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SBI investigation of Sen. R.C. Soles - Day 687

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It's been 687 days since the SBI began investigating former State Sen. R.C. Soles for sexual misconduct. The investigation began in August 2009 when Stacey Scott alleged that Soles had molested him. This past weekend, a local newspaper published an in-depth report that claims Soles has molested at least five men. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Uncle forgives man charged with grandmother's murder

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video Betty Smith Pace, 75, was known as a loving and prideful woman by friends and family. She raised her grandson, Jesse Pace, who is now accused of her murder. Full story...
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Scam paver no-show at contempt hearing

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A paver banned from working in North Carolina was a no-show this morning in Wake County Court. Noelle Talley, a spokeswoman for the NC Department of Justice says a lawyer for Tommy Clack, who got his start in Wilmington, did attend the criminal contempt hearing. Full story...
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Pender teacher's cyberstalking charge makes international headlines

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The story of a Burgaw Middle School teacher charged with cyberstalking a 13-year-old boy is now getting international attention. Saturday morning ABCNews.com posted its own version of the story involving teacher Megan Mantooth, who was arrested earlier this month after allegedly sending hundreds of text messages to her former student. Earlier this week, Britain's Daily Mail also posted a story about the case. Full story...
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NHSO investigates armed robbery in Castle Hayne

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early-morning armed robbery. Sheriff's spokesman Cpl. Jerry Brewer said it happened around 1 a.m. at 2407 Castle Hayne Road. Full story...
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Suspect in jail, other wanted for trying to rob pizza joint

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A Shallotte man is in jail for the armed robbery of a Brunswick County pizza parlor last month, but investigators are still looking for another man in the crime. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies search for man wanted in string of home, car break-ins

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Investigators in Brunswick County want Adam Clayton Pugh for a string of home and car break-ins as far back as May 16 and as recently as Tuesday in Calabash and Carolina Shores. Full story...
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Owner of alleged puppy mill arrested

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Authorities in Caldwell County have arrested the owner of a kennel and seized 276 dogs, some of them suffering from serious infections and living in dirty cages stacked atop one another. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mentally handicapped woman's bike stolen

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videoThe Spencer family says this is the second three-wheel bike they've had stolen in the last year and a half. They say they know it's only a bike, but it's extra special to their daughter Ashley. Full story...
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School PTO treasurer arrested for embezzlement

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A woman accused of stealing from an elementary school's PTO has been arrested. Dana Leigh Brooks was arrested in New Hanover County. She's wanted in Brunswick County on 12 counts of embezzlement. Full story...
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Ex-Craven County deputy charged in fatal crash

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Prosecutors say a Craven County deputy has been arrested after he lied about a fatal crash earlier this month. Full story...
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NC victims compensation panel to consider claims

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North Carolina's Crime Victims Compensation Commission will review 50 claims totaling more than $1 million when it meets this week. Full story...
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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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