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Local insurance agent arrested on alleged embezzlement charges

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A local insurance agent has been arrested and charged with embezzlement. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says Earl E. Gay, 58, of Leland is charged with 14 counts of embezzlement by an insurance agent. Full story...
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Two men arrested after over $20,000 of stolen property found at residence

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Two men were arrested after over $20,000 worth of stolen goods was found at a house in Onslow county. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Free ride leads to carjacking

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A weekend carjacking landed a suspect in jail and an alleged victim in the hospital. One of the victims says the situation could have been much worse. Full story...
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Southport man pleads guilty to statutory rape

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Brunswick county man pleads guilty to statutory rape. The District Attorney's office says 22-year-old Joshua Benjamin Higgins of Southport pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory rape for incidents that occurred with a 13-year-old girl in 2009. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge Sasser defends bond policy

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video As you saw ONLY ON 3 last night, in the last four months, hundreds of people in Columbus County, including some with violent charges, have been issued unsecured bonds. The judge responsible for the new bond policy spoke to WWAY this afternoon to defend the policy. Full story...
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More time passes with no answers in Pine Valley murder

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It's been more than two months since a woman was killed in her own home, but still no one has been charged with her murder. Wilmington Police say investigators are still waiting on forensic evidence to come back. Full story...
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NC judge dismisses charge in SBI case

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A North Carolina Superior Court judge has dismissed a contempt charge against a former State Bureau of Investigation agent whose testimony led to the release of a Raleigh man who had served almost 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Full story...
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Pender murder case goes to grand jury

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A Pender County murder case is headed to a grand jury. Deputies say 34-year-old Michael Grant shot and killed his neighbor Anthony Wayne Edens August 31 and later fired at officers during a standoff. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: American flag honoring 9/11 victims burned

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video To honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, Jason and Jennifer Saucier hung an American flag outside of their business. Two days later, they came back to find their proud display of patriotism charred and smoldering on the ground. Full story...
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Shallotte man charged in SC stabbing

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A Brunswick County man is charged with attempted murder after a stabbing last month in South Carolina. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: B.J. Wright has another brush with the law over the weekend

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video B.J. Wright is on the radar again. Sunday morning around 1:00 a.m., he was riding with a woman named Crystal Gayle Lee when state troopers say Lee ran a checkpoint. They chased Lee and Wright and eventually Lee decided to pull over. Full story...
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NC judges to hear innocence cases from 2 men

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Lawyers for two North Carolina men say they pleaded guilty to murder charges because they were afraid of ending up on death row. Full story...
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Hearing in Zahra's stepmom's case moved by judge

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A hearing in the case of a North Carolina woman accused of killing her 10-year-old disabled stepdaughter has been postponed after attorneys spoke with the judge. Full story...
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Former Bladen Schools chief, fire marshal among public workers indicted

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video Former Bladen County Schools Superintendent Greg Killingsworth is among a group of former public employees in Bladen County indicted by a grand jury for financial crimes. The District Attorney's office says the grand jury returned the indictments Tuesday. Full story...
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NC reports nearly 3K DWI citations over Labor Day

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State and local police cited nearly 3,000 motorists across North Carolina for driving while impaired during a Labor Day-themed campaign. Full story...
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