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Archive - Jan 7, 2014

BSL officer, deputy cleared in incident that ended in teen's death; 911, radio traffic provide more detail

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videoBoiling Spring Lakes Police and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office say internal reviews have cleared their officers of any wrongdoing in Sunday's incident that ended with a teen dead. Meanwhile new information reveals the police officer who reportedly pulled the trigger was only on the scene for 70 seconds before shooting and killing Keith Vidal, 18. Full story...
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Search continues for man wanted for Leland murder

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video The search continues for a man wanted for a murder in Leland. James Ketchum, 44, is wanted for the shooting death of Jason Anderson, 33. Full story...
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Hatcher sworn in as new Columbus County Sheriff

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videoThere's a new sheriff in town in Columbus County. Community members and law enforcement packed the Columbus County Courthouse this morning as Lewis Hatcher, the county's first black sheriff, was sworn in. Full story...
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Wilmington family uses cold snap to create winter wonderland in yard

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videoNot everyone hates the cold weather chilling the Port City today. One wilmington family is embracing it and making snow. Full story...
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Good Shepherd gets van from national contest

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video Good Shepherd Center has a new mini-van thanks to Toyota. It's all a part of the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program. The program benefits organizations that impact the lives of individuals in their communities. Full story...
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Big freeze hits Wilmington

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videoBaby, it's cold outside! Many of you had to break out those winter coats and gloves for the chilly temps today. Full story...
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Final tobacco quota payment will not be reduced

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It appears former or current US tobacco growers will get their full, final annual payment from the quota buyout approved by Congress almost a decade ago. Full story...
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Power being restored in North Carolina

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Crews are repairing power lines across North Carolina as cold weather grips the state. Full story...
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Proposed insurance rates would mean big hike for some in SENC, cuts for others

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A breakdown of the new rates requested late last week by North Carolina insurance companies show many people in our area would see big increases if approved, while many others would actually see their rates go down. Full story...
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EDITORIAL: Savvy companies can use NC charter school laws to pocket millions

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Brunswick County Public Schools' Jessica Swencki published an editorial in this morning’s Raleigh’s News & Observer in which she explains what’s really driving a large and growing segment of the charter school movement: private, for-profit companies out to milk the public coffers. Full story...
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Deputies search for man who tried to rob store with shotgun

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video New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who tried to rob the Pit Stop convenience store at 4902 Carolina Beach Rd. Full story...
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Charlotte police officer wounded in SC shooting

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A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer is in serious condition after being shot while serving a warrant to a fugitive in a South Carolina home. Full story...
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Mayfield convicted on drug, stolen goods charges

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Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield has been convicted on charges of possession of stolen goods and drug paraphernalia. Mayfield was convicted Monday in Catawba County Court. Full story...
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SEANC hiring outside reviewer of pension system

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A union representing tens of thousands of North Carolina state workers says it's hired an outside company to scrutinize the employee pension system after a similar review raised questions about potential conflicts from several years ago. Full story...
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Force wants to swap vintage Tommy guns for rifles

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The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is trying to trade two vintage machine guns from the 1920s to a gun store for 88 rifles for its officers. Full story...
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