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Archive - Feb 19, 2014

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Prosecutors file new subpoenas over Dan River coal ash

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Federal prosecutors have served North Carolina's environmental agency with 20 additional subpoenas seeking documents and ordering state employees to testify before a grand jury. The move is part of a broadening criminal investigation triggered by a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River. Full story...
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Durham man charged in shooting of 5-month-old child

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Police in Durham have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of a 5-month-old girl. Arin Tavon Futrell, 21, is charged with felony negligent child abuse resulting in bodily injury. Full story...
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Raleigh woman convicted in death of stepsons' mom

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videoThe Raleigh woman accused in the death of her husband's former girlfriend has been convicted of second-degree murder. A Wake County jury returned the verdict Wednesday in the trial of 41-year-old Amanda Hayes. She was sentenced to a minimum of 13 years and a maximum of 16 1/2 years in prison. Full story...
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2-year-old boy recovers from surgery after dog attack

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videoA 2-year-old boy is recovering from surgery after the Pender County Sheriff's Office says he was attacked by two pit bulls. The attack happened yesterday evening when the child was visiting family. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sheriff Benston still won't talk about issues inside Bladen County Jail

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videoFor months we've tried speaking with Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston several times since first looking into problems at the county jail. In November, he referred us to County Attorney Leslie Johnson. So we sent Johnson a long list of questions and concerns about the jail in November, December, January and now February. Today we got some answers. Sort of. Full story...
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Beekeepers Association spreads buzz with Bee Buddies program for kids

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videoThe North Carolina State Beekeepers Association plans a sweet deal for local elementary students. About 450 kids will take part of the first "Bee Buddies" program. The program will educate students on every aspect of the insect and their importance in nature. Full story...
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Teen jailed for human trafficking, prostitution of a minor

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video A teenager is in jail charged with human trafficking. A judge granted Drequan Argu Dugar, 19, a public defender during his first court appearance this afternoon. Full story...
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Flu death reported in Pender County

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video Pender County says a 49-year-old died last week of complications from the flu. It's the first flu death in the county this flu season. Full story...
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August hearing set for insurance rate change request

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video Homeowners and insurers will have to wait until hurricane season for a hearing on a proposed change in home insurance rates that would send rates up an average of 25 percent across the state. Full story...
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First Federal banks changing name this summer

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video Customers of First Federal will see their bank change names this summer. The bank has branches in Wilmington, Leland, Hampstead and Sunset Beach. Full story...
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Country acts to play Azalea Festival Thursday concert

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videoThe Azalea Festival board says this year will be one to remember. Not one, but three country singers will take hit the downtown concert stage Thursday, April 10. Full story...
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Fatal overdoses tied to synthetic opiate hit NC

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North Carolina officials say a synthetic drug five times stronger than heroin is being blamed for three deaths last month in Sampson, Person and Transylvania counties. Full story...
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Oak Island council mulls moratorium banning larger homes

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It is being advertised as the largest home on Oak Island and is causing a furor among town council members and some residents. Full story...
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'Private Practice' alum joins 'Secrets & Lies' cast; kids needed as extras

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video One of the stars of a canceled ABC show is staying with the network and its Wilmington-shot pilot for "Secrets & Lies." KaDee Strickland is joining the cast of the crime drama, set to start shooting in the Port City this month, Deadline.com reports. Full story...
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