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Lejeune Marine stabbed to death in DC; fellow Marine in custody

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A Marine is dead and another Marine is in custody after a stabbing incident in Washington, DC, early Saturday morning. The victim has been identified as Philip Bushong, 23, who was based at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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17-year-old charged with raping 12-year-old

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A 17-year-old Bladen County boy is in jail charged with raping a 12-year-old girl. Deputies arrested Dennis Michael King Jr. of Clarkton yesterday and charged him with first-degree rape. Full story...
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Judge: Race played role in NC racial justice case

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A North Carolina judge has ruled in a precedent-setting case that race was a factor in prosecution decisions to reject potential jurors who were black. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Belville mayor, commissioner could be headed toward truce

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video A criminal case between Belville's mayor and a town commissioner was continued today, but both men say they just want to move on. Full story...
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Wilmington Police looking for man who stole from Best Buy

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Wilmington Police are looking for help identifying a man they say stole from Best Buy at 309 S. College Road last month. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Man charged with assaulting CFCC pres. accused with attack in jail

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The man accused of assaulting the president of Cape Fear Community College is in more trouble. Full story...
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Wilmington couple gets federal prison sentence

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A Wilmington couple will spend years behind bars on federal drug and firearms charges. A federal judge sentenced Maurice Lott to more than eight years and Jessica Lott to more than two years after they pleaded guilty in January. Full story...
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FBI steps in to investigate Chadbourn shooting death, neighbor relives tragic day

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video Jasmine Thar was shot and killed outside of a Chadbourn home last December and nearly four months later no one has been arrested. The shooter claims it was an accident, but now state and federal investigators are involved. Full story...
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Break-in suspect nabbed by alert K-9 cop

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Wilmington Police say a K-9 officer and his dog nabbed a man believed to have committed five breaking and enterings and attempted break-ins in the past week. Full story...
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NC lawmakers seek how to find unemployment fraud

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A North Carolina legislative panel is looking for ways to crack down on fraudulent unemployment compensation payments, but the lawmakers are learning that it's tough to prove someone has been cheating the system. Full story...
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Troopers find hundreds of violations during Azalea Festival weekend sting

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Azalea Festival weekend was a busy one for state troopers, who found more than 560 violations during Operation Bearclaw in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. Full story...
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Investigators: Man made woman read Bible at gunpoint

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Investigators in Rowan County say a man held a double-barreled shotgun to a woman's head and made her read her favorite scripture. Full story...
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Woman charged with murder after allegedly running down another with car

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Elizabethtown Police Chief Robert Kinlaw said Vanessa Jones, 50, of Bladenboro was believed to be visiting family at 310 Martin Street in Elizabethtown. Kinlaw said an argument got out of hand early yesterday morning, and Brittany Williams, 25, allegedly ran over jones. Full story...
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ALE busts hundreds during Azalea Festival

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Alcohol Law Enforcement arrested or cited 261 people during the Azalea Festival over the weekend. Agents filed a total of 308 charges. Full story...
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Jury selection continues in John Edwards case

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A federal judge in has dismissed 47 potential jurors from the coming John Edwards trial, many because they said they couldn't fairly weigh evidence involving the former Democratic presidential candidate. Full story...
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