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ONLY ON 3: Sex offender lived in Brunswick County church

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video No one wants to hear that a sex offender lives next door, but what about above the sanctuary at your church? A concerned citizen in Brunswick County contacted WWAY about registered sex offender Michael Butler staying on the second floor of a church in Shallotte. Full story...
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AG Cooper touts new DNA law with police chiefs

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper plans to talk to police chiefs from around the state about a new DNA law and fighting prescription drug abuse. Full story...
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NC woman who raised NY baby faces kidnap charges

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A North Carolina woman who raised a child snatched from a New York hospital more than two decades ago is set to appear in federal court to face kidnapping charges. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Roommate slashed with machete

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The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had been in an argument with roommates, and one of the other men grabbed a machete and hit the victim on the head. Full story...
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Authorities seek woman who raised long-lost child

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Local, state and federal authorities are searching for a woman involved in raising a child who recently reunited with her long-lost mother. Full story...
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Zahra's stepmother to be arraigned on bigamy charge

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The stepmother of a disabled girl who died under mysterious circumstances is set to be arraigned in a North Carolina jail on charges of being married to more than one man. Full story...
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Duke lacrosse accuser won't face arson retrial

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North Carolina prosecutors say they won't try a second time to bring a felony arson charge against the woman who prosecutors said falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape. Full story...
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ABC worker charged with selling to minor

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A Wilmington ABC store employee is facing charges for selling alcohol to a minor. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Teen couple says stabbing was an accident

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video A Whiteville High School student-athlete got a painful lesson in love this week. The teenager's girlfriend stabbed him in the head after getting jealous of other girls, but the couple says it was all a big accident. Full story...
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Brunswick Sheriff warns of break-ins near Supply

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a string of shed and garage break-ins. Full story...
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Probes see revenge behind NC county's arsons spike

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Arson investigators in one of North Carolina's largest and poorest counties say their increase in cases is tied to more people setting a blaze to get revenge. Full story...
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Spider-Man did NOT rob Raleigh motel

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Turns out Spider-Man did not rob a Raleigh motel last week. Full story...
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Wilmington man accused of running pot grow house

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A Wilmington man is in custody under $200,000 secure bond after WPD Vice-Narcotics investigators served search warrants at both of his addresses – the house where he had been living, and the address he maintained for the sole purpose of growing marijuana. Full story...
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Wilmington Police investigate armed robbery on Beasley Road

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Wilmington Police are also looking for two young men who robbed a carload of people in the 500 block of Beasley Road. It happened about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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WPD searching for 'gypsies' wanted for theft

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Wilmington Police Detectives are trying to identify the traveling gypsies of Wilmington. Full story...
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