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Appeals court upholds murder conviction of former student for officer's death

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A North Carolina appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of a former university student for the fatal shooting of Winston-Salem police officer four years ago. Full story...
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DA Jon David looking for info in Soles investigation

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It's been nearly two years after an WWAY's reporting led to a SBI investigation into then-Sen. R.C. Soles. Now the District Attorney in Columbus County says his office is still looking into the case. Full story...
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John Edwards' criminal case delayed to July

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A federal judge is delaying the proceedings in the criminal case against John Edwards until July. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Middle school teacher suspended; Charged with cyberstalking student

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video A Burgaw Middle School teacher has been suspended. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says eighth grade teacher Megan Mantooth is charged with cyberstalking a student. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Two years later Soles sex investigation lags on

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Nearly two years after WWAY first reported allegations of sexual abuse against R.C. Soles, there's no reported progress on a state investigation. Full story...
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Wilmington crack dealer sentenced to 35 years

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A Wilmington crack dealer will spend decades behind bars. A federal judge sentenced Rushaun Necko Parker to 35 years in prison. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Deputy Sloan fired after prostitution arrest; WPD confirms passenger was male; Sloan says "no sex"

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video The Pender County Sheriff's Department fired Capt. Mark Sloan after being arrested Tuesday night for soliciting a prostitute and crimes against nature. Sloan says he could not talk about the situation in detail but did say that he had "good intentions" and it was "not sex." Full story...
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Shallotte woman arrested for fighting with knife

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a local woman last night after she was involved in an assault with multiple subjects. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Brian Berger had no insurance during car crash, avoided victim

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video A week after being arrested on domestic violence charges, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger showed up 15 minutes late to an agenda briefing Thursday. But Angela Lilly was there early to see him. Full story...
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Berger's attorney, one other plead guilty to failing to file taxes

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The Department of Revenue says Sam Edwards of Ocean Isle Beach and Dennis Sullivan Jr. of Wilmington both admitted to five county of willful failure to file their state tax returns. Both men paid the taxes and interest they owed before entering a plea. Full story...
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Hundreds of dogs seized from Caldwell Co. kennel

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Caldwell County animal control officers are rounding up nearly 300 dogs from a suspected puppy mill in Hudson. Full story...
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NC close to requiring checking sale of cold meds

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North Carolina could soon require retailers to check cold sufferers against a national database if they want a remedy containing the key ingredient needed to make the illegal drug methamphetamine. Full story...
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John Edwards testimony in sex tape case delayed

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John Edwards will not have to testify in a case involving a purported sex tape with his mistress until after criminal charges against him are resolved. Full story...
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In NC case, US Supreme Court says age must be considered in interrogation

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The high court on Thursday ruled that police and school officials were wrong when they interviewed a 13-year-old special education student about a string of break-ins in Chapel Hill. Full story...
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UPDATE: Pender Sheriff suspends captain after prostitution arrest

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videoA Pender County Sheriff's captain is off the job after Wilmington Police arrested him overnight on prostitution charges. Capt. Mark Sloan is charged with soliciting prostitution and crimes against nature. Full story...
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