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Teen sentenced to life in prison for robbery killing

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A teenager has been sentenced to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of killing a Florence pawn shop employee during a robbery. Full story...
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Serial bank robber gets federal prison sentence

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A judge today sentenced Jonathan Lee Thompson, 52, to ten years and five months in prison followed by three years supervised release. Thompson must also pay more than $8,000 in restitution. Thompson was on supervised release after serving time for nine bank robberies when he robbed three Wilmington banks in 2009. Full story...
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Former Columbus Co. detention officer sentenced for inmate assault

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A former Columbus County detention officer is heading to prison for his role in a jailhouse assault. Full story...
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Man arrested after CFCC president hit in office

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Cape Fear Community College's president got a rude start to his day. Wilmington Police arrested Norfleet Midyette Jr. after witnesses say he walked into President Eric McKeithan's office and hit him multiple times with a pile of papers. Full story...
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Edwards campaign repays taxpayers $2.1 million

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John Edwards's campaign has repaid $2.1 million in public matching funds received after the North Carolina Democrat dropped out of the 2008 presidential primary amid a sex scandal. Full story...
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Carolina Beach Police looking for suspects in LSD, mushroom bust

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Carolina Beach Police are looking for two men wanted after officers busted a drug house. Saturday police responded to 210 Raleigh Ave. Full story...
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Law enforcement warns about synthetic drug "Pump-It"

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Law enforcement is warning of another synthetic drug on the streets of Wilmington. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the Wilmington Police Department joint Downtown Task Force encountered Pump-It this weekend. Full story...
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Charleston 'thug' website seeks to out criminals

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A website in Charleston is outing people who the authors allege are criminals by putting their Facebook and Twitter pictures with money and guns on a new blog. Full story...
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WPD arrests 8 from NJ for heroin ring

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For the second time in a week Wilmington Police say they've taken a load of heroin off the streets. Police arrested eight people from New Jersey after uncovering a large heroin trafficking ring here in the Port City. Full story...
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NC innocence panel orders review in rape case

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A North Carolina man serving a life sentence for rape will get a chance at freedom mainly because of fingerprints on a banana found in the victim's home. Full story...
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3 arrested, charged with murder in NC store holdup

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The Pitt County sheriff's office has arrested three people who are charged with murdering a convenience store owner's son and two of his relatives during a holdup. Full story...
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Weekend car chase leads to arrest

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A chase in Brunswick County over the weekend ended with one man behind bars. Sheriff deputies say Malik McNeil did not stop at a license checkpoint on Old Shallotte Road and almost hit a deputy. That led to a chase. Full story...
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Ex-NASCAR driver Mayfield faces home foreclosure

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Former race car driver Jeremy Mayfield may lose his home and land through foreclosure in addition to criminal drug and theft charges. Full story...
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Brunswick County high speed chase suspect missing

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The search continues for a suspect responsible for leading police on a high speed chase in Brunswick County last night. Full story...
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UPDATE: At least five dead at school shooting in California

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A suspect has been detained in a shooting attack at an Oakland Christian university that sources said has killed at least five people. Full story...
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