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McMahon looks to November after trouncing former boss

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videoIn New Hanover County, the hottest race had to be the battle for sheriff, but it turned out not to be much of a battle at all on the Democratic side. Incumbent Ed McMahon beat his old boss Sid Causey by winning more than 80 percent of the vote. Full story...
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DA keeps seat in Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus counties

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Jon David will keep his seat as District Attorney in Brunswick, Bladen, and Columbus counties. David won the Republican primary with 59% of the vote over Attorney Ryan Smithwick. Full story...
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Ashley High School grad victim of Georgia college shooting, suspect charged with assault

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video21-year-old Jajuan Baker should be studying for finals, and counting down the days til summer, but instead he is in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. The Ashley High School graduate was shot on the campus of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, yesterday. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Sen. Rabon cited for hitting parked car

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videoWilmington Police have cited a state senator for hitting a car in a downtown Wilmington parking lot Sunday night. In a story that was FIRST ON 3, witnesses claimed Sen. Bill Rabon (R-8th District) hit a car in the lot at 2nd and Princess streets Sunday evening. Full story...
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NC court upholds life sentence for UNC killing

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The state Court of Appeals says the man who was a teenager when he killed UNC student body president Eve Carson should stay behind bars for life. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Witnesses accuse state senator of hit and run

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videoWitnesses say a state senator was behind the wheel of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident in downtown Wilmington last night. The crew of a movie shooting on Princess Street says they saw Sen. Bill Rabon (R-8th District) drive off after hitting a parked car in a parking lot at 2nd and Princess, but the senator says he had no idea. Full story...
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Animal Services call turns into drug, gun charges

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videoAn Animal Services investigation landed a New Hanover County in jail on drug and gun charges. New Hanover County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says the Animal Services Unit showed up to 4217 Parmele Road to take custody of two dogs and four puppies due to a dangerous dog violation. Full story...
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Man charged with shooting and chase Sunday, other shooting still unsolved

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videoTwo shootings, one in the 500 block of Maides Avenue and another at 10th & Castle Streets, are believed to be unrelated according to police. Full story...
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Man shot in knee when shots fired into car after Elizabethtown party

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Deputies are investigating after they say someone shot into a car with several people inside, hitting the driver in the knee. Full story...
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Inmate charged with 2011 party murder

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videoMore than two and a half years after a fatal shooting at a Columbus County party, a man already in jail has been charged with murder and aggravated assault. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with stealing $100,000 worth of camera equipment

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videoWilmington Police have arrested a man for allegedly stealing $100,000 worth of camera equipment from a movie company he worked for. Kevin Shaun Martinek, 31, is charged with larceny by employee. Full story...
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Stabbing at McDonald's in Carolina Beach

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videoAn apparently planned fight between two teenagers might have led to a stabbing at a fast food restaurant in Carolina Beach Friday. But, witnesses said the teens who wanted the brawl didn't even end up in it. Full story...
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Man charged for breaking into Leland store, stealing lottery tickets

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videoA Leland man is charged with breaking into the front door of a convenient store and stealing thousands in lottery tickets from inside. Full story...
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Several drug-related arrests in Brunswick County

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit was busy over the past week making several drug-related arrests. Several people face several charges to do with heroin, marijuana and meth. Full story...
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