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Murdered father's beliefs keep killer son from death penalty

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video The Brunswick County District Attorney's Office says it's one of the most unique cases it's ever seen. John Heller pleaded guilty to second degree murder of his own father. He avoided the death penalty because his father, an attorney, was against it. Full story...
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Surf City insurance agent charged with embezzlement

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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Nell Marie Griffin, 34, of 140 Douglas Drive, Holly Ridge; she is charged with one count of embezzlement by an insurance agent. Full story...
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Jacksonville High teacher arrested for sex with student; relationship may date to 2007

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A Jacksonville High School teacher has been arrested and accused of having sex with a student. The arrest happened around 9:30 a.m. at the school. Full story...
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Federal prosecutors drop case against John Edwards

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Federal prosecutors have filed an order dismissing the remaining criminal charges against John Edwards. Full story...
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Police may find few answers as they hit streets with survey

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video Wilmington Police are stepping up efforts to figure out the biggest problem areas in the community. In what police call part of their focus deterrence program, officers will go door-to-door with a survey tomorrow. Full story...
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Mexican cartels using small NC towns to traffic drugs

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videoWilmington certainly fits the bill for a cartel sub-hub. It has the obligatory major thoroughfare, I-40, which runs all the way to Barstow, CA, 2,500 miles away. Wilmington's Latinos constitute only around 6 percent of the city's population, but outlying counties like Cumberland, Sampson and Duplin have watched their Latino numbers skyrocket in the past two decades. Employment -- construction in the city and farming in the counties -- is the big draw. Full story...
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Deputies need help identifying break-in suspect caught on camera

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying a suspect caught on camera. He is wanted for a breaking and entering that took place in May at a home off Medallion Place in the Ogden area. Full story...
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Police, family hope billboard will help solve cold case murders

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video Wilmington Police hope a billboard on Oleander Drive can help generate leads in some unsolved murder cases. The family of Allison Jackson Foy believes the billboard could make the difference when it comes to the unsolved murder case of their loved one. Full story...
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4 injured in unrelated Goldsboro shootings

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Four people have been injured at two separate shootings in Goldsboro over the weekend. Full story...
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Former Easley aide completes sentence

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A man who served as a top aide to former Gov. Mike Easley has finished a federal sentence for tax evasion. Ruffin Poole reportedly left a halfway house Friday. Full story...
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NC man says girlfriend set self on fire, shot herself

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A Pitt County man charged with murder says his girlfriend set herself on fire before shooting herself in the head. Full story...
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Optometrist, husband arrested after B&E report uncovers alleged pot grow house

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A Wilmington optometrist and her husband face several drug charges after police say they found a a marijuana "grow" operation in the couple's basement. Full story...
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Man accused of attack with flashlight

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Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives have charged a man for allegedly attacking another man with a flashlight. Christopher Lane Wood Hodge is charged with assault with deadly weapon. Full story...
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NC House panel votes to bar death row TVs

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A House committee has voted to prohibit North Carolina death row inmates from watching television, although the warden for the condemned prisoners warned removing the TVs could increase violence at Central Prison. Full story...
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NC GOP seeks sharp limits to racial justice law

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North Carolina lawmakers are proposing legislation to all but erase the ability of convicted killers to prove racial discrimination led to their death penalty conviction. Full story...
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