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Seven girls face charges in alleged gang fight at school

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is preparing juvenile petitions against seven girls allegedly involved in a fight at a Wilmington middle school last week. Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says investigators believe the fight Thursday at Williston Middle School was gang related. Full story...
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19-year-old charged with raping girl he met online

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies have charged a 19-year-old man with raping a child he met online. Full story...
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Jury selection underway for man charged with killing father and son cyclists

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Thomas Grooms is charged with two counts of second degree murder and driving while impaired. Troopers say Grooms hit and killed Ronald Doolittle and his 17-year-old son Trey last April as they biked on River Road in Wilmington. Full story...
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Feds seek to limit information before Edwards jury

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Prosecutors have asked a federal judge in North Carolina to bar those in the upcoming trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards from mentioning his poor health because of concern it could create sympathy among jurors. Full story...
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Naked man chases cars in Wilmington neighborhood

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video Naked and on the run. That's what folks on Forest Hills Drive saw when a man sprinted down the road with no clothes on chasing cars. "It's not something that happens in the neighborhood very often," witness Bill Poteat said. "Certainly we've never seen that before." Full story...
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Police make arrest in February double shooting

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Wilmington Police have arrested a man in connection to the shooting of two people last month. Police arrested Michael Gerrod Jones last night. He is charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and other gun charges. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Families say coach came looking for alleged victims night before assaults

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video An assistant football coach at Hoggard High School has been arrested after an incident at the school last week. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has charged Joseph Clinton Brown Jr. with five counts of simple assault and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Full story...
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Suspect, victim in fatal shooting had long feud

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Robeson County authorities say the victim in a shooting outside a convenience store was once charged with killing the suspect's father. Full story...
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Prison breaks ground on long-awaited chapel

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video Nearly 800 inmates call the Pender Correctional Institution home. Although it's just a temporary stop for most, prison leaders and the community have come together to build what they hope will make a lasting impression. Full story...
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Man wanted in Brunswick Co. arrested in SC

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A man wanted in Brunswick County has been arrested in South Carolina. Shallotte Police say Johnny Ray Longworth is a breaking and entering suspect. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Former N. Topsail Beach cop charged with peeping

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A former North Topsail Beach police officer will face charges for allegedly peeping on a teenage girl. Late last month the SBI arrested and charged Casey Allen Simpson with misdemeanor secret peeping. Full story...
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Suspect wanted for breaking and entering

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Shallotte Police are asking for your help in finding a suspect. Johnny Ray Longworth, 48, is wanted for Breaking and Entering. Longworth has been spotted riding a bicycle with a basket on front in the Shallotte and Calabash area. Full story...
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Former prison guard found guilty of sex offenses with 13-year-old

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Matthew Kevin Yow of Ocean Isle Beach was found guilty of two counts of indecent liberties with a child and two counts of showing his victim pornography. Full story...
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John Edwards' attorneys could have conflict of interest after representing mistress

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A federal court hearing this week will look into whether the latest attorneys to join John Edwards' criminal defense team have a conflict of interest after representing the former presidential candidate's mistress. Full story...
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Brunswick detectives seize $17k worth of heroin

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videoBrunswick County detectives say they've taken thousands of dollars in heroin off the street. Detectives arrested four people from South Carolina Thursday with an estimated $17,000 worth of heroin in their vehicle. Full story...
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