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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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Intruders killed in Jacksonville home invasion; no charges expected

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Police say they don't intend to file charges in a Jacksonville home invasion in which two intruders were killed. Full story...
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City of Wilmington survey shows downtown safety perception depends on time of day

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A recent survey recently completed for the City of Wilmington shows city residents are still skiddish about being downtown after dark. Full story...
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Leland man arrested for allegedly raping woman at assisted living facility

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A 68-year-old Leland man has been arrested for raping a woman at an assisted living facility. Full story...
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Bladenboro police arrest suspect in March shooting

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Bladenboro police arrested Elijah Caval Davis, 20, of Lumberton and charged him with Attempted First Degree Murder. He is being held in the Bladen county jail under a $250,000 secured bond. Full story...
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Man arrested for impersonating EMS worker

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The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says Daniel Trey Horne, 24, of 33 Rosemont Lane Clarkton was arrested and charged with impersonating an EMS employee on March 23rd. Full story...
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NC safety campaign nabs 13,000 speeding drivers

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The Governor's Highway Safety Program says state and local police across North Carolina caught nearly 13,500 lead-footed drivers during a weeklong effort to reduce speeding. Full story...
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Area native killed in Hawaii hit-and-run

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A Cape Fear native has been killed in a hit-and-run collision in Hawaii. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports Brody Winslow died in the accident Wednesday in Hilo. Full story...
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Bring 'Bully' to Wilmington

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Wilmington police are asking residents to participate in a contest to bring an anti-bullying documentary to Wilmington. Vote now to bring the film to the Port City. Full story...
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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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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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