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Police not taking July Fourth holiday lightly

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videoMore than one million Carolinians are expected to travel for the July Fourth holiday. The name of the campaign says it all: Booze it and Lose it. State and local police are not taking the July Fourth holiday lightly. The Booze it or Lose it, Operation: Firecracker campaign is in full force through July 8. Expect checkpoints throughout the state and stepped-up patrols. Full story...
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Experts: Marijuana now more addictive than ever

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videoExperts say marijuana is now more addictive than ever before. Substance abuse counselors say marijuana growers and sellers are making the drug stronger, so people will keep coming back for more. Full story...
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Rape, kidnapping suspect arrested

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videoPolice in Raleigh say the Wilmington man wanted for rape and kidnapping in our area is also charged with rape, kidnapping and robbery in the Raleigh area. Omar Sharpe was arrested Thursday by Raleigh officers. Full story...
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Mother of convicted rapist says he's innocent

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videoThe mother of a man just convicted of rape is speaking out. Antonio McAllister's mother gives us another perspective on the guilty verdict. Full story...
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Exotic animal ban one step closer in N.C.

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videoAn exotic animal ban in North Carolina is one step closer to reality. Some local private zoo and sanctuary owners were in Raleigh Thursday fighting proposed senate legislation that would prohibit them from housing exotic animals like these. Full story...
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Proposed bill would publicize crime hearings

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videoSix months ago a New Hanover County grand jury accidentally indicted a former deputy on murder charges. Now a bill is making its way through State legislature that could have cleared up a lot of confusion in that case. If this bill is passed it would mean that what goes on in the grand jury room would no longer be kept secret. Full story...
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Fireworks sellers gearing up, stress safety

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Fourth of July is right around the corner. Many people celebrate our country's freedom with fireworks. The Fourth of July just wouldn't be the same without fireworks, but playing with these colorful pyrotechnics could get dangerous. Full story...
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One Million Carolinians to Travel Over Holiday

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Whether you're leaving or staying in town for the Fourth of July, one thing you can't avoid is the traffic. AAA expects more than one million Carolinians to travel over the holiday. With gas prices on everyone's mind, here are some tips to remember. Full story...
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Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant workers want union

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Employees at the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant want to unionize, and Progress Energy is fighting back. Full story...
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Port could get biodiesel plant

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North Carolina is making headway toward more biofuel production. The Port of Wilmington could soon be home to a new biodiesel plant. The new plant would put out 30 million gallons of biodiesel every year. Full story...
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Cape Fear Community College suspends new president search

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Cape Fear Community College trustees have halted their hunt for a new president. The college says timing and competition were key factors in the decision. Full story...
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Cape Fear Skyway Bridge to cost $1 billion

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The Cape Fear Skyway Bridge will cost close to $1 billion if construction is ever approved. To get a "go" on the plan the North Carolina Board of Transportation is meeting right now to find a way to pay for the bridge. Full story...
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Surf City Post Office to shut down

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videoNot rain nor sleet nor hail nor dark of night, so the saying goes, will deter the delivery of the mail. But in Surf City, could there be a problem at the post office? Full story...
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Man found guilty of raping elderly woman

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The verdict has come down in the McAlliaster rape trial. The jurors took about three hours to find Antonio McAllister guilty on all four charges, including first-degree rape, for a crime that happened two years ago. McAllister still proclaims his innocence and tells his attorney he has never been inside of the victim's house. Full story...
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Rising milk prices affecting businesses

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Milk prices are going up and it's costing more than ever for dairy products. Prices are not only affecting consumers, they're also affecting businesses that have to feed hundreds of people to make a profit. Full story...
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