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Duplin County News

5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon is guest speaker at BB&T Football Jamboree luncheon

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videoThe 25th annual BB&T Football Jamboree kicks off at Legion Stadium in Wilmington Friday. All 10 head coaches got together Tuesday for a media luncheon. WWAY’s 5th quarter co-host Trot Nixon was the keynote speaker. Full story...
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Burn ban lifted in eastern NC

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The state has lifted a burn ban for much of eastern North Carolina, including the WWAY viewing area. Full story...
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Duplin Co. dog-fighting 'legend' gets five years in prison

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A 78-year-old North Carolina man described as a legend in the dog-fighting world will spend five years behind bars, the maximum a federal judge could impose. Full story...
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High school football star busted on drug charges

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video A high school football star has been busted on drug charges. Omar Carr of Wallace-Rose Hill was arrested Monday after turning himself into the magistrate's office in Kenansville. Full story...
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Mount Olive man guilty of dog-fighting charges

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A Duplin County man has pleaded guilty to federal dog-fighting charges after an undercover sheriff's investigator purchased a pit bull from him last year. Full story...
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NC poultry processor signals Supreme Court appeal

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A criminal case against a poultry processor accused of intentionally dumping untreated turkey remains into waterways is advancing unless the US Supreme Court steps in. Full story...
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Thousands of turkeys killed in farm fire

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A family business is nearly destroyed after an early morning fire in Duplin County. It happened at a turkey farm near Richlands. Full story...
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Flames in Duplin County

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An industrial building in Wallace caught fire Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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Willie Nelson band members to pay $25 fine

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Members of Willie Nelson's band cited for having marijuana and moonshine will pay a fine that's less than the cost of tickets to the cancelled concert in January. Full story...
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Police: man shoots, kills girlfriend

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A domestic dispute turned deadly last night Duplin County. 45-year-old Beverly Knowles is dead after police say her boyfriend shot and killed her around 9 p.m. Full story...
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