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Shallotte man charged with sexually abusing Cumberland boy

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Investigators with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said that Warner dared the child to take off his clothes and run outside naked, then inappropriately touched the boy. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jury says Strickland not guilty of arson

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video A Columbus County jury says a teen with ties to former Sen. R.C. Soles is not guilty. It did not take long for jurors to acquit Allen "Frog" Strickland on charges of arson and trying to rip off his insurance company. Full story...
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Tentative October trial date set for John Edwards

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A judge has tentatively scheduled an October trial for former presidential candidate John Edwards. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woman charged with killing Shallotte realtor pleads guilty

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video Lora Moultrie pleaded guilty today to second degree murder and one county of conspiracy to commit first degree murder in the death of Adam Bradshaw. Full story...
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Judge sets arraignment date for Elisa Baker

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A North Carolina judge says a woman charged in the death of her 10-year-old disabled stepdaughter will be arraigned in September, but first he will hear a motion about moving the trial because of publicity. Full story...
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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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