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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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Former officers guilty in Greene Co. beating

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Three former officers have pleaded guilty to felony charges in the 2008 beating of an inmate at a Greene County correctional institute and have been fined and given suspended sentences. Full story...
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WPD investigating afternoon shooting

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video Wilmington police are investigating a shooting that happened just after 2:00 pm this afternoon on Lullwater Drive, which is off Market Street between Kerr Ave. and New Centre Drive. Full story...
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WPD won't release info in Pine Valley murder

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Carol Ann Johnson was found dead in her Pine Valley Drive home lask week by her fiance more than a week ago. Wilmington police still won't release the cause of death or any other details from the autopsy because they say it could hinder the investigation. Full story...
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WPD: Woman arrested for weekend hit-and-run

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The driver police think struck and seriously injured a pedestrian early last Saturday morning has been arrested. Erica Nicole Kane is charged on with Felony Hit and Run, as well as the additional charges of Expired Registration and Expired Inspection. Full story...
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Hoyt Tessener not guilty of assault; Says trooper situation is "embarrasing"

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A Raleigh attorney who accused two state troopers of intimidating him and his wife was in Wake County Court Thursday to face a simple assault charge he received in December. Hoyt Tessener was accused of punching a bar manager in the face after a misunderstanding over a bar tab. Full story...
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Mother of disabled child learns of son's reported sexual abuse nearly one year later

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video After her disabled son was reportedly sexually abused, the boy's mother says she was not informed for nearly a year and now wants justice. Full story...
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Operation Firecracker results released

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State and local police across North Carolina made nearly 1,200 arrests for drunken driving offenses during the July Fourth holiday period. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Columbus Co. hog farm pleads guilty to dumping waste into stream

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Freedman Farms, Inc. and its president, William B. Freedman, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in New Bern to violating the Clean Water Act when they discharged hog waste into a stream that leads to the Waccamaw River. Full story...
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Lawyer in murder case seeks records from SBI agent

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A defense attorney says the testimony of a fired State Bureau of Investigation agent is crucial to his defense of a Winston-Salem man charged in the death of an elderly woman 20 years ago. Full story...
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GA woman accused of plot to kill ex-husband in NC

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A Georgia woman has been arrested and accused of trying to hire a man to kill her husband at a restaurant in North Carolina. Full story...
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