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Judge sets April trial date in John Edwards case

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The federal trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards is now scheduled to begin in April. Full story...
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Close friend of Perdue pleads not guilty

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A close friend of Gov. Beverly Perdue has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges related to unreported flights on private planes he provided. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Columbus Co. detention officer under investigation after fight over poker machine

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video A fight over a video poker machine has turned into an internal affairs investigation at the Columbus County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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Jacksonville woman sentenced in father's stabbing death

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A Jacksonville woman will spend at least nine years in prison for the 2010 stabbing death of her father. Full story...
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Search continues for man wanted on dog fighting charges

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North Carolina authorities are searching for a Scotland County man they say is the ringleader of multiple dog fighting operations. Full story...
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Mayfield indicted on larceny charges

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Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield has been indicted in Caldwell County on four counts of felony larceny, one week after he was indicted in neighboring Catawba County. Full story...
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Baber found guilty of first degree murder

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Matthew Lee Baber was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole after a jury found him guilty of killing James Murdock in a 2008 drive-by shooting. Full story...
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27 charged after Robeson County dog fighting raid

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North Carolina authorities have charged 27 people with a variety of crimes stemming from what investigators say was a Robeson County dog-fighting ring that drew participants from three other states. Full story...
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Critics quiz Durham DA over feud with NC judge

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Durham County's embattled top prosecutor is facing critics who charge she's not fit for the office for feuding with a judge. Full story...
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Teens charged with dozens of crimes in Ogden break-ins

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has arrested three people suspected in a series of break-ins, most of which involved cars, in the Gordon Road, White Road and Ogden areas. The breaking and enterings took place from December to February. Full story...
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Lake Waccamaw store owner cleared in shooting

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A Lake Waccamaw store owner will not face charges after shooting a robber in January. Full story...
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Felon charged with Friday morning shooting

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videoSome scary moments at two Wilmington schools this morning. Classrooms were locked down as police looked for a man who fired shots down the street scattering five shells near the corner of 10th and Wooster Streets. Full story...
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Ex-principal charged with sexual exploitation

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The former principal of a western North Carolina charter school has been arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor after police say he received sexual videos of a 12-year-old girl. Full story...
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7th person arrested in NC animal cruelty case

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A seventh person has been arrested on charges related to an animal cruelty case at a Butterball turkey farm in Hoke County. Full story...
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Police arrest man they say ran from shooting scene

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Wilmington Police arrested a man overnight for a shooting at a Castle Street club. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at the Sportsman's Club at 1111 Castle Street around 2:15 a.m. Full story...
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