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ONLY ON 3: Questions remain about why accused killer was not in jail

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video There are still questions tonight why a man accused of hitting and killing a woman in a suspected drunk driving crash Friday was not in jail for previous crimes. Pierre Walker had twice been convicted of DWI this month alone and was on probation in at least three counties. Full story...
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Driver charged with murder, 4th DWI in Friday crash

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video We are learning more about a Leland man charged with murder after a car crash friday that killed a 61-year-old woman. The district attorney says Pierre Walker should never have been behind the wheel in the first place based on his checkered past. Full story...
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Two convicted of armed robbery in Columbus County

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video Two armed robbers are heading to prison after trials last week in Columbus County. One of the men robbed a Vietnam veteran confined to a wheelchair outside a Lake Waccamaw assisted living facility. Full story...
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Two arrested after car stolen outside Soles's home, crashed

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videoTabor City Police arrested two people over the weekend in connection with a chase that ended in a crash Saturday night, and the crime apparently started at a well-known address in town. Investigators say the vehicle was stolen from outside former Sen. R.C. Soles's home. Full story...
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Update: Man charged with murder in Delco accident

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video A Leland man involved in two seperate accidents on Friday has been charged with two felonies for his role in the accident. Full story...
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Soles is getting Order of the Long Leaf Pine

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Two weeks after cancelling the ceremony to receive the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, it appears former Sen. R.C. Soles will in fact get the award. Full story...
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Tabor City man pleads guilty to insurance fraud

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A Tabor City man pleaded guilty in federal court to crop insurance fraud. Patrick Lovett, a farmer and president of Lovett Farms, faces up to 10 years in prison. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man tased at basketball game speaks out

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video A Whiteville man who police say was tased for disorderly conduct and assaulting an officer says that the Whiteville Police were out of line. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Police explain why they used Taser on fan at basketball game

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videoIt was video you saw ONLY ON 3 Friday night: police using a taser on a fan at a Whiteville High School basketball game. Today we're learning more from police about exactly what happened. Full story...
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Chadbourn town manager issues apology for flashing badge after caught speeding

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video"Also, during the stop I removed Chief Shaw's badge and presented it to Trooper Walker. My intention was to indentify myself as a member of the town of Chadbourn, not the chief of police." Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fan tasered by police at Whiteville game

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videoA fan was tasered by police tonight at Whiteville High School as the Wolfpack took on the South Brunswick Cougars. It's the second time this year there has been fan misconduct at a Whiteville basketball game. Full story...
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One wanted, one charged in dog fighting case

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videoOne man is in jail and another is wanted in connection with dog fighting in Columbus County. Fair Bluff Police say they have received multiple reports of dog fighting in the area of Hamer Street, but with no information about the people involved. Full story...
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Riegelwood woman celebrates 102nd birthday

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videoWe want to wish a happy birthday to a very special WWAY viewer. Janie Brown of Riegelwood celebrated her 102nd birthday at Spring Green Church this afternoon. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fair Bluff worker told police, mayor different stories about crash

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videoThe twists keep coming in the story of a Fair Bluff town employee who wrecked a town-owned car. Today we learned a different version of the story from Fair Bluff's mayor. Full story...
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Sen. Soles won't get award after all

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videoA Monday event in Whiteville honoring former state Sen. R.C. Soles, D-Columbus, has been canceled, Carolina Journal has learned. According to a man associated with the event who did not want to be identified, Soles decided Thursday to cancel the event awarding the Order of the Long Leaf Pine after Soles learned that CJ had been unable to find any record showing that former Gov. Bev Perdue approved the award. Full story...
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