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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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Fight over woman gets man stabbed in stomach and hands

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A man was stabbed repeatedly after becoming involved in a dispute over a woman. Full story...
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Leland woman arrested for faking her own abduction

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A Leland woman is in jail for making up her own abduction. Leland Police received a report Saturday that Ashley Hutchins had been abducted and was being held for an undisclosed ransom. Hutchins was found Sunday in Winnabow. Full story...
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Judge in Edwards case to reconsider trial motions

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The judge overseeing the John Edwards case will reconsider a pair of defense motions on whether the government tried the case in the right venue and whether prosecutors gathered evidence improperly. Full story...
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Former UNCW basketball player arrested on drug charges

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A former UNCW basketball player has been arrested on drug charges. New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies arrested Donte Morales after they say he sold marijuana at a Wilmington apartment complex last night. Full story...
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FUGITIVE FILES: Duo wanted for armed robbery of convenience store

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies are looking for help finding two men who robbed a convenience store in East Arcadia overnight. Deputies say it happened at the East Arcadia Party Lite at 24885 NC 87 E. just after midnight. Full story...
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Jacksonville man accused of bigamy

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A Jacksonville man has been charged with bigamy after his first wife turned him in to police. Full story...
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Bladen County woman charged with shooting boyfriend

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A Bladen County woman is in jail charged with shooting her boyfriend with a shotgun. Full story...
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Trials delayed in Perdue campaign flight probe

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The trials of two people linked to Gov. Bev Perdue's 2008 gubernatorial campaign have been delayed while rulings on motions they filed to have their cases dismissed are appealed. Full story...
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Bomb threat outside NC nuclear power plant false

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Officials at a nuclear power plant in Wake County say a bomb threat reported just outside the gates turned out to be false. Full story...
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