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Church pianist arrested for raping a minor

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After further investigation Michael Nobles was additionally charged with five counts of Crimes Against Nature, Statutory Rape and Indecent Liberties with a Minor. Full story...
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NC poultry processor signals Supreme Court appeal

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A criminal case against a poultry processor accused of intentionally dumping untreated turkey remains into waterways is advancing unless the US Supreme Court steps in. Full story...
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NC safety officials warn against drunk driving

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Those who pull out all the stops for St. Patrick's Day could find themselves stopped by police at drunk-driving checkpoints this week as part of a statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign. Full story...
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Supreme Court to hear arguments on NC executions

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The North Carolina Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a case that could change how the death penalty is administered. Full story...
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NC court orders new trial for ASU student's killer

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North Carolina's Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of first-degree murder in the 2005 slaying of an Appalachian State University student. Full story...
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NC court to hear case on death penalty process

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The state Supreme Court will hear arguments that could help determine the future of the death penalty in North Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Thieves target trucks, containers near port

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videoSeveral 18-wheeler freight trucks and containers have been stolen near the State Port of Wilmington. The victims say it smells a little fishy. Full story...
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Judge: Prosecutors, SBI hid, omitted evidence

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A North Carolina judge has ruled that prosecutors hid evidence and the State Bureau of Investigation intentionally omitted information about blood tests in the case of a man threatened with the death penalty, then sentenced to prison for the death and sexual assault of his girlfriend's daughter. Full story...
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WPD arrests two after chase

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A robbery at a Wilmington ATM led to a chase that ended across the river in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Sleeping sitter charged after girl wanders off

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A baby sitter has been charged with child abuse after Wake County authorities said she fell asleep and allowed a little girl to wander away for five hours. Full story...
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NC meth makers adapt tactics to avoid discovery

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The number of methamphetamine labs in North Carolina is on the rise as drug-makers scale down operations and circumvent regulations on over-the-counter ingredients. Full story...
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Sharpless found guilty of murder

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A Wilmington man is guilty of murder. A New Hanover County jury also found Andre Sharpless guilty of first degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Mom accused of taking daughter to a street fight is no longer a county school employee

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video The Whiteville mother accused of taking her daughter to a street fight and then cheering her on is no longer an employee of Columbus County Schools. On Monday night the Columbus County Board of Education spent part of their monthly meeting behind close doors to discuss Aneshia Cartret's employment status. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: What you post online can come back to haunt you

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videoThe popularity of social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube has the world more connected than ever, but could your cyber paper trail come back to haunt you? Full story...
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Walmart greeter charged with robbery at NC store

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Police in Statesville have charged an 83-year-old man who worked as a greeter at Walmart with attempting to rob his own store. Full story...
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