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Police: Store owner fired warnings before shooting robber

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Police say Charles Hickman, the owner of Waccamaw Outdoor Supply, shot the suspect after firing multiple warning shots. Full story...
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Man shot, killed after breaking into Chadbourn home

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videoA Columbus County man is dead after being shot during an alleged home break-in. Investigators are trying to figure out if the man was shot by a resident of the home or his own partner in crime. Full story...
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Cooper hails new NC law tracking meth ingredients

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says a new law that tracks the main ingredient used to make the drug methamphetamine is already producing impressive results. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man shot during robbery has died

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videoStore clerks in New Hanover County have become famous for protecting themselves from would-be robbers. Now that trend has moved out to Columbus County, where there was a a robber was shot and killed near Lake Waccamaw. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Interest in 'Teen Mom' arrest overwhelms sheriff's new spokesman

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videoLast night's arrest of "Teen Mom 2" star Janelle Evans may not have been too surprising given her criminal record. But for Brunswick County Sheriff's spokesman Del Routh, who is still fairly new to the job, the huge influx of media attention was a little overwhelming. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Site of deadly shooting working with sheriff to prevent future problems

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videoIt's been more than three weeks since a deadly shooting in Columbus County. Now the sheriff's office and the property owner where the shooting took place are working together to make sure this does not happen again. Full story...
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Case delayed for suspects in cop sucker punch

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An off-duty Wilmington Police officer allegedly assaulted by two men in a bar will have to wait to see what will happen with his accused attackers. Full story...
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Wilmington couple pleads guilty to federal charges

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The US Department of Justice says Maurice and Jessica Lott received a suspicious package that was mailed from Washington state to Wilmington last March. The couple picked up the package containing marijuana, ecstasy and oxycodone from the post office. Full story...
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Man charged with rape of child

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Jabarr Johnson has been in prison for kidnapping since April 2009. Now he's charged with first degree rape of a child and two counts of sex offender use of a social website. Full story...
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'Teen Mom 2' star Jenelle Evans arrested again

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"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans was back in jail Tuesday, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. The 20-year-old was charged with placing harassing phone calls and communicating threats. Full story...
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Suspect arrested after shooting at Wilmington convenience store

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A fight led to a shooting in front of a Wilmington convenience store this morning. It happened just before 11 a.m. at Sam's Superette on Dawson Street. Full story...
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Cops: No clear motive in Greensboro rampage

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Guilford County Sheriff B.J. Barnes says an extensive investigation has been unable to determine a clear motive in a shooting rampage that left five children dead. Full story...
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NC judge delays Latin Kings gang rackets trial

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A federal judge is postponing a racketeering trial for six North Carolina gang members, including one who ran for Greensboro City Council. Full story...
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Police arrest man wanted for breaking and entering

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Police have arrested a wanted man. Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies arrested 27-year-old Frederick Corbitt Pence. Police found Pence at a home in Ash around 6 p.m. Monday. Full story...
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Couple with ties to Soles arrested in separate incidents

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video A couple with ties to R.C. Soles are back in trouble after separate alleged crimes. Frankie Jernigan is accused of trespassing again on the former senator's property. His wife is in trouble after police say she was caught on tape using pepper spray during a fight at a convenience store. Full story...
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