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FIRST ON 3: Charges coming for Whiteville girlfight

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WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) -- One week since it happened, Whiteville is still abuzz with gossip about the fight between two teenage girls in a parking lot.

With media attention and more comments on Facebook, investigators say charges may follow shortly.

Whiteville Police and the district attorney say charges are pending against the two girls involved in last week's throwdown and the mother who allegedly drove her 15-year-old daughter to the scene.

South Columbus High School students Shelby Cartret and Alex Anne Fipps admitted on their Facebook pages they are the two girls in this video fighting in a parking lot at Whiteville Plaza.

A police report says the two were fighting over something that had been posted on Facebook. Now a week later, the discussion on the popular social media site continues. Based on the comments, the two may be considering a rematch.

One Whiteville teen does not doubt it, saying fights among young people are common in the area.

"Usually it's the guys, but I don't really hear too much about the girls fighting," said 19-year-old Christopher Reeves, who says the fighting usually does not lead to much legal trouble.

"It depends if you stay around," he said. "I've gotten into a fight with a guy and hurried up and got gone, but I haven't ever heard of anybody getting in too much trouble."

Investigators say that could change in this case. The prosecutor in charge of the case, though, could not give us specifics, because the investigation continues. He did say that video of the fight could play a big part in the trial.

We spoke with Alex Anne Fipps's mother Crystal Fipps today. She told us the two girls were friends before the fight.

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