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Youth minister charged with sex crime against child

Investigators say a man who served as a youth pastor at a Wilmington church has been charged with indecent liberties with a child.
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Deliberations enter third day in Slager trial

Deliberations in the Michael Slager murder trial in South Carolina have entered a third day as jurors weigh the fate of a fired policeman charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.
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Officials investigating after dog found shot, beaten

Columbus County Animal Control is investigating after officers found a bull dog mix that appears to have been shot.
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Bodies of missing mother and daughter found in well

Martin County authorities say the bodies of a mother and teen-age daughter were found in a well, three days after they were reported missing.
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Wilmington man convicted of robbing Burgaw Family Dollar

A Wilmington man is going to prison for robbing the Burgaw Family Dollar last year.
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Watha man going to prison after pleading guilty to first-degree rape

A Watha man is going to prison for first-degree rape after pleading guilty in Pender County Superior Court.
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McCrory pardons innocent man imprisoned for 25 years

North Carolina's governor is pardoning an innocent man who spent nearly 25 years in prison until after the FBI admitted analysts it trained in tracing hair evidence repeatedly gave flawed evidence.
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Court agrees some NC sex offender limits unlawful

A federal appeals court has upheld lower court rulings that found portions of North Carolina law restricting where registered sex offenders can gather are unconstitutional because they're overly broad or vague.