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Ex-NFL player sentenced for role in mortgage fraud

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A former NFL player has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison and two years of supervised release for his role in a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud conspiracy. U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins says 43-year-old Jimmy Hitchcock was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty in June 2013 to mortgage fraud conspiracy, bank bribery conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy. Full story...
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Duke Energy creates $10 million waterway fund

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Duke Energy says it's creating a $10 million fund for programs to improve and promote water quality and conservation in five states. Duke president Lynn Good said Wednesday the fund reflects the company's commitment to the environment. Nonprofit groups and local governments in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia can apply for the money. Full story...
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NC man charged in teenager's hit-and-run death

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Authorities say a Clayton man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a 13-year-old boy waiting for a school bus at his home. Multiple media outlets report 28-year-old Efren Vences was in court on Wednesday, and he apologized for the death of Keith Jones. Vences is charged with felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor death by a motor vehicle. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: A stitch above the rest

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video Stop me if you've heard this one: A sewing machine walks into a bar and the bartender asks, "Hey, aren't you that famous singer?" This week's Extraordinary Person of the Week uses her sewing skills to help those in need. She's a 'Stitch above the rest!' Full story...
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Fort Bragg soldier pleads to stealing fuel

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A Fort Bragg soldier will be sentenced in December after pleading guilty to stealing more than a million gallons of fuel from an American base in Afghanistan. The Fayetteville Observer reports that 32-year-old Sgt. Christopher Ciampa of Lillington pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribery and conspiracy to defraud the government. Full story...
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Secretary Foxx questions NC airport dispute

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the dispute over who controls Charlotte Douglas International Airport is what he calls "an unnecessary mess." The former Charlotte mayor told The Charlotte Observer he doesn't know when the Federal Agitation Administration might make a decision. Full story...
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Charlotte doctors face drug charges

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Charlotte police have charged two eye doctors with drug trafficking after investigators said the doctors wrote fake hydrocodone prescriptions for some patients and stole the pills. Police said in a statement that Dr. Benjamin Hobbs and Dr. Samuel Hobbs are each charged with trafficking in opiates, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and larceny. The brothers own Clear View Eye Care. Full story...
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Team of the Week - West Brunswick

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videoWest Brunswick defeated North Brunswick last week in high school football. It was the second win in a row for the Trojans. On Wednesday we recognized West Brunswick with the WWAY Farm Bureau Insurance at Mayfaire Team of the Week award. Full story...
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RN: 'We're seeing them get sick very rapidly'

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videoWe're reaching the start of flu season but the flu isn't the only thing floating around right now. The mysterious respiratory virus that has had a large impact in the midwest now has reached North Carolina. Full story...
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Documents shed new light on allegations against Wilmington cop

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videoA Wilmington police officer has already been indicted on charges related to a use of force investigation involving a 16-year-old. Now drafts of a motion and an affidavit from the DA's office show the officer choked that teen while the boy was handcuffed in the back of his patrol car. Full story...
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Trial underway for former Fair Bluff police chief

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videoTestimony began today in the trial of a former police chief accused of being caught selling drugs on the job. Former Fair Bluff Police Chief Marty Lewis faces multiple felonies. Full story...
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Wilmington restaurant affected by data breach

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videoA Wilmington location is one of more than 200 Jimmy John's restaurants affected by a data security breach, the company says. Full story...
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Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

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A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. Full story...
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Police: Woman finds unknown naked man in her home

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Wilmington Police say a breaking and entering call led them to a naked man. WPD spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay said it happened around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at 321 Mercer Ave. Full story...
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Resident finds man eating beans in basement

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A Wilmington resident got quite a surprise early this morning, when they found a man eating beans in their home. Full story...
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