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Four NC men sentenced to jail time for harvesting stolen ginseng roots

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Four men from western North Carolina have been sentenced to jail time for illegally harvesting ginseng roots from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with attempted murder after bar fight

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A Wilmington man is in jail charged with attempted murder after a bar fight. Police say it happened around 1:45 a.m. Saturday at the End Zone Sports Bar at 1415 Dawson Street. Full story...
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Halloween checkpoint leads to dozens of charges

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Some Halloween partiers got a spook when they got caught in a DWI checkpoint last night at 15th and Market Streets in Wilmington. The sting resulted in more than 60 charges, according to Barb Lynch with the group Justice in Motion. Full story...
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Two men wearing Halloween masks rob Food Lion in Calabash

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video Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are searching for two male subjects that were involved in an armed robbery in the Calabash area Sunday night. Full story...
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Man nabbed for breaking into car as cops watched

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A man who had his eyes on some cars in a Fayetteville parking lot missed the two he should've seen -- the two from the Fayetteville Police Department. Full story...
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Would-be robber in hospital after clerk turns tables

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video A robbery attempt last night went very bad for the robber. The hold-up at 13th and Dawson Streets did not have the outcome the would-be thief had planned. When a young man entered the Dawson Street Minimart he had robbery on his mind, but the clerk turned the tables. Today it had the neighborhood talking. Full story...
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'Booze It & Lose It' Halloween campaign kicks off

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Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted Friday through Monday across North Carolina in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads. Full story...
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One person sent to hosptial after shooting

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The Wilmington Police Department says that a man was shot after attempting to rob a convenience store. Full story...
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Three locals among NC child porn sweep

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Three men from our area are among 24 people arrested in a statewide child porn crackdown called Operation Spyglass. Full story...
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Judge denies Edwards's bid to dismiss campaign case

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A federal judge denied on Thursday a bid by former presidential candidate John Edwards to have the criminal case against him thrown out, paving the way for a trial to begin in January. Full story...
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Edwards's lawyers ask judge to throw out charges

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Lawyers for John Edwards worked Wednesday to undercut the federal government's criminal case against the former presidential candidate before it ever gets to a jury. Full story...
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2 arrested with gun at school where teen was shot

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The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says two men were arrested after a gun was found in their car on the campus of the high school where a 15-year-old girl was shot two days ago. Full story...
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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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