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Meth lab found in Wilmington apartment

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video Three men have been charged with manufacturing crystal meth in their apartment. Wilmington Police spokeswoman Lucy Crockett called meth "the poor man's cocaine" and said the drug is becoming more popular because of the combination of tough economic times and a relatively cheap drug recipe. Full story...
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Police chief refuses to offer more info on Pine Valley murder

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video During a Friday morning news conference at the Wilmington Police Department, WWAY asked Police Chief Ralph Evangelous about the July 4 murder of Carol Ann Johnson in her Pine Valley home. Full story...
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Wilmington Police seize dozens of guns

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video Wilmington Police say they have taken a large number of guns off the streets in the first two weeks of this month. Officers confiscated many of the guns from convicted felons. Full story...
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Administrative mistakes delay court dates for Strickland, Wright

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video Two men with connections to former state Sen. R.C. Soles were scheduled to be in court today in Tabor City, but administrative errors led to both having their court dates pushed back. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington man convicted of robbing three banks in '09

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A federal jury has convicted a man of robbing three Wilmington banks nearly two years ago. Full story...
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Shallotte man charged with sexually abusing Cumberland boy

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Investigators with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said that Warner dared the child to take off his clothes and run outside naked, then inappropriately touched the boy. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jury says Strickland not guilty of arson

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video A Columbus County jury says a teen with ties to former Sen. R.C. Soles is not guilty. It did not take long for jurors to acquit Allen "Frog" Strickland on charges of arson and trying to rip off his insurance company. Full story...
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Tentative October trial date set for John Edwards

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A judge has tentatively scheduled an October trial for former presidential candidate John Edwards. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woman charged with killing Shallotte realtor pleads guilty

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video Lora Moultrie pleaded guilty today to second degree murder and one county of conspiracy to commit first degree murder in the death of Adam Bradshaw. Full story...
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Judge sets arraignment date for Elisa Baker

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A North Carolina judge says a woman charged in the death of her 10-year-old disabled stepdaughter will be arraigned in September, but first he will hear a motion about moving the trial because of publicity. Full story...
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Sampson County meth suspects sentenced

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Five men have been sentenced in federal court on charges of running a methamphetamine trafficking ring in Sampson County. Full story...
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Jurors to see graphic photos of Carthage shooting

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Defense lawyers for a man accused of killing eight people at a nursing home in Carthage will show jurors graphic photos of the elderly victims. Full story...
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Berger assault charge dropped; Goolsby attorney

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The New Hanover County District Attorney has dropped an assault charge against New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Full story...
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High school football star busted on drug charges

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video A high school football star has been busted on drug charges. Omar Carr of Wallace-Rose Hill was arrested Monday after turning himself into the magistrate's office in Kenansville. Full story...
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SBI agents, K-9: Gas found in Strickland's home after fire

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The arson retrial of a Columbus County man with ties to former state Sen. R.C. Soles continues. Today jurors heard from fire investigators, who say they found gasoline inside Allen Strickland's home. Full story...
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