against former deputy

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A New Hanover County grand jury is deliberating on whether to indict former county Deputy Chris Long on manslaughter charges. Testimony from all four witnesses wrapped up around five p.m. Tuesday. The fourth witness to testify was Peyton Strickland's father. He drove down from Raleigh Tuesday morning.
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Parents of married teen suing school board

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A Brunswick County coach married his teenage student. Now the parents of the girl have filed a lawsuit against the Brunswick County School Board. Full story...
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Brunswick County students go to CSI camp

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videoMove over CSI, there's a new group of investigators in town for teens like Veronica Moreno, this three-day crime scene investigation camp at West Brunswick High School is a high point of the summer. Full story...
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Red light money going to schools

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Thanks to all "red light" runners caught on tape, New Hanover County schools are getting a financial windfall. Ninety percent of all the revenue from the red light tickets will go to the county's school district. Full story...
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City Council to decide on sewer repairs

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Tuesday night the Wilmington City Council will make some important decisions about the city's ailing sewer system. Full story...
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At 56, officer is WPD's oldest rookie

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videoSometimes, it can take a while to realize your dream. For one man his dream was to become a police officer. And he didn't let his age stand in the way. Officer Laurence Egerton is one of Wilmington's finest. You'd think Officer Egerton had been on the job for many years. At 56, Officer Egerton is Wilmington's oldest rookie. Full story...
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Pier is local landmark

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videoIf you've ever visited Wrightsville Beach, there's no doubt you've caught a glimpse of Johnny Mercer's Pier -- a local landmark and as one man describes "the gem of this beach town." Full story...
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Local law enforcement teaming up to fight violent crime

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videoLocal law enforcement agencies are teaming up to tackle violent crime in the greater Wilmington area. Police aren't sure if recent shooting are gang-related, but cracking down on gangs is one way they are trying to curb violent crime. Full story...
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Man runs around the country, passes through our area

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A man is running thousands of miles around the perimeter of the country and he passed through our area today. Full story...
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State employee connected to Wright's investigation retires

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A state employee subpoenaed in connection with Representative Thomas Wright's campaign finance investigation has resigned in the midst of the scandal. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach installing security cameras

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Wild behavior at Wrightsville Beach is making news around the state. The town has allocated $10,000 to purchase surveillance cameras for the beach's downtown area. Full story...
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Covered signs are for work on bridge

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As you drive around Wilmington you may have noticed road signs, covered over with black. And you may be wondering what's hiding underneath. You can see them as you drive north on Martin Luther King Highway and again as you head back toward town. They're not just on the highways a few can be spotted on Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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Bill would ban tobacco at schools

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No more smoking in the boys' room. That's the way it will be if the tobacco-free schools bill passes. If signed by the governor a bill passed in the General Assembly would mean the end of tobacco products, at any time, on school premises. Full story...
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