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Trial to start in hospital shooting death

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Opening statements are set to begin Wednesday afternoon in the murder trial of a Chadbourn man accused of gunning down his estranged wife in the parking lot of a Whiteville hospital in August 2011. Full story...
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Brunswick commissioners approve pay raises for county employees

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Brunswick County’s 900 employees will receive a long-awaited pay raise, as the board of commissioners on Monday approved an across-the-board raise for the next fiscal year. Every employee will receive a raise of at least 3 percent. Full story...
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Dead or injured pelicans found again

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Wildlife rescuers are finding more dead or injured pelicans in recent days, deepening a years-old mystery of who is harming the federally-protected animals. Full story...
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Man sentenced to at least 12 years in fatal crash

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An Atkinson man pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in a fatal October rollover accident police say happened when he grabbed the steering wheel during a domestic dispute as his girlfriend was driving. Full story...
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Locally filmed 'Arthur Newman' will screen in Wilmington

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videoAfter opening in just a few other cities last weekend, the locally filmed “Arthur Newman” will play in Wilmington this weekend. Cinedigm has confirmed that the offbeat love story will screen in the city where it filmed in 2011. Full story...
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Local sources say Depp project unlikely

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Initial reports that Johnny Depp may be filming a movie here may be untrue. Full story...
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Girl, 9, conscious and talking after being struck by SUV

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A 9-year-old girl hit by a sport utility vehicle about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrews Drive and 17th Street was conscious and talking after she was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and doesn’t appear to have life-threatening injuries, a Wilmington Police Department sergeant said. Full story...
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Accidental shooting sends man to hospital

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An accidental shooting in Wilmington sent a young man to the hospital early Sunday morning, police officials said. Full story...
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Berger switches to Libertarian Party

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is no longer a member of the Republican Party. Berger submitted an application to the county Board of Elections Thursday afternoon to switch back to the Libertarian Party, according to county spokesperson Charles Smith. Full story...
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PGA Tour could bring Charlotte tournament to Wilmington

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video Golf courses have long been a draw for the area's tourism industry. Despite the popularity, the PGA Tour has not come to Wilmington since 1970. But that could soon change. Full story...
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