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SBI in Oak Island investigating allegations of corruption

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The SBI is investigating allegations of corruption in Oak Island, according to the NC Attorney General's office. The AG's office says agents conducted an initial assessment and then formally opened an investigation on October 18, 2011 at the request of the District Attorney. Full story...
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Arrest made in Leland bank robbery

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A Wilmington man is in jail charged with robbing a Leland bank last week. Leland Police say this morning they helped the Wilmington Police Department SWAT Team serve a warrant on Sherwin Christopher Archie, 58, of Zinnia Ct. in Wilmington. Full story...
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Sheriff: Two teenagers in custody after shooting student at NC high school

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Authorities say two teenagers are in custody after a 15-year-old student was shot and wounded at a North Carolina high school. Full story...
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Wilmington woman charged with insurance fraud after faking toilet overflow

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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Stephanie Jean Holanek, 40, of 118 Trombay Drive, Wilmington; she is charged with four counts of insurance fraud, three counts of obtaining property by false pretense, and one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense. Full story...
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Arrest made for Hillcrest murder

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A Wilmington man was arrested for Thursday night's murder of Anthony Lafrance Devone in the Hillcrest community. Wilmington Police Department arrested Willis Davis Pridgen, 44, Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Man who accused Soles of assault wants charges dropped

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video The controversy surrounding R.C. Soles continues as the former state senator once again faces criminal charges. Soles is accused of beating a man on his property back in September. Today he was in court, but after court, Jernigan said he wants to drop the charges against Soles. Full story...
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Leland Police looking for bank robber

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Leland Police need help finding a bank robber. It happened at the Cape Fear Credit Union in the Cross Creek Commons shopping center in front of Walmart around 10 a.m. Full story...
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UPDATE: Hillcrest victim identified

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The victim in last night's suspicious death in the Hillcrest community has been identified as Anthony Lafrance Devone, d.o.b. 4-12-1970, of Wilmington. We hope to be able to confirm cause of death after receiving preliminary results from the autopsy Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 'Fight Mom' makes plea deal for suspended sentence

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video The Columbus County mother who drove her daughter to a parking lot brawl with another teen has pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor. WWAY was the only media outlet in the courtroom when Aneshia Cartret entered her plea this afternoon. Full story...
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Deputies find pot growing operation in Winnabow

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A Winnabow man faces several drug charges after deputies found dozens of marijuana plants at his home. Full story...
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Police search for Family Dollar robber

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Wilmington Police are looking for a man who robbed a store in broad daylight. It happened around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Family Dollar at 700 Shipyard Blvd. Full story...
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Onslow Spider-Man robber beaten with broom, not Wilmington suspect

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Spider-Man appears to be a copycat. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says a man wearing a Spider-Man masked tried to rob a store with a sword this morning, but ran off after clerks beat him with a broom. Full story...
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Autopsy: NC girls died from chop wounds

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Autopsies indicate two girls who were attacked by their mother with a hatchet died from dozens of chop wounds to the head and neck. Full story...
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Disabled man killed in Robeson County home

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Robeson County authorities say a disabled man has been shot to death at his home in Pembroke. Full story...
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Appeals court upholds Pierce's murder conviction, vacates gun charge

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Less than a month after a Wilmington man appealed his murder conviction, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has made its ruling. Full story...
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