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Wilmington couple gets federal prison sentence

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A Wilmington couple will spend years behind bars on federal drug and firearms charges. A federal judge sentenced Maurice Lott to more than eight years and Jessica Lott to more than two years after they pleaded guilty in January. Full story...
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FBI steps in to investigate Chadbourn shooting death, neighbor relives tragic day

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video Jasmine Thar was shot and killed outside of a Chadbourn home last December and nearly four months later no one has been arrested. The shooter claims it was an accident, but now state and federal investigators are involved. Full story...
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Break-in suspect nabbed by alert K-9 cop

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Wilmington Police say a K-9 officer and his dog nabbed a man believed to have committed five breaking and enterings and attempted break-ins in the past week. Full story...
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NC lawmakers seek how to find unemployment fraud

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A North Carolina legislative panel is looking for ways to crack down on fraudulent unemployment compensation payments, but the lawmakers are learning that it's tough to prove someone has been cheating the system. Full story...
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Troopers find hundreds of violations during Azalea Festival weekend sting

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Azalea Festival weekend was a busy one for state troopers, who found more than 560 violations during Operation Bearclaw in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. Full story...
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Investigators: Man made woman read Bible at gunpoint

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Investigators in Rowan County say a man held a double-barreled shotgun to a woman's head and made her read her favorite scripture. Full story...
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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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