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Brunswick detectives searching for missing man

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Timothy Andrew Cummings, 45, has been missing for about a week. He was last seen in the Calabash area possibly heading to South Carolina. Full story...
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New Hanover Commissioners won't wait long on sales tax increase

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The county Board of Elections will meet July 16 at 8 a.m. at the Government Center to certify the vote. Commissioners have scheduled a public hearing on the quarter-cent increase at the same time in the same room. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former Bladen deputy talks about dismissal

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video One of the deputies interim Bladen County Sheriff Earl Storms chose not to swear in is finally speaking out about what happened. In a story you'll see ONLY ON 3, former Sheriff's Sgt. Scott Pait says he was surprised to learn he was out of a job Tuesday. Full story...
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Deputies bust two illegals for having cocaine

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video Another big bust for New Hanover County drug agents. Officers with the drug unit say they've busted two drug dealers who also happen to be illegal immigrants. The investigators say their bust involved a very ordinary children's toy. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Storms promotes Benston to Chief Deputy

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Interim Bladen County Sheriff Earl Storms told us today that Prentis Benston is now his chief deputy. That could be a problem for the Democratic nominee for Sheriff this fall. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Shakeup at Bladen Co. Sheriff's Dept. had nothing to do with murder charge dismissal says DA

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video A local TV station is reporting that the firing of five deputies at the Bladen County Sheriff's Office by Interim Sheriff Earl Storms this week led to a murder charge dismissal. Not true says District Attorney Rex Gore. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: After meeting to "cover my ass," Sheriff still can't get story straight

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video There's still controversy and confusion in Bladen County on what's really going on in the Sheriff's Office. WWAY sat down once again with interim Sheriff Earl Storms hoping to clear things up, but we found out it wasn't that easy. Full story...
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Front Street open to traffic Friday

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Crews are putting the finishing touches on the Front Street improvement project today and will open the street to traffic on Friday afternoon, three weeks ahead of schedule. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Deputy speaks out as Bladen County Sheriff tries to cover tracks

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videoAfter speaking with WWAY Wednesday afternoon, Sheriff Earl Storms called a special meeting with his deputies. One of the officers who attended that meeting says he's had enough of the political games. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Interim Bladen County Sheriff can't seem to get his story straight; Commissioners may try to terminate him

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video Earl Storms fired five of his deputies Tuesday moments after being sworn in as Interim Sheriff. But when asked why, he told us one story - and another TV station another.... Full story...
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